Mark 15:29-30 (The Message)
29 People passing along the road jeered, shaking their heads in mock lament: “You bragged that you could tear down the Temple and then rebuild it in three days – 30 so show us your stuff! Save yourself! If you’re really God’s Son, come down from that cross!”
Contemplation is a deterrent sometimes to forward progress. Listening to our speculative natures based off others input can stifle our purposes for life or our dreams. I am asking this question to night, Am I pursuing the dreams God has given to me?
Years ago`in a federal court room in New York, a sarcastic district attorney presented to a jury a glass gadget which looked something like a small electric bulb. With great scorn and ridicule, the attorney accused the defendant of claiming that this “worthless device” might be used to transmit the human voice across the Atlantic! He alleged that gullible investors had been persuaded by preposterous claims to buy stock in the company–an obvious act of fraud.
He urged the jury to give the defendant and his two partners stiff prison terms. Ultimately, the two associates were convicted, but the defendant was given his freedom after he received a severe scolding from the judge. The defendant was inventor Lee De Forest. The “worthless glass bulb” that was also on trial was the audion tube he had developed–perhaps the single greatest invention of the twentieth century. It was the foundation for what has become a multi-billion-dollar electronic industry.
No matter how harsh the criticism or how stinging the sarcasm aimed at your original ideas, pursue them further. Take them to their logical end, either convincing yourself that you were wrong, or creating something new and beneficial!! The examples of Jesus are so powerful, we have His word to reflect on as a model of how to move in Him. Jesus picked disciples and educated them on how to move in the spirit with focus on performing evangelism and the Fathers will for their life in-spite of the ridicule of those tried to save. You will be talked about in the church, you will be mistreated by those you worship with, you will have inspirations and ideas that will not be accepted, you won’t always be used as you feel you should, you will not be encouraged or respected as worthy to be in alignment with certain clicks with your church due to caste status or education, but you will be exalted by Christ in due time.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us, say Amen!!!!!