Just like ‘The love of money can be the root of all evil’, so can the love of Social Media. It can become more than an innocent ‘Time Bandit’; it can be a serious financial thief. Stealing time from one’s employer equates to stealing money. Look at it this way; if an individual makes a purchase, and then decides to return that item he or she would be entitled to a refund. Time does not have that luxury. There is no ‘refund’ for poorly-invested time.
Intense loss, whether it be a loss of a child, soulmate, parent, sibling, beloved pet, health, identity, social status, finances, or reputation facilitates the experience of an emerging new dimension of emotion, mental, and spiritual clarity. This phenomenon, once stripped of something deeply valued through loss suddenly and inexplicably, the anguish or intense fear gives way to a sacred sense of deep peace and serenity and complete freedom from fear.
It takes a purposeful study of God’s Word to truly come to know Him in all that He is. He is the Creator of sunsets and of hurricanes. He is the Creator of majestic mountains and of tidal waves. He is Sovereign, Holy, God Almighty, Creator, Redeemer, most loving and most terrifying. Our personal, spiritual, and professional identity is not determined by what we have done or will do. What we do is determined by our identity; who we are and by the beliefs we hold dear of ourselves and others. Our position and identity in Christ is not just our personal truth; rather it is the foundation for living and growing in Christ. God challenges us to be “an epistle…known and read by all men.” (Nelson, 1985) It is through clear understanding of the facts, principles, and concepts presented in God’s Word that one can manifest the person God declares him to be. Forever Transformed is written in poetic form, or in biblical terms; a Psalm. It is a religious pilgrimage; a spiritual awakening, as God delivers us from darkness into the light.
The purposeful choice to pursue creative thought as we seek greater understanding of ourselves, our associations, and our world is foundational to the development and ultimately, the establishment of our personal values and ethics. Judicious, strategic thought processes enable individuals to realize the qualities within themselves as well as areas that need eradication or improvement.