Gut Check!

Let’s face it; our current society has an obsession with trends, fashions, Cinderella stories, tangible goods, and pursuing happiness. We spend our time checking out whatever is trending on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and other entertainment sites. A large determination behind why we are so overwhelmed by the latest and greatest is because we love innovation. We love the latest iPhone, the latest Galaxy, and anything that is fresh off the press. Our culture,the American culture, is in constant pursuit of innovation and has been since the day we revolted from the British. Americans have always aspired to be the best, most well-known, and to be able to look down on everyone else. Innovation is instructed through every History course that is taken from Kindergarten through the Collegiate ranks, innovation can be expressed through artistic appeal, business endeavors, and seemingly any way that would be profitable by human consumption. What you may not have ever considered is this: Did you know that the reason why you check Pinterest for new ideas is because you are so obsessed with the idea of innovating that you would steal another persons’ creativity for your own gain? Did you know the reason you are on Facebook non-stop is so that you can make the post that goes viral? Did you know that the reason you try the trick shots in the back yard is so you can be the next version of Dude Perfect on YouTube? Let us quit trying to be trendy and like everyone else, originality is what we can truly offer! You see God is not after the American Dream, He is not after your next viral post, or even your next great innovative idea. No, He is after your heart and soul. May we understand that our purpose is not to fit into this world like some ball in a glove, but to instead relationally enjoy Him for all through eternity. May we plead for God to draw our hearts to His nature rather than the nature of the history of the Earth.

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