Watch What You Allow
Don’t let your brain go numb. Don’t let it turn to mush. You cannot allow this to happen. We must fight! We must fight for what was given to us by God. We have been given a life full of God, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. When you allow your brain to go numb, it is void and does not have the capacity or determination to pursue the truth of who we are. We all have been given a gift which we need to give away while walking the journey. However, there are oppositions that come to deter us from sharing our gifts to the fullest. Our gifts can become dormant through life’s negative devices.
The minute the negative devices are given permission by us, to trap us into entertaining our thoughts and producing many foolish and harmful desires that plunge us into ruin and destruction (1 Timothy 6:9) the mind turns to a sloop, goo, and mire. This is clearly not what the brain is meant to do. According to Psychology Today, the primary purpose of a brain is so that we will have cognitive function and are able to move around our environment in a meaningful way. That is the psychological purpose, yes, of course there are physiological reasons too, but for the sake of this book we will stick with the psychological portion. You must not allow your brain to lose its purpose. Notice I used the word allow on purpose. We must not give permission or authorize our own demise.
When something goes numb it can no longer be used for its intended function. Wow, if we subscribe to the Psychology Today purpose of the brain, when it loses its intentional purpose, our ability to function dies. Once the planned role is diminished all intent, goals, and objectives may be lost. Allowing this to happen takes away feelings and sensations and we become desensitized, senseless, and unfeeling towards everything. The good, the bad, and the ugly. This is an open door for the death of dreams, visions, and aspirations. This what we will not allow to happen. Right?
Because we have been building up our resistance and becoming more resilient. We are building and sharpening our courageous tools. True courage is sharpened by opposition. This is not the time to back down. It is no time to shut down or be timid. This is the time to take on the opposition because this resistance has only made the reality of who we are come alive. We refuse to live in numbness. That is impossible. There is no vitality in numbness. When anything tries to get in the way of us fulfilling our intended purpose, it should only do one thing and that is make us want it even more. I call the opposition catalyst.
Opposition cannot break the spirit of those who want to see the fulfillment of purpose, move out of being stuck, numb, and desensitized. Use this discord as fuel and encouragement. Allow it to ignite you with fresh courage and stand on the provisions of greatness that is alive within you. Remain steadfast, the journey is not over. There are more chapters of your life to be written.