Life was never meant to be adrift in meaninglessness.

Life was never meant
To be adrift
In meaninglessness.

Too often,
The modern mind
Demystifies life,
Muffling its meaning
With methods.

The concept of meaning, the desire for meaning, where would that come from if life has no meaning?

Pure rationality can’t prove that life has any meaning, but a heart full of love finds meaning everywhere it looks.

Outcomes are usually different when choices are made by convenience rather than by conscience.

Life is always meaningful — even in the womb. Prenatal care demonstrates love and compassion for a developing child.

Words without meaning are sounds. Life without meaning is noise. Be cause-focused, because everybody needs a righteous cause.

If people accuse you of judging them, their conscience has probably gotten there ahead of you. Conscience is an inner whistle whistleblower that lets you know when you’re making wrong choices. It has stopped many people from continuing on the wrong path.

Ignoring your conscience is a powerful way to mess up your life. Your conscience needs whistleblower protection. Guard it, don’t silence it! To choose against your conscience is to welcome guilt into your life.

Conscience is the human GPS, but too often we find Waze to avoid it. However, to refuse to be a biological puppet, controlled by organic desires, is to engage in a fight for character and meaning. Conscience says, “Cool your jets,” not, “Be cool at any cost.

One of the best ways to “fight” for justice is to choose to align your behavior with your conscience. Conscience frequently challenges desire and calls us to choose moral correctness over personal convenience.

If your conscience doesn’t approve of and applaud what you do, why should I? When your conscience approves of your behavior, you don’t need or demand other people’s approval. However, a guilty conscience often feels a need to demand approval and applause from others in an attempt to remove its shame. Guilt is an internal warning of wrong choices. Correcting wrong choices causes guilt to diminish. When conscience and craving collide, choose conscience.

Life goes better when you follow the Waze of your conscience instead of the ways of your unchecked desires. Many people consider certain desires to be birthrights, but conscience to be influenced by upbringing. I believe it’s the opposite.

The modern idea of “rights:” The “right” to act out my desires, ignore (or destroy) the consequences, and have society’s full approval.

Possessions can be possessive and hoard your heart in their meaningless orbit.

Nature isn’t natural, but created and designed with super attention to the minutest detail. DNA says “supernatural.”

Pride is a way of seeing only what you want to see. Pride tries to hide guilt. Conscience exposes it. Confession is a more effective way to deal with guilt than denial is. Pride is a poor guide because it likes to decide independently of conscience.

If you find your life meaning less and less to you, daily following the risen Jesus Christ can make it mean more and more! People thrive in an environment where they are individually free to listen to and obey the risen Jesus, together.

To decode your life,
Listen to your conscience,
And to Christ’s inner voice.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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2 Responses to Life was never meant to be adrift in meaninglessness.

  1. David Lancaster says:

    Lovingly and persuasively expressed.

    *R. David Lancaster*

    *Professor of Religion, B.A., M. Div., D.Min.*

    (0) 731-352-4218

    325 Cherry Ave., McKenzie, TN 38201

    On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 12:11 PM Free Gas For Your Think Tank (A blog to jog your mind and unclog your heart . . .) wrote:

    > Steve Simms posted: ” Life was never meant To be adrift In > meaninglessness. Too often, The modern mind Demystifies life, Muffling its > meaning With methods. The concept of meaning, the desire for meaning, where > would that come from if life has no meaning? Pure r” >

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