Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Hate Hindsight!

Hindsight is an outward manifestation of direct disobedience. Though it is made into something that is good to tell the next generation not to repeat the same mistakes for the purpose of their prosperity, but only if they don't envelope seducing opposition; that which happened to the previous generation. With that understanding, it is a reason to pray before embarking to teach on said hindsight lesson.

I have come to the realization in these last 15-20 years that there aren't many who are willing to tell the younger generation of their hindsight. It is too embarrassing or is the attitude, "I got mine, you got to get yours the best way you can" stronger than to do what is right? No one likes to live in dread or regret, but isn't it just worth knowing that you changed someone else's life completely for the better to put yourself through that temporary embarrassment? More about this later.

The scripture that comes to mind for the purpose of making the topic clear is Ecclesiastes 7:26 (AMP) where Solomon speaks of idolatrous women and how they seduce one away from God. But Solomon knew this. His mother taught him in the first three chapters of Proverbs - it is all he wrote about; but foremost God had warned him beforehand. Between the time when God warned him and the building of God's temple, something happened. Was it when the queen visited him and she was in such awe of this man's wealth (2 Chronicles 9:1-6 AMP)? Would that action change a man? Or was it something else? How could Solomon have so much wisdom to solve the issues of those that come to him and not to have the present sight to see the pitfalls that swiftly came upon himself? Did Solomon lust in his heart after the queen of Sheba which caused him to marry so many of the very kind of woman God and Solomon's mother warned him not to draw near to (1 Kings 11:1-9 AMP)? Ecclesiastes 7:26 (AMP) is the hindsight by which he writes to warn the many generations after him.

I had a family doctor who for whatever reason decided to use himself as a guinea pig. The diseases he would normally prescribe or treatr his patients for optimum health, he would become fascinated and try to inflict the disease upon himself to know what it would feel like and to use the best medicines to quickly rid himself of it (them). I think he believed it would make him a better doctor having the experience himself and being able to speak to his patience on a more personable level. To some, that reasoning might be plausible; to others it would be a reason to call the board of medicine for one of its members needs a vacation! This last time I saw this doctor who told me what he did, I looked into his eyes and saw something that I hadn't before. When I asked if he was alright, he said he was and why did I ask. I told him because his eyes don't look like he alright. From that moment on, he stopped giving me direct eye contact. He knew he experimented to the extreme and wished he could turn back what he had done, though his words said otherwise - well, initially.

I watched the interview ABC had with singer, songwriter, and entertainer, Rihanna and her relationship she had with singer, Chris Brown. Though she had a childhood riddled with seeing abuse on a regular basis, she knew it was wrong, yet she maintained a relationship with an abusive boyfriend. Foresight would seem apparent to leave at the first contact of fist to face but she claimed that she loves him. How can one love another but not herself enough to keep from hurt, harm, or danger? Scripture states to love your neighbor as yourself (Galatians 5:14 AMP). It also says that God is love (1 John 4:8 AMP). Therefore, if you don't know God you don't know what love is. You cannot love yourself without knowing what love is, so how could you love your brother? How could we love one another then? This is hindsight based upon what we have done in the past stating how much we love in our relationships and then fall out of it as easy as it was to say it. That is not love.

Who could have told Rihanna during that 3 year tumultuous relationship to leave before she becomes a statistic? Didn't anyone see the bruises? Didn't anyone love her enough to speak? The Word tells us that pride goes before a fall (Proverbs 16:18 AMP). Why must we get to the fallen state before speaking up? To know to do right and not do it is a sin (James 4:17 AMP). If we think that our mere words will fall on deaf ears or that our pearls of wisdom should be cherished more then to give to someone who doesn't appreciate them, then say that when Jesus tries and judges the action you didn't take (2 Timothy 4:1 AMP). Personally, I must have the sound mind as God gave to me and believe that the pearls casted away by one still builds the treasure that is still to come (Matthew 6:19-21 AMP).

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