Do you ever feel like you are a fly on the wall? Like your observing what's going on in a room but you don't really belong there?
So many times I feel like I don't understand anything or any body in this world today. I feel like I am an alien here on this earth, that I don't really fit in, and at times can feel utterly alone in a room full of people even while engaging in activities and laughter.
Let's consider some scriptures to help us to possibly understand why we may feel that way.
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Hello. I'm Sandra, your host. I hope everyone's having a great day. I have a question for you. Do you ever feel like you're a fly on the wall? You know, like you're observing what's going on in the room. But you really don't belong there so many times I feel like I don't understand anything or anybody in this world today. I feel like I'm an alien here on this earth that I really don't fit in. And at times I utterly Confia ll alone in a room full of people, even while I'm engaging in activities and laughter. I was thinking about this the other day, and I remember the quote that I had heard. I don't know who said it to give credit, but I wanted to share it with you because it's a perspective. I believe that we should have over our lives. And it reads, We're not human beings. Having a spiritual experience were spiritually beings having a human experience. What? We're spirits. Yes, the Bible tells us we're spirits in First John for 13 which reads hereby, no, we that we dwell in him and he and us because he has given us his spirit in Galatians 5 25 If we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit. You may be thinking, What's a spirit when we believe in Yeshua, otherwise known as Jesus, and ask him to come into our hearts and lives. He gives us forgiveness for our sins and were delivered from the eternal judgment of God. Our spirit is a part of God that lives inside of us and acts as our comforter and a guide to help us to live a life that's pleasing to him. Perhaps a better way to get an idea of what a spirit is is to read an excerpt from Bibles for America dot org's, which reads Man Spirit is his inward organ. For him to contact God, receive God contained God and assimilate God into his entire being, as his life and his everything. This ability of our spirit to contact and receive God can be illustrated by a radio. A radio turned on and properly tuned can receive the invisible radio waves in the air. This is something a coffee pot or a microwave can't do. In fact, a radio is the only apparatus that can properly receive and interpret those radio waves. Our human spirit is like that radio, and God is like the radio waves. Our spirit is the part of us that can receive and contact God. I know I get so wrapped up in my own day to day world that sometimes I forget that we're just passing through here. Life on Earth is a learning experience, getting us ready for a life eternal, even if we live to be 100 years old. The years passed so quickly, and it's important that we begin now toe find, tune our lives like that radio dial. We are spirits living in a human body. Also, Scripture gives us a way to check our spirits and the spirits of those we interact with to see if they're good or not. This is found in first John four and it reads Beloved believe not every spirit but try the spirits whether they are of God, because many false profits are gone out into the world hereby know ye the spirit of God. Every spirit that confessed that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus has come into the flesh is not of God. And this is that spirit of anti Christ. Where of you have heard that it should come and even now already is in the world. You are of God little Children, and have overcome them Because greater is he that is in you then he that is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world and the world hears them. We are of God. He that no, with God hears us. And he that is not of God here with us. Not hereby, no weed. The spirit of truth and the spirit of error Beloved. Let us love one another for love is of God. And everyone that love it is born of God and knows God. He did love. It's not No, it's not God for God. is love. Amen. I get so caught up in the human experiences of life that I allow them to drown out the voice of my spirit. Many times I spend so much time focusing on things that, in the long run really don't matter, like petty arguments, gossiping and wasting my time, letting my thoughts be consumed with negative thinking. And as I watched TV, you read the newspapers, you look at social media articles I don't really see or feel much encouragement or love. The world as a whole seems very angry, miserably bitter, resentful and very self absorbed, as if the DIA was said to a M and tuned between the channels just a bunch of noise. The Bible says we, as followers of Yeshua, must be on guard and mindful of all our encounters of who we are with what we're doing and how it may be negatively affecting our ability to walk according to our God given spirit and in love, as he commanded just to give you a for instance of how we let things affect us, I will share something very difficult I had to walk through several years ago at my job. I would wake up each morning and pray for God to give me the strength to make it through my work day, and I would always try to start it out on a positive note. But by the time I returned home in the evenings, I felt so frustrated at the things I had witnessed going on around me that I would come home absolutely spent angry and wrapped up in my day today. Human life and my mind would be on the hamster Will I call it because it would go around and around and around. In my mind, I would be thinking of some not so nice things that I should just march up to these people and say, As I lay down at night, I didn't know if I could return the next day I would be in tears mentally, spiritually and physically drained. It's very easy sometimes to get pulled into things and attitudes that you really don't desire tohave just by being in the world and letting it rub off on you as you go through your day. That's one of the reasons we need to have our radio tuned into the right channel anyway. Over a couple of years span so many prayers were prayed over this situation by myself and my friends and my bottle study. It felt as if this darkness would never end. I had never had anything of this magnitude happened before. I'm generally a positive person, and I like to have fun, and I usually let stuff roll off my back and not affect me. But this situation was a special one indeed. And as suspected, it did not end well. And myself and all my co workers had to testify in court on these matters. Even though I wanted the madness to stop and my work conditions to improve, I still hated to see anyone get into trouble. And I did not want to voice my frustrations. But regardless we were subpoenaed. I agonized for days, and I prayed over how to handle this situation for God to show me a way to do this. I had never been subpoenaed before, and I was freaking out and this scripture came to light one night as I read my Bible. First Corinthians 10 13 and it reads. There hath no temptation taking you, but such as is common to man But God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able but will, with the temptation, also make a way to escape that you might be able to bear it. The part that jumped off the page to me was he will always make a way to escape that I would be able to bear it. So I prayed for him to do just that. And I found my way in my Bible to Luke. Six. Here. Yes, Shoe it is speaking to the disciples that he was about to appoint. As I read these words, I felt God speak to my heart and say to me, Don't worry about what you will say when you have to give an account, simply say these words. So when I was asked to give my account of the events that I had witnessed, I told them I had some words I'd like to read from the Bible. And they were my testimony and what I wanted to say, and they allowed me to do just that. And these were the words that God showed me, Luke six. But I say into you which here love your enemies do good to them, which hate you, bless them that curse you and pray for them which despite Feli use you and unto him that smile I see on one she offer also the other and him that take it the way that cloak forbid not to take thy coat. Also give to every man that ask of thee and of him that take it the way I goods asked them Not again. And as you would that men should do to you. Do you also to them likewise for if you love them which love you What thanks have you for sinners also love those that love them. And if you do good to them which do good to you What thanks have you for centers also do even the same. And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive What thanks have you for centers? Also lin dissenters to receive as much again But love your enemies and do good and lend hoping for nothing again. And your reward shall be great and you shall be the Children of the highest. For he is kind to the un thankful and to the evil be merciful. Therefore, as your father also is merciful judge not and you shall not be judged. Condemn not and you shall not be condemned. Forgive and you shall be forgiven. Give and it shall be given unto you Good measure. Pressed down and shaken together and running over. Shall men give into your bosom for with the same measure that you meet with all it shall be measured to you again. When I finished, they ask if I had anything to add and I said no and they did not ask me any other questions. God is so good And his word got me out of another wise difficult situation. Because even though some people had driven me half crazy, I realized I still had love for them as my fellow man and I had no desire to spew venom and negativity ease and to condemn and judge them. And in the end, the situation at work was remedied and I could be a peace knowing that I had not caused any pain. I wouldn't have thought of using the Bible on my own for this work situation. It took God telling me in my spirit to do this and to be able to hear him instruct me. I had to have my radio tuned in to him, were spiritually beings. And we have to remember this as we engage with the worldliness, we should not be handling situations the same way the world does because the world is in our home. We should want my faith and in the conformity to God's rules and directions, from the knowledge that we gain in studying God's word through seeking his direction and prayer, and by listening to and walking throughout our days by the guidance of our helper, the spirit of truth that lives within us. This means we should not do things or respond to things the same way the world would. We should never be prideful enough to claim that we're self sufficient or self reliant, because that is putting trust in our human cells. And there is great danger in store for us when we see things in the light of our own wisdom and understanding, instead of through the light and understanding of the Almighty God. When we try to do things on our own, we are acting like that microwave or coffee pot with no dial to find tune us into what we need to hear in our spirits. So let's strive to be a radio and listen to the beautiful sounds of God and walk confidently to the beat of a different drummer secure in his direction and his will for our lives. As I wrap up here today, I encourage you to go to our website at M s, G o f h o p e dot com And on the podcast head, you will find Episode 34 where you can re listen to this podcast and find the references for the scriptures we read together today so that you can study them for yourself and make any adjustments according to what God alone lays on your specific cart. And as always, we thank you for listening to our podcast and for helping us to spread the good news of Jesus Christ by liking and sharing with your friends. Now, as I log off, I want to bless you with the prayer given to the sons of Aaron. Ready? Let's pray The Lord bless you and keep you The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace until next time get tuned into God. Shalom