Foolish Distractions – Body and Mind

“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For  all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the  earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have  become rich through the abundance of her luxury.””

Revelation 18:1-3 NKJV

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory  of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.” Matthew 16:26-27 NKJV

I have been doing deep reflecting on materialism lately. Perhaps it’s because I now realize I have been brainwashed to acquire stuff throughout life. As time passes, I am beginning to see how this thinking has uncalculated burdens. What am I going to do with this stuff? I suppose a garage sale is in order. Then I think back on the number of times I  had to work extra hard to make the payments. The bills come in and I have to scramble to work extra hours instead of focusing on Him. Let’s not forget about tax time. I made extra money for stuff and now have a large tax bill. Now, I need to work extra to pay the government. Boy, did I get sucked in! It took daily reflection and focus on God to see the fool I was.

God has made it clear that one day all this will pass away. It’s amazing how any glitches in the system can change everything. I look at COVID and remember how fast we went from freedom to lockdown. Simple things like personal attendance at Church can stop in a heartbeat. I would never have thought we would stand in line six feet apart with face masks on to enter a grocery store.

Life on this planet is extremely volatile and is victim to great changes caused by only one event. God is stable, never changing, and filled with love. He is the rock that cannot be shaken. He is the future. The world is short-term.


Please continue to recalibrate my mind on what is truly important. I am prone to be brainwashed and a fool. I need your help to see what truly matters through Your word. Your guidance is solid and You never change. You are the stability I need in a world filled with instability and fragility. I will not be afraid with You at the helm. In Jesus' name.  Amen.

by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor

Alberta, Canada

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