Be Careful When You Follow the Masses. Sometimes the ‘M’ is Silent
I know this little adage may sound cliché but have you ever been in a situation where there was a lot of peer pressure for you to do or act in a certain way? And someone, perhaps one of your parents, would say “if your friends jumped off a bridge would you follow them?” Heard that before? Probably so.
I believe that most individuals want to be part of and accepted by a peer group. Let’s take a moment and think back to our school days (grade school, high school, college) or our church affiliation days, or work place days, or clubs we joined, (the list can go on and on) etc. Now, I know there are some individuals who were/are ‘loners’ and in today’s world that’s probably not a bad thing, in fact that may be a good thing. However, generally speaking, many individuals tend to want to be part of a ‘group’ and that, in itself, is not necessarily a bad thing, unless. That is unless the ‘group’ dynamics change to the point that it goes against one’s ‘values’. Or, from a different point of view, maybe our perspective on group standards/beliefs change. I personally believe that we need to be careful, when in a ‘group’ or click, in that we need to think for ourselves and not always follow the group (Masses) though, in other words– don’t jump off the bridge!
I believe that it’s easy to get into the ‘hive’ mentality and just go along with the group. But I know there are a few groups/individuals that have proven to me that there’s still independent thinkers out there. Individuals who can walk away from ‘groups’ who try to control them- such as churches, synagogues, and mosques, and sometimes family and friends. I have a new found respect for these individuals who are able to think for themselves and not do something just because everyone else is doing it. — Because my experience has been, that if I belong to a ‘hive’ (group), I’m expected to adopt the hive mentality or be expelled. Well, I have left most groups on my own, especially since having my mind opened to the Father’s truth. Hopefully you have done something similar in your life.
There’s a bible verse, Luke 16:13, Amplified Bible Version, “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand devotedly by the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon [that is, your earthly possessions or anything else you trust in and rely on instead of God].”
My hope is that if you’re reading this you have already made the choice of not serving the masses and mammon but instead have chosen to serve the Father. If this is not the case and you are still following the Masses make sure the ‘M’ is not silent, better yet, make a wise independent decision and decide to serve the Father. Otherwise, you may find yourself jumping …
Truthfully speaking, we all know ‘time is short’. If in doubt, just look around and see what is happening in the world, prophesy is being fulfill. We all know the ‘end time’ signs very well. I sometimes think we are like frogs in slowly boiling water – we get numb to things, even the prophetic things (signs) that go on around us on an everyday basis. Hopefully you are part of the privileged few, in this world, who actually know the truth. Let’s be valiant in our efforts to be aware of what is going on around us, serve the Father, and tell the ‘hive’ goodbye.