See The World From His Eyes
Short story by Lareina Morgan
I like to watch old TV shows, the shows that I grew up on. They were funny and basically silly at some points, but I did not realize how much the plot of the show really depended upon the quality of the actors. Sometimes the themes of the shows I watched were over the top, but the actor's performances made it all palatable. I didn't realize how very prophetic many of the shows were, they showed us where America was going.
I want to look forward now instead of behind, because I realize that many of the most popular shows on TV had themes that promoted more confusion and chaos than stability. I came of age in the 80's and the 90's, and so much of what emerged in those decades has come to full fruit in the 21st century.
I remember thinking that I had no business telling other people what they wanted to do with their lives, if they were gay, or having sex outside of marriage, or a woman who wanted to have an abortion. I felt back then that I did not have the right to tell those people that they shouldn't do those things; I personally wasn't willing to do what a lot of other people were doing, but somehow I got the message growing up that we all had the right to do what we wanted to do as long as it didn't hurt anybody else.
What I didn't know then was that as long as people are willing to live far from the wisdom of the Word of God, we are all affected by what individuals choose to do with their own lives. Evil and chaos are no longer just in the back alleyways of life, it is manifesting itself in every courtroom, business office and home. We can no longer ignore the corruption and depravity that exists in the world, because most of the world refuses to live by God's standards, and so evil, hate, and selfishness feels welcomed everywhere it travels in the world!
Even though I was not as spiritually mature as I am now, I still had enough faith to live my life according to the word of God, and believe me, I didn't always live that life perfectly, and I did have problems and issues, but I realized that my faith and belief in God kept me from doing the things that some people think are their right and their privilege.
Now when I look back on my life and the things that I watched and did, I realize that I need something better, something more pure and worthy of consideration, and I will look forward to do things that feed my soul and not just my flesh. I want to see things as the Lord sees them, and to think upon things that give me joy inside and out. He will guide me to the things that are funny and entertaining and also spiritually fulfilling. Thank you, God, for giving me hope, love, peace, and understanding!