Don’t Trust In Man

Are you placing your faith and trust in man, rather than God Himself?

Humans have the tendency to look to one another for support and leadership, but mere humans will lead you astray. Sometimes intentionally, to make themselves feel better about the wrong path they’re taking or to bring down someone of whom they’re envious.

Sometimes people will get led the wrong way unintentionally. They put people they believe are “holy” (pastors, priests, preachers, imans, rabbis, and so on) up on pedestals then believe everything they say as truth, never realizing these are just people…human beings who are as fallible as us. In the end, it is our own responsibility to make certain we are doing the right things in the right way rather than take the word of another person. I’ve seen this abused in every religion.

Some people look to movie stars as role models, and even minimize bad behaviour because “everyone’s doing it”.
NEWSFLASH: not “everyone” is doing it. It might seem like it if you’re allowing yourself to sit in front of the TV immersing yourself in fantasy world. Hollywood and Bollywood are not reality. Surround yourself with people who are living in a correct way rather than wrong-doers. What you are surrounded with is what you become. Remember “birds of a feather flock together”? It’s very true.

Another set of people we look to are the people in our everyday life, those we view as ‘good’: relatives, friends, teachers, business leaders. But again, these people are not perfect and to follow them in all things can end very badly.
This is one reason why we should always strive to live the best life we can…you never know what set of little eyes are focused on you as a parent, teacher, elder relative, and you don’t want to unintentionally lead them astray; do you?

Some people do follow a wrong path blindly because “it’s always been done” (culture), or because a religious leader says so (wrong interpretations of scripture)… but in the end we are responsible for our own actions. It is up to us to use the brain God gave, research what is taught to us by others, and live in a way God would be happy.

If you place all your trust in man, he will disappoint you; if you place your trust in God, this will bring happiness.

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