Higher Beliefs


Today a great deal of people are misguided by a bogus impression of accomplishment. An abundance of glitz and glam but no substance, no depth, and no meaning. Today one feels that their social status and ones accomplishments are measured by material possessions. How many cars they have in their front yard, how big there house is, or how many coach purses they have(ladies), etc. Which is completely FALSE! I feel that this was the undertone of Malcolm X’s statement when he said,

“Believe me when I tell you that those Negros were in bad shape then. They are still in bad shape – though  in a different way. By that I mean that I don’t know a town with a higher percentage of complacent and misguided so called “middle class” Negros – the typical status – symbol – orientated, integration - seeking type of Negros.”

  Today it is not only the African American race being bamboozled by a fictitious mirage of what it means to be accomplished. The true way to measure ones accomplishments is by the difference they make in others lives, and Malcolm X understood that and set out to make a difference in the world even if it would cost him his life, and eventually it did. What have we learned?

It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?

— Galatians 5:13-15 MSG

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Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

— Philippians 4:8-9 MSG