Lenten Season 2015

Fractional Truth: Lessons in the Lenten Season

Although we should put away childish things, some adults still conform to methods of untruth. Needless to say, sometimes this involves fractional truth: 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 = 1.

Fractional truth involves different sects of people that have partial knowledge: 1/3 is aware of one aspect; another 1/3 of people are aware of another segment of information and another 1/3 is aware of yet an additional segment of information. All managed by one individual controlling information with a fraction of the truth to different sects of people. The “one” controlling is the “one” in all parts. Each group has a fraction of the story, but the “one” knows its entirety. The lower number is that particular group; of course, that number can change. Now, it maybe that while engaging with one particular sect, it was truth, but when the person moves to another sect, then another truth arises. Truth becomes a “moment in time” instead of fact. The moment of truth occurs when the individual engages you, but then the truth shifts to the next sect or group; so the truth becomes a moving target.

During this season, the reality that individuals will reveal what they want you to know or have determined what you need to know is stinging. This is a lifestyle that requires constant reevaluation, and tracking of what sect of people knows what. However, some have mastered this into a scientific method without error because it becomes a part of their nature. Once you have mastered masking, the recourse of conviction is undoubtedly lost. It is evident because a person continues to compartmentalize and categorize sects of people in their lives. Hopeful resolve and deliverance is only achieved when all sects are communicating and the “one” is unaware.

Individuals that tend to engage in fractional truth tend to be internally desperate for attention and significance. They tend to lead lonely, unfulfilled lives. Therefore, they create control to pretend to have influence over others. This system is corrupted and creates casualties because relationships are damaged, trust is lacking, and unethical behaviors are astronomical. The only possible means of complete deliverance comes when all sects collaborate and converse. At that point of contact, the “one” becomes accountable for the deeds done through confrontation.

Individuals that have active lifestyles of fractional truth and active sects tend to have psychological or mental issues that require professional help as well as spiritual deliverance. This is a deliberate, yet tragic manipulation of compassion, care and concern of others instituted by “the one.” So . . . how many fractional groups do you belong to?

 

 

Access Points: Lessons in the Lenten Season

As a part of my faith practice, I always take time to reflect during this season of areas that God would have me to develop, and clean up in my life. I thought to share my lessons in my blog as they unfold.

As I was preparing to leave for worship service one morning, I gathered my tote and handbag. Clearly, I heard the spirit of the Lord tell me to snap-close my wallet. I thought it odd, because for years, I have never used the snap lever, just simply folded the wallet. I was a bit taken, but thought it was perhaps a preventive measure of loss. As I placed the items in my truck, clearly and sternly, I heard the spirit of the Lord instruct me to zip my handbag. Again, I typically use the handles, but not the lock or zipper features of the handbag. After worship service, I usually leave my personal belongings in my seat. This particular day, the spirit spoke again and instructed me to gather my things.

I was so taken by the commands, I inquired of God immediately as to the meaning of the movements. Simply, the spirit spoke to me of how I have governed access in my life – not in one area, but overall. My personal items were unattended; I was too trusting, and accustomed to leaving my life and identity open for easy access under the guise of remaining approachable. I was ashamed and embarrassed as I considered the greatness that God had entrusted and the gift of life of which I have been so careless.

Obviously, the meaning of my life is beyond a tote and handbag; I had provided open access in many areas of my life and discounted the destiny that God had so graciously given. In this time of reflection, I realized that I needed to secure and protect not only my purpose, but also, the power endowed to accomplish the assignments of my life. Access at many points is a dangerous lifestyle. I was living on the edge. I was in bondage to the traffic exchange in my life; in essence, it was subtle people pleasing. Whosoever will let him come and pass through my life purpose. Some people used the access as a rest stop, some used it for a restroom to expel the waste and mess in their own lives, others a freeway for speed and others a bypass through a construction demo site. My lifestyle exemplified whosoever will let him have access. Recognizing and accepting is a difficult task, but a necessity to living free from the foolishness of others. The lesson: Stop lending your life.

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