In the busyness of life, it seems as though we are running out of time. We are wearing many hats, wife, husband, friend, family, church and list goes on and on. I realized that we need a little bit more balance in our lives. We are too busy to discern, pray, pay attention to our lives falling apart right before our eyes and it is only until we hit rock bottom. We ask that famous question ” How did I get here?” and moreover, how do I get out of it Now! Too often we go through life without thinking about what we’re are doing and what does it all means. Time does not stand still for no one and for every item not achieved on your to do and bucket list. It appears everyday we are running out of time. Life is being lived, days, weeks, months and years are passing us by and yet we are not living life, life is living us. Although we may not give up on life, we still express our greatest need is to have more time. If it would be left up to us we would like to control time, so we can savior our moments as we create memories. It’s like requesting God to put time in a bottle on our behalf. What we need today is Balance!
Satan is seeking to devour us and he looking for someone who gives him an opening to do so. One of the most important ways he can destroy us is through an imbalanced life. An unbalanced life over a long period of time we send a longstanding invitation to Satan to walk through the door of our life to bring all kinds of problems, chaos, diseases and sicknesses. In 1peter 5:8 Be well balanced… for that enemy of yours the devil, roams around like a lion roaring, seeking someone to seize upon and devour. We can’t allow the enemy to move in to our lives and make himself at home by placing his ugly furniture of lies and doubt in the four corners of our minds.
God desires that our minds be in perfect peace. I realize that a sense of peace is not predicated by our circumstances but by our state of mind. The more you focus on God, His sovereignty and His love for you, everything that is going on around you matters less and less. Find balance in all you do, keep you mind fixed on Christ , regardless of what is happening all around you and keep the enemy away from your door….Rev. Sakinah O’ Kane~Smith
When I revisit a memory about Marijuana details is etched in my mind how neighborhood drug dealers would secretly pass their products in small bags to the customer. The packaging changed over the years. As the world physically witness an illegal drug become legal. I often wonder how would this effect those who are addicted to the drug and the families that are connected to the drug user. Along with the various drug treatment programs , grant funding that has helped and currently helping people recover from substance use. I was watching a familiar New York news channel which had a special segment promoting the legalization of Marijuana in the state of Colorado. It is amazing how legalization can put a different “Spend” on something that was once bared the legal status as a “controlled substance” go figure .
For many years and still today crime raids were conducted to stop the distribution and selling of marijuana. The government went from being against drug selling to becoming drug dealers on a street level. I won’t touch the pharmaceutical drug business. I realize that legalizing marijuana was a decision made to increase the economy. clearly this decision will affect decreasing value of ones life. If my memory serve me correct as I sit in complete horror I have stepped into a sense of my past and I saw my baby brother handcuffed at a police station along with my mother that resulted from a drug raid. My brother was arrested and charged a stolen gun and nine grams of marijuana in his possession. I remember all too well I see my mother pretending to be a strong soldier in this cramped let me save my son mode trying to take the wrap for my brother. This was enough for him to serve a sentence in prison. The family as I have know it and had envisioned it for eternity in that moment was destroyed, incomplete just plain ole wrong and devastating. In a deprived economy state my brother thought he would be the man of his home and help provide for it. But his intentions were misunderstood and my growing relationship was lost in time. Days, months, years of growing together that my mother and I had planned were redirected. As he swiftly taken away to served his sentence in prison. I too served years of that sentence of an ongoing temptation of selling drugs to get a speedy bail and get out jail free card for both my brother and mother. God had a different plan!
My question is What would happen to those who have obtained a criminal record from using and selling this stuff has become legal?
Astounded by the increased level of public tolerance, because of the cushiony labels that has replaced the criminal description of being a drug dealer to colloquial phrases like “Budtender” and “Cannibas Tourist.”
Marijuana legalization will continue to plague minority populations. As we as citizens of the United States of America sit back and watch suited up drug pushers in government trade places with the hood dealers and partner with Satan to legally take the minds of people.
Satan attacks the mind before he possess the body for his evil use. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that is designed to affect the mental activity and process of an user. Amazingly, the legalization has allows people to manufacture, store and sell in some places up to the net worth of $60 million. I would rather save 60 million lives opposed to giving them a pass to use a substance that can ultimately end their lives and the lives of others. Lucrative businesses are erecting everyday will we have ability to buy shares in such business as bud selling. Only time can tell…I just know that this is another way of saying you can do it as long as I get paid first.