Walls of Faith
In everyday conversations with people, walls are emotional barriers that prevent you from bonding with others and feeling emotions. Emotional walls are worldly, and you think they are protective, but they will cause more harm than good in the long run. Feeling emotions and making bonds with others is what this life is all about. No matter how much you may hate it and not want to feel it, life is meant for us to experience downs. Without them we would not grow as people because there would be no obstacles to overcome. Instead of weak and worldly emotional walls, the walls you need to be building are strong walls of faith.
It is essential for everyone to have faith and to build that faith up to be a strong fortified wall. Walls are going to be attacked; thus, you are going to have struggles and negative emotions. The difference that makes your wall of faith stronger than an emotional one is that it allows you to face and feel negative moments while keeping your inner being safe. With faith you will realize obstacles are created by the Devil but are used by God as opportunities to bring yourself and others closer to Him. With a faith-built wall, one or two negatives will get in and it is no big deal; you will be able respond appropriately and be lifted by looking to higher teachings. But in an emotional wall, when one or two negatives get past there is no way to cope and be lifted. As a result, the wall shatters and your emotions and struggles begin to consume you.
How does someone then build their faith so that they are not consumed by the world and its negativity? The starting point for everyone is to hear the word of God and to understand what a life committed His teachings means. Then you must get baptized, accepting Jesus as the One whom you will abide by, because His teachings are the only way to gain eternal salvation. Once baptized, the rest of your life is committed to studying His teachings, obeying His teachings, encouraging others, talking to Him (praying), spreading His teachings, etc. You must make your foundation Christ and trust in Him, you must have the mindset to work in growing that relationship with Him, and you must have the desire to even build the relationship in the first place.
If you seek God, His power and glory will be revealed to you in your life, you will be forever changed for the better by it, and your walls will handle more weight than you could ever have imagined.
Inspired by: Nehemiah 1:1-3, 2:17-18, 3:5, 3:10, 3:23, 3:27-29, 4:1-3, 6:15-16; Matthew 7:24-27; Ephesians 6:10-20; Titus 2:11-14; Ezekiel 3:16-27