As I type this I am watching the movie "Divergent". The heroine is Tris, who is divergent. In the world that Tris lives in no one is allowed to be divergent (in other words, be a unique thinking for themselves individual). In the movie, anyone who is divergent is done away with. So when Tris takes her test and finds out she is divergent she has to watch her back. After testing the children have to pick a faction, Tris picks the faction of Dauntless (the brave). She is of course dauntless, but within her individuality. At one point in the movie, the hero & boyfriend named "Four" tells Tris that she is fearless. This struck a cord in me.
Have you been watching the DNC? Did you watch the RNC? To be honest the whole thing scares me. There is a deepening chasm within our nation and the world for that matter. In my mind a great delusion
seems to have taken hold. In 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 it says: "He will completely fool those who are on their way to hell because they have said "no" to the Truth; they have refused to believe it and love it, and let it save them, so God will allow them to believe lies with all their hearts..." As a nation, we have turned away from God and thus it looks like this verse of scripture is happening before our very eyes.
I decided to dig deeper, thus I looked up the word "divergent" and found two meaningful definitions by Webster's dictionary. First "divergent" can mean a differing from each other or from a standard. I see more and more that there is a standard rising in this world, a standard that is called "politically correct". Believe it or not, it has become a religion. Of course, as in the movie, if you don't fit into this mold then you are "divergent". Which I realize I don't fit the mold, so thus I am divergent.
Looking back at the second definition of "divergent" (which is mathematical), it refers to an infinite sequence that does not have a limit. My mind had a spark, God is infinite! Thus, could we say that our Lord is divergent? When Jesus walked this earth He was indeed! Looking at the direction of this world I see that more and more it is necessary for a person that calls themselves a
follower of Jesus to be divergent. Acts 17:28 says, "For in Him we live and move and having our being...". The world dictates otherwise.
Finally, just like Tris in the movie, we have to watch our backs as our enemy lurks about like a hungry roaring lion. Tris had to be on her game, so we must also be with the armor the Lord has given us as spoken of in Ephesians 6:10-18. And as Tris had Four helping to watch her back, so we have Jesus, as Hebrews 7:25 says, "Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost those who come unto
God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them." So knowing He has got us covered, we can keep calm and carry on being divergent in this world and thus be dauntless in Him.
So dear reader I ask again, "Are you divergent?"
If you need more encouragement, here is a link to a great sermon by Pastor Jack Hibbs: Why Should You Believe in the Rapture