Hope this one makes you think, and laugh a little as well.
Today I had to go to Kohl's in Daphne to get a pair of shoes and a shirt that I could not find when I was in ATL this past weekend. When I got back to the car, I put my I-phone down on the seat face up, and changed shoes. If you have one of these phones, you know it searches for a network wherever you are, and much to my surprise this is what popped up on the screen:
FBI Surveillance Van #2
Now, first of all, I looked around to see if I could see a strange looking van. Then I began to think how if they were doing under cover surveillance did they let this public message pop up? I laughed thinking this was not certainly real. But then a deeper meaning crossed my mind. Do we really understand that we are always under surveillance?
Maybe we think that the things we do in private will never be found out. Maybe we believe that we can be double minded, one way in private, another in public. But God always knows, he sees it all, so who do we think we are fooling? And sooner or later, family and friends can tell what reality is in our lives, and is it worth the deception?
And think of this fact that most people believe, what happens to our spouses, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers who pass on? Do they become guardian angels who watch over us, and do they not see who we really are if they do? Quite simply, do we really understand how important it is to be who we really are to complete our mission here on earth as humans?
Not being perfect by any means but understanding that the surveillance cameras are always rolling on our lives and we never know who may be watching. When was the last time someone who you barely knew came up to you and paid you a compliment on something they saw you do that you thought no one noticed?
My point? Be the best person you can be, whether in private or public so that you never have to worry about being under surveillance! And, I will make sure I take my own advice, and not frequent that Kohl's parking lot too often.
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.