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Dr. Julius Mosley II’s Living Life with Blinders On Living Life As God Intended is a compelling account of finding true faith after tragedy and learning how to live on the right path God has laid out.

Living Life With Blinders On, by Dr. Julius Mosley II, is a reminder that there is life beyond death and that suffering now is the bridge to salvation later. Many are straying from worldly and good existence in favor of short-term satisfaction. That problem is because society, as it is, has become a vehicle of abuse and indulgence. It is where people discover vice and sin, then associate with them thoroughly until the spirit withers and the body follows. 

Living Life with Blinders helps readers find out what they need to do to stay committed and work for the betterment of their lives under the auspices of God. 

A significant problem for societies and individuals that they must start grappling with in this increasingly cold and distant world is the isolation and alienation many are beginning to sense, especially in their everyday lives. 

Where should people go then? And what should they do?

Isolation Keeps Us from Living with God’s Intentions

Isolation is the feeling that arises from being physically away from people. It is the emotion that develops when individuals never go outside of their rooms or never interact with others, even on the internet. More intense feelings of isolation lead to distrust and paranoia. This is to the extent some start believing there is no benefit to going out of their comfort zone. They eventually cut off contact with the people in their lives. Isolationism contributes to either feeling of inferiority or superiority. 

People are becoming more isolated because more people are distancing themselves from the community. More are opting out of attending church, and disengaging with their fellow parishioners. 

What would happen when a person thinks of themselves as a lone island? Of course, it is akin to a branch cutting itself off its tree; it cannot persist meaningfully. 

As 1 Thess. 5:14 says, “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, to warn those idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”

Alienation Keeps Us from Living with God’s Intentions

Alienation is the feeling of being othered and separated; it is the emotion that develops from ostracization and prejudice. More intense feelings of alienation lead to inferiority, the idea that the individual can never fit in. They can never honestly go past where they are currently. In isolation, it is the individual that separates themselves from the world. But in alienation, it is the world that separates from the individual. 

The most significant effect of alienation is when individuals do not have an anchor to ground themselves in. Alienated people tend never to learn how to interact with others because they are afraid of being bullied or misunderstood. 

People are becoming more alienated because more people are becoming enamored with tribalism, dividing themselves into groups, growing more close-minded, and thinking of each other as radically different from themselves.

As Job 19:13;19 says, “He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me. My relatives have gone away; my closest friends have forgotten me. My guests and female servants count me as a foreigner; they look at me as a stranger.”

Living with God’s Intentions

The problems people face today are directly tied to forgetting the light of God and His plan for them. So, to address these problems, people should strive to return to His grace.

What God has laid for you is not something that people can discover overnight. It is a lifelong commitment to exploration and discovery and the study of His words; it is persevering through with only faith and the willingness to follow His command.

So, how can an individual begin following God’s plan?

  1. Establish a Relationship with God. The first step to knowing what God has in plan for you is to seek His guidance by sincerely studying scripture and being involved in His worship.
  2. Trust that God is Listening. When you are now a member of His flock, you should learn to surrender your will to God with the utmost faith that He knows what is best for you.
  3. Obey His Commands. Now that you have the conviction of seeing through His will, you should know how to follow His commandments as written in scripture.
  4. Follow Your Heart Accordingly. As the creator of Heaven and Earth, God knows what is inside the hearts of His creations. Walk forward with that knowledge. With faith and loyalty, you are ready to spread His word and accomplish His Will.
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