Assimilate This!

the-borg

 

 

“I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.”

                                                               Psalm 91:15 

 

 

 

If you ever find yourself on a starship and a strange mechanical looking cube appears on the view screen, warp your behind out of there. If you hear the following words it is probably too late:

 

We are the Borg.

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated in order to service us.

 

In the movies they are cold-hearted cyborgs, half human half machine. As one mind, or collective, they take what they want to meet their own needs.  I am glad we don’t have that issue in real life.

 

Or do we?

 

Did I turn Borg? I assimilate facts and ideas and make them serve my needs. Yeah, it is a form of taking things of this world and turning them into something useful. There are times I build on other people’s efforts. I get a brain download just watching a new sci-fi or comedy. My ideas are now upgraded courtesy of someone else.

 

Isn’t t what the Borg do? And they don’t say please.

 

(At least I do that first.) So it is a battle to not think of yourself 247. We are to take from the world around us and somehow assimilate it into our lives. I guess that is where wisdom comes in. That means knowing what to absorb and process and what to reject that is actually working against us. Now that I think about it, even good things I take in can be twisted if I use it for my own selfish needs.

 

Thank the Lord he uses everything for good. He takes it all and somehow turns it into eternal glory. If I think of turning everything I pick up in this life as useful for Jesus, then assimilation takes on a whole new designation,…I mean name.

 

So, when my selfish Borg nature wants to keep all the goodies for me and my own collective, I need to remember who truly runs the ultimate Unimatrix.

 

Lord, take all that I collect in this life as I am passing through and turn it into things you can use. Help me when I think it’s all about me and my needs. I know that if I let you have control then things will turn out better than I could ever think or imagine.  If YOU say ,”Resistance is Futile”, then that would be music to my ear.

 

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About gpavants

I am a writer and a teacher. I feel my platform is to encourage people to live a life of faith.
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One Response to Assimilate This!

  1. You know that I really enjoy your writing – and this was one of my favorite posts yet! The idea of our assimilation of cultural ideas (even culture itself) is certainly accurate and absolutely something we need to be mindful of. On the cyborg note, your post also got me thinking of how tethered to machines (phone, computer, tablet, etc) and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.) we are. For me, often a very real challenge is slowing down and quieting my life so I can attempt to hear God in the quiet without the distraction of our hyper, interconnected life constantly beeping with notifications. Thank you, as always, for the deep thoughts.

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