Conspiracy theories surface from time-to-time in our culture. These conspiracy theories need enemies in order create their narrative. They require the seeds of fear and doubt to be planted in the garden of our mind. A conspiracy theory has the power to convince it’s adherents to view with suspicion any rational evidence presented that would debunk the basis of the theory. Conspiracy theorists create a culture of distrust and invite people to depart from reality to live on islands of suspicion. This is why the suspicion that drives these theories is so dangerous to our faith. They isolate us from people and create a culture of spiritual survivalists.
Conspiracy theories develop most rapidly in times of rapid cultural change when people want to know what will take place in an uncharted future. Within these theories insecurity and fear create ways of thinking that lack reality and rational thinking. Fear-based conspiracy theories will eventually displace the faith of those who chase after their illusions.
Anything that enters our minds not sourced in faith is an illegal thought and must be dealt with as an unwanted invader. The evidence of faith is hope, even when natural evidence to support the existence of faith is not seen. If you are feeling uneasy about the future and have thoughts of uncertainty, you are dealing with a liar who wants you to trade hope and promise for the fear and despair created by the spirit of conspiracy.
God is confident about your future because He has plans for your life that reflect the words of the prophet Jeremiah when he wrote to those who had been exiled to Babylon, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Stockpile God’s goodness and hope in your heart in preparation for the future. These are the only supplies that will help you survive the famine of hope that always exists in uncertain times.