Proverbs 10:24-25

What the wicked fears will come on him;
what the righteous desire will be granted.
When the storm passes through, the wicked are swept away,
but the righteous are an everlasting foundation.

I’m not sure how familiar you are with ghostbusters, but for a while, my wife and I would watch it every year on halloween. We have since stopped doing so, but we are pretty familiar with the movie. I guess you could call it a classic. Not sure. There was a sequel, and it might even become a trilogy but who knows. I’m not sure on your feelings about ghostbusting, but if you haven’t watched the movie, it might not be a waste of your time, not completely anyway.

By far, the best scene of the movie is at the end when they are trying to clear their minds to avoid creating a monster out of the escaped ghosts. Of course, that wasn’t going to happen when you have someone like Ray on your team. Ray, while being a scientist, doesn’t seem to be like a guy who has much of the rest of his life together. He’s kind of sunk a lot of his life into a lot of bad decisions. Scientist aside, you might consider him a fool. So, instead of clearing his mind he just tried to think of the least scary thing he could. Which ended up being a 20 story Stay-puft marshmallow¬†man.

I don’t know if that was Ray’s biggest fear, but it probably was one they saw it walking down the street. Luckily, he had the science of their Proton packs to beat the big creepy, puffy villan. So, all in all they were able to save the day. Even though the saving they did was only brought about by their own il-advised ghostbusting.

When you are wicked, you have things you are afraid of. When you’re making bad decisions there are consequences. Of course there are the natural consequence, but then there are others as well. For instance, if you try to sell drugs but you lost the bag of whatevers, you’re still going to have to pay for them. If you don’t, you might get your knee caps busted. When you’re being foolish and wicked, bad things are going to happen to you. What you worry about will come to pass.

But, when you’re righteous, your desires will be granted. I feel like I keep saying this over and over, but we have to understand it. When we are righteous, our desires are not for the same things as when we are foolish. Wise people don’t participate in get rich schemes. Wisdom is not a pyramid scandal of any kind.

The reason your desires will be granted when you are righteous is because your desires change. You no longer desire what you did when you were foolish. You desire what is needed to live a righteous life. So, your desires are granted.

In receiving this righteous life we are looking for, we are solidifying our place in the world. When troubles come and things get scary, the wicked people are swept out to sea. It is the righteous and wise who have planted themselves deep enough to be able to withstand the storm.

So, whatever your fear may be, try not to think of it. It might just come to pass. Unless of course you are living the proverbious life.