Biblical Lessons I Learned From Breaking Bad

breaking bad After five seasons the critically acclaimed television series Breaking Bad came to a close with the series finale which aired Sunday September 29, 2013. With 150 industry award nominations, the series has been referred to as one of the best television series ever produced.Walter white

The series tells us the story of Walter White a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer who resorts to making crystal meth to secure a financial future for his family. Depicting the meth business in all of its depravity, the series is not what you would call wholesome. But through the smoking vapors of a cooking batch there are some very powerful lessons—biblical lessons—we can take note of.Breaking bad wall

1. The Law of the Harvest: “Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6.6). Some may call it karma or the law of sowing and reaping, but the principle is the same. That principle is nothing “just” happens. Walt didn’t just wake up one day to discover he was a drug lord. He set into motion causes that would determine who he became and what he faced. One apple seed can produce an apple tree. And, with that one tree springs hundreds of pieces of fruit. From that fruit comes thousands of seeds. Walter had no idea that one decision would lead to him and his family down a tragic trail. He had no idea that recruiting Jack and Todd would lead to the murder of a family murder. Though we are free to make our own choices, we cannot choose the consequences of those choices. Those seeds come back in good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.Heisenberg

2. The Law of Belief: “ For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” Mark 11.29 KJV. This law of belief says that your intensely held beliefs will determine your reality. Your beliefs determine your behavior, who you marry, what you eat and where you work. And, they determine your identity. It doesn’t matter what others believe about you. What matter is “what do you believe about you?” For you will always act in a manner that is consistent to your beliefs. How does Mr. Chips turn into Scarface? The labels you create and attach to yourself will become your identity. Walter created his alter ego the ruthless drug kingpin Heisenberg. He created the label, affixed it and transformed into it. So, be careful what you believe about yourself, because you will become that.the king

3. The Law of Correspondence: “According to your faith be it unto you” (Matthew 9.29). The law of correspondence says that your outer world will reflect your inner world. As within, so without. Walter White stated that chemistry is the study of transformation. Combining the bad decisions to the bad belief lead to Walter’s Breaking Bad. His outer world began to mirror his inner world. Breaking Bad: Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston

Here is my point: just as these laws worked to transform Walter White into Heisenberg, they could have also worked to transform him into someone else. He could have used these laws to become a better husband, father and person. The laws are neutral. The results are determined on how they’re used. If you want a harvest of good things in your life, you must sow good seed. If you want to achieve your goals, you must create a better self identity. If you want a better perception of the world around you, you must have a better inner world.breaking bad 2

Walter’s fate was written by the writers. But yours isn’t. If you don’t like the script you are living, re-write it. The Psalmist said ‘’my tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalm 1). You have the power to change how your story unfolds. Remember: NOTHING JUST HAPPENS. If it is to be, then it is up to me.


~ by on September 28, 2013.

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