Something which incites activity; a substance that alters and is essentially unaltered itself; one that participates without being altered or changed by consequences; provides an alternate route of reaction and it itself is not consumed by the overall reaction
For about a month or so, off and on now, I have had a catalyst in my life. This catalyst indeed incites all kinds of activity, most of it very negative. For a while, I thought this catalyst was there for me to change it. After I studied catalyst I realized catalyst remain unaltered and unchanged by all the activity they incite. This catalyst definitely is not consumed by the many reactions of myself and my family that it brings about. At times I have found myself believing this catalyst is unchangeable. That thought itself proves this catalyst is a true catalyst. It is causing me to have an alternate route of reaction which is alternate thoughts that take a 360 turn from what I know to be true. I know God can change all things, and circumstances and people.
My alternate route of thinking which this catalyst has caused, makes me believe the catalyst is here to do what catalyst do best. change things around it. I have allowed the catalyst to do this. I have given the catalyst power.
In a catalytic converter in an automobile, the converter takes negative substances in, changes them to positive, and then causes them to exit. This catalyst in my life's purpose I have lately come to believe is to cause things to exit. However, this catalyst is taking positive things changing them to negative and making them long to exit. I came so close to believing this completely, but now I believe I have been deceived by the best catalyst of all times, satan himself.
He comes and incites reactions, always negative and evil, never positive or good. He is a willing deceiving participant, but he himself remains unaltered and is not consumed. We are.
In the church today sometime negative things, enter in. We are called and expected to change these negative things into positive things without being affected, altered, or at all shaken in our faith and belief in God's unchangeable Truth.
Instead of being the catalyst we should be, we sometimes become victims of a catalyst. We allow the negative to change us. We compromise our principles, standards, and beliefs which are based on God's Law and Truth. Some even exit God's Kingdom.
We are consumed.
Remember even though satan is a catalyst, for now, one day he will no longer incite activity and remain unaltered.
He will be consumed.
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Jesus Christ is the catalyst we should follow after and allow to change us daily. He never changes. We will not be consumed if we recognize satan as the deceiver he is and only react to the Truth of our great God and His promises for us