We see it. I know we see it. What’s more, we feel it. Something is incredibly wrong in this country of ours. The U.S. of A. has taken a turn. This turn is a culmination of poor decisions on the part of… well, almost everyone. Our borders are not secure. Our currency is suffering. We are a nation of debtors living in a debtor nation. Our morality has become laughable. Common sense is gone. Our “representatives” in government; whether in the House, Senate, or White House no longer represent us. People who work hard, and/or work smart, and accumulate wealth are scorned and ridiculed, while those on welfare are strangely pitied and praised at the same time, being held up as political pundits that we should listen to, or be amused by.
And yet we wait. We wait for the “last straw” we wait for it to break the camel’s back. “What is it going to be?” we wonder. Is it going to be a stock market crash so severe we all wake up? Is it going to be another terrorist attack on our soil? Will it be a natural disaster of epic proportions? Viral outbreak? A leader so awful we all rise up?
And then it hits me; there is no straw. We want a straw… we want something sooo definitive that we finally break into action, rally, come together as Americans and put things right. So, we wait, and wait, and wait. This is not a straw situation, rather it is a frog in the pot situation. Folks, the change has happened so slow we grow accustomed to it. Yes, we notice it in passing, but we don’t act on it.
It’s time. We each have an impact on our nation. It starts with us. With a firm idea of who we are. We are made in the very image of God Himself. We all live in relation with other people; friends, co-workers, parents, kids, spouses, students, teachers, etc… we make a change in our nation by making a change in our lives. Parents raise up your kids. YOU. Teach them right from wrong, proper patriotism, not blind group think but true patriotism that shows them what the founding fathers intended for this nation founded explicitly on Judeo-Christian values, teach them the bible, the declaration of independence, and the constitution.
Spouses, love one another, serve one another, become strong in the Lord so that you can stand against the tide of negative changes, and help your spouse stand. Come to understand that you have to get involved in politics if you currently care about this country. We cannot sit on the sidelines. It is our right as citizens of the U.S. to let our minds be heard, to share opinion especially if it is rooted in our religion. The founders did it, they protected the right of us to do so, with the expectation that we would pay attention and do our moral duty to the nation. You want to make a an impact to your fellow humans, the time to take action is now.
There is no straw. Toss the kool-aid out, quit wasting away in front of the TV, get off your butt, see to your own health, the health of your loved ones, of your town, of your state, and of your country. Do what you can in your own life. You have the power. Bow your knee to God, pledge to serve those He wants you to serve, and quit waiting.