I am motivated to write this however will begin in saying that I pray my words do not lead anyone to believe I am not sensitive to what is going on in the country and the economic situation of people all over the world. However I write on the comments and expectations I see sewn throughout the conversations on the net about the changing government and the increase our new leadership will offer.
Let us be honest, if change happens – our government will have done little for our victory. The people, when enacted to build a better life, act in coordination with the truth and look to better themselves is what makes a country move in action. My spiritual beliefs find that this is a foundational principle in Jesus Christ. The nation, people all across the country need and have to want to better themselves. Our country was founded on principles of freedom but born on the backbone of hard work and ethics. We have lost that and in that we have started down a path that offers little for the future. Take a look at the following:
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.
Apathy is defined as a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion. An apathetic individual has an absence of interest or concern to emotional, social, or physical life. They may also exhibit an insensibility or sluggishness.
Does this not define our culture. A sluggishness…little concern for others or ourselves. All the while moving towards dependence. Dependence and faith in government (remember government is people – nothing more) all in the hopes that they may hand us or fix our problems. Where have we gone I ask?
I am in the process of reading a book on influencing people’s behavior. It is a well written best seller offering insight into how people have solved some of the world’s largest problems while having nearly no resources to speak of. All in all…it came down to one thing. Simple things make HUGE changes. Let us see and identify how we can make these changes in our job search. Maybe we need to make some large changes – like move cross country. Or maybe it means driving a farther commute than would be ideal. Possibly – it is beginning a new career by starting a company to solve an issue no one will address. No matter the change, it is time we looked past what others will give us and really push ourselves.