After watching the politicians go round and round for the past few months, (seems like years already!), I still haven’t heard what I am looking for, but in glances. What is the REAL solution to the dilemmas that we face as Americans today?
Our society has major predicaments that stretch across and deeply effect all classes. I could name them but why waste your time, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. The one cause that the serious problems all really point to when all of the smoke clears is the family unit. What has happened to the American family unit? Why don’t any of the presidential candidates speak to the disintegration of the family as a point of emphasis? Is it because there’s no money in it? This brings me to the real heart of the matter, money and our insatiable appetite for it.
We as Americans have been convinced that we need more money, no matter how much we have. It’s not enough to be able to live the happy life of raising up a family that loves the Lord, (which, by the way, will get us ALL that we need). No, we have been sold this idea of enormous wealth being the end goal and we as a whole have bought into it, (but not without a coupon we got in the mail for 25% off, of course. We Americans do love a bargain!)
More toys, (that cost more money to play with and maintain), a bigger house, (that costs more to maintain and one day you will grow out of and ultimately lose anyway), a more expensive car, (so you can feel the fleeting joy of fulfilling an unrealistic childhood dream). What is life REALLY about anyway?
So from where does this love of money come?
Studies have proven that the first three years of life are the most crucial, and from there our real memories are made. Our childhood is what shapes us. All things are seated in our upbringing, whether we want to admit it or not. Not placing blame, just sayin’.
And so here we sit atop a giant mountain of “what we are” according to what we have internalized as “important”. Now I ask you to look down and recognize what your pile is really based on. Is it the love of money above God? Be honest with yourself
I say this because if we really want to solve the multi-level crisis of today then we have to look inside the box. We as parents and role models NEED TO raise our children properly from the beginning to the end. Teach and show them that putting God and family first is the foundation on which all that is truly good is built. Otherwise the cycle will continue and we will be continuing to put little bandages on gaping wounds. Shouldn’t we be actively trying as leaders to prevent the wounds in the first place? But then again, think about all the money that would be lost, that’s what all the politicians do….
If we put Father God first in all situations, “good” or “bad”, the multi-dimensionally confusing situation becomes crystal clear and it seemingly takes care of itself As God intercedes for His children.
Money isn’t the root of all evil, greed above God is.
Keep your eye on the ball parents…….the world and your children’s future depends on it.