There is something that occurred in America that concerned me during the campaign of Barack Hussein Obama. There seemed to be a mindset that this nation needed a great leader; someone to pull us out of a pit. I would not question the fact that our nation needed help. Things were fracturing left and right; however…
Men and women everywhere – and I mean across the globe – wanted this man to be president. He was glorified, lifted to the status of a small god, and people bought the lie. The truth is, dear friends, that he became a drug and Americans far and wide were intoxicated with his promises, great speeches, and good looks.
Now look where we are.
Allow me to share with you, that NO man is the answer to this nation’s problems.
Go and look in the mirror.
It is you.
We are those laborers.
The shipmates do not look to the captain, place him at the helm and then relax and forget about the direction they are moving in while they engage in selfish pursuits, blindly trusting the man at the wheel. They don’t march below deck to eat, drink, and be merry while the Captain and First mate handle the ship alone. Good sailors know that they must set their hands to labor – that the vessel may function as it was built to.
The thing that alarms me the most is the lazy sailor mindset that SO MANY Americans have today. It is also a ”we need a savior” mindset – the mentality of a pet in a home that looks to its master for food, for shelter, for everything. Where did this mentality of helplessness come from…this mentality that enslaves us as a nation? It not only enslaves us but cripples us. It weakens us, prevents us from labor, self-sufficiency, self-reliance – from success.
The “we need a savior” mindset inadvertently came from slothfulness, among other things.
It came from the government employees that told a people that they did not have to work for a living; that their government programs would carry them along life’s dusty road. It also came from fear and despair. It is a result of various social plights and too large an issue to narrow down to one or two causes, but that does not remove from us the responsibility to acknowledge its existence. One must acknowledge an ugly problem before it can be erradicated.
While we all have hit hard spots in our lives, and while we may need a helping hand, it was never the plan of our founding fathers that we look to the teat of the government sow to feed us. And yes, our government has become that sow; wallowing in the filth of its own corruption and lust for power.
The thing that makes America Great, my friends, is her people.
When we turn off the soaps and “Who wants to be a Millionaire” reruns and begin to watch C-Span as it airs the goings-on in Washington, that is when we can effectively set our hands to the plow, so to speak.
One would be surprised at what is being said during the speeches on the House Floor. One would also be surprised at how legibly the names are displayed on the television screen so that citizens know who to call – whether they are behaving properly, or like a maverick. If Americans paid attention, their Representatives would actually represent them.
We do need a great captain to navigate the Good Ship USA into better waters; however, no captain can bring a ship into a harbor safely on his own, and we had better remember that lest we put all of our hopes on the new Republican candidate and make the same mistake our counterparts in government did; erecting a pedestal for a mini-savior and thrusting him upon it.
We cannot afford to operate from the same platform that those who were consumed with passion operated from. It is that blind near-obsession that elected Barack Hussein Obama into power, and tt will be our own destruction. We will be just like those who looked to a man for help when what this country needed to do was look to ourselves, becoming more active participants in the government God has blessed us with.Will you lift your hand to labor for your country?
- Pay attention to what bills are being discussed before they are passed.
- Pay attention to the decisions the judges in your district make.
- Pay attention to those in law enforcement that ignore laws being bent or broken and vote their sorry hides out of their elected office when it is time.
- Pay attention to the character of the men and women that run for smaller positions in your cities and school districts.
This nation will be set on its feet again when her citizens actively take part in her recovery. The collective must gather together as one, lending their giftings to re-build what is not too far from becoming a thing of greatness again. We must look for help in our own mirrors.
It hinges on us, beloved friends, citizens, brothers and sisters.
On WE the PEOPLE.
America’s strength lies in us!