Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fear or Faith

I try my best to be an optimistic guy. I can't stand pessimism and try not to delve into it. I mostly see the glass half full and seldom see it half empty. What makes the man, is whether he strives to succeed or gives up when he fails. Now, after saying that, we need to look at whether or not we have faith or we cower to fear.

One thing I have to say is, that this country started out with people that were optimistic. We told ourselves "we have to succeed or it's over", and over surely wasn't an option. We became a country that was envied by many. We were the standard for freedom. Why? Well, our faith in God, that's why. We believed in the one who created us. Our reward, I believe, was to be the beacon of hope that other people needed to see. Once other people caught a glimpse of it, they wanted it. They fought to come to our country just to experience it. We were the influence for freedom around the world. We did it by expressing our faith, and becoming that type of nation.

What is going on in our country today though. Faith has basically taken a backseat to fear. What do we hear from the leaders of this great nation now-a-days? Fear of what others think about us. I guess it is easier to back down than to stand up. Once, other countries envied us, now they hate us for being such a powerful force in the world. Because of that, we fear rejection of those countries and become apologetic.

Not only are we afraid of being rejected or mocked by these other countries, our own government is ruling by fear. They tell us what car to drive, or what light bulb we have to use, in the name of Global warming. They tell us what to eat, and what to learn in our schools. They tell us this, that, and the other thing in the name of their own agenda, and if we don't do these things, we will slowly destroy ourselves and this planet. Due to all these fear tactics, people worry and get stressed out. Some give up and commit suicide. Some get disillusioned and freak out. It consumes their lives. The point I'm getting at is, do you want to live a happy life or a life of fear and worry?

I mentioned in an earlier blog about how God has been taken out of this country. With Him, we were a country run by faith, and now have become a country run by fear. What can I say but this. Do you have something or someone positive to believe in, or do you believe in what people tell you? I, being a Christian, believe in the Almighty God of the Bible. I have faith in him. Knowing this, I found nothing in the bible that says this earth will end because of global warming, so I don't fear that. I never found in the bible about the earth ending due to being fat, and likewise, any other fear tactics this government tries to feed us.

God didn't create us to be afraid. He want's us to experience love and joy, peace and comfort. This is our country and we shouldn't let the fear mongers take over. Let's vote them out and invite God back in. Always remember, that fear forces our steps but faith guides them. Whoever this country puts their faith in, will determine how strong and prosperous this country can be. Man seems to be the lousy option.

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