We are living at a very tumultuous time. If you look to the news media for solace, you will be disappointed. It seems the goal of most of the news media is to find everything unsettling and corrupt and to focus upon it. They seem to look for every slip of the tongue to report false conclusions. They set themselves up as holier than thou. They are not interested in finding true intent, but are so interested political correctness and sensationalism the truth is obscured. The media is not interested in finding the truth, but only look for the sensational. With this craziness constantly bombarding us, we need to find peace in the midst of chaos. Hopefully, these ideas will help to give us a sense of balance, hope, and peace.
- No one is perfect. We all have our frailties. We all make mistakes. We all misstep. We all misjudge others. Knowing this, we should temper our opinions of one another and our politicians. The question we must ask ourselves is whether serious mistakes are perpetual. If so, does it set a pattern of deceit?
- We all want to believe one another. We all want to believe people are what they say they are, that they are truthful. But how can we tell if someone is truthful? One problem of human beings is we are naïve. All through history we have been led astray time and time again. It would be nice if we could look into a crystal ball and know the truth of all things. But since we don’t have that crystal ball, the best we can do other than kinesiology is look at one’s actions. In the Bible, Matthew 7:16, we read: “By their fruits ye may know them.” Their fruits are their trail of work and deeds. If we look at what they have done in the past, we should be able to clearly see how truthful they are.
- We need to accept what “is” before we can repair it. We may not be happy about what is, but until we accept “it is what it is”, we cannot make it better. This is so true of our country, and ourselves. Until we take off our blinders and see clearly, we cannot improve ourselves or our country. Take time to honestly assess the state of our union as well as our personal self. Only then can we know what is needed to become as we would like.
- Don’t become so absorbed in the media chatter that you neglect all that is good around you. Everyday take time to acknowledge the goodness around you. Look for opportunities to help others. We are most happy when we have given our time and service to another. When we serve others we temporarily forget our own troubles. And those troubles become lighter.
- Be where you are. By that I mean be in the present moment. The present moment is the only seat of action available to us. The past is gone and cannot be changed. The future is still to come. We cannot take any action in the past or future. We can only act now. When we allow our mind to be filled with thoughts of past and future, we lose the ability to appreciate what we can do right now.
- Above all, we need to remember that God is over all. And if He is over all, who does that leave out? No one! I believe we must do what we can do to make our world a better place and trust God to make up the difference.
For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ ; “You can live in this world and yet be not of this world. The way you look at things makes all the difference.”