We Were Not Created to Fail
"For the first time in history our children will not be better off than we"
Believe it or not, that is a quoted response from one of the Rants/Raves posted here.
Any thinking person has to realize that that is one of the most pessimistic outlooks one can ever adhere to. I'm sure glad not everyone feels that way.
Our words are extremely important. With them we can minister blessing or cursing, life or death. We can build our lives and our future or destroy it. The choice is ours.
We should have every confidence that our children will be better off than we are. If we don't, we automatically set them up for failure. Each and every day we are to be building a legacy for our kids and our kid's kids ad-infinutum. If we are not specifically and intentionally doing that, then all we are doing is taking up space and resources that could better be used by someone else with a vision.
We need to be fully functioning human being to bring our best to any task at hand. Spiritually, physically, financially, socially - we need to hit on all cylinders.
In this country there is no need for our kids not to get a good education. The system is flawed but it is workable if we work it. We need to encourage our children to be studious and take their education seriously. Parents need to raise their kids and not turn them over to the state like so many have without even realizing it.
Mothers and fathers need to spend much time with their kids raising them and educating them on the important things in life. It's not going to happen on its own. We must be proactive. In that way we are programming them for success.
I know my kids are going to be successful. There's no doubt in my mind about it. They have been set up to be victory going somewhere to happen. They are blessed and when they come on the scene others are blessed by them. We should work that into all of our young people. That will change the world.
Right or Left, Capitalist or Socialist. None of that ultimately matters. Anyone who thinks man's politics are going to usher in utopia is delusional to the max. That's farfetched off the charts.
Children live what they learn. If we teach them to be pessimistic and negative, that is what they will live out. If they come from a perspective of understanding the Blessing there is nothing this world can throw at them that will ultimately discourage and destroy them.
Neither this economic system nor any other can keep a winner down. It's all a matter of perspective and persistence. If we don't have a clue as to our purpose and our source of supply, then it's very easy to get dragged down into the negativity of this fallen world.
Our young people need role models and there are still plenty of positive ones out there. You just have to know where to look.
The first role models, of course, should be the parents. The parents are the first line in seeing to it that world doesn't mess over the kids.
From promiscuity, to criminal activity, to perversion, to shiftlessness and depression, the enemies are out there. It is up to parents to model the discipline, work ethic, morality and integrity that we expect the young people to emulate and that will contribute to making them prosperous and blessed. We continue to work it from there.
Some expect all sports icons and celebrities to be role models. That's too much to expect. They should be moral and responsible, but many simply are not. So let's be realistic. WE are the role models.
Don't just buy any sports jersey for your kids either. Be more discerning than that. I buy sports jerseys for my kids, but they are usually retro. Do yourself a favor and if you buy them, buy the ones by folks that have proved themselves on and off the field/court. Folks that show tremendous ability in their sport, their lives and their philanthropy. Refuse to buy just any old jersey because of popularity. That's just dumb and sends a wrong message.
We truly have a lot to be thankful for and praise our Maker for. It's unfortunate that some just don't see it and want to try and rain on another's parade. That's too bad. Too bad for them.
We need to reflect on how truly fortunate and blessed we are. We need to inspire ourselves.
When things are tough we don't need to throw up our hands and give up. No.
We simply need to commit to strive that much harder, in spite of the difficulties, for a better tomorrow for our families and for anyone else we can bring along.
"the kids of today are already suffering because of educational cutbacks that are making higher education harder for all but the rich. They will not be able to get the good jobs and pull themselves up by their bootstraps like we did. The American dream is dead…"
Contrary to the opinion of some, the American Dream is NOT dead.
There will be jobs and there will be opportunity. We have 9% unemployment and that is pretty significant. There are other countries that have it far, far worse however. We need to continue to look on the bright side and continue do our part to make a better day. No room for whiners and complainers.
This is still a wonderful world and we all can have a wonderful life and a wonderful future. Will it be easy? No. Will it take hard work? Yes. Is it possible? You better believe it is.
We must persist until the Promise is manifested. And of course, we must not give undue attention to the negative folks, the haters, and the naysayers. All they will do is attempt to discourage and drag us down into their own personal hell. A hell which oft times is of their own making by their own words, attitudes and actions.
Complaining changes nothing. It's our actions and reactions that count. If you don't like the effect, don't produce the cause.
We are to rule over our circumstances not the other way around. It's all under our feet when we know who we are, why we are here, and where we come from.
Thank you for reading.
Funkadelic – If You Don't Like the Effects Don't Produce the Causehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbMXPsmyA...
King's X - Complainhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uekdv8SiT...
Les Brown – Why People Failhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaTX0t_3P...
Nido Qubein - Why Immigrants Become Millionaireshttp://www.lyrics007.com/Funkadelic%20Ly...
Lyrics - If You Don't Like the Effects Don't Produce the Cause