Thursday, January 5, 2012

don't wait till november for change

Presidential elections, or any elections for that matter, are exciting because they represent change. Candidates invade the platform promising difference making policies that will benefit society. Even an incumbent (Obama) makes changes to their previous platforms to lure the ever enticing change. Change in politics is tantamount to any success because people inherently believe, no matter how great a society may be, there is always room for improvement.

It is exciting watching giant potential leaders fall out due to scandal (Cain) or lack or support (Perry) or the failure to generate vision leading change. With the Iowa caucus expired, the field of Republicans has narrowed (Romney, Santorum, Gingrich). Debates will continue to heat up and the American public will certainly be looking for the candidate with the most change factor.

There is much that many would agree must be changed. Unemployment is keeping many at home glued to the debates, dropping house prices have unsettled homeowners, an over-all failing economy have put many in poor demeanors. America will be waiting at the end of that infamous Tuesday in November to see who will be pioneering the changes needed in this nation.

While many are looking for the needed change in our country few are looking for the change that they can enact. Almost every election is followed by a collective collapse on the couch with the country waiting to see what will be done. We all want change because we see that we live in an imperfect society, but no one is willing to change themselves first.

The best policies in the world can improve the employment rate, but unless we are willing to change our attitudes of greed, laziness, and sense of entitlement, it will continue to be a greatly flawed system. Great tax breaks can be offered to help home sales, but until we are willing to change our values on life, family, and community, than the change will ultimately fail.

The many problems in our society cannot be affected by policy change, without personal, family, and community change. We have not put first things first; we have confused our values and have deflated the market on our character.

We have put possessions before family, we have put ease before character, we have put wealth before fairness, and we have put self before God.

Do you want life lasting, life impacting change, start with yourself, move to your family, than your neighborhood, you may never get past there, but even if you don’t that is a big impact you will leave.

Learn to do right!

Seek Justice,

Encourage the oppressed

Defend the cause of the fatherless,

Plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17

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