Is America the land of the free or the ultimate con?
Have we lowered ourselves so far down we bow to menacing persuasions too frequently? Are we “bailing out” of confrontation to get something done?
Or are we so afraid of offending others we cross our fingers and hope we won’t be labeled intolerant if we don’t back down from the truth?
Caring about doing the right thing has been enamored into whatever we can get away with. This character flaw is sowing massive division, hate and confusion. For those who breathe such toxins that is their goal. Ram it down the throats of disagreement until the obvious blackmail is so repetitious no one cares anymore; just get it over with. Do something even if it is wrong.
Coning a con is really not that hard. It is called, “a bluff.” Or the truth; The whole truth and nothing but the truth.
The result of no truth is representative of our society today. Bend it, shape it, twist it any way that fits your definition. Webster’s Dictionary might have to sign up some new words.
The key to “bluffing” a con is to know more truth than the con does. Reverse the bewilderment by tossing them a few nuggets of sterling authenticity and watch them squirm. Words are one of the most powerful forces in the universe.
The idea we are to kneel before the thrones of iconic companies, groups of intolerant Pharisees or government entities evading God’s word is like waiting for someone else to pick up your doormat.
Pick it up yourself.
Boldness in Christ is a wonderful blessing. It becomes a handmaiden of adventure besides a ministry but it is not an overnight enterprise. Lessons are best made in God’s classroom of the world where experience is action at work.
This bravery or some might refer to as “audacity” is not easy for the faint of heart. We who tear up during “Touched by an Angel” must endure the pain of strengthening our compassion for the sake of Christ with tenured prayer and faith. Adding a daring nerve or two built by God himself births one who is truly unashamed of the Gospel. The transformation is an armor equipped with love and a heaping dose of “holy spirit-filled words” befitting a servant fighting for his master.
I have witnessed my own reserve reach a plateau of assurance and fortitude not built in my character. The progression is one of recognition over time from spending hours, months and years alone with God. The grace God gives even when we seek him out of desperation is a full education of Biblical fighting power. Along with a degree in “the fire of the Holy Spirit”
is a street smart jurisdiction utilizing the awesome name of Jesus.
Life hurls adversity and wretchedness in huge doses at God’s children. The more we align ourselves with God’s word and will a militant expression of an Angelic warrior surfaces. What was once a timid or shy victim is a force to be reckoned with by God’s infusion of wisdom, knowledge and intellect.
As I seek the “graduate” school of the Divine, it is my hope more of God will rub off on me. Seeking God, giving him your time, your heart and placing him above everything else is a reward you can’t find anywhere else. He comes as a full package deal with a lifetime warranty of abundance of his riches and glory.
Matthew 10:16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”
Having friends in high places pays well.
Heaven’s clout wins wars.