Miranda, a certified pastor and active Christian of over 15 years has studied prophecies and historical references to the apocalypse.
This world has turned upside down. Just look at recent news headlines and you'll see. Look at them through your grandfather's spectacles. How appalling! Today the news focuses on the scandals and obscurities that revolve around race and gender. Now, I'm not writing this to gripe or complain. No, I just want to be the one that speaks the truth so that the human race can pull its' **** out of its' **** and get back on track.
Where Did We Go Wrong?
Just five years in the Super Bowl used to be the biggest event of the year. Now, the media focuses on other means of entertainment. for example, the trucker strike in Canada has become a hotter topic than the Super Bowl, let alone the Olympics. Politics have taken over. They have replaced our morals and values. People care more about the riots than they do the athletes that have worked hard all of their lives to get to where they are today. Back one things are simpler, our focus revolve around celebrating daily triumphs. It didn’t matter who identified as gay or lesbian, or black or white. People were people. Today, people only care about outward appearances and control.
Isn’t our world starting to sound like the world before it flooded? I don’t care if you think God did or didn’t cause the great flood. Many historical texts agree that the world did flood. Let’s take a look at what was happening right before the flood. Why did it flood?
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Doesn’t that sound like today? People are selfish, self-serving, and vain. They care about nothing but themselves. Isn’t this also starting to sound a little bit like end times? Think about all of the movies you’ve seen about the apocalypse. Stores are running short on supplies, politicians don’t seem to care about the people anymore, and people don’t care about other people anymore. Everything‘s a game.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick of it!
So, how can we REALLY impact our world and flip it right side up?
What Can WE Do?
Up has become down and down has become up. We, as the human race have just accepted this fact. Until now.
We demand change. But how? How can we flip this world back to the way it should be? We need it to be upside up again. Good needs to become good and bad needs to become bad.
Instead of just talking about a need for change or blasting it all over social media, something must happen within ourselves. Within each and every one of us.
Instead of pointing fingers, what can we do? Instead of gossiping, complaining, and arguing, what can be done?
The first step is to STOP!
Take a deep breath, smile, and then look around. Find something positive and focus on it. For example, a yummy chicken coming out of the oven or rain pattering in puddles around the driveway. Find something that brings a smile to your face.
Next, now that you have something positive in that head of yours, spread it. Just like negativity, joy, happiness, and contentment is contagious. Something as little as a wave or a smile to your neighbor can cause a ripple effect.
Once you have some happiness and joy packed into your demeanor, show it in everything you do. Whether it’s singing while doing the dishes, smiling while on the phone, or choosing not to honk at the individual that cuts you off in traffic. Every positive reaction causes a ripple effect.
That’s how we will change the world. One kind smile at a time.
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