The battle for the mind never ceases. There is always something calling for our attention— something that will divert our attention and distract us from our duty. Because we love our family, friends, church, and country we just naturally pay attention to things related to them— we should, but only to an extent. If we aren’t careful we will find ourselves depressed and defeated— focused on the wrong things.
It’s been one of those mornings for me. I made the mistake of reading the news and listening to a talk show host for about 5 minutes. Now here I am with pen in hand, a heavy heart, and a cluttered mind! I’m not over Benghazi yet (will never be) and stuff just keeps piling on— Benghazi, Bundy, Bergdahl, V A scandal, illegal immigration. It never stops and Obama is never held accountable. And it will get worse! The same government that fails to care for our Vets, our heroes, wants to run healthcare for everyone! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! Can you imagine what a fiasco that will be? We are headed toward disaster— which by the way is exactly what Obama has wanted from the beginning.
Are Americans so dumb as to let this happen or is he so smart that he has hood-winked the majority into believing he is doing good? I’ll let you know when I figure it out. All I know now is that we are headed down a path that no sensible person would take. The blind are leading the blind and we’re all headed for the ditch. One well known talk show host said he wasn’t comfortable calling the president “evil”. Well, unless he is totally ignorant, I am perfectly at ease in doing so. How else would you describe a person who intentionally does what he is doing? No, I couldn’t think of a better word either. As I recently wrote to the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, “I have never been so disappointed in the Republican party! No one, it seems, has the guts to truly stand against the present evil administration. And we have no one standing in the wings ready and able to defeat the Democrats. Whoever they run will win. God give us a hero–like Reagan!” Think about it!
The more I think about it the more I realize that this is not a good way to end this article. If I just leave it there all I’ve done is divert your attention, distract you from duty, and discourage you. So let me turn your attention to where mine should be– to the Word of God. I remind you of what Jehoshaphat said during a crisis long ago, “ O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do : but our eyes are upon thee.”– 2 Chron. 20:1. The key to our survival and success is “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith—- consider him–” (Heb. 12:2-3). Think about Him!