So just how have things gotten this way and how susceptible is the world's most successful nation which advocates freedom to the wishes of those who want to turn society upside down for a utopian dream which time and time again has failed miserably? One need look no farther than Venezuela to our south to see a nation which not long ago was one of the largest producers of oil in the world and an economic powerhouse in Latin America. Today, Venezuela is a disaster with people going hungry, services non-existent and a government which rules with the iron fist of tyranny. A good look at that land provides a good picture of what American could become if people don't wake up and not only smell the roses, but work for freedom and truth.
As a man of faith, I am always drawn to the conclusion that when a society removes God from center stage, things go downhill fast. Why? Because the evil one roams free and he always looks for the worst in us. Let's face it, man is a frail being, both weak and seeking the easy way on most things if left to his own doing. Satan knows that he has evil thoughts and he seeks to exploit them anyway he can. When we lose the positive force of God in our lives, that means the Holy Spirit lies dormant within us. The Spirit doesn't show himself to us until we open our hearts and if we don't, Satan is free to tempt us with whatever weaknesses attract us the most. It can be lust for the flesh, the desire to gain great wealth by whatever means necessary and the thirst for power over others among many other possibilities. When we succumb and give our soul to Satan, evil prevails.
God on the other hands is the Father of Goodness and Light and when we make the decision to follow and believe in Him after we open our hearts, He will direct our life in a way that is pleasing to Him. That means we will be industrious and seek to care for ourselves and our loved ones based upon His course of action for us and we will help others truly in need, not with a handout but a hand up and, in so doing, we will help them get on their own two feet and be able to fend for themselves.
But there's more, for when we make the decision to follow our Lord and Savior, we commit to living a clean and decent life in His image and that very way of life through belief will break the chains of sin and truly make us free. That's why the Founders knew we needed Almighty Providence in our lives and its why we were created as a nation to acknowledge God as our foundation. No, life wasn't meant to get "free stuff" from politicians who always disappoint us, for they must take the resources of others to provide that so-called free stuff. God instead develops in us a desire to be self-sufficient and live within the godly rules of society that He deemed favorable to be developed. It's really not all that difficult to comprehend it is just difficult to follow through with it.
If we will just put the breaks on the everything is normal nonsense that is so common today in America and instead put our faith and trust in God, America can be returned to the greatness that it once was as the land of the free and home of the brave. That's what I want to see instead of "free stuff." How about you?