Have you ever looked at all the schlock we’re currently mired in thanks to BHO’s “fundamental transformation” of America and thought, or actually said, “Screw it. I’m done. I officially don’t give a crap anymore.” I have. And I prize myself as being somewhat of a scrappy-faith-filled dude. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I get sick and tired of being sick and tired.
As a 51-year-old, I remember the good old days when we had at least quasi-legit leaders who gave a nominal flip about the continuation and betterment of this grand experiment called America. I recall how their affinity for our sacred principles afforded us a pretty good life, in relative peace, where we could pursue happiness while being left the heck alone. But now, with our current crapmeisters at the helm … eh, not so much as each side of the aisle seems pretty determined to destroy us, to the lining of their own pockets and power.
After I have these little pouting sessions of pathetic wussiness, I realize two things: 1). I’m being a hamster; and 2). Historically, that’s pretty much the crumble of the cookie, in that things usually turned repugnant before they turned around. Indeed, in the very formation of our blessed union we tend to forget King George’s oppressive hell spawned a defiant and free rebel nation; and that didn’t happen with ease or overnight.
For example, take the biblical narrative of the rise of King David and the renewal Israel had under his governance. I love bringing the Bible into this because the left so hates the Scripture. Please note that, before Israel’s heyday via David, they had hell to pay because of the damage done by lousy leaders.
Here’s a brief breakdown of what preceded that epic, Davidic transformation of morphing from being the Philistine’s redheaded step-child to being a free people under God:
1. Things got bad … real bad. Saul’s corrupt leadership, that was spawned by Israel’s decadent desires, effectively drove their country into the gutter and allowed their enemies an upper/oppressive hand. Sound familiar? And it got bad, folks. I’m talking real bad, as Israel became a cartoon of what she was originally intended to be. In this dilapidated state of Philistinian dominance, including Israel’s corruption and cowardice, arose a new leader named David. What appeared to be “the end” for Israel was actually only the beginning of a new day. Chew on that for a while.
2. New leaders emerged. For ancient Israel to extricate themselves from the slough of despond they were in, it demanded that new, principled leaders replace the sucky ones. Everything rises and falls on leadership. If things truly blow then it’s time to blow out the bosses. Oh, and by the way, transformational leadership will not be what you’re used to. David came out of left field. No one expected him to be chosen. No one thought he could fell the foul toad called Goliath, and those who did want to give him a shot tried to arm him with all the crap they had that didn’t work. The leaders we need will not be who we’d expect or pick. They will be unorthodox.
3. Motives for leading changed. David wasn’t trying to be a king. He didn’t have as a five-year plan that one day fair maidens would sing his praises and feed him grapes. He wasn’t trying to be a conservative star. He wasn’t trying to make a career out of this event. David’s motives were God and country. He wasn’t attempting to be the next Big Shiznah or the most popular slingshot artist in Israel. He just wanted to slay giants and save a nation.
4. Enemies were called out. David’s rise to power when Israel was nothing but a craven quail entailed the verbal scathing of the enemies of Israel. Check out how he vocally dealt with Goliath’s threats prior to his taking care of business. David wasn’t sweet or politically correct about what he thought about those who were Israel’s oppressive enemies.
5. Supernatural strength was fetched. David built himself up in God. If some dork thinks he’s going to change America because he’s fit and glib or she’s got freshly dyed blonde hair and new, fake boobs, they’re gonna get their butt handed to them by demonic forces that currently rule this roost. Youth and zeal are no match for age and treachery unless God be on your side. Yep, the new leaders who were the agents of godly change sought God for supernatural wisdom and strength; and they prayed in no uncertain way that God would waylay the enemies of truth, righteousness and justice.
So, little kiddies … we need to cheer up. You and I can’t curl up in the fetal position and wet our big diaper since things seem bad right now, because that’s exactly what the enemies of our nation would like us to do, namely … check out. Give up. Lose heart. Instead, we must realize the historical pattern of things usually gets real frickin’ bad before it gets better.