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Grimm's Musings: Convicted and committed

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September 4, 2016 | 550 views | Post a comment

If you've been living under a rock you may not have a clue what I'm talking about, but I hope you'll keep reading. I am going to call a spade a spade!

Lately, we've all heard someone who needs to be convicted. The more we hear them speak the more we realize this very fact and no doubt wonder why they haven't been. Of course, we've also seen enough of how they act to believe they should be committed. Why they haven't leaves everyone feeling a little sick in their stomach.

They've been given chance after chance, opportunity after opportunity, but they get away with it time and time again. While people grumble and complain about it, so far, nothing seems to get them either convicted or committed!

Well, it's time to be blunt. So hang on while I spell it out plainly. If you want some honesty, keep reading!

There IS someone who needs to be convicted and committed.

It is you and me!

America, "WE, The People..." used to stand for something. We didn't need politicians or programs to take care of us. We took care of ourselves and our neighbors. We didn't need ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC or NPR to tell us what to think. We had sense, common sense, and we knew how to use it! We had backbone. We had ethics. We had purpose. We had Conviction and we had Commitment!

This USA was a Nation the rest of the World looked up to but something has happened US, you and me. Anymore it's like there is no real conviction, we have sentiments. He's offended. She's offended. This groups offended. That groups offended. Well, I'm offended that people are offended!

We are more interested in feeling good than being good. We used to take pride in ourselves and our communities because our communities were an extension of us. Now, we hardly know our neighbors and have little sense of personal involvement where we live. Our communities are merely crossroads to ignore on our way from cradle to grave. We have things but too few real relationships. Now we have acquaintances but too few real friendships. We want God to help us but too few of us make ourselves available to God for God to guide us. Oh, but let the crap hit the fan and we blame the Church, the preacher and shake our fist like a toddler in the face of God crying "God, do something!" Well, guess what? God uses people and that's you and me!

You may have thought I was going to condemn Hilliary or Trump but you and I are the problem. You and I are in need of a strong dose of God sent, real backbone conviction and some good old fashioned God inspired honest commitment.

Our beloved USA is on the fast track to hell and unless you and I get convicted and committed it is your fault and mine.

So, join me! Stop whining about what he's doing or she's doing and what they're doing or not doing. Let's take back Our Country before it's sold out from under us, the Constitution is dismantled and we've got to press 3 for Arabic. If we don't, it's your fault and mine.

Meantime, I'm doing more than wringing my hands. I'm willing to be a lightening rod to get people riled up enough that we show enough evidence that we are people who are convicted and committed! Pray, yes, absolutely pray but be willing to be the answer to your own prayer. Prove it by registering to VOTE and then VOTE!!

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