Silly Things Christians Need to Quit Being Silly About [Rant]
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. - Matthew 6.34
As a conservative Christian, I stopped worrying about things I could not control a long time ago. I at least try not to get bent out of shape over politics, the path our country is on, and other matters that, well, don't matter.
It's not exactly Ecclesiastes or a epiphany I'm having here, but it is a minor realization. And that realization is: that none of that stuff matters.
So what if our nation now is openly defiant against God in a myriad of ways? God will only allow this to go on for so long, and when He decided it's time for this nation to no longer exist because of it's wickedness, then we won't have to worry about any of this.
We don't even need to worry about who's in office or what he/she is doing. The President does not have authority over our lives, God does.
"The government is taking away our rights!" you say. "The government is going against God!" you say. All right, that may be so. Are YOU doing what God says? Are YOU a faithful servant of His? Don't worry about what everyone else is doing - worry about what you're doing.
Quit being silly about the direction of our country. Worry about yourself, your family, and serving God in every capacity that you can. You can't control what anyone else says or does against God, but you can control you. God has this country on the path that He has deemed, whether that's to destruction or prosperity, we cannot know.
Quit being silly about worship. Today I saw this. This is WORSHIP to the Almighty God who created us and everything around us, and some people want to turn it into Prom Night. And if that's not enough, we're treating worship to God like it's a hobby. Like we will go and participate if it fits in our schedule. God's Son didn't die on the cross for us to miss worship because of a ballgame or because it's inconvenient to our schedule.
Just quit being silly, period. Quit complaining so much. Quit criticizing everything the preacher says or the youth minister does - they're people and fellow Christians too. Quit acting holy on Sundays and acting anything but on Saturday night. Quit worrying about things you can't control.
Quit being a discourager and be an encourager. Quit complaining and start solving. Act holy and BE holy, just as God has intended us to.
And stop worrying so much. God will take care of us if we trust in Him.