We don’t need smarter people. Facts are always changing. Today’s news is tomorrows trash. What we need is more people of courage. People of character. People with bold faith who are unafraid to speak God’s truth. We need people with integrity, honesty, patience, kindness, empathy, wisdom, discipline, self-control, and love for their fellow men. Most importantly, we need men and women who have a reverence for God.
We need people with a discerning eye that are able to delay gratification and endure difficult times in order to reap a later harvest for the greater good. We need people with maturity. REAL maturity. We need people who can stand up to the critics, the nay-sayers, the opposition, the loud voices and spineless few who sway with the popular majority. We need people who make decisions that are in the long-term best interest for the emotional, physical, financial and spiritual growth and freedom of all men and women.
We need Men and Women of Issachar. Those who are unashamed of their faith in God. We need men and women who know what is right, say what is right, do what is right, and live it in their heart and home. We need those who place their trust in God and unabashedly go forth knowing that God will provide.
We need more people to read God’s word and understand His ways. Those who do so will understand that His ways are good. They are provisional. They protect us. They provide for us. And they are ALWAYS for our good.
“And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7
We need people who have a desire to submit their will and their ways to God. Those whose hearts are listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit and allowing Him to guide and direct their footsteps.
This is the greatest need that there is.
My prayer for you, dear friend, is that you choose to make Christ the head of your life, your heart and your home.
Christy Demetriades, Ph.D.