Solutions June 2018 - Page 16

Americans, can get us out of our muck and take us forward. A small, committed, unified minority can move the majority to take action, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. complex, busy, distracted, detached nation. If we want our country back, it starts with each of us taking back our lives, families, churches, places of employment, and communities. 1. Reject the Majority Myth 3. Deal Thoroughly with Pornography and Sexual Temptation Get yourself into the habit of doing what is right in the eyes of God, not what is merely popular, safe, convenient, or comfortable. If you are a Christian, stop being fearful of speaking the truth, in love, because people need—and even want—to hear it. Do you have a problem with porno- graphy, or does someone within your family? Left unchecked, pornography will destroy you, your family, and your life. Purify and simplify your life by dealing with porn—thoroughly. Porn is a major reason why people are not standing up against the filth happening in society—they feel like there is no way out of their hypocrisy and that they are trapped. Deal thoroughly with porn, or porn will deal thoroughly with you. 4. Stop Freaking Out 2. Simplify Your Personal and Family Life Less Is More. Simple Is Better. We’re too busy doing God-knows-what to pay attention to what really matters most. This is true not only as it relates to what is happening in society, but also within our families, our houses of worship, our workplaces, and our communities. Our busy, complex lives—which we have created for ourselves—add up to a very 16 • Solutions The world has indeed faced difficult challenges before. Humble courage always won the day, and it will win it again here—if we practice it. Yes, the challenge is difficult, but it is not insurmountable. Do what’s right and leave the consequences to God. Freaking out is the opposite of walking by faith. 5. Don’t Use Christ’s Return As an Escape Clause So many Christians default toward a divine bail-out approach to life instead of thinking deeply, changing how they live, and genuinely caring about people. The timing and circumstances