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It saddens me
Posted By: tiredtim About Me
Posted On: 5/31/2006 10:22:53 PM

I look upon kids today. They want and want; they're greedy for everything thing under the sun. They want everything handed to them without having to work for it or having to hardly do any work. They think respect is something given and not earned. They have no work ethic that I can see. Yet they have a hunger for more and the world says that they can get it without raising a finger.

That saddens me and angers me at the same time. There is always a price for everything. And those of us who have lived long enough to enter adulthood know this. We've paid the price, we've taken bribes though maybe not as money. We've sold ourselves out. We have sold our integrity for greedy gain and yet are not satisfied. Some students have asked if they offered me a million dollars, would I dare do such and such a thing. And my reply comes easily. I say "NO!" They sit there shocked and ask why. I say "Because then I have sold my integrity and my integrity is one thing that I can hold on to." The kids sit there in silence sometimes in shock and then say "No way!" And I tell them "Yes Way."

As I said it saddens me that so many people today want and want and want and yet are not satisfied. They are searching for the next big thing. And I think to myself, the only reason they want so much is because they think it leads to power. They ultimately want more power. It is a facade; it is an illusion. They think with power comes happiness and joy, but that is a lie too.

And yet even I know that sometimes I am those very people who are wanting more, more material things, more power to do things that will dumbfound people around me. And why? To bring glory to myself. Daily I learn that I must die to myself and let Christ's life, His resurrection bring me to life in freshness anew. He must revive my lifeless body so that His name will be glorified and His fame to spread across my area. It's a shame to say that I probably lose more times than I win in this area and yet daily I am learning that I must pick up my cross and follow Christ. "1st Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." And also 1st Corinthians 1:27 "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong."

We all must learn power is not our aim. We must learn that it will be our own destruction if we pursue it. Pursue Christ rather with a holy passion that is wholly devoted to Him alone to bring His honor and glory. And through that His love will be made perfect in us.

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