I cannot imagine a thriving life in which people are unhappy. There are so many rigid regimented beliefs out there, that are throwing the wrench into the way God meant for us to thrive. Yes, God is perfect. He is a Holy God of order, lawfulness and justice. This does not mean that children should not be heard for instance. This does not mean obeying certain standards or rules in order to be given access to the good life. Children should not be made to grow up too soon. This world needs a revolution and as God’s witness, I will do what I can to educate and influence the world to be a true place of peace, harmony and unity. Justice means different things to different people. It depends on what you define as right or wrong. Too many children are being told that they are wrong, bad and at fault when they are young, and then we wonder why kids are getting into trouble with premarital sex, drugs, disrespecting authority, gangs, crime etc. I can sure improve my parenting style too, but there are too many unhappy people not doing what God has called them to do. Jesus says that He came that we may have life and have it to the full according to John 10:10. Children should be given loving guidance as well as plenty of time to play and laugh. It is good for the relationships in the family as well.
The rat race is killing people. God commanded us to work in order not to be in poverty, but he did not mean doing something that makes you miserable in order to food food on the table. He meant for us to do what we really love deep down inside of us. It is easier said than done. Doing what you love requires sacrifice, hard work and heartbreak, but not because it is okay for people to be mean to you, or for your heart to be broken, or for conditions to deter your efforts. It means overcoming what is not okay to get where God wants you to be. The reality is that we live in a fallen world, and if we are not careful, we will be decieved into thinking that it being purposely challenging to have life life to the fullest is the way it is supposed to be. Yes, God uses challenges to make us stronger like the moth needing to break out of it’s cocoon. But at the same time, because we are in a fallen world, things are unnecessarily difficult. Too many people are making it harder for people than it has to be. I will get into details another time about what I mean, but it is our responsibility to overcome obstacles, yes even those we should not have had thrown at us, until this world becomes a better place. When I minister to the mentally ill, I will be implementing a two-way street policy of advocating for those with mental illness, while holding them accountable for their health and wellness. It doesn’t help though when society imposes standards to cause people to conform to what they are not in order to have a life! I believe in the standard of God’s Word! We are supposed to be merciful to our fellow man, hence my message of Mercy. Children need to learn to behave and have manners, but that does not mean using intimdation to force them to act like people they are not in order to get to do what they love. Access to nature, music, relaxation, good relationships, support as well as basic needs should be more freely given those who have the power to control resources. People with power, authority and resources need to remember that they were all given to you as gifts from God and therefore ultimately belong to God. Think about that next time you wish to impose rules to purposely make it harder for people to have access to things that give life to the soul!