12 Reasons Why You Should Sweat The Small Stuff Part 1
In today’s busy all about me world, it is very obvious that most people, do not even remember what the small stuff is let alone sweat about it.
The one who coined the phrase is in question but the most results that I have seen seem to point to a Cardiologist from the University of Nebraska.
In his book, “Is it worth dying for? How to make stress work for you not against you,”(1) on page 234, ROBERT S. ELIOT stated “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
We’re not claiming that Robert Eliot was making a stance on spiritual principals, I don’t know the man. The point of this article is that things like honesty and intellectual integrity and standing for the truth aren’t small things like many claim they are.
I would venture, the 12 things on the “Small Stuff” list above enhances your life if you practice them.
You may be attacked for using them, especially if you use all 12. However, they will change your life and for the better. It can especially touch those around you in a powerful way.
This article stems from a news report on a local television station.
The reporter stated this church which is trying to do something about Justice for many people is going viral. They showed this image of the pastor standing out in front of their Message board.
After going to the church’s website, viewing a few videos, then going to the recommended website, teaching on The Progressive church…
It inspired me to write this article and the one which proceeded it.
Integrity, while it isn’t widely utilized in business, or in many churches, it is foundational for building influence as a leader, especially in the Church.
If people don’t trust you, how are you ever going to get them to follow or listen to you. Sure you’re going to have a few blind sheep that will do whatever you tell them but more and more youth are leaving the church. Thousands have left what has sadly been mistaken for church in America.
Left for what reasons?
A.Left because they’re angry that they’ve been lied to.
B.Left because they’re angry that they’ve been manipulated
C.Left because there is no difference between the church and the world any more in many instances
D.There is too much pressure and not enough reward
E.If the Church is full of lies and witchcraft and yoga and transcendental meditation and star wars blah blah blah… what’s the difference between the church and Kaballah or Scottish Rite Pagan witchcraft. You can say spells and create rituals and people listen to you.
As a whole, the Millennial through Gen Z age groups are not the greedy,uninspired, lazy misfits so many have painted them to be. I don’t blame them for being pissed off at the older generation that has left them to fend for themselves.
Parents have tuned out with alcohol, drug addiction and binge watching Game of Thrones or Power. Parents have allowed cable television, the Xbox and the Internet to be the nanny of their children. Well let’s see how that is going shall we?
You have some of the most disgusting, vile, wicked programing on Netflix, HBO, Skinemax and Hulu.
Xbox games has made Grand Theft Auto one of the richest video games of all time. In it you can see naked people and enough murder to scare Stephen King or M. Night Shyamalan. Then we have the greatest invention of all time that was originally created to protect nations and to entrust the databases of educational institutes. Since Lucifer is known as the Prince of the air (among many other names) it is nothing but humorous evil that the means of communication through wired networks has been dubbed “Ethernet” (Ether – Air… well I’m sure you get the reference.)
On the internet kids go to different game discussion sites and are inundated with pictures of half naked women that would make a 1960’s porn star blush. There are also black hat hacking conventions where bored teenagers can learn to hack networks of banks and insurance companies where they can learn to steal your credit card and your health records. Then there are companies that are supposedly there to allow people to chat and post videos to friends and followers but as we all know they are thinly veiled despots who sell our information to the swamp in DC.
Then there are actual porn sites where kids can watch full out sex acts of any number of kinds. Meanwhile mom and dad are by now half drunk and drooling while they are vegging out on the Binge weekend of G.O.T..Oh that is a ridiculous melodramatic depiction of society in America, you’re just a fear monger. Really? We haven’t even gotten to Mom’s taking their innocent toddlers to the local library for the embracing of Transgenders cross-dressers who still have their male organs while dressed like women but not wearing underwear in loose fitting dresses, read stories to children then encourage the boys and girls to play tickle with them and climb on them like a tree or ride them like a horsey. (Don’t believe me? It’s been happening in Canada for the last 3 years while people applaud, it’s coming to America, Google it if you don’t believe me.)
This has been going on since the 1960’s folks. People who returned from World War II had the largest section of population growth ever in the world. There were millions of Baby Boomers grown. After Vietnam, people were tired of right and wrong and decided to create LSD. They also decided to create moral relativism. If it feel good to me, I’m going to do it and the hell with society. So then we started having the hedonistic hippy communes where thousands of children were born but no one claimed them.
Then you started having families fall apart or not even formed in the first place.
By the 1980’s you had a huge increase in teenage sexual encounters, hell our parents are having sex before they get married, then they split, why shouldn’t we. So by the 1990’s it was more normal to have sex at 13 than it was to stay a virgin. Liberals started handing out condoms in Elementary Schools and Middle Schools and High Schools. Then they sat back while 13 and 14 year old students had abortions at “Planned Parenthood” clinics without telling their parents.
Medicine and Science tell us that the brain isn’t even fully formed and functioning at the highest capacity until 25 years of age.
However, society wants to teach 5 year old children to explore sexuality today in 2019. Because two people coming together in sexual sin have given birth to a child and yet because of Dr. Spock do nothing to teach them about how to behave in society, we have younger and younger children having children.