Sometimes G-Pop forgets.
He is suddenly overwhelmed by the nasty, cantankerous, mostly-cloudy conclusions, and then drenched in the negativity.
Weathering the storm.
What G-Pop forgets is that there are two worlds: the world around him and the world of his undertaking.
It is so easy to get trapped into believing that significant change can be accomplished by arguing, fussing, preaching or evaluating the lives and actions of eight billion other people.
But we’re all human. We want everything, everywhere, to be just fine. And by “just fine,” we mean “to our liking.”
There is only one world. It is the world where we live and have some sense of contribution.
But to keep on that straight and narrow of wisdom, G-Pop realizes that certain ideas need to be honored on a daily basis:
1. No one is better than anyone else.
Even if you have information to the contrary or discover evidence which contradicts such a noble notion, be intelligent enough to ignore it.
2. Don’t judge anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Even if you feel you have the backing of eternity or a stack of holy books, laugh at your inclination to be superior.
3. Stop thinking big.
It sets your mind to enormous expectation which causes the smaller opportunities to escape your vision. Life is not about a magic wand which causes dreams to appear, but rather, a pile of bricks, which we put in place one at a time.
It’s better than crying, and even if weeping comes for a season, be prepared for it to turn into giggling. Taking things seriously only puts you in serious trouble.
5. Don’t stop believing, but don’t rely on it.
Believing has an unrighteous tendency to wait too long before determining to do something. If you want God to know that you believe, start working with what you already have.
You see, sometimes G-Pop forgets these things. The bickering causes him to become cynical, or worse, proud.
When G-Pop lives in his own world, change actually seems possible.
Published by Jonathan Cring