Will you be ready for the future?
At the outset I want to make it very clear than I am an optimist and not a doomsday freak, however what I am about to share with you is not a personal opinion, but the result of a great deal of research and study during the past several months that I feel obligated to share with you – and you can interpret this as you feel appropriate or just dismiss me as some crazed out of touch lunatic.
I have read over a dozen books during the past few months by some of the most respected; economists, scientists, spiritual leaders and futurists and their common message that each of them put forward is - that we as a nation are headed for an economic collapse like we have never witnessed in our history – one that will make the depression in the
1940’s seem like a well planned and executed happy birthday party.
You can stick with me here or you can trash this article – the choice is yours, but let me caution you – circumstances do not care about our personal opinions, judgments or views – they are what they are and they will always be what they will be. All we can do is respond to them with courage, maturity, common sense, faith, hope, resilience and yes -preparation.
One other thing before I dig deeper into this topic and you can accept it, reject it or be willing to consider its consequences or reality as you see fit depending on your spiritual values – God has been, is and always will be in total control of the Universe and all that is contained within it.
OK, so the point of this message.
I won’t bore you with the hundreds of illustrations, examples and perceptual interpretations from these sources, but I will do my best to summarize their findings, projections and opinions in a realistic and non-biased way.
Let me start with the common rationale.
During the past few thousand years there have been numerous examples of where God becomes disenchanted with the actions and behaviors of His people. As a result there were a variety of calamities that he allowed to happen with the purpose of hoping that we would wake up, pay attention and realize that all He wants from us is our belief and obedience to him and His mission for humanity.
In the past we have failed to honor His expectations of us and we paid a price and we are doing it all again now. Add to this background the current trend of the world economy, political arrogance and the rise of evil in the world plus the apathy of millions of people in this country when it comes to the negative direction of our nation - again; economically, socially, spiritually and politically and anyone with any sense would accept that if we don’t right ourselves soon we will pay a price, a devastating price in every conceivable way that will impact every citizen of this country and millions of others around the globe.
Here are just a few statistics and circumstances that give credence to the common predictions of disaster from all of these sources as well as many other credible resources - if we don’t change course for the better quickly.
-Inflation will increase dramatically during the coming months causing everything we buy to skyrocket.
-Terrorism is on the rise in the world and sooner or later we will experience the consequences of their desire to destroy our way of life that we have come to know and enjoy.
-Political correctness is causing us to be on the defensive when it comes to reality and common sense.
-Politicians are unwilling to make the hard and necessary decisions that must be dealt with if we are to avoid financial disaster.
-This country has over one hundred and fifty trillion dollars in unfunded debt and this can never be paid during our lifetime and/or the lifetime of our children. This dramatically rising debt will impact and hurt us all for years to come.
-We are losing our spiritual foundation as a nation.
-Apathy is at an all time high when it comes to personal responsibility.
-Every nation in Europe is on a financial precipice and it is inevitable that sooner rather than later one or more will crash and there will be an impact on every other nation as we are living in a time that when something negative happens in the Global Village – it will impact all of us directly or indirectly.
-The value of the dollar will fall dramatically during the next several months causing us to lose buying power of what we need to sustain ourselves.
I could go on, but you either agree with me, are unaware of any of this, just don‘t care or think I am nuts and none of this will happen or if it does you will be immune to the consequences.
So - what can we do? Well, in the larger sense there is little we have control over, however there are some things we can do. Here are just a few to consider.
-Get back to your spiritual foundation and roots and strengthen your trust, hope, belief and faith in God.
-Start speaking up – in your community, city, town and nation to give politicians a wake-up call – that enough is enough. Insist that they start doing what is best and right for all of us and not just a select few of us.
-Ensure that whatever assets you have are fluid, safe and available.
-Get out of your mental malaise and apathy and accept that we all have choices and responsibility to do what we can and when - to change the direction of this country for the better and experience once again the prosperity, peace, respect and faith in our future – economically, socially and spiritually that we have learned to appreciate and value.
-Start reading resources that give you ideas, suggestions and actions you can take to reduce the negative impact of whatever negative circumstances lay ahead.
-Pay attention and get out of your personal bubble that whatever happens in the future was unavoidable and there was nothing you could do or say to avoid or prevent it.
-Prepare. However you choose to define this.
-And finally – wake up!
“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”