Monday, July 27, 2015

Building Our Wall Part 5: Affecting Change

Part 4: Finding Our Vision

What do we do now? That is always the question I have. I know these important things about America and whatnot, but what can I actually, physically do about it? Fortunately, I have been given some answers.

I have taken and volunteered with a class called Foundations of Freedom Generation (FFG) run by Rep. Barry Loudermilk's children. The final class is all about affecting change. I took extensive notes during the class I attended as a student, and it is these notes I draw upon for this post. There are basically three jobs involved in building our wall: Leaders, Builders, and Warriors. We can identify with more than one of these. Sometimes our builders have to become warriors. But there are duties for each.

Leaders: Those who recruit and organize builders and warriors and initiate action when needed.

We are fighting a spiritual battle, which means prayer is of utmost importance. Our leaders must pray. They must watch, be on the lookout for those battles needing fighting, so they can initiate action when necessary. But they must understand what we are rebuilding. We cannot rebuild without understanding what we rebuild. They must understand that rebuilding starts in the family. Just as each family built the wall of Jerusalem as a family, the part that affected them, we must rebuild the family so that the family can rebuild America's wall. The family is the most basic unit of government. It has to stand, or the rest of government will not. And leaders must be driven by a purpose greater than fear or anger. Those things pass away. But a true purpose greater than the feelings of now will endure and actually affect change.

Builders: Those who create long term change, retake culture, and raise leaders.

The builders are the ones who do the legwork. We create the change. And again, the most important thing is prayer. It doesn't seem like it does a whole lot, I know I don't feel like I'm doing anything to save America unless I'm physically out there doing something, but prayer is doing more than any other thing. We can speak. Tell people about God, about what is wrong with America, what our vision is and what we can do about it. In a similar vein, we can write. Do just as I'm doing now. Blog about it. Write books about it. Write articles about it. Share what you know in a written form. We can volunteer. Volunteer with political campaigns, charity work, anywhere you can think of, really. People everywhere need to hear the Gospel. People everywhere need to hear the message of freedom. Listen. There's always more to learn. Host. We can host classes, and other things. My family has hosted a Constitution class in the past and hope to do it again. And join. By joining things like organizations and things as simple as email lists or Facebook pages, we are able to be alerted to what is going on in the world, able to be alerted to when it is time to take up our arms and become...

Warriors: Those who are ready for immediate action when freedom is attacked, who always have their weapons at the ready.

I'm sure you won't be surprised when I say our primary weapon is prayer. It should be our first resort when our freedom is attacked. Social media is also a weapon. The enemy certainly uses it against us. We can use it to fight back. Cell phones. We all have contact lists. We can call and text people telling them to take action, and call elected officials and tell them what to do when important issues come up, and tell our friends to do the same. A handshake can be a weapon, in getting to know elected officials and other important people. If they know you, they're more likely to listen to your opinion. Tennis shoes. I've worn those out using them as a weapon politically...going door to door for political candidates. In doing so, I've helped to get candidates into positions where they can fight for our freedom. Wallet. Giving money to candidates and organizations who fight for our freedom. And it doesn't even have to be a lot. Every little bit counts. And time. Time is a huge weapon. Giving your time to campaigns and rallies and such is a big way to make your voice heard in the fight to save America.

This is how we build and defend our wall. We do it in our own circles. We do it together. And together we can make a difference.

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