I ask myself often this past year, why did I get my life unstuck a number of years ago? Where did the impetus come from? The drive? The deep-seated feeling that something was terribly wrong and needed to be corrected?
I was telling a few men in my church small group recently that God knew what was coming for me and charged my heart with a spirit for change. That’s the best I can figure.
I’m literally firing on all cylinders right now.
Job is rewarding in all ways, food consumed is healthy, weights lifted 4x week, cardio expended 6x week, relationships solidified, supplies stocked.
I have confided that my wife is going thru so much right now. This woman who literally saved my life multiple times these last 35 years is in the fight for her life right now.
A friend said, “Imagine how terrible it would all be right now if you had job issues, relationship issues, physical and emotional issues *and* you were trying to support your girl?”
God knew the storm was coming and you needed to “Oak the heck Up”.
That’s the best I can come up with. I can’t give credit to anything other than a spiritual fire rekindled (even if I had no idea at the time what was happening).
I’ve always felt the warrior spirit even though I was never in the military. I do believe in good versus evil. I do believe there is true evil in this world. But I also believe that Good (Christ) has already defeated evil (Satan) 2000 years ago. The issue is that evil will never completely be eliminated.
So it hangs on. It waits. It plans. It puts negative thoughts in our heads. It makes us forget it was ever defeated in the first place.
2020 was an eye opener for us all.
Who crumbled and who rose.
I know I’ve preached about the Fourth Turning stuff a lot in 2020. We are truly in this 4th period of chaos and war. There is no denying the 20 year seasons of the 80 year cycle. It goes back to the War of the Roses in England ~AD1450.
History always repeats itself.
We are in the battle of our lives as a civilization. If you are a Christian, you believe that there is an end of times and Christ will return. Many of us wonder if that is what is happening now. I’m assuming 80 years ago, many were wondering that same thought then.
The hope I hold out to you all is that when the battle is won, the First Turning that is to follow is a ~20 year period of prosperity and reawakening. We have that to look forward to.
This current cycle probably started about 2008 with the financial meltdown and crisis. Based on history alone, we are probably this fight until around 2028. This won’t end any time soon.
This war is happening all around us right now. We live in a very digital world. Much of this war is being fought there.
We have prepared, we are ready.
We will not be denied victory.
This Battle Rages On and much of the world is asleep, oblivious.