ARE YOU ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?

Passivity is a term best described as being a couch potato. The Oxford Dictionary describes it as, “acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance.”

Lately I’ve found myself going to the couch more often than I’ve ever done. I don’t think it’s because I would rather work than enjoy life. I just grew up feeling that I had to be doing something all the time.

Being passive in our current times means sitting on the fence without taking any action. In other words let others’ opinions take over and submit to their way of thinking without really having a voice. Today we see this happening when we must be so careful not to offend anyone, while we are being offended and say nothing about it.

I’ve been avoiding the news for the past several weeks, filling this time with other things. Unfortunately I’m spending more couch time while letting the world pass me by. Aging can do that to a person, because we feel entitled to time for ourselves alone. Still God wants us to be active in our lives no matter what our age.

When we have opinions, they should matter just as much as the next guy. When we try to solve problems, we shouldn’t become frustrated or angry if the solution doesn’t occur immediately. Answers don’t always come right away. Patience will lead to results in due time. God knows what He’s doing and He has everything mapped out for us.

Do we remain complacent and let others fight over the firestorms that occur in every day?  Do we stand up for the truth?  We owe it to ourselves to research every piece of news that comes to us.  If we don’t, we’re looking at a short future for our country. We need to do our research and look for facts rather than fake news.

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;  for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” 

James 1:19-20

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to ARE YOU ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?

  1. you had me a Winnie…
    I’m with you—trying to avoid the news—telling Gregory to turn it off every time he starts yelling at the television. I sit, feeling the heavy weight of all of this nonsense.
    And to h*?/ with fake news!!!!!

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  2. Citizen Tom says:

    A warrior rendered apathetic, afraid, or wounded is a burden to his commander and comrades. That is the point of propaganda, to burden the opposition with the doubtful.

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  3. As I have matured, I have become a patient listener. By actively listening, I do not feel like I am being passive.

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