I am a news junkie. If it wasn’t for news, MLB, and college football I probably wouldn’t even watch TV. I love politics. I love debate. I love sharing ideas. I love hearing yours and having the chance to agree or disagree. But, y’all, I am tired… I am so tired of the 24/7 news cycle.
Remember when the news came on at 6:00pm? Remember when you sat (willingly or unwillingly) in front of TV at that hour, each day, to get a fill of what was going on in the world?
Now we are bombarded with news every second of every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to turn on the TV at 2pm and find out what’s happening, but I never hear anything different. The same thing is on the morning shows, the midday shows, and the evening shows. They show the same interviews and talk about the same subjects.
It has also become quite clear that each news organization only covers what they want you to know… that fits into the narrative of what they believe. I know some of my friends don’t like Fox News, but it’s my favorite. I do lean right, but am open to your discussions. I think Fox News actually tries to cover both sides, which is more than I can say for other channels.
The disappointing part is that even though I am a news junkie with a love of politics, I am just about done. I am so tired of discussing the election (to be held in NOVEMBER) in July (and earlier). They tell me who’s ahead today… every day. How do they know this? No one asked me. And, I distinctly remember all of the pollsters predicting a Romney win last election… WRONG. So, I’m tired of hearing your made up crap every second to fill a 24 hour news day when noting really newsworthy is happening. You have to fill it with crap because there’s nothing else to talk about!
It is becoming clearer everyday that we don’t need fuel to the fire every day. We need Jesus. I don’t care if you are Republican or Democrat. I care of you are saved or not saved. I don’t care who wins the election because ultimately God is in control. As long as we keep our eyes fixed on Him and do His will, everything else will fall into place. But, instead we argue about who lied, who spreads hate, who is the victim, who is the suppressor… anything… we just argue about anything.
If we spent more time thinking of others more than ourselves… more time loving instead of hating… listening instead of arguing… spreading the Gospel instead of pushing a candidate… where would we be? What would the country look like?
I challenge you… I implore you… turn it off… open your heart… open your Bible.
“At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:10-13