Defeating the Enemies of Freedom

By Jim MacDonald
Revised Feb.20, 2021

Anxiety can Mount while Defending Freedom

Few people would disagree that 2020 was a rough and turbulent year for virtually every American living in these United States. Whether you’re speaking spiritually, physically, emotionally, politically, or financially, 2020 disrupted our way of life like no other year in our lifetime.

For myself, this year has brought about overwhelming challenges with my career and my mission for preserving freedom for our country. Unfortunately, knowing that the whole nation struggles with similar challenges hasn’t given me any consolation.

However, when stress and anxiety begin to mount up in my heart, God reminds me that He is in control, and I’m not. All I need to do is acknowledge His sovereignty. My purpose in life is to love and serve him in all circumstances. In doing so, a verse comes to mind that I have lived by:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. –Colossians 3:23-24 NIV

Recently, I shared this verse with one of my associates. I explained that if you take this verse to heart and apply it to everything you do, it will hold you accountable. Since God is all-knowing, all-present, and all-powerful, you cannot do or think anything without His knowledge. Every task we undertake, every choice we deliberate, everything we do is accomplished under His watchful eye. Therefore, at the end of each day, in prayer, ask God:

  • Did I give you 100% effort at work today?
  • Did I treat my wife as a blessing you gave me?
  • Was your love for my children expressed through my actions?
  • Do my neighbors see Jesus’ two greatest commandments being lived out in me?

Holding yourself accountable to God keeps you persistent towards overcoming the challenges you face. He equips you with everything necessary to do the work He called you to do. When God is your accountability partner, you’re able to draw on the strength and courage He’s given you to accomplish His will.

Just as I struggled with the many challenges 2020 brought, America struggles as well. She’s battling to find her identity. On the one hand, the left (tyranny and welfare) promotes globalism using a failed social-economic system. On the other hand, the right (freedom and liberty) fights to defend and return her to our Founders’ original mission: establish  “a more perfect union” using capitalism.

So we have come to a divergence. In which direction will America go? Will we follow the path our ForeFathers established, “a more perfect union?” Or, will we ignore their wisdom and continue down this path of collectivism? A path history has proven time and time again does not promote freedom but ultimately destroys it.

Call to all “Freedom Fighters”  

Our forefathers called upon God for wisdom and guidance in creating and establishing the U.S. Constitution. He endowed us “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Unfortunately, we haven’t been diligent in protecting these rights.

Daniel Webster warned us:

“It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions…There are men, in all ages…who mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters…They think there need be but little restraint upon themselves…The love of power may sink too deep in their own hearts…”

Over the last one hundred plus years, countless leaders have circumvented the Constitution with “good intentions.” Now it’s time for today’s patriots to call on God for wisdom and guidance in restoring American exceptionalism. Fortunately, the Founders were inspired to amend Article V to give citizens a powerful tool for calling a Convention of States to:

  1. Impose fiscal restraints on the federal government.
  2. Limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
  3. Place term limits on Congress and federal officials.

“The good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves.” –Thomas Jefferson

We need to stay strong and courageous. We must remain faithful to the One who is in control.

And in expressing our gratitude for the blessings of liberty, He has bestowed on our nation and every individual:

“We the People” must face and defeat the enemies of our freedom. And upon the completion of our duty, we can ask:

Lord, did I give you everything I had to accomplish the plans you laid out for me today?

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