So, Michelle Duggar, is having another baby. Kudos to her. At 49, I could not see myself having another child, but not because I would not want another child. Unlike Michelle, I can not physically, financially, or emotionally provide for another child. She can!
I have read all of the criticism and unkind judgmental comments made on this personal subject. My what big shoes and mouths are walking around today! Instead of the nasty comment “sew her up”, I say “sew them up”.
Sew up those who have child after child with a different male partner each time. I can’t exactly say he is the father, nor could I call her the mother. The only drive here appears to be the ability to live off of society while throwing God’s children to the ill fate wind of poverty and ignorance. What about those who have children to spew their hatred and abuse upon, because they feel like they deserve showing their child/children how they grew up. This sad, self-serving list could go on and on.
They don’t deserve the pure, innocent love of a child from God.
Have you noticed how the Duggars raise their children? To be a positive, loving contribution to this world. They will pay their taxes, pay their bills, help others, and contribute to their community in every way it is needed. They are all ready well-mannered. And will raise their own children the same way.
Wow, more love and understanding in the world. What we really need!
I believe that if most of us chose to live one fourths of our lives, the way the Duggars live everyday of their lives, the world would be closer to what God wanted for us in the first place.
Here is my question to you. What have you done lately to positively contribute to your community either financially or by your actions? What about your kids and what have they done lately?
Before you start judging a family who tries 24/7 to shine God’s light into this world, maybe you should take a look at your own light bulb. Does it shine brightly into the dark crevices, or is it dulled from living a life the way society says you should live?
We all can be judgmental and struggle everyday with saying unkind words and actions. The Duggars take these struggles and work them out with God. It is all about willing to try to change our ways to the ways of God. Something society does not want! They want you to have controversy over someone you do not know, who has nothing to do with your everyday life. It sells. And we are a “sold” nation in more ways than one.
Even the Apostle Paul struggle with his old ways and the dictation of the society he lived. In Romans 7:14-20, Paul talks of his struggles. “14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. “.
My challenge is change. Follow the Duggars example of living life by God’s rules. They don’t get it right all of the time and neither will you. I certainly don’t. Speak positively and kindly about all things, or say nothing. Leave the judging to the courts or walk in their shoes for awhile. It might change your outlook.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me with the change that I need to make in my every day life. Help me to speak kindness and joy, or not to speak at all. I struggle as the Apostle Paul did, help me as you did him. Allow me to show others mercy and grace, just as You show me mercy and grace. Forgive my humaness, and let me shine my light into the dark crevices of this world for You. In Jesus Name I Pray. Amen!