Our nation is so obsessed with 24 hour news coverage, what the latest celebrity gossip is, what politicians are doing at every waking moment, what businessman is making money or not making money.
We need to start thinking about our own families, our lives, and our own news.
It’s time we stop worrying about everyone else and everything they are doing all day long and start making our own news. We have a news system designed to glue us to the TV or Radio for “BREAKING NEWS” that is often just a bunch of hype.
Let’s focused on our families, our children, our spouses, and things that matter locally.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m as guilty of it as everyone else, but I want that to change. Honestly, most of the “urgent” and “breaking news” on CNN, FoxNews, MSNBC, or any of the others usually as little to know actual impact on our lives, EXCEPT that it can create worry, fear, and anxiety over things that don’t matter.
I use to watch a lot of news. I watch almost none now. That doesn’t mean I’m not informed, I read more than I watch or listen because it allows for more calm and focus rather than sensationalism and entertainment value of what our news has become.
What I am not saying is be selfish. We should care about people and help people, but we should not spend out time worrying about things we have little to no control over while neglecting the things we do.
Let’s stop worrying about everyone and everything else and make our own news. (Preferably good news.)
“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’” (Luke 12:22-26, NIV)