I grew up in an Apartheid governed South Africa and the people around me reacted to the oppression in different ways. Some gave in to it and accepted it as part of their lives – their fate. Others were angry about it – they were frustrated and were slowly being consumed by anger as they watched their dreams hopelessly fade into nothing. Yet others, those who participated in changing South Africa one way or the other, were revolted! They simply refused to accept living under oppression, and because they couldn’t accept it, they were willing to do whatever it took to change it.
No, this isn’t a blog about South African history. This is a blog about how you can change an adverse situation. When your spouse of many years is threatening to divorce you, when you are losing your children to drugs and gangs, when door after door of opportunity is being shut in your face, you can react in one of various ways. You can accept it as part of your fate and therefore keep shifting your boundaries to accommodate the adverse situation, or you can be angry at life and head down a self-destructive path of addiction, depression and so on and so forth. But, there is only one way you must react IF you want to reverse that situation. You have to get revolted!!!
Now, the thing about revolt is it shuts out all emotions. It involves calculated thought. Perhaps you say that you have been trying to save your marriage, your children or your career, on your own for years and you see that what you are doing isn’t working. Yet, you refuse to give up, because you can’t accept to lose it all. I commend you for it! You’ve got half of the equation figured out. Now it’s time to stop being emotional about it and start questioning your tactics. I am sure you would agree with me that if you could fix things on your own, you would have by now. Fact is, your revolt on its own is not enough. You need the second part of the equation, and that is faith in God! He will do for you what you cannot do for yourself! Faith in Him coupled with revolt will bring about the change you desire! I can assure you without a shadow of doubt that God is willing to do whatever it takes to help you change your situation, the question is, are you?