Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What Happen To Our Role Models?

As I look around at today's youth, a bad feeling comes over me . When I see young men or young women dressing or expressing themselves in ways that would make our fore fathers turn over in their graves. To me its very sad to see our children, especially our young men or women expose themselves openly in public. Its sad to see our young men walking around with their pants hanging off of them and what's really sad they don't seem to know, understand or care what this really symbolizes or means . Its sad to see our young men dressing that way especially the fathers . Picture this if you would; a young father walking into a store with his two beautiful children. One happens to be a girl and the other a boy. This seems like a normal occurrence, but what makes this different is the fathers appearance. To further explain, well this young proud father , pants are hanging off of him, with both of his ears pierced, but also his nose, tongue and lip. If you saw this all you can say is, what a site to behold and its very embarrassing. Another thing that is really disturbing is seeing our young women really exposing themselves. Its not only sad to see women disrespecting themselves, but doing so in public is especially disturbing. To see a young woman today is almost like looking into a porn magazine. Most young women today dress with so little clothing, that they leave nothing for a man to wonder about or desire. Its also very sad to see the young women dressing that way especially in church or our malls. Today's children or young adults don't have much respect for themselves or others .It makes you question, Who are they following or what has happen to Americas Role models? What happen to our children parents or grandparents ? When I look at the older adults sometimes its hard to figure out who is the adult or who is the child. Some adults that are in their forties and even their fifties dress like teenagers. When I see this its no wonder why our children are lost, because even some of today's adults don't respect themselves. It sad to see our grandfathers or grandmothers dressing or acting like the children they are suppose to be raising . Don't most adults know, even if they don't like it or not they are our children's role models? Don't most of us realize is that our children or our young adults emulate or copy us? What happen to both men and women's pride? I remember not so long ago, that it was an honor to become a man or a woman. My father would stress to me and my brothers everyday why it was so important to be a man. He would say to us God created you , in a male image, because you are the apple of his eye. You sons are a representation of his very first creation. God gave Adam the right to name and rule over all that he created . Then out of Adam he created Eve, that is why as long as you live you should never disrespect a woman. Because she was created out of man for man. So if you ever disrespect a woman, you are in fact disrespecting yourself.
As an adult and a father I don't want my children to follow the worldly role models. The reasons why I don't want them following them , is because most of people they look up too are severally flawed. Its hard to imagine a child or a young adult emulating or copying today's so called successful people. Even the ones in the ministry are not ones for our children or adults to follow. The reason why I say this is because they so easily embrace worldly lifestyles. To many ministers, politicians, entertainers, actors, lawyers and others embrace lifestyles that are not pleasing to God. Then many of them wonder why many of their lives are in shambles despite their incomes. As I struggle as a single parent raising my son, I find myself in a constant battle. Why you ask? Well because of the people that he follows or admires. Yes, my son sees me as a hard working, christian man that carries himself in a respectable manner, but when he looks into the world he sees many people glorifying being bad or sinful. In the world we live in today, there are very few people that lead or become real leaders. Even parents follow the way of the world and forget the traditions that were past on to them, by their past generations. The questions I have to all that are blessed to read this; What happen to the people that our children can look up too and follow? What happen to both men or women's pride? It used to be a proud tradition, becoming a man or a woman. But now our world and especially our children are confused. It seems very few want to be what God created them to be and none want to be what our ancestors envisioned us to be. We now live in a time world where a generation of Gods people are lost. America and the world needs real leaders, parents, role models, people of God. Wake up world! God is not pleased ! Our children and our young adults need you. Become what America and the world thought was lost, become a role model. Someone that all can love or admire . And when God our Father in Heaven looks down on his creations or his children he can do so with a smile that would light up the Earth and the Heavens above.
May God bless you all,
Charles
Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?'

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.

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