Friday, November 1, 2013

Self Reliance Tip of the Week - Oct 17 2013 - The Need of Self Reliance

We are seeing an epidemic today of many of our nation's brothers and sisters. It is a sad sight. It is the "Gimme Gimme" epidemic. As we have seen in the news lately about the "glitches" in the nutrition assistance program across the nation. How easily can relying on someone else get you into trouble in a hurry?

George Washington stated, "There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favors from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard." 

Will God do for us which we can do for ourselves? 

I have been reading about my Great Great Uncle Alfred Hancock. This fellow many would consider "unlucky". He contracted typhoid just after he married. This disease left him with an uncooperative leg for the rest of his life. Not long after he "recovered" from the typhoid he was kicked in the head by "the calmest" horse they owned. After three surgeries, he had to learn to walk and talk again. 

By today's standards, he could easily be on "disability" and never work another day in his life. But, he went to school to learn how to repair shoes and still was able to rely on himself for his support and that of his family. 

Please don't misread what I am saying. There are people who cannot provide for themselves. But there are also many who rely on others when they are in reality capable to take care of their families. 

The bottom line is, if there is an emergency, don't plan on going to someone elses house because you didn't prepare. Rely on your own promptings to attain the needs for your family. If there are any "glitches" that our nation may run into, you will have much less to worry about because you planned ahead.

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