Anthony Stauffer is the owner of Texas Blues Alley, where he creates and sells blues guitar lesson courses to people from a lot of interesting places. He is a teacher, programmer, nerd and family man.
Andy Stanley once said that we can't make ourselves believe anything. We can put ourselves into environments that cultivate and shape our beliefs, but at any given time our beliefs about something are either there.... or they're not.
I've discovered something else about belief. A belief creates a "feeling" or "imprint" in our heart that grows deeper over time. It becomes part of our self-image. "I'm a guy who believes that _______". That belief becomes part of how we see ourselves.
In my previous post “How I Lost My Mind - The Long Bus Ride To The 2016 Election” I used a lot of symbolism and metaphors. In this post I’m going to explain what those things were and what they meant.
The following story is a parable, written from my perspective. It takes about 10-15 minutes to read. If you stop before the very end, you will miss the primary point of the story.
“You reap what you sow.”
That’s what we are taught as kids. In some areas of life, that phrase is true. However, in the political arena that phrase is true, but incomplete.