I’m coming in hot this week with the following observation:
The people who hid Anne Frank were breaking the law. The people who killed her were following it. While this isn’t an original thought, the point to be made here is that law does not always equate to a good moral compass. The same can be said for certain rules, regulations, mandates and narratives.
I chose this topic for this week’s post because of an area that has been weighing heavily on my heart. I consistently hear from my family, friends, associates and even strangers several versions of:
- “I don’t really like this.”
- “I don’t really agree with this.”
- “I feel the complete opposite.”
Then they follow up with:
- “But I don’t want to break the rules.”
- “But it’s just easier this way.”
- “But I hate controversy.”
Lastly they end with:
“That’s why I comply,” (have I mentioned how much I hate that word?) or, “so I just go about my own (un) happy ways.”
If you’ve read my earliest and most personal posts on the BreadCrumb Trail, you know I spent the majority of my life afraid to speak my truth. Afraid of the judgement from others. Afraid of the whispers behind my back. Afraid of the rejection (gasp!) I might experience.
The BreadCrumb Trail is about choosing courage over comfort and sharing stories that inspire others to do the same. The freedom I experienced in speaking my truth about a drug addiction, released a suffocation that I promised myself I would never induce again.
This week I am hear to give the following message:
If your moral compass knows something is wrong, do something about it. Speak up. Use your voice. Do not give in.
Just because it feels like everyone around you is going with the flow, doesn’t mean the direction they are following is provided by a good moral compass.
How do you know for sure?
You take a good hard look at your own moral compass, and the originator of the values your moral compass comes from.
Not sure what “news” channel to watch or at least which one to more likely believe? Take a look at the ideologies and which direction the compass points to behind their message.
If it’s like mine, and from our Heavenly Father, you will never have to question your beliefs, your values or your ideologies. You may though, have to take the path less traveled. You have to come to terms that it might not be easy, but it will be worth it, especially the freedom associated with it.
There is enough silencing and canceling going on in our country by Big Tech. Stop silencing yourself.
More importantly, never forget the ultimate Truth.
“I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
May God bless and protect our country and everyone reading.