The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. (Socrates, early Greek philosopher)
Why is it that we tend to do just the opposite of what Socrates noted? When we don’t like our current environment, whether political or situational, we often criticize the status quo, demean the leaders, and decry our circumstances. How much better and more helpful would it be if we spent all that energy and emotion in creating a more positive replacement of what isn’t working right?
And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people. (Romans 2:29b)