Today’s Pondering~Whose idea was this?

As we begin to see the pieces falling into place, it becomes even more clear that there is a group of individuals out there who have been manipulating our society into a place that many of us never asked to go. There has been so much fighting about immigration and who is legal and who is illegal, that we failed to consider that the overall agenda may have been something else entirely.

A while back I was joking with my sister about all of the craziness around the illegals coming in while our borders are wide open.Yes, joking is how I cope when things are stupid. Anyway, I had said that if we just acquired Mexico and Canada, we wouldn’t have to worry about who is a citizen and who isn’t. Immigration would be a moot point, so to speak. If everyone lived in the same country, then who cares? Of course, that seemed unattainable to me at that point, but I heard a news story today that made my jaw hit floor. You can hear it here.

Not that I thought the idea would be viable or even a good one to consider, but it did seem reasonable to think that if there was no need for borders, many of our political issues surrounding illegals would disappear. But, what that idea fails to address is how our country would deal with the influx of human beings who will need food, housing, etc. Opening borders and becoming one gigantic country wouldn’t mean that everyone would hurry to become a resident of the U.S., but it would certainly present more options for some. And with those options, more obstacles to helping those who are already here.

Obviously, I’m no political strategist, but I wonder if there is any shred of merit to such an idea. If we are good as we are, can we be better if we become stewards of more? Did someone in leadership (true leadership) pray as Jabez did, for God to expand our territory? Was this part of the plan all along or is it part of a larger manipulation toward globalist solutions to problems that were purposely created by globalists? Is there some biblical strategy at play here that we haven’t considered? Sometimes we get so focused on the surface issues that we forget to think about the underlying reasons why some change might be good for us. We only think about the discomfort that it causes or the difficulty we might have in adjusting to such a change. I’m not just talking about immigration here; I’m talking about life.

Sometimes watching what’s going on in the world can give us great insights into our own situation. The way we perceive society speaks volumes about how we are experiencing life in that moment. We may not be ready for the changes that are coming, but rest assured, if God wills those changes, there is little we can do to stop them from coming. Even when evil seems to have a foothold, there is always a reason why we must go through the things we go through. The world we live in today wasn’t created this way. It became what it is through years of shifting, changing, and evolving into the next thing. And we do the same. The extent to which we allow God to lead that shift will determine the extent to which the next thing is blessed by Him. And so it is with the world.

Do you find this revelation unsettling? If so, look inside your soul and see where you, yourself are feeling unsettled as well. Bring yourself into balance and you can handle any shift that the world throws at you.

Rebecca Benston is the owner of Higher Ground Books & Media and the author of over twenty titles currently available through Amazon and other outlets. Her books include a mystery series (The Rona Shively Stories), empowerment resources such as Wise Up to Rise Up, Don’t Be Stupid (And I Mean That in the Nicest Way), and From Judgment to Jubilee, children’s books including Grumble D. Grumble Learns to Smile, All the Scary Things, and See How Strong You Are. Benston lives in Springfield, Ohio with her awesome daughter, Mya and enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and telling it like it is. She enjoys being able to help other authors get their stories out there through Higher Ground and has recently expanded her freelance services to offer more extensive guidance as a writing coach and social media manager. For more information, you can contact Benston at

What’s in your heart? Wise Up to Rise Up looks at the ways we fill our hearts and how we can move toward a more balanced life by adding more God and less of everything else. Get it in the HGBM Shop on on Amazon. Or listen on Audible!

answers author beliefs compassion connections faith fear God people politics society transformation writer

ronashively View All →

My name is Rebecca Benston. I’m a Christian. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a writer. I’m a thinker. When I write fiction, I am usually writing a mystery series called The Rona Shively Stories. My P.I. character, Rona Shively is feisty, fearless and fabulous and is usually caught up in something she doesn’t want to be caught up in. In addition to this series, I also have a blog called Higher Ground for Life. Through this blog, I’m hoping to reach women or anyone who is seeking to develop a relationship with God and give them inspiration to get out there and follow His path for their lives!
I also have a blog called Leading the Follower. This one is my favorite. I write about religion, faith, spirituality and all that goes along with it. What we believe, what we don’t believe, what we are told to believe and how society feels about believing in general. I do a lot of testifying here and some of what I say may make you angry. Most of it will make you think. Some of it will make you cry. Any of it could make you laugh. It’s really up to you.

If you are looking for practical advice, honest conversation, and no nonsense observations about living in today’s world, check out my blogs at and and and And if you’re so inclined, you can purchase my books and some other great, inspirational works from Higher Ground Books & Media at

Be blessed!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: