Gluttonous Consumer Society and Excessive Advertising Variety

Ten years ago, a major northeastern newspaper reported that nearly 60% of survey respondents complained about the excessive nature of American corporate advertising. Voluminously incessant, viewers said they felt not only overwhelmed but also annoyed. Many indicated they would not purchase products from companies perceived as overpowering them with ads. After a decade, technology to push sales and promotional gimmicks has changed. Every electronic means of human interaction is inundated by ever-increasing advertisements. From phone apps to “tubes”, a promo for something, anything, stuff to be sold, is up close, in the face, and personal.

In a gluttonous consumption oriented society, increasingly materialistic, the grotesque nature of such informational schemes should not come as a surprise. From spam to “stealth” advertising by sneaky product placement, in addition to “hero worship” sales gimmicks, or “guru celebrity” endorsement, pervade the reaches of social media. In another survey, while stats are inclined to serve subjective validation, 70% of participants wanted to find ad blocking apps in order to avoid as much advertising as possible. Such responses are increasingly antagonistic years later.

Of a particularly insidious usage, is the ad that appears during a documentary of a serious social issue. For instance, in this case, the “social issue” cited here is one of hideous human infliction upon others. This includes criminal acts of violence, like murder, rape, torture, or terroristic beheadings and so forth. Before the film clip can be shown, using one of the major “tube” networks, or other network outlet, a 15-30-second sales pitch is offered. The examples are numerous, callous and condescending to the serious subject matter that may unfold. All of which perpetrates consumption.

Before you can watch a movie at the local theater, the moviegoers are subjected to a barrage of advertising. Sodas are marketed with clever cover stories about helping the environment or promoting world peace yet contain unhealthy “poisons”. At the same time, most food commodities are potentially deadly over time and dangerous to personal health. Other ads sell communications equipment using condescending stereotypes supposedly exhibited as some form of comedy. The list could be endless as the gluttony is never-ending the finality is terminally descending.

Barrage of advertising gimmicks floods the airwaves, social media, online information sources, as well as the never-ending steam of cell phone apps. As the onslaught escalates, the subtle degradation justifies maladaptive choices, whereby there is an increasing willingness to allow a “dumbing down” atmosphere in which emotion stifles reason. More often witnessed by those more discerning is the loss of creativity and the celebration that stupid is funny. Meanwhile, scientific validation by way of evidence is shunned or overlooked. Foolish behaviors hasten social regression.

The dawn of future dystopia eerily looms closer. Some futurists from fields of science mourn the lost opportunities to transform human civilization. Once there was time by which storytelling sought a higher plane of virtuous encouragement. For fable, stories and parables, the intentions sought to inspire and motivate thoughtfulness for the sake of personal transformation. but, in post-modern America, what seems a regressive trend is the lack of creativity in telling any kind of story.

Fearlessness in boldly embracing the risks of pursuing the hard work of self-differentiation, by exceptional mental and physical change, instead is replaced by fearfulness. Frequently, this conception devolves to the cowardice of choosing the easy way out. Still though, as one might argue there are exceptions, of course there are noble examples of daring exceptionality. That is what “exception’ infers and it is the singularity of the exclusion that concedes its narrow definition. Such is not a universal attribute to raise the extraordinary potential of the vast numbers of humans.

For many, consumption rationalizes, satiates and over-simplifies the false sense of security in the bias of “success”. From a dystopic standpoint, it is about the emotionalism that reinforces the negativity of selfishness and disregard for others. In the aftermath of a major national holiday, to what extent does discourteous and disrespectful behavior increase? Self-indulgent condescension toward others can be seen in widespread zealousness to get something before others do.

The so called “black Friday” or “cyber Monday” symbolize the greed, corruption and excess of a devolving culture. Once great and once creative, such a society now devolves to the shallowness of easy acquisition and lazy ideologies. Overweight and bloated by the weaknesses of self-gratification, the vast majority depends on others to make them feel happy, safe and assured of a false sense of security.

While the illusion of “hope springs eternal” for the excess of self-gratification, the majority of consumers willfully satiate their desires by acquiring more and more. Most have accepted the deception of the “American Dream. For a large number of people, the luxury of such actualities is the largess for the middle and upper income statuses. There remains a portion of the population who, in spite of the wealth around them, struggle every day for socio-economic survival. For the upper levels, much of course is the amative indulgence in credit and debt expansion. In this regard as a side note, one business magazine pointed out that U.S. consumer indebtedness is dangerously high.

Over the years, consumer debt, credit cards and fixed loans, increased. For instance, in 2016, the reported liability, not government or corporate debt, but personal obligation, rose over 6%, to nearly $4 trillion. Some government officials will be quick to say that consumer debt, fueled by the “American Dream”, pushes the economy and contributes to economic growth. However, as with all things human, there is a dark side. A question arises as to how good or bad individual debt is for society.

Such claims are not without risk of pressing the regression of calamitous probabilities into a devolving nexus of extinction. The point of no return, or as some might suggest, human civilization is beyond the tipping point. All of which provokes ethical questions as to who, what, where and how many benefit from a contrast between increased debt and increased wealth. Not surprisingly, and it should not take a lengthy study to draw a conclusion. typically, more and more, the data suggest a small percentage of the population actually benefit in the long run. The point here however is to consider the excesses in consumption versus the advancement of the human species.

The obsession of the advertising and marketing realm has reached extraordinary proportions in the “techno-age” of social media and “infotainment”. As one writer in a major business magazine has pointed out, “branding” uses misery to simply “make more money”. In the wake of tragic events, natural disasters or horrific crimes, the arrogance of product promotion finds ways to interfere with informational and investigative processes. Everywhere, as mentioned earlier, all hours of the day, people are bombarded with one sales gimmick after another. It’s not enough to annoy a postal patron with an endless stream of unsolicited ads in the mail. Now, stop and get gas for your car. Instantly, you press the buttons, pick up the hose nozzle, and the gas pump talks to you.

No matter where you go, if you are connected to world in any way, from apartment to workplace, you are inundated with marketing gimmicks. Sometimes these messages are dangerous and represent tactics to defraud you or your computer system. Additionally, the mailbox outside your house, the “mailbox” in your computer, are stuffed with unsolicited advertisements. From inside your residence, by way of standard telephone line service, or cellular device, the marketing scams and schemes seldom stop. Front door knobs get hangtags, and plastic encased sales ads are tossed on the yard.

In a 2016 article in a consumer oriented online magazine, the question was posed as to how much is too much in terms of advertising. According to the “experts” it is estimated that the average person is exposed to upwards of about 6,000 ads per day. Now, considering that there is such a thing as the “average” person, and this data is a reasonable approximation, each person must consider protective countermeasures. One tactic is simply to get a diversion from the interruption.

Many ads in social media and “edutainment” venues appear at inappropriate times. On most occasions the response is to ignore the disturbance and click past the “commercial” break. Unfortunately, in some cases the ad won’t go away until 15 to 30 seconds pass, or even longer annoying interludes. Harassing, condescending, and insulting, advertising in the post-modern era lacks good taste and serious creativity. Naturally, that is one perspective, as others may share a different view. Regardless, one cannot completely escape the caustic obsessiveness with ad promotions nearly everywhere.

It would be somewhat strange if you could actually go to a movie theater and not be inundated with the preshow countdown of never-ending advertising. Sometimes, some wonder what group or individual, without much inventiveness, a derisive stereotyping, came up with the ad flashing before your face. Even though consumers, when surveyed, the majority, usually about two-thirds, indicated they felt harassed, stalked and insulted.

But, the marketing continues to increase, especially through emails, cell phones and laptop devices. One considers the gluttony of it all and ponders the decay of society in the process. Decadence, in previous “empires”, along with bloated consumption have been regressive factors that led to collapse. Not only the rise and fall of “imperial states”, but also comes the danger of extinction. Why would humanity think it is immune from a final demise? Over 90% of other species have already disappeared.

Even though a majority of respondents to national surveys conclude they are annoyed by excessive advertising, most consumers will do little or nothing in terms of rebelliousness. By rebellion, the emphasis here is on social advancement by diverse means of redresses of grievances. This suggests pro-social efforts toward a more enlightened populace. Naturally, such a perspective will only be of interest to a small group of those committed to a transformative self-evolution. By inclusion, transformation refers to personal willful differentiation by means of profound change in oneself. In the process, an individual strives to become a better version of the original. Where the preoccupation is materiality, there is little hope of transformational spirituality.

The quest for independence, through wiser reaches of liberated selflessness, means separation from the “herd”, and greater self-reliance. By contrast though, more reactionary and collusive in the “anti-social” status quo regression will be the many who will acquiesce to continued excessive consumption. In a 2005 articles on global issues, and particularly consumerism, urban planners suggested there are always negative aspects to disproportionate consumptive exploitation. This translates into extraction or construction, which infers the transfer of natural resources into materiality that can be consumed, or otherwise utilized by means of acquisition.

Population expansion, technology and subsequently consumption are recognized contributors to environmental containments, socio-economic disparity and pollution. Over time, and in the near future, the human species eventually reaches its demise. The decadent expanse between rich and poor becomes more pervasive. For those who can consume more and not contribute to responsible change, or conservation, they collude in the corruptive practices that drive the mechanisms eventual species extinction. The hypocrisy has no boundaries or limits, and exists wherever there are humans.

Coupled with massive schemes of advertising for relentless satiation of consumerism, the constant stream of soon to be obsolete products and services inundate the senses to ingest more and more. In the face, the barrage advertisements insult the viewer moment by moment all day long. The suggestion of a “consumer society and advertising excessiveness”, where bigger and better, and more is more, means the regressive basis for willful seductions to an endless bloated feast upon a perpetual world. Such a cornucopia for the few, who overspend and overconsume, ignores the dystopic consequences.

Yet, there is a dark side to that flawed perception, as the world is not without an ending in relations to its current occupancy. The costs of exploitation add up. at this point, the reality, not the misconception of “hope springs eternal”, instead, this is to suggest that where human are concerned, there is an end. And, in all likelihood, the finality will not be pleasant, will happen probably sooner than later. That irrevocability in a world of finite resources means human extinction.

In the folly of unlimited consumption, as if there were such a thing as the “American dream”, where resources are exploited beyond reasonable necessity, “empires” eventually collapse at a point of no return. History demonstrates testimony to such events. As such, arrogant ignorance has fatal consequences. The cost of human stupidity has been devastating throughout the centuries. Of particular concern is the flagrant and intentional perpetration of greed, corruption and consumptive decadence. Not only, but collusive intentions to ensure the perpetual “enslavement” of the vast majority.

The depth of deception, or the reach of the primal expanse, is pervasive. The once rich artifacts of adventurous creativity now wanes to the dismal realms of a few determined artists. Meanwhile, for the masses, the social disparity of divisiveness broadens in willfully spiteful counter-productivity. As such, mass-marketing impetus to exploit materiality to every possible extreme has become insulting and condescending. Recently, in article appearing in a major online business magazine, the writer expressed fascination with the escalating abundance of the advertising barrage.

In the examples provided, once you get past the frequent popups, and the loading of ads on the left and right of the screen, a point of reference suggest how the intensity of advertising has changed. For instance, some forty years ago, the average person might be exposed to as many as 2,000 advertisements a day. Today, that number is in excess of 5,000. As that proliferates in the race to promote and possess, consumption increases, and desperation of indebtedness widens. From haves to have-nots, consumer indulgence is encouraged every minute of the day. The abject debasement for the many is an ever-spiraling plummet into a social abyss, from which civilization may not recover. Most ads are not only condescending but also insulting. Many promote a high-schoolish simplicity that sounds stupid. Rather than embolden an expression of creativity, self-reliance and personal wellbeing, the denigration of responsible thinking is discouraged.

Defying and belittling the honorable light of self-development, the incessant admonition to cure everything, acquire more and achieve less, values a debasing persistence of consumption for the sake of consumption. As everything has a “diagnosis”, it follows that everything requires remedy. The gamut of deception to ensure profit continuity is similar to a global “organized crime” operation. For the sake of immediate gratification, the gain is in the acquisition of something. In short, several thousand years of human existence, where human behavior is concerned, has generally fixed nothing. The same rudimentary “plagues” continue to “plague” the planet.

Traveling from the market place to the town hall, by television screen, laptop monitor or cell phone, for the stage play of socio-economics and politics the promotion is greed. The mantra is often by clever sleight of hand manipulation by the surreptitious tactics of marketing. An ancient principle once advised a person to be content with a focus on self-evolving enlightenment. In pursuit of that, one was also encouraged to have satisfaction with what one has and not what someone else might possess. By inclusion to those two things, the notion promoted the idea that one should expect nothing from anyone.

Self-reliance, and historic “rugged individualism”, powered by selflessness in personal growth and maturity, has stagnated into the demoralizing satiation of whining, sniveling and weakling maladaptation. The grotesque aberrations of materiality defame any noble conceptions of self-sacrifice for the sake of mature and wiser differentiation. Instead, regressive, devolving and counter-productive tendencies willfully choose the bloated aspects of consumption. With valiant and brave exceptions noted, the majority of interactivity across societal and global expanses is regressively gloomy.

Over the imaginative energies of creativity, constructive individuality and innovative transformation, post-modern times suggest perilous deteriorating tendencies. All of which come down to intentional acceptance of deceptions so that feelings are maintained within a pleasurable spectrum, as in the common cliché of “hope springs eternal”. Such is part of the malevolent intonation of gluttonous consumption to feed distorted perceptions. Instantaneous communications, from the vastness of “infotainment” sources stream a bombarded of over-generalized and unsubstantiated data as fiction in place of fact. Sometimes called “news”, other times called “studies”, or maybe even “opinion polls”, the superficial nature usually says nothing of substantial content.

While social decline is the result of many factors, it is a complex and diverse process. Likewise, no single factor alone that contributes to eventual societal collapse. Many people, acting in foolish and irresponsible ways willing collude in a multiplicity of degradations. Of significance though, in this devolving equation, is the undisciplined and unrestrained consumptive element of bloated consumerism. Such as it is, the willful disregard for productive conservation and creative rejuvenation of human behavior provokes the incessant and degrading spiral of eventual catastrophe.

In the words of one societal commentator, American society has transformed in the past two generations from producer nation to gluttonous consumer culture. Prior to that, innovation and creativity in science and industry displayed significant accomplishments. Yet, now more than ever, mass consumption exhibits greedy excesses, where “wealth building”, along with material acquisition expresses an entitled selfish arrogance.

Everything is for sale and anything promoted for the satiation of overfed consumerism. To maintain the perception of imperial lifestyles in the deception of the “American Dream”, borrowing to consume perpetrates the burden of increased personal financial liability. But, the quest for riches continues. Unfortunately, we refuse to learn collectively, yet sustain the creativity of individuality, to embrace diversity in the rectification of those things that lead to societal collapse and extinction.

According to one scientist, real science not pseudoscience, environmental exploitation is a key factor in eventual social catastrophe. Abuse of physical and social infrastructures, at odds in divisively competitive ways, compounded by urban sprawl, over-development, and exhaustion of natural resources, hasten regressive inclinations. Failures to enhance creativity that encourages cooperative collaborations for productive change, adds to the deterioration of human interactivity. Meanwhile, stagnant unimaginative political, social and economic processes, parts of which remain antagonistic and counterproductive, aid the eventual collapse of the human species. Selfishness pervades every aspect.

Self-satiation for immediate gratification in the arrogant ignorance precludes the viability of enlightened ascendency. Where the wealthier members determine outcomes based on short-term enrichment, the greater number of others tend to suffer the long-term consequences. Collusions, conspiracies and other illicit complicities by societal upper echelons, typically perpetuate devolving processes that end in calamity.

5 Secrets to Finding Where to Stay in Fredericksburg

Deciding where to stay anywhere in the world can pose challenges, but when you’re faced with a particularly interesting city, it can be a little tougher to make the right call. This is the quandary faced when choosing a place to stay when visiting Fredericksburg, Texas.

The city of Fredericksburg was established in 1846, so it has a very long history into the early days of the Lone Star State. What’s more, this city, which boasts a population of about 11,000 people, has gained popularity over the years for all it has to offer to visitors looking for a unique, yet thoroughly Texan, experience.

It’s important to know that Fredericksburg, TX is seen as a gem in the central area of Texas known as the Hill Country. As time has passed, the city has remained small, but it certainly packs a punch in terms of what it offers to visitors, and herein lies the issue with deciding where to put your boots up, so to speak, when in town.

Here are five secrets to choosing the best place to stay when visiting Fredericksburg:

Plan Your Travel – This seems relatively easy as most people plan their travel, but specifically, understand on what roadways you’ll be traveling. If you happen to be on I-10, you’re a little south of Fredericksburg. While not too far, if you’re not keen on straying from I-10, you might want to look elsewhere. If you happen to be traveling Highway 290, however, it goes right through town, which presents more options. Also, if you plan on using Fredericksburg as your home base when taking day trips to either Austin or San Antonio, know that you’re fairly equidistant from both, which means you’ll likely save money by staying outside of the big cities.

Define Your Lodging Needs – Whether it’s one night, a weekend, or an entire week, staying in historic Fredericksburg provides many lodging options in the way of inns & suites, hotels, and B&Bs. Each has its own set of amenities and offerings for visitors, so it pays to know what you want out of your lodging.

Pets – More and more people are starting to travel with their pets rather than leave them with a neighbor or board them. It may be nice to travel with your furry buddy, but the options for finding a place to stay that is pet-friendly are greatly reduced. You may also be one of the many people who travel with a service animal. Though it’s easy to get online & check policies, a quick online search of Fredericksburg pet-friendly lodging gives you very inconsistent results. Calling ahead is your best bet.

Wineries – Fredericksburg is known across the country & abroad for its amazing wine. If you’re traveling to the area to check out any number of the fifteen wineries associated with Wine Road 290, you may want to consider how you plan on moving back & forth. Since you’ll be interacting with alcohol, these wineries take care to maintain safe environments. There are a few wineries that have attached lodging available, but you’ll have to call ahead of time to find out about availability (if applicable).

Know Your Map – Regular travelers know that when trying to secure a deal on a room, businesses offering a place to stay will advertise about their proximity to various landmarks & places of interest. Fredericksburg is no different. For example, a hotel may indicate that they are right off Main Street, which cuts right through the city. That sounds more appealing than staying off of U.S. Highway 290 until you realize that it’s the same road.

Choosing where to stay in Fredericksburg, TX requires a little bit of work on the weary traveler, but in the end, you’ll be greatly rewarded.

Charter to the World Series

It has been played since 1903. The New York Yankees have won it twenty seven times, and the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers and four other teams are still looking for their first win. What is it? It’s the World Series and it’s a highlight for sports enthusiasts each fall.

The World Series doesn’t really encompass the world, as it’s a baseball series pitting whoever wins the American League against whoever wins the National League. In fact, games in the big series have only been played outside of the United States twice, in 1992 and 1993 when the Toronto Blue Jays were part of the big show. And in reality, it’s not named after the world as in the planet we live on, but instead named after a newspaper that was popular back in the day.

No one can predict which teams will play in the World Series, and so no one knows which stadiums in which cities the games will be played in, but if your home team isn’t part of the show, you’ll have to travel to watch whoever is playing battle it out and that’s where chartering a jet comes in.

It’s likely cheaper than you imagine and it ensures you have a lot less hassle and bother when you charter a jet rather than going commercial. Gone are the lines for security and the hustle and bustle of a large and busy airport. Gone are the cramped quarters and noisy atmosphere of a crowded and hot commercial airline. Instead, you can charter to whichever city you wish in the comfort of seats with plenty of leg, head, elbow and shoulder room which can also be configured however you wish. Want to take just your family with you or perhaps you’re having a guy’s weekend with a bigger party? No worries, a charter can accommodate everyone and best of all you know your luggage will arrive with you at your destination.

When the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016, they ended a whopping 108 year drought, giving the most years without a win title to the Cleveland Indians who’s total sits at 68. You’ve been flying commercial for all of your life, isn’t it time you ended your drought and tried going by charter?

We don’t know who will contest the next World Series, but we do know getting to those cities by a charter jet is the way to go!

How to Manage Your Vacation Rental

Owning a vacation rental business can be fun and exciting. It allows you the option of using it when you want and renting it out and earning cash when it’s unoccupied. The rental income helps pay the expenses for maintaining your property, and eventually could provide the extra funds needed for other projects. Managing it yourself should save you anywhere from 20 – 30% vs hiring a management company. If you are planning on managing it yourself, here are some simple tips to keep things moving smoothly. The first and probably the most important rule is to get organized and to stay organized. This means creating a system that works for you.

To begin, here’s what you will need; one monthly calendar and two journal notebooks.

Start a journal to record all inquiries for your property. Write down their name, address, phone number and email address, the number of people in their party and dates that they are interested in renting. Keep this information regardless of whether they end up renting or not. It will be useful later when you have cancellations or available rental periods.

In the second half of your journal, record all bookings for your property. Keep a calendar to record which weeks are booked, adding the name and dates for each party. This will show availability and the weeks that are taken at a glance. Bring this along with you whenever you can. You never know when you will meet someone who is interested in your property. Add your housekeeper’s schedule to the bottom of this calendar or add it to your journal. It’s important to give a copy of this to your housekeeper each time changes are made so you are always in sync.

Start two email lists and record each inquiry to the first list and each renter to the second list. Send out specials, cancellations or available weeks to the emails on each appropriate list. Use this to inform your renters of upcoming events in the area.

Keep good, accurate records of your rental income, security deposits and refunds, and all of your house expenses. For income, record the dates received, who it’s from and rental dates. Record security deposits separately. Create a spreadsheet or record in the second journal notebook, all income and expenses with totals for each month. Identify each transaction with as much information as possible. Use a box or file folder to keep all pertinent receipts for tax purposes. Keep everything you need for your rental business in one place. This will make it easier for you at year-end.

Whose Way?

I remember in my high school days I had a hard time following directions. I was always looking for a short cut or a way to exert the least amount of effort to secure academic requirements. My system was awarded with grades that would cause penalties that would limit my social participation. In college, I was excited to be able to expand outside the realm of correct answers. Finding relief through subjective reasoning, I was free to express my own interpretations. Seminary was to be an adventure in Biblical revelation, but to my chagrin, I was back in high school listening to interpretive rhetoric in which doctrines of denominational beliefs were laid out to young men who felt a leading to enter the ministry. If one wanted ordination, he was required to endorse the tenets of a certain church’s dogma.

It was not until I received my diploma that I realized there was a Higher Education that was awaiting my enrollment. Joining the “Triune University,” I begin to see things in a different perspective. I saw unfiltered Truth with no bias or doctrines of human interpretation. The Holy Spirit became my teacher and guide. The Words of Jesus were fresh and inviting. The Epistles were more relevant than the daily newspapers. The Old Testament revealed God’s constant love for His people. It also showed the mistakes they made and the consequences they experienced. Every day was filled with opportunities to travel to new heights and depths in His kingdom. BUT!

The key to success in our Kingdom journey is to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. I am sure that every Believer at sometime in their life has failed to obey the Holy Spirit’s directive. Maybe His leading was taken as an elective, rather than as a directive. Human nature tries to filter God’s Truth through feelings and emotions. There may be times when our receivers are on men’s instead of God’s frequency. Sometimes the Believers want to see the result before an action is initiated. Other times, we venture to think that our way might be the better way to achieve God’s intended purpose. The Apostle Paul was zealous for the Kingdom of God. He was the New Testament spear point of evangelistic outreach. What he went through would cause the average Believer to be embarrassed of their commitment. During the latter half of Paul’s third missionary journey, he got ahead of the Holy Spirit. Previously, Paul was submissive to the Spirit’s leading: e.g. the Holy Spirit told him not to go into Asia and he obeyed. (Acts 16:6) When he was told not to go to Bithynia, he agreed. (Acts 16:7) BUT!!! Throughout his last evangelistic outreach, the Holy Spirit continually warned Paul through other Believers that if he went to Jerusalem his ministry would be in jeopardy (Acts 20:23); that he would face “chains and tribulations” in Jerusalem. Every step of the way from Mellitus to Caesarea, the warnings were issued. (Acts 21:4,11) Paul was determined to go no matter what the Spirit told him. From the time he arrived in Jerusalem, his ministry was limited to small gatherings. There is no way to estimate how many people could have been affected by his continual ministry. How many more “tours” he could have initiated if only he had been obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

God did not turn His back on Paul; rather, He put in motion an alternative plan that he was going to be a witness in Rome… not as a free man, but as a prisoner of the Roman Empire. (Acts 23: 11) God has a directive will for each of us, but if we chose to pursue our own way, God will still use us, although not to the full capacity of His purposed will. Paul was successful in Rome, even to the point of converting those in Caesar’s household (Philippians 4:22), but think of what could have happened if he had only followed the Holy Spirit’s leading! Be excited about the Kingdom of God, but don’t outrun the Holy Spirit.