Big Brother

It’s Big Brother Season!  Oh my good great goodness I am not a fan of this show.  This season, Brontée has the most irritating voice alive!  Her voice is like nails on the chalkboard to me, and every time I hear my children watching this I remind them, “Garbage in is garbage out!”

Even my husband is convinced it is garbage, and he never growls about what the kids watch.  When I asked who that person was talking, to try and put a name to the voice, my husband responded, “I’m pretty sure her names is Irritating!”  So, it’s not just me that feels the pain on the ears with this poor woman’s voice.

I don’t know if you have been following Big Brother or not, but from what I am hearing from the living room television while my children are watching this junk, is that the girls are forming an alliance and the boys are too.  Of course, the smart boys are trying to get in with the girls, just in case they are threatened, and then they won’t vote them out…or whatever it is that happens on this show.

My husband did give the show a chance and went in and sit down with our daughter as she filled her brain with this rubble.  He is more open-minded that way than I am.  At one point Brontée had said, “You just can never trust a man.”  My husband jumped all over that.  “If there is one lesson that you learn from Big Brother, it is that you can never trust a man,” he advised our daughter.

This is coming from a protective father, not wanting his beloved daughter to get hurt by a boy, or by anything or anyone for that matter.  Our Heavenly Father is the same.  He is very protective of us, and wants us to follow his word and live a protected and sheltered life.  All we have to do is learn from his handbook, the Bible, and life is much easier.  Does this mean that we won’t have hardship?  Absolutely not.  He gives us trials and hardships so that we can continue to develop into the people that he created us to be.

Romans 5:3-5 explains, “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

As much as I know my husband, nor I want to see our little girl get her heart broken, it is inevitable.  That is all part of growing up and learning life’s lessons.  Sadly, we all have to go through pain to grow into the people that God wants us to be.  Think about how painful it must have been for God to give his only son up to die for us on the cross.  I think living through a child with a broken heart is going to be rough, I can’t imagine giving my child up for the sins of others.  I wouldn’t give my child up for my own sins.  My children are my world.

Just like living in the Big Brother Household, eventually everyone is going to get evicted and kicked out of the household.  It is their destiny.  There will be one winner, but are they really the winner when they have to play such a conniving game of lies and cheating?  It’s not for me.  I don’t even like my children watching it, but I will pick my battles.

I love when they interview the people who just get evicted and they reminisce about what they would do differently.  We all do that.  Think of life and how we would change things.  In all reality, things happen for a reason.  You might not want to believe that, but our destiny is already mapped out for us, and like Romans 5:3-5 explains, we have to go through these tough times to produce our character that in turn shapes us into everything God wants us to be!  Let life unfold, and live and learn.  That is how the Divine Creator designed it to be.