Many Years From Now

28 12 2012

PURPOSE FILLED LIFEOne of my all-time favorite movies is Braveheart. I think of the courage many men and women had to have to fight for freedom throughout history. At any point in time I question if I would have had that same courage to take a stand regardless of cost. As I watch the battles in Braveheart I am overwhelmed by the loss of life with one quick strike of the sword and I think, would I run in fear of having a sword thrust in me or would my quest for freedom overrun my fear?

Thank the Lord we are not in times where we have to take up a sword to defend our freedom with the risk of getting our heads lopped off. Regardless, we are never in a time where we can be ignorant to the fact that freedom always has been and always will be under attack. We do not have to garnish a sword but in the information age we do have to be vigilant to the war of ideas.

I hope everyone understands that there is a battle to win over how you think. Don’t believe me? Go turn on the television to any channel and watch it with an open mind and ask yourself this question, “What is this program trying to program me to do?”

At one time we were the most free country in the world, but we are no longer. We have not lost any military battles to loose this freedom. The only battle we have lost is our ability to think.

Like William Wallace in the clip below I pray this country realizes there is a battle going on and people pick up their sword. Only in today’s world the sword is information. Let’s fight for getting people to start thinking again to perserve the freedom that once was in this country. I leave you with this last thought, lying on your deathbed many years from now, what will you wish you would have done today to preserve freedom?

Enjoy, Steve Leurquin

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107 responses

3 01 2013
ryan blakely

This is one of my favorite movies of all time! Freeeeeddddooommm!!!!! Great post Steve!

2 01 2013
Ami Watson

Steve, Great post. I say many prayers for our country these days, but I feel somewhat better knowing there are many warriors out there fighting. Thank You for the many sacrifices and the example to so many. I choose to fight!

31 12 2012
Gator & Sooz

Thanks to all the great leaders that are helping this country fight for our freedoms, in our lives, our homes, our schools, our fellowship and this business. You are all so wonderful! What great examples you are!

1 01 2013
Bryan Kemp

We are extremely proud to be in this fight with you and Sooz, Gator! You two have definitely got your Hearts and Minds set on serving others. It has been a blessing to have you in our lives and can’t wait to see what the future brings!

1 01 2013
steveleurquin1

Gator, your story is one the world needs to and will hear!

2 01 2013
steve sager

Steve,,,,,

we have personally heard Gator’s story and let me tell you straight from the point….. this man is truly an inspiration that others can follow….. I have been in law enforcement for 15 years AND THIS STORY of courage is the absolute best I have ever, ever, EVER HEARD!!! Gator, we are so proud of who you have become and those you help in your journey!!!
Jeremiah 29:11

2 01 2013
Gator

TKS so much Steve for everything you do for so many people and I just keep trying and giving back what has been givin to me . I have a purpose in this world and the Life/Team business have taken my beliefs and visions farther than i could have ever dreamed of ! TKS to all the great Leaders out there .

1 01 2013
Teesa Rossman

Gator you are a great example, always leading with a good attitude!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen, brother!

31 12 2012
Bryan Kemp

Kevin, you are definitely a great example of information applied. Your leadership is edified and followed by many! A true servant leader for sure, and THANK YOU for serving our Great Country, you among many know exactly what FREEDOM truly means.

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen to that! And a big thanks to the Kemps!

31 12 2012
wragemom

Reblogged this on aprilwrage and commented:
I love this scene from Braveheart and this blog is truly worth the read. Check it out! What is our legacy?

31 12 2012
wragemom

Here we are, all these separate clans, united as one, fighting for freedom! I love it!
FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for reminding us what is at stake in this country!

31 12 2012
steveleurquin1

Unite the clans!

31 12 2012
Lundgren Richie

Steve inspires in us what is our birthright. History has shown us that this birthright of freedom is often never our own without human sacrifice. In the United States we face another silent killer, and it is not heart disease. It is the silence that comes before the storm that tries to rob us of our freedom. Be prepared to think again and defend your minds. Good food for thought Steve.

31 12 2012
Teesa Rossman

“And it’s not heart disease”. Lundgren, you are a riot!

31 12 2012
steveleurquin1

Nice piece of writing Lundgren!

31 12 2012
Kelli Sager

Keep it coming Lundgren! Love your thinking and perspective!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Great comment, Lundgren! Definitely not the heart disease taught about in all the pharmaceutical advertisements. Maybe the spiritual kind…

30 12 2012
Dayna Wilkerson

Wow! thanks for sharing this Steve. We are in a media war, have had many conversations lately about media and its influence. I’m so glad to be associated with a company that cares about our country and their people.
God Bless!!!!!

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

Thank you Dayna for doing your part!

31 12 2012
Teesa Rossman

Dayna you have such a big heart, so glad to have you in my life.

31 12 2012
steveleurquin1

I love the leadership Dayna is showing for the young ladies of this country.

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Thanks for your fight and persistence in this media war, Dayna!

30 12 2012
John Vreeland

I used to say we are slowly losing our freedom. But over the past few years we can change the word “slowly” to “RAPIDLY”. The media is shaping our lives. We are programmed through the very music to which we listen, the television shows which we watch, the video games which are played, the literature which we read, the “friends” we allow in our lives and, yes, some of the very churches we attend.

The subconscious mind CANNOT take a joke. “He” who controls the input to the mind controls the masses. So often I overheard people saying they acted or responded in a “certain way”, said something “inappropriate” or even exhibited violence towards others – not knowing why. Little do they realize they are responding to what is being programmed through the media.

We need to continue taking a stand! And only through consciously changing the input to our minds will we be able to be prepared and have the strength to hold on to our freedom(s).

We have the best tools to combat the above issues. I believe that 2013 is going to be an extraordinary year for LIFE. It is only through knowledge that we can be prepared for the future.

30 12 2012
Steve Sager

Excellent post John V!

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

Yes it is!

30 12 2012
adamrossman

Very insightful!!

31 12 2012
Teesa Rossman

Thanks for sharing, John. Knowledge applied is power!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen!

30 12 2012
Dyke watson

Great post Steve. Great movie as well. I agree with many others on here as well . As a society we have been taught not to use our brains to ” think” . Our Freedoms our dissolving before our eyes little by little . I am proud to be associated with a group of men who are standing up fighting back . Thank you for all you do.

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

Thanks for thinking Dyke.

30 12 2012
adamrossman

its interesting that you say “our freedoms are dissolving.” I don’t think “freedom” is a word most people even consider anymore. I bet that word was used a lot more 200 years ago than it has been in the last 20 years.

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

200 years ago the average farmer was more educated in the workings of our country than most “scholars” today!

30 12 2012
adamrossman

It would be neat to see how they were educated so that we could follow that model and learn more information that will make a difference for our families and our futures!

31 12 2012
Bryan Kemp

Adam, you and Tessa are a HUGE Inspiration to Reanna and I. We are proud to be the fight with such a focused couple!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

I agree Adam. Thanks to you and Teesa for leading in a huge way in the fight for freedom!

31 12 2012
Teesa Rossman

Even as a lady, I am proud to be associated with a “group of men” who are standing up, not sitting idly by watching our country’s values wash away. In today’s society, so many of the men are passive. They go home to work and back again each day, doing little else. And please understand, this is not a lady ripping on men, but a complete compliment to each of the men who have posted on this blog. Including my husband. I am so thankful to have married someone who is fulfilling his purpose. I am also thankful that I get to raise my kids around a group who is showing them what it really means to be a gentleman/lady, husband/wife, dad/mom. It takes courage to reject passivity and that is what all of you guys are doing!

2 01 2013
Ami Watson

Tessa, I feel the same way. Where else do you see men getting excited for the freedom of their families, and helping other families, and their country? I love seeing how “our Guys” do their manly hug and pass on the encouragement of their true words, knowing they are apart of something ginormous! I love it!

5 01 2013
wragemom

Amen Teesa! So proud of all the men on our Teams!

31 12 2012
steve sager

Dyke, we see you as one of those brothers next to William Wallace on that battle field!!

1 01 2013
steveleurquin1

Lock arms baby!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen, brother Watson! Thanks for your leadership in this fight!

30 12 2012
Kelli Sager

Great article Steve ! I hope your readers will pass this on to their friends and family . More of our country needs to hear this !

30 12 2012
adamrossman

That’s right!

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

With everything you are doing the country will hear it!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen sister! Thanks for your getting the Word out in a big way!

30 12 2012
Kirk Richie

Fired UP! Awesome post Steve, it’s such a privilege to be a part of a community where we are all an army of William Wallace’s aligned on a common purpose of Freedom. It makes me awe at the possibilities if one William Wallace has the courage to inspire a whole army to freedom, what can an Army of William Wallace’s do? Thank you for sharing Steve Looking forward to seeing you and Jamie in Houston Next Sunday!!!

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

I am looking forward to coming down to Texas! PP!

30 12 2012
adamrossman

An army of William Wallaces?? AWESOME!!

We’re proud of you Kirk for doing what is right and making such a huge impact on the world around you. I can’t wait to see what effects your actions are going to make!!

30 12 2012
Steve Sager

Keep growing Kirk!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen brother! What an awesome group in Texas you’re a part of and your leadership and drive is making a great impact!

30 12 2012
wragemom

Thanks for your courage to fight for freedom! That’s one of my favorite clips!

30 12 2012
Keith Wrage Jr

Another excellent post, Steve! Awesome movie! Thanks to you and Jamie for being the Freedom Fighters you are and great leaders, mentors, and friends to so many on this great TEAM!

30 12 2012
Kevin Knuteson

Thanks for your post Coach! Whenever I watch this movie I think of you and your family. The sacrifices you have made to earn financial and time freedom for your family is admirable. However, seeing the sacrifices you continue to make to serve others’ and help them do the same is what sets you apart from from leaders in any other industry. You are a modern Wallace and I am thankful to be on your side!!!

30 12 2012
adamrossman

Talk about a leader who is willing to jump out there and serve to make a difference. That reminds me of you, Kevin!! Your story is an inspiration. We love being able to tell people about what you’ve done and the awesome results you are getting because of your efforts!

30 12 2012
adamrossman

Speaking of movies….Kevin, what is your favorite movie?

30 12 2012
adamrossman

I’m not telling what mine is yet. I want to hear more from others, first! 🙂

31 12 2012
Bryan Kemp

Kevin, you are definitely a great example of information applied. Your leadership is edified and followed by many! A true servant leader for sure, and THANK YOU for serving our Great Country, you among many know exactly what FREEDOM truly means.

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen, brother Kevin! Thanks for leading a huge freedom-fighting team that we are blessed to be a part of!

30 12 2012
Teesa Rossman

We are surely being programmed if we aren’t careful. I often hear moms talking about how their kid wants this item or that item for Christmas, but do they really want that item or have they just been programmed to want that item by commercials and advertising? I hope that we are training our children to think for themselves, using the correct information as their “sword”. Ephesians 6 says that God’s word is “the sword of the spirit”, just another way to arm ourselves and our children against the false ideas of this world. True freedom is in Christ.

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen, sister Teesa! There is not a truer statement than yours that “true freedom is in Christ.” Thanks to you and your William Wallace husband for getting the Word out!

1 01 2013
Teesa Rossman

And thanks to you guys for giving us another path to pursue freedom!

30 12 2012
Steve Sager

This movie till this day still gets me charged up…

The whole point of this battle was the decision to fight for their very own freedom. With so many standing on that battle field not even sure of themselves, let alone being out numbered; it took only ONE man to take a stand!! To get them ‘thinking’ for what is right….Its called COURAGE.

The internal battle within each person out in today’s society… is one that people see their own freedom’s dying before them, yet, they have been so glazed over by what “reel freedom” truly is….

They don’t fight for it, or even worse, they mock it by systematically robbing our future generations by not educating themselves (i.e.picking up that weapon knowledge).

Thank you Steve & Jamie for taking a stand and setting the example of courage to fight for what is right!

30 12 2012
Kevin Knuteson

Steve, I’m glad to be on your side in this battle!

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

You too bud!

31 12 2012
Bryan Kemp

Amen!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Great comment, Steve! Thanks for reaching into our lives just a few short years ago with this great freedom-building and freedom-teaching project! It is changing so many lives for the better!

30 12 2012
Gary Severson

Steve, you really pull on my heartstrings with this. I was completely oblivious to this until I decided to pull myself away from the television and decide to go on a path of self-directed learning. Along this path of learning, I met a man named George Guzzardo who recommended a book to me titled; “Foundations of God’s City: Christians in a Crumbling Culture”. Now I’ve had a few wake up calls in my life, but NEVER one like this! It was painful at first, because everything I had learned through my own life experiences up until that point, was completely the opposite of what I was reading. I knew it was true, yet, there was that human side of me resisting it because it was too uncomfortable to face. Thanks to some great mentorship along the way, by people such as George Guzzardo, Dan Hawkins and yourself, I was able to harness the anger I felt towards society for being so far removed from the truth & reality, and use that anger in a positive way to actually become a part of the solution.
I had a recent discussion with a close friend regarding professional sports and how money has become the “end all – be all”. We talked about how the fans of professional teams actually have the power within them to dictate change when thier favorite team’s ownership isn’t making the right decisions for the betterment of the TEAM. If all the fans united and decided, we’re not going to attend these games or buy your merchandise, collectively, they have the ability to force change. It’s amazing how passionate so many people get about their favorite sports teams, and many will draw the line in the sand when things aren’t right, yet, in their own lives and society, most will make the choice to do nothing! I’ve heard several times, “You can’t change what you’re willing to tolerate”. So many people have given up hope that change can occur in a society that is in rapid decline, when the truth is, we have the power to draw the line in the sand when things aren’t right and force change. As Ray Kroc once stated, “None of us is as good as all of us”.
You’re are 100% right! One sword raised will not change this country, but communities of people who decide to turn the right media on and get educated on why things are the way they are, and live in reality can force change to occur for the better. I appreciate MEN like you and the leaders on the TEAM and L.I.F.E. for leading the way through your example. You could easily make the choice to simply be “comfortable” now because you’ve served so many people and God has rewarded you in tenfold, yet you have decided to raise your sword even higher because this country’s “cause” is way bigger than your “comfort”………..
You’ve given many people the inspiration to stand together and be a modern day “William Wallace”!!!

30 12 2012
Teesa Rossman

Amen!

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

Amen x 2!

30 12 2012
Kevin Knuteson

Well put Mr. Severson! I’m proud of you for all of the battles you have already fought! 2013 is going to be a huge Freedom year for the Severson family. This world needs more good men like you with their time back…the ripple effect will be HUGE!

30 12 2012
Gary Severson

Kevin, thanks for igniting the flame for us just a few short years ago and for all of your unconditional love on this journey. I think 2013 is going to be a huge freedom year for many families who have made the choice to pursue excellence and make a difference. Your father and yourself have created a huge ripple effect that has impacted many lives and will continue to for many years to come!

30 12 2012
Steve Sager

Freedom for the Severson clan!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

That’s right Kevin! Freedom for the Seversons!! You and the Seversons are making ripples!!!

30 12 2012
Keith Wrage Jr

Thanks for your extended reply Gary. Before the TEAM arrived in my life I had “woken up” in much the same way you had but with no productive outlet for my anger and feelings of betrayal. Fortunately, through great leaders, mentors, and friends like you and Erika, Steve and Kelli Sager, and Steve and Jamie Leurquin, April and I now have the greatest vehicle in this world to have a positive impact in the world for freedom. Thanks TEAM!

31 12 2012
April Wrage

Amen to that! We are so blessed by all of you!

31 12 2012
wragemom

Amen to that! We are so blessed!

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

Gary, this a well thought out from the heart response! Thanks for your leadership.

30 12 2012
Gary Severson

Steve, this past weekend, our son happened to be playing in a basketball tournament at a high school in which you coached wrestling. On a wall inside the gym, there was a huge a board that listed all the past conference champions and state qualifiers. I couldn’t help but notice, that the years you were coaching the wrestling program, that’s where most of the champions on that list happened to come from. Coincidence? I doubt it! As I read the posts by so many of the leaders in this blog, and personally witness the growing number of people that you’re helping become successful in life, it dawned on me just how universal “leadership” truly is. I’ve personally talked to some of your successful wrestlers, and every one of them have told me that it was your vision, your encouragement and your leadership that made them and the program a success, just as the people you’re coaching in life have said the same. (me included) As I stared at that board in the gym, I couldn’t help but think, why don’t they put the coaches names up there too?? But, just like in this awesome TEAM/LIFE community, the coaches results are recognized through the number of lives they’ve impacted and helped to become successful. I’ve never once heard you talk about any of your amazing accomplishments, but through the lives of the people you’ve touched through the years and continue to inspire today, the wall I can see is endless in size and is filled with a list of champions! Thanks for standing tall and empowering so many to be the champions they were destined to be!

30 12 2012
adamrossman

Wow!! You are awesome, Gary!

30 12 2012
Gary Severson

Thanks Adam! It’s been amazing to watch you develop into the leader God has called you to be. It’s an honor to call you a friend and business partner!

30 12 2012
adamrossman

Gary, a big part of it was that you were willing to spend some of your time with me and pick out books that you knew I needed to read. I was just writing on Orrin’s blog about how grateful I am about that!!!

Thanks!

31 12 2012
steve sager

Gary,

I see you as that close friend in battle with William Wallace, that one carries that big huge ax…He’s the one who always has William’s back and you are always that Leader backing up Steve… would love to see you grow some Irish braids and wear that kilt (LOL)….

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Wow! Great comment Gary! Thanks for your leadership! You too, Adam!

31 12 2012
Bryan Kemp

Wow, Gary that was a very powerful response!! We are Blessed to be apart of such a dedicated, like-minded group of people who are willing to fight for and serve there fellow man. Thank You and Erika for the time you have given Reanna and I!

30 12 2012
Chad Eggum

I like reading ur blogs Steve I don’t always comment on them but I do like them. They give me a different way of looking at things and the way u put things in a different perspective of seeing what we can do to make a difference in this country and get what most people don’t see that we r losing back.

30 12 2012
Kevin Knuteson

Your courage is admirable Chad! Keep fighting the battle!

30 12 2012
Gary Severson

I’ll second that! Chad has the heart of of lion! He’s one of the courageous who’s truly playing his part in changing culture!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen to that, brother Chad! Thanks for stepping up you leadership in a big way! Freedom!!!

3 01 2013
ryanblakely1

Amen!!

5 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

You too Ryan! Big-time leader! Taking the message to the burbs!!

29 12 2012
Shawn Brown

I love this. Thanks for the inspironational words.

30 12 2012
adamrossman

Don’t you just love Braveheart!?

30 12 2012
steveleurquin1

It’s tough to say what is favorite movie is depending on the time and the season, but Braveheart has stood the test of time as always staying in my top 5.

30 12 2012
adamrossman

I hadn’t seen Braveheart until very recently. Had no idea what I was missing! I think it would make every guy’s top five list for sure.

No one ever believes me when I tell them my favorite movie. I wonder what some of the favorite movies are of some of your other readers.

30 12 2012
wragemom

Sure do Adam!

31 12 2012
Teesa Rossman

Great movie, for sure. One of my all time favorites is “The pursuit of happyness”. Yes, the title of the movie is spelled wrong….but that just means you all have to watch the movie to find out why.

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen, brother Shawn! Thanks for your leadership and inspiration, too!

28 12 2012
Bryan Kemp

WOW, what a powerful message!! Great post Steve… 2 years ago, I’m sure I would of answered this question differently. Thanks to the recent blessings of great friends, World Class Life Changing Truthful Information and some of the best leadership in the world, I can honestly say that I am learning about our FREEDOMS and I will fight mightily to protect those freedoms for our children and future generations.

28 12 2012
steveleurquin1

They are depending on us! Thanks for your courage Bryan.

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen, brother Bryan! Proud to fighting for freedom on this great TEAM with all the awesome leaders commenting on the post!

28 12 2012
adamrossman

What a great movie!!!! Its so inspirinto sere some one so passionate as Wallace was.

Thank you for jumping on your horse, running to the battlefield, and doing all you can to keep our country free by teaching truth and helping people to think for themselves.

28 12 2012
steveleurquin1

Thank you for your courage Adam!

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen, brother Steve! Thanks to you too for your courage and overcoming the label you had given yourself before the Team arrived in your life! You’re the original William Wallace of your organization!

31 12 2012
Bryan Kemp

Kevin, you are definitely a great example of information applied. Your leadership is edified and followed by many! A true servant leader for sure, and THANK YOU for serving our Great Country, you among many know exactly what FREEDOM truly means.

1 01 2013
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen, brother Adam! Definitely one of the great movies of all-time! Thank you for being a William Wallace for your great teams!

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