Some of you might like the title: “debacle.” Our focus has us all looking at who will lead the most powerful nation in the world and the most blessed country as we enter into this buffoonery we call debates.
Many of you know where I have stood in the past and some of you now know my stance has since changed with my near fatal accident coming up on 3 years. I just can’t see myself hating a candidate nor a supporter rooting against the one I feel is right for me and this country. This is one of those freedoms we are given in this country. Free to vote without reprimand. The hate comes thanks to this piece of evil we like to call internet or just simply the technology at our fingertips for many.
A friend sent me a message to see if I were laughing at a particular candidate. This was my reply to him: No, I’m not laughing–will be mourning our country while still knowing that God has this. Fear creates doubt, God promises us an abundant life, but if we surrender instead to the claims of fear, our prayers won’t be worth very much. I certainly am not afraid of loss, rejection, poverty, or death. All I need to know is God will never reject us. Whether or not we accept Him is our decision. I most certainly will not be alarmed should one candidate win over the other.
When Satan sifts believers, his goal is to damage our faith so much that we’re useless to God. He wants us shelved far from the action of the Lord’s kingdom. Therefore, he goes for our strengths–the areas where we believe ourselves to be invincible, or at least very well protected. And when the Devil succeeds, we are disappointed and demoralized. But we don’t have to stay that way.
Are we to believe that a candidate could possibly make our country or world perfect? We are all imperfect and this does not exclude politicians. Some like to think of them as “baby kissers” hoping to woo the audience into voting for them. They cannot nor will not fulfill all their promises–they will become known as broken promises to get a vote.
A friend posted that the pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist (Birmingham, Alabama) offered his view that, in a world where it is difficult to know the truth about candidates or to determine their character based on a 90-minute debate, news media pundit opinions or commercials you see on TV, perhaps the best we can do is to look at the party platforms and choose the party that best fits our belief system. This makes a lot of sense to me and I had already decided to vote according to my conscience in… this manner.
Here is a helpful comparison of the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties, as taken from their party website documents:
Some have said that we are at a crossroads of insanity and instability.
This might be that time to turn off the TV when debates come on. Or better yet, do not get riled up by Facebook posts.
I will vote for the party that best represents my Biblical worldview. Won’t you take a look at yourself–look into your soul for that guidance? Allow God to not only direct you but allow Him to be there for us in this most critical time we are facing.
Less hate more love!