If you’re like me, you are completely fed up with all the negativity and immaturity that has saturated this Presidential campaign. Sometimes I feel like America is the laughing stock of the rest of the onlooking world right now. But worrying ourselves crazy about things that you and I have absolutely no control over does nothing to remedy the problem.
There is a plethora of highly opinionated bashing and slanderous commentary on Facebook and other social media platforms about this election. It’s nauseating! And this isn’t even where we should be focusing our attention.
For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. – Ephesians 6:12
Did you hear that? Our ‘battle’ is NOT against any particular political candidate or party. It is ONLY against the spiritual forces. Our personal conduct, posture, and prayer life will ultimately determine not only the direction of America, but the validity of our witness of the name of Jesus to those around us.
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:17, 18
What is temporary? This ridiculous election. And what is unseen? Our Lord Jesus and the spiritual battle that has ALREADY BEEN WON!
Watch this music video by Rend Collective. “Worship is our battlecry in the midst of the fight. At His name (Jesus) every giant will fall.” So who is YOUR giant? Is it worry? Clinton? Trump? The unknown of tomorrow?
To all of us who call ourselves ‘Believers’ and truly follow Jesus, I challenge us. Vote well and with a good conscience. But pray harder, and intentionally reflect the character of Jesus throughout this entire election. Stop the negative posts and comments online about how you ‘feel’ about a candidate. In stead, post a prayer for America. Reflect hope, integrity, and faith in a way that highlights Jesus and not this political circus.
Who am I going to vote for? Well, my ballot will reflect one of the candidates. But my vote ultimately goes to Jesus. Though I do not put my trust in our President, Congress, or Senate, I do trust that God is in control and I will pray for those elected to office whether I support their political agenda or not.
Will YOU accept this challenge? Please leave a comment below.
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