Uh. This election is very frustrating.
I don’t have a lot of answers. Apparently everyone else does because my social media newsfeed is flooded with opinions.
Some have been helpful. Most have been…
Since there are so many opinions I thought I’d take some time to ask some questions.
From what I see all the opinions aren’t changing anyone’s opinion. It is my opinion that Christians need to be wrestling with the state of our country. We cannot change anyone, but we can work on ourselves. The way to do that is by self reflecting on our own beliefs and actions.
People who are only interested in their own opinions don’t ask many questions. They jump to conclusions. They push the same narrative that is given to the masses. They don’t grow.
But that’s not you. You are reading this because you want to be better…or you are procrastinating. I do my best web searching when I am procrastinating.
So let’s dive in and answer some questions together.
- Have you spent more time complaining about or praying for the candidates running? 1 Timothy 2:1-4 says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
- Are you equally upset by the actions of both candidates or is your anger fueled because of your political affiliation. Proverbs 29:11 says, “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.”
- Are you holding the candidates to a higher standard than you hold yourself? Colossians 3:8 says, “But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”
- Is there anything your candidate could do that would cause you to change your vote? If not, why? Psalm 146:3 says, “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.”
- Is your fear of one or both of the candidates being elected affecting other areas of your life? Philippians 3:20 says, “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,”
- Are you willing to do anything to back up your concerns? For example if you are truly outraged by a candidates policy what are you doing about it. A Facebook rant doesn’t count. Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
How did you answer the questions above?