“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 3:13-14 NASB
I am fed up with this election like I assume most people are. I am tired of the name calling. I am tired of the candidates digging up skeletons on the other candidate. This has to be the most bizarre elections I have ever seen.
I have seen many Christian leaders abandon Trump because they do not like comments he made 10 years ago. Thank God He has not forsaken us because I am sure that we all have said something wrong in our past. I also read a comment today from someone calling Beth Moore a false teacher because she spoke out against Trump.
I have heard evangelical leaders say they will vote for Trump and never Hillary. They do not like her policies. They do not like that “she lies”. They do not like what her husband has done in the past. The list goes on and on.
I am no longer going to worry about the past. I am looking forward to the future. At this point I am not going to worry myself with who might win or lose. I am not worried about what will happen. The reason is because God is still in control.
I have my sights set on the upward call of God. I am going to live my life the way God expects. The President of the United States is not going to have a direct impact on our communities. We as citizens of our communities have a greater impact then any national politician. Jesus said to love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself. It is time we start focusing on loving each other and sharing Christ through our words and actions.
Think about this…Jesus did not speak out against Pilate or call him names even though this man lead him to His death. He respected the authority of that position.