I’m done! I’ve taken all I can take and for the next two days I’m out. I will be, for the most part, off of Facebook and twitter until Wednesday night or Thursday morning. I’ve taken all the election posts, meme’s, articles (both fake and real) re-posts and advertisements I can handle.
I know that this election is important. Every election is important. I’ve done my research, I’ve thoughtfully prayed (and continue to pray) through all that is in front of me, and I will go vote on Tuesday at my local polling place, but I’m ready to be done.
No matter what side of the fence you land on, I think most people agree that our choices for President this year are disappointing to say the least. I would agree.
There is much to be disappointed in during this season. The attempted justification of actions and words that are simply not justifiable. The complete willingness of some to ignore the value of life, all life, from conception to the grave. The watering down of what we believe, and the softening of our beliefs in the name of supporting our political leanings. And most of all placing our hope, our faith, and our allegiance to someone who will sit in the White House more so than the One who always has, still does, and always will sit on His throne in Heaven.
All of these things have disappointed me when I’ve seen them, and I’ve been even more disappointed by my own leanings, temptations, and sometimes failure in all of the above areas as well.
So I’m done. I will vote on Tuesday, and I will pray everyday. But my hope is not in what happens on Tuesday, nor has it ever been. My hope is in One who is so much bigger then anything that will happen on Tuesday. While I wholeheartedly believe that we have the right and the responsibility to prayerfully consider our options and vote in line with our beliefs every election (not just the Presidential ones), I also recognize that whatever happens on Tuesday, while it may change some things in my everyday earthly life, it will not change who my hope is in, it will not change who I serve, it will not change who is in control and in charge of my life, and it will not, and cannot take away my salvation, and my hope is built on something much bigger, stronger, more reliable, and faithful than anything on this earth.
Because of that, for the next two days my social media will be filled with what it probably should have been filled with all along, and should be filled with everyday after Tuesday. It will be filled with what my hope is in. It will not be filled with my thoughts about who my President should be, it will be filled with the truth of who my King is.
I think most of us are probably more than ready for this whole election season to be over and for this Presidential race to be decided. I couldn’t agree more. I for one am simply ready for King Jesus to return, and set everything right once again. That’s my hope. That’s His promise.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3)