I didn’t post Tuesday night. Time got away from me, but I really didn’t feel like writing anything. To be completely forthright, I allowed myself to become anxious over the results of the election.
I thought I had it handled. Thought I was trusting completely in the Lord for His will no matter the results. If He wanted my candidate to win, great. If not, He had a plan. Win, win. No reason to get anxious at all.
But as the night wore on, I found myself dreading even looking at the status of the counts. And I began to wonder why. It took me until last night to fully understand. Actually, I think it took until last night before I was finally able to admit it.
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Anyway, when speaking about the possibility of a Biden/Harris administration and their lack of support for Christian values, she said this: “Perhaps it will spur in the church an overwhelming desire to return to worship and bring people home to Jesus. And in that case, I guess that would be the greatest election outcome of all.”
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve gotten too used to thinking how I think things should be instead of what God wants. He does things His way from an eternal viewpoint with the intent to bring as many people as possible to redemption through His Son. I should be focused on that with the attitude that nothing else matters as long as His will is done, and He’ll see to that.
Do my part, certainly. Be aware of what those running for governmental office stand for and vote for those that espouse His values. But don’t forget that He is in control of everything. Don’t be dismayed by anything that happens, but look at circumstances to see how He’s working them together for our good and His glory.
Sure, I think it would be easier to accomplish some things with a government that supported morality, but God may know something different. He wasn’t limited by the ancient Roman government, nor is He by current foolish ideas of man such as socialism or communism.
The Apostle Paul told Timothy that “no one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.” 2 Timothy 2:4. Not that we don’t participate in life, but we keep our focus on Christ, not our circumstances.
I’d allowed myself to forget that our reason for being here is not to invest in this temporary life, but to build a relationship with Him and help others do the same. All circumstances, good and bad, can be used by Him to do just that.
The message I’ve received from all of this is my title to this post. Fear not and wait. Don’t worry about what happens. Just watch and see what God does with it. And be ready to move if He asks me to participate in some way. Otherwise, wait on Him.
As my friend Caralyn is fond of saying, “Just do the next good thing.”
I don’t know how all of this election mess will turn out. But I do know it hasn’t taken Him by surprise.
It is all part of His plan. And He will use it for His glory.
That’s good enough for me.
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