Okay! I’ve kept my mouth shut, and stayed out of the fray up to this point. I’ve listened to all of the commentary on television and in social media. I am aware of the deep division of ideological beliefs strangling our nation. With that, I am reminded of the slogan, united we stand; divided we fall. As a nation, we are deeply divided. If we don’t get our act together, and begin to act like grown-ups, we will only see our nation go into further decline. We will fall. Our democracy is in jeopardy.
I’ve stayed on the sidelines, and not weighed in, until now, because I lived that life of negativity, speaking truth to my audit clients; telling them what was wrong and needed to be fixed, only to receive a deaf ear. I left auditing and obtained my Masters in Pastoral Theology so that I could inspire people; not tear them down. However, what I see occurring within the Halls of Congress, as well as on television via the pundits, on social media, and in person-to-person discussions regarding our political climate is nothing short of cataclysmic.
Now, for the record, I am not a fan of Donald Trump. In assessing his statements and actions, I perceive that he is both morally and ethically bankrupt. In assessing his leadership qualities, he leads via negativity (bullying/condemnation) and will find it difficult to garner support from those he leads. By taking such actions as we have seen, He is setting himself up for failure.
Also for the record, I am not a fan of Hillary Clinton. In assessing her positions on abortion and same-sex marriage, these positions go directly against God’s will.
So, bottom line: We, as United States citizens, were dealt a bad hand, with poor choices for finalists, in selecting a President. Yet, one person had to come out the winner, and the other, the loser of the election.
Now, we can do one of two things:
- Act like children and throw tantrums of disgust, spouting negative commentary about the course of direction President Trump will take this country, or
- We can remember that it is God who is in control, not Donald Trump, and put our faith and trust in God to protect us.
United We Stand
As I noted above, I want to inspire people, not tear them down. So, although I have my doubts about President Trump’s motives and capabilities, I pray that he succeeds in taking action for the common good in accordance with God’s will. I will continue praying for him, while I place all of my trust and faith in God. I will pray for our leaders in Congress that they place God first, then country, then party, in passing legislation. How novel would that be? And I pray for every citizen of the United States, that we remember that we are all members of one big family/nation, and that united we stand; divided we fall. Remember, with God all things are possible (Matt 19:26)! Therefore, let’s unite under God!