Midterm elections are coming up in November and campaign ads are already airing. Now I do participate in elections because I believe it’s important since many people have given their lives for the right to vote; however, I do not appreciate the ads.
In my opinion I don’t believe those ad’s say “vote for me”. The only thing I get out of those ad’s is how “I can make myself look better by making you look horrible”. Don’t get me wrong I know that not everyone is out to be cutthroat or cruel but it’s seems as if any type of election brings out the not so best in people.
Honestly, I miss being young enough not to know about politics or about how harsh people can be. But I’m not young enough. So how do I deal with this? I take the good with the bad. I try to focus on a person’s character. I try to remember that we are all human and we all have bad days. I try to remember that I was given grace and so I should extend grace as well.
But most importantly I continue to pray. I pray for patience. I pray for cooperation. I pray for honesty without cruelty. I pray for understanding. And I pray for direction.
My hope, no matter what, has to lie in God. Yes God uses people but if I begin to become more dependent on what people can do for me I am no longer focused on how God has, and is still, taking care of me.
At the end of the day what’s most important is not who is sitting in an elected position…it’s who is sitting in the ultimate position. Is that God or man?