Election Day has come and gone, and we finally know (most likely) who the next U.S. President will be. But whether God chose the crass, unlikely defender of freedom and the American way, or the politically opportunistic puppet of the progressive left, unfortunately, it doesn’t really matter. Regardless of who serves as president for the next four years, or what majority holds which houses of Congress, or who sits on the Supreme Court, the United States is still headed for the same eventual end. It’s only a matter of how long it will take for us to get there. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Now, I still believe that we as followers of Messiah need to be informed voters who actively care about who we’re putting into office. But the reason why it ultimately doesn’t matter who wins is because it has no bearing on the fact that we will always have a huge, unfinished job to do for God. Whether we have freedom of speech or not, or freedom of religion or not, or freedom of assembly or not, we still need to proclaim Yeshua and share the Good News through our words and actions to friend and foe alike. Surely, the retention of those rights makes this far easier—and safer—for us to do. But would we really be where we are right now as a country if we had truly, collectively, taken advantage of that ease and safety?
So no matter who is president—no matter what good or destructive societal changes take place in either the short or long term—we still have the same job as before. What, then, are we going to do about it? My counsel to you is the same I give to myself: do what you can to safeguard our way of life, but be less concerned with how our country is going to change, and more concerned with how you are going to change. If your guy won, will you just relax and go back to the way things have been? Or, if your guy lost, will it finally fire you up—more than just politically?
As things continue to get worse—and they will keep getting worse, either gradually or instantly—will you willingly slink further into the dark, silent corner where society is corralling you; or will you stand and thrive in Messiah, sharing His truth, light and love? Will you continue to shrink back to protect yourself from the cancel culture and the surrounding degradation; or will you hold fast in the face of danger and shine the light of Messiah, pointing the way for others to find Him?
The days before us should not be about trying to preserve a country or a way of life, but about living and walking and acting as followers of Messiah—both in chaos and in peace. What happened in the election doesn’t matter. What matters is who, from now on, you are going to be.
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