In reading my morning email from Arlin Sorensen (I’m sure he won’t mind me sharing this) I want to share the following quote that really sums up how I feel about the election results. He wrote, “Today we have a new president. No surprise to me who was elected. And no sense crying over spilled milk either. Time for all of us to focus on living our lives focused on God. Nothing changed with Him yesterday. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.“
While I strongly disagree the President Elect’s economic and foreign policies, I know that a united nation under his leadership is greater than a divided nation under any great leader. Therefor, I will keep the following three things in mind that help me personally surrender to and support this change in our Nation’s leadership:
- God raises up and takes down leaders according to his plan, not mine. I can like it or not but it’s still true.
- We live in the greatest nation in the world! John F. Kennedy once said of Berlin, “Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in, to prevent them from leaving us.” Let us NOT put up political or emotional walls of bitterness founded in partisanship on that block the new Commander in Chief from doing the good the majority of the people in this nation believe him to be capable of doing.
- This is still a government of the people and the people of this nation have an amazing spirit that enables us to succeed without excuses and often in light of the adversity to our goals.
I think a core belief in a power, cause and purpose greater than self, yet executed through individualists, has always inspired me to carry-on with my held held high and proud to be an American no matter what the immediate future looks like. What do you believe in?