Calm the Heck Down America
Right off the bat I will admit, I voted for Trump. Before you freak out and delete me, belittle me and cancel your email subscription, hear me out.
I voted for Trump, because I believe that our country needs to be more secure. I voted for Trump. because I believe that we have the right to bear arms and that shouldn’t be taken away from us. I voted for Trump, because the Obamacare is a mess. I work in the insurance industry and I have people all the time telling me how they cannot afford $1000 a month premium and the $12,000 deductible. Not to mention those people who didn’t get insurance the last few years and they got raked over the coals on their taxes. Something has to change.
I can’t say with honest certainty that I believe Donald Trump is the best man for the job. A guy that has absolutely no political experience. I don’t know. What I do know is that he’s a shrewd businessman. What I do know is that he loves our country. What I do know is that he wants to protect the military. He wants to protect our country, protect our rights and protect our people. I do not think he is a Christian, but I know that he has surrounded himself with Christians. That’s what I know.
I’m not a racist. I’m not a homophobe and I don’t believe the Donald Trump is either. He’s just a man with some strong opinions, who wants his country to be secure. I don’t believe he’s going to take away the rights of the homosexual community. I don’t believe that he’s going to take away the rights of the Hispanic community. He might deport some people that are here illegally. He plans on building a wall between America and Mexico. I’m not sure how that will help.
I do worry about his economic policy for import and exportation. That’s one of those things that we will see. I do know that not every Republican in the Senate and Congress supports him so there will be a check and balance for him. He’s not just going to step in the White House and make all these big changes while the government sits back to watch the show.
2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
A friend of mine posed a question on FB, “Who do you think will win the election and why?” I didn’t really have a clear reason of why I thought either candidate would win so I didn’t respond. It seemed to me that America was divided pretty much down the middle and looking at the polls on Tuesday I was right.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
When I voted I prayed, “God no matter what let your will be done and let me be able to except that will whatever it is.” I think that that is the best course of action. We need to adapt to what is happening. Take it one day at a time. Don’t speculate over what we think might or might not happen, just pray.
Calm down America. Stop acting like entitled teenagers and go home. Stop burning the flag for God’s sake. Show the world you have some honor. Some integrity. Protest if you must, but stop killing people over their right to choose. Stop ruining families and friendships over the right to choose. All the negative behavior show that you value your right to choose, but you don’t value my right to choose. Isn’t that a bit hypocritical?
I’m not a very political person. I don’t have a lot of strong political opinions. I could care less that Obama was our President. Nor did I care about the color of his skin. I didn’t want Hillary Clinton as our President. Bengazi showed as she is not trustworthy. She doesn’t care about our military. The email scandal showed that she’s a liar. If it would’ve been any other Democrat I wouldn’t have cared. I go with the flow, God is in control so I don’t really worry about it.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
I learned that a family member of mine lost a friend of seven years over one election and one vote. And my friends that breaks my heart. In America we have the right to choose. We have the right to practice our preferred religion. We have the right to speak our mind. We have the right to bear arms. We have the right to have an abortion if we choose. We have the right to marry someone of the same sex. And in some states, we have the right to smoke weed if we want to. However, just because we can do all those things, doesn’t mean we should do all those things.
The great thing about America is we have the right to choose. I voted for a President that I felt would best protect all of our rights.
And I will pray for that President and the decisions that he makes. I pray that the people that want to come into this country have the opportunity to do it legally. To live and grow here. To pursue happiness here because that is our right. I pray that they will have that opportunity.
I am so sad by the division and the loss of friendship over peoples opinion. “You have the right to choose, but only if you agree with me.” How does that logic line up with friendship? One of my very best friends did not vote for Trump. She has her reasons and I’m OK with that. I would never give up that friendship over her God-given right to make that choice.
Today’s the day America to pull your head out and work together. Stop fighting and bickering over the choice people made. Over your God-given right to make that choice and start working together to love one another. To love your enemy as yourself. To serve others as Christ served his people.
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Have a lovely weekend. In Christ, Sabrina