Please Forgive Me God & Mr. President
I’ve got something to admit that God has convicted me about. I have never “liked” Donald Trump before or now. However, God has made clear to my heart that acting just out of my feelings is rarely best.
You don’t have to like someone to treat them how you would want to be treated. You can’t justify your bad attitude by the fact they have a bad attitude. And, while you can’t take responsibility for everything they do, you are responsible for what you should do.
All this to say that God has convicted me that my attitude must change towards the president. And most particularly my response to him being president. No I don’t have to change my approach but it is certainly best for everyone that I do. I’m afraid that most of us are guilty of buying into society’s constant protest mode. And just in case you’re wondering protesting alone rarely changes anything. Love and respect change much more.
Will I ever deny the truth, NO. Will I ever agree with behavior that is not acceptable, NO. But, will I begin from this moment forward actually praying more than complaining, YES. Will I seek to fully respect the position Donald Trump has been placed in, absolutely yes.
If I call myself a believer in Jesus Christ? If I believe the Bible to be God’s Holy, infallible word? Then, I must live to please and follow my true commander and chief Jesus Christ. He says that I need to do the following in reference to my president and all those in positions of authority.
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
1 Timothy 2:1-6
Now many will read this and think it’s just one more person with an agenda. No my friend the only agenda I care about is God’s. And this is clearly the way He wants us all to approach this matter. So, please put down your weapons, agendas, and soap box. And get down on your knees for that is where change begins both in us and around us!