Well friends, the Election is over! While we’ve survived it, and live to tell another day, I want you to take a moment to reflect on how many of your personal relationships maybe aren’t so fortunate. The ugly truth of this election is that words have been said that can’t be taken back…but there is beauty in the truth of grace. Friends, I want to urge you today to have your own concession and be friends again!
In my family, we had at least one person who voted for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Gary Johnson. We even had at least one person who chose not to exercise their right to vote. While I won’t share who we voted for, I will share that Patrick and I didn’t even vote the same. We may be family, but we don’t have to see eye-to-eye on everything! While many might see contention in this, I see nothing but beauty in it! The beauty of democracy!
If a family can vote across the board, friends are most certainly going to vote across the board. Just because we have different opinions doesn’t mean we can’t still love and respect those who see things differently than us. We are so quick to judge people who don’t see the world the way we do. We spew out our opinions in hate when whats really needed to change us as a whole is love.
Personally, I’ve been scratching my head as to why people are willing to wound the relations they have to show support for someone they don’t even know! We will never hang with Donald in the White House, and Hillary isn’t turning to us in her time of loss…yet we’ve been willing to burn our own bridges of friendship to show support or contempt for one of these candidates – risking our own relationships.
The fact of the matter is this, Donald Trump is our new President of the United States of America, and he will be for the next 4 years. No matter how big a pill this is to swallow for you, it is our fate, and we need to accept it. Think of how quickly four years of college went by…think of how fast the first four years of your child’s life go by. We are all going to be okay! Who knows, God willing, we may be better than okay…at least we can hope for that right?!
Personally, my relations are all in tact – I think – you never can tell if you’ve offended someone just by a post broadcast on social media, unless the receiver chooses to tell you. If I have offended anyone, I am genuinely sorry, that was never my intent. I haven’t chosen to speak on the topic much, but when I did I’ve tried my hardest to promote peace. I have family members and friends who I know haven’t been as fortunate, they haven’t come out of this election unscathed, and that makes me sad. So again, I pray this post promotes the peace I’ve been trying to spread. If you know in your heart that you’ve said something or done something that you wouldn’t typically say or do to a friend or family member, find a way to mend what has been broken. Fill the divide!
Try this on for size…”I’m sorry for the things I said while I was campaigning for my candidate.” There! Was that so hard?! I know we can all heal and move on from this and the things said!
Keep in mind, Donald Trump being named our 45th President of The United States of America is no surprise to God, our Father. In fact, God created Donald Trump knowing he would one day hold this most prestigious role and title. A neighbor shared on my post yesterday that throughout the Bible, God anointed unlikely people to lead nations and then used His powers to use that person for His plan. I thought this was so insightful!
My faith lies not in Donald Trump, but instead in God, my Father! I have faith that He will lead President Trump, providing a better future than his past has displayed.
Be Blessed + Be A Blessing + Be Nice!