So tonight I was going to continue with my political rants about what horrible rotten shape the world is in, politically.
I would probably have said something about how frustrated I am that people would count a smart, successful, principled constitutionalist presidential candidate out of legitimacy simply because the media has deemed him ‘unelectable.’
I would have challenged those who actually read my facebook garbage (few people, to be sure), “Give me one logical, constitutional argument against Dr. Ron Paul’s legitimacy to the Republican nomination.“
More garbage would have ensued, name-calling would probably follow, and no legitimate lesson or conclusion could be reasonably drawn from the conversation that was destined to fail.
So I scrapped it.
Yep. like so many goldfish cracker crumbs imprinted by a tennis shoe onto the kitchen floor, I swept whatever hopes I had of ‘changing someone’s mind’ regarding who they would vote for in the primaries, tossing them into the waste basket.
A waste of time.
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.” – Proverbs 21:1
So what am I saying?
Those who know me would probably not consider me the ‘giving up’ type. I argue a false position far too long, have a reputation for taking jokes much further than would be considered humorous, and have a knack for destroying my friends in Facebook poking wars.
Why, then, the apparent despair?
Do not surrender your hopes, surrender your heart. Do not surrender your fight, surrender your will. Do not lose your temper, gain perspective.
Remember that your hopes are not that we get a good president. It is that this country would bring glory to God. Not that you would prove your liberal friends wrong as the new ‘constitutional’ president brings economic prosperity, but that God would restore America as the beacon of hope, lending missionaries and much needed aid to the hurting, broken, and starving of this world.
Surrender your passions to prove yourself right, to the task of preaching the Word of God. You cannot prove God right with arguments. But you can be used to do right by studying, obeying, and submitting yourself to the Words of Christ.
Do not speak, do.
Do not post, act.
Do not share links,
Advocate the Words of Jesus and His Salvation.
Neither President Obama, nor Dr. Ron Paul offer true, everlasting hope.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is
. . . eternal.”
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18