Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Worst In Us

This was on my spirit last night and it carried on into today. One thing I can truly say is that elections always bring out the worst in us (for all people, regardless of skin color). We forget about God and focus more on what we want. It’s a sad day for me. Not because President Obama is in office and not because Governor Mitt Romney is not President. It’s a sad day because as I’m reading different posts, it has shown really where our hearts are. I’m trying not to cry as I type this and it would be a tragedy if I lost friends to this, but it is what it is. I’m not upset with anyone regardless of who you voted for, just concerned about our spiritual condition.

As I read people’s posts, many people are rejoicing because they got what they wanted, but the same people are forgetting how much hatred they are spreading. This election has truly shown the racial issues that are brewing. You could call this the second part to a blog I did two weeks ago entitled “Is It (Really) Not About Us.” This election proved my theory that it’s still about us.

In the midst of this, I’m crying because where’s God in all that we’re posting. God is only mentioned when we got what we wanted. Much like the children of Israel. I know this post isn’t going to go over well (granted, most of what I say doesn’t go over well). But if I have to cry alone, I will. I’m so concerned about the state of our hearts (especially if we say we’re of God). No one has said “I am content regardless of who’s elected, because You’re Sovereign.” But we say to God indirectly, if we don’t get our way, we’re going to kick, scream and revolt like little children. So, I believe that God is now giving our hearts what we really wanted (again, on a spiritual level), a world without Him. Since it’s our sinful nature to say, “leave us alone, and let mankind take it from here.”

I did say 2-3 months ago that President Obama will get a second term, so I’m not surprised of that. When you have to read posts such as “I pray for the Republicans that they remove their hatred,” I ask, what about YOUR hatred? Are you that deceived in that Democrats don’t have hatred? People say, now we can move forward. Why? Because you got your way and I didn’t. Is that how we live our lives (having others bow down to you, a mere human being)? If something isn’t wrong with that, why do we say we love God?

No one is praying for the losing candidate, but instead cursing him. How is that showing the love of Christ? If we say we love God, we’re to love all people (regardless of political parties). We’re reliving the children of Israel and the golden calf days (we’re worshiping the golden image and not God). The golden calf is not just the President, it’s anything that takes the place of God.

As I wrap this up, I still believe regardless of who won this election, this was an acid test to see where our hearts really are. As I look at my newsfeed, God is only mentioned because they got what they wanted. Never mind God's ultimate plan. We're acting like the children of Israel (give us what we want or we'll revolt). So, he’s giving us what we deserve. The problem with our hearts (as a country) is simply this: the true righteous who are praying the heart of God are going to suffer (much like Joshua & Caleb) because the majority couldn't agree with Joshua & Caleb. And all of us are part of the team. And yes, God will spare Sodom/Gomorrah for 10 righteous. Even though we will suffer, God is with us. Psalm 118 said (and I quoted it 12 years ago), it's better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

I know this blog post isn’t going to go over well, but I just wanted to get this out of my spirit because while we’re caring more about what we want, somebody is dying next door, possibly committing suicide.


  1. Thank you for sharing this. I appreciate you!

  2. It is good to remember that God's plan is larger and better than our own, so thank you for pointing that out to your sphere of influence. It is also good to remember that we are to always love one another. But, it is also good and right for God's people to grieve, just without viriol and hardening toward those who "shot us in the foot". Jeremiah was the proclaimer of truth and loved God and His people, but likely grieved deeply of the exile of his fellow man and living out the consequences brought upon them.

    Our goal is to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Easier said than done, but if we take all of our fears and anger to the Lord directly, allow Him to minister to us personally, and stay deeply embedded in His word, we will likely have an easier time of responding intentionally in love that reacting to our fleeting emotions.

    More of a response than you likely wanted, but...