This election may surprise everybody else . . . but not God! I believe Tuesday's election is a total set up from God for the body of Christ. God has been working in and through His sons and daughters for centuries. He desires us to trust Him above all else, by gently moving us out of our own way, so that we can truly start learning how to rest and receive - letting God be God. For so many of us, we believe the old saying,"it takes a lot of hard work to be successful, or the harder we work, the more successful we are." Actually, I think we may have gotten it backwards.
God doesn't need our help to carry out the visions, desires and dreams He has placed on the inside of us. He doesn't need us to take the initiative, overachieve or forcefully make our dreams come true. We have been spinning our wheels, scratching our heads and wondering, how did I get here? Why? Because we want to know the plan, and we want God's Promises to fit into our schedule, routine, and daily to-do list!
Tuesday was just a small reminder of how uncomfortable it is for us as a nation to be blindsided, unprepared and totally caught off guard, even after experts ran the numbers, entered the data and predicted the outcome. Guess what? We are not in control . . . God is!
The last few years has taken us out of our comfort zone and forced us to look at ourselves honestly, truthfully and with humility. We are nowhere near as mature as we think we are. We smile in people's faces and talk about them behind their backs, we judge people for their courage and boldness, as we continue to hide behind the mask of fear. And we ignore what is really going on, because we really don't 'feel' like taking ownership or responsibility to bring change, because we have too much on our own plates and it's so much easier to just complain.
We are the body of Christ and we are not ONE! We don't know who we are in Christ because we don't know who God is. Being a Christian isn't a fashion trend, it is an inheritance. God has given us an assignment and He has given us chance after chance to see Him in the details of our lives. . . and we have totally missed it! We ignored the clues and avoided 'the call' for as long as we could.
We pushed the envelope and now the time has come. It's GAME TIME and it's time to suit up!
We can't "fake it" anymore. We have no more time outs! It's time to accept your inheritance, rise into your calling and take responsibility for what you have been assigned to do! No more procrastinating and no more making excuses! This is the season that God has appointed you to walk in your purpose!
The nation needs you!
It's time to come together, respect one another and be the change you want to see in the world. The nation is depending on you to show them what faith is, demonstrate what love feels like, show them how to forgive and be the leader you know how to be!
Ready? . . . BREAK!