Sometimes, I have such a hard time figuring out what my “label” is. Yes, my political views are extremely conservative. However, I am a Christian and a mother first. I believe the Bible. I believe that God sent his only Son to die on the Cross to save me from my sins. I believe that God put us all here to follow His commandments and love others as He loves us. I also believe that when we are passionately standing up for what we believe in, we can sometimes lose sight of why we are standing in the first place.
We are a nation who is broken and in need. We don’t trust that God knew what He was doing when he created us, so we transform our bodies into whatever we want. We have sex with whoever, whenever we want, regardless of gender or marital status. We are killing our unborn children as easily as we take out the garbage. We are teaching our children that they are entitled to privilege without putting in the time and effort to earn it. Now, we are giving Iran permission to put us on their radar, and we are killing each other over skin color.
We will never solve these problems with hate. Pointing fingers and screaming “It’s THEIR fault!” is clearly not working. When I’m yelling crazy obscenities in the name of my faith, I will drive people away from God, rolling their eyes the whole way. I’m not so naïve to say that we can just love them into doing what’s right, either. I believe with all of my heart that there is a way for us.
I know that God hasn’t given up on this great country. He believes in us and wants us to be our best. Hate is not the route to take, though. When we find where we’ve stashed our morals and values, and then begin practicing them with integrity and humility again, people will take notice and many will follow suit. Most of all, though, we need to get on our knees. I heard Wayne Dupree say on his show the other day, “As much as I want to smack these people upside the head, we need to pray for them instead.” That is exactly what we need to do. Our future depends on it. So, wherever all of that lands me on the political scale is just fine by me. Being certain of the condition of my heart, and knowing that I am praying and working my hardest for my family and for this country that I love so much is what is most important to me. I have to admit that I also wrote this article to hold myself accountable. I can be very passionate about my beliefs, but if my passion ever overshadows my faith, or even worse, it turns someone off to God, then I have failed. We can be passionate. We can stand for the values and beliefs that this country was built on. It is crucial that we do that. We must also be aware of the fine line between passion and hate.
And that, my friends, is that. I hope that you’re all enjoying your Labor Day Weekend with family and friends! Thank you so much for reading and following me. I appreciate each of you so much.
“Let us not love with words alone, but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18