I am writing this post as the truth is sinking in ..... the much-hoped for resurrection of America is fading from sight. As an intelligent Twitterer just wrote, "Between free stuff and freedom, free stuff won."
As much as this discourages me, I will not give in to fear, apprehension or panic. While there may be a huge disconnect among a majority of the populace about the true state of our country, I am fully aware of what is at stake. And I know you are, too. When you think about it, we have been preparing for this over the last four years. We have seen it coming, and told ourselves that maybe, just maybe, we still had time to change the course of events.
Whether it is God's judgment or just poor judgment on the part of voters, the United States of America will clearly be a different nation in the coming months and years. But there are two things you must understand. First: The spirit of freedom is not dead. Those of us who believe in the exceptionalism of America will not suddenly abandon our vision, give up on our goals, or adopt the entitlement mentality.
I will leave the second-guessing to the political pundits. I will not waste one moment rehashing the campaign or the election, and I will not be looking to blame someone else.
I will put my head down and work harder to secure my little corner of the world, while looking forward to educating others about how to protect theirs. If we are honest with ourselves, we knew before this election, that the die had been cast. The path we are on is unsustainable, and a different President was only going to buy us a short reprieve before it all unravels.
So nothing has really changed. What we have been preparing for is most likely going to happen a little faster. You have been in training, so now is the time to get in control of your thoughts and your plans; and for lack of a better message .... deal with it! You know what to do. Just do it!
The second thing we need to embrace, and most important, is that God is still in control. It is time to move beyond the body politic and get in sync with the body of Christ. No politician, nation, state or society can improve your life like a relationship with Jesus Christ. Yes, we still have to get up tomorrow and go to work to support our families. And we are obviously still concerned about the economy, rising taxes and the Middle East. But there is a greater reality waiting for those who trust in Him to be their guiding light.
We are at a crossroads, make no mistake about it. And we are more than likely going to experience our future in a very different America. But we have not changed! We are still God-fearing freedom-lovers, with a never-give-up attitude. I will still continue on the journey God has set before me, and work just as diligently for the things I believe in. I will read my Bible each day, talk to Him more, preserve our history, not give in to despondency or tyranny, and get ready for some hard times.
I suggest that you do the same. Now is not the time to bemoan the situation we find ourselves in. Now is the time to dig deep, know who you really are, and get prepared. We are not defeated. We are standing strong and going about the business of who God made us to be. We will keep the flame of freedom alive, and we will endure whatever comes our way. Never forget: He will neither abandon nor forsake us. We can do this!
2 Timothy 4:4-5 "They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry [work or service]."