I have mentioned before that in the grand scheme of things, Americans are putting WAY TOO MUCH emphasis on the outcome of this election. Why?
Because in the larger picture, no one president (even with a majority in the house or senate) can control your life… for the good or bad.
I am 100% behind McCain and Palin. 100%. But, that doesn’t mean I am putting my hope in them. A person that puts hope in their president is a fool. Why?
- No one president has that much power. You are hoping in the wrong one.
- You are setting yourself up to blame that person for all that is wrong in your life.
First of all, you are hoping in the wrong one. Your hope should be in the One who truly is in control. God is in control and your hope should rest in the One he sent to deliver us. As long as you put your hope in a man, you will always be disappointed. No one ever got this more clear than Rich Mullins, the Christian musician who constantly spoke against putting your trust in the government.
The problem, hopeless Americans are putting their hope in their canidate. While this is true for both parties, this is most clearly seen in how Obama’s supporters put their hope in this man. Worse yet, Obama receives that hope believing he is the promised one. If your hope isn’t in Jesus now, I hope it will be once you realize Obama isn’t your economic savior or McCain isn’t your international crisis deliverer.
Second of all, you have no sense of personal responsibility and only reason to blame. If Obama is elected, it won’t be long until his approval rating begins to drop as he fails to be the savior. Then, we can point fingers at him and blame him for all that is wrong. If McCain is elected, and the war continues and our soldiers continue in the Middle East, we can turn our fingers on him and blame him for the death of our sons and daughters overseas and the slow economy.
Isn’t that what we’ve become as a nation? A people who are quick to blame and accept no level of personal responsibility for our past, our present, and the direction of our future.
You need to realize that if you want financial success, then it begins with you. It begins and ends with the choices you make, the books you read, how you spend your time, etc. You can’t blame someone else for your financial situation.
You need to realize that this is true for all aspects of your life… your faith, your family, everything.
The bottom line… Don’t invest too much of your life and recklessly throw your hope into any one man or political party. Put your hope in Jesus and take personal responsibility.