The past week has been eventful. Our country had a major election and a decision was reached. I have seen ugliness from both sides and have learned more about some people that I wish I did.
But here's the bottom line...I could not control who won the election (other than my individual vote), but I can control how I react.
I have the choice to love other people and to speak kindly (regardless of which side of an issue they stand on).
I have the choice to continue trying to make a difference each day in the lives of those around me. (even when it seems hopeless to others)
I have the choice to respond with grace when discussing topics of political disagreement. (even when my viewpoint may be unpopular and widely criticized).
I have the choice to act in a way that proves that you can stand for truth and speak it in love. (even when it's uncomfortable to do so).
And today, that is what I choose.
I posted this on Facebook the day before the election, and it still rings true today.
I do not know what tomorrow will hold, but I know who holds my tomorrow.
To those of you that may read this blog- speak kindly. choose your words wisely. overlook faults. extend grace. forgive quickly. give people a reason for the hope that you have. (For this is the only way we will ever draw others to the One who offers true hope, true peace, and true salvation.)