It’s that time again. Time to get out, stand in line and cast my vote against my least favorite candidate. Nope… not for the one that I want, because there is no candidate that I really want. So I vote against the one I like the least. So… how do we end up with final candidates the nobody really seems to want? After all, these candidates are there because they were voted for… they were chosen to be in that position. I always encourage people to vote because it is an important part of what we do. I always encourage people to vote values, not politics.
Values, Not Politics.
Politics is an important part of our nation. But politics is not going to fix the problems. More laws, programs, and legislation is not going to change people. Less government control and legislation is not going to change people. Yes, I have my opinions on political issues and, over time, you will likely hear some of that come out in my posts, but it doesn’t matter which party you support, government is not going to fix things.
More gun control or less gun control isn’t going to stop people from being killed. Teaching people to value human life will. More social programs and educational programs are not going to fix things. Doing away with the social programs and the national education programs are not going to fix things. Teaching people the value of a good work ethic and respect for self will. We seem to have a belief that it is someone else’s job to fix things instead of taking accountability for ourselves.
Ultimately, who I vote for doesn’t really matter. Yes… it is important and it does matter. I get that. But the reality is, in a few years these people will be gone and someone else will be in their spot. What will remain is who we are. The values we have. The beliefs that we have. What am I going to do in the next four years to make myself, my family, and my community a better place. Taking accountability to become the person that God has called us to be. Not merely a church goer, but a Christian. A follower of Christ. A man or woman of God.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
Do what it says.
So as we head to the polls today or any day, the most important person to vote for is you. Vote for yourself. Invest in yourself and the people around you. Be accountable for you and your future. Don’t wait for the right candidate or program to come along. Live your life every day.