Here we are, it's election day. For many the outcome represents either monumental fear or reassurance regarding the future of this country (depending on how you voted). Yet for others not so emotionally invested in a particular political party, it simply represents change and a different path ahead or moving forward with much of what's already in motion.
I think the real difference comes down to true faith in our good Lord above. When your faith is in your creator who loves you (instead of hanging your hopes on a political party or Presidential candidate to be your country's savior), things look and feel different. There is peace, trust and a gentle spirit that does not burden you with the the need to hammer your points home and put your political map on friends, family, neighbors and even strangers if they don't agree with you (hence today's reminder above on political etiquette and how a classy woman behaves during election time). In fact, it can alienate the very people we care about most, turning our viewpoints into a war zone and causing division among many long after harsh words are spoken.
I wrote these words below this morning, first on my own personal Facebook page and then moments later on The Classy Woman Facebook community page (feel free to click the link and join us if you like). My hope is that we all keep things in perspective and focus more on unity than division.
No matter what happens today, here is one final thought. His very own words were written for our eyes to see and be confident in what lies ahead. "For I know the plans I have for you, (declares the Lord) plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11.
*All images with text content are my own.