Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Criticizing Opposing Political Views isn't Classy




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.

As always, thanks for reading!

XO





*All images with text content are my own.

7 comments:

  1. This is so, so true! Thanks for the reminder :)

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    1. You're welcome, thanks you for stopping by to read the post! :)

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  2. True, but it doesn't mean we have to be silent about our beliefs and platforms. So thankful to always have the hope of Christ and His promise that He will not foresake us.

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    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. :) I definitely don't think we should be silent about our believes and we need to be bold as Christians in our faith, I just don't think we need to alienate others in the process (which can easily happen). If we are focused on the good of the candidate we choose to vote for and not the 'bad' in the other resort to belittling or speaking negatively about the opposing candidate and their beliefs, we will remain more united instead of divided. Have a great week!

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  3. I agree as I have a friend who likes to talk politics and argues with those who do not agree with her. It does not look classy when it happens and I feel the need to want to disappear. Good post and reminder for us classy ladies!!

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Rosemary! I hear you, when people do that I too feel like I want to disappear-well stated. ;) It's so true, it just comes off as defensive, argumentative and keeps others at a distance.

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  4. I hope you don't mind, I shared your thoughts on my Facebook page. In the midst of political turmoil it's so nice to know that we have an anchor who has a big plan in mind. Thank you for your wise words.

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