It’s that season again, wherein we, as a united people, can exercise our Divine gift of choice to steer the direction of our country. Election day is closing in on us quickly, but something that has been weighing a bit on my mind is how many people are choosing not to vote. It is understood for those who have valid reasons of not being able to get to the polls or not being registered, but I’m referring to those who have simply bowed out. It prompted me to do a little research on why people would forfeit using that gift. In that process, I collected just a few that will be addressed in the hopes to inspire more to be apart of what can ultimately be a positive transformation that will transpire. It’s as simple as voting via the V.E.T. To vet something means to check something carefully. In this case, you can VET the candidates by keeping in mind that your Vote Vibrates, Exception to the Expert is Accepted, and you can Trust the Trail. Not listed in any order of importance we have…
Reason #1: “My vote won’t count anyway.” Yes, it does, because your…
Your voice, whether spoken, written, or bubbled in on a ballot generates a sound that makes a difference! Think about the popular riddle; “If a tree falls in a forest and there’s no one to hear it, does it make a sound?” Absolutely! It does. Sound is vibration that still occurs even if there’s no one there to hear it. In relation to voting, you may not immediately hear the difference your vote makes because you are not in the place in which it falls and is creatively strummed. Unlike the tree, however, that fell where no one was there to hear it, there are many people in place to hear the sound of your vote. This means your vote vibrates viability, allowing you to have the power to promote potentialities in the name of American patriotism! That’s something you can be proud to have the ability to do!
Reason #2: “I’m not a political pundit. I don’t know anything about the issues.” That’s ok! You don’t have to conform to be like everyone else to perform because the…
Exception to the Expert is Accepted
Shrinking back from using your power to vote isn’t necessary even if you aren’t familiar with the plethora of issues or understand every aspect of the political process. So, how can you decide on who to vote for? If we take a look back at the first king of Israel, King Saul, whose story is found in 1 Samuel, along with King David. King Saul didn’t have much care about the people to which he was appointed to lead. His concern was set more on acquiring recognition, wealth, and power, that he continuously ignored God’s leading that would most benefit the lives of the entire Israelite population. God then sought out someone who, as The Lord’s Prophet Samuel mentioned in 1 Samuel 13:14, was “…a man after His own heart and appointed him ruler of His people…” That person was King David, who because of his being human, had flaws too. The difference was that his heart’s desires and thus his actions were to do right by the people because he had a heart after God’s. The heart of God is filled with thoughts of you, love for you, freedom for you, provision for you, and thoughts and plans for a prosperous and hopeful future for you! He wants someone to lead our nation with that same kind of heart. Looking to see if they have a heart for the people can help reduce apprehension that’s related to…
Reason #3: “I don’t know who to trust. They don’t do what they promise anyway.” You don’t have to feel walled because both candidates are somewhat flawed. Who isn’t?! You can vote without fail if you…
Trust the Trail
When you choose the one who has a heart for the people, even though our political leaders are not perfect, you can trust the trail by evaluating their fruit, while keeping the question in mind, “What have they done for people?” The words they speak now are seeds sown for when they get into office, and so we don’t yet know what they’ll produce. Therefore, the fruit to look for is in seeing the results of what they’ve accomplished in the distant to recent past to help people. Much of what they did can be evident in their past volunteer work, their response to state and national disasters, their efforts to pass laws that would take every American’s increase of well-being into consideration, etc., some of which are highlighted on their campaign sites and conveyed via the major media outlets. This gives you an advantage, enabling you to cast a wide net, covering a large number of the American population, in your decision on who to vote into office. It also, helps to avoid, or shift from, what seems to be the popular mindset of voting for the lesser of two evils, to the mindset of voting for the greater good.
Essentially, in the limelight of politics:
It’s all about the people.
Without people, there would be no need for equal benefits.
Without people, there would be no need for education.
Without people, there would be no need for properties.
Without people, there would be no need for businesses or jobs.
there would be no need for… Government.
Seeking and taking into consideration that which each of the candidates have done for people will encourage you to use your voice because your vote vibrates and can make a difference, while confidently understanding that the involvement of the exception to the expert is accepted in the voting process. Only thing needed is to trust the trail. So, why not vote, when you can vote via the VET?! At all times keeping others in mind, because we know that as per Acts 10:34 NET, “…God does not show favoritism in dealing with people.” “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son…” John 3:16 NIV. The world includes our nation, and our nation includes you, among others too!
I pray you will be seen at the polls to…
Vote on November 8th, 2016!
God Bless you! And God Bless America!
Love you with the Love of God!
Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC
Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!