I personally do not like #45. He’s a racist. I can’t even say his name nor acknowledge he’s the President of the United States. But, he is. And as a Christian, I have decided to pray for him. This is not easy for me at all. I’m going to do my best to be authentic in my prayer for him as I can. However,I know it is imperative for my peace of mind.
You see, #45 is who he is. I and no other human being can change him nor his heart. Once I came to realize the constant seesaw of emotions of going back and forth on social media about how unfit he is wasn’t good for my mental well being, something had to change.
I’m so over talking about him, his racism, his lack of leadership, lack of moral core, his racist administration and policies. At least, I’m over allowing it to infect my naturally grateful spirit. I have resolved and I know the only one who can deal with him is God. Therefore, in my prayer I am laying #45 at the feet of God and leaving him there. Seriously, I am saying to God – have Your way with him, because I recognize there ain’t nothing I can do with him nor change him. And this has brought me incredible peace.
I have peace because in addition to me laying #45 at the feet of the Lord, I asked Him to use me to be a light in this moment of darkness. This is active faith. You see, I know God will handle #45 and there’s no need to worry about his antics. God’s got that. I also know that faith without works is dead (James 2:17). And because of this, I want God to use me, my voice, my gifts and my resources to be the change that I seek and that our country needs.
I can spend my time reading the Twitter feeds, Facebook timelines and watching cable news only to be dragged down a narrow dark suffocating path of frustration, anger, sadness and a myriad of emotions. Or, I can take this energy and get to work. Put action to my faith.
This is how I’ve found my peace in the midst of all of this craziness. I’m not ignoring #45 and the moral rot he represents. I’m just trusting God about him. There’s no more worrying about it, instead I am focusing on putting action with my faith.
If I truly believe that “All things work together for the good of them that love the Lord and ARE CALLED according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28), then I need to focus on my purpose and trust that God will deal with the fool currently living in the White House.