It’s election time again. Signs everywhere you look. Automated phone calls. Proposals to sort through. The debates. It can be so confusing. The commercials on TV don’t help either. You don’t know who to believe.
As confusing (and sometimes annoying) this time can be, it is important to vote. We should be very grateful we can elect our government officials and help to determine policies. People in many others countries don’t have this privilege.
With all the information bombarding us, how can we make sense of it all?
First of all we need to do our homework. Do some research on issues you’re not sure about. Be an informed voter.
Then on election day, before you vote, pray. Ask God to lead you to vote for the people of His choosing. Don’t just vote Republican or Democrat because that’s what you’ve always done. Look at what each candidate stands for and vote. Don’t let party lines be your only deciding factor.
And finally we need to remember what God says about those in authority no matter who wins,
“Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men (and women) who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.” (Hebrews 13:17)
Exercise your privilege and obligation to vote. Be in prayer for God’s leading before you cast your ballot.