A Vote of Confidence

This post is a part of the Five Minute Friday link up. We write for just 5 minutes without heavy editing and see what happens. Today’s prompt is “vote.”

When I was in junior high school, I ran for Student Body President. I’m not sure what I was thinking because I wasn’t one of the popular girls. And you know that’s what you had to be in order to win.

I don’t remember what my platform was, or if I even had a platform. But I remember some of my posters: “For Pete’s Sake, Vote Stephanie Allan for President!” and then this cute little bird that my artist sister drew in the corner saying “Who’s Pete?”

Clever, right?

Well, as you imagine, I didn’t win. I don’t even remember who won, but I think it was a guy. Go figure. This was the 70s after all. Feminism hadn’t made its way down to the junior-high level yet.

I’m not bitter. But the loss certainly didn’t do anything for my flagging confidence. Junior high (now known in most places as middle school) is tough enough without having poll proof that you don’t have enough friends.

In just a few days, America will hold an election of pretty great importance. Early voting numbers have set records in some places. Honestly, I don’t have confidence in either major party candidate. But I voted, and I didn’t vote for who was most popular, unlike any school election I’ve ever seen.

But this I know, my confidence is not in my government. Boy would I be in bad shape if it was. My confidence is in my Creator. The God of the universe who raises up kings and brings down kingdoms. No matter who wins this particular election, my eternal salvation is not at stake. I will continue to know nothing before you except Christ and Him crucified as Paul said to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 2:2.

So yes, do your civic duty and go vote. But put your vote of confidence in Christ.

10 thoughts on “A Vote of Confidence

  1. I have the same thoughts…no matter who wins this race we KNOW who sits on the throne and is the true ruler over all! Amen for that. I have complete peace about this election because of this, I am not even sure how this election will go, but I pray that our country heals! (we already voted too!) (Visit from #14, your FMF neighbor)

  2. Leaders come, and leaders go,
    and the old world rambles on,
    and century hence, who will know
    who lost, and who has won?
    People have to work and eat,
    and people need some peace;
    as for vic’try or defeat,
    they want the talk to cease,
    for they ken God’s got this
    and that His Word rules;
    human shouting’s hit or miss,
    and it marks the fools
    who do not get the certainty
    that we’re grounded in eternity.

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