“How can I be a fountain and not a drain?”

This past week the United States of America unveiled a glimpse of what their future will hold within the amount of 4-8 years.

The presidential election is only a piece of the puzzle that shows us what our future is leading to. Unfortunately life isn’t always in everyone’s favor and when we are dealt cards that we weren’t ready for we have to make the most of it.

This past week Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America. This past week there were also hundreds, if not thousands, of angry stressed and scared people. Social media has been FLOODED of extreme point of views and opinions. Some have even gotten out of hand. However I came across a video of Ernie Johnson, sports broadcaster for the NBA and it definitely caught my eye.

Ernie Johnson is a  well known sportscaster who specifically broadcasts athletes. Three days ago the NBA posted a video about Ernie’s side that normally isn’t as open, his faith.

Ernie explained how for the first time in years that he wasn’t able to vote for either democratic or republican party. He did vote for the third party and left with a clean conscience because he knew that he didn’t settle.

Ernie did say that he is hopeful and encouraged that there would be a difference between the president and the campaign, Trump. He hopes that he is all in at fixing the wounds and divides that separates our country.

Ernie then explains where our part as fellow citizens come in. How can we be better citizens, better people of integrity, better neighbors? “How can we be fountains and not drains?”. As Christians we are called not only to love and strive to daily pick up our crosses and become more Christlike. We are called to PRAY for our leaders. It doesn’t matter if what they say doesn’t follow with what we want. God CALLS us to PRAY for them.

It is our duty as Christ followers to always seek the best in people, hope for the best, and trust the Lord in all circumstances. This election may not have been the most convenient or even the most comfortable. However it did happen and we need to move forward.

I challenge you to think about what changes that you want to be seen in our country and in our world that we live in today. Now, think about the impact that you make upon that change. Reevaluate your attitude, the posts that you submit on your social media accounts, and the vibes that you send to your fellow neighbors everywhere you go. Are the ways that you are living your life and the different things that you are posting online contributing to an uplift of your ideal impact to our country?

If your answer was no remind yourself of these commands that we were given through Jesus Christ.

  1. Love others
  2. Pray for your leaders

Remind yourself of what true love really is.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Pray for our president, pray for those that are scared, and pray for our country.

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