Friday, January 20, 2017

To the Bereaving Fans of the Clintons and the Obamas, the Haters of Donald Trump; this is for You! How Christians Should Respond During the Inauguration and the Next Four Years!

   You can go ahead and pout, fuss, cuss, drop on the ground and roll around three times, pray, holla, scream, shout, deny his position, but unless of a major accident or the coming of Christ; Donald Trump is about to be elected as President of the United States of America (PERIOD DOT)!  And by the time you read this, it is likely, he is already President.

Now you probably can't help but to reflect and ask yourself, "who in their right mind even voted for President Trump"! This man assaulted nearly every group of people from Blacks, Muslims, and women; and some even claims He is a racist!

And counter to what you may be wondering; I am not a Democrat, religious Christian, legalist, a racist, a Republican or an angry black woman but I can't help but think, like some of you, what in the world over 62,979,879 million people thought when they punched that “Trump and Pence” ticket.  I have to be honest, on behalf of the 65,844,953 million other Americans, I had to ask some folks, what their thoughts were; here is the feedback I received, "He is pro-life" and the other reason one lady told me "because of the fruit he bears"...

My respond "HOLD ON, WHAT!"Are you talking about love, kindness, gentleness, definitely not self-control… What fruit are you referring to exactly, please be specific?"

Her response "All of his children are successful"...

My response ... "We are just going to end this conversation right there aka Bye Felicia!"

Okay, let me get back to the point of this blog... all jokes aside for now...

The problem, however, is that Elect President Donald Trump will be taking that oath and sitting in the highest position of power in America rather you or I like it or not.

And truth be told as a CHRISTIan or better known as a Christ follower, I have an obligation and commitment to do a few things that honestly I am currently struggling with at this moment.  Even if you don't like the incoming President, newsflash you are on the hook as well!  Here are the three things as outlined by Pastor Keith Battle but inspired by the Word of God.

1.) Pray for Him (for blessing and respect)
2.) Respect Him (With words, deeds and your money)
3.) Trust God (in all things including the presidency)

Don't panic; you can get through this!

Breath and let's verify that the Word truly says, we have to do these things for him but warning; I ensure it does.  Let's go:

1 Timothy 2:1 (ERV) First of all, I ask that you pray for all people. Ask God to bless them and give them what they need. And give thanks.  2 You should pray for rulers and for all who have authority. Pray for these leaders so that we can live quiet and peaceful lives—lives full of devotion to God and respect for him.  3 This is good and pleases God our Savior.”

Bottom line, stop whining and start praying for President-elect Donald Trump, to seek wise counsel, make sound decisions for all mankind blah, blah, blah; that should be easy but how about the blessing part. You are thinking, "this dude is blessed beyond measure...." and financially that may be true but God’s blessings and prosperity are much more than how much money President Trump has in the bank. If the President actually believes and lives by some of the things he said, he can use blessings of wisdom and discernment, so he will know what is appropriate to say and do and what is inappropriate. He can also use a purified heart and renewing of the mind.

Don't worry, Trump won't get all the benefits here, in the third verse of Timothy it says "so WE can live quiet and peaceful lives."

Listen, I don't know about you, but I am all about that peace life!  I don't know if there is any name I called more this year then Jehovah Shalom, the God of peace… Okay, maybe my husband but I know it is in the 10 top...

Looking at it like that, I know you can handle that.

Let's look at this respect piece.

Romans 13: 1-3 All of you must obey the government rulers. Everyone who rules was given the power to rule by God. And all those who rule now were given that power by God.  2 So anyone who is against the government is really against something God has commanded. Those who are against the government bring punishment on themselves.

Let's pause right there!

Your response "So you mean to tell me that God put this dude in office, can’t be?"

My response, "Many things are gray but this right there, is black and white, so yes, He did."

Furthermore, if you reject President Donald Trump, you are rejecting the establishment of God, and I know you aren't going out like that!

Hold on; I just said something right there! You not respecting President Trump is, you disrespecting the authority, position, and establishment of God.  If you truly cannot find it in your heart to respect the person, you have to at least respect the position. 

The Word continues by saying...

 3 People who do right don’t have to fear the rulers. But those who do wrong must fear them. Do you want to be free from fearing them? Then do only what is right, and they will praise you. 4 Rulers are God’s servants to help you. But if you do wrong, you have reason to be afraid. They have the power to punish, and they will use it. They are God’s servants to punish those who do wrong. 5 So you must obey the government, not just because you might be punished, but because you know it is the right thing to do. 6 And this is why you pay taxes too. Those rulers are working for God, and they give all their time to the work of ruling. 7 Give everyone what you owe them. If you owe them any tax, then pay it. Show respect to those you should respect. And show honor to those you should honor.

Here is my interpretation of that, if you continue to follow the rules of the land, pay your fair share of taxes (or consult with the future President or his CPA about how to take FULL advantage of all the proper tax credits and exceptions) then you will be alright.  Like many Republican Presidents; Trump may be hard on law and order; so you, Ray Ray and them need to be on your best behavior, this is not the time to cut a fool, I am just saying…not this year! Matter fact, not for the next four years....

Here are my final words of comfort to the bereaving fans of Clintons, Obamas and the Trump “Haters,” if God used a Jackass (having it speak to its owner and having Jesus ride on it), rest assured, He can use President Trump. The Word of God says is there anything too hard for God! Not so much as a question but more or less a statement of facts.  

As a Believer, it does not matter who you voted for and who sits as king over this country; it is God who sits on high and looks down low.  God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end! Stop focusing on the incoming President, and start focusing on God.  Turn and look to the hills which cometh your help; your help comes from the Lord.

Thank about how God has blessed you over the last eight plus years, that wasn’t the "Obamas" nor the "Clintons" that was all God! So give credit and respect when it is due, and respect God and all His authority, continue to seek Him, and all of its righteousness and ALL things will be added to you!

And know “there is absolutely nothing too hard for God!” Now, go in peace, you former HATER and be a lover of all humankind, in Jesus name, let the church say AMEN!

P.S. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

About the Author:
One of the Founders of Detour Movement Inc. a Christian based organization that reaches 10,000 + women a week promoting the necessity to living life full out for Christ, how to find your identify through Christ Jesus rather than worldly things (man, car, clothes) and living out your kingdom assignment in a bold and unapologetic way.  She is also the Best-selling author of the book, "The biggest Lies Women Believe about Men, Dating and Themselves and co-host of the annual Detour Movement Women's Conference.

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