I was supposed to be writing my “Focus” post Tuesday night, but I got caught up watching the State of the Union Address. For the first time in my life, I watched the whole thing. I thought President Trump did an outstanding job. But I’m not sure if my patience is going to last two whole years of political mayhem. It seems like only six month ago my social media accounts were covered in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
My “Focus” post still isn’t written.
Scrolling Facebook and Twitter sometimes makes me want to put on my cyber combat boots, pull out my snarcasm, and start typing some truth. But with my bad attitude, I’d just be a clanging cymbal, you know, because it’s hard to show love to folks online who are politically insane. Scrolling social media can be bad for my blood pressure.
Fakery and Compelsions
I wonder why Christians post memes and stories that aren’t true. I suppose they do it because they don’t check the facts first. It’s just my observation, but they don’t seem to appreciate it when the truth is pointed out. :::grin::: But I have this truth compelsion.
50,000 points to anyone who can tell me where “compelsion complex” comes from without googling it.
Never mind, here’s a video:
Making the devil laugh
The devil likes us to get us engaged in social media wars. It’s a great distraction and keeps us from doing anything productive. When you get into political arguments, old slew foot knows you are not going to change their minds; you are going to enrage them. It’s not your responsibility to tell them what is right and wrong. They already know your arguments and they don’t believe it. They believe there is nothing wicked about killing a full-term baby in the womb. You can’t fix that. Prayer changes things, though, and the change might be in you.
Trump hatred is loud. It is probably not as wide spread as it is believed, just like Hillary’s lead wasn’t near as pollsters claimed…but it almost deafening. (By the way, they’ve never polled me!) I’ve said this before, but President Trump may exaggerate and talk (and tweet) too much. But he’s not lying near as much as the lying media says he is.
Did I ever tell you about how my mind was changed about Donald Trump? Well, of course not. This is a new blog. Sometime in early 2016, I wrote a post in another blog that was a little derogatory about him…I believe I mentioned we’d be a war in a month if he ever got elected. Soon after that post, I was in my car, which is my prayer closet during lunch time, I was not thinking about politics, I was just reading the Word and talking to God, and I had the clearest thought, “I am going to use Donald Trump in a key position.”
I wrote it down, and a few other things. Then I said, “God, if you just said that to me, let me open the Bible and see the word “Trumpet.” I opened the Bible…and there was trumpet, not once, but twice.
That started me looking at The Donald a little differently. Not that I was blind to his faults (we all have them), but I had more of a…spiritual understanding. Hard to explain.
Anyway, the night before Super Tuesday, I had a minor freak out. What if we got it wrong? What if Trump supporters were duped into believing Trump was God’s choice, and we were about to sink the country?! I talked to God about it at bedtime. That night, I dreamed that I was standing on the porch of the church I grew up in. There were two sets of steps to the front door where I stood, and Donald Trump drove a black limo up both sets of steps right up to the front door and got out. It was quite a show. Inside, I was sitting at a table across from him, and I asked him if I could pray for him. He humbly put his head down on the table so that I could lay my hands on him and pray.
When I got up that Tuesday morning, the polls were predicting that Hillary would win by a landslide, but I had complete peace and complete faith that Donald Trump was not only going to be elected, but he was going to be used in a key position in God’s plans. Who am I to question who God chooses to use?