Tomorrow we vote to elect the next President of the United States.
If you are a current TeenPact student, you are likely saying to yourselves, “I am too young to vote in this election.” And that is true. However, as is often communicated at the State Class and other Alumni Events, you are not too young to use the leadership skills you have been given to influence others. You don’t gain the ability to influence when you turn 18, or 21, or some other arbitrary age. You have that influence right now.
“You are not too young to use the leadership skills you have been given to influence others.”
Take some time to study the candidates and issues and ask yourself how you would vote. TeenPact teaches that we ought to think critically about all things, in accordance with a Biblical worldview (2 Corinthians 10:5). Once you have thought critically about the candidates and issues, make your voice heard by talking to your parents, friends, grandparents, and others. This may take courage, but remember that God gives courage to those who call upon Him. Read these words from Joshua 1:9 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“God gives courage to those who call on Him.”
As we get closer to the Election Day and to the outcome of this election, do you have a sense of fear or a sense of trust? Unfortunately, I feel that many people, especially many Christians, are fearful of what may happen in the weeks, months, and years to come. And I understand that sense of concern at this point in our history. However, I would remind you that God does not call us fear, but He does call us to trust in Him. David’s words in Psalm 56 are encouraging to me, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”
“God does not call us fear, but He does call us to trust in Him.”
Please, take action in accordance with your God-given convictions, and ultimately place your trust in God, and in Him alone.
Regardless of the outcome, “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (I Timothy 2:1-2)