The Power of One
It’s Election Day in the United States and the opportunity for all citizens to have their voices heard. There have been thousands of people that have placed their lives on the line over the last 230+ years so that we may live in this moment and share our input into how the country is governed. The issue at hand is do you trust your leadership? If not, this is your one chance to share your thoughts and opinion and act to support someone that is more in line with your opinion.
The communication boom has supplied a wealth of information and misinformation to be permeated through many channels like the Internet, Twitter, Television, etc. It is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to do our research and understand exactly what is happening in our community and around the world. What cannot be lost is that you must develop a filter to understand fact from the wealth of misinformation that is provided through these channels. Don’t take what you hear as fact, but use the various information before you to do your own homework and determine what you feel is right and wrong. Whatever you do, make your opinion heard or forever hold your peace.
I would also ask that you pray for those who have taken on roles of leadership. Anyone that accepts the mantle of leadership has been given a tremendous expression of confidence in their ability. This role will be one where decisions will be made to represent you. Unfortunately, the leader will be called to make many decisions based on their skill/knowledge and you will be impacted by the decision made. That is a pretty high level of responsibility. Leadership is very lonely at times as the amount of misinformation and distortion of the truth will come forth without any opportunity for the leadership to defend itself. We must do our due diligence to ensure that when we are not privy to the details that lead up to a decision, we have people of integrity that will represent us well.
Today is the day, take the time to make sure and have your voice heard! Other’s have sacrificed much to have the very same privilege.