Life Lessons · Ponderances

The Casting Vote

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Sometimes during a National Election it is hard to think that your vote counts, that your vote can make a difference amongst millions of others. And funnily enough for me there are many times that my husband I cancel each other out as we vote for different political parties! (Even the more motivation to ensure that I get my vote in even if it just to make his void!)

One thing is for certain – there is one vote in life that we carry the casting vote for. That vote is for our own destiny. We control our own destiny. God is for us. The enemy is against us. It’s a tie-breaker but we get to cast the deciding vote. We get to decide who we are going to partner with. It certainly places some responsibility on us. Our destiny is not “que sera, sera”, whatever will be will be as Doris Day once famously sung. We can change our destiny by making sure that we’ve voted with God to begin with.

Ghandi once said ““Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”  Given that Ghandi changed the destiny of an entire nation, I’d have to agree with him. Our thoughts and our words either line up with what God is saying about us and the Kingdom of Heaven, or they line up with what the enemy has to say.

God tells us that He has a good future planned for us. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)  The enemy just wants to tell us that we’re failures, that we’re not needed or significant.

We need to make sure that our thoughts, our internal dialogue lines up with the realm of faith. Our words and actions should follow suit.

Make sure you’ve ticked the right box on the voting sheet and that you’re siding with God. Unlike some unpredictable elections, I can tell you that God wins this one!

But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

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