We know today is the Presidential election day! There are long lines, record breaking number of voters, 24 hour news coverage. There are so many questions. Will we have the first Black President? Will we have the oldest President? Will we have the first woman Vice-President? Do we vote for change?!! Do we vote for the maverick? What about the threats of voting scams?
I’ve had people telling me that they knew who I was voting for because I am Black. Other people told me, “Well, you’re a woman, so you should want to see a woman get in.” I politely as possible told them that while these are history making moments, I’m not casting my vote based on color or gender. I did my research. I prayed about it and then I chose my candidate.
As I worked this evening, Several of my clients have come in my office to update me. I’ve been telling them, “Don’t tell me. I just want to go home, go to bed, wake up and hear the news. I don’t think I can handle it tonight! Everything is so intense! But I won’t go to sleep-no. I, like millions of others, will be right there experiencing the moment- the intensity of it all. The History making moments!
Part of me is so excited. Part of me is wondering if we as a nation really understand the times that we are in and the times that we are entering. We are in extraordinary times surrounded by intense periods.
I do pray that we get the right person in office but I also pray that we understand that neither Barak Obama nor John McCain can do for this nation what needs to be done as a whole. If we are believing that man alone can turn this nation around, we are in for a rude awakening. Nothing against either candidate- We must be a nation that turns back to God for our direction, protection & provision. We must be a nation that believes in righteousness again. We must be a people who understands the importance and beauty of worshipping God and God alone. Only God can Exalt this nation.
Tonight, yes, history will be made! Tonight, barriers will be broken! Tonight, we will see what has never been seen before-what has only been dreamed of by us and by those that came before us. It will be amazing! However, after you’ve cast your votes for Barak Obama or John McCain tonight, I encourage and challenge you to cast or recast your hearts and your commitment to God! For therein lies true and lasting hope, change, reconcilliation, security and prosperity!
It is time for change, yes it is! Real lasting change begins internally. We must commit to it individually. We must embrace a change that only God can totally bring about! Each of us must personally decide to live our best lives. We must change who & what we worship. We must change from our old ways of thinking. We must choose the route that makes us better- the route which moves us forward. We must prepare ourselves for extraordinary times even when we’re standing in the midst of crisis. We must realize that WE are God’s Elect and walk accordingly.
Ok, good night America. We will see what the morning brings!!! Get ready to walk in extraordinary times!!!
Wendy M. Reynolds
UPDATE: THE VOTES ARE IN. THE COUNTRY HAS SPOKEN. WE WELCOME PRESIDENT-ELECT BARAK OBAMA!