The Great Election
A Column by Mariam Kazadi
We live in a politically-charged environment and I think we can all agree with that. Everywhere you look people are passionate about one politic lane or another. Your lane may be women’s rights, racism or immigration but we all got a lane. Now, before engaging in an election for these issues, I want to challenge us to participate in a more individual election, I am going to call this the great election.
2 Peter 1:10 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.
This great election is a spiritual one and a challenge I believe we should all accept. It’s a moral challenge and one that will challenge our integrity. It will cause us to say IF I truly believe Jesus said this, I cannot agree with that. Or, to get to Peter’s point in the scripture, I WILL NOT participate in it. This vote of not participating in anything that goes against God’s ways is the great election that will keep us God-secure.
Yup! Instead of going through life wondering if we are doing the right thing believing or living the right way, we can choose God’s way and in His way we will never stumble. This scripture is talking about stumbling the same we we talk about trippin’. (You know “you trippin’,” “they trippin’”)
Urban dictionary: Tripping
When one is in a serious state of disarray; A state of disorganization or untidiness.
Disorder, confusion, chaos, untidiness, disorganization, dishevelment, mess, muddle, clutter, jumble, tangle, shambles. “The room was in disarray.”
No more disorder or confusion, no more insecurity, no more tripping out about what to do, or if what you did was the right thing. When you participate in the great election you will find yourself voting daily. Every time something happens that prompts a response, we are in the middle of a voting opportunity. When I decided I would save myself for marriage, every fine man I met presented a voting opportunity. The vote will sound a little like “Do I still believe what God said about this part of my life or am I ready to risk it all?“ Sometimes we risk it all and forfeit our vote. I have done this many times in other areas and may fall again in different areas. (But a righteous women/man gets up!)
If your vote and actions demonstrate that you agree with God - you cannot fall into insecurity. Instead, you will live this new year (and even a the last few weeks of this year) being a God-secure individual.
The New Year is almost here. Let’s confirm our election and decide what our vote will be.