Did you ever as a young child ask for a do-over? You know. You messed up. At writing or drawing or batting or executing a gymnastic or dance move or rolling a dice in a game or something you said or how you treated someone. You wanted a second chance.
A do-over is an opportunity to try or perform something a second time. To try again. For a better result.
I still believe in do-overs. My last marriage classifies as a do-over for sure. I was not happy in the least with its outcome, so I’m patiently waiting for my do-over. In God’s timing. With a different husband of course.:)
All joking aside, do any of you join me in wishing we could have a do-over on who we chose as presidential candidates this year?
As I listened to the final presidential debate on Wednesday, I was reminded of the definition of insanity. It is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Each time I watch one of this year’s presidential debates, I see and hear the same thing. Same song, second verse. I hear two adults bickering at each other like young children. The real issues of importance for our country are secondary every time to their mud slinging at one another. Such conduct has caused me to lose respect for their professionalism as adults soon to represent us all as head of our country. Of the 324,845,675ish people we have populating this country you would think we could have come up with two more worthwhile candidates. Or do the worthwhile ones steer clear from such political circles anymore? I want do-overs!
Thank God we have a God of second chances. When we make a poor decision, when we fail at something, we are given the opportunity to repent, to turn away from our sin and begin anew. A do-over. Each and every day. It’s called forgiveness. Psalm 103:12 tells us as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Let’s stand together as a country. On bended knee, and pray for the future of our country. Our soon to be new leaders. That they will stop the insanity. That they will stop the hate. The bickering. That they will repent from any wrongful ways and begin anew for the sake of our country. That they will do the right thing for our nation. Our people. Our God. Let’s pray to God to soften their hearts to recognize the real valid needs of our country and to focus on those things. To turn them from power, greed, and dishonesty. God is still in the miracle business, and it may just take one. And let’s pray for our hearts to be softened as well. To respect and support our elected leaders as our authorities under God. Let’s pray for one great big do-over for our nation. Lord knows we need one!
“God, my God, I yelled for help and you put me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life when I was down-and-out.” Psalm 30:2
Love and laughter,