Who Is Your Leader?

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation. James Freeman Clarke

I was watching a news program this morning wherein the panel discussed the nation's problems and concluded that our leaders were unlikely to solve any of the country's serious woes until after the 2012 election. I hope that they are wrong since the election is over a year away, but I fear that they are not given the fact that America is, at the present time, a divided nation. It is sad to come to that conclusion, but it seems the only logical explanation for our present malaise. Still, it seems inconceivable that a nation with problems requiring immediate attention would just sit back for more than a year until a new leadership could be put in place.

This was the pathetic line of reasoning I had until it dawned on me that our political "leaders" really are not our leaders at all. God is our leader, not man, and the sooner we come to that understanding, the sooner we will be able to address our problems. The reason this world get into these messes from time to time is that its inhabitants forget what we are here for and who our Leader is.

So, what are we here for?

If we listen to the political class, we are here for social programs, wealth redistribution, human rights, animal rights, the rights of the planet, and for whatever the politically correct man of our day decides is moral and just for the times that we live in.

What a bunch of nonsense!

We are here, to serve our Lord and Savior. We are here to love God with all of our heart and soul and mind and strength. We are here to love our neighbors and our enemies. We are here to seek God and keep His commands, not the ever changing whims of political correct dogma.

When we get to the point that we have to wait for a new set of political "leaders" to come in and fix our problems, then we have failed. The only Leader who has ever been able to truly fix the world's problems is God, and we don't have to wait until next year to ask Him for the proper solutions to the woes of this world.

If we will just realize that our times are in God's hands and stop putting our lives on hold for some new leader to rescue us from ourselves, then we might just begin to be able to solve our own problems. God has never let us down - not once - and we need to have the wisdom to turn to Him when we need help. Only you, with God's help, can fix your problems, so get to work. God will help, but we have to trust Him and then get to work.

But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hands... Psalms 31:14-15, NIV