I May Be Wrong

19 Oct

6262122778_997339a086_bI may be wrong.

This won’t come as a shock to you, but I’ve been wrong before. Many times. I’ll be wrong again.

When it comes to the upcoming election, I may be wrong about which of the presidential candidates is the better choice. I’m not crazy about either of them. In fact, I’m pretty annoyed these are my choices. But I know what I believe, and I know which candidate claims to believe like I do about most things, and I think that candidate would be a better choice than the other.

But I may be wrong.

This doesn’t make me stupid; it makes me human.

Here’s a shocker: You may be wrong, too.

We can never know the future. Even our own pasts are murky. We only know parts of our own minds—our subconscious minds would shock us with their secrets. Our experiences are limited. Our focus is dim.

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known” – 1 Corinthians 13:12

We aren’t meant to know everything. Instead, we’re meant to trust that our infallible, all-knowing God is working for our good. It may not make sense to us, but He warned us about that, too.

“’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts'” – Isaiah 55:8-9

In a wonderful article, “My Prediction for the Presidential Election,” Max Lucado reminds us that no matter who wins the election, God is still sovereign.

I may be wrong about my choice, but I’m not wrong about what my response as a Christian should be. No matter what happens between now and November 8, no matter who wins the election, my job is to pray. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 reads: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”

Tweet this: No matter who wins in November, I commit to pray for our leaders. 

I’m going to vote, and then, no matter who wins, I’m going to pray. Will you join me?


DSC_8915-25edRobin Patchen is an award winning multi-published author, but only because she can’t pursue her other dream.

If time and money were no object, Robin would spend her life traveling. Her goal is to visit every place in the entire world–twice. She longs to meet everybody and see everything and spread the good news of Christ. Alas, time is short and money is scarce, and her husband and three teenagers don’t want to traipse all around the world with her, so Robin does the next best thing: she writes. In the tales she creates, she can illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story. Connect with Robin at her website.

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