My Encore Journey is a time that I use to reflect on my life’s lesson and implement them in order to live as a better person. Today I reflect back to 1976 – 1977 in my 9th Grade Year at Hughes-Quinn Junior High where we were required to pass the Constitution test. It was where I was introduced to the systems of the government in order to implement the knowledge to pass the exam. Though I did pass the exam, it wasn’t until 2008 – 2010 that I really found the knowledge to be useful. When Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States, I became intrigued with EVERYTHING about the government! This is when I began to remember, reflect and release all the information I had learned; it was like the textbook story came alive and I was more than interested! I kept my TV on CNN and engaged in everything about the federal government. My Sister, Son and I even attended the Inauguration! I don’t even remember ever watching an Inauguration on TV, but this was one I NEEDED to attend!
I strongly felt if there ever was a person that was right to be the President, it was Barack Obama. I believed if anyone could work a national miracle, he could! Slowly, I watched as President Obama became shackled by the systems of the federal government. This is where I really learned the effects of executive orders, 2/3 of the votes, vetos and filibusters. The knowledge became real to me. It was like watching a movie about slavery; I will, but it’s hard to do. It was so hard to watch and I stopped watching. By the time he ran for his second term, I had lost hope in our government system.
Though, I had lost hope in our government system, I gained faith in GOD. I have learned that everything happens for a reason. If GOD allows it to happen, it’s because there is a blessing in the lesson. I’m not sure exactly what GOD wanted us to learn by allowing Barack Obama to become the 1st President and not be able to implement change and hope as he had promised. At this point, I can only speculate, because I believe the lesson is still ongoing. Yet, I’m confident that HE NEEDS this nation to learn that no matter who is President, GOD is in control!
We, as a people, need to stop placing all of our faith and hope in the President and the governmental system and realize that HE IS GOD! “Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask and think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
This is the message that I receive. It is with this belief, coupled with the Obama Administration experience that I chose NOT to vote in this Presidential Election. I strongly did not have any faith in Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. I strongly felt they were two peas in a pod and I refused to execute my vote for the lesser of two evils. I felt with either of the two in office, it would be tragedy. When I was faced with my only options for the 45th President were two evils, I knew GOD was up to something. So there was no need for me to vote; I was going to allow GOD to do HIS will!
I now know and strongly believe:
Today Donald Trump is being inaugurated as the United States’ 45th President and I have NO FEAR! I STRONGLY BELIEVE GOD is not only about to show Donald Trump something, HE is about to show this nation something!
I pray that we, as a people, will learn to keep our eyes on the PRIZE; because it’s obvious that we have forgotten