This is election season, but so is every season of our lives. Voting isn’t something you do every four years, or twice a year. We cast multiple votes each day. We cast votes for heaven or hell, for grace or truth, for legalism or error. For self-control or self-indulgence. For the Spirit or the Flesh. For abiding in Christ, or independence from Christ. For wisdom or foolishness, and for blessing or curse.
Every decision we make, every action we take—and the heart attitude with which we conduct our lives—casts a vote for one kingdom or another. Every vote counts. God tallies them. Eternity will be affected by them.
If a prolife measure didn’t pass in your state, you can still talk to parents and kids in your neighborhood about the value of unborn children, and offer support and help as needed. Your ballot may not have made the difference between victory and defeat, but loving your neighbor will, and God won’t overlook it, as He won’t overlook a single cup of water given to little ones in His name.
Besides the upcoming election, we have a chance to vote right here and right now, whether we spend time with God, pray for His help, read His Word, help the poor, give to the needy, entertain this thought, speak these words, watch this television program, or click on this internet site.
The key to change and influence in this world is not politics. It is faithfulness to Jesus. In the end, which will never end, acts of faithfulness—many of them quiet, some seen only by God—are the votes that will count, bringing the eternal results that will matter.
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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.