At some point, I fell asleep on my couch. I thought about whether or not I should go to be or wait up like I did for the last election. The last election had the potential of creating history, so I think that is one reason that I was glued to my television in 2008. I thought about how I should pay attention in case my students had questions on how things work, but the system has not changed in 200 years, just the details. So, I brushed my teeth, said my prayers and went to bed.
I realized that I could honestly care less about who won the election. I had cast my vote based on my convictions, but so did millions of other people. Thos votes were translated into electoral votes and there would be a winner and a loser, but I genuinely could not think of a reason to care who won. So, I went to bed. And. I slept peacefully, except for the few moments when I randomly woke up and tried to figure out what my nephew's chances of winning homecoming king are (an election that I feel much more passionate about).
I know my position may not be popular. And, trust that I do not knock political involvement or enthusiasm. Nevertheless, as I tried to force my eyes open for another hour of election coverage, I thought, "Will the outcome of this election really change my destiny?" My answer was an emphatic "No!" I had been around for presidents of both parties, united and divided governments, recessions, wars, terrorism, and I have never felt like any one person was more in control of my life than God.
There has never been an outcome of an election that has changed my life for the better or worse. Yes, some decisions by political leaders have affected my daily life, but God has been my Provider and my Protection through every circumstance. Like I said yesterday, I will always vote and make my voice heard. I believe God intends for us to be active participants in our government to the extent available. I just do not believe in trusting man more than God, so, I went to sleep. God never sleeps or slumbers; therefore, it did not matter the outcome because I have peace in Him. Ms. EV