It’s election season in the US. It’s a time where millions cast their ballots in hopes of electing their choice for political office. If you’ve been on social media, or watched the news the last few months, it’s been a volatile election cycle.
You wouldn’t call it a positive season in the least. Many people have the blues because of it.
It got me thinking. Elections are about choices. Even if this, or any election does, or doesn’t go the way you or I want, we still have choices. Choices on how we elect to live our lives. Choices on how we treat others. Choices on how we love.
Here are 20 ways you and I can elect, or choose to live each of our days. They are 20 ways to beat election blues.
- Elect to love those closest to you.
- Elect to love your enemies.
- Elect to love the unlovable.
- Elect to be grateful each day.
- Elect to walk away from conflict.
- Elect to live a life worth following.
- Elect to live in faith in the midst of doubt.
- Elect to be positive, when everything is going negative.
- Elect to forgive, even when you don’t feel like forgiving.
- Elect to trust God when the world says to not trust Him.
- Elect to live in such a way that leads others to Christ.
- Elect to give positive words and encouragement to others.
- Elect to serve others.
- Elect to give your gifts to others.
- Elect to love when you don’t feel like it.
- Elect to be more like Jesus.
- Elect to be OK with not getting the credit.
- Elect to be OK with not being in control.
- Elect to embrace love instead of fear.
- Elect to persevere and not quit.
Elections will come and go. Elect to choose your life not based on the outcomes of them.
Troy McLaughlin is the founder and writer of the blog ProjectPastor.com, encouraging and equipping pastors all across the country through building relationships and sharing stories. Troy also serves on the board of elders at Project Church, Sacramento.