How Christians Should Navigate the 2020 Election
EXPOSED: The Truth About the 2020 Presidential Election (Post Election Update)
With the result of the United States Presidential Election still unknown, it’s time for each of us to begin praying for the future of this nation. One of the DailyPS writers wrote a powerful political post titled, ‘The Nation That I See [What God Put on My Heart About the USA]‘ it will help you get your heart in the right place! One Nation with the heart of God!
DailyPS is not a political platform. For that reason, we will not tell you how to vote. Instead, we want to help you make an informed decision for yourself. (Please use and share this page as a resource.)
Here are 5 steps we all must mentally and physically go through regarding the 2020 election:
#1. Should you even vote?
“I mean, it’s basically the best of the two evils. Should I not get involved?” We’ve all said this or heard someone else say this. In short, the answer is YES. For two reasons, first, if you’re an American citizen, it’s your birthright, and second, Jesus would vote. (Read this: Would Jesus vote in this presidential election? And should I?)
#2. The wrong way to decide who to vote for.
- Trusting mainstream media. (Like CNN and FOX, NBC) They have no accountability and share whatever they want.
- Based on “what you’ve heard about the candidate” from other people or social media outlets.
- Spending time praying about who to vote for. (Yes, you read that right, keep reading, I’ll explain!)
#3. The right way to decide who to vote for.
Your vote needs to be based on what you believe in and what matters to you and God. There’s a website that I’ve been using that has very helped me figure out who I side with, isidewith.com. Here’s a link to figure out who you should vote for. It will take you about 30-40 minutes to go through it, which I highly recommend taking seriously.
2020 Presidential Election: How do your beliefs align with the potential candidates? Click here to take the quiz.
Picking your candidate to vote for should not be an emotional decision. Your decision needs to be based on Biblical standards. I mentioned above that you should not spend time praying about who you should vote for, but you should spend time asking God to give you His own heart on separate issues, then let that lead to your decision.
If you’re not sure where you stand, here’s a post that will help Christians decide: Do my political views line up with the political views of Jesus?
#4. How to tell people who you’re voting for.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many good ways to share who you’re going to vote for. I do not recommend sharing who you’re going to be voting for on social media or sharing it in any form of mass outreach. Instead, I believe it needs to be one-on-one conversations. That’s the only way you can have influence in someone’s life. It’s also the best way to avoid anger and unnecessary fighting, especially among believers.
#5. How to get someone to vote for your candidate.
Here is a quick 10 step guide for getting someone to vote the same way you are voting:
- STEP# 1: Get one-on-one with someone. (Phone, videoconference, or in-person only!)
- STEP# 2: Leave the tension at the door. (Start mellow. Start focused on love.)
- STEP# 3: Remind the person you’re talking to that you love them. (You value them!)
- STEP# 4: Listen more than you speak. (Don’t talk at someone; simply ask great questions.)
- STEP# 5: Find common ground. (What do you both agree with? Start there!)
- STEP# 6: Stop sharing facts and opinions. (Be willing to look things up and research together.)
- STEP# 7: Go through the isidewith presidential quiz together. (Compare results, talk about it!)
- STEP# 8: Don’t say, “See, I told you so!” (Make sure you maintain a love composure.)
- STEP# 9: Follow up and encourage. (Let people know you value them and respect their opinion.)
- STEP# 10: Ask them to have the same conversation with someone else. (Share this guide with them!)
Remember, you’re talking to a person. LOVE must matter above all else at the end of the day, not following a system perfectly. We talk to people because we care about our futures and theirs. Have their best interest in mind!