This morning as I sat and listened to our choir sing, I realized I’ve taken for granted the opportunity to worship. Please hear me out and let me explain.
Before running for public office, I had the ability to block out and ignore some of the issues that face our community. I had the ability to simply focus on what impacts family, my friends and me. In my mind, I justified the protection of “my world” by providing unemployed individuals with resources, introductions, resume help, and coaching for free.
The day I realized I needed to do more, I was unable to block out the issues facing our community. Something within me changed, which I can’t explain, and I launched my bid to serve the people in District 4. Each day as I talk with business owners, police officers, firemen, teachers, and individuals who need help and are also looking to help stop the decline of our community, I have the reassurance that I’ve made the right choice… it is my time to serve.
So why did I realize I’ve taken worship for granted? As I listened to the choir and the words of our Pastor, I felt myself relax and I felt at peace. For a short time I did not feel the weight of the responsibility I face or the stress from the decision to put myself out there to make a change, I simply felt the love that was spoken to every person in the pews this morning. It was refreshing and reassured me that I have the strength to win the race and to serve.
Here is my challenge for you – no matter what God you believe in or what church you attend– dedicate at least one hour a week to relax, feel at peace and have comfort. You may also be reassured and be given the strength to accomplish your heart’s desires.
It may be unpopular to talk about faith, but at a time when Christian values are under attack, we must stand together to protect our Country from those who believe government should have more rights than the people. We must protect the future of our children and protect the land we love.