Trump’s Imperfections Ain’t So Bad When Seen From a Different Perspective

Why Trump’s Mistakes Make Him a Perfect Candidate

Essay by Jelena Anderson

As we are getting closer and closer to election day, many of us are starting to get weary of this absolutely insane election cycle; all the mudslinging and insults and the “new discoveries” the media tries to throw at us each day in an attempt to make us change our minds and vote for “their” establishment candidate.

There are a lot of voices out there that call Trump unworthy to say the least, based on his foul language and crude behavior years and years ago; as well as his occasional outbursts during campaign events, or when he is up at 3 am tweeting.

But are those really good reasons to call for him to step aside or to not vote for him? Let’s face it, we don’t really know what we will get with Trump, but we know exactly what we will get with Hillary: More of the same that hasn’t worked; more corruption, more lies, more liberties taken away from us… the list goes on and on.

So is this really a choice between the lesser of two evils; or is it possible to see the light in this situation?

As a Christian I remember all too well how I used to be before I became a believer; and to be honest, not much  changed in my behavior during the first few months of my walk with Christ. Some issues I’m still working on years later.

The first time I went to church, I attended a womens’ conference I had been invited to by a relative. Those poor ladies were pretty shocked at the language that came out of my mouth. I didn’t even realize how bad it was until years later, when one of the ladies told me that the first impression she had of me was absolutely awful due to the foul language I was using; but over the years she has watched me grow in my faith, and in my walk with Christ, and she saw the potential in me. She knew that one day I would be a powerful woman of God and she has helped me so much along the way.

So take another look at Trump. Is it possible that you can see a little bit of your old self in his behavior? How many of us had temper issues and maybe still do? How many of us had wrong thinking in regards to sex, women, relationships, and all sorts of other things? How many of us have to keep going back to God and apologize yet again for something we’ve already asked forgiveness for a gazillion times? How many of us know that we are not where we need to be but we are glad we’re not who we used to be anymore?

Maybe it is possible that through all his mistakes, Trump is actually the perfect candidate. Maybe not for everybody in this country, but possibly for God.

Look, I wasn’t there when God laid out the plan for America. I have no idea what He is going to do but I know that no matter who will win this election, He will remain on His throne which means that He will remain in control. We may just have a much harder time dealing with the outcome if it goes one way rather than the other, but ultimately our help comes from the Lord.

That being said, there is a saying we Christians like to use to encourage ourselves and each other: “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.”

And when we are really down on ourselves, we might have even had a friend tell us this: “Noah was a drunk, Abraham was too old, Isaac was a daydreamer, Jacob was a liar, Leah was ugly, Joseph was abused, Moses had a stuttering problem, Gideon was afraid, Samson had long hair and was a womanizer, Rahab was a prostitute, Jeremiah and Timothy were too young, David had an affair and was a murderer, Elijah was suicidal, Isaiah preached naked, Jonah ran from God, Naomi was a widow, Job went bankrupt, Peter denied Christ, the Disciples fell asleep while praying, Martha worried about everything, the Samaritan woman was divorced, Zaccheus was too small, Paul was too religious, Timothy had an ulcer, Lazarus was dead.”

Wow! What a bunch of misfits and unqualified people they were; and yet, God used them mightily.

They were not perfect by any means, but they didn’t need to be. God is perfect in all of His ways and as long as we allow Him to work in us and through us we can do mighty things! God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness (see 2 Corinthians 12:9). It was their heart that mattered to God, not the things they did or didn’t do on earth.

King David was called a man after God’s own heart (see 1 Samuel 13:14) even though he slept with another man’s wife, got her pregnant, and had him killed to cover up what he had done. No matter how many times he screwed up along the way, at the end of the day he got the job done that God had given him.

King Saul on the other hand seemed to have it all together. He didn’t make the mistakes David did. In comparison, his missteps seemed rather insignificant and small, yet God disqualified him for it because what mattered to Saul was what the people thought of him, and not what God thought.

Who knows if Trump is called to be the next president. He certainly seems to be a better choice than Hillary and in light of all the people God did use in mighty ways, Trump seems to fit right in. So before you cast stones and maybe a vote in favor of someone who will destroy what is left of the America we know and love, seek God about this; and then take a look at Trump through the eyes of God, and maybe you, too, can see somebody who can be worked with.