The Salty Sailor

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat, President Theodore Roosevelt.  

“The Salty Sailor”…what a great explanation of our President. This description of him comes from Karen Vaughn, a Gold Star Mother and author of “World Changer: A Mother’s Story.” Her son, Aaron Carson Vaughn, a Navy SEAL, was killed in action in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan.

I agree with Karen. President Trump won the 2016 election against all odds. He has been fighting for All Americans for almost four years now and all the while some Americans have been fighting him. This is true about most real leaders, and it is tragic. Think about Jesus carrying his cross to the top of Calvary intending to die for every person while simultaneously being cursed and hit and spit on by the very people He was going to pay the ultimate price for.

It’s time we fought for and with our President. Look at the incredible progress we have seen in the past four years, I wonder what might happen if we actually supported him?

Leadership is influence. You might not appreciate the mannerisms of the President, but you have to respect the economic increases, the spiritual freedoms, and the attitude that has made America Great Again. Go vote. Influence someone to vote for righteousness with you.

I am not supposed to tell you who to vote for, so what I will tell you is who I am voting for…President Trump. He is the best choice for our country, in my opinion. You will need to do your research and vote where you believe you should but I will be voting for righteousness, life.

Many people trash the current administration and shout what they coulda, woulda, shoulda done. But it is a whole different ballgame when you are the one in the boxing ring and someone is throwing punches at you!

In conclusion, we should not cry about what we lost if we are not willing to fight for what we love. I love the U.S.A., and the time to fight is now.

Go vote and take your family with you. Leadership is influence.

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Pastor GF Watkins

G.F. Watkins is an international leader, author, speaker, and church planter. He is the founder of Jordan Ranch retreat center and has planted churches in Texas, Africa, and Peru. As the founder and leader of The Genesis Team, he now oversees and trains ministry leaders worldwide. A one-time All-American athlete and coach, G.F. has used the principles and patterns learned in athletics to encourage, motivate, strengthen, and mobilize thousands. He is considered an authority in the area of Men’s Ministry and on the topic of fatherlessness and has authored 6 books. Visit for more information.