Being a "Born Again Christian" the scriptures tell me that I'm IN this world but NOT OF this world, my citizenship is of Heaven. Being IN this world I'm commanded to be "aware of the seasons" (Times we're living). Being NOT OF this world I'm commanded "not to be caught up in the cares OF this world". Therefore I don't. I have to admit though, there have been many times when I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time. Today, however, knowing the reasons of how and why Obama got re-elected and being aware of just how antichrist both the mainstream of secular society and the church have become, I find it all simply amusing and amazing at the same time. Amusing because knowing that "the wisdom of man is foolishness to God", man's governance as prophesied is ending in complete failure. Amusing also because soon, very soon, these "Fools By Choice" will have what they've always wanted, a country and a world without God. However short lived, a nightmare well deserved. Because "God sits on His throne and laughs" at man's wisdom and rebellion, I can at least agree in amusement.
Amazed because I know that Israel Is God's Prophetic Timepiece and I've been blessed to be alive in This Last Generation to witness all of God's prophesies pertaining to Israel (and the world) being fulfilled currently on a daily basis. Even more amazed, and blessed, knowing that should the Lord not tarry, I will be among the only people having lived since the beginning of Creation to never experience death, and escape (Rapture) the most terrible time in the history of this world revealed by Christ.. Matthew 24:21.."For the trouble at that time will be far more terrible than any there has ever been, from the beginning of the world to this very day. Nor will there ever be anything like it again". Without question the Signs of the End of the Age of Grace are everywhere, only the self-deceived fools by choice, are too blind to recognize them.
Luke 21:36.."Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."
I was raised in the "Church" - Protestant flavor, practiced it through my forties. All I can add is that your faith will serve you when it's less "corporate," i.e., less Church and mainly individual, you and God. They're denominational cults to a degree - in that you have to fit their doctrinal box to be accepted. On Judgement Day it will be you and God - your pastor and buddies' opinion will be minimal worth.