I have been a Black American my entire life, but I have never thought more about the color of my skin than the past 2 years.
The death of George Floyd in May of 2020, was a reminder that we still have work to do to build reconciliation between races in America. In the midst of tragic events like Floyd’s death it can be easy to forget the progress that we have made as a nation.
Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and like many black Americans he is one of my heroes. It takes great gumption and conviction to stand up against the majority like King did. King died before ever seeing the manifestation of the dream God had placed inside of him, but we are still celebrating his life today. Because of King it is now against the law to discriminate against someone based on the color of their skin.
It is truly amazing what just one person can do. What is your God dream? Does it sound crazy to others? Does it look silly? If the answer to those questions are a resounding, “yes” while being paired with a strong urging by the Holy Spirit I say- do it.
You may just change a generation, a nation, a neighborhood, or one other person’s life. And that is what makes God dreams so powerful. The dream is always for the betterment of others.
Martin Luther King Jr., once said “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”