I’ve made an observation that if someone doesn’t think the way that we think, or believe what we believe two things happen; we either avoid them completely, or we go for the jugular and retaliate with frustration to try to get our points across. That’s the way that our culture is set up. America prides itself on implementing the freedom of speech, yet we silence voices and opinions every day out of fear that someone’s way of thinking is too different from our own. We don’t know how to approach this type of conversation, so what we do collectively is shy away from those things all together. Consider the ministry of Jesus Christ. He was a radical human being; He hung around the outcasts of His day, leapers, the sick and the blind. God used Moses, a stutter to deliver His people from the hand of Pharaoh. God called Abraham who was an old man to be a father of many nations. God can use anybody; He doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. So why are we afraid?
2 Corinthians 12:9 declares, “My grace is sufficient for you. For My power is made perfect in weakness.”
It is God’s grace that covers us and protects as we go out to minister to others. We are called to be ambassadors for His Kingdom, and canvases for His light in the earth. I would hate for us to miss out on an opportunity to share Jesus with someone because we were unsure of how he or she was going to react. We have to start somewhere. We have to be courageous enough to engage with the culture in which we are living. This generation is smart, they don’t just believe everything that they hear. They want to see with their own eyes. So why not show and prove?
I love and appreciate when I can gain new insight, and wisdom on how to be an effective light in this world for the Glory of God, in my professional life as a journalist, as a vocalist, and as a young woman, and ultimately as a human being. God is so faithful to reveal and confirm what it is that He is requiring of me and I am honored and humbled that He gives me the opportunity to do Kingdom work here on earth.
I believe that the Lord is raising up a people who are going to be bold in sharing the Good News with others, maybe not from the the pulpit, but in the courtrooms, in the arts, in music, in literature, in entertainment, and in the schools. I believe this move of God is going to be unconventional and radical. He is doing a new thing, building a culture not of religion, but a culture of FAITH and I want to be a part of it. This is an exciting time, but it is going to require a great deal of dedication, persistence, and faith. This task is not for the faint of heart, but if we are willing to accept such a challenge, I believe that this will be a dynamic time for those who get on board.