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As I began asking people to articulate to me their needs as a Black person; I found that most didn’t know what they want. Being on social media; people state and restate the problems; I rarely see solutions, but when asked directly what they need, people flat out say “I don’t know.”
While it’s ok not to know; be careful that you don’t put yourself out there on a mission, and cannot answer for our needs. Most communities will say exactly what they need, and speak with conviction, so they get it. I understand, everyone has their own voice, and some are called to call out, while others are called to respond; it’s just important that one doesn’t negate the other. If you are called to call out; don’t put yourself in a position to respond; let everyone do what we were called to do.
If you do have answers and ways; use your voice. Many parts, one body; if we are all working, things are getting done!
P.S. check this picture out. I wrote in my book in 2018 (published in 2019) “2019 is the end of captivity, which means, in 2020 our journey has begun.”; so I am excited as it’s finally here; let’s work!
Last week; I asked God; “what do you want me to do as my personal response to the mistreatment of my people going on in the world; when you created me, what was your idea in mind for my purpose during this specific time” I received my answer; worked on it for one week; which resulted in a written plan to present to Congress, and a petition to leverage that conversation with congress. Today, I put it out there! Good news came! I received responses from some expected and unexpected; but we’re ready to do the work. I set up a meeting via zoom with a member of Congress, and started a petition to bring leverage to the conversation I intend on having with members of congress. I actually created a spreadsheet of 534 senate and congress members to keep track of the progress. This is a national movement! Please sign the petition and share!
When they keep slaughtering us & their answer is “love thy neighbor” …. love ain’t gonna change laws & bring justice; we must be our own allies & use our power to get what’s rightfully ours. We know what’s up; but often, we’re scared to speak up. Now is not the time to be politically correct; we must speak the truth as it comes to us. It’s not about love in the emotional sense; it’s about respect; neither one of us have to like what we see; but we must respect each other’s humanity.
When I myself talk about redemption; the God I serve & the God that has created us all is a God of justice. We’re allowed to rightfully fight for our justice; as every united ethnicity does and has. America preaches patriotism; but when we as Black people unite; there is an attempt to tear it down. We have an allegiance to ourselves! Never ever in history has a group of people been oppressed & left without their justice; except black people. That’s because it’s a work of God; man cannot even begin to repay what has been taken from us; all the money in the earth cannot bring justice to the 400 years of what has been taken.
We are experiencing this now; the ancestors are crying out, understanding that we must be awakened to understand the time. Dreamers are dreaming & speakers are speaking; light is coming to us whether we like it or not. This is a message of bringing together what has been divided for so long, the Global Black Diaspora. Every corner of the earth must witness it, because every corner of the earth has benefitted from the heartache and turmoil of God’s chosen through our labor, and use as guinea pigs while men of every other nation have built corporations and benefitted from our land and our labor. We must understand our worth & prepare to take charge of what’s ours, we cannot lose sight, this is not about love; it’s about justice. We can be kind to our neighbor, and we can fight for what’s right all at the same time.
Pray pray and pray, that God reveals to you your purpose during this time; & then act. Act in a way that brings justice to our generation, the past generations, and the next generation. Even in the small acts, not everything we do will be massive; but our everyday acts combined will tell a global story. It’s then we’ll be able to truly “love our neighbor”, because we would have then learned to love ourselves.
Matthew 22:39 “Love your neighbor as you love yourself”