There is so much going on right now with police taking innocent lives. Know that man isn't the enemy. The reason the killings are happening is because of fear and hate. God is not the father of fear or hate, the devil is and his mission on earth is to destroy. Why does the devil want to destroy black people, especially the men? Why does the devil want us to live in fear?
Anyone who believes and confesses Jesus is God's son, died on the cross and rose on the third day and makes Him Lord over your life will be saved. It doesn't matter what the color of the skin. However, there is something about black people the devil really hates. We have a strong willed personality that dates all the back to before slavery. We have a strong work ethic that keeps us going. We know there is power in unity. We are visionaries and we are not afraid to create something with it. For example, look at the music, the hairstyles, the athletes, the authors, even look at our children's names.
There is a hash tag going around that says, #staywoke or #stayawake. Yes, we need to wake up. Everyone is saying what can we do in the community to make a change? My answer is, the church.
The church in the black community is dying. The church is losing it's influence to keep people there, especially our men. The church is like a pep rally to get us hyped for the game of life. It should give us motivation to want to know God more and live the life that He has called us to live. When the churches get right in the black community, there will be more power. It will be the right kind of power that will keep everyone respecting the black community instead of being in fear of it. It will be the kind of power that will keep the black community from being in fear of everyone else. The power I'm talking about is love, God's power.
God had given us power, love and a sound mind.
We can not let the devil steal these things from us.
We must continue to have visions and be creative.
We must continue to love every one of all races.
We must continue to trust God, use wisdom and live in peace.
This is who God has called us(black people) to be.