During the month of May alone, black people have seen people who look like them get murdered and mistreated all over mainstream media. Black people have been tired, been angry, and now due to a pandemic, we have finally gotten the chance to actually put our hands to work for OURSELVES and fight back!! Fighting back in the form of some peaceful and not so peaceful protest. There are all types of people around the world joining together to bring unity and focus back on systemic racism and injustice. In the midst of it all, some people are looking for the people of faith to arise in a different way than they’ve seen in the past. Some believers are just sitting back with Subtle Faith and praying with little to no action. While some believers have been responding with Crazy Faith and taking action with the “faith without works is dead mentality” praying and taking to the streets with protest and support.
When in reality believers should possess both Subtle and Crazy Faith during this time of discord.Tweet Me
You’re probably thinking “what does she mean by Subtle Faith and Crazy Faith?” so I’ll give you some definitions:
Subtle: requiring mental acuteness or discernment
Crazy: extremely enthusiastic, passionately excited
Faith: Hebrews 11:1-3
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Based on the definitions it is evident why having a balance between the two: having discernment on when to go crazy and be extremely enthusiastic is very important. I do believe that “right place wrong time” is definitely a thing, in conversations with some people, you have to use wisdom and discern certain topics to discuss. Relating these definitions to scripture, Do you get why it is important to have faith and strategy coincide? Subtle Faith and Crazy Faith must simultaneously work together within you during this time. Once wisdom, understanding and knowledge are imparted. It’s your job and duty to discern when and how to share (ISAIAH 42:5-9). This is so relevant to what’s happening today because after the riots and protest are over will there be a plan for “what’s next” and how to change the world for Black Lives? Or will you just go back to cleaning and life as usual?! Listen up! God has spoken and He has already given us ALL of the answers.
When you’re done praying, protesting OR both, and God has revealed to you what to do next for yourself and the movement that you want to represent. When the dust settles will you be able to go before people and give them plans and strategies on how to make the systems better and more supportive of the black community (PROVERBS 31:8-9). Or will you just be able to say “welllll I attended that one silent protest.”
God is calling on us to be a balanced people, people who are extremely enthusiastic but also discerning of the times and what needs to be said and done in these moments.
Listen up; He’s speaking, are you listening?