When a person decides to fearlessly influence society, then he/she will inevitably threaten established forces-that-be that benefit from the status quo. Such forces will do everything in their power to isolate and keep them down. For example, many in our nation who’ve sought to stand against grand corruption have met such a response. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that our current national crisis may be one such situation.
Jesus encountered this in John 18. But despite the incredible opposition he faced from his own people and the personal cost to himself, he would not back down. His mission was to fearlessly influence society no matter the cost.
Lord, you have called me to raise an army of fearless influencers. Grant me and them the courage to pursue your calling despite whatever opposition we encounter, and regardless of the cost to ourselves. And remind me often that it’s not about being popular or liked but about being on the side of the truth. I also pray for the current crisis in our nation. Please grant that the truth will prevail, regardless of the forces that stand against it. Expose those who hide their evil deeds behind politics and bless this our land and nation. AMEN