What do you do if you are the only person at your church, your work, or in your family who care about certain equality issues?
What do you do if your church does not see that their speaker and leader line-up needs to be wider? If your family does not understand why your passion matters? If the country around you support and vote for an accused rapist, while not understanding why you feel triggered by it? If everyone around tells you to stop talking about the things that matter to you?
You are not alone. The greatest love and strength is with you – God. Can a bride be alone when looking at the groom? Of course not. Was Mary alone when she fell pregnant while not married, when Joseph wanted to leave? She may have felt that way, but she was not. Was Elijah and his servant alone when an army of horses and chariots surrounded them? No!
“16 “Don’t be afraid,” … “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them. – 1 2 Kings 6:16”
Look at your Maker. Be energized in the knowledge that the Goodness and justice you want to see is found in the Lord. Know that your enemy is not the complementarian or the opposite political party or the sexists at work or the family members who do not understand. The enemy is spiritual, and God already won.
Let the One from whom all love and strength flow make you bold again, to bring his kingdom on earth as in heaven. I know, we get regular reminders that this broken world is not like heaven – yet.
Those reminders should tell us: We need to have our eyes on our Maker.