Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that his children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. He had a dream of a equality for every human being regardless of race or circumstance. He was a preacher of the gospel who loved Jesus and lived out the love of God in extraordinary ways during a tumultuous time in history.
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream but it wasn’t just his dream- it was a dream born in the heart of God. It was God’s dream. It is God’s dream and one that was paid dearly for by His Son:
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 3:26-28 NIV
God used Martin Luther King Jr. to be a voice of resounding faith in his time.
God used his words to inspire and speeches to ignite hope for a nation that looked like the world as God originally created it to be: not judged by the color of your skin, not by your gender or by your class but by your faith and as He child. That dream was broken by sin but redeemed by Jesus Christ.
In Christ, we are equal before God, precious and valuable, chosen and anointed to walk, talk and live as His ambassadors, as His own children on earth. That through you and me, God’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven through our lives, our choices, our words, our actions.
It is God’s dream that you don’t get caught up in trying to be politically correct but strive to be spiritually relevant in word and deed.
It is God’s dream that as you put your full focus on Him, He pours out His love through you to those around you.
God gave Martin Luther King Jr. a gift for words and His dream to see equality for all.
God has given you gifts to use and a dream to use them for His glory today.
What is your God- given dream?
What is stopping you from pursuing it?
Begin today where you are. Begin today in the small things and let God take care of the big things.
Don’t get distracted by other people’s opinions.
Don’t let disappointment derail you.
Hold on to Jesus, keep your eyes toward him and take the next step forward in faith.