I have been on this entrepreneurial journey for the last three years.
It certainly wasn't something I wanted to do. Growing up, we were a traditional, middle-class Black family who relied on our education to help us secure solid work.
Middle-class upbringing was the norm, and as such, it seemed only fitting that I carry on this economic tradition that has worked for so many decades.
After enduring my long battle with the courts, I found myself trapped between my love for teaching and my fear of re-entering the public school system. I needed work, though, especially because I had a daughter to raise on my own. But the publicity surrounding my case made it difficult for me to acquire or maintain even the simplest teaching positions.
My family and friends "encouraged" me to continue putting myself out there to find "real work." One family member repeatedly told me, "All you need is one yes." But with each rejection, I grew frustrated while my resources depleted. I realized in that moment I had spent so much energy trying to ask other people for permission to be great when all I needed to do was give myself that permission.
So, I began exploring other options. I tapped into the online space and discovered a new way of generating income, one that allowed me to fulfill my heart's desire while also being at home with my daughter. I read the latest stories from professional bloggers, writers, and entrepreneurs, who taught me about the power of the virtual world. I was intrigued by their transparent income reports, which proved that a person could make as much money as one wanted by building an online business.
And that's when I made a decision that, to this day, bothers some family members: I chose to pursue my purpose and dream, which happened to focus on online work. And in 2016, I left my Bay Area home, move to Sacramento where I knew no one, and began building my online empire, one digital brick at a time.
Three years later, I'm still on that journey; and despite the success (and challenges) I encountered, I still have family members who mock or downplay me for my choice.
In this lesson, I will show you how I handle their doubt while remaining steadfast to my purpose. And if you take heed to this teaching, it will empower you to press onward towards your high calling.
This is an announcement, which solidifies my official break from the overall conservative movement and my total commitment to conscious black conservatism.
For several weeks now, I've shared with my Beloveds on Twitter that my time in conservative politics is coming to an end.
I have another assignment to complete, one that will take me to the churches.
For the longest time, I never knew why the Holy Spirit led me to the political space. There's absolutely nothing appealing about it; and this blood sport is brutal to those whose hearts genuinely care for the people.
I consider my "conservative political career" to be akin to the minor prophets mentioned in the Scriptures. Such individuals appeared at a pivotal point in history and nearly vanished into oblivion once the assignment was complete.
In my case -- and I can only speculate retrospectively -- my presence was simply to stir the current leaders once again to hold fast to the spiritual laws that govern our success. In other words, the prophetic anointing caused people to mobilize; and I can only assume that was my purpose within this conservative movement: to mobilize us into action.
Read any story from the Prophets, and you will discover a trend: YahWeh calls us before we were formed. He gives us a specific message to deliver. He anoints us for the task. We speak the prophetic Word of the Lord. The people hate the message and the messenger. The people devise ways to destroy the message by killing the messenger. The messenger's warnings go unheeded, yet they are confirmed over time. The people are destroyed or brought into captivity for disobeying the word AND killing the prophets. The messenger has no grace or desire to pray for the people, but the people's cries are strong before the Lord. So, the Lord anoints someone to be a deliverer. And eventually, the prophet's assignment is complete.
This happens like clockwork, because humans are quite predictable. (Study the book of Judges to see the pattern).
This, essentially, is what I've encountered over the last three years in conservative politics. YahWeh appointed this time for Believers to dominate politically. Believers prayed for His intervention. YahWeh answered by giving us an assuming vessel. The people began worshiping the servant as a god. YahWeh raised up prophetic voices to get the people's focus back on Him and His principles. The people rejected the prophets, slandered them, and sought to destroy their influence. The warnings went unheeded. Believers began to lose political influence. Eventually, they will cry out for a deliverer, but the prophets will reject them. And at some point, after Believers have experienced "captivity" for a while, YahWeh will raise a deliverer to help them.
That's essentially what Conservative Christians can expect to happen in the coming years, because despite having the open window, they have thrown their fist in God's face. It's for this reason I feel we do not deserve this incoming revival and national reformation. We do not deserve such an outpouring at this time, because we do not know how to handle such power.
And we will reap the consequences for our behavior.
It seems everywhere we look...
...new Conservative voices are rising up each day, "coming out of the closet" in what appears to be a revolution happening among Black Americans.
For decades now, Democrats have held what I call a political monopoly over Black voters; but now the tide is shifting.
The traditional narrative is being challenged.
"Free thinking" is slowly but surely becoming the norm.
And there is no end in sight.
What is the cause of this change?
And what will this mean for future elections, especially as more Black Conservatives continue to spread their messages across social media platforms and the nation?
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