What is your story, Beloved?
If we could play every scene of your life publicly, would you feel proud or ashamed?
99.99% of you would say, "There are some things about me I don't want people to know." And it's because society has conditioned us to "crucify" people publicly who do not have a cookie-cutter story.
In today's social media world, public smears are a norm. Enter any hostile environment -- like the political space -- and suddenly you're in a den of hungry lions, waiting to devour you.
Back in 2016, after obeying the Holy Spirit's instructions to launch a virtual ministry, I asked Him, "Why are only a few people in the Scriptures mentioned as great leaders?"
His reply: "Because only a few were willing to pay the price."
Heroes are nothing more than individual misfits or undeserving humans who decided to move on their convictions in the face of insurmountable obstacles. Every hero has a flaw, and some flaws are more "scandalous" than others.
But because they made the choice to speak their God-given convictions publicly, despite their scandalous story, God granted grace to them and divine protection.
In other words, God's will had to be accomplished in the earth; and He used the "least of these" to make His glory publicly known, an act that confounds the wise to this day (1 Corinthians 1:27).
At times when I must deliver a hard message to Beloveds on Twitter, I am immediately met with backlash from folks who read articles about my false arrest. They hop in my team members' DMs to complain about me, and they try to use my 2010 criminal case as a reason not to listen to my teachings.
I know this all too well, because my team reports back to me each time.
Despite writing about my story and having court documents that prove the case was dismissed and charges dropped, the dimwits double-down on dummy lies because I said something that checked their racism at the conservative door.
For example, last night, some within the Conservative Twitter space had much to say about Black fathers. They spoke lies about Black men, and I told them, "Disrespect towards Black men will not be tolerated here."
To trigger them all the more, I tweeted: "100% of Black children have a Black father" and "All of y'all have a Black daddy. His name was Adam."
The vitriol was loud. The anger, high.
But the cut-throat tweets forced Beloveds to reconsider why their current beliefs systems regarding Black men are false; they were told lies from their conservative media outlets, which they then propagate.
And I have zero tolerance for lies.
Over the years, I've learned the importance of speaking my convictions publicly, regardless of what people think or say afterwards. I do this because I know my target: the godless ideologies (mindsets) that rise up against the wisdom and knowledge of the Christ within.
I speak my convictions publicly because I am intimately acquainted with God's laws and how they benefit society. This gives me the confidence I need to share the Kingdom message without fear.
Beloved, the laws of God are pure and holy. They work well in our favor each time we work His laws righteously.
His most prominent law is the Law of Love.
I cannot say I love God and hate the human I see. I cannot say I love fellow Americans or the values of conservatism, and hate the people who are looking for other options to help them politically.
The Law of Love -- as with all other spiritual laws -- is established to guide our human behavior and interactions. These godly principles can be injected in all facets of human life.
So, when I see Conservatives violate God's laws for social media clicks, my convictions light ablaze.
Therefore, I must speak.
How else will people know about the empowering Kingdom message unless a speaker opens his mouth? How else will people know they are operating under a spirit of lies unless someone brings Truth to them?
Over the years of training I received from my father, my step-mother, and the Holy Spirit, I understand delivering a sharp, prophetic word will cut deeply sometimes.
I've learned not to target people with my intangible weapons (although sometimes I fail because there are so many dimwits out here).
Instead, I target the ideas, and I remain focused on God's calling and assignment for me.
And so should you, Beloved.
When I launched this virtual ministry in 2016, I knew what type of backlash I would receive. As of today, I have endured three viral smears on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
But I am still here, and this virtual ministry and Kingdom Movement continue growing by the thousands each day.
Because I know the power of persecution: It ALWAYS produces multiplied results. And for this reason, I spend significant time teaching rising leaders like you how to tap into your calling and purpose, no matter what you've done or what you've gone through.
There is a special grace God grants to individuals who decide to deliver the message He wants to get to the world. There is a special kind of protection he provides to those who speak the Word, even when it's unfavorable. There is a special type of anointing He places on men and women who say "Yes" to Him.
This day, I want to encourage you to be that voice in your own "wildnerness." Bring the Kingdom message to people in your sphere of influence.
If I can do what I do publicly -- and in the face of all the lies and smears -- surely you can function in your calling.
And here's how:
Learn to own your story so you can be an inspiration to those whom God has called you to empower.
Learn to love your wounds and scars. They testify of your current victory.
Learn to contend for the faith as a soldier. The only person who needs you silent is the enemy.
Learn to love people who do not have the same experiences as you.
Learn to fight for the oppressed. God will always come to their defense.
Learn to be a light in dark places.
Learn to win when all hell breaks loose.
And learn to speak your convictions -- regardless of your story -- so lives are changed for the better.
If you've been blessed by this empowering teaching, then order your copy of Felecia's newest books, To My Beloveds and Conscious Black Conservatism
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