Let Our Devotion To God Get Us Into Good Trouble

“We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.” — Hebrews 6:10. Our ancestors were powerful, but they were also persistent. Their resistance efforts took months of planning. But they were ready to get into good trouble. Are we?

Let Our Devotion To God Get Us Into Good Trouble
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Developing spiritual discipline takes time, beginning by pinpointing consistent habits that allow us to ground with Spirit. 

These could be praying in the morning, taking spiritual baths, reading texts rooted in Black liberation theology, or walking with Spirit. And these habits add up to something much larger. 

Our devotion to Spirit is reflected in our dedication to Black liberation efforts. Our movement's longevity depends on our continuously showing up for it. 

Angela Davis reminds us of this in her famous line, ”Freedom is a constant struggle.” 

When we reframe the idea of struggle as making an “effort towards liberation,” we are more likely  to commit it for the long term. 

In the words of congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, “Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year; it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."

Let's anchor ourselves in the pursuit of meaningful change by identifying personal actions that align with the broader vision of Black liberation. 

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