The Untold Spiritual Battles of MLK That Apply To Us All

In moments when we doubt ourselves, it’s easy to lose hope. But only God knows what we were sent here to do. The moments of the strongest self-doubt are the moments we most need to surrender to Spirit. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. surely learned this lesson.

The Untold Spiritual Battles of MLK That Apply To Us All
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MLK is portrayed as the calm leader who revolutionized the Civil Rights movement. But even as a man of God, MLK had his doubts.

When his home was bombed, nearly killing his family, he found himself doubting whether to continue his civil rights work.

His father begged him to quit. Confused, MLK turned to God. 

MLK received the message, “Martin, stand up for righteousness, for justice, for truth and I will be with you, even unto the end of the world.”

MLK’s home was bombed in 1956. He delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963. And throughout the 1960s MLK insisted that a “riot is the language of the unheard.” 

Had MLK quit the civil rights movement he wouldn’t have had the lasting impact, nor would he have had the platform to continue to share his evolving philosophy on liberation. 

We must listen to God and lean into the mission God’s assigned us, even when no one else understands it. This is not to say that we won’t be afraid, have to make sacrifices, or even place ourselves in danger. 

Like MLK we must work with Spirit to discern what we are willing to risk for the sake  of collective Black liberation.

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