The sphere of government, current events, politics, history, and activism spins fast and is oftentimes blurry. Tensions rise, tempers are tested. It’s easy to get caught up in insignificant worries or debates and to lose focus on what matters. While we know this won’t apply to everyone, we’d like to cut out a small portion of our blog to give praise to the God that many of us worship, and encouragement to our readers who strive to follow the gospel and make a difference in politics. Combining faith and political activism, this Sunday with FFL we bring you Joshua 1:9, which reads:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

This text is of leadership. This text calls Joshua to rise despite the emotional context of his situation. To us, it is a reminder; don’t walk away. When God commands Joshua to find assurance in his presence and carry on, he does the same to us all.

It’s not a secret that conservative Christians are losing the culture war. Our message is muffled, divided, and often times perceived as hateful. In a world that is not always friendly to those of faith, it is all too easy to feel timid or uncomfortable sharing your convictions. It doesn’t have to be that way, and it shouldn’t be. Very plainly Joshua 1:9 tells us to seek comfort in our Father’s unwavering support and to use this comfort to speak boldly of His works. Do not be frightened to share God’s word, speak powerfully. Do not be dismayed by current political discourse, but be fearless in your efforts to reshape conversations. We are not to shy away, but to find courage, strength, and reassurance. We are to go forward focused on the task at hand, and to share God’s word along the way with love, truth, and compassion; in doing so we steer the message from what is often seen as hateful rhetoric into productive conversations.

Danielle B
Danielle is a conservative political consultant who aides organizations in communicating their big ideas and empowering leaders. She works with a multitude of organizations, most notably including the American Conservation Coalition, OUTSET Network, and Future Female Leaders. Danielle can't explain why she doesn't need feminism, she's too busy succeeding without it. She likes coffee, capitalism, and proving people wrong.

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