Who will be the Next Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Fri, Jan 18, 2013

Perspective

Who will be the Next Martin Luther King, Jr.?

When I think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I think of someone who changed the world for GOOD.

I only know what I know from history books and from his famous “I Have a Dream” speech but his legacy embodies someone who lived with honor, integrity, and a love for God and people… not just some people but all people.

Most of all, when I think of Dr. King I think of someone who knew his purpose and pursued his calling. Someone who stood up for what he believed despite the challenges doing so would bring. He pressed on when pressing on was not only tough but also potentially life threatening. His message, his goal, and the impact it could bring was more important to him than the opposition, the fear, the hurdles to overcome, and even the ultimate sacrifice that he would give.

He didn’t stand on the sidelines.
He took action and he made a difference.

The question we should all ask ourselves is this… will I do the same?

Will I take a stand for what I believe?
Will I pursue that calling I feel God has placed on my life?
Will I persevere despite the challenges because I know, deep down in my heart, I was made for more?

The next Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is out there.

Who will it be?

You? Me?

My hope is that each of us decides that while having a dream is important… it’s worthless if we don’t pursue it. Like Dr. King, we need to step out in faith and do whatever we can to help make our dreams come alive.


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    • http://sparkvoice.wordpress.com/ DS

      It’s worthless if we don’t pursue it – thanks for saying that. If it’s only in our mind, we will never impact those around us. Great encouragement.

    • Bernard Haynes

      Excellent post. Most people will sit on the sidelines and say what needs to happen. I have seen three reasons why; they don’t want to get involved, they are too consumed with themselves and they talk, but never take action.