Like a Drill Sergeant who trains his soldiers to remain composed while chaffed, or a horse who has been bridled or masked with blinders. You and I must learn to eliminate the obstacles that stand on the way of our mission, and peace.
It is not enough that many of us are facing insurmountable personal challenges at home, health, marriage, bills, and the likes. Let alone this global pandemic, and well you know the rest.....
But, just like the ultimate humanitarian, and Savior of mankind who faced the challenges of death on a cross. Who carried the weight of the world, and the sins of all mankind on His shoulders. He never diverted, caved in, gave up, or surrendered to the obstacles set before him even if it meant death. He completed His final mission, and the obstacles tormenting him on either side was succumbed by His love for His own.
So, I encourage you today. Silence the voices of men, the opinions of others, the hate speech, the indignations, and everything else that may rob you of your peace, and surrender it to God. God, himself will vindicate you as you continue your pursuit of peace and justice.
Face like Flint!
7 Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. 8 He who vindicates me is near! Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me! 9 It is the Sovereign Lord who helps me. Who will condemn me? They will all wear out like a garment; the moths will eat them up.