An activist is a person who campaigns for some kind of social change. When you participate in a march protesting the closing of a neighborhood library, you’re an activist. Someone who’s actively involved in a protest or a political or social cause can be called an activist.
I have been traveling all over the United States over the past 15 plus months. I have come into contact with many wonderful people. I love this nation and this world. I call myself a patriot, and I call myself a coward. I have worked, voted, paid my bills, raised my children but mostly sat silent, in the middle of the road and kept quiet about my beliefs except in “like minded” groups. No more.
I HAVE BECOME AN ACTIVIST, I believe I’m in good company and not alone. However, if I were alone, I would still take a stand, because I must or forever remain a people pleaser and a coward.
I am becoming a activist not because I think I know it all, not because I want attention, but because I love my children and grandchildren and I do not want to leave them in a mess. They are my motivation, not just because of my love for them, but because they were given to me as my stewardship from God. Yes, I pray because I have faith that God hears and is moved by the prayers of His children, but faith without words is dead. Therefore, I must also put actions with my faith.
Our Nation and our culture is changing and not all the change is good. Unity is becoming a foreign concept to the people in our nation and in our families.
To stand up and call yourself a conservative Christian is to open yourself to ridicule.
My focus is an attempt to show not only what we are fighting against, but what we are fighting for. So many have only a very hazy idea of the real issues. So many young families are in survival mode. So many just want us to “go back to the good old days.”
I believe in this current day being “moderate” is a dangerous state. Sitting on the fence, so to speak, may keep one thinking that they are appeasing everyone. It doesn’t do that at all, it simply says, “I like things the way they are going and don’t want anyone making waves to upset my comfort zone.” Sadly many fence sitters are afraid of being thought of as “radical” or “fringe elements” or (God forbid) “Right-wing, self-righteous Christians” or “Haters & Raciest” because these are the labels placed on people by the bullies now running our media and our national politics.
People who have the strength of character to stand up and say, “This is wrong, I refuse to go with the current flow any longer and I refuse to stay silent”. If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything. We need to realize that we are fighting two wars—the war of arms and the war of ideas.
The silent masses are fed up with being called names, as a result are becoming empowered and are rising up to speak their minds and values, regardless of the political correctness issued by the current power base.
Moderation is a good thing in some situations, but in war it is a sure way to lose.
I am not ashamed to call myself a conservative Christian. It is not a position of eternal judgement toward my fellow man, as that is not my place, that is God’s alone. However, I will stand accountable before Him for my stewardship. I want Him to say, “Good Job!” not “You wouldn’t leave your comfort zone to stand for what is right?”.