By Barbara Bryant
Walk through the halls of time and you will see the men who changed history.
Look at them carefully. They were not special men. You will not often find the naturally gifted among their ranks.
But all had one thing in common – they knew and did the will of God in their generation. As a result, God did a work through them to shape the course of history.
Those that God used in the past were just ordinary people with an extraordinary Master. The driving force in their lives was the sure conviction that God had called them to His work – and that as long as they were faithful to that call, He would work with them and through them against impossible odds to victory.
These men KNEW God’s will! Living in God’s purpose, they could be natural and at the same time, allow God to be supernatural.
Scripture has a record of common people who found the will of God. Jacob met an angel. Joseph, with his multi-colored coat, had a dream. Paul saw a blinding light. Samuel heard a voice. John had a vision. However, there is another man I’d like to add to the list: Dr. Martin Luther King.
Although, Dr. King is not mentioned in scripture, he was a common man who found the will of God. Dr. King had a dream that shaped our future and influenced our destiny. His divine purpose was fulfilled and his dream became a reality.
The life of Dr. King taught me that you do not have to be special, but you have to be available. You do not have to be clever, but you must be willing to learn. You do not have to possess much, but you must give everything you have to a cause you believe in.
Countless newspapers today, read that Black Americans needed a Martin Luther King. The truth is all America needed Dr. King. Within a span of 13 years, from 1955 to his death in 1968, he was able to expound, expose, and extricate America from many wrongs.
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