Each segment of the Church has the potential to
succumb to a version of politically correct language. This is not the same
kind of vocabulary as the politically correct language used in the realm of politics,
but it is sourced from the same spirit and manifested in the arena of faith. This politically
correct language perpetuates the status quo of religious systems through
restricting forms of communication. It
is a language of control. Unless challenged it can hold an individual or a group
back from experiencing the full measure of their destiny.
When God begins to move in new ways new language is
required to define what is taking place. This language will invite its members out
of the ruts of a shared history to experience something new their current
experience cannot provide. For those in control of the visible power structures
this new language can be seen as a threat and must be controlled by a demand
for alignment with the party line. If that alignment does not take place fearful
leadership may attempt to silence the voice of reformation by removing its
platform to speak. At this point change can only come from the outside instead
of being internal and organic.
Breaking free from this politically correct group-speak requires someone courageous
enough to speak what the Spirit is saying no matter the cost to their credibility
or jeopardy to a position they hold within a particular circle of fellowship or
organization. These are voices like David who was rejected by Saul or John who
cried out from the wilderness.
God is raising courageous voices within our families,
churches and denominations. God has planted these courageous ones in our circles
of fellowship to challenge the fear-based controlling filters we have erected
as barriers to change. These new voices will invite people to listen to the
sounds of a Kingdom conversation that will declare something new instead of orbiting
around and repeating the familiar party line of history that has stunted their
growth and forward progress.