Yall…God was speaking to me in too many ways for me not to share this message. When the Spirit moves you, you gotta get right or get left! So here goes!
First of all, I have had it up to HERE with people not taking personal accountability for the state of the nation, both economically and socially. Children are in High school and can’t read but have 2 kids, your house is being foreclosed on and you’re in 10k in credit card debt and everybody wants to point the finger at former President Bush. Stop it. Its not his fault. I don’t believe it was Bush, nor Fannie Mac telling you to buy a house outside of your price range, or live beyond your means to the point where you have no savings or everything you “own” was bought on credit. Yes I understand that the President was in charge, in a sense, of the social programs that govern our society but where does the personal accountablity come in? When do you sit down and say-I, ME, JESSICA (or whatever your name is) MESSED UP? I bought a house I couldn’t afford. I shopped when I should have saved. I assumed the money would be there next week. When did we become so quick to blame? That happens when we’re not right…you’re getting left. People wanna get mad when someone calls their daughter fast, or tell them their outfit is inappropriate but parents are so busy with their own problems they aren’t seeing that their children are lacking self worth and are making poor decisions headed down a path of self destruction. Mothers want to be BFF with their children. Fathers don’t want to discipline (if their even present) and would rather throw money or material goods at the problem than solve it. It is my sincere belief that the break down of the American Family-the CORE- that has lead to the current state of the Nation. People searching outside of themselves for things to make them happy or fulfill them. They are lacking the Spirit. HAS to be. When you are truly filled with God’s love then you don’t find a need for worldly things. You don’t need a 7 series BMW to make you feel accomplished. You don’t need a man who doesn’t contribute just to keep your bed warm at night. You don’t need promiscuity to fill a void of love and acceptance. Yall don’t FEEL me right now…
What is in our power…we can.not.change.other.people. There is nothing, that you can do to make someone do what its not in their hearts to do. Nothing. Exacting revenge, use of force or aggression, or even pacivity, man was not made to move mountains. Rev. Wakefield (old pastor from college) said “My friends don’t call me like they used to since I laid my burdens down.” People love to see you down. LOVE IT. It is not the mark of a friend, or a loved one when they are there to see you sad, and filled with gloom, sorrow, and mourning. How many will be there to celebrate your joyous occassions? How many will be truly happy for you when you receive your blessings? How many will show up to share with you the desires of your heart coming to fruition?? THAT is friendship. That is love. God is love, he is not malice, hate, jealousy, and sadness. So if your friend, or loved one, cannot be there for the things that are most like God, they aren’t for you. Let them go. Pray for them, and love them anyway, but let them go. Maybe I should be a preacher? LOL. When you lay your burdens down you say, “This battle is not mine, it is the Lord’s…it is not about my enemies war with me, or this job, or this man, or this friend etc, it is about Satan attacking my spirit with sin and weariness in attempt to get at God.” When you say that, and you give in to His will, you will know peace like no other.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Each of us has a purpose. God does not make any mistakes and there is no conincidence. Our stories have been written many moons ago. Do not run from your purpose. Do what God is calling you to do, and you cannot fail. Nothing that anyone says or does can deter you from that which God has destined you for if you don’t let it. Do not give man power of that which God has made, which is you. We were made in His image, carved from His hands, and given life with His breath and His blood. We are so blessed and favored and yet we are but man, and let things of mammon affect us. Don’t. You know when you are doing what you have been called to do. Because when you do its like everything you touch is blessed. Faith is the eternal Felix Felicis (Harry Potter allusion lol). When you strengthen your faith in God rather than in other people who posses the same limits as yourself, you will succeed. Everytime. We have talents, passion, things that feel so natural its like second nature to us, things that awaken our spirit, and appeal to our senses. Do those things. Those are the things, those intuitive, natural things that make us the person we were born to be. Rev. Rick Warren, in his MLK sermon, said “There may be accident parents, but there are no accidental children” Do yall get that? Mama and Daddy are no more than people themselves and they can, and will fall short. But you, me, we, were made created for a specific purpose. A reason that may be, as of right now, beyond our understanding. Of course we do have to overcome adversities but there is nothing man made that can stop the Divinely driven.
I hope this wasn’t too long winded, and that this touches someone today, because He is really moving today yall! And for those who don’t believe, I can’t censor myself nor will I. Be blessed! xoxjess