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I AM A ROSE

I AM A ROSE

Many times, when we see a rose, we admire its beauty –
the intense color
the softness of the petals
the wonderful aroma
Yet we seldom think on the process of which the rose had to endure to become a rose:
the planting of the seeds (dirt thrown on)
the dying of the seeds (must die to live)
the cultivating (watering, right amount of light)
the pruning (cutting away that which prevents proper growth)
and let’s not forget about the thorns. One seldom thinks of the thorns until they are stuck by the thorns (the painful but necessary part which makes it a rose).
I am a Rose.

Newness of Life

Newness of Life

This morning, I was doing my hair and I knew that I needed to take time to talk to my Heavenly Father. I’ve been feeling “out of the loop” for some time, especially and most specifically since I had to endure 3 1/2 months of excruciating pain in my right hip due to a spontaneous laboral tear.
However, this morning as I talked to my spiritual Father, Yahweh God, I wanted to come OUT of this place of pain, sadness, uncertainty, and yes, even fear.
I was going through the motions of being happy, but it was just a facade. For 3 1/2 months, I had been living a secret lonely, sad, fearful life but I acted as if ALL WAS WELL, but this morning, my SPIRITUAL FATHER, YAHWEH, breathed the BREATH OF LIFE into me. I read the Scriptures and then the Holy Spirit led me to an article about Lo Debar and I tell you I have been blessed. See, Lo Debar is a place of “no word” and “no life”. I had been living there for 3 1/2 months. I was “out of my rightful position” but was expecting to gain spiritual and earthly possession that I thought was due to me, being a child of the Most High. However, I wasn’t receiving because I was out of position! This morning, I have been moved back into my spiritual position and now I am waiting to receive my spiritual and natural possessions. Glory to YAHWEH, my Spiritual Father, my Heavenly Father! It feels GREAT to be back!

Dumpster Diving

When you put out the trash, leave it there and don’t go DUMPSTER DIVING!!!
Trash is just that: TRASH.
If you were in a relationship and your man called you every name in the book (B****, Hoe, Whore, Slut); told you that you are no good and you’ll never be any good, and you got rid of him, DON’T GO DUMPSTER DIVING. Leave that trash right in that dumpster and wait for the right man to come for you.
If you were in a relationship where your man cheated on you and you broke it off with him, DON’T GO DUMPSTER DIVING and try to get him back, because in most cases, ONCE A CHEATER, ALWAYS A CHEATER.

If your man makes you go to work while he sits around and does nothing but play games all day long, then after you cash your check, he takes all YOUR hard-earned money and spends it at the strip club or spends it on his drugs or “toys”, dump that trash and DON’T GO DUMPSTER DIVING. He doesn’t want you. He wants YOUR MONEY.

And ladies, for real, if another woman got rid of her man for cheating and abusing her, for GOD’S sake, DON’T GO DUMPSTER DIVING looking for HER man because you think he’ll be better to you than he was to her.

Trash is Trash. LEAVE IT IN THE DUMPSTER PLEASE AND DON’T GO DUMPSTER DIVING.

Know YOUR Worth!!!

Know YOUR Worth!!!

I posted this recent picture of myself because I can now honestly say that I KNOW MY WORTH!!! I don’t need a man to validate me anymore. I don’t need ANYBODY to validate me anymore because I know who I am and I know WHOSE I am. I am a child of GOD and HIS is the only validation I need.
Until recently, I thought I had to be what and who everybody else wanted me to be, but now, I don’t really care what others think about who or what I should be. I am me and I love me some me.
When I was growing up, being shuffled from home to home, and looking for love, I did everything I could think of to get people to love me. I did that throughout my adulthood as well, and then one day I woke up and told myself that I would no longer let ANYBODY make me feel like I am less than who I am.
GOD made me and that’s good enough for me. Why? Because the Bible tells me that I am FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE…Psalm 139:14.
So boo to the ones who think I’m not good enough.
Boo to the ones who think I’m not smart enough.
Boo to the ones who think I don’t look good enough.
Boo to the ones who said I was no good and would grow up to be nothing.
Boo to the ones who discarded me and chose others over me. Boo, boo, and boo again. I know my worth and it’s NOT wrapped up in what OTHERS think about me.
Ladies, KNOW YOUR WORTH.
Your worth is not between your legs
Your worth is not in your money
Your worth is not in the beauty of your face.
You….Just being You…..and loving You for who you are….Now, that’s your worth….
You are precious
You are You.
You are beautiful, even if to nobody but yourself
You are You.
You are special, even if to nobody but to yourself.
You are You……
…………………..KNOW YOUR WORTH………………..