My journey through life is not as a perfect child BUT as a learning child. The things that proceed out of my mouth or through a tweet, even this blog are not the product of me but of a father who continually feeds my spirit and hunger to be greater, to be more useful to my generation and my world.
I am being shaped daily, to discover my eventual form as purpose has set this course of my life which extends with each new day. I am first an open heart, open ears, and enriched mind before any opinion, advice or words proceed out of my mouth. This is something I continually remind myself of, when I am given the privilege to see the deepest parts of a person through emotions laid out and their truths finally spoken.
As I remember this and work on being a better listener, my response to your problems, challenges, and questions is years of asking for the tools that are necessary for me to truly be of use to the world around me. All I have known, challenged, understood, and grown with is a God who has made absolute sense out of nonsense. A friend who has acted as a guide, who has continually pushed me in the direction where the lessons I needed were located.
My path has crossed with those who have added quality to my experience both good and bad, people who have in one way or another equipped me with learning and facing the diversity that exists within my community. My community remains the same but is ever-changing.
Yo! Poet-Writer girl behind the screen, please break that down.
What do you mean the 'same but ever-changing' ?
The purpose and the work that I must contribute to in my community remains the same. I will always have my part to play with the gifts I have been given to me to use, BUT the demographic, the people that make up that community will change with each stage and each need that arises in that community.
You are my community, an audience who read my work for an experience. Some of you have read all of my blog posts while some of you met me 2 or 3 posts ago or even TODAY. You are the ones I speak for, continually write to, and keep writing for. Leaving a comment under this post today, requesting that I address a topic or write a poem on a topic, would present a need. A need that I would need to address with whatever tools I have available and provide some solutions.
Through this desire and drive to attend to you as my community, I can share an encouraging message and even make you laugh. I am only doing the work that a guided child would do.
People may seek help from you or me as His child and sometimes we will have to relate how we feel about that to them. You let them know that the void they seek to fill, the answers they are searching for, need to be solved by going to God himself so they can gain that strength for themselves.
When you rely too heavily on people and forget who really deserves all the kudos, you often realize the hard way that reliance on another person doesn't bring total reassurance.
Build relationships YES,
Learn from others YES,
Connect with others in your times of need YES
Connect with others in your times of strength YES
But do not make them your whole support system, instead make yourself part of that system.
REMEMBER YOU CAN SPEAK TO ME BUT KNOW IT'S HIM THAT IS ALWAYS READY TO SPEAK. I AM A LIGHT IN THIS WORLD, AND IF YOU NEED THAT PATH LIT BETTER I AM READY TO HELP, LET HIM BE THE SALT TO HEAL & PURIFY YOU.