He Hit Me But I Forgot

Watching a television program triggered an incident that happened to me many years ago.

On the show a woman’s boyfriend beat her. The police arrived, drew her gun and told him to stop. The guy grabbed a butcher knife and headed toward her to do her harm. When he wouldn’t stop she shot him. The beaten woman screamed at the officer for shooting the man who beat her.

All of a sudden I had a flash back. I remembered when I was dating the young man I would eventually marry. One evening we were on a date and he slapped me. I can’t recall the reason but I forgave him and forgot about it. And it didn’t happen again…for a while.

A couple of years later that demon reared its ugly head again. The attack came as a surprise to me because it was unexpected. That was the first of many altercations. Much heartache. Much pain.

He hit me before marriage but I forgot until years later after the divorce. If I’d remembered I never would have married him. In the midst of that mess The Lord was with me and delivered me. For that I am thankful.

Have you experienced abuse?

EMOTIONAL ENCOURAGEMENT

In the world today there are a lot of people who are down and out. When I say down and out I’m not just talking about financially but emotional.

Being emotionally down and out can be a detriment to financial stability. It’s hard to  think about anything but the heartbreak, disappointment or mistreatment—to name a few.

Encouragement can be a way of helping the person through their hard time. Sometimes there is a chance meeting and you get only one conversation but that may be all they need. Other situations may require more encouragement.

 

Encouragement is the answer sometimes

For problems you may never know

Step out in faith

Without a clue

Trusting in the One who has the answer

And can guide you to bring a person through

 

Do you give encouragement? Have you ever needed encouragement?

I Release You

I wrote this one day when I was fed up with being held captive by something that had no right or authority over me-fear. I declared that day I will no longer be held in bondage and I was breaking free to be who I was born to be. Today I face any fear that tries to rear its ugly head. I overcome it.

You’ve been with me a long time

Right by my side

Everywhere I go

You cling to me like there’s no tomorrow.

Today I release you

Time to part company

You’re no long my crutch

I will not receive the lies you’ve been feeding me

No longer do I need you to be a part of me

I release you.

Recognize there’s something new about me

I found out today that I could be set free

From the tricks and lies you’ve been handing me

That had me thinking I couldn’t be

All that was prophesied to me

I release you.

My eyes fell upon the Word

That went straight to my heart

It did major surgery

And ripped us apart

It set me free

To be who I’m suppose to be

Today I release you

You have to go

Leave my presence

Don’t come back no more

I will not take you back I’m staying on track

To be who I’m suppose to be

I release you.

Thankful for My Exodus

I’m not the same person I was four years ago when I made my exodus from Ohio to Texas. When I arrived in Texas I was a hot mess and I didn’t realize it. The fact is I was a hot mess in Ohio before I left but it wasn’t easy to detect.

I’m thankful that today, 3 years 11 months later I’m a new person from the inside out. I’ve been delivered from many issues that have haunted me for a long time. Not only did I overcome the issues but also lost weight. Those issues would have hindered me from moving into my purpose and destiny. I’m liking who I have become. All this has happened by the gentle hand of God.

Can you look at your life and see anything you’ve been delivered from? Has your life changed as a result of the deliverance?

A Change Has Come

Joy, Fulfillment, Satisfaction.

These words describes how I feel about my back yard, especially my little flower garden area God told me to work on this year.

I haven’t always felt that way. I use to look at it and the negatives were larger than life.

This year I decided to look again differently. I’d stand in the middle of the yard and look at it from all angles. Most times I didn’t get any revelation of what I was to do.

One day the Lord told me to work in the area I bricked off last year. There were a few flowers that were transplanted last year from other areas. Weeds that were trying to claim that piece of property had to be dealt with first.

Flower shopping was the next task. Along with getting flowers soil amending products were needed.

Get the weeds out! They got to go! I’m making progress! This is becoming beautiful! I love it!

I kept saying those things to myself to encourage me to keep going. I fought long and hard to disengage the weeds that didn’t want to let go.

After the weeds were removed the planting began. Some plants were moved several times until I knew they were in the right place. Finally the flower garden was complete. It is beautiful. The plants are growing, growing, growing. A smile comes on my face when I think about the garden.

Working where the Lord told me has now spilled into other areas of the yard. I’m slowly and thoughtfully adding to the yard. There is a lot to do but I’m up for the challenge. My expectation is a beautiful, peaceful garden where I can sit and meditate on Gods goodness.

Looking back at the beginning of this journey I realize I had no plan that could withstand being overwhelmed by what I saw. Listening to the Lord and following His instructions step by step got me through the discouragement of what I was seeing. I now see through His eyes. If He can fix the earth that was void without form, He can work wonders in my little yard.

What are you looking at through your eyes instead of His eyes?

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A to Z Blog Challenge T- THROWBACK

Some times in our lives we have things coming at us from all directions. It’s like the things are on a timer and no sooner we get one thing cleared up another issue is up in our face. Welcome to:

THROWBACK

When things in your past

Seem so far away

Then up in your face

There they are one day

What do you have?

A Throwback

When moving along and

All things seem right

Then everything turns

From day to-night

What do you have?

A Throwback

When dreams were shattered

A long time ago

And you forgave the ones you know

Hurt you deeply

Broke your heart

Ripped and tore

Your insides apart

Life’s going great and on the mend

The healing process is over

The horrible treatment  end

Years have passed;

Time gone by

All of a sudden

Much to your surprise

The ugly head of your past did arise

What do you have?

A Throwback

DON’T “QUIT”

If you are on the road of possibilities and things get a little hard. Don’t Quit.

If you can’t see your destination and it seems very far. Don’t Quit.

If you lost all you had and see no way to recoup. Don’t Quit.

If you don’t know what is going to happen today or tomorrow. Don’t Quit.

Quitting isn’t an option.

There is not satisfaction in it.

Keep your eyes on the prize, whatever you see it to be.

Accept the motivation that will keep you going strong.

Till you can jump and shout

And sing a happy song.

JUST DON’T QUIT!