There is no denial the injustice that has flooded and buried way too many lives. But you have come too far for only some of the chains to be broken. All the chains must be broken physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You are too gifted, too talented, too powerful, to allow only some of your chains to be broken! You want to take them all off! Some did it, so can you. You deserve it, you are worth it. You were created from the mind of divinity, with a divine purpose, not with chains. Take them off. Stop blaming, walk in your power. You are too beautiful, too powerful, too intelligent, too magnificent.
Tired soul, exhausted spirit, stop! Breathe! Take a very deep breath! Pause and think for a moment! Think! There is another … More
Rather than giving up on myself, I gave God a chance with my soul, mind and spirit, instead of depending on myself or human hands and hearts that could not comprehend my pain, and failed me. In the process I discovered that there really is a part of me that only God can reach.
Immigrants come to the United States out of the necessity to escape grave danger, hunger and persecution. It is by far one of the most humiliating, belittling and degrading experiences one can undergo. Immigrants don’t come here to purposely abuse the American system and way of life. Men, women and children have come to this country because the alternative is death. If you were faced with a decision to either come to America or to stay and have your daughter gang raped by militia, your son taken as a child soldier, your wife or husband mutilated and tortured to death, or to watch your malnourished baby slowly die, would you not risk everything you had, to find a safe haven for them? If that safe haven is America, would you not bring them here?
It is time for you to get into motion, it is time for you to move from where you are now, to where you ought to be tomorrow. In order to make this happen, there must be movement on your part, not stagnation. You must formulate a plan, gather your tools, with zeal and with passion. It is time to strategically place yourself to take off and take flight from where you are to where you are supposed to be. It’s time. It is your job to rise up.
It is the type of power that says you don’t need fame, masks, facades, aggrandizement, or material wealth to be deemed successful. Rather, your success lies in knowing who you are, loving yourself, finding your purpose, and soaring in it. Would you at least try just to ensure that you are not losing out? What do you want for your soul, mind, heart and spirit?
We want to be set free from the damage caused by rejection, violation, stigma, prejudice, and put-downs that have been inflicted by the hands of others. God is so simple, so uncomplicated. He just wants to have a beautiful relationship with us, His creation. Yet we reject Him, and all that He has to offer to our precious souls. We tap into people around us, into family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances. We tap into drugs, our intellect, technology, our own devices, schemes, and human intelligence.
We need a dynamite and dynamic jolt! We need that jolt that only someone who genuinely loves us can give us, so we can arise from these shallow, sandy, untrustworthy muddy and undependable foundations we have built for ourselves. We need a plan, one that is dependable, and I propose one where we are not using our own wisdom and strength, but instead the foolishness and weakness of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. ~ 1 Corinthians. 1:25 (NIV)
This is your personal moment of truth. In order to set yourself free, you must be honest with yourself. In your journey to loving yourself, have the courage to look in the mirror to see who you have really become. Is that who you truly are? Or is there a greater and better you? So who should you become? Give yourself the gift of personal truth. Don’t be superficial, be very honest, genuine and authentic about it.
You have power! You can cry, yes, but you have power. You have been put down, but you have power. You have been violated in more ways than one, many times over, but you have power. Downtrodden, but you have power. Messed up, feeling guilty and ashamed, but you have power. You’ve been stigmatized, abused, maltreated, dismissed, mocked, and left for dead, but you have power! You are not a tragedy!