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Admit Who You Are!

I have been through a few situations where the hardest thing I ever did was admitting who I was. I have denied my way through friendships, relationships and even in my own family and to myself.

Self-realization only comes through the admission of who you are.

I embarked on a journey that led me right back to me. The journey was to lead me somewhere away from all I didn’t want to be, all I wanted to be and all persons wanted me to be but I ended up at the same point I started from.

Self-realization only comes through the admission of who you are.

I often believed that if I become what society teaches then I will be fine; just fit into the box, dress like the others talk like them, go where they go and be who they are but I was wrong.

Self-realization only comes through the admission of who you are.

It was after I admitted who I was that I was able to overcome, to shine and to be my best me. It was after I admitted who I was that I knew what I liked, who I liked, what persons were allowed to do to me, say to me, treat me, who could stay who should go. I was able to discern friends, distinguish families, and understand what works for me. I could decide where I wanted to go and who I wanted to go with.  I could only be me through admitting who I was.

From the spiritual perspective: God said to Jacob “Your name is Jacob, but your name will no longer be Jacob, it is now Israel.”

This happened after Jacob’s realization of who he is. He returned and reconciled with his brother and became, afterward, a father of kings and princes.

Admit who you are!

 

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To the Point

Today I learned when to quit.

I also was reminded about the power of prayer.

Today I want to share that all things are possible not by just believing by believing and acting out your belief.

” Faith without works is [D]ead”!! James 2: 14-26. (KJV)

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Beautiful sunrise, from the bus stop Free Hill Bamboo St. Ann

What does it mean to dwell with God?

The word of God declares: “He that dwelleth in secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. ” Psalm 91:1.

But have you ever considered what it means to dwell in the secret place?

The same book of Psalm gives the answer to this question: Psalm 15.

The writer asked the question who will abide in the tabernacle of the Lord and who will dwell with God? and then he answered the question himself.

The writer asked: “Lord, who shall abide (Obey, follow, respect, hold to…)in thy tabernacle? and who shall dwell (reside, live, stay or to speak, think or write at length about a specific subject)  in thy holy hill?

Then he answered his own question: 

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.”

To dwell, using the last segment of the definition of the word, which means to think, speak or write at length about something is done only through meditation. In the same book of Psalm the Bible declares in chapter 1 that ” Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly nor stands in the way of sinners nor sits in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the laws of the Lord and in it(the laws) does he meditates day and night…” This is the key to dwelling with God.

We dwell by walking uprightly, doing what is right, speaking the truth, not backbiting, loving our neighbor as ourselves, disapproving wickedness, honoring the fear of the Lord in others, not being double minded, by letting our yes be yes and our no, no, by lending money without expecting an increase, by not accepting bribes especially against innocent people, and by meditation. 

If we do these things the bible says we will not be moved. There are also promises that say that we will abide under the shadow of the Almighty, along with all the other promises and protection in Psalm 91. 

We can’t access the promises of Psalm 91 unless we truly dwell in the presence of the Lord. 

EVERY DISABILITY PROVES GOD EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY. By APRYLL MORRISON.

 

AS A YOUNG, HEARING IMPAIRED WOMAN LIVING AND GROWING IN THE HEARING COMMUNITY, BEFORE IT BECAME CRUCIAL FOR HER TO SOCIALIZE WITH THE DEAF, IT WAS HARD, DIFFICULT, A STRUGGLE, A JOURNEY, A FEAT, PROBLEMATIC, CHALLENGING BUT MOST OF ALL A DEMANDING TASK THAT MUST BE COMPLETED.

BEING DEAF MEANS THAT YOU HAVE NO HEARING IN EITHER OF YOUR EARS WHILE BEING HARD OF HEARING MEANS THAT YOU HAVE SOME HEARING ALBEIT THE FACT THAT IT MAY BE ‘SOME’;

A CRUCIAL DISTINCTION SOME PERSONS FAIL TO RECOGNIZE.

BEING DEAF MEANS THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO NAVIGATE YOUR SURROUNDING USING CUES FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD, YOU WILL HAVE TO USE YOUR EYES TO HELP YOU SURVIVE.

A CRUCIAL FACT MANY FAIL TO UNDERSTAND.

BEING DEAF MEANS THAT WHEN I ENTER A ROOM I DON’T KNOW WETHER ITS SILENT OR NOT, WHETHER SOMEONE CALLED MY NAME OR NOT.

A CRUCIAL POINT MANY FAILED TO CONSIDER.

BEING DEAF MEANS THAT I OFTEN TIMES DON’T KNOW HOW I TALK; AM I LOUD OR NOT? DO I SOUND AWKWARD OR FUNNY? AM I TALKING TOO LONG OR ABOVE YOU? A CRUCIAL PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT MANY NEVER FAIL TO POINT OUT.

GOD’S EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY BECOMES MY ONLY SOURCE OF COMFORT. HE ALLOWS ME TO RECOGNIZE AND UNDERSTAND THAT DEPENDING ON HIM LEAVES NO ROOM FOR DISAPPOINTMENT OR FAILURE. DEPENDING ON GOD LEAVES NO TIME FOR SECOND GUESSES.

GOD’S EXRORDINARY ABILITY WORKS IN ME AND THROUGH ME BECAUSE I DO NOTHING OF MYSELF, HE DOES IT FOR ME. TODAY, I STAND NOT JUST A CONFIDENT WOMAN, BUT A CONFIDENT GRADUATE OF ONE OF THE MOST PRESITIGOUS SCHOOLS IN THE ISLAND.

GOD’S EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY ALLOWS ME TO SURVIVE. IT IS THROUGH HIM THAT I BLOOM AND SHUT DOWN THE NEGATIVES THAT OFTEN THREATEN TO OVERTHROW ME.

THANK YOU, DADDY GOD FOR MY DISABILITY SO YOU COULD SHOW ME YOUR ABILITY.

Why worry…?

I spent the last few years worrying about how I will make it, how I will survive, how my grades will look after my exams and even about what clothes to wear or what to eat. But I realized Jesus’ words are true “which of you by taking thought (worrying) can add one cubit unto his stature?“.  Worry is a waste of time and energy, I guess we should keep the mindset that time wasted can never be regained and live with the knowledge that we are governed by time. Therefore, don’t spend your precious time worrying.  Worrying will not change the situation, no matter how bad it is.

Worrying leads to guilt, depression, anxiety, sadness, and almost everything that can poison the creative capacity of your soul and mind.  Hence, overcome worry with faith and hope. Keep telling yourself that you can do all things through Christ and you will do all things through Christ.

Remember also  “… whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” ( Philippians 4:8)