Ok, so I witnessed something recently and I automatically think of the lesson in it- so here are my thoughts. A woman shouts angrily at her 13 year old daughter in the middle of the street for having sexual intercourse with the 4th or 5th new boy of the week in the alley behind their residence. She proceeds to remind her of all the times she would sneak boys in the house as the rest of the family slept. The Mom finally reaches her emotional breaking point and yells in a screeching voice that could easily stop traffic, "WWHHHYYY?" The teen poised herself with a surprisingly confident stance with her index finger aimed at her mother and said, "I saw you having sex. I saw you with different men. I even saw one of your man's 'expletive'. I saw you sucking 'expletive' in the living room and you are no better than me!". In shock, I sat in the awkwardly sad presence of that moment and did the only thing that made sense to me at the time, I prayed. This experience left me heartbroken and saddened by the generations of hurt building in their lives and in so many lives around me. The brokenness that society feels deep down is empty and craves the affection of things, people and situations which cannot be filled by anyone but God. FB, I believe that people are so deficient for love, we will settle for anything! We will do anything, we will tolerate anything in the perfect set of circumstances. If I may be frank, I believe it is truly a twisted lie from the pit of hell to believe that God does not want more for us than an opaque web of false intimacy, we are too trapped in lies to see through. Young women, young moms, seasoned moms, young men, young fathers, seasoned men. To seek anything but God in an effort to feel loved is a common error . . . looking to feel loved, even when somewhere deep inside it is known, love does not degrade, treat with malice and defilement, abuse or neglect. It is embraced as if there is no other way, oh but there is. Sex is designed to come with a covenant because the true covenant will endure the storm. The 'storms' life is designed to include since the fall of mankind. Women, let us think about who we let into our souls, our homes, near our children. Let us be an example to them because they are inclined to follow. Men, be mindful that even the strongest women have the most fragile souls. If you are the leader, yet you choose not to lead into the right direction, where are we going? You need not announce yourself, just be yourself. It is not enough to say, you don't know my story - the fact is, we all have a story and a choice. Let's just choose to treat each other right. If he ain't the one, keep it moving. If she ain't the one, keep it moving. Don't hang on just to hang out! If you love yourself, you won't intentionally cause harm to anyone else. May your day be filled with moments that tug your heart to be your best you. We all got mess. . . but God loves us in spite of it all. Pray for somebody today. Be kind to someone today, you never know who is in need of true love. Be well and encouraged.
Toseima J is the author of this blog. One who has always been the type of person who looks forward to encouraging those around her. This blog is dedicated to the stories, experiences, and people who help make us all better, stronger, and wiser in all the ways God intended. SPEAK RESILIENCE I hope that this blog site will certainly encourage, inspire and uplift you no matter how you pray, how you live or who you choose to be in your life! Thank you for stopping by, sharing and posting your comments. I am encouraged knowing that you are here.