There are times that I want to ball myself up into a corner. One part of me wants to bite, fight, and kick anyone who comes close to me. The other part of me wants to be hugged by a friend I can trust in order to release all of the anguish, fear, and pain. Do I remain strong, or am I really strong? Do I show that I am weak by releasing?
Paul says to be content in whatever state we’re in. “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” (Philippians 4:11-12)
My friend and I try to avoid speaking the P word. What is the P word you may ask? The P word is PATIENCE.
Why do we avoid the P word? Well, to put it plain and simple, once you pray for patience, another life challenge is likely on the way to strengthen you.
The P word is a good thing, for patience:
- Corrects our behaviors.
- Protects us from dangers unseen.
- Helps us to appreciate and celebrate in due season.
- Teaches us to provide maturity in areas in our lives where we are weak.
- Helps us to gain knowledge.
- Enables us to tolerate others rather than be selfish and think only of ourselves.
Most folks would say that the P word gives us wisdom, too. I am not so sure about that.
I am so excited to share with you that a Soul has been saved from a cult.
Last Thursday, I gave my book, God! I Want to Sin! to one of my associates, S. S shared the book with her friend who has been in a cult for months. According to S, her friend could not put the book down.
I am an attractive, single, with no children 48-year-old African American female. I am shapely at 5 feet 7 inches. I have fine natural wavy shoulder length hair. I have big brown eyes and naturally long eyelashes, and I have naturally full lips. I have shapely big legs and I have a large booty and…
One day, I walked out at 6:00 a.m. as the bright Sun peak within the clear blue sky. I would lift my arms half way to say, “Thank you Lord” for another day. I did not want folks to think that I was crazy, so I lift my arms half way. Then I was reminded of the passage “I will be ashamed of you if you are ashamed of me,” so I lift my arms as straight as I could to give God FULL PRAISE! After all, God has done more for me within these 6 hours of a new day than I could ever imagine.