I’m an imperfect person yet I am handpicked for this assignment. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I have access to the teacher. I may not have all the scriptures memorized but I have a study guide. I sometimes do things I’m not supposed to, say things I shouldn’t but that’s only because I’m human. Yea; if you cut me, I’ll bleed red blood, if I hit my toe, I just might cuss, if I get hurt, I’ll hurt and if something happens, I just might cry – I am human, after all. Just because God has bestowed in me a gift of delivering His word, has ordained me in His sight and now I stand in a pulpit; it doesn’t mean my struggles are any easier, in fact they are sometimes harder. Yet, I’ve come to understand that as a Saint of God; you have to start with a strong foundation (that’s God), be rooted in fertile ground (that’s God’s word) and then be surrounded by good light (that’s other like-minded folk) in order to make it through this journey. It gets hard y’all but when you got others around you who don’t mind spraying water on you when they see you getting dry (that’s praying for you), needling the dirt around you when they see you being stagnant in your position (that’s encouragement) and sharing their light with you so that you can feel how good it feels to be loved (that’s the love of God) you find that you can handle this thang and you push on!
Baby, what’s the sense of having somebody around you who can’t help you? That’s like asking a mannequin for help. What’s the sense of going to worldly folk for Godly advice? That’s like going to a foot doctor for your heart problems. What’s the use of having someone around you who can’t encourage you every once in a while. You do know the enemy rejoices every time we give up, don’t you? That’s why today, on this Monday, the 18th day of May; I am declaring you to be FREE from whatever has you tangled up! But there is a catch – you have to believe it too. You have to have faith that you can be free from whatever circumstance you’re in, from whatever sickness that has you held hostage, from whatever addiction has your mind, from that hate that you’ve been carrying around all this time and even from the generational curses that is destroying your present and then be free! For the pastor/minister who is on the verge of giving up on his/her vision, don’t do it; that’s the trick of the enemy, hold on and fight because there are people counting on you (more than those counting you out)! For the person who just looked at their checking account and got discouraged, hold on; something big is about to happen. For the parent who is praying for their child to come home, hold on; it’s about to happen. Stop allowing baby mommas and daddies, alcoholism, drugs, jobs, men, women, children, depression, sicknesses or whatever it is to control your life, set yourself free! Surround yourself with folk who have your best interest, who want to see you free and who don’t mind praying for you when you are going through. I thank God for those of you who pray for me, who continually lift and encourage me. Declare your freedom on today and have faith enough to walk in it! I’m praying for you, you can do it!