We are living in some very challenging times. Some days it is not only hard to see the forest for the trees, but to recognize the trees as well. Some days just getting out of bed is a struggle. Although we have much to be thankful and grateful for, there are some days that it just all seems too much to bear.
We read, we study, we fast, we pray, we listen for the still voice. We read, we study, we fast, we pray, we listen for the still voice. And it all still seems too much to handle.
When will it end we ask? Am I really cut out for all of this? What does it really mean to hold on until my change comes? What exactly do I want to change? How have I participated in this madness, in this day to day struggle that I am in?
I often wonder how did Harriet not lose it when people around her started complaining about the accomodations she had made for them. Or how Sojourner didn't just go completely off when she was not only looked over, but looked through, around and left out. How did Betty, Coretta and Myrlie hold it together for an entire race of people? What made learning to read so important to Mary and Maya?
Those were challenging times, and yet we are still here. We are still here because there is still work to be done. We all have a part to play in how this story ends. We are still in control of our own destiny. I know at times it may appear that someone else in control, but we must again begin to embrace our value. Not just as consumers but our value to ourselves.
We already know that we are more than conquerors. Those that have come before us has proven that to be true.
So as we stand face to face to these challenging times, we must remember that the race is not given to the swift nor to the strong but to the one who endureth to the end. Believe and hold on to the fact that your latter days will be greater than your past.
Hold on, I think I see the forest and the trees.
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Be Blessed, Sisterfriend