“Think of a little child that is given a taste for drugs. As the drugs penetrate the body of the child,it becomes addicted; its whole being cries out for the drug. To be without thedrug is so unbearable a torment that it seems preferable to die.
I’m going to quote a great man here, a man named A. S. Neill. He is the author of Summerhill. Neill says that the sign of a sick child is that he is always hovering around his parents; he is interested in persons. The healthy child has no interest in persons, he is interested in things. When a child is sure of his mother’s love, he forgets his mother; he goes out to explore the world; he is curious.
Think of that image - the body has gotten addicted to the drug. Now this is exactly what your society did to you when you were born. You were not allowed to enjoy the solid,nutritious food of life namely, work, play, fun, laughter, the company of people, the pleasures of the senses and the mind. You were given a taste for the drug called approval, approval, attention, success, making it to the top,prestige, getting your name in the paper, power, being the boss.
So you became cravenly dependent on others and you lost your freedom. Others now have the power to make you happy or miserable. You crave your drugs. When you are in this state of dependency, you always have to be on your best behavior, you can never let your hair down; you’ve got to live up to expectations. To be with people is to live in tension. To be without them brings the agony of loneliness, because you miss them.
Now you’re defining yourselfin terms of the feeling. That’s your illusion; that’s your mistake. Yourdepressions and your thrills have nothing to do with happiness. The way toreally live is to die. The passport to living is to imagine yourself in yourgrave. Imagine you’re lying in your coffin. Now look at your problems from thatviewpoint. Changes everything, doesn’t it? Everything passes, everything.
If you wish to see, you must learn to give up your drug. It’s as simple as that. Give up your dependency. Tear away the tentacles of society that have enveloped and suffocated your being. You must drop them.
A nice definition of an awakened person: a person who no longer marches to the drums of society, a person who dances to the tune of that springs up from within.
You need awareness and you need nourishment. You need good, healthy nourishment. Learn to enjoy the solid food of life. Good food,good wine, good water. Taste them. Lose your mind and come to your senses.That’s good, healthy nourishment. The pleasures of the senses and the pleasures of the mind-good reading, when you enjoy a good book or a really good discussion, or thinking. It’s marvelous.
If you really enjoy life and the simple pleasures of the senses, you’d be amazed Slow down and taste and smell and hear, and let your senses come alive.”
My takeaway for today. Yes, God has the power to show you who’s God.
I just watched Diary of a Mad Black Woman and the movie has a lot of wonderful points (though it made my heart break a lot) —and I guess it is worth sharing. The characters portrayed the essence of marriage, waiting, forgiveness and letting go. It showed me that when life goes down, there’s no way to go but up. It reaffirms that God is fair and he is just.
But this thought bubble would like to pound on this point: “People put on their rings while saying their vows. The saddest part about it is when most people promise for better or worse, they really only mean for the better.”
God made marriage for life and as His children, it is just appropriate that we pray for our relationships, wait for the best and work on it. Found this friendly reminder from Tumblr and I believe it’s the troof:
“To all the girls who are in a hurry to have a boyfriend or get married, a piece of Biblical advice: “Ruth patiently waited for her mate Boaz.” While you are waiting on YOUR Boaz, don’t settle for any of his relatives: Broke-az, Lyin-az, Cheatin-az, Dumb-az, Drunk-az, Cheap-az, Lockedup-az, Goodfornothing-az, Lazy-az and especially his third cousin Beatinyou-az. Wait on your Boaz and make sure he respects Yoaz!”
Let us be reminded that God loves us so much that He paid a premium price for us. We groped our way through that murk once, but no longer because now, we live as people of light. He redeemed us from darkness and brought us to His kingdom because we are “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
Women, may we never settle for mediocrity because you are the King of all Kings’ daughter. You are God’s child. You are beloved and you deserve to be blessed by a man who will love you, respect you, pray for you and treat you like a princess. God is your everything and He has secured your value.
May you never, ever be in a hurry to settle for less than God’s best. Just wait. Your breakthrough is coming. Your moment will come, and when it does, it will be awesome and jaw-dropping :)
“I put my trust in the system—I put my trust in the financial system, the political system and the justice system, and they failed me.”
Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God. -Psalm 20:7