Selah Vita

Life is a treasured asset…don't let it pass by without pausing to think about each moment~~~selah vita

RUN!!

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RUN!!

doesn’t it seem like people are against you a lot? in today’s world everyone fights against each other always seeing the bad in each other…it’s getting kind of sickening if you ask me.
i’m not a pessimist, by any means, yet this troubles me. i hate seeing everyone backbiting, going for each other’s throats over silly things.

where’s the love these days?
i’ve come to terms with it and finally concluded, people are truly lovers of themselves and don’t care who they hurt or who they step on to get things they want..they’ve forgotten how to love others and deny themselves…what a crazy world we live in huh? it’s all a sick game don’tcha think?
well, the more i gave it thought, the more frustrated i became and started my own little version of how the game should be played…i’ve asked myself this, if someone has it in for me b/c they don’t like the color of my hair, skin or eyes, then should i extend grace to that person or make them feel the pain they’re causing me? should i spew my mouth off at them or turn in silence and walk away avoiding strife at any cost? the more i thought about it, the more scenarios my little mind came up with! i tried my best to be christian in my thinking until i heard about a young boy i knew who was bullied and beat up in school and i became a bit different for that moment in time! that’s when i realized sometimes one must stand up to some people…and that’s when i figured out my human side made a decision…and it was this…”take your best shot, and it better be good, because if i get up you’re gonna wish i didn’t!!!!!
is that a good example? probably not, but if you think about it, the flesh can make one lose control, espeicially if you hurt any of my loved ones!!!

obviously it’s time i change my focus and let my flesh sit down for a spell…ya think?

as i did that and surrendered my thoughts i began to look from a different perspectiveHis perspective instead of mine (ouchie)…i realized i was thinking from human thoughts and not with the mind and heart of the spirit. as i refocused, i began to see it from another side, His side…i saw hurting people who lashed out because they were unhappy with themselves. i saw hurting people who were never taught how to manage their emotions. i saw hurting people who never tasted love, pure lovemy heart hurts now

soooooo, now, i felt the pain of some and realized maybe if i pray for them, maybe their life can be changed…maybe if i could touch one or two or three of them i can show them what love is…maybe if i smile at them, they’ll sense i’m not against them, but for them…maybe, just maybe, that will help them move toward the warmer side of love and succumb to the truth of His great love…hmmmm…

got lots to think about now…

peace out

ps…in answer to my own question …yes, i should extend grace to them…but if they’re on the dark side’s team…then, they should run… (sorry, there’s still some human blood running through my veins) 😉

 

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A SISTA from ANOTHA MOTHA…

there aren't enough miles to keep a solid friendship together... not time  or miles can keep what God has brought together, apart! this post is for a dear friend that could have been my birth sista! and yes, she's more talented and def the smarter one, BUT those are the qualities i love about her... she's one who has been deeply tattooed in my heart by God Himself... honestly, i think He knew not to make us sisters at birth because He knew we'd get in too much trouble together!! this is for my dearest friend Cate who is always and i mean ALWAYS ready to lend a helping hand to this sista, especially if it comes to techie stuff... i tip my hat to you, and am forever grateful for your loving kindness... i wouldn't trade what God has given us for anything... YOU ROCK SISTA!! ...love you girl!!

there aren’t enough miles to keep a solid friendship together…
not time or miles can keep what God has brought together, apart!
this post is for a dear friend that could have been my birth sista! and yes, she’s so much more talented, cuter and def the smarter one, BUT those are the qualities i love about her…
she’s one who has been deeply tattooed in my heart by God Himself…
honestly, i think He knew not to make us sisters at birth because He knew we’d get in too much trouble together!!
this is for my dearest friend Cate who is always and i mean ALWAYS ready to lend a helping hand to this sista, especially if it comes to techie stuff…
i tip my hat to you, and am forever grateful for your loving kindness…
i wouldn’t trade what God has given us for anything…
YOU ROCK SISTA!!
…love you girl!!

Friend or Foe?

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Friend or Foe?

let’s start this rant with a simple question…why do people use the word “friend” when the last thing on their mind is actually being a friend? what’s wrong with this picture?
i know a young girl who is literally crying out for a friend, a true friend, not one who pretends to be there for what they can get from you. it’s a pity in today’s world that there are no sensitive people, no caring, loving people who look out for their friends!
i hate to sound down on the world, but WTH???? is the whole world turning into being cold and heartless, not seeing their neighbor hurting? i don’t get it, maybe i’m wrong?
it grieves me to see young people hurting…sure it hurts to see older people as well, but when the young grow lonely, bad things sometimes happen, and i’m so fed up with no one watching out for this next generation! it was tough watching kids i grew up with overdosing or taking their own life because they felt no one cared!! and to see it continuing on a greater scale really is heart wrenching!!
i’m disgusted with watching over and over again this tragedy moving into this young generation!! we should be giving our children the inheritance of love and compassion, not hatred and hopelessness!!!
if each one of us would take responsibility and do our part we could turn this generation around and convince them that we are believing people really do care about them and their future!!
have we become cold and heartless or do we have some love and concern for them?
is it too much to ask of ourselves, have we slacked off and gotten so into our own selves that we have no room and love for their future?
please understand, i’m sure most of you do your part, i’m just terribly afraid that some of us haven’t see inside our own hearts and have forgotten how to share love outside of our own lives…maybe i’m wrong and i sure hope i am, but i myself am doing an inside heart check to make sure i haven’t slacked off…
it broke my heart tonight to see a young girl calling out for a friend just to talk to her, to be a friend for the moment and cheer her up, boost her hope level up, help lift her out of the muck and bring a little sunshine into her life so she could smile again and have joy for tomorrow…
is that so hard? is it asking too much? i think not, i think it’s time to pass along this message to others around us in hopes we can get this message back into our circles of friends and make a difference in this next generation…are ya with me? will you be a friend or foe to the future?
let’s make these kids lives a little brighter, let them know we care. after all, i think they’re worth it!

Change the Way You Look at Things

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Changing the Way We Look at Things

my eyes have been bothering me quite a bit lately, with the seasonal changes, it make my eyes red and my vision blurry, so needless to say, it’s a bit uncomfortable…but given my over indulging imagination, it made me start to think about what eyes can do… we’ve all been given eyes to see with, some are brown, blue, green or hazel…(some have one of each)…but here’s the point, does it really matter what color others see or is it more important that we use our eyes to see what cannot be seen? maybe it’s time we start looking at things through our spiritual eyes…maybe we should close our eyes to see…imagination is an amazing thing, it can help us to see from a grander view…maybe we should begin looking at each other with more love and grace rather than critiquing one another…maybe, just maybe, we need to look at others the way we would want them to look at us…ouch! it’s the same with these blogs we write. isn’t it time to see with greater insight, so we can write what needs to be heard? isn’t it time to see through eyes that can see the heart of things…i think it’s time to change our view of range and start looking through eyes that see deeper than surface…check your vision, maybe you’re able to see more than meets the eye!