It's been a minute but I'm back with vengeance! Well, maybe not so much so, but I like the way it rhymes. I've been so busy lately with my many jobs. I am coming to realize when you give your attention to one thing, you are in essence neglecting another thing. I guess that's when we have to ask ourselves exactly why are we doing what we are doing and what is on the other side of what we are neglecting.
This photo was taken on a Sunday last month. I was actually on my way to a store when I felt like the holy spirit was saying turn around and go take some pictures. For a brief second I was like "Nah! I tried that area and I'm done!" Needless to say, I turned around and went to take pictures. After recapturing the shot I wanted, I got back on the freeway and searched for an exit I was familiar with to head back in the direction I was first going. Again, I just felt like the spirit was directing me to take a different exit and so I did. I ended up on this back street that was oh so photo ready! As I got out my car to start snapping, my mouth pretty much dropped as I gazed at the street sign! I couldn't believe my eyes! It was the name of my hometown, Opelousas baby! The place where the food is oh so good! I'm talking about five dollar BBQ sandwiches that are triple the width of the bread! But that's another story in itself. Anyway, I felt like this street sign was a gentle reminder to keep pushing no matter what negative thoughts that try to come, I am here for a reason (as we all are ;)).
Lately I've been trying to ask myself 'WHY' questions in many areas of my life. I once heard TD Jakes talk about the importance of 'WHY,' like 'Why do you want to get married?" as in the case of singles. Is it to serve or selfishly be served? Your 'why' answer is so important. Some of my why questions are along the lines of 'Why do you want a purpose?' Is it so you can feel validated? "Why do you seek to liked?" Is it because it is so much easier to fit in, than to be myself and risk standing out? These why questions have really been getting down to the core thus showing me my true intentions which is sometimes difficult to face. But thank God for His Grace! I'm truly learning the meaning of "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9).
So here I challenge you to ask 'why' questions to many areas of your life. God's grace is sufficient and you are validated through Him, not the earthly accomplishments we seek. For our purpose is our love for others. Happy Easter!
Ah, the importance of why.
So many times I ask myself the reason to why.
Like, "Why post this picture?" Is it for the likes?
Or "Why do I shout Jesus' name?" Is it for my own selfish gain as I seek a stage and fame?
Better yet, Why do I talk about favor? Is it to show the people I have labeled as haters?
Why seek a purpose? Is it to truly to let others know about our Savior? Or am I seeking to be heard while I secretly waiver?
Why do I pray for blessings yet run from the lessons?
Yet, I heard the spirt say, "Open your eyes and truly see. Is it really about me or what I can do for you as you disregard my truth."
For purpose was not given so we could seek worldly attention.
For purpose was given so we could bring love for this is what is truly missing.