We are only limited by our imagination. A statement that has been said in many ways by many different people. If you can really think about the idea that is being conveyed through these words, then you will understand the power of you. The only person that is holding you back from greatness and glory is you and the limitations you place on yourself.
Around 5 years ago I really got in tune with God. I heard the voice of God very clearly but every time I would start to get close to breaking through a threshold where I was tapping into something so deep and so meaningful, I would retreat back to my cave of fear. I would come back to my man-made created darkness and go through all of the reasons why I was unworthy of greatness.
Me? You want to use me? Why me? I don’t come from a perfect background. I have struggled through the hell of poverty, been homeless, been shamed and ashamed, been too black, too fat, too stupid or just plain wrong. Why would you choose someone as broken, as crazy, as loud, as emotional, as weak as me God. I am not worthy enough to be used.
After years of arguing and playing tug of war with my destiny, I stopped complaining and making so much noise and listened again to God. And He said, “Because you have been through poverty, homelessness, been shamed and ashamed, too black, too fat, too stupid or just plain wrong. For all of these reasons I choose you to go forth and be a light to those just like you. A light to those who want to give up and retreat back to their manmade cave of darkness. There are many more like you than there are unlike you.”
So many of us have gone through the trials of life and survived and that is a truth that has to be shared. Especially in a day and age where perfection is just a click away, a commercial away, a reality show away. In a time where some of our girls are racing to pack on make-up, afford the highest designer fashions by any means necessary, and even willing to risk their lives with illegal or improper surgical enhancements. Where some our young men glorify violence, rob, steal and kill their own and are dying to wear designers. Where our intelligent young girls and boys are not getting the proper resources and support they need to succeed. Where our children are marked in Kindergarten for a path to college or to jail. The TRUTH has to begin to speak louder than the lies of Hollywood, the stories of reality tv, and the rhetoric of the news. We have to begin to define and create the identity of beauty, unity, of greatness.
This is for everyone who can’t get past that certain point of greatness. The one who keeps stopping or retreating back to that place of comfort. For the broken young girl who is growing through those pains. For the young boy who is vowing to be greater. This is for the TRUTH. This is for everyone who was told or ever thought that they were too unworthy to be used. You are where you are so that you can help someone else. You have gone through what you have gone through so you can save someone else. Our lives are not our own. Our stories are not our own. Our truth is not our own.
My blog was never supposed to be spiritual or preaching any type of gospel. It was an avenue for me to get out many of the things that I am supposed to share. But my TRUTH is that God has a plan for my life greater than I can even imagine. I may never hold a title, stand in a pulpit or be on the Word channel, but every opportunity I get, I have to share what He has put in my spirit.
It is my story. It is my destiny. It is my truth. You are worthy to be used. Let Him use you. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.