Our Issues Go Deeper Than Blue Ivy’s Hair!

I often ask myself, what makes us focus on other people lives while we ourselves are struggling with our own. When growing up mama use to say, “Leave people alone and mind your own business!” Social Media is flooded with posts and videos that exploit other people which have the potential to do long term damageBlue Ivy.  Then, we wonder why some people grow up angry and taking it out on others who had nothing to do with their pain. It doesn’t make it right, but we better figure it out before it gets worse.

What are your goals and ambitions? Where do you see yourself five years from now? If we haven’t figured that out then we should not be focusing on Blue Ivy’s hair. Let’s take all of that wasted time and energy and deal with what’s going on with us. Did you check out India Arie’s song, “I Am Not My Hair?” Sometimes, we think the joke is on others when it’s really on us. The bottom line is that we should not be concerned about what her hair looks like, combed or uncombed. If we have to focus on her, let’s be more concerned about if she is being properly loved and taken care of. Blue Ivy was born into what most of us are working, praying, hoping, and tricking for every day and that is financial stability. Don’t be a part of the problem in our society, be a part of the solution and it starts with love and respect for others.

Renee

Reflect! Release! Receive!

reflectionWhat’s up everybody!

It’s a beautiful day and I’m just sitting on the porch relaxing and reflecting on my existence in this world. After all I’ve been through I can honestly say, God is good. God has a word for you, but you must quiet yourself, listen and you would hear Him speaking ever so gently.

Spend some time today in personal worship. Sit down, reflect and reveal yourself to God. Yes, He already knows who we are, but He wants us to be honest to ourselves with who we are and that includes the good, bad and the ugly. When we do that, we give Him permission to heal, deliver and to set us free. When we go to God with an open heart, we can say to Him, rule supreme in my life. That’s when He receives the glory and when we can honestly say, “I let go and I let God”. You are right, God does not need our permission to do anything, but when we give Him permission we are coming into agreement with His will, plan and purpose for our lives.

Life happens to all of us and many times it leaves us broken and bruised. Because of that, we find ourselves changing who we are and stepping outside of the will of God and we take on the residue that our issues left behind. No need for that because there is help at the throne when we ask for help. For The Lord is good, His mercy and loving kindness are everlasting, and His truth endures to every one of us.

Love and Blessings,

Renee