Friday, July 5, 2013

What If???

We walk around angry, holding grudges, seeking vengeance against others. We lie, we cheat, we steal and we manipulate. Why? What is it that brings those things from within us? Why do we allow ourselves to be controlled by those things?

We call ourselves "Christians", we say we're "saved" but when others call us on the things we do, we curse them out then in the midst of it all we holler out "Only God Can Judge Me". I'm not saying that I'm perfect. In fact, I'm far from it. None of us are perfect and honestly, that's the way it's supposed to be. He made us imperfect for a reason. The thing I don't get is that when given a choice, we almost always choose the most negative way possible. We breed negative things in our lives and we sit around wondering why things aren't going right for us.

There is so much power in the things we say and do. There is so much influence behind positive words and sentiments. As a people, we will follow those things and people that we are attracted to one way or another. If we carry around negative vibes and feelings, we will follow those that present and project those things. If we carry around positivity, then that's what we will attract ad what we will produce.

What are you a product of?

What are you learning from those that came up before you?

What are you teaching those who are coming up behind you?

Where does God fit in your life?

These are questions that demand an answer from all of us. We are here for reasons that we have to have a certain mindset to understand. Those of us that have that understanding are the ones that truly get to experience life the way God intended. It's still not easy to go through but the thing is, when we do as He says, it creates in us a spirit of preparation that helps to guide us through the things that try to hinder us.

When will we learn? No, I have an even better question, why do we refuse to learn?

Each one of us needs to speak, to live, and to be as if the last thing we say and do will be the last things we say or do. Put that anger and bitterness behind you and speak love. Speak positivity because none of us know when our last words will be spoken. None of us know when our last duty will be performed. None of us know the last person we will ever have the opportunity to touch and how what we've said or done will affect them.

What if we decided to be what we're supposed to be?

-Don Savant, Poet Extraordinaire