Who You are to God

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What if I told you that you are the apple of my eye?

What if I told you that I knew you before you were conceived in your mother’s womb?

What if I told you that I know every single hair on your head?

What if I told you that I carry you on the palm of my victorious right hand, valuable son?

What if I told you that your face is ever before me?

What if I told you that I have divine plans for you?

What if I told you, fear not, beautiful one?

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What if I told you that I will complete what I have begun with your life, if you let me?

What if I told you that you have been created no less than another?

What if I told you that I breathed, and still breathe, into you precious daughter?

What if I told you to cast your burdens on to me and I will give you rest?

What if I told you that my yoke is easy and my burden is light?

What if I told you that you have wept but your joy will come?

What if I told you that there will be laughter in your mouth?

What if I told you that there will be singing on your tongue?

What if I told you that I will make every crooked path straight priceless child?

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What if I told you that the victory is yours when you turn over your battles to me?

What if I told you that I have given you power to become more than a conqueror?

What if I told you that I will bring you healing from the top of your head to the soles of your feet?

What if I told you that I do not sleep, searching for ways to reach and bless you?

What if I told you that I can renew your strength and point you towards your purpose and destiny?

What if my power is real? What if I am real?

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What if I put divine abilities within you? How will you know?

How will you know if you do not stop and think about it?

How will you know if you are listening to every voice except mine?

How will you know if you have concluded that I do not exist?

What if I told you fear not, for I am with you always; that I will never leave you nor forsake you?

I love you higher than the highest mountain, deeper than the deepest valley.

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But you will only know if you turn to me, valuable son, precious daughter, priceless child. The choice to turn to me for power to become your ultimate best, is yours. It is your free-will.

I have knocked on the door of your heart, reminded you of my existence, reminded you of how valuable, precious and priceless you are to me.  I have reminded you of who you are to me. The rest is up to you. Will you take my hand, tap into me and try me?

Will you take His victorious right hand, unconditional love, unspeakable joy, indescribable peace and overcome?

 

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To The Rock That is Higher Than I

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I have done everything You have asked of me. I have pushed hard, I have endured, and I have persevered. I have nothing left to give. Where are you? What happened to you? Where did you disappear to? I mean, I know that You are there, but I don’t feel You. Did I do something wrong? Did I say something wrong? Did I turn You off? I closed my ears to everything they said about You and against You. I shut my senses from their mocking me for believing in You and for trusting in You, my Rock and my Salvation.

Now I am drained, and they are still laughing and jeering at me. What God, they ask! Stop fooling and deceiving yourself, they say! He doesn’t exist, they rant! How long will You be gone for? Or are You still there, just silent, waiting for me to learn the lesson in this new experience? I know You allow challenges to make me stronger. I know You allow problems to give me courage. I know you allow darkness to give me wisdom. I know You allow confusion to give me understanding. I know You allow hate to turn into love in me. I am looking up to You, my Shield and my Refuge, the God in whom I put my trust, my hope, my faith and my heart! But I want to bow my head down now. I am deflated. I am depleted. I am all emptied out. I am beat!

I feel Your fire burn inside of me, but my body is fatigued. I feel the light of Your Spirit soaring in me but my mind is exhausted. I feel Your Grace carrying me through, but my soul is bent over. I feel purpose yearning inside me, but I cannot take another step.

Where are You? I think I want to stop now. I think I want to give up now.  I think I want all the lights to go out. I think I want all the voices to go away. To the Rock that is higher than I, I think You should come rescue me now! I am unfulfilled, lost and clueless without You. I don’t want my own wisdom, I want Yours. I don’t want my own strength, I want Yours. I don’t want my own understanding, I want Yours. I don’t want my demons and vices, I want Your deliverance!

I will try again. I will shut out the temptations that beckon to me with their easy way out. Your way may be difficult and trying, but I will wait for You, the Rock that is higher than I. Because I know You. You are true. I have seen and heard you before, and I have been lifted by You. You are real to me! You have healed me and fulfilled me before. You have brought me out of dark dungeons of pain, depression and trauma. You have done so before and you will do it again, and again, and again. Because that is who You are and that is what You do! Every second, every hour, every day, every week, every month and every year, You pour out Your unconditional love.

So here I am, Rock that is higher than I. Here I am, waiting for You, looking up to You, to reach me in the place where only You can.  Here I sit waiting for You to revive me in the way that only You can. I long for You and Your Divine Presence that makes me whole again. I wait for You and only You, Rock that is higher than I. Don’t keep me waiting any longer, for I am weak. I am parched.

Fill me. Deliver me. Empower me.

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You Have Everything it Takes!

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Feeling lost and confused? Feeling down and out, wondering what’s next, wondering what’s left? Where to go, what to do, where to turn, who to turn to? Spirit broken, soul tired, mind exhausted! But you are here because you are meant to be! You are not a waste of time, you are not a waste of life, you are not a mistake. God saw it fit to make you. God saw it fit to create you, God saw it fit to build you! God knows and sees your worth and your value. God took His time to mold you for a purpose. God poured His power into you. You have everything it takes!

Have you any idea what you are made of? You are masterfully created by the DIVINE Master Craftsman and He left NOTHING out, so that when this day of purpose hits you, you will have every thing it takes! Extraordinary soul, dry your tears. Amazing spirit do not die. Remarkable light, do not go out. Incredible power do not die out. Outstanding mind do not be diminished.

Instead, let there be a rebirth, because you are:

  • Gifted, not or’nary but extraordinary.
  • Filled with dynamic power waiting for you to tap into it.
  • Filled with worth and value waiting for you to soar.
  • Better than where you find yourself.
  • Better than where you have been put.
  • Filled with fiery purpose burning inside you.
  • Created with divine abilities.

Don’t be cast down great one! Weep and heal, your light has come, you have much work to do! Heaven, creation, awaits for you to establish your unique presence. We breathlessly wait for you to establish and accomplish your reason for being. We hold our breath for you. This is the beginning of great things. This is the end of who you think you are or what you have become. This is the beginning of who you should be! God’s divine blueprint awaits you, oh great and powerful one!

You are potent with:

  • Authority
  • Love
  • Brilliance
  • Intelligence
  • Talent
  • Skill

Weep, but turn away from the dark and evil distractions and look deep into your spirit. Do not spend time hating what you do not understand, but focus on finding purpose, focus on finding God’s divine blueprint for your life, there you will find your truest power. 

The kind of power where:

  • Nobody can tell you that you are not worth the breath that you breathe.
  • Nobody can tell you that you are not worth the ground you walk on.
  • Nobody can tell you that you do not have a voice, a soul or a spirit.
  • Nobody can tell you that there is no light in you.
  • Nobody can tell you that you were not created to soar.

PREVAIL! Take authority over your demons, your hurt, your pain, your agonies and your trauma. You are here and you are meant to be, so BE!

Some things can only become overcome with divine ability and divine assistance. STOP looking at God as your enemy! GOD IS NOT YOUR ENEMY! HE LOVES YOU! START seeing Him as on your side. The sooner the better, the quicker the easier, BECAUSE, you have much to do! Study His words, walk and talk with His Spirit, have a relationship with Him, therein lies your healing, power, your wisdom, your courage, your strength, and your new beginning! Tap in! Tap in! Tap in!

 

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The Divine Option to Our Existence

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Tired soul, exhausted spirit, stop! Breathe! Take a very deep breath! Pause and think for a moment! Think! There is another option! One that will bring you to the divine pinnacle of your existence.

What are you about to do? Are you about to take your life? Are you about to give in to depression? Are you about to succumb to sorrow, loneliness and sadness? Are trauma, heartbreak and disappointment about to sink you? Are you about to drown in drugs and vices that deplete your soul, mind and spirit? What are you about to do? There is another option!

There is a power and a breath that will give you the peace of mind and the courage that you seek. There is  a power and a breath that can take away the agony, that unbearable pain which keeps rising to the surface. There is a power and breath that will take you to the pinnacle of your existence. You work so hard. You try so hard. You apply yourself to everything you lay your hands on, yet your demons continue to plague you and chain you down. Have you not suffered enough? Are you aware that we are created with dunamis and that we have unlimited divine power when we tap into it? I would like to present dunamis to you. Take this option!

How does dunamis reside in us? How does it become triggered and activated in us? Well, it does not have to be recreated or reinvented, it simply needs to be discovered within. It is power already residing within us! We cannot borrow, buy, or steal it. We did not, and do not need to earn it. We can ignore it, remain unaware of it. There is nothing we have to do to acquire it, but simply look up to God who saw it fit to create us with it. Try this option!

Dunamis is the dormant power in us that becomes activated by the Breath of God, also known as the Holy Spirit or zoe. When we make that free-will choice to turn to our Source, God, dunamis becomes triggered within us through and by the Holy Spirit of God. Dunamis will not and cannot function to its fullest without the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit gives us life, life given by God, through His breath, free for all, breathed by all. However, to reach the pinnacle of our existence we need to turn to God, ask for the Holy Spirit, who then empowers us with divine abilities by activating existing, dormant, untapped, unused, dunamis to its fullest.

Many have invented useful philosophies, technology, psychology and science to guide us. They have crafted and presented other life forms and mediums for us to worship, all in an attempt to be happy, to gain protection and security, and to be victorious, but many have not tried God’s zoe. I wonder why, when zoe is the very breath of God which gives us life to be alive, yet we do not want to acknowledge His existence.

You may appear to shine at everything, yet secretly you feel empty; demons plaguing you, secrets haunting you, emptiness and loneliness encompassing you, lies that torment you daily. Your soul is tired! Your façades and masks are weighing you down and making you disgusted with yourself. Your spirit is exhausted! When are you going to cry out to God to revitalize and set you free, in a way that only He can? How will you know if you do not try? Is that too much to ask for your precious soul? Is that too much to ask for your life? Is your image, how you look, your intellect, your philosophies, your science, your technology, or your need to impress others more valuable than your priceless soul? Don’t you want to go beyond just living and existing? Don’t you want to experience your life at its highest against all odds? Don’t you want to fight for your soul?

I hope you do, because dunamis and zoe are available to you, my brother, my sister, as your other option. It is entirely your choice. You are worth it that pinnacle of divine existence!

 

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Effective Purpose, Lasting Footprint

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Be careful who you look up to. Be careful who and what you soak in. Be careful who or what fills your soul. Be careful of the energy you open yourself up to. Remember, you are here for a purpose, for a reason! Think well and live a life that pays off in the end, for you and for others. I encourage you to look up to God for power from within in order to have an effective purpose and an everlasting footprint in this lifetime, one that will continue to change lives for the better long after you would have taken your last breath.  Looking up to Him gives us power not just for ourselves but for others. In fact, you must take care of yourself before you are able to take care of others. In Him we are built from within so that we can believe in ourselves and better ourselves in the truest way. In the process we develop a longing, a thirst, a hunger, to share the lasting love, joy, peace, and healing energy He bestows upon us, with other people.

It is not about being self-righteous, but about allowing our character to be sculpted within by letting God use what I call His “daily chiselers” to refine and mold us, to rid us of that which is unkind and unhealthy within and about us. Our daily chiselers are people and situations that God uses to build us from deep within our souls, minds and spirits. It is not a surface thing; we are being built from the inside to love ourselves and others in a lasting way in order to make a positive impact. The process will never stop. We are always faced with circumstances that test us and take us to the next level to achieve better character and better love towards one’s self, and greater love towards fellow human beings; that is, if we allow the work to be done within us, and if we take full responsibility for our own lives, choices, decisions and actions.

In the end, though it might appear too slow, it does pay off, because there is a place, a height where one’s spirit can reach, where we still feel the emotional and mental pain, but it can no longer have absolute control over us, our character or our actions.  We realize that at some point in our lives, as lonely and agonizing as it can get, in order to be the best that we can be and in order to get to know our unique individual selves, we must work from within to transform into our better selves not only for our own sake, but to leave a lasting positive effect on humanity. In that realm, and that space, we must dig deep and find out who we have become, who we will choose to be, and who we should be. Who you want to be is a personal choice; no one else can make that decision for you.

My deepest moments in my walk with God have been when I have felt alone and lonely, and in those moments He gave me power to love myself and be secure in His creating me for a purpose.  That is the whole point of spirituality—to achieve, attain and accomplish what you cannot in your natural state and human form, for yourself and for others, through God. Allow Him to build you, from within, for a lasting positive effect. At the end of the day who we are, what we become, and how we treat others will be determined by our spiritual foundation, or lack thereof. It will determine our footprint on this earth. Who do you look up  to for a positive, lasting and effective footprint? 

 

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Limited Humanity Unlimited Divinity

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Who, or what do you look up to for solace? Who, or what gives you genuine and lasting healing balm for your soul, mind, and spirit? For me it is God, who I firmly believe created us and inspired the writing of the Holy Bible. He knows us and loves us beyond our deepest imagination. He gives us breath to breathe. Whether or not we acknowledge Him, truth of the matter is, He created us, and He is always there for us. We have created all the technology, all the science, but He is still God. We have great intellect, amazing philosophies and mind blowing science, but He is still God! He has our blueprint in the palm of His hand, and He is our Source, our Origin. That is why we are so unique, with such power and great abilities!  But along the way we have dangerously turned away from Him and we have looked up to man and his creations. We have left true unlimited divinity behind and we are following our limited selves, limited science, limited technology. No matter how great these things are, no matter how much they have assisted us, we still need Him, and at the end of the day, like it or not, the hour will come when we will cry out for Him. Hopefully by then it’s not too late.

My life has not been perfect and painless, but He has faithfully carried and seen me through my turbulence, and so I share with you today, that no matter what, there is true healing, true power, true deliverance, true peace, and true love, available to you. I am not speaking out of someone else’s experience, or because someone preached to me, I am telling you what I tangibly know and have experienced. I love humanity and I want us to know the truth!

With all my imperfection, mistakes, maltreatment, the violation and the abuse at the hands of others, He influences me to want to love, to want to be kind, to be understanding and giving, even when it is very painful and extremely challenging to do so. Where and who do you turn to for the supernatural? Who and what do you draw peace and strength from? God is  a real spiritual source that you can delight in, that will always remain as your firm foundation when everything around you is falling apart.  He will keep you steady and still when everything around you is spinning out of control. What or who will keep you intact when all hell breaks loose? Nine out of ten chances you will manage your emotions and channel your choices and decisions from whatever or whoever directs you spiritually. Try God.

When people ask me how I manage to stay afloat, I give Him credit. He is my strength, my peace, my joy. In Him is the place where my rawest pain turns into honey, where rejection by others turns into absolute self-acceptance, where hate is molded into unconditional love, where indecision is turned into wisdom, where sorrow is turned into laughter and sadness into joy. In Him my inner struggles cease and I find Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence. Without Him and His Holy Spirit, it would be impossible for me to take a deep breath as deeply as I do now, and tell you about the love, peace and healing available to all of us. Regardless of who you are or what you have become, you CAN turn to Him. Try God, our solace, where you will find unlimited and endless divinity instead of our limited short-lived humanity.

Need some solace, some wisdom, direction, healing and peace? Try the unlimited God!

 

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He Who Washes My Soul

 

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So here we are Lord, just you and I. We have come such a very long way, where you have always been faithful, but where I have not. Yet you love me so endlessly it takes my breath away. How I wish others would open up their hearts, souls, minds and spirits up to you so that they too can experience the divine worth and value you place on us, every single second. Every breath I take, you are there, my source, my strength, my wisdom, my courage and my power.

Not that you had to, you really could have ignored me, left me to rot, lost and blind. I mean, why should you care? After all I do not follow all your precepts all the time. Why you bother with me I cannot fathom. It is too great this love you have for me, and I will never be able to repay. Even though you did not have to, you picked me up and embraced all of me.

I smile, wistfully, for I know the day will never come, when I will have the answers. You are too powerful to comprehend, yet so humble in love. There is no question that you are the true living God. It is no wonder that you are the King of kings, the all-powerful and the all-knowing God. No one, nothing, can hold a candle to you. You are, always will be, my darling. With my undeserving lips I will kiss you every day with worship, appreciation and thanksgiving. I am not ashamed of you. I love you! My mouth will boast and tell of You. I praise You! I always long for Your presence and Your voice. I yearn to be in that place where my heart, my soul, my mind and spirit are totally surrendered to You. A place in the depths of my being, where no one else, and nothing else, can reach, only You.

You have blessed me beyond my imagination. You have brought me through treacherous paths, slippery slopes, fear, abuse, violation, refreshed and revived me, and given me the power to stand tall. You give of Yourself endlessly; You love me relentlessly, never giving up on me, always reminding me of my worth.

I wish millions would accept and experience your unending love. Many think that you are all about control. But you are not, are you? You are about restoration, healing, peace, joy, wisdom and strength. You are all about the fullness of life that we so desperately seek, but yet we will not turn to you. Our pain, our trauma, our emptiness, fears, insecurities, agony and demons cannot withstand your power; they cannot overpower your divinity.  Yet we do not lay them down at your feet, the truest place to be whole again.  At your feet, in your arms, is the true place to shake off the dust of shame, guilt, mistakes and traumas of the past. It is the place to make the brave choice to clean oneself up and grow beautifully.

Why do we tap into philosophy, science, intellect, nature, clairvoyance and astrology, but not into you, when you are the one who has created all things? What sense does it make for us to not come back to you, our source? Why do we chase and hold on to temporary fixes when it is you who gives everlasting peace and joy? We yearn and thirst for you, we know it, we feel it, yet we reject you.

Why do we choose darkness when you have made light available to us? Why do we continue in our torment and confusion, when you have given us peace and wisdom? Why do we hang on to our insecurities and fears when you have given us power? Why are we encumbered with sickness, body, mind, spirit and soul when you have given us healing? Why are we so poor, when you have given us abundance of life? What is it about us that makes us reject you? Why are we so defiant about accepting you when you are the answer to our sinking ships?

As for me, with my sins, my imperfections and my humanity, I will continue to look up to you, He who washes my soul, cleanses my mind, heals my heart and strengthens my spirit, He who gives me wisdom for my foolishness, and brings understanding in my confusion.

I live and I breathe because of you, my King.

 

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Are You Prepared for Your Desire?

 

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There are those who will look down on you. There are those who want you to be small. There are people who want you to be beneath them. There will be people who claim that you are not good enough. There will be people who treat you as though there is no value to your life. There will be people who will treat you as though you are not worth the ground that they walk on. Some will speak to you as though the dirt under their feet has far more value than your breath. It is your job to take your eyes off such people and rise up! Yours is to avoid sinking into their darkness. Use your every breath well! Focus on your desire and do not waste time with such people and absorbing their dimness. Dig deep, find your light, and let your every breath be power and focus towards your dreams and goals! Avoid negativity and prepare for your desire!

Fulfilling your dreams and purpose is a deliberate pattern with planning and timing. Every flight needs something turned on, something switched on. But every time you try to take your flight, you find that there are things and people that plague you, pull you back and pull you down. Why not connect with God and see what power you are really made of? You might just be blown away and realize what you have been missing all these years!

Every time you feel that urge; that kick, that nudge, and that yearning, to do something extraordinary, or more precisely, something that you know is being divinely inspired within you, what or who keeps you from acting on, or fulfilling that purpose and inspiration? It is time for you to get into motion; it is time for you to move from where you are now, to where you ought to be tomorrow.  In order to make this happen, there must be movement on your part, not stagnation. You must formulate a plan; gather your tools, with zeal and passion! It is time to strategically place yourself to take off and take flight from where you are to where you are supposed to be. Are you prepared to dig deep? Really deep! Are you mentally, emotionally and spiritually prepared for your success? How will you handle it?

What tactics do you have in place? What type of people are you surrounded by, and what do they really do for your mind, soul, body and spirit? Will they pull you down, tell you it’s impossible, or will they build you and support you? What kind of energy are they emanating towards you? Will they assist you, can you trust them and can you share parts of your dream with them? Should you even mention it to them? Who can you work with to take your flight? Will they rejoice for you when it is your time to shine? Will they equip you with what you need to propel forward? Will they show you what to avoid to make your desire become a reality?

“Strive to make the brave choice. Look at the root of the problems and troubles and torment raging within you. Take your eyes off what others are doing to you and focus on cleaning yourself up and growing beautifully.” ~The Reminder: Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence

Take matters into your hands. Are you ready for your next level? Have you prepared yourself for your desire, for its before and after effects? Are you determined with every breath you breathe to make it happen, to not give up, to push in and push through? Are you prepared to dig deep, not looking left or right, but straight ahead, at the goal and prize ahead of you?

The choice is yours. Prepare for your desire. The power is yours!

 

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In a Place Where Only God Can Reach

 

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Hello, my fellow human being! How are you today? How are you dealing with that pain, rejection, abuse, and violation?

What are they turning you into? What are you becoming? Can you still find your beautiful self or are you lost in agony and depression? What is that shame that you carry? What is that guilt that you harbor? What is that anger and bitterness that are turning you into someone that you are not?

What is that darkness that torments you? What is that shame that makes you cringe? Who uttered those horrible words that still haunt you every day of your life?

Who violated and abused you and made you feel like nothing? Who trampled upon you and denied you your humanity? Who made you feel worthless? Who, what took away your confidence and left you ridden with insecurity, denying you your power to be your unique, amazing self?

What trauma are you suffering from? What are your demons? What tortures and torments you? Do you think that you are beyond deliverance now? Do you think that healing is beyond your grasp, that perhaps you are too damaged to be made whole again?

I don’t think so. God does not think so. I can attest to that, and I kid you not. If I am healed, you can be too. If I am whole, you can be too. If I can bear my scars and walk with my head up high, so can you! Make it happen!

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. -Psalm 147:3

I was given a real divine opportunity and I took it, because my pain and agony where beyond natural human powers. They were too raw. Rather than giving up on myself, I gave God a chance with my soul, mind and spirit, instead of depending on myself or human hands and hearts that could not comprehend my pain, and failed me. In the process I discovered that there really is a part of me that only God can reach.

I do not know how desperate you are to be whole but I would take the chance at God’s unconditional love. There is for real, a place in us, where only He can reach. I speak only from experience.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)

Try it. ASK. You won’t know if you don’t ask.

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Using Our Greatness and Power to Show Kindness

 

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America, we are one nation under God and in God we trust. With this in mind, and with the privilege of being a world power, should we not show His great kindness, generosity, love and forgiveness to those who need us the most? After all, we are all God’s children.

The earth and everything it contains are the LORD’s. The world and all who live in it are his. -Psalm 24:1 (GODS WORD ® Translation)

In Dead Man Walking Sister Helen Prejean stressed that, “it is better to help ten real hurting people – or nine, or one, than to be overwhelmed and withdraw and do nothing.” In light of this, I would like to put a face to immigrants and ask us to use our greatness to demonstrate kindness.  Let us be benevolent with our greatness towards the pain, fear, nostalgia, agony, insecurity and embarrassment that immigrants suffer.

Immigrants have been misunderstood and vilified, but they are a source of enormous potential for our great nation.  They are not the cause of the world’s problems, or America’s problems. It is the thirst for power of others that leads many to flee from dangerous, destitute, undignified and life threatening situations in their own countries. Immigrants do not choose to be displaced from their homes, but the destructive and oppressive conditions which they are forced to live in uproots them to leave the agony that their countries of origin have become, to come to this beacon of hope called America. Would we not do the same?

My country of origin, Sierra Leone, suffered a brutal civil war. Hands, legs, of men, women and children were hacked off; young girls and women were gang raped. Our story is filled with horrors that no human being should ever have to endure. International diamond companies benefited from our spilled blood and agony, as international arms were exchanged for our national diamonds. Foreign nationals built their fortunes out of our misfortune. They built their dreams out of our nightmares. As a result many were displaced and were treated with repulsion, unaccepted and an inconvenience to and in foreign countries.

Immigrants come to the United States out of the necessity to escape grave danger, hunger and persecution. It is by far one of the most humiliating, belittling and degrading experiences one can undergo. Immigrants don’t come here to purposely abuse the American system and way of life. Men, women and children have come to this country because the alternative is death.  If you were faced with a decision to either come to America or to stay and have your daughter gang raped by militia, your son taken as a child soldier, your wife or husband mutilated and tortured to death, or to watch your malnourished baby slowly die, would you not risk everything you had, to find a safe haven for them? If that safe haven is America, would you not bring them here?

The primary goal of immigrants is not to take jobs, healthcare and education from Americans, no, it is simply to stay alive. Immigrants will do almost anything to arrive in America because of what we say we stand for – freedom, dignity, justice and opportunity. They want to contribute not just to America but to the world. Like every other human being, they have hopes and dreams too. They want to assist but their hands are tied. Many want to be a voice, but their voices are broken. They want to rise up and shine, but they are suppressed. They want to be assets not liabilities.

If America were to pass laws that will assist immigrants to live openly and not in hiding, restoring their hope and dignity, America will reap its kindness in unimaginable ways. This is America, and we have the greatness, the power and the gift to not only be kind to others, but to give them back their dignity and treat them as brothers and sisters.

Like Ghandi said, “One comes to appreciate that there can be no ‘we’s’, and ‘they’s’, but only brothers and sisters- all children of God – all sacred and dignified.”

Immigrants are not looking for pity, but the right to live as human beings. There are plenty brilliant immigrants, hardworking, well-meaning and respectful. Given the opportunity, they will continue to contribute positively to America, uplift her, and support her. They are proud and grateful to be here. They understand and know how beneficial it would be to be industrious, resourceful and productive in this great nation.

Unfortunately, and sadly, it seems as though we live in a culture that appears to view kindness as weakness, but it is not, it is power. We will reap what we sow; therefore, let us use our freedom and freewill to sow love, mercy, kindness, peace, forgiveness those who need us to live and thrive. I know we have to protect our nation, but let us also use our existence on God’s earth to give life to those who would otherwise suffer and die with all their God-given potential, a chance to flourish and prosper.  Do not allow fear to make us act or become like anyone else but our better self. At such a time as this America, let our kindness and compassion, not our fears and insecurities, shape our nation. Let us use our power to be just and kind. Let us be an example of fearlessly demonstrating unconditional love. A difficult thing to do, but not an impossibility.

“You are to have the same law for the foreigner and the native-born. I am the LORD your God.” -Leviticus 24:22 (NIV)

Indeed may God bless America and as He blesses us, may we in turn bless those who need us so desperately.

Kindness is NOT weakness! It is real power!

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