Rise up siz.
It’s hard but you were born to conquer.
God works with people who are willing, not qualified.
He is the one who qualifies.
I need you to survive this.
I need you to smile again with your entire being.
I need you to sing again.
I need you to speak.
I need you to solder on.
Fight like the lion you are siz and cry like the lamb you are.
It’s okay to be both but never okay to be in the middle.
Rise in the everyday things you do.
Rise in the tears of this day.
Rise in the laughter of the moment.
Rise in the decisions you make.
I am cheering you on.
Rise siz, rise.
I need you to survive.
~ Ministration from Pastor Terry Gobanga
When people leave us, it’s easy for us to take it on as our burden, examining what we might have done wrong or not done right. In so doing, we take on the burden that was never ours to carry to begin with. It can be damaging to the psyche when people treat you like you’re valueless, sending you the subliminal message that you are dispensable… Disposable… Replaceable… that your clock has run out… that it’s all the time they had for you… that you have outlived your usefulness… When people leave you, it’s not on you, don’t allow yourself to carry their burden.
Go through the motions of crying and healing, and do so unashamedly. Be the lion and the lamb all at once. Allow yourself to be both. Cry without feeling weak. Be happy without feeling guilty. Embrace the barrage of full-range emotions that will assault you and allow yourself to both cry and dance in the rain. Drench your heart and soul with tears from heaven for what is lost…for what it was… for whatever more it might have become…
It’s non-issue who believes you, they have no part in it as it’s between you and your God. It’s a burden when people don’t speak the truth, for they then have to carry that burden of their lie their entire lives. They have no capacity within themselves to do the right thing. Stop with the enquiries, stop trying to understand or fix it. You can’t get to the bottom of it because they lack the ability to do the right thing. Shirk it off, it’s not your burden to carry. Know you’ve done all you can and let them carry their immaturity. Look at them and dismiss them. Close that chapter. The lamb had done its part, now the lion has to roar.
Hi everyone, today’s blogpost was inspired by conversations with my sister, Pastor Terry Gobanga. Family is such a strong support in times of crisis and I wish you all the same comfort during any trials you yourself might be going through. I’ve been, like the French say, comme-ci comme-ça but I somehow managed to get through the month beautifully. If January was a month full of bewilderment, then February was just plain confusing. Mercifully, time is doing its magic and every new day is getting better and better.
Thank you all for reading (as my statistics and web traffic shows). Thanks for standing in the gap with me and for praying without prying during a rather intense winter period of my life. March is for new beginnings and hopefully we can all turn the corner together towards a much brighter season of spring, I for one am ready to let my hair down and see embrace it. Cheers y’all! Grey xoxo