Entry Submitted Anonymously at 1:06 PM EST on November 7, 2016
As l compose these words to express how extremely grateful and thankful l am that God has been so good to me. It has not been peaches and cream by any stretch of the imagination, but by His grace and mercy, and I press on.
In 1971 at the age of 10 years old, I walked into my Mother's room and said, " Mama, one day I'm going to be able to buy you anything you want!" My Mother's response was, " Girl your crazy get out of here with that crazy talk!" It hurt me to hear those words coming from her, but what could I do. As the years went I never spoke those words to her again. That was 45 years ago and at the time I did not know that YAHWEH was revealing to me about my future! YAHWEH had a future and a hope for me and at age 10 He began the process.
At age 13 an event took place in my life, my Aunt Rescie passed away. This was the person who prayed with me and demonstrated that living for YAHWEH was a privilege and that He was a God you could call on and YAHWEH would answer.This was the person who took me to Jackson Memorial Church of God In Christ to see the late Bishop J.A. Blake preach the gospel, my Aunt Rescie made sure that that foundation was laid in my life and l thank YAHWEH for that.
At age 26 I had the opportunity to play Intercollegiate Basketball at the Junior College level. My first year I won the award for Most Improve Player. At the time my son was 4 years old, now he's 33 years raising his 7 year old. It was very difficult learning the game of basketball, but I was determined to learn how to play this fast paced mental and physical game in which I taught my son growing up. At 17 years of age, my son ended my reign at Point Fermin Court over looking the Pacific Ocean where Kobe Bryant did his Sprite commercial. I want a rematch so I can regain my crown!
Anyway moving right along. During the years I picked up playing Bass Guitar. I love Bass Guitar. I have always had an interest in music. Situations would arise that would hinder my progress to becoming a successful musician. It has been so frustrating! The starts and stops my instrument being stolen or couldn't continue my lessons! I would always ask YAHWEH, " Why is this happening! Why!" I just couldn't understand it! Why was this progress being halted that I desperately wanted to pursue! I am an Artist I was born to do this! All I can say is," Thank God that He put those road blocks in my path! Looking back I realize that YAHWEH my God my King is and has always protected me. The music industry has changed so much, it is very wicked and sinister artist selling their soul to be famous doing degrading things for a recording contract, unbelievable!
In closing, through the years I have been looking and waiting on YAHWEH promise. There where times l question the process got angry at YAHWEH, got ahead of Him and ended up in a mess, in which He had to rescue me and teach me patience to wait on Him and to learn to listen to the Holy Spirit that is our helper and comforter that will lead us into all truth regarding everything and everyone. I just want to encourage someone today not give up and don't give in! I know we are at the end of earth shaking event! Yes, we are coming out of the wilderness and preparing to cross over the Jordan River into the Promise Land! I said this yesterday and I am going to repeat it " BUT THOU SHALL REMEMBER THE LORD THY GOD, FOR IT IS HE THAT GIVETH THEE POWER TO GET WEALTH, THAT HE MAY ESTABLISH HIS COVENANT AS IT IS THIS DAY. Deuteronomy 8:18. When we start spending our monies bearing gifts, get that new home, new cars, clothes, furniture, jewelry and household items, just remember, " WHEN TROUBLE COMES AND IT WILL COME, GO PRAY TO ALL THE THINGS THAT YOUR MONEY PURCHASED AND SEE IF THOSE MATERIAL THINGS ANSWER YOU BACK!!! I assure you not one of those things will answer YOU!! That's why I serve a God THAT ANSWERS BACK EVEN WHEN HE IS SILENT!! WAIT I SAY ON THE LORD! Be still and know that I AM YAHWEH.