Thursday, January 28, 2010

Letting Go

The other day my Bishop said that "Our Success is Predicated On Who We Let In And Who We Let Out Of Our Lives." As I began to think on this statement, I thought about the people by whom I am surrounded. I'm a pretty private person and there are not a lot of people in my circle so I thought "Well, I'm pretty much on top of this one" But the words stayed in my spirit and I've just been listening to see what The Holy Spirit was saying.

As I began typing this note, I started thinking about my everyday life, the people I come in contact with, the television shows I watch...that sort of thing and I realized The Holy Spirit was saying that my circle was larger than I imagined it to be. I originally took the statement at face value and because I'm careful about who gets close to me on a personal level, I just nodded my head in agreement. I wasn't thinking about the people that I allowed in my life via the televison, radio, books etc.

In this "New Year" I'm taking time to inventory my life. I'm asking myself, if there are some people/things that I need to let out so that I can make room for new people/things that need to come into my life.

Letting go can be hard, but we (you and I) have to realize that every one can't go where God is taking us. In the bible when God told Abraham to get thee out of his country and away from his kinfolk, Abraham took his nephew Lot with him. Lot was not ordained to go with Abraham, but I think that Abraham wanted to hold on to something that was familar to him. We can sometimes be the same way. When God begins to deal with us in certain area's and perhaps start cutting off people, and isolating us, because he's about to take us to another level, we try to hold on to stuff that God is telling us to let go.

It is only when we let go, that God can truly bless us: And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.(Gen.13:14-16)

Be Blessed Today!

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Waiting On God

There's a song that we sing at our church entitled "I Don't Mind Waiting" That's pretty much all there is to the song..I don't mind waiting, I don't mind waiting, I don't mind waiting on The Lord. It's one of my favorite songs and I sing it with such passion that if you saw me, you'd say, "Now she really doesn't mind waiting on God" Now if I'm honest with you and myself, I'll have to admit, there have been times when I've been impatient and I went ahead of God, and I can tell you from experience, that's not a good situation.

Why should we try and get ahead of the one who knows our future? He knows our beginning from our end. He knows what's around every corner and every obstacle that may be standing in our way. When we allow God to go before us, he makes our crooked places straight, he leads us and guides us in the direction that he would have us to go.

I use to think I was missing out on things "Waiting On God"; that life was passing me by..I'd have my own little pity party..You know what I mean..."Lord, I'm still not married,....I thought I'd be further along in life, I'm getting older and I haven't done this, I thought I'd be at this level by now..blah, blah, blah and then God spoke to me through a poem he gave me to pen...It explained to me that by "Waiting On God" I wasn't missing fact, I was exactly where he wanted me; but most importantly, he revealed to me all that he was doing, while I was waiting...

Be Blessed Today

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)


While I was waiting, at times all alone
The Lord spoke to me in his fatherly tone:

"Be Patient my child, hold fast to the plan
I know times are tough, but you just got to stand.

While I was waiting things seemed so unclear
Which way should I go? I was wrestling with fear.

While I was waiting, I heard the Lord say:
"Stay close by my side and I'll show you the way"

While I was waiting, a work had begun to put
me in a race, I had already won.

While I was waiting I spun on the wheel, being
molded and shaped, then broken and healed.

While I was waiting, I sent Judah first, though
at times in my life, the situation got worse.


I was making a way, I was calming your seas,
I was digging up weeds, I was pulling up tares,
I removed stumbling blocks of which you weren't aware.
I was opening doors, I was tearing down walls.
I cut off relationships that could cause you to fall.
I was drawing you near, I was pulling you close,
I was saturating your life with the "Holy Ghost"
I was giving you wisdom and planting a seed
Revelation Knowledge, I imparted indeed.
I was equipping you for the journey ahead.
I breathed life into dreams that you thought were dead

While you were waiting, I was preparing you, to do
the work I called you to.

Now Is The Time; The Waiting Is Done;

Remember the words that were spoke by my son:

" Go Ye Therefore, and teach all nations"

Silence the groans heard throughout all creation.

While I Was Waiting..............

Written By

Alecia Bridges

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Real Friend

Earlier tonight I watched "The Soloist" with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. It was an awesome movie, a true life story of Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) who was a former cello prodigy, that studied at Julliard for 2years before having to drop out due to schizophrenic episodes. He became homeless and was living on the streets of LA when he met Mr. Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) a reporter with the LA Times. Mr. Lopez and Nataniel developed a relationship in which Mr. Lopez tried to help Nathaniel get off the streets and have the opportunity to play his music again.

While Mr. Lopez was successful in changing some aspects of Nathaniel's life, he couldn't do anything for his mental condition. Nathaniel did not want to be on medication or have to live in an institution. Mr. Lopez tried all he knew to do until Nathaniel just exploded on him. As the movie progressed Mr. Lopez realized that Nathaniel just needed a freind, and that sometimes being a friend means that you just have to be there, and not try and change people's lives to fit into what makes you comfortable. Sometimes you just have to accept people for who they are and where they are in life. It's not always an easy thing to do, because when you love someone you want what's best for them.

We can all learn a lesson about freindship from this movie. What I learned was that: A Real Friend Loves At All Times; That sometimes God puts us in situations not to change people, but to change us. That love should be unconditional, not based on whether or not people are living up to our standards. We choose whether or not to live in someone elses world, so when we choose to live there, we shouldn't try and make it just like ours.

So love your friends for who they are right now, and pray that they become all that God has created them to be.

Be Blessed Today,

Alecia (aka - Destahnee)