21 February 2007

Armed and dangerous!

Today was a good day. My day started with prayer and thanksgiving to my Divine Father. From there my ride to work was blessed with listening to Shirley Cesear singing that "God can take care of it" followed by CeCe Winans singing, "It's Gonna Be Alright". Upon arriving at work, my morning was further blessed by my Daily Word reading "Yes" which spoke of God's blessings and how things were going to be okay. I was armed with a great "breakfast" and was ready to take on my day.

It went progressively well until I made a phone call that would send me into a semi tailspin. Upon the rude and childish termination of the call by the other party, I immediately went into prayer because I was not going to allow myself to be reduce to hells level. I called in some "soldiers" who were armed and ready to jump into the battlefield. After my soldiers fell in line, the situation was for the moment mitigated and all was well. At least for the moment anyway.

Later that evening, as I tried to do my part to put some rationality into the situation, I was met with the devil's incarnate and was called one of the most heinous names you can call a woman and while I was immediately offended, I realized it was another call to action. I put my armor back on and called on my Divine Father and one of my soldiers and we were ready to defend my honor and put some water on hells fire. The situation was once again mitigated; well as much as it can be and I let go and let God do what He needs to do from this point on.

Life has taught me some ugly lessons and exposed me to some ugly people and today I was met with both. Through my faith, I was shown what true resiliency is and I was awestruck by it. I was shown that my friends are the kind that you don't really wanna test when it comes to defending me and mine. I know that the power of being rational even when everything in you is telling you otherwise and most of all, I showed that the power of a woman is nothing to be tested especially when her mind is made up to right a wrong. I'm proud of my will, my determination, my friends, and most of all my faith. I know now more than ever that there is nothing that is brought to me that I can't get through and that a strong mind and sheer determination is better than reducing oneself to the pathetic actions of others.

I lifted this post from jus.b.fli and it's befitting of this post....

"Never expect a blessing without some burdens.
Sometimes the burden is a sign of just how valuable the blessing is.
Don’t let the burden blow the blessing."

After the experience I had, I know there's a great blessing in store for me. Thank you Jesus!!!

14 comments:

The Mistress said...

Nice post. I see myself as spiritual and not at all religious in any way, but I still liked the way you express your faith.

Honey-Libra said...

Sometimes you gotta ask God to put things in check for ya :)

Debo Blue said...

I agree w/Honey-"sometimes you gotta ask God to put things in check for ya".

And sometimes you gotta tell these devils if they don't back up off you you're gonna open a spiritual can of...well, you get what I'm saying (tee hee).

Copasetic Soul said...

strong sister...you are so very strong..glad you kept it together and didnt give in to the evil brought before you.

Blu Jewel said...

mistress - i feel you on being spiritual and not religious; some people don't realize there's a difference.

honey - and indeed I did.

debo - two minds thinking alike. and that industrial sized can of spiritual you-know-what (lol) was opened and it did what it needed to do

copa - thanks for swinging by, been a minute since I've seen you. thanks for words of encouragement.

blaqrayne said...

You handled yourself very well and I'm proud of you for that. I've known you for many years and your spiritual growth is quite evident. Keep it up; it will continue to pay off.

Rosemarie said...

Amen Sister! We know the weapons of our warfare. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For we do not war against the flesh. Ephesians 6:12-18

I encourage and support you in the faith to move forward on this journey of righteousness. You go girl!

For a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31:30) and a woman who exerts meekness (power under control) with the aid of her Divine Father is blessed through it all.

To know about Him is altogether different than knowing Him! *tears fall* Through trials and tribulations you will find that He is too good, and will continually prove Himself faithful to your ever need/concern.

Keep on keepin' on!

Rosemarie said...

I added this to my blogroll of Featured February Posts.

Oh, and there is nothing like Jesus' "super" on our natural to get things done!

Rosemarie said...

Praise, thanksgiving, prayer, and meditating on the Word was preparation for the day and evenings trails. He had already given you the answers before you asked. That's what I'm talkin' about! He's too good!

Hawa Bond said...

Rock on, Blu!

I was wondering why V and I hadn't heard from you this weekend. I've been out sick (since Wed. nite!), and it looks like you've been braving some battles.

I love your strength... I can't wait to talk to you...

Lyrically speaking said...

A very uplifting post Miss Blu

BZ said...

I'm SO GLAD! I'm so glad to read this! I'm sorry that people were hurtful to you. But you know what? I'm thrilled that you kept your faith at work for you. Hope things get better. But really, what could be better than knowing YOU'RE BETTER than that bs other people try to bring to you?! God Bless, chica!

jus butterfli said...

all i'm g'on say is this:

it's truly a blessing when you KNOW that the battles of life are NOT yours, 'cause Daddy's already taken care of EVERY thing!

peace and alwayslove big sis!

Ingrid said...

I love this post. Some days you just need to keep the armor on all day. God gives us tools to help us each day, I'm glad you had the foresight to use them.