So, I happened to come across a video tape the other day and I was very disturbed after viewing this video to say the least.
Okay, I literally balled my eyes out. It was a tape of a young women being physically harassed by several other young women. I usually don’t click into those kinds of videos, and for good reason.
But after looking at this video I was troubled most because while all this was happening, everyone just seemed to have there phones on video, taping. NO one seemed remotely moved that this was someones daughter, sister, cousin, friend, or neighbor.
Even if that didn’t cross their minds, the fact that she is a human being should have provoked some type of emotion. Well it did seem to incite them, but that’s not the emotion I was quite expecting or looking for.
After watching this madness all I could think was, what if that was my son being mauled like that and instantly the tears came soaring and they wouldn’t stop.
I began to call on the name of JESUS! And I began to repent for not being as concerned about the state of our nation as I should be.
About a year and a half ago I went natural and every since then YouTube has become by best friend and my greatest distraction. I’ve watched almost every natural video imaginable. Every night I have to see one before going to bed. There has been times when I’ve forgotten to pray because I’m so into these videos that I just end up falling asleep watching them. I had gotten so caught up in the bubble that is natural hair that I forgot that there were more pressing matters to consider other then my hair. I realized that my priorities had gotten so off track.
My thoughts were that, I’m missing the mark and I don’t want to be one to stand by idly and just allow the enemy to try and destroy the works of our Father.
Being conscious of what is happening and not liking the direction we’re heading in is one thing, but falling on your knees and crying out to Jesus is another thing altogether.
I began to thank God for His hedge of protection. Sometimes I take for granted all that God is doing in the life of my family and loved ones lives as well. I’m sometimes waiting on something great to happen, that I forget to be grateful for all the things he’s doing. I thank you now for Your protection. None of my family members are lying in a hospital, we’re in our right minds, we have food to eat and a place to sleep. God you’re so good and I don’t want to take you for granted.
As you read this, I’m sure you may be able to relate as well.
I realize that it’s up to us, Gods children, to humble ourselves and began to really seek God and become the change that we want to see. We can’t depend on politicians or anyone else to correct the wrongs that have been made. We have to stop what we’re doing and with faith petition God for change.
I’m by no means perfect; I can easily get distracted. All I know is that I’m determined to do better. I’ve decided to challenge myself to not watching YouTube after 10pm until next Thursday. That may sound late to some, but don’t forget I’m a night owl.
Maybe your like me who gets caught up in a lot of other things and forget to pray for or do the things that are most important.
If so, then I challenge you to take it one day at a time Don’t give up; be tenacious about being who God has created you to be.
Here’s To Your Spiritual Health!!!