Humility Is Not Seeming Unheard

You know what I fear more than anything?  A friend to say when I’m gone that they didn’t know I was a Christian.

I often hear good-hearted people, that have an abundance of talent and love for God, say they don’t share because they don’t want to steal the spotlight or be in the forefront. They don’t want to look like a hypocrite. They don’t want to come off offensive or pushy. They don’t want to seem as if they are bragging about their blessings.

I’ve been guilty at times as well. However, we must fight that feeling.

As leaders of different ministries, we don’t have to assume credit to instill credibility in a legacy.
We don’t have to receive recognition to train others to recognize their own greatness.
What we do need, is to be in the places that will aid the lost to be found.
We do need to make such a change in the atmosphere that a person can never question if we knew Jesus.

I can guarantee in those times you don’t want to speak and seem argumentative or arrogant, the enemy is roaring loud and proud.

We need to make it known that we are blessed because God gave us the ability to bless others. That is our duty as a follower of Christ!

If you have a gift, talent, or something to share about your faith shout it from the mountain top! If you’ve been saved and have a testimony that will open eyes and change lives don’t sit quietly awaiting the perfect moment to speak. Every day is a test for you to testify!
There is a time to be quiet and your spirit will discern it but I can guarantee it is not within your witness.

I run into many clients in business that fear over-developing their brand or bringing too much attention to themselves.

Humility is not remaining in a shadow out of fear of appearing vain.
Humility is knowing that without God we are nothing and because of God we are empowered. Successful. Chosen.
Humility is strength.
Humility is selflessness.
Humility is love.

Be bold. Be a leader.
Speak for integrity.
Stand for Christ.

Be blessed.

#SilenceUnchained

“By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23-24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
http://bible.com/114/col.3.23-24.nkjv

Dear Future Husband

Dear future husband,
You are my king. You are my world.
I’d rather wait til we meet
Than be any other man’s girl.
Loyalty is my promise.
Serving you brings me bliss.
Loving you is my honor.
All of me is your gift.
🙏🏼

#futurefocused #waitonlove #myhappilyeverafter
#praytogether #staytogether
#poeticprofessions

Destined for Greatness

I was looking through old photos this evening and came across this one. Unfortunately it doesn’t bring back good memories.
The last time I wore this uniform was the day I watched my father get beaten to a pulp with weaponry at eight years of age by a man in blue, in front of all of my friends and their parents. I was then sprayed directly in the face with pepperspray and thrown into the back of a car. They also took my brother away in handcuffs for disrupting the peace after watching our father bleed to near death on the curbside. They wouldn’t let me touch him.

It was the only cheer event my father ever made it to.

This tiny little innocent face went from a star-struck Sailor to a premature adolescent with a huge chip on my shoulder and anger in my heart. I never cheered again. I never felt the same about being a child. I never trusted a person in uniform again.

I had nightmares for years. I feared being alone or leaving my home.
I was kicked off the team for school humiliation. I still have the letter stating why I didn’t belong. This situation was the only time my family ever made headline news. Thank God my Mother moved me away to Charlottesville. Even after leaving my hometown and not returning for a decade, I was still remembered as the little girl screaming “Don’t hurt my daddy,” in the paper.
I didn’t see my father for months except behind bars and in court rooms.

Innocence as I knew it, was dead.

I’ll never understand why that cop did what he did to me and my family. I do know I had to forgive him and I did many years ago.
It has taken me 21 years to move forward.

What I do take positive from this though is no matter how scarred I was publicly and internally, I am still free.
No matter how much shame I spent my entire childhood fighting, I am still loved.
No matter what damage I have done or others have done to me, I am still whole.
God completes me, not human acceptance.
And while this was one of the hardest things I had to face as a child, I have met many who had it way worse.

Never let a circumstance keep you from your destined purpose of greatness.

Hopefully someone will be moved from this. I know I was. Be blessed.

#SilenceUnchained

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Don’t Tell Me You Love Me

Don’t tell me you love me
When you know my heart
is unsafe in your hands.

Don’t tell me you love me
Just to misuse the art
Of being a one woman man

Don’t tell me you love me
When you won’t be here
As things hit the fan.

Don’t tell me you love me
Then call someone near
For a one night stand.

Don’t tell me you love me
Hoping I’ll stick around
For a second chance.

Don’t tell me you love me
Then push me out
When you don’t want romance.

Don’t tell me you love me
To use my loyalty for you
As your back up plan.

Don’t tell me you love me
Because I really did love you
And I deserve a better man.

bCat

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Agape Haiku

Agape love is
The highest form one can feel
Selflessly broken.

Agape love gives
When the world only receives
A heart unspoken.

Agape love lives
In the painting of what’s true.
Agape was you.

bCat

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When You Think of Me…

I loved you.
I won’t apologize for that
In fact I gave you all of me
And I want nothing back.

From you I gained the greatest gift
That I could ever earn.
I fought the hardest lesson I will ever learn.

Through your distance
I became free.
From your confusion
I grew to love me.

Despite of my brokenness
Regardless my flaws
You not loving me
Was the best thing I have lost.

I became my own best friend
Gave my hurt to Him who saves.
Now I can breathe again
He lifted me from my grave.

I don’t blame you.
My heart was torn before we met.
I never let you too close.
I knew my life was a wreck.

So full of sin
But too numb to feel.
I was ready to give in
Life became unreal.

You didn’t mean to save me
You were just living your life.
I was so far from my own heart
Then you said I’d make a great wife.

What you didn’t know
Was the decade I lost
Preparing to walk down the aisle
With my soul as the cost.

Your spirit reached down into mine
You didn’t have to do a thing
I felt a new reason to shine
My heart had a new song to sing.

We weren’t meant to stay in touch
I just became attached to you
It was as if your soul’s imprint
Bled through like a healing tattoo.

Thank you for hurting me
Thank you for pushing me away.
I found self love on this journey
And to that I’ll always be okay.

I can’t record this.
It’s far too deep
I hope you find what you want.
And have everything you need.

I’m blessed that we met.
You brightened the world I see.
I pray wherever you are
You still smile when you think of me.

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The Making of Silence Unchained

I remember when I only had 600 connections on Facebook. I know you may say numbers are just that. But in a world of marketing every number is an opportunity for change!
God told me he was going to multiply my reach tenfold if I remained disciplined.

I was dating someone at the time that was convinced social media was a joke.
He would laugh at me when I told him I wanted to make a media ministry through my outreach.
He told me “stick to my day job and keep bread on the table.”
He told me I was crazy for caring about people who would never go out of their way so much as to even like a post or share for me.
He mocked the name I wanted to use and said it would never grow. In fact he hated it so much he refused to follow it and told me no one would ever know of our relationship as long as I went this direction. We were scheduled to get married and he said he’d never give me his last name if I didn’t let this go.

I listened to him for a long time out of fear of losing his “love.”
I deleted sites and shut down my own networks. I stopped posting my own passions for years. I never shared my artwork. Half of my friends didn’t know I was a poet or even went to church.

I might have been silent but I was not stagnant. God used that time to help me with strategy and obedience. It took a lot of heartache and a ton of pain but years later by the grace of God, SU has a reach of over 20,000 and God is on the move in every step!!! This is only the beginning!!!!

It has taken years of therapy and practicing self-love to remove the negative voices from my own head. I am now well on my way by God’s grace and might of training people around the world how to practice positive living.

NEVER listen to someone or something that is deterring you from God’s plan. If you have a mission on your heart, if God awakens you with a vision do not worry about how! Just know God said GO and your way will be made.

I just want to say thank you truly to everyone of you who like and share my posts. It’s a sign to me that I’m doing the right thing and moving in the right direction. It’s an open door for someone in need to be encouraged. It means more to me than you could ever know.

💜🙏🏼 Be blessed. Be encouraged. Be unchained.
#SilenceUnchained
#Jeremiah29v11
#Phil413

#HowGreatIsOurGod

 

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Stop Dating Your Blessing

   This week has been full of great opportunities and I hardly have time for praise team practice tonight. Reciting a speech in the am, working on my book, helping my real estate clients, and maybe at some point may try to get some shut eye.
   The enemy told me to just skip, it’s only one session.
But God said NO with a stern voice and asked me to share for someone who needs this.
He reminded me that I’ve wanted to sing for over 15 years and I was comfortable enough to come back because I saw how faithful the other members had been and that someone may be led back to their own church by me remaining dedicated.
   He reminded me that just a few months ago I was in the bars trying to find the answer to my pain and now I am blessed to be able to sing for his glory in my story!
As beings of habit, it literally takes us one time of getting off track and before you know it, two months have gone by and you wonder what happened to your once clear direction.
   My Pastor once asked me when was I going to stop dating my church and commit. I laughed but it stuck with me.
We all tend to date many of the things we love, vs marrying them and it is exactly why we don’t get the fulfillment we desire. If we date God, date church, date practice, date reading the Bible, date in relationships, date our jobs, date our dreams – then naturally we allow ourselves to live so comfortably that we adapt to leaving things behind whenever life gets too complicated or hard. It’s just like a pendulum, it’s hard to get the first one going but once it does, it knocks the other balls right into motion.

   However out of selfishness, we often convince ourselves that instantaneous mediocre is better than lifelong stability and security. Just think about that business you’ve always wanted but you tell yourself I’ll just keep collecting this steady paycheck for now, then twenty years later you ask yourself why you never started that business.  Or maybe you started it, one thing set you back and you convinced yourself to “take some time off” as a decade slipped by.

NOTHING IN LIFE WORTH HAVING WILL EVER BE EASY.
In the hard times is when God speaks to us the most.
In the hard times is when faith is tested, and his face is truly revealed.
In the hard times is when we grow.
    It’s easy to show up for the fun times, free food, and great feelings that life can provide. It’s easy to skip practice, or tell ourselves that we can just go to church in our homes. But it’s the servants that hold down the Lord’s house and make ministries stay alive. Our attendance in all things is not necessarily about us at all. You don’t have to agree with me. Not everyone wants to be a servant of God. However, we were all made in his image and to glorify him. So if you ask me, I believe we were all meant to be that servant. Just many of us spend so much energy serving ourselves that we never get to experience the high of serving for God.
    So no satan, I know it’s only one practice but I refuse to date church or my love for God and his people anymore!
Someone stand with me.
    If you commit to something, stick to it out no matter how hard life gets or how busy you are.
In our loyalty is where God reveals our blessing.
Don’t let an entitled world keep you from a supernatural vision.
#Jeremiah29 #Psalms91 #Phil413
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