Yesterday, I was reminiscing on my childhood and growing up in Washington DC (17th D St. S.E.) was a lot of fun. I grew up being blessed with A LOT of female cousins and only one male cousin. I was remembering how playing “Hide & SEEK” was one of my favorite things to do besides just sitting on the porch chilling watching the cars go down D St. I can remember how I would get so amped when it was MY TURN to find my cousins that were hiding. First , I would say to myself ok “Who do I REALLY want to find” . Second, I would say, Ok “Who is the most difficult to find” (Even as a child I liked a challenge). I really can only recall a VERY few women growing up that I felt were TRUE believers and encouraged me to be a Godly women. Today when I think about how BOLD I am for Christ I think about finding/KNOWING the lost and in my head saying “Tag you’re IT”(To myself) before I began my journey thru Christ in encouraging /praying /loving/being a LIVING example of Christ to them.
Matthew 10:26 “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known”. I think about how when the SAVED and UNSAVED(Sometimes it’s hard for me to tell them apart, BUT God KNOWS) take actions against me such as PURPOSELY doing/saying things that SHOULD bring me/my spirit, harm/hurt. I ALWAYS feel in those moments God whispering to me “Tag YOU’RE it” & in my heart I LIVE BY the FACT that God KNOWS ALL & SEES ALL so NO MATTER if people think their PLAYING “Hide and SEEK” with me or whoever their trying to FOOL….GOD KNOWS AAAAALL!!!!
God knows everything that has happened and everything that will happen. He knows when we do things for the wrong reasons and when we do things for the right reasons. All things we do should be to serve Him and bring glory to Him. Today I want to TRULY encourage someone, when God “TAGS” you, you respond according to the WILL of God & not the WILL of the OFFENDER. James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because WHEN he has stood the test, he will receive the victor’s crown, the life God has promised to those who love him”. Today I want EACH of you to begin praying for those that offend you and also take a CLOSE look at their lives (Misery Loves Company) because a lot of times people can look at other people and want them to be ANGRY because DEEP DOWN inside they’re ANGRY/UNHAPPY with themselves/their lives. I TRULY encourage prayer for these people DAILY withOUT ceasing because God & God ALONE can CHANGE any person or situation. So, STOP…I said STOP being down on yourself because this person or that person is causing you grief…Look what they did to Jesus!!! & He ENDURED ALL OF IT for US….So, “Tag YOU’RE it” go and be a LIGHT in this DARK world. SHOW the world that THRU Christ WE WILL BOLDLY & FABULOUSLY overcome ALL that this WORLD has to offer us in Jesus Name.
“Fridays with Monisha S. Carter”