24. May, 2017

SJW WEEK 14

Have you had one of those weeks whereby the news just keeps coming?

One left turn to another?

From one wrong move to another?

Have you had one of those days, where you are in dia need for a reset button?

Have you had one of those days where everything just goes from bad to worse?

Is it just me?

Speak up!

I know it cannot just be me in this predicament?

 

Why is transparency such a hard thing for mankind these days?

Why are we afraid to speak?

Why are we afraid to move?

Why are we afraid to just be?

 

You and me baby; we were one! I was in sync with you then all of a sudden I lost my balance. I was the Einstein! I was the creator of all things innovative. I choreographed our dance routine. I wrote our plays. I knew our script by heart. I took off my clothing and made sure you were home. You and I were in sync. Our DNA was the equation to mankind’s curiosity. I thought after all this I did not deserve such brutality and chaos but I was wrong. Nothing can shield you from life’s problems. At every street corner there lies another but I am seeing the beauty in my struggles. I am seeing hope in isolation and rejection. I am seeing love in my puddle of tears.

 

The more you push me, the more I will fight for you. Life has tried to break me these couple of days, but what life has no idea about, is that I will still stand. I stand when no one will stand with me. I will stand in the midst of the crowd. I stand in the face of closed doors. I stand when I am left on road corners with no way of getting home. I will still stand up for what I believe in; and in despite of my struggles. Even though right now life seems like it is burying me;

I will rise.

I will rise in the face of debt.

I will rise in the face of heartbreak.

I will rise when I have no one to talk to.

I will rise when I feel ugly.

I will rise in the face of disabilities.

I will rise in the face of discrimination.

 

I will stand for hope.

I will stand for life.

I will stand for love.

 

This season of life is teaching me that nothing lasts forever. The struggles we face are not permanent. These pains have an expiry date. I am more than this. Life can keep on testing me. People can continue to walk out on me, but I will keep moving. I do not know where I am going, but I know that I have come this far and there is no turning back. Despite how hot the weather may be, I will keep going. I refuse to be what the world says I would be. I am more than this! I am not just potential! I am a cause! I am a movement! In my mess a legacy will be birthed forth!

 

Don’t you just want to prove all those who said you are worthless, wrong? Don’t you want to formulate law and order?

The time to take that stand is now!

No more are just a container for potential but an explosion for purpose!

 

Where you start is not where you end up!

Today we will do more in our lives!

Today we decide to dream big!

Today we grab ambition and run the race of victor!

Today we compete against no one but the better version of ourselves that God said we could be!

 

No need to steal other’s ideas; today we create the impossible!

 

Do you know what I learnt?

 

David became king after he faced his giant (goliath). Therefore just know that it is only after you face your issue today that you can achieve your greatness. So be thankful for the issues, as it would only make you stronger and empowered to be the leader you were always meant to be.

 

So today when I am faced with hardships, I smile, because I know that this time will pass.

You are not alone.

Make sure you do not carry the cares of world by yourself.

 

  JASMINE CANNON-IKURUSI