Life is peculiar at times. It can seem the ones who are given the biggest dreams appear to have the worst obstacles and setbacks. Sometimes these obstacles make it impossible to even fathom the possibility of achieving your dreams. Some of the brightest most sincere kind hearted people I know seem like they have been dealt a bad stack of cards. Often times their lives are drenched with injustices, poverty and lack of opportunities. This can crush the spirit and cause self-doubt, discouragement, depression and sometimes anger. This crushed spirit begins to feed the mind continuous negative thoughts that cause a vicious cycle of unhealthy choices. Choosing poor relationships, lack of self-care and some may turn to the fast past night life, all these things masquerades the hurt of broken dreams.
I am a person who believes in God. I also believe that He is a very personal God who welcomes dialogue even uncomfortable topics that question Him. I asked Him one day about these “Black Birds” people who seem to be given an unfair shot at life. His response amazed me He said, “I placed the most beautiful minds and spirits inside of them. They are the ones with purpose far bigger than they can imagine. They have the gift of intuition coupled with feelings of compassion to change the world. They have been gifted with the ability to commune with me and hear me speak in their life.” He continued to say, “There is so much more but you wouldn’t be able to comprehend it all. The complexity of this world is beyond your understanding. There is a limit to what you are capable of grasping.”
But, He summed it up with these words, “The ones with the biggest challenges, setbacks and hardships are the ones who hold the greatest impact. They carry within them a fight and persistent, perseverance and tenacity of hope. Their life is not one of punishment for the beautiful jewels are the ones that have been refined through the fire. I love and care for them dearly my presence is always near even when it’s hard to see. I gave my Son Jesus this same cross to bear when He walked this earth…A life of poverty and hardship, just as His reward was great so shall yours be also. You are not the forgotten you’re my greatest testimony of over comers. It’s your stories that encourage, empower and inspire others. It’s your stories that teach us love. It’s your stories that plant seeds in others and makes the gardens of life grow.”