As much as I try to get away from blogging about subjects surrounding COVID-19, social injustice, global unrest, and political and religious divide, I cannot. The premise of my blogs is to hopefully, nudge the dial of the human heart towards good and better---and the afore subjects have surrounded the hearts that I wish to compel like an ocean. The sheer volume of emotions provoked in human hearts around the world, within the past three months, is thought provoking. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that there have been times that I’ve awaken in the middle of the night and asked myself, “Is this real?”, all while feeling like I’ve been caught in a space between reality and fantasy. The world as we know it, feels like being in the middle of an ocean surrounded by high winds, choppy waves, and an aggressive underlying current. People are fighting for answers, freedom, justice, and truth … it’s all beginning to sound like one big SCREAM. Notwithstanding, many of those voices are necessary in order to achieve substantial and effective change. As a mother, wife, and Christian woman, my concern in the midst of it all, is to ensure that my voice, convictions, and movement is sound and founded on Biblical truth. The Bible says, “wisdom is vindicated by all her children”, which reminds me that my conviction will someday give birth and reveal its validity. When the smoke clears, will my conviction be found standing? I’ve learned that humans are prone to subtle drifts in times of uncertainty and chaos, just like a ship in ocean waters. If you’re not careful, you can find yourself looking up and asking, “How and when did I get here?” I would like to remind you … do not drift! Life’s tumultuous winds do not have to move you to a place of ambiguity and away from honor. For me, objectively adhering to and framing my convictions around Scripture acts as an anchor to my soul and keeps me from drifting to undesirable places. One psalmist in the Bible exclaimed that God’s word was a lamp unto his feet, and a light unto his path---in essence, the Scriptures were his guide. May I ask you … what is your guide? Do you have a soul anchor that keeps you grounded and clear from drifting? When the smoke clears, will your conviction be found standing?
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep Your righteous judgments. (Psalm 119:105-106 NKJV)