I am done being silent.
All my life I have let others take control, telling me what to do, showing me who to follow, and belittling my whole being. But it all stops here.
I am what I am, and I do what I do because it is MY calling, MY faith, and MY journey. No one* is going to bully me any more.
Do I sound angry? I hope so.
It is my sincerest belief that any one who tries to control another, injecting their self-centered agenda into another being is a most venomous viper, worthy of contempt. I wash my hands, feet, and body (soul) of their grimy filthy dust.
Righteous anger aside, I am happy to say that it is now Jesus who I give control. It is Jesus in whose steps I follow. It is Jesus who shows me what to do. But most importantly, it is Jesus who reveals in me that I am both strong and beautiful.
Too long have the lies been told that you and I are worthless and incapable. The time is now for all to realize that our strength has come to write our own stories with the best ink the world has ever seen. Come with me now as I write my story with the (pen) power and ( ink) blood of Jesus. I invite you to believe and do the same.
* Disclaimer: I myself am the foremost person who lied, controlled, and belittled myself. It is not only others who are to blame for the enslavement of lives. Jesus frees us from ourselves as well as the grubby, influential hands of small men and women who wish to boast in themselves of the truth. I will follow Jesus and bear his dust as my mark of a disciple, not anyone else’s dust.
(NOTE: I am not including a list of religious leaders who played a part in my spiritual bullying as they are a distraction from Jesus, having disrupted enough lives already, as well as been a waste of my time and oxygen. Jesus is all we need. )