Friday, July 29, 2011

The power of unity

Have you ever noticed that when you are trying to do something big, something good or something positive; haters seem to come out of the woodwork?  I am naturally a home-body so I tend to shy away from others and their drama/ conflict but I believe that when you are called to do something, you cannot let the negative influence of others stop you. Networking and socialization is critical and necessary to accomplish big projects and tasks. If a problem needs to be addressed, we must face it head on but we must do so in love. We have to have faith that our efforts will flourish because our hearts are in the right place.  Misunderstandings can be cleared up with communication but jealousy and hate is a ugly animal and there really is nothing that we can do individually, to stop it. Maybe just maybe... if enough people start working together in love and unity, we will become the majority and haters and individualists will become outcasts that will take cover and hide or learn to set self aside and join the movement of love and unity.  Until that glorious day comes; just take hate as a sign that you are doing something that is worthy of people's envy and energy and use that as motivation to keep going. Sure it would be nice if everyone supported each other and worked together toward common goals but the world is filled with mistrust.  It's understandable that people don't trust each other in this day and age given all of the greed and selfishness that runs rampant in western society but until people learn to trust each other, they will remain stagnant because they are holding themselves back. We as a people must understand that working together will help all parties accomplish goals and reach their destinations faster.  There is power in unity.
The Bible has this to say in Ephesians 4 verses 13-24:

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

 17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

 19Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

 20But ye have not so learned Christ;

 21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

 22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

 24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Shine On
Haters may come
and haters may go
but I would never let
a hater wreck my flow
because one monkey don't
stop no show
and plus I already know
that everything I do is destined to glow
Haters, throw your stones
Have a free throw
unlike you, I am not working for self
God is my C.E.O
He knew your scheme a long time ago
so your attempts to stop me are futile
I am the Creator's child
you may not like my style
but it will speak to your heart
your attacks will be stopped before
they start.
You may wonder how I flourish
when I am so new to the scene
and I don't mean to be mean
but this thing is bigger than you and me
Here's a clue for you
Read Proverbs Three
See, I learned not to lean
on my own understanding
so God directs my path
in all things.
You still think you are wise
but its only in your own eyes;
and maybe in the eyes of those
who like you
have not learned to flee from evil
you fancy yourselves as regal
but to me it sounds more like fecal.
A real queen would know that unity
is the key to any successful kingdom
so while you bask in the glory of your own
wisdom, you will continue to cry victim;
while I and the other chosen ones,
 shine on.

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