Tag: exhortation

Keep Moving – You are Somebody!!

Inspirational words/exhortation “Keep Moving” by Revd Martin Luther King Jnr (transcribed from a video)

This is the most important and crucial period of your lives…some of the things that should be in your life’s blueprint, you must have

1.A deep belief in your own dignity, in your own worth in your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel you are a nobody. Always feel that you count.
Always feel that you have worth and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

2.As a basic principle the determination to achieve excellence. In your various fields of endeavour are going to be deciding as years, days unfold what you will do in life, what your life’s work will be. Once you set out, do it and do it well. Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway just be a trail. If you can’t be the sun just be a star, for it isn’t by size that you win or fail, be the best of whatever you are.

3.A commitment to the eternal principles of beauty, love and justice. Life has been for none of us a crystal stair but we must keep moving, we must keep going. If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means keep moving!
#keepmoving

When I saw the video with above inspirational words by Revd Martin Luther King Jane on a friend’s Facebook page in March this year, it reminded me of a poem I wrote last year:

Ability To Be A Somebody

A nobody can become a
somebody some day.
If not today or tomorrow it
shall be one day, ’cause
everybody has the ability.

It is possible if you do not lose focus or direction but set your sights on your vision, based on wisdom from the Divine Book of instruction.

Use the key of divine knowledge to open doors. Advance at the beat of the sound of your vision calling,
the pace is set by the rhythm of the songs of your heart resounding.

In the ascent to be a somebody, joys and trials are unwrapped as gifts, moulding for you a heart of integrity.

The blessed vision is a reflection of the somebody you have aimed to be beckoning as from the sky,
full of wisdom and knowledge of the Most High.

Be a somebody today to help a nobody find their way some day.

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 17/09/2016

EXHORTATION – A Christlike Self Perspective: Never disabled, forever unstoppable

Let nothing & no one call you “disabled” (incapable, unable, unworthy, insignificant etc…)

Will you allow others to label you and so define you? Will you accept their definition of you as opposed to God’s ? The negative definition that seeps into not only your conscious mind but also your subconscious, resulting in self limitation, under-valuing your capabilities or even prevents you from seeing what you are capable of!

The state of being “disabled” whether physical or spiritual is a matter of perspective. If you have a life in God, one of your key taglines should be “I am always capable through Christ”. Don’t be like a prisoner
-who has had their chains removed but is still standing in a bound position.
-whose prison doors are open but he cannot see it and is still sitting in the prison. Jesus came to set the captives free (Isaiah 61).

When in Christ, there is nothing you cannot achieve in life, regardless of your

✝️physical state, Nick Vujicic is an example, he said
“I don’t believe I am disabled. Yes, I may have no limbs, but no big deal. It doesn’t matter how I look—
it’s WHO I AM and WHAT I CAN DO that matters!”
(in picture below) check out his life story and achievements to the glory of God.

✝️youth: David who became king of Israel was a youth when God started to use him. By God’s power and might he was able to fight against the lion and the bear while tending to his sheep in the wilderness.
He developed the “I can” self perspective that was from God, so that the giant enemy of Israel, Goliath feared by adults of the army of Israel was “chicken feed” in his eyes.
God brought David up to believe he could do all things through God who strengthened him. This ought to minister to us as to how to bring up children or young people. The perspective of one’s self is so important and will determine the course of one’s life.
In our day, God is using young people mighty as it was prophesied by the prophet Joel (Joel 2:25).

✝️little or no education: God gives wisdom and ability to excel for His sake and there are many cases of men and women of God who have not had the privilege of being educated at all or have very elementary education, who are doing exploits for God while demonstrating His wisdom and anointing as they do so.

Let us always see ourselves as children of God who can do all things through Him and Him alone.
Jesus said
“5I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned.”(John 15:5-6 KJV)

It is time for us to discard limiting self-perspectives and live in the reality of Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Blessings Deborah Esther ❤️

©Feb2017 DENyamekye
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Black Lives Inspirationals – Poetry

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Introduction:

I felt inclined this month of October to commemorate and pay homage to the enduring, persevering and often Christ-filled  race of people called “black” who reside all over the world and have a rich redemptive history in the face of great adversity.

This inclination was not consciously enacted because in the U.K. where I reside October (this month in which I wrote them) is Black History month, however I am glad it coincidences with Black History Month.

I have written four poems, I place under the specific category of writings called   “Black lives inspirationals” one is personal or autobiographical and entitled “The Me I Know” click here to read.

The other three are below:

(I) Blacks

(II) Black is not

(III) He Never Left His Own

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(I) Blacks

Blacks, a people of relevance and durability through centuries
of difficulty. A people stretched in their faith in self, in man and
God befitting a yearly award for the race most malleable,
but not gullible, the race most disrespected but  introspective.

Inspecting within for a speck of light in a world that works to
extinguish the equality flame for reasons that are insane and lame.

Blacks, a race with a civilisation that’s rich in Africa and across
the seas in lands of settlement and captivity.
A  people of my motherland, stolen, beaten, lynched and fed to
alligators across the seas with a brokenness and wounds many
choose not to see, as those of the Messiah who hang on a tree.

Blacks, gifted with a creative flow and it shows as they are
pioneers and birthers among the greats and ministers to their
God who for generations has cradled them in their messianic
battered realms.

I pay homage to blacks, a people with hope and aspirations as
any race, but with more tears and toil to become accepted members
of the human race.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 10/10/2016

(II)  Black is not.

Black is not slack,
or equal to muck,
nor confined to a life
of lack in a status quo
that’s a dead end track.
Black is not.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 10/10/2016

(III) He Never Left His Own

A broken form as a dark shadow walks in broad daylight
but sees it as night.
Hardened by traumas of repeated taunts
and lies he is as a black board sprawled with painful words.

Words like daggers embedded in his dejected form hurled
in generations past that scream from ancient gates
“inferior!” “useless!”.

The blood drenched wiper of ordinances against a people
enslaved never left.
He came with vengeance, settling
forever amid tears and chants of the blues in homes as prisons
in a strange land.

By his blood and the power of his might he blots out iniquities,
curses, the power of words that sting.
Every wipe is a swipe at
death, that says “where is your sting?” so that the once dejected
now healed people can sing a new song to Christ the King.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 9/10/2016

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