Let Them Walk….

I can never share this sermon by Bishop T.D Jakes enough. It is one that I have printed the transcript for and taped it to the mirror in my bathroom. There are often times when someone wants to leave our lives and our first instinct is to the ask or beg them to stay. Not realizing that sometimes you have to let people walk away from you, and that doing so is OKAY! This is my  blessing to someone who is holding on to people who truly want to leave.

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“There are people who can walk away from you.
And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk
Away from you: let them walk.
I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you,
Loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you,
Staying attached to you.
I mean hang up the phone.
When people can walk away from you let them walk.
Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.
The Bible said that, they came out from us that it might
Be made manifest that they were not for us.
For had they been of us, no doubt they
Would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]
People leave you because they are not joined to you.
And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.
Let them go.
And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person it just means
That their part in the story is over. And you’ve got
To know when people’s part in your story is over so that you
Don’t keep trying to raise the dead.
You’ve got to know when it’s dead.
You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something.
I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift,
I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful,
it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God
Means for me to have He’ll give it to me.
And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it.
Stop begging people to stay.
Let them go!!” ~Bishop T.D. Jakes

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Fairwell to a King

Early yesterday morning news began to spread throughout St. Louis’ social media circles that the life of Activist Darren “King D” Seals had been taken. The details of his demise are not what’s important but more so what he stood for. Details surrounding his untimely death can be found here http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/07/us/ferguson-protest-leader-darren-seals-found-dead-in-vehicle.html?_r=0. screen-shot-2016-09-06-at-9-04-25-pm

I knew Darren personally and was often in complete awe of his conversation and his knowledge. He was passionate and driven for the causes he supported. We didn’t always see eye to eye but none the less my respect for him was real. Those who knew Darren and those who knew of him are in mourning, Saint Louis, Missouri is in mourning as we try to understand the who and the why. We lost one of our own and we can’t seem to grasp a complete understanding, so instead of claiming conspiracy theories and guesses. He stood with the family of slain teen Mike Brown in Ferguson, he would get off work from his job at General Motors and help find lost children, he was a man for his community. Today all I can do is  simply offer my condolences to a man who stood for what he believed in, fought those who were afraid to fight for themselves and was a man of many words. As well as to his mother and younger brother of whom he dedicated his life.

A true King who joined a fight that those who followed alongside him will continue.  Rest in Power King Darren, you may now take your rightful place among those like you. Your legacy will forever be remembered and the fight for justice will continue. You are loved dear heart!

REST IN POWER AND LOVE!

“The Price of Freedom is Death.”~Malcolm X

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