Monday, November 21, 2011

You say I'm who?

It’s so important to know who you are--There will be no shortage of people in this life who will try to impose their view of you upon you--Some with good intentions and others with ill intentions--If you haven’t discovered yourself for yourself you can find yourself very confused--

A great place to start and end is to discover what God has to say about you in His word written and His revelatory word spoken--God can take a quality that man might view as a flaw and turn it into your greatest asset—He’s never demeaning or condescending--Passive aggressive or condemning--If you're open He’ll teach you who you are and guide you through making necessary changes with patience and love—It's a process, but it's well worth—

A huge plus—You’ll no longer be moved by the fickleness of man—In love with the way you tilt your head slightly to the left one day and hating it the next

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gaining hope through small accomplishments.

8/30/11 7:00am –
The journey from reading or hearing a word from God to actual manifestation of that word can be daunting at times.
Example: God has called me to be a writer, but he has also called me to clean my house—I don’t mean straighten up—I mean clean out closets, under couch and bed—unpack completely after living in my apartment for a year and a half.
Saturday:  I start—Pulling things out and vacuuming carpeted closet floors.  My apartment by Sunday was a disaster area. 
Sunday:  I actually had to stop because I was so overwhelmed and didn’t know where to begin—My apartment, full of stuff that I had pulled from cracks and corners—Wanting to complete the right now tasks, but being so overwhelmed by the clutter that I was frozen. 
Monday:  I was blessed with another day off and didn’t want to miss the opportunity.  So I started to clean again.  Then I got the word to stop spreading myself thinly throughout the apartment and focus in on one area at a time.   The area I chose to complete was one that could seem small or even go unnoticed by someone entering the apartment, but I know the work it took to move furniture and bind wires and dust and wash. 
Tuesday:  I woke up to an apartment that isn’t finished, but when I looked at the focal point from the day before, it gave me hope that the tasks I began would be completed. 
I know that faith is present—By faith my apartment is already clean.   That’s what pushed me to start.  The hope gained by accomplishing the day to day—The step by step that leads me to the ultimate finish line is what pushes me not to stop—
Hope that what God promised in His word written and spoken will come to pass—No matter what things look like or how people perceive what I do or have done.  It’s up to me to remain focused and to never quit until I see full manifestation of what I know in my heart to be true.
 “Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.”  Romans 4:18

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My First Time

I sit here wondering why Blog--Not something I thought I would ever do, but here I sit.  My name: Teisha Latay Hickman.  An African American woman--When I asked my mother, "Why Teisha Latay?"  She answered, "It seemed French."  I love her. 

I am a Christian.  My status as a Christian overrides everything else--My blackness--My womanhood--My status as daughter, sister, friend.  If I live my life as a Christian well I will be a better everything else—

Watching the world around me it seems that there are so many who see that title—Christian-- as a dirty word.  In many way's I understand the feeling.  So many of us--Christians--spend a great deal of time in opposition to one another and in opposition to what we're called to believe.  It's no wonder how people can be confused and even disgusted by the hypocrisy portrayed.  We represent Him--We are Christianity.

Ever since I made the decision to live this life for real, to give my whole self over to God it hasn't been easy.  The rewards however, far outweigh the difficulties--Now every problem is just another opportunity to practice moving mountains--To listen for directions on which way to move--To allow His love to wash over me and heal a hurting heart.  It saddens me to think my actions could ever turn anyone away from the thing that saved my life--

Well...I'm not sure what this Blog will turn out to be, but I look forward to my second time.

Thank you for reading.
God Bless