UrbanDictionary.com defines the term ‘poetry slam‘ as
“a type of poetry, usually a competition, expressing the personal story and/or struggle of the poet, usually in an intensely emotional style.
Very powerful, sincere, and moving.”
Now I’ve seen many a poetry slam and have always admired the courage and guts it takes to get up in front of a group of mostly strangers and lay all your ‘stuff’ out there for all to judge. I don’t think I could actually DO that – do you?
Its been confirmed by multiple sources, including myself, that I am in a funk. I have been in a really gnarly place lately. I’m talking abouta very familiar, very unwelcome place where I spent too much of my life in years past, trying to convince everyone including myself that I was doing just fine, thank you very much! I was a woman that worked hard, loved my family and friends, and thought that if I just kept pluggin’ things would get better… somehow, some way.
You are worthless. I hate you. You don’t deserve to be alive.
What I have learned is that God sees the big picture and knows the whole story from beginning to end. I do not.
– Truth is the greatest weapon I have. It’s what kills lies.
TRUTH kills lies!
All of the destructive, soul killing lies that bounce around in my head – wildly out of control –
are DEAD as soon as TRUTH is thrown into the mix.
It’s called FREEDOM. Truth really DOES set us FREE!!
And the truth is what God says it is. Period.
Truth that tells you that ‘you are LOVED unconditionally‘, to the moon and back, by the Creator of the Universe!
Truth that SEES me, and yet beckons, ‘Come to me with your weariness and burdens and I will give you REST,’ and ‘Whosoever will, let her come…’
Truth that tells me that He is who He says He is! I am who GOD says I am! The head and NOT the tail!
Truth that willingly climbed onto a tree and chose to love me like no one else ever would.
Are you struggling to get & stay FREE from something?
What do you do in those moments?