Are you Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?
That phrase was coined by civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hammer, 1964. In her autobiography This Little Light of Mine, she describes how at six years old, she became trapped in the cycle of poverty and debt as a sharecropper during the post slavery era in Mississippi.
She recounts her story here:
The hard life started young. “ I never will forget, one day -I was six years old and I was playing beside the road and this plantation owner drove up to me and stopped and asked me, could I pick cotton? Mrs. Hamer told an audience years later. “I told him I didn’t know and he said, ‘Yes, you can. I will give you things that you want from the commissary store,’ and he named things off like Crackerjacks and sardines… “So, I picked 30 pounds of cotton that week, but I found out what actually happened was he was trapping me into beginning the work I was to keep doing, and I never did get out of his debt again.”
She further goes on to share how, being trapped in a cycle of oppression, poverty and social injustice caused her to become sick and tired of being sick and tired and catapulted her into a lifetime of advocacy within the civil right era.
Mills, Kay. This Little Light of Mine, The Life of Fannie Mae Hamer, 1994.
There are myriad reasons why you feel the need for change in your life, perhaps you too feel that there has to be more to life than this, or perhaps you are tired of living a life of mediocrity. You may feel as though you were called to do something greater, but you just don’t know where to begin. Perhaps you have tried on your own strength to make changes to your life-set some resolutions and smart goals, only to end up in the same station in life year after year.
If this is you, be encouraged, you are not alone in this, the Bible which is our instruction manual, our constitution as you will- assures us in 2 Peter 1: 3 that by his divine power, God has given us everything we need to live a Godly life (emphasis mine). How you may ask? The answer is also found in the bible. Romans 12:2b says to be transformed by renewing your mind. This means that by taking certain action steps, you can renew your mind, you can change those thoughts that keep you from walking into the fullness of the life you were created to life in HIM.
To facilitate this change you need a team, you need the big three, the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit. You need like minded individuals who will encourage and inspire you to push through when you are feeling discouraged.
God desires us to live life to the full. His word confirms that his plans are to prosper us and to give us an expected end. (Jer 29:11). His destiny for our lives were determined before the beginning of the world! Can you imagine that?
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