So…..it has been a week and some days since he won….
I’m still here …. and so are you…
I’ll never forget my feelings watching CNN with millions of viewers around the world and I’m sure you will not either.
So what now?
Ever since that day, literally in ONE week, the world has clicked on thousands of new memes on social media. The Joe Biden memes are my favorite of course, followed by the Shirley Ceasar “I got beans, greens, potatoes..” video remixes. All in an effort to… keep moving on… keep coping.. keep laughing….
As a Christian it’s hard responding to negativity, and chill, I’m not saying that if you are a Christian who voted for trump you’re evil, re-lax. God still loves you. LOL! No seriously, biko (meaning ‘please’ in english), you are free to vote and express yourself. I just will never allow any hate on my page or in my life FYI.
I digress. Back to my point. So, as a Christian, it is hard dealing with negative vibes and situations in general. Most times, like literally 99% of times, it is SO easy to just boop! ignore it. Out of sight Out of Mind. Or we just don’t talk about it. “Yeah girl, thats crazy.” and move on. Yeahhhh that’ll make the problem go away. Trust me, I don’t know the right answer either. I’ll tell you my honest to God reaction when you-know-what happened.
I went to sleep.
I woke up. I took a shower. I went to work. I was numb. I was sad. I robotically did what I do at work. I ate. I got off work. And then I was in my car ….driving…and stuck in traffic…and ultimately here in the small space of my car and bumper to bumper traffic, my thoughts become louder than a lit rock concert….
Everything started playing back. Reality started seeping in.
And I cried.
Now, chill again. I’m a gangster. I tell my friends and now you who is reading this. Gangsters don’t cry. Well, they do. Only when it counts. And this one….this time….this counted.
The reason why I cried was for people like my best friend Mo who is the most beautiful hardworking accountant and has been hoping and praying for years that her and her family have a fighting chance to become citizens one day. I thought of what her hope must look like now…
And then it hit me.
Hold Up! *dmx voice* Wait a minute ! *sneaks dance in*
Hope? Where was my hope before? hmm… I mean yes, you put your hope in humans who prove themselves to be capable leaders. We do that every day. But what happens when what IS happening ..happens? When we don’t trust who has been elected to be a good leader? Do I just boo hoo, drag my feet, and despair? Oh nah.
The last thing I’ll do is fear too.
So all’s well. It is well. IT will be well.
No matter what.
Be encouraged Y’all.
Fight for what you believe in. With Love. In Love. For Love.
Stop The Hate.
Never Give Up.
Keep Bettering Yourself.
Chin up my love.
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men, for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you Psalm 39:7
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony Colossians 3:14