Monday, August 4, 2014

#FOODFORTHOUGHT: WHEN YOUR LIFE IS A MESS

My life is a mess and I don't know what to do. I literally want to complain and list everything that's wrong but I can't. Because though He slay me, I know how good he has been. My Bishop keeps preaching about our grace, gifts, and the success that is about to come on our lives. I trust God but sometimes I just pray he doesn't forget about me when all of this begins to happen for everyone. That's what it seems like now. Everyone is doing well and I am so happy for them. But then I think, "Man, why aren't these things happening for me?!"

But just because I don't know what to do doesn't mean I am not going to do anything. Just because I want to quit doesn't mean I am going to halt everything in my life. Though I am in darkness, I will not forget that light exists. One thing I know, God is able. It doesn't look like it. It doesn't feel like it. But you just have to know it. Struggle hits everyone's life in one form or another. All we can do is give our cares to Christ and let him work it out for us. I want to just quit life but God gave me timelines. I have too much work to do. That's how I keep my mind off others and my eyes on Christ. The Lord keeps calling me to silence which is difficult and I am doing better. But I don't want to complain; I want the joy of the Lord on my mouth at all times. I want my life to be a praise. I want young girls to know that with God as your saviour and ruler of your life that all things are possible. If God blessed me then, he will bless me again. So I am just going to work through the mess and I am going to move forward. Your environment may be a mess but in you the Lord is using the mess to build a new, good work in you. Jesus loves you. SMOOCHES XOXO

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

#SAYNOMORE2BULLYING: SABRE'S STORY

 My name is Sabre Gooden. I am a 16 year old victim of bullying. I got bullied my freshman year in high school in the Fall of 2012. It started with a guy who wanted to become friends with me. There was another freshman who liked him but he picked on her. Instead of taking it out on him, she started bullying me everyday I was there. She would walk past me and try to bump me so we could start fighting. She would tell a big group of kids to start laughing at me for no reason. All the people I turned to, like my "friends," left me the next day. It got so stressful that my hair fell out, I started starving myself, and I had to start wearing glasses because my eyesight was being affected by the stressful situation. The counselors and teachers knew what was going on but acted as if they didn't care. My family spoke to people all the way to The Georgia State Board of Education and they did nothing. After I told the assistant principal that I wanted to retaliate, he had police follow me around the school each day. 



My only option to not get in trouble was to leave and do homeschooling. My mom took me out of the school January 14, 2013. I sat at home for a year in isolation doing homeschooling. This made me very anti-social. I got the opportunity to speak about my bullying experience on November 15 of last year on WAOK radio. I even spoke about my ideas for my campaign but I didnt get any support. I was so depressed after all of this that I overdosed on 3,000 mgs of pills. I went to a crisis stabilization center for 2 weeks earlier this year. It was like rehab for teens with suicidal thoughts. When I realized that I could have died from those pills and I was able to get out of the rehab, I got my motivation back to continue this campaign (SayNoMore2Bullying). I just want to get the opportunity to tell my story to anyone that needs to hear because I know suicide is not the only option after being bullied. My plan is to go to different schools and do different activities as well as tell my story for motivation to others who may need it. 

It is simply amazing that Sabre has the courage to turn her situation around and use her struggles with bullying as motivation to encourage others not to give up on themselves. Bullying is a serious issue which should be acknowledged as such. I thank the Lord that Sabre is still here to tell her story because her story is going save someone's life. Please support by donating: http://www.gofundme.com/bo6ejg. Also follow her, on Twitter (@SNM2B) and Facebook (Saynomore2bullying). Last, not least, sign her petition that will push the enforcement of anti-bullying laws: https://www.change.org/petitions/nathan-deal-and-u-s-house-of-representatives-enforce-anti-bullying-laws-in-schools#share

You are awesome Sabre! Please support her!!! SMOOCHES XOXO