The Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I can take up the whole blog just talking about the Word of God and how He assures us that everything is go by to be alright; but when you are in that difficult moment, and you can’t see past the confetti…Where do you draw the strength to really have hope when life storms blows and the sunshine is no where is sight?
We all have difficulties in life, Lord knows I have had many. And yes I do know “that this too shall pass” and “joy come in the morning”. I know, I’ve been there more times than I care to remember. This time around, it’s different. As I write this blog post, for the Black Girls Blogging Challenge, I am unemployed, no income, rent is due that can’t cover, I have bills due that I can’t pay, and no food in my house. But God is still good! I have a business that I am trying to get people to buy from. I have great products, because my loyal customers support. But then the money I make, I can’t buy inventory…cause I have to buy food. Or put gas in the care to take my son to school or give it to him so he can eat, even if I don’t. Yep this storm right here is at an all time high on my recto scale of life. Many nights I have cried myself to sleep asking God when my morning is coming. I made sacrifices for my children that my mother TRIED to make me feel bad about, and though it hurt me to hear her say things she knows nothing about, I look and my two adult daughters and see the manifestation of my sacrifice. She hurt me so bad with her words, that I cried from the pit of my soul…God reminded me that He understood the lack of appreciation for the sacrifice because He too, laid down His life so that we may be saved, and return to a relationship with the Father… Even I had to say sorry.
My difficult moment is NOW! I am living in it, through and I know I AM COMING OUT OF IT. My heart bleeds for my son. He is a witness to this storm, but I am great fun to him and for him because not once has he complained! He is just rolling with Mommy!
In August of 2014, I sat in my corporate office, cried out to God and told him I didn’t want to be here, I wanted to be home, working from home, to be available for my son, my Black Male Son, whom society has deemed expandable and his life no meaning. I also knew that God was going to grant that request, but not in my perfect image of how it should be. So I said to God “Whatever you do, however you do it, “HELP ME THROUGH THE PROCESS.” Because I have been through storm before and God has brought me out, I know He will again. But when what you see does not align with what you know…
I am going through the process because on the Other Side of This…There will be Glory!
I created “Unveiled by Dominique” for me and women like me to come from behind this veil of pretense and be transparent because what we go through is not for us, but to be a testimony to someone else. I am not alone in my struggle, someone out there has been down this road before and made it out…And so will I. Though hard to see NOW, this storm is making me stronger. My tears are water for my garden of praise, and my story will someday encourage someone else.
Are you willing to step behind the veil and share your difficult moment?
The Unveiling has started, and I am grateful!!