Black Music Month Series, Growth/Maturity, Obedience, Spiritual Therapy, Stress, Trusting God

Yesterday

The blogs that we have shared over this Black Music Month have been inspirational and very telling. Some of them have been personal experiences and some have been messages inspired by God for others. They have had common themes of love, gratefulness, healing, faith and moving forward. It has been a purging process for many as they anxiously await the message of the day and the song affiliated with it; but these are more than just words and songs. We are writing to share experiences and reach souls.  We want you be the best you! Leave everything else in yesterday.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-31 NIV

I had enough heartache and enough headaches
I’ve had so many ups and downs
Don’t know how much more I can take
See, I decided that I cried my last tears yesterday

Being happy is a choice. When your soul is exhausted and you find yourself at your wits end turn to Jesus and He will give you rest. Many times we get so bogged down in the moment or in the seasons of our life that happy is nowhere on our horizon; however, if you let go of the baggage and decide to have no more drama you will find yourself pretty close to Happy’s doorsteps. This journey to happiness doesn’t mean that you won’t experience pain, heartbreak, failures and other disappointments but it does mean that you will put it in perspective and move forward.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV 

Either I’m going to trust you or I may as well walk away
‘Cause stressing don’t make it better
Don’t make it better, no way
See, I decided that I cried my last tears yesterday

As I write this I am reflecting over the thousands of situations I have stressed about in my lifetime. I can’t think of one situation where my stress resolved the issue, got it fixed faster or better. Can you? Why is it so hard to trust God when He is a God who has NEVER failed us? God gives us the power of choice and we can either trust that He is going to do as He says or we can stress about it and give up. My grandmother always tells me “talk to God about it Chanceé and see won’t He fix it, He can do it all.” 

There ain’t nothing too hard for my God, no
Any problems that I have
He’s greater than them all
So I decided that I cried my last tears yesterday

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

As we put our Yesterdays in their proper place, we may feel alone but I am reminded that He always has eyes on us and never leaves us. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.  Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 NIV

Because God is the truth, I can confidently move away from yesterday and every thing associated with it.  I can let He who watches the sparrow have control so that I can get to happy.

Dear Daddy,

In my moments of weakness, remind me that You are the burden bearer and the heavy load sharer. Lord, help me to recognize those things that belong in Yesterday so that I can move to higher ground today. As I make decisions that may be unpopular and uncomfortable remind me that You are always with me and will never leave me alone. Thank You for being true to Your word and watching over me even more than You do the sparrows. In Jesus’ Name, Amen! 

Ladies, I EMPOWER you to make a decision on your future and cry your last tears YESTERDAY. As difficult as it may be, turn it over to God because realistically what can YOU do about it? In your daily walk, remember He constantly watches over You so there is no need to worry. God’s got it!

In celebration of my last blog for Black Music Month (and because I am having a praise break), please enjoy this double play:

“Yesterday” by Mary Mary 

“His Eye is on the Sparrow” by the Mississippi  Children’s Choir

Ms. Chancee` Lundy currently resides in Atlanta, GA and is an entrepreneur as she is the co-owner of Nspiregreen, LLC an environmental consulting firm. She is also a dedicated daughter, sister, friend, community servant, and child of God. She is passionate about causes that truly uplift the community. This week she is leaning on Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.

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10 thoughts on “Yesterday”

  1. Chancee, this post is a wake up call for us all. Sometimes we have to leave yesterday where it is and see the glory of the new day that the Lord has made. I really enjoyed reading this because I am experiencing this as we speak. From now on I plan to let go and Let GOD!! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tasha it has been a wake up call for me too. There are some things that just belong in Yesterday. We can’t be happy living with some of the “stuff” from yesterday. Let it go and I will too….

  2. Thanks for mapping out the journey to Happy! I love to visit that place…as a matter of fact, I love to RESIDE there!

    You are so right about the themes of the EM’s this month. It’s amazing how God works. We had a vision for Black Music Month and He took that and connected each person’s writings to have common themes. He is AWESOME!

    Great post, thanks!

    1. Thanks Krissy! He truly is awesome. Sometimes I like to go back and read the Empowermoments of the past. I realize that I am growing as I learn more and get more perspective. This is such a great vehicle to transform lives. I love it!

  3. Chancee the EmpowerMoments/ Music shared this month were awesome. No matter what time I’m able to check my email, I open the EM’s up first. I learn new scriptures and any ill feelings/thoughts I have vanish. I want to be HAPPY at all times and wish happiness to ALL. Thank you

    1. Amber I am glad that you are enjoying them. They are a great way to start the day. We are all learning through this process and I pray that God heals, restores and brings happiness to all that are within reach of this blog.

  4. “can’t think of one situation where my stress resolved the issue, got it fixed faster or better. ” Slowly learning this, well rapidly actually, lol. I love this song. I’ve been singing it all day, just now having a chance to post.

  5. Kay I feel ya. I wrote this but I am definitely a work in progress too. Stressin just does not make it better.

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