You are in my thoughts. You are in my mind. I wrote you a few letters and haven’t heard back. Why are you silent? Are you okay? I’m crying out because I’m having troubles discovering my place in this world and finding my voice. I need your wisdom, I need your guidance, Naomi.
Where are you?
I yielded your teachings to me as a babe but have I been winged from your milk? Why in my older years are you silent? Naomi, I lack wisdom and maturity. It’s not that I’m immature but you are older and wiser. Life is blindsiding me by things I know you’ve experienced.
Why don’t you reach out more?
Why don’t you warn me from the pit falls and potholes you’ve fallen into? Why must my generation stand on our own feet instead of your generation’s shoulders?
Naomi, my mother, are you listening?
Naomi, my aunt, are you there?
Naomi, my neighbor, do you hear my cry?
Naomi, you raised me, you helped mold me. Naomi, are you scared that there are too many generations between us? Naomi, I am scared because eventually that entire generation died and was buried. Then another generation grew up that didn’t know anything of GOD or the work he had done for Israel. (Judges 2:10 MSG)
Naomi, do you remember when your mother taught you: And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. (Judges 2:10 KJV)?
It’s the same words, Naomi. It’s the same God, Naomi. We may speak differently but we are saying the same thing, Naomi. I don’t want the times to separate us.
Teach me to be a woman of substance and valor. Give me your wisdom, teach me when to speak up and when to remain silent. Teach me the power of being woman, the quiet confidence, how few words can be so profound, the art of submitting, the strength of womanhood, the power of leading, how to be a magnificent woman.
Naomi, my vision is clear, my mission is simple but my path – my path is bumpy. I wish you would look back and let me know where the noticeable potholes. Pass down history that only your eyes have seen, share experiences that only your body has endured, pray with me how your great grandmother prayed with you, my sister. Share with me the mighty acts that God our LORD has done in your life. (Psalm 145:4 NIV)
Ruth a.k.a aspiring Proverbs 31:10-31 woman
I thank You for Your wisdom that is overflowing and everlasting. I pray for a divine relationship to enter my life immediately to provide more wisdom and courage that is needed in this chapter. Guide our relationship and be present in our every meeting. We give the glory back to You for this new relationship and know that you are the Author and King of wisdom, not man. In Jesus name, Amen!
Ladies, I EMPOWER you to appreciate the relationships you have with your sisters in this world. Naomis of the world reach out to the Ruths and Ruths be open and apt to learn. Understand there is a generation gap and that you will always be both Naomi AND Ruth. Development is never done, nor is growth.
Ms. Dené B. is a student of life who enjoys human studies and social media. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago where the motto is “Preparing People to Lead Extraordinary Lives,” She took her education and school spirit to heart and now is a young adult striving to live an extraordinary life while helping others achieve the same. With a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations and minors in Sociology and Visual Communication, Dené’s worked at a top PR firm but her greatest accomplishments resides in volunteer work with Autism Speaks and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Currently, she finds herself pursuing a vision God placed in her of starting her own business. One of her go to scriptures is, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV).