I had to post one more song for today by Lecrae feat. Canon called Blow Your High! This song is dedicated to those addicted to drugs (specifically), but I also think that those who use and abuse alcohol as well should be included in this group because any abuse of drugs and alcohol leads to death.
I believe that people use these things to numb the pain, to dull the senses and escape reality. Why do I say this? Well…I remember when there was a phase where I used to club with my friends a number of years ago (*shock* Sherline you went to the CLUB???!!!! — Yes I did), I’d say about 10 years ago….because I really enjoyed dancing; however, alcohol was in the building and that obviously was not a good thing, though, I never drank to get drunk since I was the designated driver, I knew that I was not in the right place at the right time. I love dancing to music so clubbing with my friends was a stress reliever, but then I remember this one time which was the last time I went to the club, I had heard shots fired outside the club that I knew God was telling me to get the hell out of there. I think that I was going through a stage of depression, but I myself don’t know why I was feeling that way. I guess I was feeling numb because I felt a lot of pressure to “fit in” maybe, and so many things were going on in my life at that time that I don’t think I slept well. I experienced nightmares that caused me to feel out of it at times.
A do remember that a guy had tried to attack me sexually while I was in the library at my university but I fought him off of me and I think that’s why I wasn’t sleeping all that well because the incident would repeat itself over and over again that I began to feel terrified of going to university. Eventually, I got over it, but I never told anybody about the incident. I guess I was experiencing PTSD. Despite all of that, I managed to escape the attempted rape incident but I struggled to trust people specifically males in particular. I began to feel fear because of how violated I felt with respect to that incident. Well, that’s just one out of many incidences but I praise God for protecting me from malicious people that I’ve encountered in my life. Sometimes you go through a traumatic event and it can skew the way you view people if you remain traumatized be such events forever. Not every person is out to “get you”, but at the same time, you can never be so sure. I think also the fact that I lived with my grandparents who were diplomats, I have encountered and been exposed to having seen evil people first hand at the government level that I often wonder if I have jaded lens when I see people, but I also think that the Lord has helped me see things and people for what they truly are like and to be mindful that sometimes we as people live in a bubble thinking that “all is well in the world” when evil is right in your front yard but you’re just not looking at it for what it is. We need to be more discerning of the times we are in. Not everything is rosy and just peachy. We need to understand that the world as we know it is getting darker and darker each day with the things we allow to happen with our eyes wide shut. Ignorance is not bliss, but I pray that as Christians, we will have stronger voices to the injustices we see and that as a community we become heard and become destiny and generation builders that will protect those that need to be protected.
[ God the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations ] [ To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth. ] God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Faith is what builds us, but Actions are what protects us.
I hope that this song I’ve posted today blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody 😀 !