Right after I had just joined high school, my mother gave me this ring that meant a lot to her. It was a symbol to remind me how valuable I was, how important it was for me to keep myself pure, to remember that my body is sacred and that I am royal. Of course, she emphasized not to loose it. Believe it or not I lost it. I don't know how that happened, but I LOST it!!! I literally went out searching for it everywhere and never found it. I knew she would be disappointed, so I tried coming up with all these excuses how it got stolen. But I just couldn't.
Of course, I didn’t want to tell my mom. I was afraid of disappointing her. Her response after finding out is what that really changed my perspective on giving and receiving.
"That's All That Matters," she said. "Wait what? that's all?" "As long as you know why I gave it to you, that's all that matters.". That is what that still matters because now, 15 plus years later, It still holds a sentimental meaning because of the words my mama spoke to me. The thing is, even if I don't have it with me physically, I still remember the why.
It's Christmas today...
What Kind Of Gifts Have You Been Giving or Planning to give in the future? So many people rushed trying to find the perfect gift. Some of us are frustrated because we didn't or don’t get to give or receive the perfect gift. I know it's the Holidays right now, but I want to invite you to focus on your life pretty much and do a heart check with me. The thing is, it's so easy to focus more on the gift instead of the intention and the meaning behind it.
With all these thoughts in my head, I couldn’t help but think about all of us who have gifts inside of us that are tucked away and hidden. Gifts that we have never used, gifts that have been given by God, gifts that are special, gifts that can not only change your life but the world. Yet we leave them hidden, tucked away in the corners of our souls.
I thank God my mom took the time to share her heart with me. She didn't hide it. Because of her, I still understand the deeper meaning about purity, making a vow and keeping a covenant.
Just Think About It. Are You Afraid To Share Your Heart?
Are there times whereby you still feel hurt because you sacrificed SOO MUCH & no one appreciated your gift(s)? Are there moments that you got carried away with the present than the intention? I have been there before. Makes me think that maybe we've forgotten that God values intimacy and relationships. But that doesn't have to be the reality. Really seek to see why you give or even why you have been holding back. Why not commit to searching your soul for all of your gifts, even the hidden ones, and begin to use them. No matter what people say, no matter who judges you for it and no matter what people think? Use the gifts that God has given you to help spread some hope and love and joy to this world. This world needs it.
I'm reminded how Jesus gave. It did cost something. It cost His LIFE. True giving comes from living from the heart of yourselves and giving expecting nothing in return.
I love these two scriptures: "for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’ -Acts 17:28
"If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving—large or small—it will be used to measure what is given back to you"
How beautiful is that; we get to be the hands and feet for Jesus. We get to be God with skin on.
True giving has love in every detail. I pray that we will love more with our words and hearts beyond the gifts under the Christmas tree. Your life does get better when you share with others from the heart.
Your legacy is every heart that you touch.
Merry CHRISTmas beautiful humans!!! Hugging you with prayers as you share your gifts through life. May God really use you. You are special.
I love You, Always.
Alamsiki!!! Besos. ❤️❤️❤️