Arise and March on!
Let your actions speak louder than your words. We can desire to change the world, do our part for humanity, speak about it, shout to the roof tops, but honestly what good is it if our hands remain fastened by our sides, our bodies as the walking dead?
Arise and March on!
If indeed your soul is awakened to its calling, singing the song of liberation and riding on the joy train of purpose, it is time for action, O soldier of potential, master of unique purpose.
The journey may be long and hard, but as you put on the full armour of the Most High you will overcome fear and join the ranks of victorious labourers.
Arise and March on!
“For God has not given us a spirit offear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. “ (2 Tim. 1:7)
“11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Eph.6:11-12).
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Finding one’s purpose in life gives assurance that one’s life matters in the grand scheme of things. This brings inner peace and inevitably builds one’s self-esteem, self-worth and therefore improves one’s mental health. This has a tremendous knock-on effect on people one interacts with at home and in society in general.
Such a person can easily become known as a worthy cornerstone and pillar for the successful building of a community, town or nation.
No I am not like you, I am like me; with a mindset blueprint that’s an original, fingerprints and a heart beat, my own.
No I am not beautiful like you I am beautiful like me; a masterpiece, uniquely sculptured first in my Maker’s mind, incomparable.
No I am not educated like you, I am educated in the measure the Divine dictated and my purpose affirms is sufficient for me.
No I am not a clown in the image of him, her or them. Nor a clone programmed to mimic those deemed the good, real and great.
Yes, I am the one and only me, myself and I.
In today’s world there is so much pressure to look like someone else or achieve what they have achieved and this has escalated to dangerous proportions. I was horrified to see pictures of a young man who has had so much plastic surgery to look like his idol, Kim Kardashian. I was saddened and thought of how what would have been his own life path or destiny has been discarded for a life as Kim Kardashian’s clone. This is one example of multitudes of similar cases were people live as clones or aspire to live as clones of someone else.
We are all uniquely made and indeed if we self-reject it is as if we are saying to our Maker that He made a mistake! We may not see ourselves as beautiful or we may feel insecure about certain areas of our lives, however we must come out of self pity and a deceptive mindset in relation to our worth. Such thinking and attitude is aimed at causes paralysis; the inability to complete otherwise productive projects, take risks that will eventually result in much success or achievement.
Each human being has an inner and external beauty that is unique and a purpose in life that is also unique even if it may be similar to that of others. This is regardless of skin colour, culture, nationality, economic or social status.
We each have potential to excel and live productive lives. But this is only possible if we concentrate on our strengths and work to overcome our weaknesses rather than concentrate on what others are doing, what they have and what they look like in comparison to ourselves. May this poetic discourse “unapologucally me” be a source of personal reflection or meditation and encouragement.
It is not what you have lost that counts, it is what you have left! Focus on them and live to fulfil your goals for you have inner strength and potential.
Remember you have what it takes to reap abundant dividends for yourself and others.
What you think you lost will increasingly become a distant memory as you leave a memorable legacy founded on what you had left and more.
Deborah E. Nyamekye
-What is Domestic Violence?
-Poem “Domestic Death Trap”
-Lean the 8 Before it’s too late signs.
-Be a Change Agent and Raise Awareness
-Links to Discussion/Testimonial/Awareness Videos
-Web Links; Domestic Violence Charities & helpline telephone ☎️ numbers UK & USA
WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic violence is the systematic pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control his partner.
The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused. It can begin at any stage of the relationship. Domestic violence is rarely a one-off. Incidents generally become more frequent and severe over time.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, social background, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnicity. Whilst domestic violence happens in all relationships (heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), statistics show the vast majority of domestic violence incidents are carried out by men and experienced by women.
Domestic violence is a crime. We all have a role to play in bringing domestic violence to an end.
(Above excerpt from: http://www.refuge.org.uk)
POEM: Domestic Death Trap
Slapped once, reassured of his love.
He broke her ribs twice. “I fell down the stairs” she said.
For him she always lied.
Pushed so hard against the door, the wood cracked. He begged for forgiveness.
Who told her of her worth, that she needed to leave to live?
Her true friends tried.
“His unfounded jealousy, blind rage were due to stress” she said.
Her excuses for him, dismayed.
The police found her dead body in a forest, battered and bruised. With no evidence nor history of violence, he was free.
So another victim he tried, while in a grave his wife laid.
(for more poems /discourse about Domestic Violence browse related categories on this website: http://www.thewitnessinstitute.org)
(Above “…the 8 before it is too late” from https://greatist.com/happiness/stop-domestic-violence-organizations)
BE A CHANGE AGENT – RAISE AWARENESS
Domestic violence is the worst thing that can happen to anyone in their home. If not anywhere else, a home is where people are supposed to feel the most secure and unafraid.
Domestic violence strips one of their basic human dignity and worth. Under a great magnitude of oppression, victims can only sink further into the abyss of depression with no way of escape.
Be a voice among others to speak out and campaign against domestic violence!
Many victims live in denial, accept and make excuses while suffering so that they empower the abuser…
If your voice could help the cause, campaign or even be heard by one or more victims, whether they are male or female and cause them to leave their demeaning and violent domestic environment you would have done a great service to humanity.
VIDEO LINKS -DISCUSSIONS/TESTIMONIALS/RAISING AWARENESS
The Red Table Talk led by Jayden Pinkett Smith: Domestic Violence:
Women Breaking Free:
Stories of Strength from Survivors of Domestic Violence: https://www.thehotline.org/women-breaking-free/
WEB LINKS – INFORMATION FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE WHO MIGHT NEED IT
Domestic Violence charities:
Refuge Charity: 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline
National Network to End Domestic Violence: https://nnedv.org/
End Violence Against Women Int. : http://www.evawintl.org/
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
©️2018The Witness Institute
Dare to be who you are created to be not a sorry image of another.
A clone of someone you are programmed to think is better.
Ride on your own cloud, the best your maker has on offer.
When the going is good and you just want to bluff, don’t forget all you achieved even when the going got tough.
Count your blessings name them one by one so you will never fail to see what the LORD has done!