Black Poetry : My foot almost slipped,

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When I encountered the prosperity of the wicked
    My foot almost slipped off of my appointed path
    I couldn't comprehend the wicked prospering
    While the righteous man struggled to make do
    But then a small voice said envy not the wicked
    For everything is not always what it seems
    Yes they look blessed at this moment
    But their prosperity has no foundation
    So when the storm of life start raging
    They start sinking without an anchor

    Yes my child right now things look a little rocky
    But you are yet standing in the very midst of it all
    When others would've not been able to withstand your test
    Even so many have crumbled under a lesser weight or burden
    Quite a few would've lost their mind had your life been theirs
    But yet you are able to still able to make it through it all
    So know that your blessings and reward are on the way
    For without the battle or struggle their would be no blessings
    To whom much is given much is required my child

    My foot almost slipped,
    But God caught me in the nick of time
    No longer will I envy the wicked
    For I know beyond a shadow of doubt
    That which God has for me is for me
    So no longer will my foot almost slip
    For I am now devoted and determined
    To go all the way on the path appointed for me
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    The place set forth is da pathway which he so leadeth thee Amen keep walking his way
    for one will not slip

    Awesome scribe which i so am embraced by
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    One of my favorite gospel songs by Yolonda Adams has the lyrics...

    "Ive been through many hard trials, through temptations on every hand. Though Satans tried to stop me and to place my feet on sinking sands."

    This piece really made me reflect and take a moment to thank the Lord and ask him to continually guide me and walk beside me day by day :read: :)
     
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    Love this message and lesson!



    I've heard it preached that one shouldn't envy the wicked because "You don't know what they had to do to GET it nor what they have to do to KEEP it."
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amen sister, God has us even when we think, surely we're slipping. Thank you for this.
     
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    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So it go! Who Jah bless, no man curse. I believe that with all my being and know that blessings ordained for us is ours, even when we slip off course, all we have to do is claim them.
    Wonderful piece poet and oh so very true!
     
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    life is just a test....
    the righteous will be rewarded in the end....
    love this flow sis....

    one love
    khasm
     
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