Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
It’s time to get up
For your Prince of Peace has died
And been brought back to life
He has come to plant the kiss
That will give you life eternally;
Sleeping Beauty
It’s time to get up
For the world is incomplete without you
This world that stole your dreams from you
So many things you need to do
And your Prince of Peace will follow you through;
Sleeping beauty
It’s time to get up
And take all that belongs to you
And reign beside your Prince of Peace
And live a life filled with purpose:
You are what the world is waiting for.

The Inspiration
I had written this poem sometime after “More than a Goldmine” but the Holy Spirit told me I was not ready to talk about the inspiration. HE wanted me to share something spectacular with you. We will get to it today.

One of the pains I feel when I get talking with anyone is “I used to be an XXX but stopped because of YYY”. An even greater pain comes when I hear, “I don’t know why I am here and I feel I am too old to ever realize my purpose on earth!” These are words of individuals whose gifts, talents and personality are glaring and something to behold. Something is clearly missing – they don’t know who they are.

For God to create each and everyone of us to be different means each and every one of us has a different purpose on earth. There is a reason why you are BLESSED with your physical appearance, your voice, your personality, the experiences you’ve had and the people that have come into your life. I have a friend who is very fat. Rather than bothering about his stature, he uses his time to make humorous cartoons. He is known for the work of his hands rather than his stature. I also have a friend who is decisive. She does not follow the crowd. I said, “God, what kind of lady is this? She is not a team player!” HE replied, “This is the kind of lady that will say ‘As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord’ [Joshua 24:15]”. Again I asked, “Lord, why did you make this man so calm?” HE replied, “He is my chosen servant to teach peace and faith in ME. When he tells my children ‘The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still’, they will be encouraged by his composure to have faith in ME.” There is something about you that God wants to use. You are an important part of the body of Christ [1 Cor 12:12-31]. Paul (formerly called Saul) was a man zealous about what he did. He put all of himself into what he believed in and made sure he followed it through until the very end. That was his personality. When God called him, it was the same personality he used to serve HIM. What changed was his objective – to save souls rather than slay Christians.

Paul made a profound statement, "Whatever you do, do it for the glory of God" [1 Cor 10:31]. Imagine this world if every one of us is doing something for the glory of God. Imagine if we are using our gifts and talents to bless people. That brings me to what the Holy Spirit wants me to share with you – the words of Akiane (http://www.artakiane.com/home.htm), “I have been blessed by God. And if I’m blessed, there is one reason and one reason only, and that is to help others.” Take your time to navigate through the site of this 12 year old artist and poet who has used her blessings to bless others.

This poem is titled “Sleeping beauty” because for some of you, your beauty has been sent to sleep. They are not dead. The anaesthetic of your dreams could be the death of a loved one, heartbreak, beating and physical abuse, negative words spoken by yourself or others, self-condemnation, inferiority complex, and pursuit of other dreams (the dreams of others or lust for money or jobs that drain us of who we are). I want you to know that Jesus Christ defeated the destroyer of our dreams years ago. All you need to do is ask HIM to take you through as you accept who you really are.

The world is waiting for you. When you awaken the beauty in you and use it for the glory of God, you will find fulfillment. If you need help on books and sites to help you in discovering who you are and tapping into your gifts and talents, please feel free to send me an email at

Have a wonderful day ahead.

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