13 of Nazareth

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Chasing The Wind

Posted by 13 of Nazareth on May 24, 2010 at 9:50 AM

The past few weeks have been turbulent for me, but I asked for busy and this has been yet another example proving  the statement "ask and ye shall receive." As I said I asked for "busy" and I got all manners of busy, but the only problem is some of that "busy" was somewhat fruitless and time wasting. I say "somewhat fruitless" because it was those fruitless moments that made me realize that often when we ask God/The Universe/Whatever Force You Ask By Whatever Name You Call for things we ask in a vague manner and as such we get vague results. 

Its very important to be specific about what we want and why we want it or else we may find ourselves chasing the wind. If you don't understand the concept actually try it; next time you feel the wind blow just run in that direction to see you you can catch it before it disappears or you collapse of exhaustion. Keep in mind that whatever we ask for that we have to give up something in exchange for it because nothing and I mean nothing is free. It may not cost money but you will have to sacrifice time and energy which are two of your most valuable resources. I sacrificed time to get to this reminder of a realization because sometimes we forget what we know and have to retrace some steps while reevaluating our choices and our requests. 

When I asked God to help me get busy what I really wanted was an expansion of my artistic career to include workshops, college performances, my monthly venue packed with more audience members than poets, and a greater online presence including more digital sales, and a few more things which I won't go into here but all I asked for was to get busy. And what I got was an increase in the things I was already doing within the circle I was running. Instead of an expansion of the circle I just ran more laps in a shorter time. Sure I got a lot done but the only thing I have to show for it is "getting a lot done".

Therefore it is of the greatest importance that our prayers are accompanied by precise planning and practical actions that match up with our requests or we just end up tired.


I am 13 of Nazareth and this has been The Daily Word

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Reply Ann White- Boothe
10:46 AM on May 25, 2010 
I understand...and thank u for ur elaboration....I have 4 or 5 of ur CD's and ur words have encouraged my heart, my soul, and my gift, and I would never want u to fear that anything u do in regards to ur gift is in vain...the ears of nations and our people eagerly awaits the many messages that God sends thru u, with the understanding that, His messages are not entrusted to everyone, as u know, because I've heard u say it, u are a Prophet, and with that anointance comes lonliness, misunderstanding, and unfortunately grief....but just like the Isiah, Weeping Jeremiah, and Daniel, God has ur back...13, I never took nor will i ever take ur comments as a complaint...it takes a real Man to share such as u do, again I thank u.
Reply 13 of Nazareth
8:55 AM on May 25, 2010 
@Ann - thank you sister

I am aware that nothing is fruitless per say but the fruit these events that I speak of produced sent me in another direction searching for better trees. I also welcome those "bumps" as much as i welcome the bliss for the combination has been a great form of "spidey sense" for me through the years.

This post was not intended to be a complaint; its intention is to remind myself and others to be specific in our prayers and prepare ourselves to receive that for which we pray.
Reply Ann White- Boothe
3:34 PM on May 24, 2010 
13, I understand how u may feel that ur deeds may have been fruitless bcuz, expectancy can often times be overrated. I believe that God knows ur heart and He's not a God of "got you's"...however, He gives us enuf lite to see our feet, for if He was to show us our future and the path we must venture to arrive, more than likely we would stray because of life's guaranteed bumps. But u have been hand picked by God to change nations with ur gift and everything u do is by devine intervention. Be Blessed