Simply Stacy Poetry

A Lyrical Journey For the Heart & Soul

Destinations

I heard someone say, “Your destiny is determined by your decisions.” The older I get, the truer that statement becomes. I realize, I can’t make decisions out of anger, frustration, stress, fear, or sadness.  The potentially permanent impacts can destroy you.  I am learning how to weigh my decisions… the older I get, the more mindful I am about my choices. Concerned about your outcome? Consider your choices.

May 24, 2015 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

Self Honesty

I know this must be a crazy thing to say but I am really just now learning to be honest with myself.  I have insecurities, that’s no secret, we all do, but I had to start saying some things out loud to myself in order for me to begin to accept them.  For example, it’s easy to catch someone else be judgmental but boy is it tough to carry the mantle of being judgmental yourself.  Through some very recent events in my life, I realized, I need deliverance and healing in the area of judging others.  I am thankful to God for the painful life experiences that produce imperfections about me that NEED to be healed.  One thing I make a declaration to STOP doing, is befriending people too fast.  It’s unfair to them and it’s unfair to me.  I don’t give them enough time to learn me and I don’t give myself enough time to learn them so when storms arise in the building of the relationship, things are torn down and in many cases irreparable.  I carry something that I think my momma was working hard to rid me of during the 13 years she was here with me… I give too quickly.  I give everything up front, without discernment, a lot of times based off of commonalities I identify with individuals and then when things happen and I become hurt or offended then I’m sitting there looking stupid.  I can’t blame people for hurting me, I blame me.  I realize something, my discernment is not as strong as I thought it was.  I also need to learn how to rely on God to heal me from hurts instead of people.

Today, this day, April 26th God kept me still… I laid in bed most of the day, literally slept on and off until about 5p EST.  God talked straight to me… “I can’t heal you until you allow me to reveal to you what needs to be healed in you.”  So, here in this blog, I am going to reveal what I know needs to be healed about me as I stand today…

Stop judging people because they don’t think like I do, look like I do, believe in what I do… STOP JUDGING

Stop giving so much so soon, allow God to guide my heart

Be slow to speak about things when I am angry or irritated

Take time affording the title of friend to people; get to know them and allow them to get to know me

Forgive faster…stop dwelling on offenses and forgive

Quit being angry at things I can’t control

I know that’s not much, but it’s enough for me to deal with today.  My prayers are changing, I am doing a lot more looking at me and slowing down my pace because I need to.  I am getting hurt and in my hurt I am hurting others and I don’t want to be that person.  I want to love with sincerity; I want the character of genuine to be seen in my presence before I open my mouth to speak.

I will be a better me with each day I’m given.  Things I MUST accept, everybody won’t like me, everybody won’t be straightforward with you, everybody won’t love like you do, you’re imperfect, you can’t control every situation and the most important, life is filled with seasons, know when the seasons change.

I hope those of you that took the time to read this enjoyed it!

Self Honesty

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Changes

Life consists of a myriad of changes and while we live we go through changes.  The things we have to do to adjust and grow can some times be taxing and overwhelming; that is why I appreciate having the opportunity to write, release, pray, cry, scream and athough it’s not a good way to release, heck I’ll be honest getting out a good cussing has helped me LOL (don’t judge me).  I simply want to be better than what I’ve been.  I realize I will always learn something as long as I live and there is always room for improvement so I proceed.  Changing is not always easy; accepting the things about myself that need to be changed is the hardest… I need to pray more, I need to worry less (especially about what people say or think).  I am learning to love the life I have and love who I am.  I never thought it would be so hard to simply accept me.  I am finding out though, achieving love for one’s self is the road to fulfillment in life.

   

 

April 18, 2015 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Processing – The Individual’s Journey

We walk many roads during our life’s journey and most of our journey’s can’t be explained or understood but we push forth to find our way.  As I grow I find myself learning and understanding the concept of processing and going through processes.  Life hasn’t been “easy” for me but it hasn’t been a constant strand of pain and misery either.  I am finally at a place in my journey where I am starting to connect the dots of my life that I once tagged with the label of misery and I appreciate it.  I realized, had hard, painful, stressful situations not happened in my life I would not know compassion the way I do.  I would not know the healing power of prayer, God’s miraculous delayering power that caused my once hardened heart to forgive.  I held on to a lot, I fought turning pages in my life that God meant for me to turn, and I internalized my hurts.  I started just opening my mouth and talking to God…. whereas I once “vented” to people, I simply started talking to God.  It was when I took those talks seriously that the processing began.  Things I once completely misunderstood about my life begin to make complete sense to me.  He’s fixing my heart; pieces of it are still missing, areas of it are still tender and bruised, but areas of it that I thought would never be healed are healed too.  I realize the processing is indeed working out for the good of me.

I have to let go, forgive, remember some things and forget others; more important than anything I have to endure the process to see a better, stronger, growing me.  I truly know what it means now when my grandma used to say, “Baby, don’t despise the process…” 

 

April 14, 2015 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peace… Have You Invited It In?

You know, it’s funny, we’ve all said it or thought it once in our lifetime, “I need peace.” Then I was placed on a journey by God that left me at this place, “Peace is always available; however, it must be invited in.” I realized in some of my most hellish moments that peace was available to me, but I wasn’t thinking about peace in order to receive it. My focus was on my issue, my thoughts were on the things I worried about, what had been done to me. I wasn’t focused on centering myself, having a quiet moment inside and around me to allow peace to reside. I now know, in order to have peace, I must first be peaceful. You can’t be peaceful if you’re anxious, you can’t be peaceful if you’re worried and concerned, you can’t be peaceful if your heart is hardened by pain. You can indeed pray for peace; I have learned there are some prayers God answers as fast as you can get off your knees from praying them. A lot of times we miss the answer because we expect it to come in a certain manner or we’re still focused on the request we prayed not really leaving it at God’s feet.

We’re surrounded by everything that wants to rob us of our peace, so it is up to us to posture ourselves to receive peace; even in the most toughest times. Peace is always yours to receive, put yourself in position to receive it.IMG00169

January 4, 2015 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

Hope, Happiness, and Healing

I’m learning as I grow older why my mom and grand mom stayed quiet when it came to people’s desire to debate about faith or life choices for that matter. I realize that some things aren’t worth “arguing” about; I’m sorry, debating about. I’ve found love, hope, peace and joy in living my life for Christ, I have found moments of solitude just thinking about how much He cares about me so I have no interest in debating with others that seek to refute His existence. I find hope in Christ, therefore I speak hope into the lives of others, I find happiness in His love for me; therefore, I seek to share happiness with others. I find healing in praying to Him; therefore, I pray healing for others… I believe… I believe…

December 22, 2014 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

Self-Examination: The Toil Is Real

Self-examination, real self-examination pulls from places you didn’t even know issues resided. I am undergoing another period of self-examination. I am embarking on a new journey, entering into a new phase of my life, one that I won’t sit here, lie and say it was a welcomed change. As a result of this growth and shifting, angst arose in areas of my life that I NEVER expected. I was hurt, angry, and even felt heart broken; friendships I’d nurtured and enjoyed having apart of my life ended, abruptly. I wish I could sit here and tell you that I understand why they ended, I wish I could outline a list of indicators that warned me of these happenings, but that’s just not the truth. The series of things that happened which caused these friendships to end were petty and unnecessary. So, I am currently in the process of getting past the things that took place and being OK with those chapters of my life ending. I prayed, cried, and I even sit here now befuddled by it all. So, the best way I know how to deal with these type situations is… look back at me.

Question 1 to self: What did I do? I have asked myself this question since the things that happened took place. Was there something in particular that I’ve done that led to these particular events? It hasn’t always been easy for me to take responsibility for things that I’ve done wrong, said or events I’ve initiated, but in this case because the relationships that were at risk were so important to me, it was important that I took FULL RESPONSIBILITY for any part I played in the issue.

Question 2 to self: What am I doing wrong? I am not perfect AT ALL! I’ve offended folks, hurt some people very close to me, and I have not always taken responsibility for my actions, but as I’ve grown I realized I needed to. Now that I do, hold myself accountable for my actions, it seems I’m hurt more. I seem to take on the actions that others should be holding themselves accountable for and making myself responsible for them. However, I realize something I need stronger character discernment.

When you make changes in your life, work hard to improve your character, attempt to be better than what you’ve been…you struggle by reminding yourself of who and how you used to be every time something happens that reminds you of who and how you used to be. Today, however, I must do better. I am conducting a self-examination as a result of the recent happenings, but not in the way I used to. I am not self-examining to find my complete fault in the situations, but instead to see how I responded, how I can respond to similar situations in the future. I am accepting the shifts that have occurred in my close relationships and praying for better character discernment going forward. It’s necessary, I don’t need the wrong people in my life and I don’t need to be the wrong person in someone else’s life. So, even though I hurt as result of recent events, I am conducting self-examination to make sure I am better going forward and a better person for someone else going forward.

October 13, 2014 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

We are exactly 1 month away from the Que

We are exactly 1 month away from the Queens of Clean Comedy Showcase!!

Friday, September 19th at 8:30 p.m. taking place at the Century Center Marriott Hotel in Atlanta, GA
$20 In Advance
$25 At the Door

Get your tickets TODAY at http://www.ticketstorm.com/event/queensofcomedy/atlantamarriottcenturycenter/atlanta/13576/ http://ow.ly/i/6oRJm or call 404-641-4463.

Your girl will be the special guest spoken word artist, not to mention the talent that will be on deck to make you laugh yourself younger is going to be PHENOMENAL! This is show that will usher you into the FALL season without fail! Come on out and support!!

August 20, 2014 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

Psssttttttttt DC…. MD…. N VA….. y

Psssttttttttt DC…. MD…. N VA….. y’all didn’t think I was going to go away did ya??????

We’re exactly 3 weeks away from Sistas Take Da Mic and I’m featuring…. I’m hoping with all my ❤ that you will join me! I mean come on now, poetry, good food, good folks and it's FREE!!! You CAN'T BEAT THAT!

I'm the featured poet and I'm ready to put on a show for you…. hope you're ready! I'll have some giveaways too! I am looking forward to having a good ole time with my home town! Tell a friend, share the invite… please roll deep and come out that night! http://ow.ly/i/6oS1i

July 31, 2014 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

T Minus 30 Days!! Have you gotten your t

T Minus 30 Days!! Have you gotten your tickets for Let the Words of My Mouth yet???

Delivered Music Festival Presents “Let The Words of My Mouth”
Saturday, August 30th, 2014 7pm Harvest Theater/Community Center Address: 383 Fayette Place Fayetteville Ga 30214

The “Delivered!” Music Festival In the same spirit of continuing to tear down the walls of partiality and bringing Christians together in music arts fellowship and service, presents “Let the Words Of My Mouth” This is a Christian Poetry and Spoken Word Concert Featuring 15 Christian poets and a special musical guest. Get your tickets early! There are only 200 seats available. Tickets are 12 dollars and you can get them from http://deliveredmusicfestival.org/

July 31, 2014 Posted by | The World Outside Your Window | Leave a comment

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