The Good Side of Darkness...


It was pitch black. Nothing could be seen on the horizon, except the horrors of blackness. Every living thing was still, either sleeping or dead. But the warrior was alive. It was the perfect time to move through the forest, in the still of the dark night. Only the bold and the strong dared to move at this time. He proceeded forward, pushing away invaders such as the shrubs and annoying prickly thistles that kept brushing his strong face and arms. He would not be moved by emotions, weakness, thirst, or exhaustion. He was only a man, he knew! But tonight, he would be a god...an unconquerable one.

He was the leader of the warriors. His team was only some feet behind him, but they did not come too close. His mission was to surround their enemies' camp, while they were yet sleeping. His nostrils picked up the fumes from a burning camp fire. They were close enough. His rapid breathing increased, as though he had run ten thousand miles. He stopped and turned back to the others, demarcating with hands that some should go through the left path and the others the right. Soon enough, they had surrounded the enemies' camp. Their arrows were strategically in place. As soon as the first streams of daylight began to show, they would begin to shoot...

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Darkness has indeed been underestimated. Yes, we all don't want to be in a dark place, but listen up...there is a good side to darkness. How do I know? I know because I read it! Lol. I read it in Psalm 18:11-29.

He made darkness His secret place;
His canopy around Him was dark waters and thick clouds of the skies
He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe,
lightnings in abundance,
and He vanquished them...
You will light my lamp;
the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness...

After reading this Psalm I began to understand some secrets about being in a dark place. A dark place is where your enemy thinks you are asleep. It's like the dark room of a photographer, it looks dead but it's not! In a dark room, processing of photographs actually do get done.

It is actually from a dark place that God can shoot all the arrows towards the enemy's camp. He has made darkness His secret place. If He operated in broad daylight, the enemy would see Him approaching and take cover. So next time you get that irky disgusting and crazy foreboding that you're in a dark place in your life (again), don't get sad, get glad! Something is happening in the atmosphere that you probably don't understand. In your dark place, the carpenter is at work within you and you become a work in progress...a colorful photograph that is being processed.

Your darkness is what will blind the eyes of those waiting to see your downfall. So like the mighty warrior passing through a dark forest, be bold and yet proceed...

Photo by J McNaughtan (Photobucket)

19 comments:

chichi from terc said...

God bless you Jaycee, I needed this.

Funms said...

word!!!! thanx

Kafo said...

what
i was wondering where you were going with this

wow
deep
thanks
have a blessed day

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

nice post...
missed ur blog..been travelling alot...
have a blessed week...

NoLimit said...

Word!!!...tell it!!!
I am encouraged....

Writefreak said...

Once again i'm blessed! There's always light at the end of the tunnel!

Anonymous said...

chichi from living said:

THANK YOU!! x

adebanji said...

Just what I needed today, may God bless you!

30+ said...

AMEN

DiAmOnD hawk said...

Today... I am thankful for this post!
:-)

disgodkidd said...

blessings jaycee

Robyn said...

i HAVE WRITTEN SOME STUFF BUT THIS HERE IS SOMETHING

princesa said...

BLESS UR HEART DEAR.

UndaCovaSista said...

Lovely post.

Jaycee said...

Chichi terc...it's exciting to know that when we really do need to hear a Word from God, He shows up...and He speaks. He's a shepherd, watching over his sheep...He won't allow us to go astray...

Funms...u're welkie...:)

Kafo...ha ha, the beginning was a little tricky, even for me to write. I'm glad you're now a "spoken word" person o...ahhh, oya come and sign an autograph for me *grin*

Mystories...hello doctorrrrr, Ms. Traveller!!!! I've been frequenting your blog a lot, but of course you wouldn't know...*wink*

NoLimit...wow, BE encouraged, YES!!!

Writefreak...yes, there's always light at the end of the tunnel. The reason people get stuck in the darkness of the tunnel is because they can't see the light at the end...

Chichi from living...*wink*

Adebanji...I do not take any blessings for granted, so I will say Amen. Thank you...:)

30+...so be it...

Diamond Hawk...YAYYYYY!!! I've really been encouraged by your "thankful" series...

DisGodkidd...so how are you mister?

Robyn...wow...thanks for stopping by for the first time.

Princesa...that line is so British...lol (Amen).

Undacovasista...thank God.

Just...Toluwa said...

interesting read! I guess God uses the dark to blind ur enemies.

Neers said...

you are so right, jaycee! we have the control and we can fight it!

The poets voice ~~~ said...

AMEN!! i thank God for HE enlightens my darkness.

God bless you Jaycee..

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