“Show me the path where I should walk O’Lord, point out the right road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.” Psalm 25:4-5
Do you take the time to look out your window? and what do you often see? Imagine its beauty that God has given us, another day of richness in our lives to see. Do you sometimes question where you are in your life today? Where you are going? To be honest, I never knew where I was going in my life while I was living in Los Angeles,Ca. However, I can tell you I lived in destitute; trying to be a prize fighter in order to get out of the mess I was in.
During those times of experiencing pain, confusion and stressed out in the big city. I was living in buildings during the 1992 Rodney King riot which was eighteen years ago remembering the looting, arson and the smell of violence and destruction in the air that was getting nearby the place of business that I was living and training in as a martial artist. I was sleeping on floors during the 1994 OJ Simpson chase watching the helicopters go by over head in search of their suspect, hearing of the sirens. “you guys remember that?” I was not far away from the Interstate 405 in Los Angeles, Calif. All we could do is watch everything on television.
To let you know, I’ve struggled through rejection and I know we all have been through it. In 1995 this was the year I crossed trained from martial arts to boxing, I’ve lived in my vehicle until it was towed away, I’ve tried to understand my life’s situation and couldn’t. To actually appreciate life, we’ve got to appreciate death and we all know that death and destruction exist in this world. I’ve worked as a mortician aid “undertaker” placing toe tags and zipping up body bags each day and being on call twenty-four hours a day takes alot out of you. I’ve seen death in many fashion and creep along in gang territory. As a mortician we are sometimes struck with positive and negative spirit, knowing the body does not move, it’s without pulse of life. Whatever that person was he or she was, is no longer there. They are not their bodies when they pass on. So, do we know what life is yet? Do we understand life? Today I can say I am bless to be alive and life gave me good and bad experiences and some I am ashamed of, but thats okay! The more I love myself, the more I love others.