Some days it is hard to keep my tongue in check when faced with a mean girl. Lord that mean girl has been tracking me from the moment I arrived to Starbucks. Grant it I’m in affluent part of town so my caramel skin and dreadlocks often draws attention. I try to ignore her all the stares but she just gave me disapproving look as my second Starbucks pastry was called out. Lord give me strength to show love when I want say something sarcastic.
At first Lord I wanted to explain to her that I take care of 3 month old twins and 2.5 year old so extend me some grace, I’ve had a really long day. I wanted to say I have so much puke on my clothes I feel like extremely gross. I wanted to say to her, I’ve been eating like a toddler (small bites) here and there so this is my first real meal hence the two bags. And most importantly I wanted her to know this is first cup of coffee today so please give me a break.
Lord so I pray for all the mean girls in the DC area who feel it is their right to make judgments without knowing the backstory of the person. Lord I pray for those who feel only certain people can live and shop in their neighborhood. Lord I pray these mean girls will learn how their rudeness and unkind words only add to the hate quota in this world. Lord you have called us to love our neighbors so I ask that you continue to show how to love a mean girl best. Lord I’m thankful she did not steal my joy. Lord I am thankful that I know now my true identity is in you. I am the daughter to the Most High God who loves me and sees me. Nothing a mean girl can say or do can change that fact.
I pray all of this in the name of Jesus – AMEN