“Are you Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?”

Have you ever had to choose between yourself and somebody else? This act is probably all so familiar for most parents? We, on a daily basis, may have had to choose between our kids and ourselves. It may be as simple as deciding if we can wait to buy a new pair of badly needed shoes and giving our kids some money to join their friends in an activity. Who will win out? Especially, when you’re hearing the ol’ “…but, everybody is going to be there!” whine. We, of course, want to give our kids everything, just like our Father.

This sacrifice isn’t exclusive to our children, we do it for our spouses as well. There are some who may have sacrificed their own education to help put their spouses through school. Or, to help them to start a new business. We even do it for our parents. We remain in the same town because our parents are getting up in age.

I don’t know about you, but as Fannie Lou Hamer exclaimed, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!” Can I compare my frustration to that of a Civil Rights Warrior fighting for voting rights? HECK NO!!! However, I am exhausted with having to compromise my own needs for those of others, and I’m not talking about my children, they are truly the exception to this…for me. 

Sometimes it feels like I’m standing at the foot of the mountain and I’m playing tug-of-war with my spirit. It’s always at those times…just when you’re about to have your breakthrough that people will distract you from getting to that place of peace. So what do you do?

You surrender yourself to the will of GOD for your life. People will come and go, but He is forever more and waiting for you to walk in your Pathway toward Spiritual Rebirth. I’m not saying to turn your back on people, I’m saying to remember your journey. 


About Candace Frazer

Candace Frazer is a Certified Personal Life Coach and a Motivational Speaker. She is presently attending the Ohio Christian University, pursuing a second Master's degree in Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counselling. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, with a Dual Master's Degree in Special/General Education, and a Minor in Gifted Education. She taught Adult Education at Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY. Presently, she is an Associate Minister at Pleasant Hill Church in Roswell, GA, flourishing in the Word of GOD and Surrendering to His will for her life.

2 thoughts on “FREEDOM FRIDAY

  1. Just today I was thinking about this concept. It is all too easy for me to put others before myself, even strangers. Yet, I know that I need to make sure that my breathing apparatus is securely on before I can assist another. My problem is, I am not sick or tired, I am just dumb lol. I keep doing things ad making decisions that are going against my progress. Thanks for the reminder.


    1. The questions that comes to mind is, “What will you do different?” How can you find the balance between doing what is right by you, and the innate desire to help others where it doesn’t hinder your progression?


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