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June 6, 2012

Lead Me On That Sweet Path

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Written by: Tha Wisdom Kidd
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Sweet Path

So, here I am again struggling on the threshing floor…yes, me! Mr. I got it all together and going places… Mr. money right and big investments…Me! I’ve tried to do it all my own way, and while others see success and prosperity the truth of the matter is I’ve failed and I am as empty as a milk canister. Yes…another successful, but broken black man hiding behind all the glories of his worldly successes, but his soul cries empty. I’ve searched all over for solutions and they have all proved to be temporary, but tonight I’ve found myself crying out to God! I am certain that he’ll lead me on that sweet path to righteousness. The tears start to run deep and the spirit of heaviness starts to overtake me, as I walk down the long corridor of my old-Victorian home. It has a modern twist, as I stand in the door way of my prayer room. Despite what I’m feeling tonight feels like the night where I get free from all this and reunite with my Lord and Saviour. I move from the physical stance of standing to laying prostate on the floor, and I slowly plead my case before the Lord.

I start by explaining my short-comings, and why I continue to fornicate and fail to live by the Book of Law. But, as I uttered my broken and humble cry I hear the voice of Elizabeth, a woman I frequently have sex and enjoy intellectual conversations with about anything from economics to religion. “Well, you’re never gonna be a perfect man and you sure ain’t a saint. But baby you sure know how to put it down on me!”. I shut down that voice and reminded myself I am destined to get free tonight.

I lay there for a while longer as I free myself from every word and sentence of
conviction, heartache and bondage that form my simple prayer and begin to feel the rapid release of burdens falling off my back. I’ve come to the end of another heartfelt experience between me and my God, however it seems like he’s not through with me. As I get up off the floor I see a big pool of tears that looks like the Red Sea…and I think to myself I’ve surely got free tonight.

As I prepare myself for bed, it only seems right that I close the night with the reading of His Holy Word. So, I flip through the Bible and find myself reading Joshua 1:3-9…

3Every place upon which the sole of your foot shall tread, that have I given to you, as I promised Moses.4From the wilderness and this Lebanon to the
great river Euphrates–all the land of the [Hittites [Canaan]–and to the Great [Mediterranean] Sea on the west shall be your territory. 5No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.6Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.7Only you be strong and very courageous, that you may do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. 9Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with
you wherever you go

With the top right-hand corner of the page folded, I turn to my favourite book, Jeremiah, it always had a word for me when I used to read the bible on a daily basis. This routine seems to have died a few years ago, but it is resurrected tonight. And there I am stuck on
Jeremiah 29:11…a sure promise!

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans
for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome

After reading those scriptures, I’m only left with the conviction to walk with Christ. As I place my bible on the night stand it hits the radio and the internationally known gospel artist and Pastor, Donnie McClurkin, is singing his hit” We Fall Down”…I’ve surely found my permanent solution.

Will you rise and follow Christ?


About the Author

Tha Wisdom Kidd
Tha-WisdomKidd has dedicated his life to serving God and humanity, while equipping individuals with the skills, resources and strategies needed to reach and maximize their full potential. Many would define him as “having a heart for the people”, so it is by no surprise that he works and pursues a career in the social service sector in the capacity of community and personal development. He views obstacles and trials as an opportunity to showcase the greater creative power within one’s self, where they can boldly declare that they too shall, will and can overcome anything that attempts to hold them hostage, aboard their assignment or cripple them in any area of their life. He firmly stands on the premise and continues to remind people that they are always one decision away from living an authentic life of their dreams.




  1. Ivy

    I’m loving that you’re sharing the struggles of following faith in God. It’s not an easy road to walk. But it needs to be shared.

  2. Z'hion

    i really enjoyed reading this! kinda going through my stuff and it just reminded me to be obedient and god would work it out..i dont know man checked you out on twitter and your fo’real. your transperancy and passion for god makes me wanna take this relationship with him for real. thanks, man.

  3. Madam Bless

    When I read anything …I like to mirror it towards my life. I like reading FACTS i’m not much of a FICTION reader!! what i like about your columns are the fact that they’re very …. REALISTIC.!!!.You definitely know how to pull your audience in. I love that! your passion for what you do for Christ speaks for itself…keep up the good work. Working for our heavenly home isn’t easy.. For if it was then we ALL wouldn’t be working so HARD to get there.

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