Turning The Bad into Good

(Guest Post)

Though I’m a child of God, a woman, mother & many other things… I am also blessed to be Tammy’s daughter, ❤️6th Generation Girl! I always aim to love and inspire others, sharing eternal truths I believe existed before I was even born. My faith isn’t intellectual, I can’t prove it scientifically. It’s been based off one simple request God answered when I was really young. Alone, In the backseat of a family members car, I sat quietly enjoying the ride. Me and my mom were in a different state at the time visiting family and although I’m not sure why I left her (maybe to just tag along/get out of the house) I remember feeling at ease, content & safe. I didn’t know our destination, but I knew I was in good company so seeing how it was dark outside I remember drifting off looking out the window getting lost in the stars in the sky. I always tell people I was five years old at the time, but my mom assures me I had to be much younger. Either way I was a thinker, I’d get lost in my thoughts dreaming, hoping, imagining the impossible-my thoughts were interrupted when we pulled into a shopping center parking lot. As soon as we parked all of a sudden, I became extremely thirsty. “I’ll be right back sweetie, I’ll only be a minute” My Great Autie ‘sista-bucket’ said shoveling through her purse, seemingly distracted not once looking back at me. You can call me spoiled but I’ve never been a brat. I was spoiled in a sense of: if everything is already given to you, if you’re always thought of & taken care of, you don’t develop the habit of asking for what you want. I wanted to speak up, but I didn’t really know how & being in a new place with a new family member who doesn’t know me, didn’t help. I could tell she loved me, but she couldn’t really know me because we had just met & with a nickname like ‘sista-bucket’ I definitely didn’t know her, so I just sat silently in the backseat as she made sure she didn’t forget anything before shutting the car door. As soon as she started walking around the front of the car I closed my eyes and pleaded inside my head saying, “I’m so thirsty please make her come back & ask me, If she does then I’ll be good” As soon as I open my eyes I see her stop, mid-way through the parking lot she turns around starts walking back towards the car and approaches my window using her hand in a circular motion signaling me to roll it down. I turned the handle as hard as I could (only certain generations will understand) and after it was cracked less than an inch she leaned down into the window and asked, “you want anything from inside” I smiled “something to drink, please”. It was at that very moment I knew God was real because something higher than myself answered that request. I didn’t have the courage to vocalize what I wanted but God spoke for me. That thought in my head I later learned was a prayer that had been answered. A Higher Power, something I couldn’t see or explain knew my thoughts & loved me first unconditionally. As I got older, I had a lot of moments where my faith was tested. Even today I’m faced with troubles that I don’t quite understand but I look back over the course of my life and can testify God has never left my side. The miracles stopped happening because I wasn’t taking any leaps of faith, periods I thought I was stuck, or waiting was actually preparation for something greater. Anytime I get discouraged, I remind myself of that moment when I closed my eyes & prayed earnestly understanding by faith it’s not a matter of if…. it’s when! And God always has a way of bringing the good out of what may feel like a bad situation. Matthew 7:7(NKJV) Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.

Published by 5thgenerationgirl

Tammy Wynette is a mother of three and a “G-MA” (grandma). Born in Warren, Arkansas, she currently resides in Sacramento, CA and is pursuing an AA degree in English at American River College, with plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). She is an active leader and role model in her community, she works with teens sharing and teaching poetry, as well as providing insight for young parents to prosper. She has certificate from NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is a trailblazer & Griot, keeper of stories/traditions passed down from her ancestors. As an Author and motivational speaker it’d be an honor to present at your events to inspire, encourage & let our VOICES be heard! She has short stories and poems published in Our Black Mothers Brave, Bold and Beautiful!

32 thoughts on “Turning The Bad into Good

  1. What a beautiful story! I was right there in the backseat with you, girl💕

    Jesus replied, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time (Jn 6:35)

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  2. You’ve lifted my soul, and I feel encouraged. Thank you for this peaceful exhortation replete with good examples.

    “Anytime I get discouraged, I remind myself of that moment when I closed my eyes & prayed earnestly understanding by faith it’s not a matter of if…. it’s when! And God always has a way of bringing the good out of what may feel like a bad situation.” 💝

    God bless you.

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  3. Hello to 6th Generation Girl! 😊 Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. Life works in mysterious ways and indeed when we take leaps of faith that true miracles happen and our eye are widened and hearts are nourished. 🙏💕

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    1. Heyyy!! ☺️ Very true indeed, it’s been a roller coaster ride filled with trial & error but I find joy in knowing He has carried me the entire time💛

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    1. That’s awesome, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I look forward to doing more “guest post”- This was my way of introducing myself & I didn’t expect to receive this much love☺️

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    1. Yess, yess – I used to think I was experiencing growth when I would isolate myself from others, when In fact it wasn’t the isolation at all-it was my constant communication with God. The power was in the prayers☺️🙌🏾✨

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