No… it’s not a misspelled word. In fact, the title of tonight’s post includes a word that may be familiar to our younger readers but to be sure, before yesterday I had never heard of “fleek.” It appeared in a post put up on Facebook by our 42 year old daughter, Kristin, and Janet and I both thought it was some autocorrect anomaly. When I called Kristin, she told me that it was correct; and that I was clearly not in the swing of things because it was a very common word.
I respectfully beg to differ with Kristin, but I thought “on fleek” was an interesting enough term that I should write a post about it. As is my custom, I went into research mode and uncovered quite a bit of information on this unfamiliar term. When things like this pop up, I head to the urban dictionary – a compilation of words used primarily by our younger generation to describe things that we older folks already have descriptive words for. In other words, our younger generations are re-inventing words because the old ones apparently aren’t good enough.
Kristin shared with me that “on fleek” means to be “on point.” Now I don’t know why “on point” isn’t good enough, but for some reason, it just doesn’t seem to make the grade. My further research took me to several other sources of information. Initially, the term was used to describe “perfectly groomed eyebrows” but, according to Webster, has been used to describe everything from “hash browns to skateboards.” How’s that for multiple definitions!
The oldest reference to “on fleek” seems to be from 2003, defining the word as “smooth, nice, sweet” – and in 2009, there is an entry defining the word as meaning “awesome.” The Oxford Dictionary, in it’s more traditional vernacular, describes is as “extremely good, attractive, or stylish.”
It seems that however you wish to define the phrase “on fleek”, it harbors good thoughts that you are on track and in a positive vein – that things are good… And that brings us to our verse for the evening. It is always good to be “on fleek” with God. After all, we have free will and can move toward God or away from Him. Tonight, the psalmist tells us about his personal relationship with God. We are told, in Psalm 18:16-19, “He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” Isn’t that great news? That God delighted in somebody and rescued them? That’s what being “on fleek” with God is all about.
My encouragement this evening is that God wants each of us to be “on fleek” with Him. My prayer is that each of us may benefit from being in sync with the God of the universe! There isn’t a more positive place to be! Have a great day in the Lord, grace and peace…