Monthly Archives: November 2010
November 30, 2010
11 30 10 Tuesday
I believe that today can be the greatest day of your life. I believe this everyday. Each day can be greater than the day before. Even when we are going through tough times. The tough times don’t have to get the best of us.
I do understand we all have bad days but I do know that God is for us not against us. That tells me that today can be our greatest day even when our circumstances and situations try to tell us different. Some of it is in our perspective, some of it is on what we believe, and the rest is in our mental and spiritual toughness. There is no circumstance or situation that can defeat us if we have that inner strength. That inner strength does include what we believe and what we stand on? If it is not the positive, uplifting, hope giving, infallible, everlasting, never failing Word of God then there is nothing anyone can do to help. Believe me when I say I am not preaching to you, all I know what has gotten me through the most difficult times in my life. You may have some other source; but just make sure it will be with you no matter what happens in your life. Again, I stand with your today to make this your greatest day ever! We can stand together and be stronger.
November 29, 2010
11 29 10 Monday
What difference does it really make? I am talking about the little differences we have with other folk. In the big scheme of things; do these little differences really make a big difference?
I hear folk say; “Life is too short for…” but I say too that; life is too long for the same stuff. I know the saying; “Can’t we all just get along,” is used a lot, but it has some meaning. I am calling for a huge group hug of some sorts I guess. I do know that many of us have put our lives and our destinies on hold because we have petty disagreements with others. We haven’t put others first and our destiny demands we not be selfish or prideful. When we put others first we will see our differences go away. These differences can only remain and live when we focus on them and give them life. Think about it; is your destiny or those differences more important, because you can’t have both. Learn to let that stuff go. It will allow you to focus on the stuff in life that matters the most.
November 28, 2010
11 28 10 Sunday
After the Auburn-Alabama game Friday I heard one common thread in both teams post game comments. That thread was that good teams know how to finish. That is true in our lives too; we have to know how to finish.
It’s easy to start something, but how many things have we started but never finished? I see folk start all sorts of programs but never see the completion of the program. Our destiny is something that we have to finish. Don’t start walking out your destiny, but due to something going wrong stop. Don’t let tough times stop you from finishing. Don’t let disappointment stop you. Folk are not always going to be supportive, helpful or understanding. However, we can’t let this stop us from living and finishing our destiny. I believe in you and your awesome purpose and destiny. I know that you have a reason for being here. You are so valuable and precious. There is no other person just like you. We all need you and we all need each other. Finish the race. Finish the course. Don’t let those unwilling to walk it out stop you. You can do it! I know you can!
November 27, 2010
11 27 10 Saturday
You are blessed. You are also a blessing. I am very thankful for you. If it weren’t for you I would not be living my destiny. If it weren’t for you then my life would have a void in it.
We all have issues, you may even have issues with me, but the bottom line is; we all have issues in life. Despite these issues we all have a destiny, purpose and reason for being here. I believe that as long as you are alive there is purpose in your life. Whether or not you tap into that purpose is up to you. I want to encourage you to tap into your purpose. We are in this together. Your purpose involves me; just as my purpose involves you. Together nothing can bring us down. It is when you get to thinking that we are alone or that we can do it alone that we fall and there is no one there to pick us up. Stick together. Work through the issues. Love one another. Respect one another. Forgive one another. Restore and reconcile relationships. House divided will not stand; so let’s stand together.
November 26, 2010
11 26 10 Friday
The feeling of being made to feel that you are not good enough. The feeling of being made to feel that you are not wanted. The feeling of being made to feel that you are not loved or cared about. That is what we can get from rejection.
I have felt all of those before at one time or another. Some of you might have too. The point is to not feel those things; those emotions. I can tell you all day that you are good enough, you are wanted, you are loved and cared about, but until you believe it for yourself it matters not. Strip of the power of the root of rejection and strip the power of those emotions. There are going to be folk that treat you wrong sometimes. We all know this is true, but how they make us feel is strictly up to us. No one can make you feel any certain way; unless you allow them too. When we are secure and have peace in who we are then we will be held hostage by others. Break free today and never let rejection or the emotions tied to it to hurt you again. I believe in you and your destiny. I care about you. You have what it takes to be the best ever!
November 25, 2010
11 25 10 Thursday
I can’t think of one person that like to be rejected. It is the one thing that still can deal me the most misery today; being rejected. We can learn to deal with it; even Jesus was rejected by His friends.
There is nothing that hurt us as much as being rejected; whether it is by friends, family or even total strangers. There has been times in my life when I have been rejected by those closest to me, folk I hardly knew and there was even a time when I felt like God had rejected me. In other words, we all know what it feels like to be rejected. One thing that has helped me learn to deal with rejected is to know when I am the one doing the rejecting. Learning not to reject others has really helped me deal with being rejected. As we deal with our self-image we also learn how to deal with rejection. When we learn who we are and that we have a destiny, we have value and worth then it is really hard for the sting of rejection to get to us like it once did.
November 24, 2010
11 24 10 Wednesday
We are faced with choices everyday. There are all sorts of decisions that we make without even thinking about. One decision or choice we can make each day is to be an encourager to someone.
You may not have a clue as to what your gift or talent is right now. If that is the case then be an encourager. We all have the ability to encourage others. Encouraging others is what makes relationships stronger. When we focus on the positive things in others and make mention of them; then we are encouraged too. If you find you are in need of encouragement; then go and encourage others. What goes around does in fact come around. We all have this untapped potential inside of us; that potential is to the best we can be at what we were created to be. When we encourage someone; we enable them to tap into that potential. We, too, tap into our potential when we are in encouragement mode. It’s really not as hard as you may think it is to encourage others. Just let them know they are appreciated and cared about. Let them know that; ‘yes they can, do what they were created to do. So many folk are just looking for permission to live their destiny. Be an encourager today! Find someone in your life to give the gift of encouragement.
November 23, 2010
11 23 10 Tuesday
We will be remembered for one of two things; the problems we caused or the problems that we solved. Which way are you going to be remembered?
You were created with the ability to solve a problem. There is someone or a group of someone’s that has a situation, a problem, that you were created to solve. That basically is what destiny is all about. Sounds very simple, but if it were so simple wouldn’t we all be solving that problem? The hitch in this is that some folk seem to be created to cause problems; which in reality is not true. However, there are folk that have caused me and you problems in life. We will remember them for that problem. There are people too that have solved problems in our life and we will never forget them either. I really want to be a problem solver; not a problem creator or even a problem spotter. Creators and spotters are not destiny minded; at least not in the sense of a problem solver. In the Bible, Daniel was a solver of knotty problems. That is my goal. Will you be remembered as a spotter or a solver? The choice is yours today. Choose solver!
November 22, 2010
11 22 10 Monday
Some folk talk about wishing they had white out or a delete button so they could erase the mistakes of their life. I have to admit it would be nice, but at the same time I have learned and grown more from my mistakes than anything else.
We all have done things we wished later that we hand’t done, but can’t have a do-over. However, we can do one thing; that is to learn from our mistakes. Not to get bitter, angry, resentful from our mistakes. We shouldn’t build walls, hold unforgiveness, or be insecure because of our mistakes. When we take responsibility for our mistakes we learn, grow and mature from them. Don’t be ashamed of your mistakes. Don’t hide from the them, but take the power of their control over you. When we take responsibility for our mistakes we do take the hurtful power from them. Be honest with yourself and others today. We all have made mistakes, it’s no surprise to anyone. It is a mistake to let past mistakes rob you of your destiny.
November 21, 2010
11 21 10 Sunday
Are you planning to throw in the towel? Are you figuring an escape plan? Are you looking at filing for bankruptcy or divorce? Just take a second before you go any farther in those plans.
There are times in our life when we just don’t know what to do, where to turn or who to trust. It may look like the only thing to do is give up. Before you give up though give it one more try. Get up one more time. Go one more mile, one more time. I believe that relationship will be reconciled. Your finances restored. Your family will come around. Take a good look at your life from a different perspective. If you life is not in danger then don’t give in or give up. I know God is more than able. You may not even believe in God, but I know He believes in you. You can trust Him with your life and all the situations in your life. Your mind can be free of torment. Your body released from pain. You will be able to forgive, love and trust again. Today is your day for a miracle. Just give it time, one more day. Don’t let the enemy win in your life.