Monthly Archives: December 2010
December 31, 2010
12 31 10 Friday
We are finally here! Last day of the year. Last day of the first decade of 2K. It’s time to let go and move into 2011 and our destiny. Excited doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel right now!
It is time to let go of the stuff that we don’t need to hold on to. We talked earlier about letting the good times roll, but this is somewhat different. We are talking about letting go of stuff and letting God be in total control. God will either be in total control or not at all. I have dealt with control and manipulation issues for years; so I know what it means to let go of things. For me right now heading into the new year it is letting go of my writing. I have to stop trying control everything. I have to let God be in control; He is the one who is in control. Allow God to have control of your life. Let Him be your guide. Let go of the things that you don’t need to be holding on to right now. There are issues in your life that you need to leave in 2010. Don’t take those insecurities and issues with you. Let God have them and take them away. Hurts and disappointments don’t need to go with us. Unforgiveness and hatred have to stay right here. Doubt and fear have no place with us in 2011. Let God be Who He is.
As we go into the new year, let go of the stuff that we don’t need to be holding on to. See you in 2011! Love you all and thank you very much! I appreciate you!
December 30, 2010
12 30 10 Thursday
It’s time to stir up that gift that is inside of you. I was thinking the other day about what is like when we are operating in our gift. Not so much from our point of view but from God’s point of view. He is the One who gave us our gift.
I was thinking what it must be like when we use our gift; whatever your gift may be. What does God see? What must He think when we are using our gift with no agenda, no motive except to honor Him? I don’t believe it is wrong to think that God has tough days, He is dealing us you know. So when we are just giving back to Him what must He feel? If it’s music, writing, art, teaching, care giving whatever your gift is, how proud of us is He? When we are in that flow, in the zone and what we are doing just seems effortless, you know it has to be because He is listening and watching. It’s not performing before God, but just enjoying God and He enjoying us. I know as a dad I am proud of my little girl when she is operating in her gift, even as young as she is, how much more must He feel toward us. It is beyond my concept, but I am beginning to get a sense of it. All of this is to say, use your gift. Stir up the gift that is inside you. Use it without agenda or motive. Just do it! You are an awesome and gifted person, no matter what that gift may be. As we lean into 2011, honor God with your gift.
December 29, 2010
12 29 10 Wednesday
We are getting closer to great change. I don’t hinge great change on January 1st, but I use it as a point of reference. Great stuff is coming our way. Are you ready? Will you be aware of the changes?
If love is the determining factor in all you do; then you will be aware and you will be ready for the changes. We have to have unconditional love for ourselves and for others. Unconditional love for ourselves is always looking to love others. To love yourself is to serve others. When we love others and serve others then we will see the changes that are coming. We will begin to live our destiny when we love others. You see, selfishness can’t exist if unconditional love is in control. Selfishness and destiny can’t exist together. We have to love, if we are going to live our destiny. It is that simple. When we lay it all down, love is the only thing that will remain. Love is the key to this whole thing we call life, destiny, purpose and so on. Check yourself right now and see what is in control of your decisions, your thoughts, your life. Is it love or something else? Allowing love to be our decision-maker, our guide will change our live like nothing else. Love never quits, it never gives up and love always wins. Love never fails!
December 28, 2010
12 28 10 Tuesday
A very popular and familiar saying in my family is laissez les bons temps rouler; which means let the good times roll. With this in mind; it is time we roll our cares, problems, insecurities, hurts, disappointments, and failures over on the God.
All through the Bible, God tells us to roll our care over on to Him because He cares for us. As we get closer to end of this year, let’s make begin to unload all the stuff that is weighing us down and never pick it up again. If we are going to walk and live our destiny, we can’t be carrying the cares of our past and all the negative stuff that has happened to us. We have to be renewed in our mind and heart. We have to get free of all that mess that has been hurting us for way too long. Once you have rolled your care off, don’t pick it back up and don’t let anyone else put it back on you. Stay free of it and stay clear of it. You will have some pep in your step when you are don’t have all that baggage on you. Your mind will be clear and you will be able to think clearly and quickly. You will begin to make good and sharp decisions. Discouragement won’t come on you, cause when it tries to get in you, you will roll it off. So laissez les bons temps rouler everybody. It’s going to be a great new year for you. Your life is going to go to another level of awesomeness. I am so proud of you!
December 27, 2010
12 27 10 Monday
We are in the last week of this year. I am expecting great things not just in 2011 but in this week. My expectation, hope, and desires are as high as they ever have been in my life. Not wishing, but true hope.
As I have said; I truly believe this next year is going to be yours and my best ever. For that to happen we have to do our part. As we start this last week, there is no time like right now to look to our part. We have to have a plan for the year, but we have to execute that plan. It is not enough to just have an outline, a game plan, but we have to put that plan into motion. We have to execute the plan. We have to be disciplined in our plan. We have to be flexible in our plan. We have to listen to that inner voice that tells us when we are on track and when we have lost our focus. It is not as difficult as it sounds. We all know that voice deep inside, not in our head, the voice that speaks peace to us. Don’t be discouraged by anything that has happened or is happening, but be hopeful, full of courage, full of love, full of expectation, and desire as we begin this last week and head into the new year. Your destiny is closer than you can imagine. Be prepared for a great year!
December 26, 2010
12 26 10 Sunday
This time of the year I hear folk talking about how they are so tired. Folk are wore out from the holidays. There is a verse that says; those that wait on the Lord will renew their strength.
That verse goes on to talk about the young and the old both being strong. There is strength available for our spirit, soul and body. To be a person of destiny we must be strong in all areas. There will be times we are tired, but we can and will be renewed when we wait on the Lord. That word wait doesn’t mean we sit around and do nothing, but like a waiter or waitress, we serve. When we serve God we are renewed. When we serve others we are renewed. To be a person of destiny it means we are servants, so renewing is for you. If you are serving but are not being renewed, check your motives, agendas, and who it is you are serving. Also, make sure you are serving Jesus first, then others. Be a servant and see your strength renewed daily.
December 25, 2010
12 25 10 Saturday
Merry Christmas! I pray that you have the most awesome Christmas that you have ever had in your life. The best way to ensure that you do is to make it the best, most awesome Christmas for someone else.
There are so many folk that are miserable today. The Christmas season does not bring them the joy that it does you and me. Make this a great day for someone that might not be having a great day. Not sure who that person may be? Well then make it a great day for everyone you come into contact with today. This is a habit that we should have each day of our lives. Focus your attention on others and see your destiny become more clear each day. Have a Merry Christmas and spread the joy!!
December 24, 2010
12 24 10 Friday
I was overwhelmed by all the birthday wishes I received on Facebook, texts, and by email. I quite counting at 200. There is another birthday that I am overwhelmed by too; Jesus.
The closer we get to Christmas and the New Year the more excited I am getting. I can just feel the changes that are coming. I really and truly believe that 2011 is going to the beginning of something awesome. More and more folk are going to start discovering and living in their destiny. There will be positive life changing experiences taking place in our lives. We will find that we are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, for the right reasons. When this begins to happen this world will turn right side up. I am excited about your destiny and what is in store of you. When we get the pride, unforgiveness, selfishness, insecurities and fear out of our lives then destiny will begin to come alive in us. It is an exciting and exhilarating time to be alive. Just a few more days to get ourselves in position mentally, physically and spiritually for what is coming. Don’t be on the outside looking in; get in today! Your destiny awaits!
December 23, 2010
12 23 10 Thursday
We hear quite often that we must have excellence. I have written about having excellence in everything that you do. However, if we don’t love as our motivation we won’t have excellence. Love and forgiveness are must in our lives.
You want to live your destiny you must have forgiveness and love. You want to have excellence in your life then you must have forgiveness and love. You want to be blessed in your life then you got to have forgiveness and love. I think you see the common theme going on here. If you are going to be positive and live in such a way that stress can’t attach itself to you; then you got it, forgiveness and love. To forgive and to love are both giving and serving. We can’t be selfish if we have both of these determining our decisions. As we end the year; make sure that forgiveness and love are dominant in our life. Excellence is something we all want, but will we forgive quickly and completely. It is part of the process of living our destiny. Forgiveness and love; vital components of our lives.
December 22, 2010
12 22 10 Wednesday
We are getting close! So close to 2011. I hope you are as excited and full of anticipation about what is waiting for us in the upcoming year and decade.
We are so blessed and fortunate to be alive right now! You were not born a day too early or a year too late. You were created for a time such as this. Folk may try to make us believe that we are not any good and we should have never been born. That’s a lie! You and I were created for a special purpose and we were born right at the exact moment. We were not a mistake or an accident. Just because a person was not planned by their parents does make them a mistake or an accident. God planned for you and set in motion a great plan just for your life. We may have some physical or mental limitations, but we still have a destiny. Everyone, you and me included, have a destiny. Not just an ordinary destiny, but you have an extra-ordinary destiny. Don’t sell yourself or anyone else short. There is greatness in us all. There is a gift inside of you that is awesome. Prepare for destiny today! Prepare for greatness today! Prepare of significance today! Have no fear! Have no fear! Believe in the God that created you and the ability to accomplish what it is He created you to do.