Monthly Archives: July 2012
July 31, 2012
Your most devastating moment can be and more than likely will be your defining moment. Make sure you have the right perspective.
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You will have bad days, that’s a given. It’s what you do with them and how you look at them that will make the big difference in your life. You can take the most devastating time of your life and make it your defining moment. The key is the have the right perspective of that moment. You know people that have a negative, sour outlook about life. They took the negative perspective of their defining moment. Then you know others that have a positive, uplifting outlook about life, no matter the situation. These people have taken the positive perspective of their defining moment. The decision is yours in which perspective you take. I encourage you today to take the positive perspective on the moments in your life. It may be difficult to find the positive in a bad time, but when you train yourself to always find the positive, you will have the right perspective. No matter how small or insignificant it may seem, always focus on the positive perspective. You and those around you will be glad you did. Are you going through a difficult situation today that will be your defining moment? Are you taking the positive or negative perspective?
July 30, 2012
We’ve all had seasons when the challenges of life feel overwhelming. During those times, it’s easy to be tempted to talk about how bad things are.
Maybe you received a bad medical report, or maybe you’re facing a financial obstacle. But the more you talk about something, the bigger it becomes in your mind. Instead, you’ve got to dig your heels in and say, “No, I am not going to give life to that defeat. I am not going to speak sickness over myself. I’m not going to speak lack. I’m not going to speak fear. I’m choosing a different report. I believe the report of the Lord which says I am blessed. I am favored. I am prosperous. I am healthy. I am whole. I’m a victor, not a victim.” Remember, even if you don’t see how things could ever work out, God does. You’ve got to speak to those mountains in your life and declare favor over those situations. Instead of talking to God about how big your problems are, talk to your problems about how big your God is! As you speak to your mountains, they will be moved, and you will move forward into the victory God has prepared for you!
July 29, 2012
Encourage someone every day. Everywhere we go, we should be depositing love and hope into people’s lives.
One of the best ways to share God’s love is by encouraging others and lifting them up. Look for opportunities to make others feel good about who they are. Write them a note, send a text or an e-mail. Let others know how you appreciate them. Our thoughts don’t bless others until we tell them. Love is not love until you give it away. That’s why we should be free with our compliments. If you’ll live outward–looking for those you can bless or make feel better–then those seeds you sow will always come back to you. As you help others rise higher, God will help you rise higher too. There is no better why to demonstrate God’s love than encourage other people. Is there anyone that you can encourage today? Are there people in your life that need to be loved?
July 28, 2012
There is no shame in failing at something, filing bankruptcy, losing again to that addiction. Not taking responsibility and being responsible is another story.
We are all going to face situations in life where things don’t go as planned. You may have failed at a marriage, lost a business, not made it through school. These things do happen, but it’s how we respond that determines whether or not we really failed. Take responsibility for your actions, your mistakes, your bad decisions. Then do what needs to be done to make things right. Sure, some people will focus on the what, but you focus on the why. When you focus on the why then the what will change. Failure is part of life, but it does not make you a failure. Don’t make excuses, just tell the truth and learn from it. There is nothing you can do about the past, but you can learn from it. Make the decision today to make peace with your past, take charge and keep moving toward your destiny. Is there an area in your life that you need to take responsibility for?
July 27, 2012
Don’t give up on your marriage, your friendships, your family or yourself. I believe your breakthrough is coming soon.
You may tell me; “Scott, you have no idea how bad it is in my marriage,” ‘You have no clue to what they did to me,” or “I have tried and tried, but it’s no use.” I know there are times when there is no other course to end a relationship. However, make sure there is absolutely no other course to take. We tend to give up too early and let people go. If there is a glimmer of hope then hold on, don’t walk away yet. If there is physical abuse and your life is in danger, then by all means get out. If you aren’t in danger then don’t give up yet. People can and do change. You can’t change them, but you can work on yourself. Be the source of inspiration for them to change I understand that some people don’t seem to ever change. This makes me sad, but I see it all too often. I am for you today. I pray for you today. I pray for your relationship; whatever the level it is on. I pray for peace in your life today. I pray for joy and hope for you today too. Is there a relationship you have that is in doubt today? Is there anything you can do to save it?
July 26, 2012
What type of legacy are you leaving? You can’t wait until you’re gone, you are leaving your legacy now.
What will people say about you after you are gone from this world? We don’t like to think about it, but it is something that will happen. What they say about you, your legacy is something you are leaving now. We all leave some type of legacy. More important than money or things is what legacy will be tagged to your name. Your legacy is not something that you will build after the fact, but it is something that you build and develop now. There is nothing more important than leaving a good name for your family. If you need to start making changes in your life in order to leave a good legacy, then do so today. There is no better day to start than today. Don’t wait until it is too late, start developing your legacy right now. Your destiny will tied to your legacy. Leave your children, your family, your friends the best thing ever, a good, clean, destiny filled name. Are there things you could start doing differently today to develop a great legacy?
July 25, 2012
Yes you can! You have it inside of you to accomplish great things, your dreams, your destiny. God has gifted you, now its time to get to work.
Some don’t think they are disciplined enough. Others think don’t think they are good enough. The rest don’t think they have greatness inside of them. This is not true. You have a unique, special gift inside of you. You were born with it, now use it. You have a purpose in this world, to make a difference. Don’t sit around waiting for someone else to do it. You do it! The people in the world today need you to act now. Use the gift you have to make a positive difference. You may not think you can but yes you can! You can do it! You have what it takes. Don’t let any fear stop you. Don’t allow anyone to talk you out of it. Forget about the mistakes of you past and those of your family. Learn from them and use that knowledge to lead, guide, and direct others. There is no day like today to get started. No one can make you do it and no one can stop you from your destiny. You have to commit your life to making a difference. Then you will see your purpose and destiny come alive. Have you waited long enough? Are you ready to get going today?
July 24, 2012
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One of my oldest and best friends passed away. Jimmie “Too Tall” Clemons was a man’s man. Carlton lost another great man and leader. Jimmy died from the same thing that my dad, Conrad, died from; esophagus cancer. He and my dad were very close and spent a lot of time together. Before my dad died he and Jimmie would talk for hours. My dad didn’t want Jimmie to live his life with regrets as my dad did. Little did they know that Jimmie would face the same end as my dad, but without the regrets. See, Jimmie spent his last years, months, and days getting his house in order. He took the time to make things right with God, friends, and family.
The last time Jimmie and I talked, he told me he was looking forward to getting to heaven. He knew he was getting close and knew he would never fight for breath again, never wonder if he would wake up when he went to sleep. He then said that just after he spent some time with Jesus, that he was going to look up my dad and thank him the life lesson that he had given him. Jimmy I sure hope you have seen dad and talked to him.
The irony of this whole thing is this; Jimmie and his wife Patricia had moved into my mom and dad’s home in Carlton. My mom moved to Jackson shortly after my dad past in 2003.
Jimmie, you will be missed. I loved you like a brother. You have left a legacy that I will not ever forget. Thanks for all you poured into my life. Love you Too Tall.
July 24, 2012
We all have that family member that has a disorder. Remember you have family members that are looking over at you, ha! In all seriousness, why do we treat people with a physically sickness differently than someone with an emotional sickness? Like I said, we all have some sort of quirk or tic that others have to deal with, so why do we treat everyone else differently? There is no one that has it completely all together. We need to learn to accept people and their quirks. We when show acceptance then we begin establishing relationship. When we have relationships that are strong, we will see a lot of our and others emotional tics go away. Many emotional and mental problems experienced by people are there because of a lack of friendships, relationships. Not all problems are going to be solved by having a friend, but it never hurts to have good healthy, strong, encouraging friends. Is there someone you know that needs a friend to come along side them to encourage them?
July 23, 2012
How we deal with the traumatic events that take place in our lives.