January 16, 2013
Your actions determine how someone sees you. If you have the choice about leaving a mark in the mind of others, do your best to leave a positive legacy.
You will be remembered in some way; why not make it positive. Granted, you can’t specifically determine how others think about you. That doesn’t excuse you from leaving a good legacy. I know in my own life I have done and said things that would cause me to have a “not so good” legacy. However, I am working on leaving a positive legacy each day. People may not remember what you said to them, but they will never forget how you made them feel. That is a major key in leaving a positive, good legacy. Your actions do speak on your behalf. By serving others, you lead them. Be a giver not a taker. Look for the best in others. Give the benefit of the doubt. Don’t expect perfection from others, while allowing yourself to get by with what ever. The legacy you leave issue up to you. Do you want it to be positive of negative? The choice is really up to you. Start today; building a positive legacy. What does your legacy look like?
January 26, 2011
01 26 11 Wednesday
This is going to be a great day for you; even if you read this at 11:59PM. There is stuff going on in your life that you don’t see yet, but its developing on the inside of you. Your destiny is getting ready to go to a whole new level.
There are folk in our lives, let’s call them destiny agents, that are in our life to guide us to the next level in our destiny. They are in our life for a specific purpose and reason; to take us to the next level in our destiny. Some folk that we think we have to have near us and with us all the time were never meant to be with us. Check your relationships today. Make sure the reason for them being there is the right reason. Be expecting folk that are destiny minded and talking destiny to you. This is a critical time for you and for me. Those that have been praying and seeking God about your purpose and destiny know exactly what I am talking about. If that isn’t you, then focus your mind and heart on your purpose, who you are, and your destiny. Then you will hear who you need to hear. There will be a destiny agent in your life when you are ready. So get ready for some awesomeness in your life today! You are about to go to a higher level very soon!
January 25, 2011
01 25 11 Tuesday
The other day my daughter, who is 7, came to me almost in tears, because she was having trouble with a Hip Hop dance routine she was trying to learn. She told me she couldn’t do it and was going to give up. Wonder how I reacted to that?
I am amazed at her young age how we start developing a give up mentality. We feel like we aren’t good enough. She doesn’t hear that at home, school, or church. It is the nature that is in us at birth. The older we get the more developed we become in that mindset. We have to work at and train our mind to change. Never give up! You are good enough and then some! You were created with purpose, destiny, and greatness in you! How is it we let this go at a young age? The enemy of your life will plan negative seeds in your mind. Don’t settle for average in your life. Don’t let others tell you negative lies about yourself. Train your self in the truth. What does God say about you? He created you, you aren’t perfect, but the truth is what God says about you. The truth will always override the facts.
Well, about ten minutes after she and I talked, she came running back in the room telling me how she had gotten the routine down pat. The truth was she could do it and failure was just part of the process. What is the truth about you?
January 8, 2011
01 08 11 Saturday
There was a song that had the line; “Don’t look back,” in it. Satchel Paige, a baseball player, used to say;”Don’t look back, something may be gaining on you.” Both of these lines are good advice.
There is an enemy to our destiny and for most it is called ‘our past.” When we get caught up in our past mistakes and wrong decisions we can easily lose sight of our destiny. If our past can keep us focused on it, rather than our destiny, then we will never live our destiny. When we are stressed out and worried about what was; rather than exciting and pumped about what is coming; we have lost. Our past is just that; past. It is gone; whether good, bad or ugly; it is all in the past. Get your focus on today and what is coming. Prepare by learning from the past, it is useful for something, but don’t dwell there. Just like with Moses and the Israelis, when the cloud or the pillar of fire moved; they moved with it. It is time to leave all the past in the dust and move on. Our destiny is ahead and waiting for us to get a move on. You are awesome and that includes your past. You are still in the game. Don’’t take yourself out. See you at the finish!
January 7, 2011
01 07 11 Friday
There is a place that we all desire deep down inside. The place where we are loved, accepted, forgiven, appreciated and respected. We all want these things in some form or fashion.
I want you to know that a place does exist. There can be peace in the middle of the situation you are going through. On your worst day ever, you can know that you are loved. No matter what you have done in your past; whether it was last night or 12 years ago; there is a place of forgiveness for you. You are not a cast off or cast out. There is a place where you are accepted for who you are and your gift. All of this comes from the love of God. The love of Jesus, it creates this place in us. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world; there is a place for you. Remember, He created you just the way you are. We may have done some things we aren’t proud of, but that never changes the fact that Jesus loves us. His love accepts us, forgives us, appreciates us, and respects us. It is all and all. Never doubt the power of love.
January 6, 2011
01 06 11 Thursday
Let me ask you this; “Do you believe you have a destiny”? I have been surprised at the number of folk that have told me that they don’t believe they have a destiny. Now hear this; “Yes, you do have a destiny and it’s an awesome destiny.”
The catch, if there is one, is this; you have to do your part. God has created you with a gift and a destiny. He has a plan for your life and it’s to see you succeed at your destiny. However, if we choose not to walk it out then it will not happen. We are given the gift of choice as well as destiny. That’s why insecurities are such a horrible thing. They rob us of what is rightfully ours. When you are robbed of your destiny then the world too is robbed of something great. You have awesomeness inside of you. It does take work, everyday work, to get that awesomeness out and working, but you can do it. Don’t sell yourself short, don’t tell yourself you can’t do it, don’t say you aren’t good enough, don’t confess you have made too many mistakes. We all have come up short at some point in our lives. I have missed it countless times, but yet I continue to walk it out. I know I have a destiny and you too. Let’s put aside the issues, the insecurities, the unforgiveness, and pride. Let’s walk this out together.
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 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!!