Monthly Archives: October 2010
October 31, 2010
10 31 10 Sunday
What is keeping you from living your life to your absolute fullest? We have talked some about unforgiveness being in your life. What about fear? Is fear of something or another preventing you from living your destiny?
Fear of the unknown or even fear of the know can be paralyzing at times. What fear is keeping you down? For many the fear of failure is a major obstacle. I know men usually have this fear, but women do too. Fear is not from God, but our destiny is from God. Therefore, we should choose destiny over fear. I know for me the fear of rejection is something I have had to battle. You may also deal with rejection. Fear is an illusion that our enemy will use against us; especially when we are moving close to our purpose and destiny. Fear is only real when we give it life. Take the life out of fear. Speak to your fears with the truth. Never allow fear to stop you from walking out your destiny, from stepping into the deep, from launching out away from the shore into your destiny.
October 30, 2010
10 30 10 Saturday
What is getting in between you and your destiny? What seems to be the one thing you can’t seem to overcome that would allow you to be free to live out your purpose in life? For a lot of folk it is unforgiveness; is it for you?
Unforgiveness will definitely stop us from living out our destiny. It can be a silent but very debilitating creature. There are times that we have forgotten about the original situation that caused us to have the unforgiveness stored away in our heart. Then whenever something similar happens we immediately go back to the bitterness and resentment that thing caused us to have. Unforgiveness will, not might or can, but will destroy your destiny from the inside out. Don’t allow this enemy to your soul to stay in your heart. I know you may have been done wrong, a terrible thing may have happened, but don’t let unforgiveness allow it to keep happening over and over again. As hard as it may be to forgive that person, you can do it, your destiny is at stake. Don’t let that person hurt you again by allowing that unforgiveness to steal your purpose and destiny in life. Be a forgiver. Take the stand to not allow unforgiveness to stay in your heart.
October 29, 2010
10 29 10 Friday
When getting into a pool or maybe the ocean; do you ease into it or jump in? Many of us tip toe out so that we can run back to dry land quickly. Which is your style in your regular life?
You have a purpose and a destiny; I have said that many, many times. You are here for a specific reason. God has told us to launch out into the deep. We are not supposed to walk the bank or just tip toe into our purpose and destiny. I am not saying we take blind leaps not knowing what we are doing. What I am say is that we should get direction about what our purpose and destiny in life is supposed to be and then go do it. Don’t look back and wonder if you are going to make mistakes. We all make mistakes, but learn from them and keep going. When you need to make adjustments in direction then make them, but don’t give up and quit because you mess up. I hear folk ask; ‘what if I make a wrong turn, what if I mess up, what if it doesn’t work,’? What if it does work out? What if you do walk out your destiny and fulfill your purpose? Don’t spend your life standing on the beach; launch out into the deep. It isn’t really crowed on the extra mile. You will have plenty of room to move around.
October 28, 2010
10 28 10 Thursday
We are so quick to pass judgement on folk. I know that I am so guilty of this same thing. We doubt folks ability and willingness to change, but we want others to give us another chance. If you deserve another chance; then don’t other folk too?
We all have made wrong choices and mistakes in life; there is no exception to this law of humanity. However, it is how we deal with our own stuff and how we evaluate or judge other folks stuff that can get confusing at times. Why is it get judge ourselves by our intentions but we judge others by their actions? I am not saying that we excuse other folk, but where is the gift of mercy and grace today? Where is the forgiveness and love when it comes to others? I know that I have strained the mercy, grace, forgiveness and love coming from others. This has taught me to show more of the same to others. No wonder we have insecurities and deal with self-image issues like we do today. I have heard my wife say and I totally agree with her; “I want to be told by God I had too much mercy towards others.” That is becoming my mantra today. Don’t be so fast to pass judgment on others actions. There is more than likely a very good reason. Even if there isn’t, love them back to health. Kicking folk out isn’t going to work any longer.
October 27, 2010
10 27 19 Wednesday
When those tough times hit us that drive us toward our cave; don’t go, but stand up to them. We have been designed to stand firm when we are being hit by the storms of life.
How in the world can I stand strong when I being hit by a huge disappointment or any storm? We have to understand that this will pass. It is these situations that will develop our inner strength. By inner strength I am not talking about building walls, but developing your identity. Also, this is where the relationships that we have come into play. We are here for one another. If you have taken the time to develop strong healthy relationships then you have someone to confide in. We have been created to overcome the storms of life. So take the time to use the winds of the storm to push you higher and make you better. It’s easy to give up, complain, become bitter, resentful, and have unforgiveness inside you. But the champion in you welcomes the challenge because it makes you a better person.
October 26, 2010
10 26 10 Tuesday
Have you ever felt all alone? Does it seem like you are the only one that is going through a tough time? Take a look around; most everyone you see is also experiencing some type of difficulty today.
We all experience the storms of life. For me, the loneliness of thinking I am all alone in whatever the situation may be, is worse than the situation itself. We are so good at trying to hide our feelings that we retreat even farther into the loneliness cave. It may be a man thing, the cave, but we all have our places that we retreat too when we start to feel the lonelies coming on. Be careful how far into your cave you go. Cave are dark and dangerous. This is one major reason that we have been designed to have relationships. When we try to handle everything alone, we are going against our nature. We also will find out that we are not alone. We all are going through something, just come out of something or just about to go into something. Bottom line is that you are not alone. Don’t let your thoughts tell you different. There is hope, restoration and reconciliation available for you today!
October 25, 2010
10 25 10 Monday
I have decided to start work on the Daily Destiny Devotional book. I have two years worth of blogs to look through, about 300 pages of stuff to read through and categorize. Help!!!
What do we do when we don’t know what to do? How do we act when we don’t know how to act? What do we say when we don’t know what to say?
I seem to faced with this everyday; so I am thinking some of you are too. I don’t always make the right call, but I am definitely learning to right thing to do and say. If I will respond in love then I am going to do right. I we drop our motive and agenda when dealing with folk then we will do the right thing. Love has to be the filter and the pattern that we use when determine our plan of action. One major lesson I am learning; love and selfishness can’t exist in the same person. So either selfishness or love; which one do you desire the most? Be careful how you answer, because I would always have said love, but respond with selfishness. However, by making myself accountable to you right here; I can say love. Dying the self is hard to do, but it can be done. Choose love as your pattern and filter today!
October 24, 2010
10 24 10 Sunday
I have been asked to do a 30, 60 or 90 day Daily Destiny Devotion book. I would like to know if you have any thoughts about this idea. You can respond to this email. What length? Basic topics? Should I even do it?
What do you believe? About what you may ask. What do you believe about yourself? What do you believe about love? What do you believe about others? What do you base your life and decisions on? What beliefs are you allowing to run your life? We all have beliefs in these areas. We may not think about it much, but we all believe in something. I do believe in the power of love, of forgiveness, or restoration and reconciliation. The decision that I have made is this; I want my life to be an encouragement to others. That starts right here at home. It is my desire to encourage my wife and daughter. They encourage me everyday as well. It is my desire for folk to see love in action through my life. It is also my desire to offer hope and the hope of restoration and reconciliation to others. Again, starting right here at home. Take a look at your life. What do you believe in? What is controlling how you life your live?
October 23, 2010
10 23 10 Saturday
I want to throw something out to you today. I have been asked to do a 30, 60 or 90 day Daily Destiny Devotion book. I would like to know if you have any thoughts about this idea. You can respond to this email. What length? Basic topics? Or should I even do it?
I believe that we all have a specific destiny in life. Some times we get out of focus and go in directions that aren’t for us. We know the general area that we should be in, but we miss out on the fullness of it all when we just shotgun our efforts rather than hitting the target dead center. Take the time to find out what your destiny, purpose and calling are specifically. It can prevent a lot of wasted time and energy. If you are looking at going to college you pick a major and then narrow that down to your speciality area. Do the same in all areas of your life. You may find out that you are doing things that aren’t even for you to be doing. By taking up your time and energy the world can distract you from your destiny. Take the time to tap into your special gifted area and do that one thing. The one thing that you were created to do.
October 22, 2010
10 22 10 Friday
Once a week I like to take a few minutes and speak blessing and favor in your life. I hope that you will allow me to do so.
I want to speak life into your life. Also, that you will prosper in your spirit, soul and body. I speak to the negative thoughts that enter your mind; those thoughts that tear you down, make you feel insecure, and unworthy of any blessing. Those thoughts have to go. You are full of destiny and purpose. You have a reason for being alive right now. I speak to the gift that is inside you. You will begin to grow and mature in your gift. You will begin to understand the reason you are here; your destiny. I speak forgiveness into your life. You will see the good in others and yourself. You will see the positive in you. I speak love to you. Love covers so much. I speak to the overcoming love in your life. Lastly, I speak understanding to your mind. You will begin to see the why to a lot of the things going on your life. You are a blessing. You are worthy and worthwhile. You are an awesome person full of destiny.