Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Desire for greater can be one of the strongest propellers in life to push you to get something done, but it cannot will anything to happen. Desire has to be nurtured, and made strong enough to actually push you forward. Your actions must be aligned with your desire. Desire only pushes you into the pursuit of motion. Your understanding of who you are, where your going, and your actions keep you in motion; moving forward, one step at a time. It takes wisdom, desire, and vision to get from where you are to your goals destination. I have learned that it is not enough to want something. Accomplishing your goals are definitely deliberate. You are required to maximize, and cease every opportunity afforded to you. It's important that you stretch yourself, and capacity so that your manifestations are greater than what you have been seeing. You prosper to the extent of what you do; how much you stretch, and grow as a person.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
As many of you know; we are beautifully designed for a special purpose and sometimes we allow experiences, trials, and tribulations to stray us away from who we are. At this point; we become familiar with the distinction between who we are, and who we were called to be. We allow ourselves to doubt, and stray away from our true identity, and purpose. I have seen so many, have this experience (including myself) where we know it's is not God's will for us to develop habits that don't exemplify who we are, but we often go through this at some point in life. I have learned that true happiness, and joy is fulfilled within when developing habits that exemplify who I am. Joy consumes the heart when you are even in the pursuit to accomplishing the goals God has placed on your heart, and impacting others with your purpose. We were created to impact the lives of many, and remember YOU have the capacity to do so. Don't be afraid to take a leap, and dive in to fulfill your God given purpose. I hope this message encourages you, and brings you courage to make a commitment to your purpose, and move forward. I believe in you, and I'm praying for you
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Over time I've developed the belief that in this life I only have two responsibilities; 1 being to myself, and the other to God; everything else is an opportunity to be positively impactful. You may think that my belief, and statement is wide range, but it's really not; everything pretty much boils down to this factor. I think I obtained this belief after feeling obligated so long to people, and a series of commitments I made out of guilt. I felt that I was somehow in debt to people so I was constantly attempting to prove myself to others because I was seeking their forgiveness not understanding that it's definitely important to be empathetic, and apologetic when you've done something wrong but my self worth, and how I feel about myself can only be found in God, and that I am forgiven for all things by Jesus. The only one I am in debt to is God; so once I understood this, it was easier to allow myself to put things into a very ideal perspective which is that I owe no one anything. I have a responsibility to myself, and to Jesus; everything else is done out of the compassion of my heart to be infinitely impactful in people's lives in a way they will never forget.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
A picture can say a thousand words. It can be an expression of love, and in just a flick becomes a conduit of that expression. Similiar to a gift from God, a picture tells a story, and marks progress of what was, and if an art piece, or drawing predicting something it expresses what shall be, or what someone has gathered from their analysis. I believe it's so important to capture beautiful moments. Captured moments can be locked in our memories, saved in a photo album, saved on a flash drive, and reminded to us in conversations with family. Memories mark a period on where we were before we got to where we are now. Memories help you appreciate the many blessings in your life, and the work you invested to get there. Captured moments often sometimes magnify God's position in getting you from one step to the next step, or one dimension to the next. Please don't become so consumed that you lose sight of how you got where you are today
Friday, September 28, 2012
Although I'm young I've had many people walk in, and out of my life. As a young child my heart would be broken into pieces, my mind confused, apart of myself broken, and hopeless. Now that I'm a little older, I've learned to respect why God sends certain people in my life for just a season, and not a lifetime. I think with every person that enters into my life, there is a lesson to be learned, and a decision to be made for the benefit of my effectiveness, and there's as well. I have learned to love them when they come, and love them when they go for the understanding of purpose, and each persons place in my life. I believe God has grounded me on that fact, and has blessed me tremendously through this enlightenment. God has definitely perfected me in love through the enlightenment of my understanding of people's position, and purpose in my life. I've learned that sometimes it's me that has to do all the pouring, nurturing, and cherishing people just to then let them move on releasing them to be better people without me present in their lives. God grants me an understanding in situations like this to know that I needed to pour a little of what he's poured into me to someone else which can be draining but very fulfilling because giving to others, and leaving a mark on people's lives blesses me, and makes me a better person in the long run so that I can continue to be effective helping others
Many of you have heard a great deal about identity, and your probably thinking blah blah blah I've heard it all before and I get it but please follow me if you will. Identity is the fundamental foundation for life. It's what God presents us to stand on. It enlightens you, gives you purpose, sets you apart, and reveals a beautiful dimension of who God is. By operating in the fullness of who God made you, you become a conduit of who God is. People will no longer see just a fleshly being, but they will see God shining through you. I say this to say who God is is who he has created, and called us to be in the earth. We are complete reflections of him.
I use to think that environment makes people who they are, but I'm learning that only God gives identity. Environment can only reveal, and perfect what's already on the inside. Understanding that identity comes from God enlightens me, and makes me think that if a persons actions are not lining up with who God says they are than they are not operating in their tailored identity. In this case you are not what you do, but when you begin to understand how God sees you, and what he called you to be you begin to operate in the fullness of your identity. Your actions begin to line up with who you really are once you've discovered your identity in God