Never Be Overcome By Failure

What if I said to you, “If you consistently try hard enough, you can’t fail?” What if I also told you, “With the right amount of determination and willpower, you can achieve any level of success – even those things which appear to be impossible…” what would be your immediate response to these statements? Would it make you happy and cause you to forget about your fears and follow your dreams without being afraid? Would it make any difference at all in how you approach your future?

Well, just know you can’t fail! But, in order not to fail, you have to trust GOD and be proactive about what you want in life – despite fear. Fear is just as real as any person you’ve ever met. And the only things that remove fear is faith, will power and ACTION! Yes… that’s right! Fear… cannot withstand these things.

The Bullies – Fear and Insomnia

Fear hates faith! Why? Because no bully in life can make you tremble or that will fight against you, quite like fear can. Yet, faith is the only medicine that’s BIG and STRONG enough to defeat fear.

Fear and Insomnia hang out like two thrill-seeking best friends, attempting to rob you of your future in the middle of the night. And they work well together. Insomnia is virtually responsible for walking the streets of villages, towns, and cities throughout the world… awaking restless people from their sleep.

Once Insomnia solicits its audience, Fear is responsible for the entertainment – the late-night show. And fear; he’s quite the actor… a real ‘Professional’ in his field – he’s an arrogant superstar who is widely known the world over… with millions of unwilling fans. Sadly, fear’s audience is the best of listeners… and he is more than willing to entertain all who will listen, with false ‘Hype’.

The Allies – Faith and Willpower

You can’t afford to get caught up in this crowd. Your faith has to be much more reliable than your Fear! To be stronger, you must use faith and his best friend – Willpower – to fight alongside you. To overcome fear, you have to make choices. And the question you have to ask yourself is this, “How bad do I want to succeed?” The other option, then, is to choose the right path that coincides with your choices.

Faith has ‘BIG EYES’! It is God endorsed. It sees and creates what does not yet exist. And where ‘Luck’ fails… faith prevails. Faith has the power and ability to bring every great thought, every great idea and every great dream you’ve dreamed… to reality. But faith comes with stipulations. To make it work in your life… you have to TRUST GOD, first! That’s the only way you can have access to the finer things in life.

It’s always important to hold a positive expectation that what you want can happen. Then, you simply have to have enough willpower to choose to discipline your mind and apply faith to the things in your life that seem impossible. SAYING Things Like:

•God doesn’t love me

•Nobody cares about me

•I won’t ever amount to anything

•I’m not good enough

•I’ll never find someone to love me for me

•I don’t deserve better than what I have

These things are simply not true. “All things are possible” – But only by faith. And, to find the true magic of life… you don’t have to close your eyes while you cross your fingers to make hopeless wishes. All you have to do is open your spiritual eyes and trust God by faith… and know that good things can happen for you – if you only believe.

Create Personal Success

There are two paths you can take in life. One road is very dark and leads to uncertainty and hopelessness. The other path is straight and narrow. The right path – the latter path – is full of light, and it leads to success and happiness.

In the ordinary life of the world, to follow the straight and narrow road requires much, and great willpower is necessary for success. To succeed in business, to become an expert in a profession, or to completely master an art, requires strong will, determination and perseverance. Only people with an unwavering will…, who know neither surrender nor compromise, can hope for a large measure of success. Once the will is thoroughly awakened and brought into action… every hindrance that stands in its way will be swept aside.

“Once you create a goal for yourself, whether it’s big or small, set your mind to it. Do all you can to achieve it and never give up on it. “Willpower” is “Real Power”. It takes real will power to accomplish anything of value, and your mind is only as strong as you develop it to be.”

At the point and place where you use your personal willpower to look fear in the face and say, “I’m tired of you pushing me around and treating me like I’m nobody. I’m tired of accepting average when I know I can have better”… you can become whatever you want to become. Remember, the only limitations you have in life, are the ones you set up in your own mind.

Make Strategic Moves

It’s often said that those who have achieved the most success in their lives were the hungriest.  They were successful, not because of luck, but because of their willpower. And, willpower alone can make great things happen.  For example:

I was watching a documentary recently (I love documentaries by the way), where a hungry lion was about to do battle with an African Buffalo. I must first let you know that this breed of buffalo can weigh more than 2200 pounds… and the lion only weighed about 550 pounds. Secondly, I’m sure you can do the math and figure out how much of a ‘Big’ difference that is in size! And I must admit, the lion had to be pretty hungry and determined to attack something that’s nearly four times its size. The important thing, though, is the fact that the lion was hungry enough to go after what seemed like the impossible. But, needless to say, he used an effective strategy. This is what he did… he went and sought help from three or four other lions to help with the task. Somehow, he got the message across to all of his helpers that there was something – an incentive – in it for them.

So, they put their heads together and strategized for a moment – ‘in lion language’ – I suppose. Their approach was a good one. As I continued to watch closely, I noticed something very profound that I want you to pay close attention to, which will possibly help you to defeat any giant you come up against in your life.

The Lions slowly surrounded their prey… each crawling slowly toward it. Each time they would inch a little closer… they would take a break… inch some more… then, take a break… and on and on. Each move they made, they rested briefly to plot their next move. The lions’ moves were not rushed or hurried; they were very patient throughout the whole process. Although they were hungry and wanted to achieve their goal quickly – and satisfy their appetite, they never once rushed, or got too ambitious. The entire time, they employed patience and made strategic moves. Eventually, with their eyes steady and their feet firmly planted… the lions got close enough to attack the buffalo from every side. In the end… each lion got its promised share of the bounty. To them, it was a day’s work that was well worth the wait.

Here are 7 key things we can draw from the lions on the proper use of willpower to achieve our goals.

1. Vision – See what you want to do.

2. Motivation – Encourage yourself to begin.

3. Responsibility – You are in charge.

4. Patience – Don’t give up, see it through.

5. Courage – Be brave in your quest.

6. Confidence – Stay cool. You’ve got this.

7. Action – Finish what you start.

Keep these things in mind as you climb the mountains of life and go after success. They will help you to keep the determination to utilize your willpower… when you think you’re falling. Know this, that the difference between those who are on top of the mountain looking down and those at the bottom looking up – wondering if they can make the climb – is how their  WILLPOWER is used. And it’s this same willpower that gave them the drive and the determination to climb the mountain – at all costs.

Never Allow Your Critics To Define You

Failure has very little to do with your real value as a person. Therefore, if you want to succeed, you will first need to let go of your notion of what failure is all about… and fully believe in your abilities. To be successful… never accept defeat, or never allow anyone to define you by your weaknesses or struggles because you are so much more than what those things are.

Mountains are tough…and full of obstacles. No mountain in the entire world has a natural, smooth road with a straight and easy path to the top. Striving for success – just like mountain climbing – requires determination and some hard work. It involves getting around, going over, or removing many obstacles that may block your upward path.

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be afraid you will make one continually.” ~ Elbert Hubbard                                                                                                         

Get use to the fact that you will encounter similar difficulties, obstacles, and resistance from people and things on your way to success. If you cannot overcome them, your ambition will be defeated. You will quit the climb, discouraged; or will be driven back, and become frustrated by failure.

Overcome Criticism

For sure, you will never be able to silence all of your critics. “You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” Therefore, it’s good to know your value as an individual. Do not allow criticism to define your self-worth, but rather, focus on your strengths and attributes. Failure can and will cause you pain, now and then, but use it to your advantage. Learn from it… stay focused on your vision, and do not allow your dreams to slip away.

Many people, because of their insecurities, will say and do things to belittle you or to make themselves feel more significant. But, at all times, you have to be your own biggest fan! You might not be among the rich and famous… but, you are just as unique. Nobody is born with super-human-like toughness that shields them from disappointment, self-doubt or misgivings.

Everyone has to wage their inner battles with the fear of failure as they work hard to overcome the external obstacles that block their path to success. The one thing that differentiates successful people from ordinary people, however, is that they do not become a victim to their failures. When they fall down, they get back up. And when people tell them it can’t be done… instead of giving up, they try even harder.

Take Possession of Your Future

“It’s easy to dodge your responsibilities, but you cannot dodge the consequences of dodging your responsibilities.” And, the willingness to accept responsibility for your own life is the source from which greatness and self-respect blossoms.

RESPONSIBILITY is one of those words you’ve probably heard so many times from authority figures in your life… that you’ve developed a bit of an allergic reaction to it. Still, it’s one of the most important things you can do to take possession of your future. Without it as a foundation… nothing else in life works.You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the personal choices you make. A sure sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that when you directly take responsibility for your decisions… it brings great rewards and positive consequences.

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, [and take responsibility for your actions], You will be successful.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

We form habits, and then our habits form us! Very often, though, people stand in their way… and in the way of their success. Somehow, they begin to self-sabotage or mentally hold themselves back in subtle or not so subtle ways – with self-doubt… when they should be on their way to success, they dream of.  However, you should remember that success and action do not spring from thought, but from a readiness to take responsibility.

To eliminate your inner struggles, you have to feel and think that you deserve the things you are searching for in life. But the most significant impact by far comes from taking responsibility for yourself and your life… by trusting GOD and continue doing the right thing.

By taking responsibility for your life, you not only gain control of what happens, but it will also become more natural for you to feel like you deserve more in life as your self-esteem builds and as you do the right thing more consistently. You will also feel better about yourself – which is critically important.

You are a fantastic person! The best days of your life are ahead of you. But, it’s up to you what you do with your days. Take Possession of Your Future. Don’t allow life to lead you wherever it wants to lead you gradually. Be responsible! No matter what obstacles you face each day, aim to be… and to do your best with what you have at that moment. Always hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.


There is an old saying to the effect that… “Opportunity only knocks once at our door”— but that is so, not true. Opportunity knocks at some people’s doors nearly every day of their lives and is given a royal welcome. That’s what Opportunity likes—appreciation. It often goes to the home where the latchstring hangs on the outside. It’s like a sign reading “Hot coffee at all hours, day or night”—very inviting. Very much different, however, from the house whose windows shed no light and whose door is barred from within. “Nobody Home!” that’s the sign for this door.

Real opportunity knocks from within every single day. It often comes to us in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Each problem has hidden in it… an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs our problems. Through experience, built up by continuous effort, we can allow our mind and vision to expand. With enough effort, we will see the things we ought to do and we go for it! To the person who doesn’t see it… the opportunity does not exist.

For those of us who have vision, there are all sorts of opportunities, but many of them are not good for us. The ones we create for ourselves are healthy ones, and generally they are the best for us. When we take advantage of our opportunities, we will take great pride in our life-living and enjoy it even more. Every day, we must understand that everything we do is in direct relation to other things and dependent in part on other people. So, we should never think we can do things on our own without someone else’s help. GOD created life and opportunity… to help us form relationships with others; and not for us to mentally live in seclusion on our own private island.

Our biggest opportunities come from within us – hidden right under our nose. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. And when we have built the right relationships and somehow plug-in the missing pieces to life’s puzzle to create our masterpiece, then we can smile and exhale… and proceed to laugh and live!

You Never Know What GOD Is Up To, For You

Just GO………… what GOD has for you, might “surprise” you.

You might start out on a journey to do one thing… but you never know what GOD might be setting you up for in the middle of the journey. Ask PAUL.

GOD might tell you to get up and go. And even when you start, you might not have any idea where GOD is taking you. Go anyway. The ending might surprise you. Ask ABRAHAM.

GOD might anoint you to do something. You might get the anointing today, and GOD might require you to go back and finish what you were doing, while HE makes room for what HE anointed you to do. It does not mean GOD wants you to make a move right away. Wait your turn. Don’t rush things. Ask DAVID.

Your life might seem irrelevant. You might feel like a runaway. A loser. Then suddenly one day, out of nowhere, GOD might pick you out to do something big. You might be positioned to be a great leader… and don’t even know it. Let GOD guide you. Ask MOSES.

GOD might have given you the plans to do something. But HE might want you to build it little by little, and day by day…. And you might not know how relevant it will be for saving your life, the lives of your family members, and all of those around you. Be obedient. Ask NOAH.

Your haters might try to squeal on you… call you out… sell you out… or even bury you. You might end up in the hands of your enemy. But once they get to know you for themselves, you might become their leader. You might also become the provider for those who sold you out. Ask JOSEPH.

Need I say more? I think you get the point. Just trust GOD. You might not have the desired physique. You might not have perfect skin. You might not have the proper training. You might not have the best resume. Still, GOD can edit it and make it the best resume ever. Put it in GOD’s hands. Start out on the journey…. and GOD will finish with you. Ask ME.

How to Find Peace

You might never have peace until you pursue GOD and your dreams. They live inside you. Feed them and live happily. Pursue your dreams with GOD in mind.

Most times, people are haunted by what they feel is the ideal life. We have within us the possibility of greatness and the ability to create, because we are GOD’s children. What haunts us most, though, is the fact that we realize that the ideal life is built in our DNA, but the faith and the action it will take to attain it is what stretches us, sometimes to the point of tears – and it sometimes causes us to want to give up.

Yet, “we feel the thing we ought to be, beating beneath the thing we are, and every time we see someone who has attained our ideal life a little more fully than we have, it awakens our languid blood and fills us with new longings.” At that point, what lives deep within us will not allow us to give up, so we push forth in hopes of reaching our fullest potential.

Your future is real; therefore, your plans for it should be too. Don’t leave anything to chance. Pray. Plan. Pursue, by faith. GOD is rooting for you. You will make it. Even if people think you are “crazy” for the way you pursue, still be the kind of “crazy” that pleases GOD.

BEST WISHES to you today! As you pursue your dreams. May GOD bless you to LIVE LONG… and PROSPER. Don’t lose hope. HAVE FAITH… and never stop believing.

FOCUS! “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” ~ (Colossians 3:2). It’s okay to follow hard after your dreams but follow harder after GOD. You can do far more with GOD, than you can without HIM. GOD is eternal, but earthly things are temporary.

1. Time 2. Money 3. Fame, and 4. Great possessions… they are all temporary. However, 1. Life 2. Peace 3. Love, and 4. Time… they never end when you live a GOD-centered life.

Keep your mind on GOD and enjoy every ‘TICK’ of the clock. GOD is not only ‘INCREDIBLE’… HE is also, ‘CREDIBLE’. You can take HIM at His Word. Enjoy Your Life! I’m Wishing You the Best life has to offer.

Prayer Is The Key To Change

PRAY with your eyes on GOD. Looking at the situation trying to find an answer will just make it bigger. Don’t look at the difficulty of the situation, and don’t allow anything to overcome you to the point to where it blocks your view of GOD. Pray and keep your eyes on GOD.

Don’t stare at the walls. Look at GOD. The walls can’t talk. But GOD! HE can not only hear you… HE can also speak to your situation too.

Sometimes, people, things, and situations will attach themselves to your life without your permission. When this happens, know with all your being that you can always look up and pray. Know when to get GOD involved. Allow GOD to make sense of those things that don’t make sense to you.

No matter how slow things seem to be happening in your life, you have to remember that, “The race is not given to the swift nor the strong… but the one who endureth.” You Will Win… If You Pray… and If You Hold On.

GOD knows what’s down the road for you. So, please don’t look at the odds that seem to be stacked against you, more than you look at GOD. Put everything….. Worries, Troubles, Fears, Trials, Problems, Insecurities… in GOD’s hands.

No matter how hard it is for you to let go and let GOD be in control, because you have things that have to be handled right now, it’s worth it. No matter how depressing it might look to you, you have to pray… and you have to trust GOD. It will change things.
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Learn How To Enjoy Life Again

Now is not the time to give up. Make the decision learn how to enjoy life again. Just because everything might not be going your way right now, it does not mean things will always be that way. Never wallow in sorrow. There is not only a light at the end of the tunnel, there is also a light inside the tunnel of darkness with you, and it is He – GOD – who will guide you through it all.

It is time to do away with planning pity-parties. Stop looking for “Pit-Party” Planners. It will not yield positive results. No one will want to be on the guest list anyway. And, no one is going to show up either.

Your life is great, but you must put in the action in order for it to remain great. Life might have thrown you some curve balls, and you didn’t see the setbacks coming, still, that does not mean your life is over… or useless.

Each day, it is important to remember that, life has put you in the driver’s seat … and you can travel in any direction you choose. But, being better… having better… and living better, will require strategic moves – in the right direction. It will also require faith in GOD to give you the necessary directions to make life great, and for you to be able to feel the life’s positive vibes.

There’s an ever-present underlying feeling that most of us have that we could be doing things better. That we’re not sure how to live life. That we’re doing things wrong. That everyone else is better.

Don’t allow those types of thoughts to cause you to over-compensate and do too much – by forcing things to happen for you too quickly. Be good at what you do… and give better things time to happen.

At the beginning of each day, get up. Stand up straight! Look life in the eye. Pray. Ask GOD to help you go through the day with confidence. Don’t worry about losing. Continue to think positive and keep the faith. You will always win.

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The Power of Whispered Prayers

Never underestimate the power of a whisper. Whispering is powerful, especially if you learn to use it as a tool to pray. What a whisper can do for your prayer is not limited in anyway, as long as your faith does not limit GOD. A whisper is a prayer too. GOD measures the substance of the heart far more than the volume of the voice.

GOD knows everything about us, and HE knows all the things that are happening inside us – both good and bad. GOD’s word in Hebrews 4:12 says, HE “Judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” HE knows our voice. In fact, a whisper to GOD, can reach heaven with the same effect as a loud voice. No matter what the occasion, or what hour of the day it is, you can get a breakthrough from GOD if you:

• Whisper as you walk
• Whisper as you work
• Whisper as you ponder your thoughts
• Whisper as you drive
• Whisper as you wonder

GOD will hear you, loud and clear.

GOD whispers too. He speaks through each of His children all throughout the day with a still small voice. He directs us, and He encourages us as we navigate through life. He wants us to be aware of His presence. He wants us to know He is there to help us through the turmoil and celebrate His goodness whenever He delivers a blessing to us to give the necessary reassurance to keep going. He does not mind, then, if we reciprocate with a whisper to Him, to let Him know we are aware of His presence.

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Be Inspired to Be Happy

Do not sleep on your dreams. LIVE. BREATH. DREAM. PLAN… and BE INSPIRED to BE HAPPY! Surround yourself with people who believe in you. Do everything in your power to be a better you. Your time is valuable. It is therefore important that you do not allow negative things to distract you. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! But in order to make your dreams come true, there are some things you have to do to make it possible:

• You first have to dream
• You have to plan the execution of your dream
• You have to develop the strength to go after your dream
• You will have failures, but you have to keep trying
• You can’t let failure be your final option
• You have to believe you will succeed, beyond all doubt
• You have to trust GOD to direct the path of your dream

Don’t worry about not knowing how to achieve your dream, that will come to you in time. You will figure it out. You will overcome obstacles and setbacks. You will succeed. Just don’t give up.

If the dreams you have dreamed in the past are not giving you the life you want, keep dreaming and keep building. You have the material. You have the tools. Use your faith in GOD as the blueprint to build a better life. Don’t settle for less than the best GOD has promised you. If GOD wants more for you, then you should want more for you too; therefore, do not trade the ‘ultimate’ for the ‘immediate’.

Keep your head up. Never allow anything to block your view of where GOD is taking you. Fight through the tears, even if you must cry while you are moving forward. It’s still progress. Go through the hard times and trials. You will make it through each problem, and you will be able to climb over every obstacle. You will be better because of everything you have had to overcome, and everything you will overcome in the future.

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Be “The Authentic” You

Dear 🦋 Beautiful Butterfly 🦋… everyone admires your beauty. Yet, so many stepped on you when you were crawling. Now that you are flying, keep flying high. Enjoy the view up there.

In life, all of us go through moments where we find ourselves crawling instead of flying. Life gets dark when trouble comes. Circumstances become unbearable. Plans that once seem promising, even they will sometimes fall to pieces. Many times, the people in our support system – the ones we depend on – disappear. The calls never get returned. The texts go unanswered.  The visits stop. It can be shocking. All along, we thought they were the ones who would be the dependable ones. “I know I can trust him or her, you said.” Yet, unexpectedly, they withdrew their friendship as if it was only contingent upon “all positives” with no room for trials or tribulations. Basically, they are fair-weather friends.

Don’t let it all change you. You don’t have to fake a good day if you are having a bad day. The people who love you will accept you at less than 100% because they know you are still being the real you. That is what matters after all. Be real. Be authentic. Be You! Don’t worry about trying to let people see your good side all the time, just let them see the authentic you. The “real” people will understand that you will periodically have good and bad days. They will love you through them all.

Sometimes, people won’t notice your tears. They won’t always notice when you’re sad and decide to cover it with a smile. They might not even know when you are going through pain and heartache. I guarantee, though, that they will always notice your mistakes. Still, be you… and don’t hang your head. Move on and keep growing. FINISH STRONG! Always remember that, GOD is with you… every step of the way.

Be Positive and Have Faith for Better Days in Your Life

“Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

Nothing is impossible. The struggles and trials you are trying to overcome in life might be hard, but they certainly are not impossible to get through.

Each new day presents its own set of challenges. No two days will be the same. You have to wake up each day, decisive and determined to be cheerful and happy, with the mindset and faith that you can overcome whatever challenges life might present to you. It does not matter what situation you might find yourself in – day by day – your attitude of faith, and how you approach life are the determining factors of how your life will turn out in the end.

Take the caterpillar as an example. The caterpillar can fly, but not as a caterpillar – only as a butterfly. As a caterpillar, it has the potential to be something special, but it must go through a process (metamorphosis) first, before it is transformed into a butterfly with the ability to fly. Like the butterfly, you too will have to go through a period of transformation, so GOD can move you from crawling in the sand, to soaring like a butterfly. However, one thing is for sure, you cannot change or go through transformation and become a better you, without going through the process. Life is a journey. You might want to reach the destination immediately and enjoy the end result, but if that were to happen, you would have little appreciation of it, because it will not bring the joy you seek. Remember, “no pain no gain.” Change is necessary. Only when you are tested and tried in fire… can you shine like pure gold.


Your life is precious! Be proud of it. It may not be perfect, but you are still alive with a chance to make it as close to perfect as you hope for it to be. Detach yourself from yesterday’s disappointments. Be positive and have faith. Live on… while you are still alive.

Never Get Comfortable With Being Afraid

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~ Denis Waitley

The fear of taking risks that exists inside you will never go away. Therefore, you must learn how to make choices that will help you overcome fear. As you grow, you must also come to the point to where you never get comfortable with being afraid to do something daily, that will be beneficial for your growth.

Many times, fear in the form of negative self-talk can be your worst enemy. Self-talk, in the form of negative thoughts, can cause you to say some mean things to yourself, things you would never say to a friend or loved one, or even to a total stranger on the street.

• “I’m not good enough.”
• “I always mess things up.”
• “It won’t work, because everything I try to do, always ends up in failure.”

Negative self-dialogue like the ones mentioned above will make you lie to yourself, and eventually cause you to develop the thought pattern of always seeing yourself with a critical eye, rather than living by faith the way GOD intended for you to live.

Each day, you must remind yourself that, you cannot wear mismatched shoes. A shoe of faith and a shoe of fear. Neither will pair with the other. One shoe – faith – will help you grow spiritually and naturally in ways that might seem impossible to others. At the same time, the other shoe – fear – will hold you back from ever finding your happy place in life, because you will always live in a state of wonder, afraid to make moves or act, because you will be too scared to step outside your comfort zone.

No more “mismatched” shoes. You cannot walk in fear and faith at the same time and get positive results. Pull off the shoe of fear, and place the other shoe of faith on your foot, and then both feet will be equipped to catapult you into action to be able to live the beautiful life GOD intended for you to live. That place does not exist, however, inside your comfort zone.

Your comfort zone is a myth. Do not be afraid of moving forward. The best results that will bring you happiness exists in situations that will take you beyond your comfort zone. The situations will not force you to do anything. The choice to step out on faith in GOD will be the determining factor in whether you succeed or fail.

Therefore, never allow your faith to take root in one place. Move forward. Faith needs to walk more than it stands. GOD works outside of your comfort zone. Be willing to let go of what makes you afraid so that you can have a better life. You will still be you. Change is good. Change can make you happy.

Each day, it is important to remember that, life has put you in the driver’s seat and you can travel in any direction you choose. But, being better, having better, and living better will require strategic moves – in the right direction. Choose the path of faith. Take off the mismatched shoes of faith and fear. Walk by faith, in matching shoes of course.

Loosen up and enjoy life

“Live, Laugh, and Love” more. Today is the only day today will happen. Therefore, do not get worked up because everything involving your dreams and your life have not worked themselves out to perfection thus far in life. Be happy you still have life and the ability to keep trying.

There are times when you have to look up and say, “LORD, Be Pleased With Me… even when I am not pleased with me.” The next time you get a moment to talk to GOD, try having this conversation of appreciation and thankfulness. See if it will inspire you to keep going…..

LORD, I don’t know how long I will have these eyes,
but while I have them, help me to see YOU clearly.

I don’t know how long I will have my right mind,
but while I have it, help me to always think on YOU.

I don’t know how long I will have hearing in my ears,
but while I have it, help me to hear YOUR voice clearly.

I don’t know how long I will have speech in my mouth,
but while I have it, help me to praise YOU from my lips.

I don’t know how long I will have movement in my hands,
but while I have it, help me to keep them raised to YOU.

I don’t know how long I will have bending in me knees,
but while I do, help me to kneel before YOU in prayer.

I don’t know how long I will have steps in my feet,
but while I do, help me to continuously walk with YOU.

I don’t know how long I will have beating in my heart,
but while I do, help me to show love to YOU, and to all mankind.

Even when I do not appreciate everything. Let this be the day I fully appreciate you, GOD.

Focus on What Matters. “Awesomeness” Requires Purpose

Never spend the day being angry. Always spend the day being Awesome. Be free. It’s your choice. Don’t allow what’s happening around you, to get the best of you and weigh you down. Stay focused. Awesomeness requires purpose. However, in order to have purpose you must keep your eyes on GOD and keep the determination to keep pushing beyond all obstacles and doubts.

Just because something shows up at your door, it doesn’t mean you should drop everything and give it your undivided attention. You can’t deal with everything all at the same time. Some things will have to wait. Therefore, try as much as possible to not allow anything to disturb your awesomeness.

If it’s not your weight… don’t try to carry it. You have your own burdens to deal with. Sure… Be Nice. Be a friend. Be kind. But don’t ever spend… or waste your precious time trying to deal with things that will not bring any value to your life.

Don’t allow people to dump on you. Don’t let people load you down, and overwhelm you with something that’s not your business to deal with. No when to say yes, and be okay with saying no. Awesomeness requires time. However, if you are giving all your time away policing everything for everyone else, or nursing your problems, you won’t have time to be awesome. Sometimes it’s a hard choice, but it’s a hard choice worth facing head on. Whatever you do, make sure that, in the end, it allows you to be awesome. FINISH!

Find Your Favorite Crayon… and Color

Find your favorite crayon… and color. Be free to do it. Be carefree about it. Enjoy it. You might get excited about what it can show and teach you. Try it. You’re free to live!

The crayons you have to color with are okay. Don’t wait for a new box of “Crayons” before you start coloring. Color with the broken ones. Broken crayons come in different colors. They might be old and broken, but they are still useful enough to give you variety in your life… until GOD blesses you with new ones. Color……………

So what if everyone else has a new box of “Crayons”. Don’t stop living your best life because you don’t have what you want…. Treat the old… like it’s new. Love what you have until you get what you want. It can work wonders for you. Pray over it. Let GOD be in it… and HE will give you what you need to bring about increase.

Your Crayons are your gifts and talents. GOD stored them inside you for good use at some point. So, “Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling… but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just start.”

If your “Crayons” are broken, it will give you more pieces to use. So continue to color. Color in your life. Fill the gaps with what you have… to keep your life from being empty. Watch it make a difference. It will. For sure……………….. It’s up to you. FINISH.


7 Important Things I’ve Learned About Life

Over the years, my definitions of happiness and success have certainly changed. Some things that used to be important… no longer hold the same relevance or significance to me as it once did. Certainly then, I’d like to think I’ve matured over the years. And now, I’m inspired more and more to be a giver… because, “GOD loves a cheerful giver.”

Throughout my life – especially over the past 10 years – I’ve tried to be as intentional as I possibly could to be better at being me, and also at helping other people to be better. Seriously! I’ve spent some of my most memorable moments in life, celebrating the successes of others. I helped in other people’s success without worrying about money and without thinking about “Me”… even while becoming exhausted in the process – and I found joy in doing so. I was able to do that because I understood, whatever gifts I have, if I use them to help other people… in turn, those same gifts will make room for me to accomplish my dreams.

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” ~ Luke 6:38 (KJV)

Here are 7 important things I’ve learned… that have changed my life. I’ve learned that:

GOD responds to FAITH.

Faith in GOD… is all about ACTION.

Life is a journey of great actions – for others first, then for self.

Life is made up of DOING, and not waiting on things to be done.

Life is about being in place, being available and being accountable.

Life is about loving… and being able to give… to others.

Giving is the key to happiness.

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. I’ve found that the most memorable events in my life happened because I decided to honor someone’s request for help to achieve something that was a big deal to them… at the same time while trying to find my way to achievement of my own dreams.

What about you? There’s a reason you’re here… right now… right where you are, in this moment in time. You may not be able to see it now… but you have a PURPOSE. And, it’s up to you, not to spend your most valuable time worrying about all that has happened to you… but to spend time rejoicing over what can happen for you and inside you… when you use the gifts GOD has placed in your possession… to directly help others without the thought of money, until the time that those gifts of giving begin to be returned to you in other ways.