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SUCCESS COMES WITH A PRICE!

But not always rewarded.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”    Vincent J. Lombardi.

“Success comes with a price,” and your best work is often not appreciated. Since we all see things differently, recognize that and you will be the wiser, with the possibility of being on the right road to succeed. Everyone’s vision is their own, often described as; “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.”

I suggest you take into account, we are all made in God’s image. And no matter how long it may take, it is never too late to become, “what you might have been,” unless you are dead. Knowing this, success is not something you wait for. You either go get it or create it. Just starting your goal makes you a success, to some degree. ” Better late than never.”  

We can complain about the unfavorable seasons we endure in our lives. Or we can seek out opportunities, and knowledge as well as ways to become successful, in our professional and personal lives. Taking all we have; good work ethics, attention to details, a pleasing personality, etc. Working with a clear vision to help ensure success with Praises going up to God from our mouths.

We cannot live without failing, it’s just the law of the land, unless we are so cautious there is no point in living. That’s unnatural. Quality of life is a must. “What good is success if you can’t enjoy it.”

Once we find and dedicate ourselves to succeed; Perseverance you must achieve in spite of difficulties, to be unyielding. Coupled with Endurance. Strength; having the ability to surpass stress, fatigue, pain, and hardships.

Pray for courage, fortitude, and the blessings promised. The more you strive to be successful in a healthy manner, the further you move up the ladder. Be thankful, always putting God first.

1st Corinthians 9:11 says, “If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things.”

Everything in and out of this world belongs to God, and He has given us some Spiritual perks. To understand God is still God and He will judge, so if He chooses or not to deliver success may depend on how much we are willing to give. That’s my understanding.

In the words of B.C. Forbes, “The man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure.”

Failure is what success is made of, consistency, working with failure after failure. Praying for anything uplifting or motivating, to be said or done. Holding on to enthusiasm for dear life, until we have reached our goal. A bounty paid in full by Sacrifices.

Seeking only a small break that may not have come, regardless you are closer than you were yesterday. Pat yourself on the back, if you are making wholesome choices, and doing as Jesus would, stomping nothing under your feet to achieve your desire.

It is better to try, to fail than wonder the rest of your days, what we could, or would have been, especially what God had in store for us, if only we were successful.

The only way we are going to succeed is to cut out the unrealistic Dreaming, taking on available Opportunity by putting it to Work; While keeping in mind that “failure or success is never final.” 

 STAY FOCUSED THE CLOCK IS ALWAYS TICKING.

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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Something To Think About

 

KILL ALL BAD HABITS!

Habit; an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost INVOLUNTARY.

WOW! Involuntary, if that isn’t a Red Flag what is? I took heed, and started asking myself for the umpteenth time, why am I doing what I am doing. Some folks would say,”Jesus Christ, what was I thinking?” I have more than a few bad habits that need to be put to rest. One of the worst ones is saying everything on my mind, even if it is the truth. There are a number of bad habits in that one statement alone.

I may not have been asked for my opinion, especially when someone is talking to someone else. This could be a habit of lacking social skills,coupled with a void of mannerism, rudeness taking center stage.

It use to be “speak when spoken to.” Now it’s more like “mind your own business.” Butting in and being rude, could come from a habit of being accustomed to having your way, by any means. Bullying, being overly opinionated, under educated is a good one, insensitive, and full of self-importance.

Putting down everyone and talking about what you heard somebody else say, repeating it as if it was gospel. All because it sounded intelligent to you. Not knowing the text came from a world-class idiot. Repeating an overheard conversation, for all you know may have come from a television set that was left on.

Hard to keep that mouth shut when you’re in the habit of running off with it. Lord and God over everything large or small, and at times using all your bad habits with a nasty attitude. Can’t tell you anything, you know and see all. That special gift you have, knowing what everybody is thinking, is so wrong it is almost off the charts. That type of forecasting is mixed with confusion, others are consumed. Bad habits have a unique way of breaking us down hard.

Suffering from bad habits such as being “stuck in a rut.” (The inability to get out of the present situation.) I read a quote somewhere that said;”The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.”

Change is Constance. Even dust will take on a different shape every moment, just like your life. If you are seeking consistency, things like stability, they are the promises of God, the non-changing everlasting Christ.

There is nothing good that can come from “that’s who I am.’ Just another bad habit used to hide us, from us. Commonly known as “I am too lazy to do something about this bad habit.” (Situation)  Really, sleeping all day. Don’t get mad at me, I did it too.

Cancer tried to use my laziness against me, but I got up. I used Cancer as a tool, not an excuse. Trying to make myself useful in the eyes of God, that I may live.

Working hard on breaking bad habits such as pride, lying,cheating, and stealing; we know  nothing good comes from these.

Just like you learned bad habits, you can also unlearn them. 1st you have to recognize there is a problem, and you may have more than one. Then you have to accept the facts. You need above all a willingness to change, to take matters in your own hands, get a good look at your blind spots, and do a makeover.

The easiest way to start, after praying, is to work on the ones that give you the most grief, you know, when you keep bumping your head against a brick wall. Why keep bringing a gallon of ice cream into the house knowing you will eat the whole thing in one setting? Reduce to a half gallon, then a pint; a starting point for changing a bad habit into a good one. Start with a small change and a great big attitude knowing anything is better than nothing.

I am not through. Knowing everything, about everybody, even the ones you have never seen before in your life, as if you gave birth, is a bad habit, often worst than Gossip. Admitting you are not flawless will put you far ahead of the class. Maybe you are so busy with all your bad habits you can’t stand being alone with you, too much time to evaluate yourself.

Drugs are a bad habit, what’s worst is the array of bad habits that start after the hit. Get a grip, write a list and start working on bettering yourself. Changing your ways is healthy and may open the door for others, by changing the course of your life, you can help others. Family, friends, and strangers included.You can set an example by using yourself as a stepping stone, eliminating useless, wasteful bad habits collective, or one at a time.

Luke 11:9 say;”And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

These are the words of Jesus Christ. Trust them, and give yourself a much-needed overhaul. I did. I only ask you to think about it.

Sorry, y’all know I don’t like to be long-winded; just easy to comprehend. It goes to show we don’t always get our way.

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Posted by on September 15, 2012 in Something To Think About

 

I Was Protecting My Mojo!

For the ones out there who say, what I write is rubbish. I know for a fact you haven’t walked in my shoes. That is the very reason I am writing to you. I pray that you can avoid some potholes, so I am going to tell you again. I experienced everything I write about. I am not into fiction unless it is a good Science Fiction Movie.

This is one of my Testimonies, and it is based on a True Story. I guess you can say I have learned a few things, the hard way.

Sometimes I have to shake my head when I remember some of the mistakes I have made. But the mistakes are not the reason my head is shaking; it’s what caused me to make the mistake in the first place. The truth of the matter is I was Protecting My Mojo!

That’s who I am and I am not changing; I’ve been this way all my life. If you don’t like it, leave.”

Usually, this statement was used as a defense, but you couldn’t tell me that at the time. Touchy and foolish was I.

Psalm 107:17 says; “Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffer affliction because of their iniquities.: (Wickedness)

If it wasn’t a compliment, I didn’t want to hear it. Now, you wouldn’t have known that because I hid my real feelings, Lying to myself while knowing in my heart it was only Pride.

I was special and didn’t make mistakes. My parents said they were not raising any fools, and as far as I was concerned they were right. But when I blew it, and tried to save face, deep down in my Heart I knew better. So, I would have to admit, I was wrong, because not admitting would make me appear far more ignorant, IF NOT MORE FOOLISH. By speaking up, I could redeem some part of my self-esteem.

Lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.” Proverbs 10:12

Far worse than that; Narcissistic: consumed with self-love, self-centered, and self-absorption. Refusing to humble me, because I am all that, and a bag of chips.

The wise inherit honor, but the fools only get shame.” Proverbs 3:35

Mad all the time because things don’t go your way. You know what I am talking about, “my way or the highway.” Having a hissy fit because someone you find not worthy, received a blessing.

“Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.” Job 5:2

Now if the shoe doesn’t fit don’t claim it, because the Bible also say; “Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand.” Psalm 94:6

When we realize that the person we built ourselves up to be is not the person God meant for us to be, self-implosion may happen. Usually, it is accomplished by our own hands.

DON’T LET THIS MESSAGE SELF DESTRUCT IN 5 SECONDS

Hopefully, as the years pass, we would have learned from our own foolish mistakes; gain more compassion for others and become less selfish about ourselves.

I can finally admit that it was all about me, and now I am able to change my ways, I can open the doors, for Truth and Purpose.

It’s up to you to believe it or not. One thing is for certain, and the other two are for sure. You are going to meet The Maker on your way up or on your way down.

Oh yeah! I got rid of that Mojo, it left me time to do other things. I received JESUS CHRIST, AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR.

Some folks can’t take Good News!

That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

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Posted by on September 4, 2012 in Something To Think About

 
 
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