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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

Advice: an opinion offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc… They say, I don’t take advice, I say they don’t know what they’re talking about.  I didn’t say they were wrong.

I read in the Readers Digest we can average 50,000 thoughts a day.”  I wonder what percentage of that is healthy since we repeat the same ole same ole on a daily basis?  Don’t let your thoughts or what someone else has to say, that is negative, limit your abilities to push pass yesterday, and try to envision a newness of your environment from a different perspective.  Someone else’s idea.

“Think Outside the Box.”  Your ability to adjust will certainly broaden your horizons…

I am the first to tell you what I write is no secret, it is what it is; a different perspective to help others realize there are more options, to one outcome than we can imagine.  We should pay attention to what others have to offer while praying for the ability to weed out what is not of God.  We might learn something?

In order to “know it all,” or at lease think we know it all, we need to know what everybody else knows, and that’s quite a bit.  There are some out there who are truly blessed, and some who are truly selfish.  The selfish ones will only accept the advice from those who agree with their plan; All the time.

And we wonder why we have such a hard time.  “It’s Something to Think About.”

Perhaps, if we really pay attention to the advice our mothers and what others are willing to give, we can overcome a “hard knock life.”  She is going to have her say anyway, so listen up, that way we may not have to hear it again in a very unpleasant situation.

The best advice I ever received besides learning Jesus Christ is Lord, is when my mother told me if I wanted to be successful I needed power.  And I could find it in knowledge.  “Stay in school, and read everything that will enhance your education.”  In other words; reading, writing, and arithmetic (Math) are fundamental for a successful journey.

She said; “In all you do, do it in the Name of The Lord, for it is written:”  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abide in me, and I in him, the same bring forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  John 15:5

In this day and age, if we receive good advice, I suggest we use it on yourselves to make sure, then pass it on.  A good start is to shut up and listen.  And if we received some bad advice use common sense by checking out the source.

Never take advice from someone who has never experienced the same or similar situation.  Including, did they function with a Christ-like spirit?

Advice is like snow-the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”   Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My advice to all is to not short-change a potentially bright future, because of a lack of knowledge and a broken spirit.  Embrace the Kingdom of God, and join a Bible Believing, Bible Teaching Church in order to stay physically fit, and mentally stable. And,  gain knowledge through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To God Be The Glory!

FYI: Knowledge is power and when giving advice: Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.  Proverbs 23:9

Thank you, Lord, for waking us in our right mind, and giving us the advice we need to have a successful for ever after.  In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

A SPLIT SECOND AWAY!

A SPLIT SECOND AWAY!.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

I’LL TAKE THAT PENNY!

Young and old listen up.  I’ll take that penny, so many of us have no respect for, and please allow me to tell you why in Testimony.  Y’all know I like to tell of my adventures.

When I thought I was old enough to make my own decisions, I tried my luck at the vices.  Gambling was one of them; although I don’t gamble as often as I did.  $1 for a gazillion dollars, can lure me in.  And I still lose my dollar just like every other time I fell for it.

Before the Lottery, gamblers played numerous games of chance, and still do today.  Back in my day, horse racing is almost as popular as a dangerous game of  Five Cards Stud Poker.  The big draw of the era consisted of three numbers called Policy; but most of us called this Pipe Dream,  “playing the numbers.”

If fortunate enough to hit, $1 paid $600, and if the numbers were boxed, ( in random order) $300 was yours to take.  Oh!  Did I tell you the payoff depended on finding the Bookie afterward, and if he/she actually paid after being flushed out.

I very seldom won anything, so why would I worry about getting paid? 

That realization should have been the first clue that I was wasting my hard-earned dividends, instead of seeking the benefits promised by God.  I played the same numbers for years.  The sad part, for lack of a better word, is stupidity. That was my boyfriend’s number to the riches.

I had quite a bit of baggage concerning him, disappointment, money, and love in my tell-all bookAnyway, let’s move on before I say too much.  Its’ best I pray to stop hanging on to things gone by, as hard as I was praying that number would fall; year after year.

Don’t get it twisted, the truth has nothing to do with him, the fault lies with me.  I am the one who keep playing the same number; he’s dead.  It’s been more years than I willing to admit, but, I’m still fighting urges to play that same old number.  Straight, box.

I didn’t hit one time that I can remember.  Not now or then.  No!  I am not telling you the number.  What if you hit?  Help me Jesus.

It was experienced, or my pocketbook was suffering.  I believe common sense finally took the lead, and I stopped throwing my money into  “The luck of the draw,” kitty.  Now I put that buck in a safe place for a purpose which is totally selfish.

My stash!  I break dollars for 2 cents, then put the 98 cents in the “Don’t touch this,” box.  Find a way like you do everything else.  You know, when we want what we want, only this time it has value and a good purpose, instead of “just because I wanted it.”

Hey!  I’m not shame, my stash paid for a few cabs among other things.  I learned the importance of God blesses the child who has his own.

I received some good advice from my dorm leader when I was in college.  She told me most spend more than expected because they don’t count or consider the change important money, so we spend it nonchalantly.  She said; “If you save your change, you will never be broke.”   She also said I needed her blue pig as a start to a strong financial future.

I took her advice, but not as literal as she thought, I didn’t try to save every single coin.  Anyway, we made a lopsided deal.  I gave her a sailor themed bathing suit, and she gave me advice and a blue plastic pig bank.

That small childish looking pig led me to understand the importance of economics, coupled with my first taste of healthy monetary independence.  That plastic pig enabled me to fund my trips to the laundry mat without calling home because I mismanaged my allowance.

I didn’t entertain the disappointment of the “I can’t afford it,” blues.  When I wanted something that was not in the budget I would hit that stash.  That’s what it was for, and I took from it with a smile on my face.  Now, everything was not fun and games, there were times when I stayed the course for a real purpose, and saved my money.

I don’t want to live the way the Government does business…  I would like to think I have the ability to do what I said or wait until I have reached the goal I was striving for; something that sometimes took years to accomplish, I will admit.  I am done fussing.

Do not try to exercise control by not attacking the stash for every little petty thing you claim you need.  But, it is your money to do with as you please.  Perhaps, some of it will find its way to Church; you think?  To God Be The Glory.

I know you know pennies turn into dollars, but too much for our “over the top” opinions of ourselves causes some to throw them into the streets, as opposed to giving them to those in need.  Too heavy for our pockets we claim, or pennies make holes in them.  Really!

FYI: Pennies are under-appreciated until you don’t have one.  And for those that do, I don’t mind the holes, I’ ll take every one of those heavy useless pennies.  Only this time I’ll offer them up for a good cause.

I am leaning towards worldwide, Human Trafficking. 

Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord, Praise ye the Lord.   In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

TAKE CHARGE!

We must “Take Charge” of ourselves, right now, no matter the age or circumstances unless you are too young or need assistance to function, if possible have someone do it for you.  Stand up and make your presence known to be counted, or lose yourself to the whims of others.

When I had a mastectomy, 20 minutes after my doctor left the room I was in the hall with my I.V. pole walking around like a drunk.  Of course I was on heavy drugs, and the nurses thought I was crazy when in fact, I was fueled by the mere thought of recovery.  I told myself;  If you can’t physically stand, mentally get up.

If you don’t set the stage for your own life, chances are you’ll fall under someone else’s plan.  And I can say with a certain degree of proof, there is not much set on the table for you, except servitude.  Don’t let the world run you over.

In order to get off to a good start we should never listen to, or let our fears get the best of us.  Talk to someone about them.  Possibly a friend, and or a pastor in a “Bible Believing, Bible Teaching, Church.”

Search out the Christians who have the ability to listen, and to care about us when we are in a state of despair or confusion.  Someone who will stay the course, not matter the hour or the nature of the situation.  Prehaps a friend who cares, a good neighbor, etc..

I choose to be friends with Jesus Christ in order to not live the life of a Slave, always trapped under the suppressor views, or the ungodly acts of others.; No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my father I have made known to you.   John 15:15

Now that’s what I call a friend with benefits.  A friend who we can glean good judgement from, after making bad decisions, and they morph into usable experiences.  Proving it’s never to late to change our goals, or our dreams.  We really don’t need a lot of strength or intelligence to reach our full potential.  It’s the effort, including perseverance that will lead us to greatness.

Let others lead small lives, but not you.  Let others argue over small things, but not you.  Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.  Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.   Jim Rohn

I have decided to take charge of my life, and take a chance on me with the blessings of Christ.  Now, when I fall I get back up, and I found the courage to step up to the plate, allowing me to get a grip on my fears.  Also, I have taking on an attitude of reminding myself, if I can’t do me, or anybody else any good, the least I can do is not make matters worse.

We are all in different stages of our life and at different levels in our Faith.  Some of us have experience, and some of us are looking for an inspirational path to take, including the ones who say they don’t care where they are in today’s society.  I don’t believe that.  I believe that to be a loser’s statement, or someone who is truly hurt and trying to cover it with a lackadaisical attitude.  Someone who is lost, without interest, vigor, determination, or just plain lazy.

FYI: Understand that all who wanders is not lost.  But, its best to have an end, an end that is conjoined with every journey we take. (That unmistakable  desire to succeed.)  Certainly our journey’s will change us in one way or another, as surly as night turns into day.  It’s what we take for them is what will matter.

When my time comes and I am standing in Judgement, I want my life roll to state that I was an honest woman with character, and a desire to help others.  And no matter the obstacles I have had to face, I kept the faith, and prayed for strength in order to take charge of me, by refusing to be a mean jealous vindictive old woman.

I am the only one who can make that happen, and succeed because Jesus Christ is my anchor.  His love, challenges me to continue to follow His doctrines, and giving me the resolve to refuse to bow down to those who would attempt to make a lie out of my life.  The Devil, and his cohorts: maybe some of you.  “If the shoe don’t fit don’t wear it,”  but remember we can’t really hide our true nature.

In order to be that person and “Take Charge,”  we need grace and favor from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to help us not allow others to dictate our mood.

Our mood can make or break us, so if we don’t manage it well by being angry all the time, and frustrated when things don’t go our way, we will not live a peaceful life.  If we don’t correct our wrongs, we may not be able to resolve any troubling aspects of who we are, causing us to lose ourselves in the process.

I value my character, it represents who I am; And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.   Ephesians 3:19    “It’s Something to Think About.”

Lord I ask you today to take control of over all our lives, and help us to will surrender to your will.  In Jesus name we pray.  To God Be The Glory.  Amen!

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Posted by on February 22, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

SOCIAL MEDIA; IS IT?

SOCIAL MEDIA; IS IT?.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

IN A SPLIT SECOND!

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what is your life: It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then banished away?   James 4:14

How many times have you said or heard someone say, “I will seize the day, tomorrow?”   Do you not realize tomorrow is not guaranteed, and if you only dwell in the past you will continue to live in the past?  How can we get to the future if we don’t give up the past?

I did not say forget the past and don’t cut yourself short by bragging about things that are yet to come… Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knoweth not what a day may bring forth.   Proverbs 27:1

When we are young, tomorrow is the last thing on our mind, but when we realized we don’t have “All the time in the world,”  our growth starts to prioritize itself.  So there’s a lot of truth in the saying; “All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”   We have to seize the moment because time is fleeting.

Like the old folks say, “Some things come once in a lifetime.”

I have found that those who make the worst of their time is always the first to complain it’s never enough.  So, take into consideration, “The shortest distance to a destination is a straight line, and trying to delay time is a waste of time.  In reality, time does not stand still, only us, and the longest wait is when we are waiting for time to pass.

For some reason, being in a hurry tends to slow the process down, a trick, our mind plays on us.  The Devil got jokes!

It has been said, time heals all wounds, I disagree.  As far as I’m concerned the wounds remain.  But, I do believe in time the mind protects our well-being by covering the scar tissue, and with more time and grace from God, the pain will lessen.

Old injuries, memories, and realities from the past have the power to remind us of the spankings we took.  The hard lessons experienced, learned and hopefully passed on so others may avoid them.  We know some things need time, and we may try to delay them, but try as we may, time will not stand still until we are dead.

Death and time are the realities of life, you can’t avoid them nor slow the process.  But, if you want to live again seek the Kingdom of God.

We need to understand that time can be our friend when used correctly.  A good example can be found in Isaiah 31: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.

Our future is the time that is to be or come hereafter, something that will exist or happen; just not yet.  For some, it’s only A Split Second Away.  To God Be The Glory!

For no reason I can think of, we have a tendency to think in terms of years, especially when we are young and under the impression we have all the time in the world, including, nothing can harm us.  Some take it one day at a time, while others understand not another second is guaranteed.

The good news is: Jesus is Real, get Him and receive Everlasting Life.  It is WrittenVerily, verily, I say unto you. He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.   John 6: 47 KJV

All we need is a split second in time to change everything.  A reason, or an adjustment to look forward to a fantastic future, unless we didn’t try to have one.  I believe, what is for you is for you, whether you earned it or not.  But, if what you received is not of God, caution is required.  The Devil gives gifts too.

Without the blessing of Jesus Christ, our gains are not always what we expect.  The “know it all effect,”  thrown in with just because, can cause the reward to be small.  A price to pay when no effort is involved.

FYI: Those that sow much reap much.  In other words, go to work and help somebody along the way.

We love you, Lord.  Jesus names we pray.

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Posted by on February 20, 2015 in Something To Think About

 
 
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