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I FOUND….?

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I FOUND…?

I found one sure way to get smarter is to hang around those who are smarter than you.

What about bonding with the first in the family to go to college, that’s a reasonable example?  Shoot, who am I kidding? anyone who is willing to teach would be an asset that works for me; besides some people don’t have family or much of anything else.  Another reason is to get outside of your own zip code and go meet some people and learn from those worth it.

I found most can do it, you’re just as smart or more than the rest, just stop telling yourself you’re not.

Careful now I found that there are plenty of smart people who don’t go anywhere.  Maybe they have too much invested in providing what they know while trying to not look stupid.

Get yourself together because a lack of confidence will ruin any day, so look to those especially Jesus Christ that are further up the learning tree than you in hopes it will motivate us to do and be better.

Now, I know you know everybody that’s considered smart may not have common sense, which is a must, so choose who you listen to and believe in, carefully.  The Devil is prowling the land like a roaring lion coming to devour us.

I found confidence is the faith that leads to achievement, and nothing can be achieved without it or hope.  And I found the most pressing task there is, is to learn for yourself coupled with trying to teach it to others.

Most know it’s not such a great idea too put all your friendships, hopes, dreams, opinions, etc. into one basket, Diversify. 

Spread the wealth, travel the land when you can; the more exposure the more knowledge.  More importantly, it doesn’t matter how smart you are if jealousy rules your life.

I found one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to never underestimate the destructive powers of jealousy and envy.  Anyway, those two will have you counting someone else blessings instead of your own.

FYI: Jealousy is a symptom of neurotic insecurities, liken to mental cancer waiting to eat you up.

 I found when I become opinionated about someone I have just laid eyes on and determine I don’t like them, we usually end up being best friends. These people may be the stepping stone that will bring us to greatness; I know some of you have looked at a person for the first time and immediately didn’t like them, just keep in mind that you never know when you may meet Jesus Christ or his buddies.

It can happen, coupled with bigger and brighter outcomes; that is if we seek knowledge instead of listening to a lying tongue, coupled with trying to make sense of something we see with deceitful eyes.

I found our assumptions are the window to the world.  Isaac Asimov tells us we should scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.  Don’t let your opinion about what you don’t know be your downfall, go say hi.

If you live long enough, eventually you’ll learn you don’t need the skills of others to fit your agenda; you have your own set of tools manufactured just for you, and they will take you as far as your will, will allow.  

I found our destiny is wherever our imagination will take us. 

When we take a responsible route to advance ourselves it put us in a better place to benefit others by sharing that knowledge.  Just know you can’t teach if you don’t know and be mindful of You are only as smart as your teacher, so when they have taught you all they know, move on; there is so much more to learn, just with a new teacher.  Now you know.

I found the Test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds hard to answer.  Alice W. Rollins

I also found that as my life changes, and I am influenced by credible people, they give me new subjects to write about, live by, and understand better. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 10, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED!

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TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED!

There is no tomorrow, for no one can see past the moment.  No day is guaranteed.  Go to the now; James 4:13  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  James 4:14

I am going to make things right, right now because there may not be a tomorrow for me and many of you.  I thrive living in The Now.  Too much living in the past and too much dreaming of the future calls for a balance and right now is as good a time as any to start balancing those scales, getting off the teeter-totter, or whatever it takes to make this the best day ever.

But first, we have to come to the conclusion that We cannot solve our problem with the same thinking we used when we created them. This is exactly why hanging on to the same old same old is a huge problem…  Even the Sun doesn’t rise and set at the same time day after day, why should you?

Now don’t get me wrong, I plan, it’s only natural just like I look to the future, I just know it’s not promised. 

Scheduling is a part of our busy world, but that shouldn’t stop us from getting up every day and deciding to change something about ourselves that results in an improvement…  Put down the coffee cup, you’ll have brighter teeth, drink a glass of water, your kidneys we’ll love it even if you don’t, put down the remote and start a conversation.

Don’t live the same day over and over and call that a life. Life is all about evolving mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.  Germany West

Just so you know: Conformity is an action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitude, practices, etc.

FYI: Young men, the ones with their pants hanging down, am not picking on you, it’s just some of you make it easy for me to get my point across because of your style or lack of it.
Be your own man, start your day your way, do not conform with those who make bad decisions, pull those pants all the way up, give others reasons to follow you.  Who said you had to conform to bad ideas, or sloppy dress codes while allowing some fool to rule over you, especially what you wear? 

If you really want to conform to something, make it worthwhile, you can start by washing your dirty draws since you’re so keen on everyone seeing them.  Just Saying?  Plus, I don’t know what the message is in that display; a brotherhood thing maybe?  What I do know is Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. 

Don’t get me wrong we need Conformity, that’s a good thing and a way of life, but conforming to having your butt hanging out in public is the sign of an immaturity.  A bad choice with an easier fix.

Diversity is the gift of variety; who can be a better me than me?  Be Creative, and don’t live life with carry-ons such as jealousy, coupled with a dull spirit.

We have to get something else going on besides the same old same old as if it’s Groundhog Day.  How can we avoid Groundhog Day?  Good Question.  It’s simple, Change an old habit for a new way. 

We grow by learning new things and going to new places, it’s what keeps us alert and ready to grow into tomorrow.  What makes us different is some of us has leadership ability and know how to use it.  For instance; the Bad Boys who started the pants down to your knee’s movement are now wearing suits. 

Take a hint from them and pull those pants up, put down that bottle, take a bath, whatever your daily routine is change something for the better, if not it becomes a habit, not an asset.  You only have one day, tomorrow may or may not come for you, me or the rest of the world.  NUKES.

Be a leader: Leaders are the creators of their life.  Followers let life happen to them.

I believe every time I learn something it’s a gift especially created for me to change something in order to change my life by adding valuable information, making that knowledge a new tool to sharpening what I already have.

After we master change for the better, share and enjoy it with others while being at peace and full of confidence with an energy level that has been replenished.  When we master change we are calmer and feel secure enough to be free in spirit and complete with having a voice.

What’s wrong with that?  I say nothing, but Tomorrow is not promised.

It’s Something To Think About!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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A SIMPLE CHANGE!

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A SIMPLE CHANGE?

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.  Harold Wilson

A simple change in our thought process can lead to a change in life, but first, we have to stop seeing ourselves as victims.  Life is going to happen until we stop breathing.

Curiosity ought to have us asking questions like; How can we know what we are capable of if we never embrace the unknown?

I suggest we hone in where we may be able to make a difference, even if it does require change; it’s simple and it’s necessary because Change is the end result of all true learning..but most times all it takes is, One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher to change the world.  Malala Yousafzai

It’s amazing to me how easy things can change because of that One gesture by one person, in a moment of time. 

With knowledge and understanding of that knowledge, we begin to realize The creative process is a process of surrender, not control, (Julia Cameron) so it all really depends on how we respond to life events.  An action is needed and it’s your choice.  But without a doubt doing nothing will be your downfall.  The world waits for no one stuck in a rut or wasting time.

Some like waddling in the muck while waiting for someone else to make a difference.  Barack Obama said it, and we should have known it long before he brought it to our attention:  A change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the one we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.  

Having to change can be painful; the thing is almost everything else is painful too; growth, disappointment, ingrown toenails, ect., but not as painful as staying stuck in any situation we do not belong, using excuses for why we stay such as, time changes things, but in truth, you actually have to change them for yourself.    

I am warning you, there is no hope of any change if you can’t change your mind, and if that’s the case it’s worse, you won’t be able to change anything, especially your progress.  For all its worth, selfishness and a mean-spirit will keep us in a rut and things will never get any better.

Think about it, having an un-willing heart could have a direct relationship with an unwillingness to forgive others and blaming all for your shortcomings.  I’ll never forgive them, is not what God is about or you, and it’s just plain stupid if you are continually hurting yourself rather than change your heart.

Forgiving others and making changes to our life and lifestyle are the type of actions that bodes well for our future.  But, if we choose to adopt negative perspectives we will fail.  It’s best we master our own mind first and then adopt positive actions in order to move forward; Just be aware of the fact that the mind is the foundation of all our action, whatever we say or do comes from it.

But, did you know with Jesus Christ in our lives, we can override the mind and use the Heart, where the Spirit Lives?

When we let Jesus into our hearts, Psalms 37:4 KJV tells us the LORD will give us the desires of our heart, and when we have the desire to change for the better it is written in Ezekiel 36:26 KJV; A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit I will put into you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. 

Because of those types of teaching and what I have endured makes me a  Living Witness to the Goodness and the Mercy of God, and that has forever changed me.

The day is what you make it, being miserable is a habit.

I know we can’t change some situations but we can change our attitude to fix certain trouble spots because each problem has hidden opportunities, and turning towards optimism usually allows for our best to evolve.  And I know, positive thinking doesn’t always work, but, negative thinking unfortunately almost always don’t.  (Gary Mack)

Just like nothing can come from an apple tree but apples, good thoughts coupled with a good heart almost never produce bad fruit., and it is a well-known fact that a man often becomes what he believes, so be careful of those who would put pressure on you to do an injustice.  I am telling you if you consider or intend to do that unjustifiable evil thing, it was already in your heart; your weakness and inability to change brought it out of you.

Therefore you may need to call on the Name of the Lord. 

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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Posted by on March 5, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

IN TRIBUTE TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH! JUST SO YOU KNOW.

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A Black History Salute and Tribute to my late grandmother Lecester L. Cherry, Matriarch of the Cherry Family Legacy.

As a young woman Mrs. Cherry sang in the choir and served on the Usher Board, but primarily she organized the Missionary Departments for numerous churches.  And she held every position in the Missionary Department, including Supervisor of the Buds of Promise.

Mrs. Cherry was made District Missionary Supervisor of the Opelika District, which included areas of Georgia and Alabama.

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To God Be The Glory and it is in Jesus name that we pray.  Thank you for your support.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

DOERS?

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DOERS?

It takes more than coming up with some great ideas to succeed in life. The land of success is only full of doers.   Edmond Mbiaka

There are some tried and proven ways to get ahead in life and most of them have nothing to do with stealing from our peers, they call for a Doer; a person that gets things done because they are willing to go that extra mile to be successful, and have the ability to relate to others, especially the dreamers that are Forward Thinkers and Inventive. 

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.  (Sarah Ban Breathmach)  Now there is a difference between doers and talkers; doers tend to forever try to reshape the world, but talkers are usually more articulate than doers since all talk and no action is their specialty. 

Those that do, must be creative go-getters, which is a must in order to get their point across or their product to sell, and they have an advantage, God likes a doer, he usually prioritizes those who pray with action?  And we are always in need of prayer; with so many ideas flowing with the help of technology, our heads are truly in the clouds.

FYI: Am not trying to burst your bubble, I just need to tell you the computers in the Cloud is underground.  I know, what a bummer, can we trust anything or anyone, anymore?

Of course not, we are some vain people and that makes it hard for us to step back from our plans or perception of them.  It’s the way we see ourselves that oftentimes won’t allow us to yield to the concepts of others.  It’s sad, but some never get the memo, it seems as if they never understand that at times we need the help to find those missing pieces and we need Jesus Christ to enable us to become truly successful. 

Although it’s hard to pick up another’s cross, it’s the perfect time to be the one that has the ability to jump in at any time and be that person, coupled with the strength to pursue all possibilities that lead to success, and I feel the most important trait of a doer is the ability and the willingness to change if anyone has a better concept than their own.

Taking the High Road is what promotes the success of our endeavors.  Taking the Low Road leads to failure.

So, with Jesus Christ, there is a good probability that you still can end up in charge even when your ideas don’t go as planned; it’s still your idea, just modified.  With hard work and a willingness to work with others may prove your worth simply because you have the ability to go forward; your ideas or not, thereby improving the outcome beyond a reasonable doubt.

Sometimes we have to step back because something is missing (God maybe?) and we have to find him in order to move forward.  But as most know, some people don’t like to participate in anything including prayer, their battle cry is, get out while you can.  A true leader leads when called, and they get things done because they know their day will come.

As a matter of fact, Doers never give up on doing something they believe is worthwhile no matter the circumstances because they are driven.  Some of The most important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying even when there seemed to be no hope at all.  And that’s because they are not easily discouraged, doers understand it’s usually the last key that unlocks the bolt. 

Albert Einstein once stated he wasn’t any smarter than the rest, he just stays with the problem longer.  And just for the record, if your plans are never on point it could be because it’s your plan, not God’s.  From experience, I know it’s best to take whatever it is to The Lord in Prayer; First.

Remember the guy that gave up?  No?  Well don’t worry about it, no one else does either.
But just in case you didn’t know, you don’t have to be that guy because a successful person is a consistent doer who walks in Faith, therefore he has no reason to worry about the outcome of his future? 

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

DID YOU KNOW #32? ADVICE WE CAN USE?

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ADVICE WE CAN USE?

If anyone ever tells you to Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than Believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work?  William Ward Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

YOU’RE NOT LUCKY, YOU’RE BLESSED!

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YOU’RE NOT LUCKY, YOU’RE BLESSED!

The dictionary tells us Luck happens without regard to one’s will, intention, or desired results.  That definition sounds like The Grace of God to me, from whom all blessing flow, plus we can’t do anything without him.  (John 15:5 KJV)

I believe What is for you is for you, and as far as Luck is concerned, I believe it’s never Luck or Fate that will Bless you, it’s God and He has given us a wonderful opportunity for whatever.  The thing is, we have to be prepared to act on it.

Often those who choose not to believe in The Spirit, believe everything is a matter of The Luck of the draw.  I call it corruption, because in most cases, in order to get where we want to go it has to be done off the backs of others in this ever-changing World that represent so much injustice.

Listen up, the World may be ever-changing but Jesus Christ remains the same.

It took me years to come to terms about there is nothing unusual about the usual; it’s always something, and that something usually is the Devil, coupled with all we need is just a little luck.  That statement has opened a lot of doors to The Gates of Hell.  We know Satan is trolling for the weak who are depending on Luck to get them through.  Horse races, Vegas, etc.

Nowadays, we had better be willing to take a risk and some unusual steps or we’ll just have to settle for the ordinary, which is leaning to our own understanding.  Most know that is a bad idea and the Bible talks about it being one.  Read it here: Proverbs 3:5 KJV

I have been in situations where Luck wasn’t what I needed; I was in need of something bigger, like Favor from God in the form of Grace.  But, still knowing where our help comes from, often we will still choose luck.  Not me, I choose Jesus Christ while others claim they don’t need Him; they say they have all the luck in the world.  Well, we will see about that, but, with all that luck, I wonder why some are still complaining about everything.

For instance, a friend and I were listening to music when they claimed they were unlucky because they were born without rhythm.  My eyes just rolled back in my head as I smiled because I know if you have a heartbeat you have plenty of rhythms, whether they are irregular, fast or slow, it’s keeping a beat by the Grace of God, not Luck or a one-hit wonder. 

That’s just another reason to think before you speak.

I learned the hard way that I am no different from the masses; There was a time when I thought I was the luckiest person in the world too, but as it turned out, I wasn’t as lucky as I thought when I was diagnosed with 3rd Stage Breast Cancer.  This could have been an unlucky side effect of putting my faith in luck, instead of God.

It didn’t take long when I was battling cancer to know luck couldn’t sustain me.  So I strengthen my personal relationship with Jesus Christ and let go of that unhealthy relationship I had with luck.  See, through prior Christian Education, I knew I had access to The Highest Power there is, not some chance at the Poker Table of Life.  If you know Jesus Christ and he you, you know what am talking about.

No matter the opinions of others, I know one thing that is for sure, and that thing is, it wasn’t luck that saved my life.  It was God’s Grace, and that was all I needed.  Did you know The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck? 

What is for you come from God, not something we did or luck.  Shallow men believe in luck, strong men believe in cause and effect.  As for me, I am trying to get you to understand luck to be Blessings from God, that works best when coupled with preparation and taking advantage of those opportunities while using good strategy and Prayer

Knowledge, not luck, is a powerful tool wherever you get it from, and if it was not for knowledge, I wouldn’t be writing this Testimony.  I may think myself lucky at times but what I know is Am truly blessed.

You’re Not Lucky, You’re Blessed too, and that’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Something To Think About

 
 
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