Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lessons My Mother Taught Me

I have decided to remove the word hypocrite from my vocabulary because I believe that we are all a work in progress because we are all constantly changing, improving and rearranging who we are. People are the ones who try to put labels on us and tell us how we should function and fit and operate. It really does bind us up not to explore our inner selves and be free to walk in whatever we feel comfortable at the time. Don’t take on the dogma that you can’t be flexible with even in your own being and your own soul. Know that life is not about being tied down to one thing or one conviction but instead the beauty in the journey is to openly admit that you don’t have it all together and you probably never will be for each experience and growth you can be ok with being whoever you are whenever you are and at whatever place you’re at without explaining yourself to anyone.  It’s your process and it’s your journey and not everyone can accept you on every level you are and that is ok. Be ok with not everything being ok and at the same time trust the process of life because what I know for sure is that nothing in life stays the same and most of the time it even gets better. Love Jesus with your whole soul and let everything else fall into place...  #BeGoodToYourself 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Calling yourself out

Being stuck in a mindset or a flow that isn't
positive in the rhythm of your own natural being can cause your soul and spirit to become exhausted by the daily routines of the habits that you have created for yourself or have allowed to be invited and take root in your very being. I’m not talking about daily living and the price you pay of just being tired because you were birthed into this world but rather the betrayal of yourself. When you’re singing a song in your soul that has no tune or you have picked out a melody that isn't your own. What happens when you find yourself being allowed to impact the human consciousness of others and give the gift of liberation to someone else but you feel, ache and are drowning in agony over the exhaustion of constant enslavement by your surroundings; I think at some point you have to figure out how to readjust your surroundings so you can make the best impact for what your calling is and help to nurture yourself and put into others what God has given you.  Growing up my mother said to me all the time “the only thing constant in life is change”, I hated that statement then and I hate it now because I was an idealist in so many ways but the longer I live and row down the river of life I’m finding this to be truer than ever. But here is the gift in that statement and the gift in the journey while the only thing constant in life is change remember to take in the scenery and bless God for all the lessons that he teaches you along the way. Remember that all things are lessons that God would have you to learn, so stay classy and always pray and listen because they go hand and hand. #BeGoodToYourself

Monday, May 11, 2015

Too Much To Live For

It’s been a while since I have sat down and wrote anything because I have been so busy and really words haven’t come together in the correct sentences that I would have liked in order to rise from the pages and communicate my thoughts. I had to walk through some personal pain and just get through it every day by choosing not to have regret but rather to say, believe and receive this statement: All things are lessons that God would have us to learn regardless if they come to us uninvited or if we invite ourselves into uninvited places. The hardest part about being a teacher when it comes to anything but especially when it comes to spiritual issues is that you are required to live what you teach and to believe that what your saying is not just some get by quote that will make you feel better but rather it is absolute truth with an unchanging depth of honesty and reward.

I’m learning so much right now in my life and as I continue to step forward, move forward and embrace what I want to define me I am flowing in a rhythm unapologetically and without excuses. If it happens regardless of how it feels in the moment I say to myself “What is this here for” recognizing that there is a lesson in everything even if the lesson is to teach you disappointment from others behaviors. I am now trying to condition myself to pray for their depravity rather than allowing it to create bitterness in me. At the cross of Jesus we all die to everything about ourselves: Our views, our perspectives and most importantly our egos. What we want and think must die at the cross of Jesus in order for us to live. People may be able to try to make your physical comfort uncomfortable but remember no one can get in your mind. Your mind is where your imagination is allowed to be free and where your dreams are allowed to live fully without limitations. People, situations and life may try to break you down but remember all things are lessons that God would have you to learn. #BeGoodToYourself