How do you live in love?

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So many times we walk amongst other people, do you take time to love them? What would it look like if you did? For me it looks like loving each person where ever they are in their walk in life. I have found myself so many times around people that have been forgotten by love. Weather their family has given up on them or they never had one to begin with, to the people who were hurt by it. When those people cross my path I feel in those moments it is my duty to love them just how Jesus has loved me. Next time you find yourself around some one no matter how they act, love them anyway, even a simple smile can show them love, you never know what that love could do for them or you! 

How to stay motivated…

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  1. Have you ever started something and half way through you forget about it or why you started it? Or how about trying something new for the first time and realize maybe it wasn’t for you? This seems to be the thread of my life, how do you push through whatever you’re doing and finish it? For the first time in my life I am just doing it, I’m not thinking about when I’ll be done or how I’ll finish what ever it is I’m doing but just doing it. One of the hardest things to do when your in the middle of something you are trying to accomplish, is to not give up. I have put blinders on, as to keep me from looking in any direction, but forward. Another thing to keep in mind at all times especially when you get weary is why you started the business, project, exercise or relationships in the first place.  Stay focused and know everything is for a season and once you accomplish what you set out to do, your future you will thank you!

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The child within…

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How do you face the child within? How old is your inner child and how do you get them to grow up? I think the first step is realizing that we all have that inner child within us and once you do that the beginning of the journey can begin. Does that mean we have to grow up twice? I have come to find out our inner child really seems to come out in the way we respond to people and situations. Next time you find yourself in the middle of conflict catch your response, does it remind you of a child….mine, mine, mine…. or do you respond in a mature manner? What does maturity mean? So many angles when it comes to our emotional beings within but if you can understand where you are or what maturity level you left off at when you were young you may be able to get your inner child to grow up to age of your outer being. Now please do not confuse your inner child with your childlike faith this is something God asks us to never lose we’re talking about the response we give when things don’t go our way. So next time you find your self getting a little pouty or your feelings get hurt, ask yourself is it because of the age my emotional inner child stayed at?

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How do you spend your time?

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What do you do when there’s nothing else to do? Do you sit and watch time go by? Do you engage in conversation with someone you love? Do you stop and smell the roses? There have been many times in my life where I was content with just sitting around watching the tv shows while time went by. Is it better to watch others live their fake lives or for us to live our real lives? How do do you get the motivation to get up and go? The wake up call for me was the realization time is the most precious thing in this thing called life.  It is the one thing you can never get back or run away from. Many have tried but no one has succeeded because it is something we must all go through. So how do you use your time here wisely with out wasting it? I think for me the first step was taking a step in any direction. The first step is always the scariest but you never know, you just may stumble into your purpose like I did.

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The Sacrifice…

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Do you ever think of the sacrifice that was made to get you to where you are today? That has been the biggest thing that has been on my heart, the sacrifice that was made by my mother to get me to the point where I’m at today. She sacrificed her freedom, her life and family. What kind of person gives up everything they are and want to be for someone else who might not appreciate it. How do you know the sacrifices you make today will be appreciated later? Do you still make them anyway? I guess one can never know how what you do today will affect those around you tomorrow, all we can do is pray the seeds we plant take root. How do you plant the good seeds? You do it by living as an example, to the best of your ability. My mother was far from perfect but she did one thing right, she Loved her children with everything she had to point of letting us make our own mistakes or letting go when she wanted us to so desperately stay. I want to thank all the women who took the time to plant the good seeds in my life. Those seeds took root, some deeper that others but all were very impactful. Never underestimate where good seeds come from. My mother did the best she could and the rest was filled in by many woman (mainly my step in moms, my aunts) to propel me to heights I have yet to reach. So if you are a mother or just a step in, investing in someone else’s life be encouraged it may take time but those seeds will bloom.

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How to look foward?

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Have you ever been on a journey somewhere and then you see a shop you have never been to, do you stop or keep going? Sometimes I feel this is how life can be, your just on your journey in life and something comes out of no where, a situation, a death or love for that matter. Do you stop and take a look or do you keep moving on your journey? Up until now I have always stopped at the shop, or if a situation happened I would stop and focus on it. Death I would dwell on the loss of the person or love I would get so consumed with idea of it. The place I’m in now will not allow me to slow down. If love wants me it better catch up and keep  up! If a situation happened there’s nothing I can do but keep moving it will all work itself out in the end. I have a destination I’m headed towards and nothing or no-one that will distract me from where I’m going.  Many people say “It’s better to have loved and lost than to not have loved at all”. Well I say if you live in Love you will never lose it! 
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How do we live in Purpose?

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Have you ever felt you were meant to do more than what you are currently doing? So have I, but what do you do once you know there is more you should be doing? ¬†How do you live in the purpose you feel you should be in or how do you know what that purpose really is? These are all questions I have asked myself and only going through a process of finding out what that purpose is will you truly find out. I started this process many years ago and let me tell you it was not easy. It started with how I saw myself, for the longest time I did not think very highly of myself and my conduct showed it. Once I got to a point where I just knew I couldn’t keep going on the path I was on and something had to change, God could truly begin His work in my life. I then moved to the next Phase of the Process, leaning to deal with the pain I had been through (that pain is for another time). Once I dealt with the pain then came the healing of my heart. What comes after healing, a breaking down of everything you are and everything you are used, it must all be stripped away. Do not worry my friends the hard part is over after the break down, because then comes the rebuild and this my friends is where transformation happens! No one ever said the process was going to be easy and I can assure you after spending more than 10 years in the process and only recently coming out of it, it is hard. I guarantee once you get to the other side of the process you will look back at the journey and be able to encourage so many others who still have to go through their process. The most encouraging words I received during my process was to enjoy it because it only happens once. Do not lose faith in the middle of your process instead press in and keep moving forward one day you will be out of the process and living in your purpose!

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