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The Heart’s Deception

The heart is one of the most delicate part of any person. The heart is at the center of who we are, and often a conduit for some of the decisions we make in life. However, the heart can equally be deceptive, because our hearts are also tied to our emotions, hence, many of our decisions are made based on whether we feel great about something or not.
The deception of the heart is in the disconnect between what we see and what we feel. You have to understand that the heart can be right or wrong, depending on where your heart is. When the prophet Samuel went to anoint a king over Israel, God told him that He looked at the heart and not at their physical appearance (1 Samuel 16), yet many of us fall into the deception of what we see, falling in love with what they see, and ignoring what they feel or ignoring what they see and favoring what they feel. There has to be a balance to what we see and feel, because as much as the heart is a precious element of who we are, it can lead to what we want the most that will help us in life, or what we want the most that will crush the very foundation of who we are.

The delicate nature of who you are is the reason you should be careful what or who you commit your heart to. You must understand that the heart seeks what makes it comfortable and at ease, but might not necessarily satisfy your God desire. The comfortable nature of your heart is the reason you could find yourself in a very uncomfortable situation and not even know it, especially without a thinking mechanism. If your heart cannot think, then it cannot possess the ability to process an idea, execute or even make an adjustment to suit your needs. This is the reason the heart can easily be deceptive; it feels great at something until it is met with resistance, then feels betrayed. Your mind is the part of you that determines whether what you see is appropriate to pursue or not. It is significant to be passionate about something, but it is your mind that will be useful in determining what course of action to take, or even if you should pursue it. A heart, left unguarded, can lead you into places you did not imagine.
Follow your heart, but do not be deceived by what your eyes and mind cannot confirm.

Stay blessed.

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Why Did I Fail?

I tried it the first time and I failed, so I thought that is not my area of strength. Then I tried another thing and I failed that one too. I tried so many things and failed each one of them, and each time, I failed to realize that I was the failure. I was a failure because I did not learn from my resolve. I was excited for what I got, then I lost my desire to pursue it. I became an embodiment of entitlement, thinking to myself that the world owed me. So I stopped pursuing anything, because I thought I had done enough, thinking it was now the world’s turn to honor its agreement. So I stopped trying, because if the world was unwilling to recognize my efforts, how was I going to succeed? So I quit. Then I realized–I was the reason I failed. I abandoned the process, and with that, betrayed my ability to become successful.

Be careful not to abandon your process, because once gone, you become susceptible to anything that looks like a way out, but is rather designed to cripple your ability to establish a permanent foundation to the achievement of your goals.

Be persistent, consistent and focused, and you shall always reach your goals.

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Blurring Reality

How many times have you lived inside your head, living in a fictional world and imagined it in your reality? Everything we see began with a thought and it can be disappointing when your vision moves beyond your reality. Your vision should be based on your reality.

Many of us get lost in thought, often fantasizing about things we wish we could have or possess, and we sometimes obsess about those things, to the point that it cripples us from enjoying the reality we live in.

Vision and Mind projection are two different things, the latter of which I became a victim. I tried to project what I saw in my mind, and tried to force it to become my reality. It caused me to neglect every bit of my God-given talent. Every time I asked God why what I was seeing in my head was not my reality, He will remind me of what is inside me.

Vision is important, but do not allow it to prevent you from pursuing the things that are in your life now, because when I allowed the vision in my head to distract me from pursuing what I had going on, I ended up pursuing nothing at all.

Break down your vision from its roots to its applicability until it connects to where you are in your life right now, because when God brought you into the location or place you are, He meant for you to begin something that will eventually bring you to a place of purpose. I almost ended up not pursuing anything because I thought that my vision was something that was mine to own now, even though I did not not have what it took to possess it now.

Understand where you are now, how it applies to the vision of where you are in your mind, and make a plan that will lead you, but do not abandon what you have now, especially when it is your gateway to realizing the manifestation of your vision.

Remain blessed and focused.