Accepting The Unacceptable

Choices are important in every area of life, and it does not matter how old you are. What is the foundation upon which you make your decisions? Most of us make decisions to create our own path in the world, but no decision comes without a reason. So, what if you make a decision meets resistance? Or what if you make a decision and someone decides they do not agree with you, and the only way he/she will accept your choice is if it is according to what they want? A better question is, are your decisions based on what society sees as acceptable or what you see as important to your purpose in life? I believe most of the chaos surrounding what is acceptable comes down to everything being classified as right. What is acceptable is now based on what feels good. So, people make decisions to feel good, not because it is right, and when their choices meet resistance, the resistor is considered an enemy.

What is considered to be ‘right?’ Right is defined as something that is morally correct, just, or honorable. So, if no one is around, would you make a morally correct? I think that certain decisions that are immoral gain ground because of the whole freedom of choice, and as much people have a right to make personal choices, should people be forced to accept the choices of others? We live in a world where morality has been overruled by freedom of choice. People make choices and expect the rest of the world to accept those choices, even if those choices are dishonorable.

Choices are always going to be made, and for whatever reason, your choice will be based on your need to accomplish something. Your choices come to define your present and your future, and I believe God has given each of us a role to play, and the choices you make play a huge role in your success. When faced with adversity, do you push ahead or do you compromise to be accepted? The choices you make in life will lead you somewhere, and you have to know where you are going, and what you have to do, so you do not accept anything.

Accepting the unacceptable does not mean accepting every choice, but understanding that your choices should be specific to who you are, where you are going and to where you are headed. Moving through this world, you will encounter situations and events that will challenge your belief and influence your choices, but do not change if they have nothing to do with where you envision yourself going.

Everything might be doable, but not everything is acceptable.

God bless you.

Trust the Process

I think that when people’s current situations run contrary to where they envision themselves at, some give up, and find another thing to move on to. Some people move on, not because what they are involved in is wrong, but because they did not anticipate what they might encounter. While no one can predict what lies ahead, you can prepare yourself for your journey by assessing your strengths and your weaknesses. Knowing what you are capable of is only part of the process; developing the skills to pursue your skills no matter what you may experience is another thing.

There is the beginning and the end, and in between is the process. The process is how you get from your beginning to your end, and in between, you have to make a lot of decisions that will either propel you or derail you, and it is important to understand that how you react to challenges will determine whether you succeed or not.

The process is different for every person, and everyone handles it differently. There are those who see challenges, take the necessary steps to overcome it; there are those who see challenges as a negative thing, and work their way to avoiding it; and there are those who change their final destination due to the challenge they face. Which one are you? If you see a challenge, and address it head on, you need to understand where your handling of the challenge will lead you to. If you see every challenge as negative, and try to avoid it, you never experience growth, because the more you overcome, the better you become at addressing the challenges that may come your way. There are some challenges that are actually negative, but you need to know the challenge that is designed to help you to grow, and the challenge that comes to destroy what you are pursuing in life. What you can do, is develop a vision to recognize what is designed to destroy and what is designed to propel you to greater heights.

The final group I will address are those who change what they are pursuing every time they meet a challenge, and it is not an inability to handle the challenge, but the fear of failure, so they change their mind to pursue something else. I do not mean to be cruel, but challenges are part of life, and the process. Ask yourself: in changing my purpose, am I destroying my chances of succeeding at something that was designed for me? If what you are pursuing is something you are passionate about, good at, and will help you get to your destination, trust in God and in your ability. You have come this far, and you are capable of more beyond what you are currently experiencing.

No one can predict what he/she will experience on the journey of life. All you have control of is where you are and where you envision yourself being, but the process, no matter how experienced you are, you will encounter a process you are not familiar with. Know that your ability that got you to where you are now makes you qualified to be on this level, and as you have matured into this level, you will need to upgrade yourself to handle whatever this level demands.

When faced with an impossible or uncertain situation, there is always a way out. The answer is within you. Search within yourself and apply yourself, and you shall be able to be able to go through every process, coming out stronger, and with more success than you imagined. Stay the course.

God bless you.

Distractions Are Temporary

Distractions are part of the journey of life, but it is worth noting that it is just that, something that is on the side of the road. What you have purposed to accomplish exists on the road you believe is best to getting to your destination, and along the way, you will encounter things that seem exactly like what your purpose is, but you need to ask yourself what is temporary and what is permanent.

Everything in life is built on a foundation, and foundations are permanent, depending on what direction you are headed. So, what is your foundation based on, and where does it lead? If you understand this, you will be able to recognize that anything you encounter, that has nothing to do with your purpose in life, is just a distraction; and distractions are just that, to prevent you from focusing on what really matters.

Understanding that distractions are temporary will help you recognize them, eliminate them and prioritize what is important. You have to also know that any issue you are experiencing is just temporary, and that God will always direct you to where you are supposed to be, if you will be attentive to his voice and act accordingly. If you can do this, you will always find your way to your destination, and achieve success upon success.

God bless you.

Successful Discomfort

Progress is not always going to come under the most comfortable circumstances. For a couple of weeks now, every day I have gone to work, I have felt out of place, eager to escape that which brings me monetary wealth, but brings me an unfulfilled purpose.

Many people, whether they know their purpose or not, do not immediately step into a greater height of their lives, but people have to start from somewhere. The danger of starting somewhere is getting used to something that has nothing to do with your place in this world, but because of success you may achieve in your current disposition, you might be tempted to remain where you are. Everyone, including me, likes to possess money, and sometimes, people end up in all sorts of things that they achieve success for, but does not bring any personal fulfillment.

Successful discomfort is when you achieve something, but you still feel the need to achieve more, and you become frustrated because you feel inadequate in your achievement, so I ask, Are you in a place of successful discomfort, achieving all that you have been achieving, yet feeling unfulfilled? Is there a feeling that you can do more than your current disposition? A better question is: what makes you fulfilled and is that where you find yourself now? Do not place yourself in a position where your success prevents you from stepping into what defines your place and purpose within this world. You might have to start from somewhere, but do not hold on to temporary success that rids you of becoming your true self, which can offer you more than what you have and are now.

I am not saying stop what you are doing now, but if you know what you are meant to do, and have an opportunity to do something about it, go for it. Your life will never be the same, but you will find yourself within your purpose, and within a more promising and rewarding life. However, if you are where you are supposed to be, pursue that position with all the skills and abilities God has placed within you. 
I pray success for everyone,  and that your success leads you to more success into your true purpose.

God bless you. 

Don’t Rush

It is always a joy when you discover what you are capable of. It is more wonderful when you see what success your capabilities can bring you. Many of us proceed to act on what we see as our strengths, and our strengths become our drive in any position we find ourselves. As long as what you are capable of feeds into what your purpose, you can be able to flow into anything your life is purposed for. 

Rushing is going beyond a pace you are not used to. Rushing is not always negative, because rushing can also mean picking up the pace to ensure on time arrival and at the right moment. 

Someone recently mentioned to me that the reason you have achieved anything is not because you are slow or fast, but what you carry has to be perfected and introduced in a matured form. Introduce it too early or too late and it might not generate the level of success you hoped it would. The fact is, there is no manual to determine how well you will do in any situation, but careful steps will ensure you always find yourself in the right place and at the right moment to succeed in all that you do. Your one source of direction is God, who will ensure that you always arrive at your destination, on time and at the right moment. 

God bless you.

WAIT. STOP. GO.

I assume everyone has been in a hurry to get somewhere, and you are moving. You are driving, and from afar off you see a traffic stop, and the light is green, and you think to yourself ‘if I hurry up, I can cross before it turns red’. Just when you are about to get there, the light turns yellow, which is an indication for you to slow down or hurry up, because other drivers on another side are about to get their turn, which has nothing to do with where you are going, but those are the rules of the road, and regardless of how fast or slow you want to get to your destination, there is always going to be a traffic light in your way.

Much like the rules of the road, life is also going to have traffic stops. When you see yellow light, it means wait, which translates to something better or be cautious of the road you are about to step on. Many of us do not want to wait, because some see waiting as a delay to achieving their goals in life. How many people can drink a bottle of water and say they would not deronk water again for the rest of their lives? Eventually, you will have to stop and refill, and when it happens, it is not a delay or a roadblock, it is a chance for you to refuel and be better than you were before. 

Some areas of your life are going to feel like traffic stops, telling you to WAIT sometimes, STOP sometimes, and feel like GO sometimes, it will not delay your progress in life, but give you a renewed strength to achieve success in all you do, and when it proves to be a negative experience, use it to fuel your drive to make it. 

The fact of life is that there are always going to be be traffic stops. You can never know if it is a yellow, red or green, but nothing can ever delay what God has designed for you. When you encounter a WAIT sign, take time and examine what is causing the wait. When you encounter a STOP sign, use that time to re-energize all the tools you need to keep moving. When you encounter a GO sign, move with a purposeful and focused resolve, and grab what is yours. You are under the protection and the guide of God, who knew you before you entered this world.

God bless you.

You Are Close

I was praying when a story came to my mind, and I am sure many of us have heard of this story. A man bought a land that had gold under it. He dug and dug but was getting nowhere. He gave up and sold the land. The next owner started to dig, and immediately he found gold. I understood in that moment, that many people give up too soon, just when God is about to expose you to your blessing.

The Bible says in James 1:6 that when you ask for something, you must believe and do not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. Your faith is what gives you a foundation that can never be be shaken. As long as you have the ask and the land, you shall locate your gold. The only thing remaining is to keep pushing ahead. The gold is one dig away; do not allow anything to stand between you and what is yours. The Bible says that where your treasure is, there your heart will be. You can do it. Keep pushing, and your treasure shall be revealed to you.

God bless you 

Hot or Cold

When it is hot, many of us want cold, and when it is cold, many of us want hot. When it is cold, some of us want just the cold, without any snow, and some want snow to fall. Each one of us has a certain desire when the seasons come and go, and wish sometimes, that the season we are in will happen the way we want it to, but things do not happen that way. You can only control what you are capable of.

When you are in your house, car, or even work, you can sometimes control the temperature so you can be more efficient, but when you find yourself in a place where the only thing you control is your contribution, all you can do is focus on that. Eventually, you shall receive a promotion that will carry you into a much better atmosphere. There shall still be things you cannot control, but whether hot or cold, your ability to carry out your responsibility is always going to overshadow the things you cannot control.

You can do everything, because the environment you find yourself in does not define who you are, but what you carry in you does. Stay blessed, for you are capable of more than your environment dictates.

God bless you.

Moving in Focus

Knowing your destination is important as knowing how and what to do you get there. When you ride the bus or train, your focus is always on getting there at the time that you perceive the train or bus will get there. You cannot take over the train or the bus just because you are in a hurry to get to your destination. Do not become distracted by how well you move, or it will shift your focus from where you are going to creating the perfect movement. 

I went to a farm once to buy some things, and in order to get what I wanted, I had to move in between where the crops were growing, because not every crop was ripe for plucking, and they were so grown close together, that by the time I was done, my clothes were all wet, and had been poked by a few thorns. I could have easily broken these thorns and made my way to wherever the ripe crops were, or even come home and wore better clothes, but I could not,  because even if I came back and changed my clothes, it would not change the conditions surrounding what I wanted. It is a farm, and that is the way things are grown there. Such is how our movements in life are, we do not move only when the environment satisfies us. In order to get to your destination, sometimes you might have to go through some thorny situations or wet situations. It is your movement that will determine how you arrive at your destination.

Conditions vary from location to location. It does not mean every movement you make is going to be met with unfavorable conditions, it just means that if you keep your focus on your destination, no thorny or wet situation, or any kind of situation can ever deter you from reaching your destination. Sure you will feel some pain or encounter resistance, you shall make it to your destination because you never allowed yourself to be distracted. 

Movement is important in everyday life, but don’t just move because you have legs or a car, but when you move, let your focus be on where you are going, and no matter what you encounter, you shall always succeed in getting to your destination. 

God bless you.

One Act

Life can be funny sometimes. During the day, we meet a lot of people, some we know and others we don’t. We have different reactions based on who we know and how well we know them. Nothing you do for someone is too small or too great, as long as you do it with an open heart. The only reward you might ever get is a thank you, because that is all that many people have. Whether you know someone or not, if you feel the need to do something wonderful for someone, do not allow the unknown to deter you from doing the one act that can change someone’s life for the better. 

No matter where you find yourself, you carry something that can bless someone’s life. You have what it takes to change someone’s life. One act from you can be just what someone needs to get through the day. Nothing you have is too big or small to make a difference in the world, that is why no one has what you have. 

All it takes is one act, and everything in your life is better. You are a life changer regardless of where you may find yourself.

God bless you.