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A Lonely Journey

Celebrate Life

No matter how many organizations you join, how many groups you belong to, how many friends you have on FB or in real life, how big your family is, or even if you’re married; you will find there are some parts of your life that you have to walk alone to get to the place God wants you to be… and it scares us…

…scares us, to think we will find ourselves somewhere beyond the reach of our family, the support of our friends, and the love of our spouses. It’s terrifying to think we might end up in a situation where even our cries to God seemingly fall on deaf ears… but it’s necessary…

…necessary for us to have our faith tested so that we can grow, so that we can become better human beings, so that we can learn to believe and trust in the path we’ve been called to walk. It’s not that our family and friends are gone, or that God has stopped listening and loving us; they’re not and they haven’t… the truth…

…the truth is on the path to our destiny, we will all reach a point of solitude and loneliness. We will all get to a point where we want to quit and consider going back to the comforts of where we’ve been because it seems easier that way. My brothers and sisters, that’s where we need to rely on our faith. That’s where we need to have the courage to take that next step. That’s where we have to know, the burdens we carry our necessary. The darkness we endure is just a small part of our journey… and if we continue moving forward, we will arrive at a place more beautiful than any that we’ve ever been… God is…

…God is not a religious concept of a being in the sky looking down at us. God is a part of all that we are and all that we do. Don’t lose focus on the way to your greatness. The journey has always been designed to break you down and build you up.

Hump Day Advice

My advice to anyone who thinks they got dealt a bad hand is simple: So what!!

Don’t allow yourself to believe for one moment that you are hopeless, helpless, and that the people/institutions that you believe put you in this predicament are going to fix all that is wrong in your life for you.

Furthermore, we have to adjust our perspective to understand the reality that equality is a myth, fairness is un-American, racism will continue to be an underlying component of the fabric of our society until the empire falls, and people don’t really care if you fail.

That being said, our job is simple: To succeed in spite of all of the barriers, haters, and circumstances standing in your way. How: Dogged determination, unwavering faith, resilient perseverance, hard work, and the childish belief that you can do anything you choose.

It’s time to get over the hump and get it done.   Good morning and much love!!

You are Able

When you get to the edge and feel like you’re going to fall over at any moment. When you scream for help out of desperation and no one comes to your rescue. When you you call to the heavens because you feel like you’ve done everything you can do, and you get no response. That’s not the silence of God abandoning you, that’s the silence of God waiting to see if you’re going to use what you’ve already been given to rescue yourself. That is the moment when you need to trust your faith and find the courage to take the next step. It may not be easy, but you are Able.