Lift Them Up

It seems like every day I’m reading about something tragic happening. It’s exhausting when I log in to my social media accounts and see the devastation and frustrations of the world. It’s even worse when you see people defend the actions of the blatant wrongdoings of criminals. With that said, I choose to lift up. I choose to lift my hands high in praise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I choose to use my words and actions to lift up those who just need to hear the good truth. I try on a daily basis to uplift someone. I want you to choose that with me. I truly believe the problem with the world today is we get spoon fed so many negative things that we are in the mindset of revenge. We don’t have to prove anyone right by acting like savages. Prove your worth to God by living through the word. LIFT UP those around you in hopes of setting an example of what to follow. Teach someone close to you to be the leader you seek to become. IF we can get past our differences of the heart, race, religion, and just be the best version of ourselves then and only then can we see change. Stay Blessed!

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C’mon Bruh

I find myself saying “c’mon bruh” At least ten times a day. Why? The world we live in today is filled with chaos and violence. It didn’t use to be that way. Who am I kidding? Yes it did, it’s just today we have the internets and it’s in our faces every second of every day. It doesn’t take a close look to realize that distractions are what rule the world these days. What bothers me the most is how easy it is to get distracted from your own life. Stop me if I’m wrong. this morning you woke up and immediately checked your phone for the latest news on whatever you are interested in and then you got out of bed, hopefully, brushed your teeth and washed your butt then started your day, which includes more of your phone and news. Let me be very clear, there is nothing wrong with you having an interest in what you like but do not let the world distract you from you. Pay attention to yourself.

This is why it’s hard to humble yourself. We see so many bad things that we laugh and shake our heads at, that we say “man, I’m better than that” daily. C’mon Bruh! You are not better than what you spend time on. Be Humble! Sit down! When was the last time you did something for the first time? When was the last time you wanted to be the best version of you and meant it? This isn’t meant to bash you because trust me when I say I speak on noting but what I have experience in. All the bad things I speak on I used to do as recently as yesterday. I’m a work in progress just like you. I had to learn to humble me enough to look in the mirror and say “C’mon bruh” Get your life. God has a higher purpose for us all, a new way of life every day to live. Don’t be easily taken off of your game by the world and its lows. Take some time for yourself. You deserve more attention from you. Stay blessed!

The Right Work

God will open the door for you but you need to walk through. The same is to be said for the path chosen. We have all heard that prayer isn’t enough, you need to work. That is exactly right but please remember that not all work is good work. God will always answer your prayers but the type of work you put in after you pray is what you get. You may not like it but it will be your actions that get you what you deserve. Every prayer is at the beginning of a fork in the road. There is a right way and the wrong way. How can you expect to get what you want by taking the easy road? The irony behind this is the right path taken is the easy road. Most confuse easy with simple. Nothing comes that easy! Nothing! Remember that your competition is praying too and working as well. Do not let anyone outwork you. Work leads to shine and I promise nobody will outshine me. Have that mentality and you will get where you need to go with more reward than you ever thought possible. Choose the path wisely. Amen. Stay blessed!

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Effort Dismissal

Do not be quick to dismiss the effort of others. Nowadays we leave people behind because they don’t fit our specific needs at that specific time. That’s a dangerous way to live. Not everyone in your life is a superstar but they do serve different purposes in your life. Think about your closest friends, not all of them are the same or even do the same things for you. this is the same with anyone in your life. I network for a living. Part of my job is to access what type of person I’m dealing with and act accordingly. Here me out, I’m in no way saying hold on to people who provide ZERO value to your life. Leave those people behind. The lazy individuals in your life are weighing you down, move on.

The most important thing to remember in this is to make sure you don’t become the friend that is holding anyone back. This takes a lot of self-awareness and courage to admit that change is needed. Nobody is perfect, especially you, nor am I. Keep your head on straight and make life happen for you. Be blessed!

Road Blocks

We’re back! Before we get started on today’s topic I want to thank each and every one of you that have supported my vision thus far. I had to take a brief spiritual break and get my mind right so to speak. Have you ever found yourself not practicing what you preach? Well, that started to be me and the insane thing was I didn’t even know it until it was too late. You lose a few things during times of uncertainty. It’s important to remember that you haven’t lost yourself. The person you want to be is in there.

Do not stray too far from your narrative in times when you notice that you aren’t living how you want to live. You will be humbled and it will hurt. That’s the beautiful part to me. If your humbled moments don’t hurt you, then it never meant a lot to you to begin with and that’s the real tragedy. Any real struggle you go through has beauty in the pathway. For me and maybe I’m cynical but the roadblocks itself are the beauty to me. I love forks in the road. I love having to make a decision to see where it takes me. I used to operate alone in these moments but now I have my faith in God with me. The pressure lifted off of my shoulders is so refreshing and by the grace of God, I will continue this journey with an open mind and heart.

The point here is to not be afraid of failure. Do not be afraid of mistakes. Believe that you are on the path of the righteous and let go of all fear. Roadblocks can be pretty if you look at them without fear. Be blessed! Be Inspired!

Weekend Motivation

It’s the Weekend. Party time, right? Hell no! It’s the end of February and please┬ástop me if I’m the only one thinking that it’s been 2018 for about 11 months already. This year seems like it’s dragging for some of you because you have legit ben lazy at times. For those of you who are working hard and getting after it, this year feels like it’s going by so fast. It’s already March for the people who are waking up and giving maximum effort. This weekend is the weekend you START to give that effort. No more waiting for the perfect time, it’s here and now. Right now start to make the change. Do not look up and realize it’s June and you haven’t gotten started. Commit and execute. Be Blessed! Be Inspired!

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Friday Spotlight: A Quote By Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

I love this quote by Benjamin Franklin because it reminds me that I need to involved in change in order for it to work. It’s not enough to tell someone what is right and wrong or even teach them for that matter. Real change comes from being involved in the situations that you learn from. Have you ever heard the saying “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” That is undeniably the truth but that man will still not eat if he doesn’t go out to actually catch that fish. Get involved in what is important to you and watch your life take a turn for the better. If the goal isn’t to move forward, then what’s the point? Make a difference. Be Blessed! Be Inspired!

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