What in the world?

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They say it started in animals and in the city of Wuhan China. It’s a virus that was manufactured in a lab and got away because of a conspiracy between the agents of the Chinese government trying to stop the sale of the viral and the CIA. However it started, and for whatever reason, it is spreading like wild fire across the globe. It is a pandemic unknown to men. How should we deal with this? It’s a mystery that is causing turmoil, men’s heart are failing them with fear. This is situation is serious, no one should shrug their shoulders and hope it goes away. Be prepared for we do not know what will happen in the future!

How do we handle such pandemic? Not even our government seems to know what to do; they are not prepared! There are those who believe that there is information secretly being withheld because of the awfulness of this pandemic. It is serious enough to cause nations to be on lock down. Fears of its transmission from border to border is causing restrictions to be put in place to prevent contamination. The world has never seen anything like this. The WHO is sending messages to governments about the massive fall out of this pandemic. We are reminded of the signs of the time.

Let us take heart however, let us be wise, don’t be caught off guard. In all of this there is hope! We have heard of times like these that will be coming. For those who never believe, it might be the right time to take a second look at what we have been told for a long time. There’s an answer for all of this: He that live in the secret place of the most high will live under the shadow of the almighty. You don’t have to be afraid of the terror by day or the pestilence that walks in darkness. Because of the his love that is upon you, no plague will come near you dwelling. I am not making light of the situation but the word is never wrong. We only have to heed and be wise!

Have we ever experienced a moment like this? No we haven’t! There are lots of interesting information out there and we have to be careful of not being misled by those who projects themselves as authorities in these matters. We might never know the truth of this pandemic because of the high security and conspiracies that is surrounding it. At this moment and time it will take the combine efforts of all to help bring this under control.

I don’t want to put a cloud over your eyes but for those who do not believe in faith, I will say take courage. Surely He shall deliver you from hidden dangers, and from deadly diseases. Now is the time to put your faith in God is able to help us just trust Him! He will work it out!

Where do we go from here ?

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Like rain that falls on all people; so does Gods grace and mercy falls on us. Kingdom rises and kingdoms fall; we never stop to think about what is needed to link everyone together in love. We have gone beyond the boundaries of human justice, we are heading to a place of impending doom. Many nations falls beyond repairs because they never stop to count the cost or to evaluate their standing; things are great they say; we have nothing to worry about. However when we say peace and safety then there is destruction. Just like humpy dumpy there is nothing to stop the fall if we don’t course correct, we will be doomed!

Look at history and learn from events of the past. At least that what we should do! There were prominent empires who boasts of great power but where are they now? We fail to learn the true meaning of what it is to be called citizen of the universe. It seems we often take things for granted not given to what is going on around us but the time has come for us to stop look and listen to our own heart beat. What is happening around us is no coincidence, history tells no lying tales it will always show us the truth of what has been. Where do we go from here, what is the right path to take? We live in a confusing world when some have lost their true moral identity.

It is really appalling the things we have been through and the sense of blindness and confusion we are being pushed into. Where are the leaders among us? They fail to stand up as real men and women choosing rather to be affiliated to an organization rather than standing for the truth. History will not look at us kindly. The hands of time is turning and what we thought of as old and in the past is now repeating itself. Think for a moment what it must have been like to live in the days of those awful dictators who sought to annihilate a people who did not look like them or shared the same beliefs. Those were the days when history could have been written differently only if someone had the fortitude to take a stand against injustice and say something.

We are seeing a repeat of the same things happening today. Those we elect to serve has turned their back on their constituents and sided with a monster who averted justice in favor of friends. Where is morality in the land of manifest destiny and justice? It is seriously hard to figure out. We have been weighted in a balance and found wanting. The hand writing is fixed permanently on the walls of injustice; it’s only a matter of time when this nation will go the ways of the dynasties of the past who thought that they were invincible but awake to find just like the statue of brass, silver and clay, they to have fallen into disrepair.

Morality is being thrown out the door; all rights are wrong and all wrong has become right. That’s what is taking place in our society. Can we turn a blind eye on the things that are affecting us? It’s time for we the people to take a stand for what is right. Our leaders have made their choice, it is plain to see. Let’s take back our nation from those who have brought us to open shame and ridicule. Raise the standard and raise it boldly set a moral standard for all to see. I am afraid for my grandchildren because the future of morality is doomed. Being in the minority makes it so much harder knowing we don’t have any one to turn to. Heaven help us all!

However, it is good for man is to do justly and love mercy and walk humbly before God. There will come a time and now is, he that is unjust will be unjust, and he that is filthy will be filthy. You who are righteous stay righteous and holy because in the end there will be pay day. Justice will roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream. Keep hope alive, we will survive!

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

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It is the end of an era and we have now entered into a new decade. A moments in time as the world changes we begin a new chapter, a moment of reality. Conflicts are already here, it is only a matter of time before we see the effects of the decisions and the conspiracies that has been made. This is the time to stop and consider as we ask ourselves: Where do we go from here? Global warming is a fact that we cannot deny. Look at the disasters we are faced with; wild fires is on the rise, the atmosphere is out of sync with nature, the earth is in chaos. Our neighbors are facing destruction from earthquakes and volcanoes, our lives are in situations of unease. We ask questions but there aren’t any answers. Where do we go from here?

We have entered into a year when pertinent decisions will be made. The time has come and is upon us for real soul searching; we cannot waver because the choices we make will determine the path we take. We have seen the results of the past, history will never tell us a lie even as it repeats itself. This might not be where we want to be or how we want to be judged by future generations. However, we have decided the role we play on the stages of life therefore, it is up to us to make the changes, preserve our heritage and turn our backs on the negative things which separates us.

As we consider the future where we are, what is ahead of us: what we fear is coming to light in this new decade! We sometimes reminisce, we asked ourselves, where have all those years gone? What have we accomplished? Less we forget; the journey has started and we have no way of stopping or jumping off this train. We consider those moments in solitude hoping for the best. It was not too long ago that we looked at our elders and blame them for the situations we inherited but at last we have become the elders of today. Who are we going to blame? We had the opportunity to make thing right but stood in silence without trying to help. We were the youths of yesterday now we are the elders of today. There is no one we can blame anymore for the things left undone. Even though we never considered the urgencies of those moments, waisted times has come back to haunt us.

Let us look with a new perspective to the future as we approach this decade knowing that in just a few short years we will need to be taken care of. The caregivers of the past are now the being taken care of themselves. As frightening as it might seems, there is no way to avoid this impending danger. Some will be well cared for while others will face the mercies of their caregivers. However Heaven help us all as we move on with confidence that it will be alright.

Consider the lilies of the field how they grow; they do not toil or spin yet our father provide for them. Even so as we observed the changing of the guard, we can do so knowing that inspite of our fears and apprehension of the future, everything’s going to be alright.

Reminisce

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With our journey and the different challenges in life, there are somethings we will never forget. These are memories that live in our minds and often times we reminisce. However, it is not always the things we would like to remember! We can’t close those memories out of our subconscious. Neither can we only think on the things that makes us happy? I wish it was like that but it is not! Reflection is a mirror of the compilation of our past. For some it opens wounds, for others it brings joy and feeling of self fulfillment. What ever it is, it is good to be able to reflect on our past as we move into the future. We were young and care free; we did what ever we wanted sometimes to the dismay of our parents. However you look at it, those years were filled with adventures.

We lived lives of happiness; we took things for granted. Was it because we didn’t know it then or was it because we were not exposed to the complexities of the world? We were cuddled in our space, our world as we knew it; we were comfortable in our environment. Although there were many challenges, it never bothered us. We were aware of the negatives but they didn’t mean much. There was never enough to go around but we shared what we had. We were poor, at least that’s what they said. It didn’t make a difference and it didn’t matter; we were all a part of a neighborhood that never even knew they were poor. We shared all things in common. We were happy!

With the passage of time, we tend to forget the journey and the situations we encounter as we travel on through life. There are moments when we should stop to take a look and evaluate where we are and how far we have come. Our history and our roots reveal the things we hold dearly; the tradition and the cultural difference. It is important that we know our history; from there we have a glimpse of where we came from, where we are going and the process it will take to get us there. Truly I see the world as our community but sadly not everyone sees it this way. However, let me not stray because it is time to reflect as we reminisce.
Certainly times has changed, what we have grown accustom to is no more. Some of us have migrated to different locations in the world and are enjoying the choices we made while some are struggling to find their footing. Be that as it may, our memories live on and we sometimes reminisce on the times and places we have been and the encounters we have had. Looking back, it is not very hard to realize how far we have come. Our journey from the past with it’s struggles helps us today as we navigate into the future. It is truly amazing the strides we have made. Remembering the good times and the bad times we reminisce with mixed emotions, a bit of joy and sometimes with a bit of sorrow.

I might be too old to even be writing this but who cares, I am still a young man! You might look at me differently but I would say, I am what I am; free and clear! I remember when there were Prawn and Crappies in the ponds. We go looking for those creatures as an adventure. We cook we eat and then we would go for a swim in the lake, for those who couldn’t they looked on while enjoying the adventures. Today those creatures are no more at least not in our areas. Time has change and with the advent of global warming, drought has taken its toll. Those vibrant creatures cease exist.

When there was nothing els to do, we learn to create things out of nothing. I have seem geniuses being birthed from these experiences. Though they will never be recognized, I see them as Trail Blazers who set things in motion for the youths of today to build upon. We look back with pride knowing that we had a part to play and we did it well.

Just my imagination

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Dreams are imaginary images of what we hope will become reality. If you can imagine or dream it, it will one day be realized. Lively imaginations are essential to living a fulfilled life. Where would we be without extreme imagination? Sending a man to the moon encompasses great imaginary vision. This was so extreme that even after decades and many successes some are still doubting that the journey was ever made. I know, I have lively imaginations. I have dreamt of things that might seems far fetch to others; however, imagination is a healthy part of living and a stabilizer to our sanity.

Have you ever been on a journey wondering around when all of a sudden you are sidetracked by something in the corners of your eyes that makes you wonder. You aren’t trying to be too super sensitive; the more you thought about it, you concluded it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, so you trod along. That image seems to live on in the sub conscious. Moving along you ponder, then you ask yourself; was it just my imagination or was it a reality? The truth is, you might never know because there was no one there to confirm your sense of sight or feeling so you moved along. This was the breathing ground for what would be something interesting.

I am looking at the lyrics of this song that was sung years ago by the Temptations. The more I thought of it, the more I tried to analyze what I believe led to the origin of the lyrics. I can see a lot of artistry, self indulgence and deep solitude as the writer trusted himself into the very Midst of the dialog.

“Each day through my window I watch her as she passes by; I say to myself you’re such a lucky guy. To have a girl like her is truly a dream come true. Out of all the fellows in the world she belongs to me.” That was really daring and filled with confidence even if it was in his subconscious mind. He owned the scene and placed himself in the moment where he would take control.

“But it was just my imagination Runnin away with me. It was just my imagination runnin away with me. Soon we’ll be married and raise a family (oh yeah) A cozy little home out in the country with two children maybe three.” With such consciousness getting that deep into the moment of thinking he was there in that moment was truly genius, sinking deep into a well of the subconscious and looking into the future of what life for him could be. “It was just his imagination running away with him.” He lived for that moment even if it was just a dream.

He continued; “I tell you I can visualize it all. This couldn’t be a dream for too real it all seems. But it was just my imagination once again runnin away with me; Tell you it was just my imagination runnin away with me.”

We have all been there in that place and that moment when we wanted our dreams to become a reality. Have you ever been that desperate? You become infatuated with your dreams even though you know actuality is far beyond reality. Many have gone this way only to lose it mentally because they see it as actuality, they pursue the impossible and got thrown off course not being able to regain a sense of reality. They never took the time to analyze even though it was just their imagination.

“Every night on my knees I pray, dear Lord, hear my plea. Don’t ever let another take her love from me or I would surely die. Her love is heavenly, when her arms enfold me I hear a tender rhapsody, but in reality she doesn’t even know me.” Wow! Pure artistry. A classic that will outlast the test of time!!

“Just my imagination once again runnin away with me. Tell you it was just my imagination runnin away with me No, no, I can’t forget her. Just my imagination once again runnin; way with me. Just my imagination runnin away with me.” Can’t you see, it was just my imagination!

Discipline

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Discipline is the art of commitment to an idea or purpose; it is being able to stay focus in spite of distractions. In oder to achieve a goal or purpose there must be commitment, such commitments takes discipline. Discipline (Dis-cip-line: disconnect from a line of distraction. This is my interpretation!) seems to be a simple innocent word but when we examine the complexities of the word in it’s truest form, we have to agree it is not as simple as it seems. Let’s see how the dictionary describes discipline. “It is the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.” I am not sure I like that explanation because it seems to put you in a very confined opinion or imagery. I think it is a form of self control imposed on oneself in order to achieve specific goals.

Discipline is action or inaction that is regulated to be in accordance with a particular system of governance. It is commonly applied to regulating human and animal behavior. However, as individuals we are given the task of self governance, how we achieve our tasks depends on our priority and our level of urgency with regards to what we hope to achieve. It is said, “people with a higher degree of self-control spend less time debating whether to indulge in behaviors that are detrimental to their health, and are able to make positive decisions more easily. They don’t let impulses or feelings dictate their choices. Instead, they make level-headed decisions. As a result, they tend to feel more satisfied with their lives.” If you happens to be one of my type of people this does not sounds far fetched. It can be cultivated as a way of life. You might call if ridged but it takes a lot of energy and self determination to stay focused.

To make it to the goal of self discipline there are things you can do that will help in your endeavors. Knowing your weaknesses is very important for your success. What is it that tends to pull you away from your tasks or goals that you have set. This is where I would begin to make changes. Determine what your priorities are and determine to reach them. Crowd out any distractions that tends to interfere and make the decision to stick to the set goal. There will be times when it seems impossible but believe me, it is not! Just stick to the plan! You will always get those who are willing to condemn you for your rigidity but remember it is you who stand to gain from what you will achieve. At the end those who condemn you will compliment you. I have been there!

Acknowledge your shortcomings, whatever they may be. No man is an island, we need each other. There is no need to pretend, we are all vulnerable. Own your flaws; that’s a way to overcome, however, there will always be flaws. Today there are many things that will take you away from your set plans but you have to determine to resist temptation. As the saying goes, “ out of sight out of mind.” If it is a distraction, remove it! The fewer distractions you have, the more focused you will be towards accomplishing your goals. Set yourself up for success by removing bad influences. It is true in life and relationships.

Being able to set clear goals and having an execution plan helps in being disciplined. Have a clear vision of what you hope to accomplish; understand what success means to you. It’s easy to lose focus if you don’t know where you are going! We have all heard stories of successful people but can you imagine the discipline it took for those who achieve it! A clear plan guides you through each step you must take to reach your goals. Failure is not an option, however, only discipline will get you to the finish line.

One more thing I would say about discipline, it demands willpower. This is not something you were born with, you have to practice and develop it over a period of time. This takes lots of work! In life I would say, nothing is impossible; if you can imaging it, you can achieve it. Be disciplined!

Trust

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I am a firm believer in the integrity, ability, or character of a person. Therefore having confidence or reliance in trying to gain someones’ trust; believing that our friend or love ones are telling the truth is vital to the act of bolstering that trust. The truth is, confidence and an unwavering belief in someone or something is vital to the wellbeing of any relationship. However, if you lose that trust, it is sometimes impossible to regain. How can we trust someone we do not know? That is a question we must ask ourselves, however, faith especially in a day when it is hard to do so is a vital component to be develop. Our words use to be our bond but that has been thrown out the window. Can anyone blame society for this? Folks are no more reliant and their words don’t mean much anymore. It’s difficult to grapple with this thought but it is true.

Trust is a symbol of faith. At least that is what I believe! When you trust you have confidence in: you rely on: and your heart is at ease with the decisions you make. The Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and learn not on your own understanding.” The infallible words of God. That’s one thing we can rely on and give total confidence in. He knows humanity and knew his creation was going to confronted with the trust issue. To have trust, reliance and acknowledgment is the key to overcoming the fear we all face in trusting.

The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in someone or something is what we call trust. Naturally when you trust you are not afraid to give custody of or care for a person or thing. You become committed to the care of another. Can you trust without reliance on something or someone in the future? That’s a big one but we have the hope that what we trust for will be accomplished. We have confidence that the future will be better. Trust gives us a sense of reliance on the intention and ability of a person to do what was agreed to without wavering. Our future holds hope for a better tomorrow.

When trust is not forthcoming, we are forced to rely on other means. A relationship which causes the other party to faulter in their obligations creates mistrust that leads to a breakdown their commitment. You have the rights to give another person the entitlement to the benefit of doubts, however, when trust is lost everything becomes blurred and negative vibes starts to develop.

Trust implies depth and assurance of feeling that is often based on inconclusive evidence: Faith connotes unquestioning, often emotionally charged belief: “Often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true” (William James). Confidence implies a strong grounds for assurance. I trust that you were enlightened to some extent on what I want to say. Trust me!

Dare to leap

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We have dreams of the future and what we want it to accomplish. However, sometimes it seems impossible that we would ever achieve our goals. It is normal to dream, it’s a part of our human design and development. Don’t get trapped with ambitions and ideas of what you want to become, rise up and move on; determination will help you to achieve your goals and dreams. No matter what might be in your way push past the obstacles and take the leap of faith into the unknown. You can make it; believe in yourself. Because you do not have the help needed to pull ourselves out of the straits you find ourselves in does not mean it is the end. The blame game is not an option, take a moment stop and look around; evaluate where you are and chart your course of action, make a new start. You can do it! For some it might be easier said than done but the key to moving from where we are depends on us. Just get up and take the leap of faith; never looking back at your past keep moving straight toward the top.

Motivate yourself. Understand your priorities in life and move with courage to accomplish what you set out to do. When you are self-motivated, you will be more organised, you will be a good time manager: skilled and have more self-esteem and confidence. These are important traits to develop, in doing so, it can help you to take control of many other aspects of your life. Taking the leap is no easy thing but being able to move the bar to the next level is important. When taking the leap, you have to be ready to act on opportunities when they presents themselves. Take chances peruse your goals but be ready for setbacks. Look at setbacks as opportunities to succeed. Have you ever heard the saying, “Failure is not final?” Be prepared to fail but be ready to get up and dust yourself off and move on. There are many who failed but never gave up; today they are living their dreams despite their many obstacles. Be motivated set benchmarks and the drive to achieve your goals, make improvements geared to meeting certain standards. If you can, get a coach. By all means do so, don’t give up on your dreams. Only those who are willing to take the leap will succeed.

Resilience is the key factor for success: having the ability to bounce back in the presence of adversity. The ability to cope with and rise to the inevitable challenges. Problems and set-backs you meet in the course of your life is no easy feat, however, we all have the ability to come back stronger than before. It is good to develop rational thinking. Never think that it is impossible to accomplish your goals. You might rely on different skills and draws on various sources for help but you can do it.

In writing this, I know that I am writing it to myself because it takes a whole lot of courage in the presence of fear to take the leap. Courageous people do feel fear, but they are able to manage and overcome their fear so that it does not stop them from taking action. Fear causes us to self check, ensuring that we are not overly-confident, that we take the appropriate actions. How do we manage this? We can train ourselve to manage our emotional response to fear, so that we manage it rather than it managing us.

I would like to tell you to take courage. The question is,What is Courage?
I am glad you ask! Courage is a virtue, bravery, a quality of spirit that enables us to face danger and pain without showing fear. We all know what we mean by courage or bravery as it is sometimes known. I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” (Nelson Mandela)

The word of God says,” fear not little flock, it is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” With such promises why are we afraid? It’s time to take the leap and start on your journey to success. You can do it! Take the leap!!

The value of time

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One thing is for certain, no matter who we are or how rich we may become; successful or not, we all have one thing in common; that is time. It might be determined differently because of many factors or the consistencies of how you choose to use it. However, we are all blessed with a gift so precious that many who have passed this way would wish they had more time to do the things they planned! With this pledge, “if I had to do all over again, I would do things differently. I would make better use of it.” The moment of truth comes when we are left in limbo and time runs out without accomplishing our goals or dreams. How frustrating it is to think that we live our lives always procrastinating thinking that some day we will fulfill our dreams. It is said; “time waits for no man.” Don’t be caught in the trap of time inefficiency or insufficiency. Time is precious, neglecting it will always lead to regret.

I often hear people say, “I have time, I am young and the world is not getting away.” Those are trifle words of fruitlessness! If we fail to accomplish what we were created to do, we will spend the rest of our lives regretting those moments when we would have been happy living out our dreams and true potentials. It’s never too late to make a turn and start on the road to recover some of what you have lost. This might just be the day you make the switch; something you will never regret when you look back in years to come! 

The motors are rolling and the end seems far away, however, the motor moves forward because it never seems to have been programmed to take a backward motion. Many have been ambushed by letting their guards down waiting for an opportune time to make the right move, in so doing have lost their drive and enthusiasm through procrastination. Once the engine has started, there is no chance for it to stop going. Once we have stepped foot in this life, the clock of time starts; we are one day older. Our life is set in motion, there is no turning back. Set the right precedence for the road you face ahead. The machine of time will never stop running; no matter how frustrated you are about what’s happening around you even when your enthusiasm runs out the wheels of time keeps running even without your fuel to energize it.

Time is a currency; how you spend it determines your future returns! Your value is determined by where you spend your time. Time is the only capital that human has and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. When we learn to value time we lean to value lives and those around us. “Time is of more value than money, you can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” Once time is gone, we can’t get it back so today I want to challenge you to become wise. Do not compromise your relationships and your health in the chase of unnecessary material possessions. Redeem the time you have lost in your moment of neglect and make time work for you. Accomplish your dreams, restore your rightful place and reflect with joy the moments spent reclaiming it.

Every day people are working long hours to build a life of material possessions while forgetting the time we have on earth is as it suggests only for a short period. Time is a gift from God and we must learn to value the time we have been given. The one who made time understand the concept. Even though he is not trapped in time, he knew that human would need time because of the process of life and the moments given to accomplish our assignments. 

“There is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

“What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.”

Hear the words of the wise. Begin to value time, no matter who or where you are, time is the currency we carry. Don’t let it run out on you!

What a wonderful world

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I woke up this morning and gazed out my window looking at the atmosphere; it is covered with a tint of grey. A contrast from the bright and sunny mornings we have come to expect for a normal day in what we call the Sunshine State. However, I look at the shaking of the trees and twigs as it swayed by a slightly flowing breeze; it reminds me there is life, nature and the existence of a creator. It is a moment to ponder and a time to reflect on the beauty of nature and all it holds. The wonder of creation and the existence of a God who creates a world out of nothing bringing it into focus as time evolves and slowly passes away. All of it’s intricate details; things that still hard for the human mind to comprehend, never a dull moment if you stop to meditate and reflect on your every blessings . Truly His ways are past finding out His awesomeness is beyond explanation. There is nothing to be compared to the wonder of creation!

The Psalmist points out “The heaven declares the glory of God and the firmament shows His handy work.” Who could have caused the earth to hung in space, give men the knowledge to discover the great unknown and venture into space where they can discover the great cosmos? There are many doubters to his handy work but that does not stop him from preforming his duty of keeping the world in order despite the unthinkable deeds of men. It is said “ Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing.” Even when they took council against him they will always stumble and fall. He who sits in the heaven laugh. He looks at their ignorance and laugh!

Consider the universe and all of it’s beauty, think of the air we breathe, the water we drink and all the provisions that is afforded us. We have no need to worry about the future but we do. However it is time to stop and consider the wonderful world we have been given, a place to procreate, a place of wonder and a place of hope. Even when it seems that things aren’t working for you, he is always doing something working on your behalf.

I can’t help but take a moment to reflect on the words of a song I love dearly. “I see trees of green, and red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white the bright blessed day, the dark sacred night and I think to myself what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky are also on the faces of people going by. I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do. They are really saying I love you. I hear babies crying, I watch them grow. They will learn much more than I’ll ever know. And I think to myself what a wonderful world.” Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Beyond the wonders of human understanding and the mysterious science of human experiences the world stands as a fortress in its place of existence. It was only a word that spoke it into existence and called all of it’s galaxies to combine into one true moment of creation. A wonderful world where no man needs to lack in love and self fulfillment, a place of rest until human tried their hand at perfection only to mess things up trying to be in control.

Once again a day is coming when all of God’s creation will become perfected, when He calls his children home and a cleansing begins. The wrongs will be made right, darkness will be no more and peace will govern this universe. The Lion will lay down with the lamb and we will be forever in the presence of the Son. That will truly a wonderful world!

Visionary leaders

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In the world we live in it would be difficult to imagine a world of leaders who could not foresee the role they play in shaping the functions of human behavior. Leaders must stand up as defenders of what is right even when it is unpopular; they have to be able to stand alone when all hell is breaking lose around them. Be that as it may, to have leaders who are unprepared and show themselves to be novices only corrupts the positions for which were elected to serve. We need visionary leaders in this twenty first century who find it easy to do the right leading by example for for others to follow.

A visionary leader is respectful of his team members. He empowers them to come up with different ideas that will help the organization to succeed. They will feel empowered knowing that their opinions matters. Give them the power of self worth. In other words, what I am doing or what I am contributing to matters. It is comforting when you can see that you play a part in making a difference in people’s lives.

It is not difficult to understand that a visionary leader must do his best to inspire others to succeed. You might be popular within your scope of associates but how much are you able to motivate others into a rightful way of moving forward while maintaining the success they were promised? Your job is to motivate everyone to greatness even if they might not see as you see. They must want in some way to be a part of the catalyst for change not the path to destruction and deception. 

A visionary leader should be a good communicator; be able to get his point of view across while maintains a good balance in leadership. They knows how to verbalize their dreams and goals and do so to their team. In this age of social media, it is never the smartest thing to always go to social media before having an audience with your team. Communication is not a one sided thing. He most be a good listener. It is great to always involve your team in helping to reach your milestone while advancing your dreams.

I find that visionary leaders are also charismatic leaders. They possess a special Majic that makes you want to move on their words. To always criticize the mistakes of others is to turn off those who would have otherwise be an asset to you. Many leaders fail for lack of lack of foresight and self control. A leader is a good organizer being able to see their own weaknesses and put the right person in place to fulfill the roles that you might not be able to fulfill. Visionary leaders are risk takers. Failing to take risk can sometimes lead to failure. There are times when you have to stop thinking and get to doing even when you are all alone in your decision. Others might not always see what you see and they are alway skeptical of the move you make however, staying on course and fulfilling your purpose will help to convince them of your intents. Sometimes you have to gamble and take the risk in order to advance the cause.

Be strategic in your planning. Look at the market and the trends and be able to move at the right moment even when it is unpopular to do so. Define where the organization is headed and stay the course. You cannot be afraid to take risk. The good book say,“he that always observe the seasons will not sow.” Ignore the season and plant your seed even in bad times then when things turn around your will be the first to capitalize on the increase. Put things in place to give you the truss forward in success. In other words create an action plan for success. A visionary leader is willing to delegate responsibility. They do not think that they have to do it to get it done. They must possess trust in their team and realize its a team effort; if one succeed all succeed but if one fail, all bears the responsibility for failure.

Finally I saw he that observe the season will not sow and therefore, is not in the position to reap. The trends you set today will determine your success or failure tomorrow. Be a visionary leader and help others become great! Visionary leaders: inspire, motivate and give guidance and hope . They’re meaning makers. Happy twenty nineteen! Be motivated to to take the leap and jump to success!

Why stop the caravan

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They are coming and we are scared! That’s what they say! They are illegal and they are coming to take what we have and leave us in despair. This is the talking point we hear every day and I ask myself why. How can one become illegal when they have not crossed our borders and are still thousands of miles away? It seems we are living in fear and misguided assumptions without knowing the truth of the matter realizing we have nothing to worry about. Who would believe that a nation with such military might would be afraid of a few thousand immigrants without bombs and guns. It is a shame and down right absurd. We should be afraid of our own who is killing children in schools and night clubs and other social gatherings. This is just like telling your teacher that the dog eat your homework so it prevented you from turning it in. It seems to me that the one who is spreading these false messages needs to take a class in diplomacy and human behavior.

When does one become illegal and what is the definition? To be illegal is to be prohibited by law or acceptable rules. This means that if the parties involved is not being prevented by law because they have not broken any rules then they should be classified as something or someone else. Who wants to be bamboozled into fear of people seeking for a better life for themselves and their family? No one, therefore, the argument set forth does not stand and have no relevance unless a crime is committed. Wasting resources and setting a trend that is beyond disgraceful is not something we all should tolerate. People have a right to freedom, justice and peace. When those basic rights are taken, they have the rights to ask for protection from those they deemed able to help. Sadly big brother is burying its head in the sand of time; only history will recall the moments missed when we could have help in curbing this exodus.

We must not forget that we are all emigrants who came here seeking for a better life for ourselves and our family. It does not matter if you are white, black, brown or any other color we all have one thing in common. It is time we wake up and see what is happening amongst us, we can’t rely on the words of a few to lead us into what they wants us to believe; we are living in an era of enlightenment; information travelers far and wide with digital speed. We can’t be fooled so stop the bamboozling!

In a country and in any nation we all need immigrants to help build our economy and our infrastructure. There are things that are done by immigrants that would not get done by nationals for what ever reasons. Therefore we should be grateful to accept those who are willing to put their lives on the line, fleeing violence and want a better life for themselves. Where is the compassion and the freedom and liberty that was given to you when it was needed most? It is time to stop look and listen to the silent cries of the disenfranchised. We are a people of compassion. Just like the chickens runs to their mother for coverage in times of need these folks are looking for covering trying to save a generation from misdeeds. The clock is ticking while a nation holds its breath waiting to see what will happen. We must not forget those being held in cages. Those taken from mothers separated without reason.

Even in the day of old immigrants were given a chance to work amongst the citizens. They were the hardest workers who sacrificed everything for a better life for themselves; it is not different today. They are not coming to kill and take away, they are contributors whose resources make this nation great. The tide is turning and believe me there will be seasons of regret the way we treat strangers in times of need. The word is, I was hungry and you feed me. I was destitute and you clothe me; I was in prison and sick and you help me. Where has all the love gone? We must let freedom ring from shore to shore. Freedom that brings hope to the hopeless and peace of mind to the disenfranchised. Let us not sit in silence but get up and stand up for our rights. The time is now; will you help?

In the midst of the storm

As the clouds hang low we brace ourselves together in anticipation of what is ahead. We must stop look and listen for the sound of the abundance of rain; it tells us the direction the wind is blowing and and from where the storm is coming. Although this might be just a metaphor, we have to look at it closely in light of our present situation. In a storm we bond together,lay low and wait until the turbulence is past before emerging from seclusion.

This is a storm of unprecedented proportion the magnitude of which will change our world and our lives forever. When the Bible says nation will be against nation and kingdom against kingdom we sometimes look at it with skepticism but the truth is on us and we have to prepare for what is ahead. Everything is pointing to one direction, if you look very closely it will cause you to stop a second and ask yourself some very serious question. What is it going to be? Are we prepared for the next wave? This is serious and if we are not ready for it, we will be left behind! So I say to you, the storm is coming be prepared for the road ahead.

The cases has risen and everyone is in a state of confusion. This is being augmented by the lack of leadership at the helm. There are too much mixed messages, added to this, the lack of preparedness and basic supplies for health professionals to operate comfortable. It’s time we look away from those who are driving this train; look for other ways forward. We must unite as one if we are going to succeed in overcoming this pandemic. Let us not get comfortable, the urgency is upon us to act as individuals to protect our selves. How did we arrived here? This question needs an answer!

It is very important how we move forward if we are going to survived and overcome this pandemic. Although it might seems we had been blindsided, there is no doubt things could have been better if urgency was given to the call for action. Hoping and wishing was not the thing to do. Looking at everything as a hoax will not cause things to go away. The reality is, we have to stop, look and listen; pay attention to the signs and the calls for action. Thing could have been better had there been leaders with foresight, one who cares and understands the plight of a nation and not individualism.

We have been overwhelmed. Cities, state and counties are crying out in distress. Who do we look to for help? However, in the midst of pain and confusions there is help but it is only available if you accept it. Our help comes from the Lord maker of heaven and earth. The time is now, look to Him for your help. Now is not the time for sarcastic behavior. However if you have a better idea I would like to hear about it; maybe then we could all try it but until them; “The Lord is your light and salvation; a very present help in times of trouble.” We are in trouble, the earth is crying out for help and we are powerless to do anything about it. Lord have mercy!

There is good news! In the midst of a storm there is always a calm a silver lining and there is a light at the end of the tunnel! The eye might be passing but make no mistake and don’t be caught off guard. In the eye there is calm and quietness. The back of the storm is sometimes more dangerous. However, when the storm is passed the calm is great and it brings relief and refreshments. Rebuilding will not be easy but where there is a will there will be a way. Don’t give up hope!

It is time to refocused and for repentance! We should not take this lightly. The world has never seen anything like this before. This is just the start of what is to come. The signs of the times are everywhere. Prepare for the turbulence, this is just the precursor. Those who are ready and prepared will make it through. There’s help even in the midst of the storm!

Destined to win

Did you know that you were born to be a success and not a failure? Think about it and you will understand that everyone regardless to their status in life, started the very same way; with nothing! You were born into this world with nothing. However, because of the family you were born into, it helped to determine your social path throughout life. This might raise an eyebrow but look at it this way; if you were born into a poor family you have to struggle three times as hard to make it in life. If you were born into a rich family, your destiny has already been determined by your parents who made sure you will have a well set future.

When you were formed in your mother’s womb, it was not an accident; you were meant to be here in this place in this moment and time. Some folks might think otherwise but you were ordained to be a part of this generation. God said you were fearfully and wonderfully made. Just think of this and let it simmer for a while. No one can deny the awesomeness of Gods creation, everything about you is different. You might be told that you are no good, there is no use for you, nobody loves you; that’s a lie. You are a very special person with a very special purpose. You were created to win!

There are those who will see you as different; not part of what they define as part of there inner circle, they can’t handle your uniqueness; they have the problem; not you. Hold your head up high and claim your status, life has a cycle and you were chosen to be a part of it. You are a winner, an overcomer, a success, you were born to win that’s the truth! You might have been told differently by your haters or your pairs, that doesn’t matter. You are loved and you are lovely, you are special. You were put together in the most incredible way. No matter who tries, you cannot be duplicated. Your finger print is different, your DNA is different. Believe you are a gem; a VIP and you are a part of a divine destiny with an inheritance that cannot be taken away or destroyed by human! You are destined to win. It’s your destiny!

Don’t be tricked by those who choose to be blinded by your beauty. Stand tall throw back your shoulders and announce to the world you are here. Your inner beauty far out shines the external and that’s the affairs of the heart. There aren’t no stopping you now you are on the move. Love yourself and you will be loved. You were destined to win so be a winner!