Goliat must fall

We are in times and seasons when we are overwhelmed by things happening around us. Constant attack leads to fear and frustration that causes us to worry about things to come. Isn’t it a wonder that the word of God declares don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself. The more we give ourselves to intimidation and stress, we become susceptible to all that comes our way. This can lead us to places of despair which gives power to the enemy of our soul. Fear has no place in our lives. However, we have to move in self confidence, to a place where we can take the leap of faith if we want to move to positions  of power and prosperity.

We are confronted daily with mountains of problems; bills, decisions and other such things to barrage our mind. However we are no different from the people of the past. They to had their many issues and challenges that forced to make hard choices. We are in constant warfare, taunted by the enemy of our soul. It is easy to find yourself between a rock and a hard place. The mountains of despair on one side and frustration on the other sides with the valley of decision between. The question is, where do we go from here? It is time to rise up with the stones of determination and aim with all your might to bring those taunting walls down.

Goliat caused the people of God to live in fear of the moment; he came out of hiding sending His daily threats. Just like a barking dog he would come with threats but never leaving his place of confinement. Without knowing it, he might have been afraid; he had to find a way to release and relieve himself. He must have been worried not knowing what the enemy was planning or where they were heading. However no one knew the real impact of fear which gripped either side; the challenges continued until someone came out of the shadows to calm the people’s fear and restore dignity to a people of promise.

There are giants everywhere with insurmountable challenges; however, our focus should not be on the problem but the promise. Gods word says, take no thought of tomorrow, that day will take care of itself. Consider the Lillie’s of the field how they grow, the birds of the sky. They do not gather things and put them into barns but God provide for them daily. Not even Solomon in all of his glory was like one of them. God provided for them daily. Why are we getting stressed out about the future? Please let the Giants fall!

Rejection is a feeling that is hard to bear but with a promise there’s no turning away from destiny. Just like David you might be scolded for being interested and for trying to help. However the question was, “isn’t there a cause?” Frustration is the greatest barrier to success; intimidation is the road to fear. When you rise up in faith you will conquer the giants of stagnation. You will get on the road to building monuments of change that will propel your dream into a vision for success. Please don’t worry it is all taken care of by the God you know! There is no faith in fear; the blood of Jesus The conquered all.

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Open Doors, a path to success or failure

In the midst of the hustle and challenges that we face in this season, there are opportunities that comes our way which set a precedence for how things will shape our lives for the future. There’s no need to be stressed about the future because opportunities can be doors to progress or retardation; this depends on how you choose to look at what’s before you. However, we are the determining factor that will cause us to succeed or fail. Please put first things first and leave the rest to God; He will determine what will succeed.

Jesus says “I place before you an open door that no man can shut.” Just think of the opportunities that is ahead of you in this new season. Think of the many blessings you are afforded coming into a new year with so much potentials. As we enter into this new year and a new season we will have to make up our minds to go through these doors that will lead to self connectivity and spiritual renewal.

Doors are built in different sizes because they represent different challenges and opportunities. However, we must be careful of the opportunities presented. If we fail to recognize the path to success, we can spend the rest of our life’s searching in regret. Opportunities lost is hard to regain! Procrastination we are told is the thief to time; therefore it is urgent when opportunities presents themselves we take up the challenges and go through the doors that are open to us.

The year is already started and well on it’s way. Soon we will hear the refrain, “where did it all go.” The question is, did you make use of the opportunities presented or are you still waiting for that so call right time to use the resources that you have been blessed with to fulfill your potential and make the commitment to an open door of self advancement? There no more time for procrastinating; now is the time for commitment and devotion to a cause that is greater than anything that has been a challenge in the pass. Determine to do something great. Make a difference by walking through the doors that are open to success. It does not matter how difficult it might seem, God will make a way if you are committed to him. By doing so we are assured of opening the door of success.

The power to influence

Peter was fed up with things as they were. He had a close relation and association with his boss but suddenly, he was gone, taken by a crowd of people who thought he was a traitor. After considering all his options he then made the decision to go back to his old stumping ground, the way of life he knew. He said to his friends, I️ am going fishing. They followed his lead without any question. They were in dismay and despair; their hope for salvation and a future of promises was taken and there was no one who could help, no one they could trust. They held on to anything which seemed a source of strength in moments of despair. They held to things which seems to be of help but that to leave them in a state of uncertainty. Peter was the influencer the one who had the power to control. He knew how to manipulate the situation twisting things for his own advantage.

In life we are constantly confronting situations that forces us to choose. Being in such place of challenge causes us to ask, where to do we go from here? Everyday and in some way, we are constantly being influenced by persons places or things. It might not be so obvious however, as we look at the facts the truth will be exposed. We are being influential by the media, things we see and hear, the places we go, the friends we keep etc. The desire for thing is the result of their influence on our lives. The call for us to spend what we do not have? We buy things we do not need. We are trapped with lifestyles we can’t afford all because of the things we see and seek after. The influence and the perception that guide our lives. However, we must choose the path we trod.

The power of influence can be a dysfunction a source for good or evil. It can turn a bad situation into positive result or a good situation into negatives. It can help to improve situation and circumstances which in turns can improve society, help us to gain self respect and change the world.

Let me try to define influence base on my research: It is the power to influence someone or something. When we have an influence on someone or something, they are changing a person or thing in some indirect but important way. I would like to ask a very simple question. How have you been influenced? Was it in a good or bad way? How has it affected you in your decision making? Did it leave any mark on your behavior or perception of others? How are you dealing with the residue that remains? As you look inwardly these are questions that only you can answer. Be gracious and kind but you must also be true to yourself with the answers you give!

There are differing aspects of influences. We have social influence: this can be psychological which is being exhibited in relationships; for instance, minority influence which affects the behavior or beliefs of the minority. You are also affected by what you see, the perception you have about your encounters. What influence you to buy the car or truck you buy. These are some of the thing that affects us daily; they do more to direct the decisions we make than we might want to admit.

I know that there are more we can discuss on this matter, but time will not allow me to state more. The fact is we are constantly being influenced in very significant ways. We might not be the person we are had it not been for the influences which surrounds us from day to day. In our rolls as Leaders everything we do is about influence, it is not just a title or something that is designated. God seek to influence humanity in doing the right things just as much as a mother or father extends their spheres of influences over their children. One more thing to consider; our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything that we do! Never forget the power of influence and the effects is has on our society!

The insignificant

There are moments in time when people, places and things have been overlooked because they are simple; it seems that they are of no value, their worth is not essential. No one give an audience or pays any attention, but their values lie within. Some things in life aren’t meant to glow or shine but they have the value of a diamond. Just like the pearl of great price, they are waiting to be discovered. However, these things or people are more important than we think, and they glow in the dark when no one is taking note. They are content to be on the side line waiting to be discovered. No matter how much we try we cannot exist without these insignificant things.

What are we talking about? Our bodies are made of many parts, we appreciate those areas that are seen but the ones that are not seen we ignore. Can you imagine the significance of the insignificant? The Bible speaks of the comely parts and the uncomely parts. However, they are just as important as the areas we magnify! Think about it the next time you want to discriminate. We are a part of the whole and are as important as the rest.

Look at the meaning of this word. (Insignificant) Too small or unimportant to be worth consideration. Unimportant, trivial, trifling or negligible. If these seems to be things that you have encounter, then you might be surprised to know that you are not alone. Everyday and in some way what is important is being ignored for what we think is of more significance. How tragic! This is what we encounter daily. The pearl of great price was buried until someone sought it and brought it to the forefront; now the thing that was unseen and without value is the most valuable.

On our jobs or places of business we are overlooked as not worth the while listening to then the moment come when only you have the answer to their dilemmas. You now become a reference when the perpetrators hit the wall of blockades not being able to think outside the box and having no place to go or no ideas of their own. What is it that causes us to act in this way? I wish I had all the answers, but I don’t. The significance of the insignificant.

The concept of the insignificant to me is an understatement of pride. That is what I think! When you think that the other person or things are unimportant because of what or who they are, that is pride. Even the body is a lesson of what it is to think this way. Our body is wonderfully made but there are parts that we would think is more important than the other. However, they are just as important. Stop look at yourself and then make a comparison of the different parts and you will see the significance of every part.

We like to use the words, insignificant other. I think it might be insulting to even consider knowing the true meaning of the words. When you are referred to someone as insignificant other, you are saying that they are not important, has no value or does not really matter. You only keep them around in the background for when all else fails. Whatever is important for you to get through the moment; when everything is going well push them back into the background again.

It does not matter who you are; where you came from or where you were born in Gods eye you are a pearl of great price that is worth fighting for. We the people are a significant breed with great value!

 How to make America great again

The seed has been sown in the garden of the nation that is a Mecca for freedom to those seeking peace amid turmoil. The symbol on Ellis island showing the Statue of Liberty is a sight of freedom and hope, a relief for those who once lived in despair. Now more than ever before this nation is in trouble as the wind of change has taken this hope and once again turned it into despair. It has been brewing for years but now with the advent of a new Chief in town, this has emboldened the madness taking place amongst us. We are in trouble: far more than we have ever known. The madness is raging without any chance to reign it in. Let us put a stop to this flow of madness that has never been seen before. The path is closing in as the road ahead is winding to a narrow foothold, soon we will have no place to go; we are hemmed in with a fence of hate. Lord have mercy!

How do you make America great again? America is now the laughingstock of the nations of the world sending out treats and waving the false wand of imperialism trying to take back lost territories it never should have control. Just like the philistine’s Goliath of Gath it has a leader that is roaring insult at the rest of the world and worse of all its very own people. We are heading back to the dark old days of the barbarians where the ruler ruled supreme; a place where questioning authority would mean the loss of life. How are we going to control this epidemic that has engulf us and are dividing our souls? Remember a house divided will never stand!

How to make America great again. Focus on nation building, look after those things that matters to the common man. Stop trying to repeal and replace; fix the things that needs tweaking. We do not need more hate; we need love and togetherness. Speak up when things are wrong and shut up when there is nothing good to be said! When leaders in authority propagate the process, it spreads like wild fire sending a nation into division; splitting us apart. To make America great is to heal the wounds of injustice, stop the
inequality and covert racism in every aspect of life. All life matters but stop the genocide of the black race who suffers the share force of police brutality and the mass incarceration of our brothers and sister for minor incidents while slapping the hands of the others with a mere warning and letting them go free to repeat the cycle again. Why not repay us for the atrocities committed against us? Everyone else has been paid! Why hold out and disregard the powerlessness of the people who suffers and are still suffering. Talk about race relations is getting us nowhere. We must come to the realization that we are all of one race and that is humanity! It doesn’t matter who you are we are all related: how you treat your neighbor is how you are treating yourself.

Make America great again when you stop having people live in fear of being deported from the only nation they ever know. Let us look at DACA with a sense of “Decency for American Children to Advance” no matter how they got here. It is not their fault that they are here! They are making worthwhile contribution and should be treated with respect. They are the future that America is building upon. Why destroy the foundation for freedom, togetherness and self-respect for political gain? One day you will awake from your slumber only to ask yourself what have we done? By that time, it will be too late. The seed of destruction would have been planted and grown into maturity and the nation once prosperous and proud will live in despair. Wake up and look up, the end is near!

Every great nation must ask the question: Where do we go from here? History will remind us of those in the past who thought they were invincible but has now flatlined into despair. They are recorded into history as disgraced; lying in proverbial disgrace because of the path they chose when they were at the top of their game. They were too proud to look after the poor, the homeless and the forgotten. The one percent was there focus, enriching the rich and trampling the poor. They took away the rights of the hardworking man and silence their voices. They have become dictators seeking to crush anyone who disagree with their point of view. Using the White House to become a decadence of society meddling into things that has no bearing into good governance. Just like the kings of old, the writing is on the wall. It’s time to look back and retrace our steps; make right the wrong and ask for mercy before our days come to an end!

We can make America great again when we seek to compensate the blacks for the hundreds of years working as slaves; building this nation taking care of your kids while you beat our brothers and sisters into subjection brain washing them into your way of thinking trying to destroy our culture as if we never matter. We will rise to build this nation just like we did in the past. The foolish few has tried to stop us opposing all we have done trying to rewrite history but just like dust we will forever rise amid despair opposition and discrimination. Let us make America great again by truly following the principles of love, tolerance and unity! Arise, arise, arise, people open up your eyes!

Lend a helping hand

We have all watched with horror and amazement as the event of CharlesTown unfolded. We thought, here we go again! What we thought was the coming of age of this great nation has suddenly turned into a mascaraed of opportunist bigotry and hate. How could there be a storm of hate so persuasive that captured the frontline of all human imagination. We have now revealed the true nature of what this place we all love has become. It only took a few turns of indecisiveness and a forgotten past to take us back to the place we vowed never to return.

I recalls the lyrics of a song I heard before: “Out of chaos and strife, we have found a hope we have never known. A glimpse, just a glimpse, just a gleam but a flicker of light like we have never seen.” This was the way I felt just a few years ago but now my soul is in search for this peace and assurance that this light will ever show. “Yet in spite of all our hardship and misery and poor economic condition we must struggle on.” We will never forget but we must carry on!

Only a few weeks later we are here together lending a hand to those in need in the time of disaster. We see the outpouring of love as the nation come together lending a hand of love and togetherness helping to heal the wounds of those affected. Let’s ask ourselves why can’t we all just get along; live in peace with love for all mankind? No matter how awful the situation might look, not everyone is a spreader of hate. Unity will hold us together in times of crisis and human turmoil. Let us not live in despair!

We send our prayers to those affected by this disaster (Harvey). We share our resources not forgetting everyone in need. Today we are well and in high spirit, tomorrow we could be in the very same condition so let us take up the challenge and lend a helping hand!

I do not want to divert to what was written a few weeks ago so I am attempting to continue this dialog. It is now our turn and the arrow is pointing at us. The lasting effect of Irma will be felt for decades to come. History has rewritten itself because we have never seen anything like it before and all records seems to have been broken! Though we might have been spared the wrath of the wind, some have to deal with the flood of rising water as we seek to salvage what is left of the memories and memorabilia’s that can never be replace. We need a helping hand, a hand of mercy and grace. We need a hand of comfort and courage because some are living in despair. Some have lost hope and are barely hanging on. Let’s not forget the words of the Psalmist: “Yea thou I walk in the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me.” When all is gone we turn to God!!

The pressure is mounting as we look around: we ask what next, who can we turn to? This is the magnitude of what we have never seen. It stretches from the Caribbean to the Americas. The chaos the heart break and despair. It is time to hold on, don’t give up the fight. I believe that help is on the way. As the darkness fell so will the light break through. We can all do our part in some way to lend a helping hand. Comfort the weak, reaching out to the poor and lonely spreading the love to let someone know that we care! This is the time for us to break down barriers across borders, spread love that will dispel hate; a time for unity when we all can stand as one human chain holding hands across nations, towns and cities in love for all!

Is it normal to be afraid? I believe so! Fear builds courage and courage build trust, faith, hope and a belief in one self. This is how we are going to be able to move on and conquer the giants that surrounds us. The moment for us to rise is now. Let’s be resilient and rebuild for the future not only homes of brick and mortar but lives built on a solid foundation. No matter the storms of life we will stand because we have built upon a rock whose foundation will never crumble. It is time to lend a helping hand!

 

Give love a chance

Love is the language of life. It is the one thing the connects us and transcends race color or creed. True love knows no border or boundaries. It immerses humans into understanding, fellowship and cooperation. For centuries, we have been thought to love one another. This love was demonstrated by our leader ” Jesus Christ.” In retrospect, this love though practice by all in some ways, is yet to be demonstrated with the same passion and vigor as had thought us by the greatest lover of all. However, the times are changing and some has tried to turn our society a hub for hate. It is time to use our Human Resources in ways that helps to propagate the real meaning of love! It is time to look at the reflections we see in the mirror and ask the question, where do we fit in the realm of love.

As I started to write this blog, I did not perceive that there would be a moment when we would once again stop to reflect on the erroneous times that is gripping us once again. Humanity is on a spiral down in despair. Believe it or not the culprit is one with whom we are familiar. We do not want to think or call it what it is; we are surrounded by imps of destruction working overtime to create fear and confusion. We are a target society and a nation under siege. Satan is working overtime trying to destroy the very thing we believe in. Are we going to give in to the moments of despair or are we ready to fight the giant that is standing guard holding our territory waiting for us to self-destruct? However, the time is now and the place is here for us to give love a chance!

Changing times has eroded the principle of kindness and is being replaced with abuse, mistreatment and lack of care for our fellow man. We live in a world that has changed its perspective and has corrupted the meaning of love. The word love is no more a symbol of perfection but a thing immoral emotion; self-centered fulfillment. What has happened to the world we grow up in? It is a world of terror where those who want to control the masses is doing so in the name of God; at least that that’s what they claim.

Love can make a difference in our lives if we give it a chance to blossom. We were not born with hate; it is something we were thought as we grow into adulthood. Give love a chance to take us beyond the boundaries of limitation into uncharted regions of unlimited potentials and endless rivers of possibilities. Take the chance to uncover the hidden gems of human self-respect, gratitude and forgiveness. We live in the twenty first century but live like barbarians of the Stone Age. It is time to rise and give love a chance! The things we know about love will make a difference in our lives. We know that love is kind. Love is true and it is not easily provoked. So where has love done, where can we find love again? Where there is love it conquers hate and fear. Just like darkness cannot stand against light, so does love conquers hate and fear. The true meaning of love is the reason for God. He is ready to make a way if you would let! Why not try it now? Give love a chance!!