My Personal God

I am about to raise your eyebrow! What I am writing might be controversial however it might worth the conversation. If you think it is, well, that is the intent! Recently I have pondered the idea of God and the more I pondered the more I tend to see Him as transitive.

Our held belief was, God is a God of one kind. Oh! Oh! Did I just say that? Wow! When I think of God I see Him as transformational i.e. transitive to our own person. Please hold your hat and listen before you judge! I would like to let you know that I have a personal God! His design is focus in different ways. The more I think about it the more it seems true in every sense.

We are diverse; we come from every nation and cultural background. Everyone think of God in a different way, in ways that relate to them and their teaching. Some folks like to debate about God being a black or white man or of some other race. What do you think? This is a provocative question! To me I see Him as red (Through the blood).

Before you decide to tune me out, let’s have a mature and healthy conversation. We are adults; we have our learned ways of who God is; therefore we should not be confined to thinking inside the box. It seems we have allowed ourselves to be confined for too long. I am saying this because God cannot be confined to time and space. So why not believe that we all have our own personal God. He meets us on our personal level. Note; I did not say gods!

Let’s not become confused about our belief; I will set the record straight. There is only one God; He is the God Head of the Trinity. He is awesome in power and might! To me he is personal, adoptable to my situation and need. To those who need him more, He is more, to those who need Him less, He is less. Therefore I say that He is adoptable. He works in your situation the way you allow Him to work. He is “My personal God.”

It took a while to set the ground rule but I had to set the record straight. Some might be confused and take this out of context. We all have our personal God; because of this we experience Him in diverse ways. We have been thought that He is one God made to fit someone’s idea of who He is. I see Him differently. My God is adoptable, incredible, awesome, approachable and all-powerful. My question for you is: How is your personal God? My personal God never changes, He supplies all my needs; He loves the world and He wants to be your personal God!

Some might want you to approach God in a particular manner that is tailor-made and universal to all i.e. same for all situations. Well, I cannot blame them because that’s how they were thought. We all experience God in different ways. Your experience of Him might be totally different from mine; though it might seem complex; this is what we face each day in our journey. I say that God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must do so in spirit and truth. It is my belief that if you follow these simple rules, He will become adoptable to your situation and will become your personal God!

Give yourself a break and see God for who He is. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords; the conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah. He is coming again a second time to claim His own. He is: “My Personal God!”

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Decisions; is it yours to make?

When I was a child I thought as a child but when I became a man I put away childish things! This is what we were thought or expect to happen but it might not be always the case. I know that this is already a bit controversial. However I would like to play with your minds for a while and cause you to think seriously about this.

As a child you are controlled by your parents or guardians. We depend almost entirely on them for help in making the right decisions. When we go wrong they are there to correct us and help us to overcome difficulties. “But when we become men we put away childish things!”

As a man or let’s say, as a person we have to rely on ourselves to make the right choices. Sometimes this is not easy because we live in a turbulent society and are faced with so many challenges that distracts us; it is hard to do the right thing at times and stay focus.

We have a society that seem to have lost its morals and are determined to be its own judge and jury.  To be a part of a civil society we must come to grip with the law and ethics and other things that is around us. For instance, how do we as men stand up for ourselves in the midst of a society that seeks to control even the morals essence of human dignity? We have to become strong men in tough times!

Time is slipping away; we are being controlled by those who control the media and are setting the standard that seems to govern our society. Do you ever wonder why we have so much senseless crimes in our society? It is because of our moral decay! When those who are trusted with the responsibility to make a change decide to be silent, then the wheels of degradation and distress will continue to turn and it is anyone’s guess where the motor will stop next.

The question is: Decisions; is it yours to make?

When making a decision it is the choice between possible actions. With that decision is a choice; the selection between two or more objects. Decision making can be regarded as the mental processes resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios. Every decision-making process produces a final choice. The output can be an action or an opinion of choice. Some people will tell you I did not take part so I did not make any decision. To that I would say you are mistaken because even your silence produces result and often it is one that you will not like.

We often complain about the ills of our society; too many gun violence and murders and we say why someone doesn’t do something about it! Do you remember the last time you had the opportunity to make a difference? What did you do? Stand on the sideline and hope for the best? If we are going to help change our society we have to do so block by block one neighborhood at a time but we will have to make that decision to take part.

I often wonder why gang violence is so prevalent. What are the cause and the cure for such behavior! First what is a gang?

A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals or close friends with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or other forms of illegal behavior. The fact as I have stated, these are decisions that have been made those decisions have produced evil consequences; we all have to live with them. The decision is ours to make and the time is now. Don’t be on the side-line and wait until it’s too late. The decision is your to make!

Just recently we heard of another innocent victim that killed. What is the reason you may ask! The thing is, Gang members typically have to prove their loyalty by committing acts such as theft or violence; this might be the cause for such innocent killings. Again I must state that the decisions are ours to make. We cannot be on the sideline and hope for the best. One day it might be too late and the effect might be staring you in the face with grief and pain leaving you with the question; why me?

Decision making regardless to whether you like to or not, it’s yours to make! It is critical that we make good decision. Gang leaders have to make critical decision. However wrong,  those who follow are subjected to his decision. Decision making is an essential leadership skill. Therefore learning how to make timely, well-considered decisions can lead your team to well-deserved success. If, however, you make poor decisions, your time as a leader will be brutally short.

As a leader you must have the leadership skills necessary to guide your team to success. How good is your leadership skill? First, are you willing to be led? If you are, then it will be easy to lead. This is critical in determining your style of leadership. Remember we are talking about decision-making! Therefore you have to understand how to handle power effectively.

I know that I can continue to state more facts of interest but I just want to stir your mind to stop and think. Yes! Decisions are your to make so stand up and be counted before it is too late!