“Reflection”

 The road ahead; Is there hope for tomorrow

As I sit and reminiscence about the past and look to the future, I look with hope for a brighter tomorrow despite the challenges that is ahead. The dust has settled on the past year; soon we will forget the moments, the challenges and the tragedy. We have survived the pain and heartbreaks the most difficult moments with its up’s and down. Let us not forget who it was that guided us through moments of despair. History will mark the year and all its highlights. We will see these times as moment with different points of view but the one thing for which we will be grateful, we were part of those historic moments.

God has given us a mandate; we cannot think with a narrow mind or look through a tiny microscope because this universe is too large to ignore. I am not about to make New Year’s resolution because they never work even when you try. My question is, are there hope for tomorrow; is there anything hopefully to look forward to? It depends on your outlook on life! Think of where you want to be and set goal to reach them. Things will not change by thinking alone you must plan, create strategy and find ways to implement your plans. We are all procrastinators and before you know it time will pass and we will look back and wonder what has happened. Work with urgency to fulfill those goals make this effort part of your daily breathing habit.

It was just yesterday I was thinking that I was the youngest in my group but today as I look back I have graduate to the top of the class wondering how did I get here; now I am the one they are calling old. Is this true? What is oldness it is just a season by which we have graduate to someone more meaningful with so much more to offer. One thing is for sure we are smarter and wiser and we have the experience and the foresight to see far into the future.

Is there hope for tomorrow? Yes, there is! The government and the politician may let us down, things might not have turned out the way we thought but there is hope and there is safety in unity. The struggle has begun, let us not be side step by empty promises; we have already seen the trends that is set. Join the struggle and come together to fight for our future, our children and our grandchildren they are the ones who is inheriting the mess that is going on. However, we need not worry because God has it all in control. The word is: “don’t worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for today is the evil there of. Don’t worry be happy!

With that said, yes there is hope for tomorrow. We who have hope beyond this present moment will one day graduate and be at peace forevermore. We have a mandate and that is to spread love even in the face of hate. No matter the circumstances, let us give love a chance!

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Change

A moment in time brings us into a new era where we were thought in history of the events that changed our world. It was with the discovery of the new world and the mistrust that surround it which led us to believe what we have been thought. However time has passed and we accept the terms of agreement and engagement that has been trussed upon us even when we question the truth as recorded in history. Did that man from Genoa discovered the west? This is something I have always asked myself! Whatever the result we can all agree change took place that transform our region and the world. The stage was set for something that would bring us into alignment with the ideologies and mysteries of change. However let me digress!

We are agents of change. We have evolved into a function of relentless process in which it is inevitable that changes will come our way. Even our physical selves have changed as we aged and are exposed to the elements and the different environmental extremes of social changes and behavior. What is change and why do we engaged in it? To put it simply, change is something different from what it would be if left alone.  It is a transformation or conversion into a different state of being. It is a substitution for something else, be it good or not so good.

When I think of changes on the human level, I am reminded of the changes and transformation that takes place in the life of a person when they are being transformed into a new creäture in Christ. This is a conscious decision made by an individual when he accept Christ as savior and make him Lord of their lives. How can a person who is so notorious in one extreme be converted into an outstanding citizen and live a life that is recognized by those with whom he has association. We might call this a miracle but never-the-less we recognized this change that has taken place and have become adapted to such.

Can anyone doubt the process of change? Behavioral change plays a vital role in our society.  We are being force to accept certain behavioral changes because someone or a group of people think it is strange not to accept the form of human behavior that is unnatural to human tendencies.  This change and the process of diabolical behavior is protected under the cloud or covering of the law while at the same time in direct conflict and violation of the laws of God! Progressive changes will take place in our society when we take control of the issues that help to separate and divide as we face a culture of injustice. We can become a people of tolerance, love for life and the dignity for the human race. Sorry if you are a bit confused at the word and thoughts I am trying to convey. It was meant to be this way! Hope you are able to read between the lines and interpret the parable. Change will have to take place if we are to make worthwhile contribution in the face of extreme violence and opposition.

Everyone wants to change and as such we make resolution that is sometimes hard to keep. The process can be daunting and requires strong determination; involves a real commitment of time, effort and emotion if it is to be successful in any part. Are we willing to change? How far will we go to carry out our goal in the process of human behavior? Think about this! For the process of change to take place, there must be a readiness on the part of the person in this process. We count the cost of change and make the determination that we are up to the task. However do not forget there are barriers to change, this makes it even more difficult to be successful. We have all gone the ways of the resolutions but in a moment of time not too long from the start we relapse and are back to where we started.

Change is a welcome sign. It conveys the message which say we are ready to move ahead. However this could also be a barrier to progress. Change in technology has caused us to be aware of the injustices taking place in our nation. With the advent of cell phones, no one can deny the injustices and brutality we see almost daily in the media. Once denied under the cover of law and security, it is now being exposed as extreme cruelty. The skeletons are now coming out of the shadows and into the light. Technological change is the invention of technologies and their commercialization via research and development.  The continual improvement of technologies has caused it to become less expensive. This give the ordinary folks a tool in their hand for the use of defense against ruthless behavior, against police brutality. The diffusion of technologies throughout society involves disruption and convergence.

On a more serious note, there is process of change. How we are equipped to handle these processes will make the transition smooth or rugged. First in order for there to be change, we have to look at our current situation and decide where we are versus where we want to be. We have to be aware of the need for change. Is our current situation satisfying us or is it time to move ahead? Change is a motor skill because it will never take place when we are standing still. The desire must be there. We have to be willing to make the transition to reach our future goals. This is not surprising because we are constantly involved in changes be it governmental, organizational or personal change. Change can be satisfying if manage properly. However we need the knowledge on how to change. Many have the awareness and the desire but lack the knowledge how to make a start. These folks are who we call procrastinators! They need the ability to carry out the required or acquired skills and behaviors. After change have taken place, there must be reinforcement to sustain those changes. It brings with it a reward and the satisfaction of worthwhile accomplishments.  Change is inevitable; be willing to be adoptable!