Your Own Pace

A lot of us are rushing to get our lives together why?  Maybe, we are being rushed by our family and friends. Maybe we feel like we are being left behind or simply because we see everyone around us are getting things done before us but who cares?

You should not have to rush just to get something. Just because your friends are getting married, having babies, finishing school, and becoming CEO of their jobs does not mean you have to rush. When the time is right God will bless you with what you need. You should not have to rush just because people are telling you to get it done. Your season will come just enjoy where you are now.

Life should not be impressing your friends just by rushing to get your life together. Continue to work at your own pace, God will take care of the rest. Some people work faster than others, so why feel like your missing out on life? People should not rush you instead they should pray for you. Do be jealous of what others have but be thankful for you do have as of right now. Be grateful for where you are. Your time will come.

Losing Focus

We all struggle with something in our lives but most of us are struggling with relying on God and putting our faith in him. Why? We get so caught up in the world that we forget about God. You feel that tug on your heart telling us to go spend time with him but we push him back like he is one of our assignments in school or work.

Some of place God on a bookshelf but it’s time that we take him down from it. God wants us to regain that relationship that was once there but no longer is. He wants us to rely on him but how we can if there is no communication. God just wants us to have in him so he can provide you with whatever it is that you need.

I struggled with having faith in God but he waited on me and did not give up on me. Constantly, I would think to myself why is it taking so long? When will I get it? Then, I realized God is patient so he wanted me to be humble and trust in his timing. I lost my faith in God because i was too busy relying on others. I got caught up in what other people were doing when God was waiting me to rely on him again.

No matter how many time we lose our focus on God, he will always be there waiting for us to rely on on him. In order to restore that relationship with God it starts with you. Not your mom, dad, sister, brother, wife, husband, or whoever it is. It does not start with them it starts with you. Let your faith be bigger than your fear. Take God off the bookshelf, regain that relationship, he is waiting on you.

Patiently Waiting

What is your purpose of dating? What is your reason to be in a relationship? Are you for love or approval? Some of you get into relationships because you see your friends are getting into a relationship. Others simply just want to feel loved by someone, but how do you know if they are actually happy? Do you know what goes on behind close doors? You probably do not know some of you may know. Ask yourself this, are you willing to commit to a guy or a girl? Are you ready to commit?

I know these are a lot of questions but it is important to know what you are getting yourself into. If marriage is not the goal then why are you dating? I know I am not a dating expert nor a well… whatever you want to call it but i tell you this… when you allow God to take control of your love life he will bless you with the one who will truly love you just the way you are. You spend your time dating and getting your heart broken instead of waiting on God to reveal the one that he has created for you.

You see all these famous stars getting divorce and dating each other but just imagine if they had waited on God, there would not be all these crazy situations going on. God wants you to wait patiently, be humble, and do not rush him. When the time is right, he will send you the one that you have been waiting for. God is so amazing!!! Just think, you are walking somewhere or doing something then God says, there is your future wife or husband, but of course God will reveal to the guy first so he can pursue you.

I am learning to wait on God. God knows what my heart truly desires for and he knows what guy will win my heart. All i need to do is pray, be humble, and trust Gods plan for my life.

You do not know everything, tell yourself that. Waiting takes time, you not going to know right away until God shows you. I always heard that the one that God has planned for you would be the one that you unexpected to be. I know that many of you have a childhood friend that you known for your whole life and you had a crush on each other since then but how do you know you are meant to be? Just because they know everything about do not mean a thing. You could know someone your whole life and have you played like a piano versus someone who you known for less than half your age and get treated they way you should be.

We all need to be like Jacob who waited for fourteen years for Rachel or like Boaz. We get so eager to be in a relationship that we end up getting our hearts broken. Then, we start to complain how men and women are worthless, and do not know how to treat each other right. Well if you waited on God you would not have to complain.

Proverbs 18:22 says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and shall receive favor from the Lord.”

So will you patiently wait on your Boaz and be like Jacob and Rachel? or do you want to end up will with another broken heart?

Heart Transplant

Heart transplant is a surgery that removes a diseased heart with a healthy one. Think about the definition for a moment…. God is your doctor, the surgeon, and etc. God wants to gives us a heart transplant for our own good (not a physical heart transplant but a spiritually).

God wants us to give us a heart that will long for him, we sin everyday and everyday we are filled with flaws. We are not perfect and God knows that but He wants to turn our hearts from ugly to beautiful. God looks at us like we our flowers in a garden surrounded by weeds.( The weeds represents sin in this world)

Our disease is temptation, sin, and anything that is of this world. We fill our hearts with so much diseases that God presses restart. He wants that disease heart so that He can turn our hearts into something beautiful but we need to pray and surrender to God. Only He can give us the loving and tender care that we are looking for.

Gods heart transplant does not require us to be in deep sleep. He is working on us while we go about our day but He wants us to spend time with him the more we pray as we should people will see the new heart that God has given us. The Surgeon (God) wants us to be close to him. He want us to remember that He still loves us. Sometimes we do not know what to say but every sigh, cry, or whatever it is God knows what we need.

So let God change your heart from stone to marsh-mellow. He does not want to press restart anymore. Let God give you a heart transplant He knows what is best for you and for me.

Know Your Worth

Know your worth. Understand that you are more than what people say to you. Just because you are not qualified for him or her does not mean to go throw your life away. If they cannot see that you are worth it then know that your worth it in Gods eyes. People often take advantage of a good woman or a good guy. Why?

Knowing your worth I think that ties into loving yourself and finding out who you are in Christ. We fail to realize what a good women or guy is like. Some people realize but others just find a way to let that good guy or women go then start to regret that. Do not think your life is over because they failed to realize that you are worth it. When a chapter in your life is close do not go back to rewrite that chapter. God closed it for a reason.

Know that you are priceless.. no one should make you feel like you are not worth it. We our valued in eyes of God. You are worth the wait. Know your self worth…. You cannot let people( whomever you are with) tell you that you are  not worth to be with. If they cannot see that you are worth building a future with then let God handle your situation because He knows that you are worth it to someone.

There is a quote by Trent Shelton that I love,

“Don’t let someone who did you wrong make you think there’s something wrong with you. Don’t  devalue yourself because they didn’t value you. Know yourself worth even if they don’t.”

I mean this quote clearly explains for itself. We cannot let someone who did us wrong make us think that we are not good enough. Everyone is not perfect but we are loved by God. Know your self worth. Eventually, someone will value you.

Is it Too Late?

Things happen everyday. Couples argue, marriages are destroyed, friendships broken, and families divided. This is part of life but is it too late?

It’s never too late to make things right nor to fix situations. We just simply give up easily instead of communicating and work out our problems. We often hold grudges too. Grudges is a burden that we choose to continue to let it sit in our hearts. It’s never too late to admit that we were wrong about something nor be afraid of it.

This is why we cannot stand each other and talk bad about each other. We rather make our lives miserable rather than to work things out. Working things out is a way to happiness to make things right. I am not saying that we have to you know include whomever it is in our everyday lives but restoring the peace that was once there before chaos happen.

We don’t realize  that the more we make things right the less situations there will be. This is a part of life. This is what life brings. Love, Joy, Peace, Patient, and sadness. It’s never too late to try to fix the love that was there or the happiness. We often think oh i am just going to let the other person come up to me first. No!! If we want to make things right it starts with YOU…. not the other person or the others that was involved but YOU!! Whether you like it or not.

If they don’t want to make things right then pray that they come around. Eventually, they will. Trust me i experienced it myself. I wanted to makes things right. So i gave into it. Making things right will make you feel so much better but if it’s not meant to be then it’s not meant to be. We can’t force to make things right but we can wait. No matter how old you are, or how far you are from each other. It’s never too late to make things right. Age doesn’t matter but do you really want to wait? It’s never too late but it requires time.

Something Great

We all want to be great, but how can you be great if you holding onto things that you know you need to let go. Our biggest problem is that we are afraid to let go whatever it is that we’re holding onto. Whether it’s friendship, habit, or simply something that we need to be delivered from. 

  You cannot be great if you keep doing the same old thing. We get so afraid to let go, we lose our faith. We lose trust in God, but we need to understand that God has something greater in store for us. 

A few hours ago, as I was praying for a friend of mine… I asked God to move in that person because I know that my friend has a lot of potential but there are things that needs to be removed in order for God to show what He has in store for my friend( I’m not sure what it is but I know my friend is struggling). Honestly, I do love the way that person is and at the same time I know that God has something greater in store… I pray everyday for my friend because it’s a blessing to see the way a God works.

We often fail to let go of what needs to be let go of. Things that are removed from our lives shouldn’t be brought back up because God has something great. Something that will change your life or open up your eyes or a plan. Who knows what God has in store for us. In order to know what it is we must seek it out and let go. 

Yeah, I know letting go of friends, habits, or something else can be hard but it is what it is. You want something greater but you can’t let go. That’s like procrastination kind of….. we all have been in a position where we know we have to get something done but we hold it off until like a day or two and we keep just saying we going to do it but don’t. Sort of like putting God on hold, like ok ok God I’m going to let go but wait wait I’m not ready. God cares and  all He wants you to do is let go because He has something greater in store for you. That’s all God wants. You can’t take whatever it is with you to next level. Why? Because it will only bring you down.

 God wants to remove things and people from your life that don’t want to see you win. They only you to stay on there level. Let God pave the way for you. He will show what needs to be removed in order for you to receive what he has in store for you. 

Beauty in the Eyes of God

Do you know that you are beautiful in Gods eyes. Sometimes we fail to realize that, no matter what we look like. We will always, always, always be beautiful in the eyes of God. It doesn’t matter what the color of our skin is, or nationality. He made us all beautiful.You might not be beautiful to those around you but just know and understand that Gods sees you as a beautiful person. So, who cares if someone calls you ugly? What does ugly look like anyway??? God sees us all as perfect just the way we are.

Have a good everyone.

Accepting Yourself

Have you ever glanced at yourself in the mirror? Of course you have but the real question is why is accepting yourself very important? Think about this question for a few moment, later on I’ll tell you why.

Accepting yourself is seeing the way God sees you and not how society wants you to be. Nowadays, you mainly see people, men and women, changing the way they look in order to fit in. You shouldn’t have to do that. It’s either they accept you for the way you look or don’t accept you at all…. if that’s the case then someone accept you one day but if no one does then God does because for He created your inmost being.

Accepting yourself is not about changing the way you look. It’s about loving you just the way you are. Let’s stop for a moment and think of the Hunchback of Notre Dame.. He was put in attic, well first abandon as a child, then put in a attic because he was so hideous. People couldn’t bare to see his face until a gypsy came along and whispered in his ear.. I can’t really think of what happened in that movie but I hope you understand what I’m trying to say.

He didn’t changed the way he look because of what the people thought of him. People started to accept him because of his heart. You know, people don’t fully understand the fact that the physical appearance is not what makes a person beautiful the heart does and their personality. That’s how we accept someone… well, the physical appearance is just part of it as well but looking at what heart someone has is important. I mean like you can look handsome as Channing Tantum or  Morris Chestnut and still have a bad heart.. you can be not attractive and have a good heart.

We had this struggle of accepting ourselves while growing up. It builds self-esteem… we want to look like Barbie and Ken, but will you still be able to accept yourself that way?? Anyways, back to the question, why is accepting yourself important? Accepting yourself is important because people will take advantage of that. Say for example, no one has ever told you that you’re pretty or handsome, then a guy or girl comes walking into your life and started saying those things to you and they have you right where they want you, next thing you know they are not there anymore. Now who will tell you that you’re beautiful or handsome?

It all starts with you, accepting how the way you look now. Honestly I struggled with the way I looked, trust me when I say this. I had low self-esteem because I am skinny and I’m underweight for my height, but now I don’t care about that anymore. You know why? I’m learning to accept the way I look and I like the way I look. Now, when guys tell me I’m pretty  and attractive I simply just say, ” I know.. Thank you.” Sometimes I lift my hands in the air and thank God for allowing me to accept who I am today. To tell you the truth, accept yourself first and let God take care of the rest.

Career Path

Selecting a career is not at all easy to decide. Throughout the years I struggled with deciding what I wanted to do. Growing up I had the wildest dream of becoming a ninja, literary ( I would fight the bushes.) but I remember, my brother in law asked me, “What do you want to major in?” That moment I did not know for sure. He then told me to find something I enjoy doing and go for that career. Reading, I enjoyed reading. So, that’s when I decided to become a writer. I chose this career not only for the enjoyment of reading but also to give people something to hear and help others.

Once you find what you enjoy doing, do not be afraid to go for it. People may not accept that but you need to realize that you are not doing it for them but you are doing it for yourself. Do what makes you happy.

I started a blog, about seven years ago, to help me get better at writing and so far I gotten a lot of feedback from people around me. Their feedback is helping me become a better writer. Honestly, having people criticized my work is the best thing for me because I am learning and living how to make my writing career more successful. There were times when I felt that my writing was not good enough but then I started letting people read what I wrote and what they thought was different from what I was thinking.

You never know what you can do until you actually go for it. Set goals for yourself and find ways to achieve them. There are a lot of people with talents and skills but fail to try. My advice to you, figure out what you enjoy doing or what skills you have, put that into practice by entering contest, let people see what you do, and build up from that.

I enjoy the fact the people read what I write. It warms my heart. I know it’s not at where I want it to be but it is a work in progress…. When you figure out your career, you will do everything that you can to make your way up to the top. Once you make it you will be able to say, “Started from the bottom, now i’m here.”

Don’t be afraid to use your talents that God gave you. Let your light shine for all the world to see, of course there will be haters but who cares?  You not doing it for them, you doing for yourself. This only shows that they wish (your haters) to be where you are. They see and  witnessing the progress God is making in your life.

Find what you are called to do and strive for greatness!!!