While pulling weeds today, and I tell you there are a lot if those buggers, it occurred to me just how resilient they are. You spray, chop, pull, dig, spray some more and what do you get….. more WEEDS. We can learn something from these troublesome plants. What could we possibly learn from a weed you might ask? Well, I believe we could take notes on how persistent they are. We could apply that persistence to our own lives when we are pursuing our purpose. Just think, whenever things don’t go as you had planned or those times when you want to throw in the towel, how persistent and resilient the weeds are. No matter what happens they keep on coming back; they keep living. Don’t through in the towel, keep coming back again and again just like the pesky bothersome weeds.
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Around 5:30 this morning I was awakened from my sleep with a the overwhelming feeling of fear. This feeling of fear did not come from any sound that I heard, but it came from the dream that I was having. In this dream there was a woman who was being constantly abused by her husband. I could see everything that was happening to her and feel the undescriable fear that she felt. Her fear of not wanting to go home or be alone with this man because she never knew what was going to happen. It did not matter what she did or how she did it, he was never satisfied. Even when she did things exactly as he asked, she was subjected to some form of abuse. One scene from the dream that stands out vividly is the husband dragging his wife through the house as she screamed and wriggled trying to free herself from his grasp. Although it was only a dream for me, it was all too real for the woman. There was nothing that I could do to help her because I was only a spectator.
While this was just a dream for me, this scenario plays out too often in real life for so many women, children and men; that’s right men are subjected to domestic violence as well. Here are some interesting facts: An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year; 85% of domestic violence victims are women; one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Having worked with more than 200 women and children who were subjected to some form of domestic violence, I can tell you that the affects can be long lasting. However, there are people and resources out there to help victims of domestic violence. If you or anyone you know is in a relationship that is violent or has the potential to become violent, please let them know that there is help and they can leave the situation.
Here are a few resources:
http://www.thehotline.org/ The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Surviving Domestic Violence:
http://www.ncadv.org/ National Coalistion Against Domestic Violence
As always remember to Live, Laugh, Love
“Others can inspire you, but ultimately the only thing that empowers you is what lies within you and learning how to better utilize what you’ve been given.” T. D. Jakes
This quote speaks volumes and is the main point that I try to relay in my blog posts, tweets and Facebook posts. It all is up to you. It doesn’t matter how many people try to inspire and uplift you, it all starts and ends with you. You are the key to the entire process if your success. You and only you can move that mountain that is blocking your progress.
What will you do next? Stay stagnant, complacent and powerless. Will you get up and do what you’ve always wanted to do. It’s all up to you! LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE
Are you committed to the process?
Process is defined as “a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end”.
The process of getting to where you want to be in life. Living your vision for your life. More importantly, living the life that God has planned for you. it’s important to know and realize that there is a process that you will have to go through. There are no shortcuts, not fast track, tricks or magic that will ultimately get you there. There is only the process. Whatever you do in life, there is a process. Anything as simple as tying your shoe to performing brain surgery, there is a process.
What is your process? What steps do you use to get to where you want to be? How do you define your process? Take some time to think about your process, write it down and begin to work the process. Commit to your process so that you can live your life to the fullest.
As always Live, Laugh, Love
Are you just existing? Life, is an active phase; you have to be participating. What do I mean when I say “participating”? Well, I mean you have to be doing something with your time. You have to be making every moment count and living your life to the fullest. You shouldn’t be just existing, doing the same things day in and day out. Getting up at the same time, going to work at the same place, eating the same blah lunch, coming home, eating some blah meal and plopping down in front of the television for the same boring movies and/or television shows that you’ve seen thousands of times before. That’s not living, actually it’s almost less than existing if there is such a thing. That sounds more like a robot or something that is moving around doing the same mundane activities everyday of your life, oops I meant to say existence. Continue reading “Existing”
Hello and Good day to all of you lovely people! Today is a lovely day in the Bay Area, we have beautiful weather. If you’re at work decide right now that you are going to enjoy yourself no matter what. Tell yourself that you are not going to let anyone or anything steal your joy. If you’re not working today, get out and enjoy the beautiful day that God has provided for you, do something new and exciting. Remember don’t sweat the small stuff, keep it simple and let God be your guide. In Psalm 48:14 it says that God will guide us to the very end. So, if it seems like your GPS is always re-calculating, look to God for guidance he has your course perfectly plotted.
As always LIVE, LAUGH & LOVE
I don’t know who wrote this, enjoy. I hope it’s helpful. #livelaughlove
I am God. Today I will be handling all your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If the devil happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, DO NOT attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in SFJTD (Stuff For Jesus To Do) box. It will be addressed in MY TIME, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold on to it or attempt to remove it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem. If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution.
Because I do not sleep nor do I slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest my child. If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away. As with all good things, please pass this on.