Seasons are not forever. Reap where you are sown.

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been in my neck of the woods.

Hopefully you guys have been able to stay plugged into all that is going on in the site. If not, please do so. I think you will find value in the content that is being provided.

So, with all that said, the more content that is being pumped out onto the site, the more time it takes, which means longer nights and early mornings. I have slowly been getting use to this shift in my life and am finding a good momentum, but I was not always like this. I have been in this phase of my life before and as I progressed I always seemed to hit a brick wall that said, “Why are you doing this?

It is so easy to question yourself, your work and your content especially when the results are not amounting to what your expectations are or to what others are pouring to the table.

Back then I would get frustrated, depressed and flat out quit. I would hold people’s opinions or lack thereof, with so much weight, that it would bury me and my dreams, but this time around things are different.

I am not sure if it has to do with me now being in my thirties, or honestly me just not wanting to waste anymore of my time and life on things of no value or even on complacency. Quite honestly, I think it has to do with a combination of many different things including the above mentioned, but the result has lead me to a better place overall, both physically, mentally and spiritually.

I am understanding that work must be done for faith to take place because your actions will eventually lead you to a place of dependency. A place where you are no longer in control. A place where you must trust your calling, your motives, your work, the almighty God.

It all comes in different seasons of our lives (read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). There is a season for you to work, grind and work some more. Then there is a season where you must have faith, trust and faith even more.

This is the progression of our journey. This is what builds us. This is what creates who we will be in the next five, ten and fifteen years.

What season in life do you find yourself more currently in? A work/action season? Or a faith/still season?

Some of us might even be in both, but understand that it is all about development from the inside out. Find out where God is truly trying to build you in your current season, accept it and run with it. Don’t fight it.

Let us reap where we are sown and maximize our seasons to the best of our ability and obedience to God.

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True Validation - Don't Compromise your Content

We are living in a day and age where true validation only comes from social media through likes, shares, comments, attendance, purchases, etc.  How have we gotten to this point? Don't compromise your content, your message for temporary validation. The only validation that we should get is through our heavenly Father. 

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WORK HARD, FAITH HARDER

Work hard, Faith harder

I thought about this statement this morning as I was preparing to share a quick message to my friends on Instagram.

My initial message was about doing all that one could with what they have and leaving the rest in God’s hands.

What is “all you can” mean to you?

What is “leaving the rest” mean to you?

These two questions require two opposite steps that one must make. It almost seems contradicting, but it is not.

We are being told by society that you must “Outwork” the competition. That work never sleeps and if you are not putting in the work someone else is. We are also being told that success is only attained by hard work and perseverance which is true and honestly many people need to get off their butts and start taking steps of action.

But, what society does not understand is that sometimes by pulling back, we propel forward. Society does not understand the true meaning and power of faith and what it can do for your life.

Working hard is great and the results of that work is rewarding, but we should allow enough room for God to fit in the picture. Within the work, hustle, grind, etc. there needs to be opportunities for God to show up and do what you can’t do. If not, then plain and simple you are not allowing God to be a part of your grind and I worry about the future of your endeavor.

If you are working hard, effective and with purpose there should and will almost always be spots within the journey that will require you to let go and let God. If you take this action of faith it will in turn propel you towards the continuation of the process at a much more fast and effective way – resulting in a greater impact within yourself, your business and others.

So, if you are an aspiring singer/musician with dreams of getting out into the music industry, then keep practicing. Keep working at your craft. Keep networking with different musicians, producers, etc. and plug yourself into different venues. Do all you can with what you have and God will open the opportunities when you least expect it.

Same goes for someone looking to open their own business and sell their products. Keep learning the industry. Keep learning your customer base and what they desire. Keep learning social media trends and where you can plug yourself into. Be a student of the game. Network with other business owners either in the same field or in general. Sooner or later, you will develop a product that will grab the attention of your customer base and that will bring value.

There are things at our disposal that we can do, but it is a matter of doing it. Don’t worry about what you can’t control. Let God put all that together for you.

The worst thing you can do, is do God’s work in your life. Let him do it. Trust me, life will be much better.

Sow the seed and let God grow it.

WORK HARD, FAITH HARDER.   

 

Bible Reference: Matthew 6:34 | Colossians 3:23 | Matthew 25: 14-30

Action over Words

Action over Words

Did you get a chance to read yesterday’s journal post? If not check it out. If so, what was your posture this morning? Please comment below.

 

Diving into our talk for today, I want to ask, what true value does someone’s life bring if their actions do not match up to their words? Or vice versa? Please comment below.

I thought about this today and even tweeted this, “Let what you say, be a reflection of what you do”.

To be an effective leader you must lead by your mouth and by your hands. A leaders’ responsibility is to bring to life all that they are preaching.

Why is this important? Plain and simple.

If your actions and words do not match up, people will not believe your message. They will be a great disconnect.

There will be no relevance in your message.

Ultimately people will not trust you.

Do you think everyone believed everything that Jesus said? No. The bible makes many accounts of people’s unbelief towards him. Even his own hometown could not believe his message. (Luke 4: 14-24)

But what separated Jesus from the religious leaders in his time was not only his message, but his actions behind his message.

Actions have a way of putting words more into context. People believe action because action does not lie. It is what it is.

This quote hits the nail on the head, “People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do” – Lewis Cass.

Let your actions equal your words and let your words equal your actions.

Let’s not only be sayer’s, but let’s be doer’s.

 

Happy Tuesday

Proper Posture = Proper Perspective - July 17, 2017

It has been a pretty good month for me. If you have not visited the site in a while, there is a ton of content that has been provided, especially this month. I won’t pull a spoiler alert on you, but I encourage you to browse through the site

Think about this.

How you start your day ultimately plays a part on how you finish your day. I say this because many of us, myself included, wake up and immediately begin moving forward with our day and picturing what are day is going to look like without setting a proper foundation for that day. We think about the upcoming meeting, exam, work day, what the kids will need, chores, etc. without setting up the proper foundation for all of that – prayer. And not just prayer-on-the-go, but true on your knees prayer.  

I am not here saying that this is the one and only way that prayer must be done, but being on my knees brings a sense of humility and a sense of surrender. Those are things that I need every day because I can easily deceive myself in thinking that I control my life, which I do, but by properly posturing myself, I am choosing to give God control. Giving God control of your day, is not an excuse to not get stuff done for yourself and in your life. It is not an excuse to not execute on your goals and just “leave it in God’s hands,” but more of a collaboration that brings proper perspective and propels you further into your life.

I read an article this morning that really hit it on the head.

“Life is best lived from a state of surrender. All the planning and striving in the world cannot match the peace experienced from an inner disposition of surrender. And the clarity of thought and humble attitude it produces can create unexpected opportunities.” – Personal growth

The right posture brings the right perspective. Think about that and comment below.

How will you start your day tomorrow? 

#Happy Monday

 

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