Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Its Not Over!

It does not take a genius to figure out that we all live in a very judgmental world. Today, its hard to find anyone in the world that is not being influenced by other peoples opinions, the media or some expert that has been educated by the system. It seems that people expect you too be perfect or not too make mistakes. But as you know if you lived long enough, all of us will make mistakes, because none of us are prefect. But what makes life so very difficult is when people, especially the people you love, give up on you.(Parents or Friends) Sometimes even the  people that are close to you or even the people you grew up with are easily influenced by the thoughts of others.That is when they write you off and figure just because you made a mistake your life is over. Now as some would say you are damaged goods, trash, unwanted,unworthy or beyond repair. That is why everyday I give thanks to God and praise him. Because as long as I have breath in my body, I know that my time here is not over. I know that the mistakes,  that I have made are the building blocks of success. Some may wonder or question why I wrote this statement . Because history proves this statement to be true or correct. For every successful business owner, athlete or anybody that has the courage to step out on faith, has been told that what ever they dreamed of becoming or whatever ideal that they had couldn't be done or achieved. Its funny that, even parents or spouses can sometimes be the main sources when it comes to discouraging someone when they have a dream or ideal.What I began to realize that these type of people offer a good source of motivation. In my own life I have been told that I am not educated enough, smart enough, too short, black or other discouraging words to be able to make it in the world today. Thank God I had parents that always told me as a youth that there is nothing I couldn't or wouldn't do with out a little motivation and hard work.
Now at the ripe age of forty-eight, I have endured many ups and downs. I as a single parent and that have almost finished raising my 18 year old son. Through out all of our challenges both of us are on our way to being very productive citizens. My son is making great grades, even though in his past he was failing in school and was told by friends or family that he was a failure or not smart enough to make good grades. That is when I stepped in and passed on the same words my parents gave me when I failed. My mother used to say, "Son when you fall, don't stay there get back up again." Dust yourself off, because we all fail sometimes. "When you are down there is only one way to go and that's up. "Sometimes God takes things away from us to show us that without that him, there is no way we could have accomplish or have what we have today." Even in failure God still loves us all and never writes his children off.
 I encourage all who are blessed to read this to never give up and never loose faith. If you are alive then the fact is God has not given up on you and he has plans for your life. Sometimes we all have to be humbled to realize that our sins or our mistakes are not pleasing to God. He punishes us when we are ungrateful or not appreciative when he blesses us. Even now in today's time the rich or famous are being humbled. Their money, materiel possession's(houses and cars) or way of life are being taken away from them. Why? Because God wants to get their attention and he wants all of his children's attention. He wants us to know that without him their is no us. Gods way is the only way each of us will be successful and if one follows man then they will only fail. What God our Father in Heaven, wants us to realize that even though man, our family or friends, has given up on us, he has forgiven us and wants us to move on. He wants his children to exercise a little faith, to get up when down and too never give up. The old saying is, "If you had it once then you shall have it again". God can take you from the pits of darkness and bring you into the light. Our God is in restoring business, he can make you new or over and he gets the glory when a man or woman brought back to their rightful place. If you happen to be having a hard time in your life always remember this, Its not over, until God says its over. God makes what man says is impossible, possible, for its only he that has all power in his hands.
Be blessed,
Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.
Psalm 13:5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 54:4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

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