Sunday, February 27, 2011

What If?

There is an ever popular phrase of encouragement that says, "When life gives you a bowl of lemons, make lemonade". What do you do on those mornings when you wake up and you don't feel like making lemonade out of your lemons? What if you want to tell everybody how you really feel? What if you want to tell that certain someone where to go? What if you just want to say, " the h--- with it"?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rewrite The Script!

There comes a time when the script that you wrote for your life does not line up with actuality.

*Perhaps, you have waited for your life to come into alignment with the
script ;
*Perhaps, you have struggled and tried to manipulate your life into
alignment with the script; and
*Perhaps, you have even believed that your life would come into alignment
with the script - only to discover that it is not going to happen. (There
are many reasons why it is not going to happen, but I'll save that for
another post.)

As a result, you are depressed, discouraged, and disappointed to the point where you feel as if you are not going to make it. You are convinced that no one understands, and no one cares. You constantly replay the perfect script that you wrote for your life. Regardless to how many times you replay the script, it always falls short of reality. As a matter of fact, reality seems to move farther and farther away from your perfect script.

If you are going to survive and stop the mental torture and bondage that you allow, you must rewrite your script. You can't move forward with a backwards mentality. The old script that you replay everyday has gotten you nowhere. You are still broke, busted, and disgusted. You are still messed up from the floor up.

Please understand me, you may discover that the new script won't work any better than the old one did. But, one thing is for sure, you can't keep doing the same thing and expect a different result. If you are going to survive, you must play the cards that you have been dealt. You can't play my hand, and I can't play yours.

I challenge you, today, to rewrite your script. Stop allowing things to happen, and make some things happen.

When the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, the majority of them had a wilderness script. Their script allowed them to survive only in the wilderness. They could not survive in the promise land with a wilderness script. Therefore, they were not allowed to go into Canaan. Only those who had a promise land script were allowed to go into the promised land.

Which script do you have? Is it for the wilderness? - the one that has you bound, trapped and preparing you to die before you reach your destination. Or, is it for the promised land? - the one that declares to the world that

-you will make it,
-you will overcome,
-you will have joy,
-you will have peace, etc.

Be Blessed!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stay On The Wall!

Some of you started 2011 with precise goals in mind and fervor to accomplish each task; However, as January has come to an end, and February has begun, you find your fervor dwindling with the passing of each day. Perhaps, you have begun to doubt whether you will ever accomplish the things that you planned to do. What you must understand is that most meaningful things take time and that even Rome was not built in a day. Don't lose your focus.

I'm reminded of a story about a man who was doing a great work- rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem that had been destroyed by the enemy (in the book of Nehemiah). When his enemies heard about his work, they tried to distract him and to coerce him into stopping his work. This man, Nehemiah, refused to stop his assignment. As a matter of fact, he told his enemies, " I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave to come down to you? " (Nehemiah 6:3)

If you are at this point, I encourage you to not abandon the good work that you have started. I encourage you to "Stay on the wall"!