Wednesday, March 30, 2011

R.Kelly - Can You Feel It

Your day is here. Can you feel it? THIS TIME MANY WILL CHEER FOR YOU!

Your day is here. Can you feel it?

Yes! Yes! Yes! Your day is here. Clarity is quickly emerging in your life. You have been the biggest cheer leader to many but I declare many will begin to cheer for you.Don't fight the hope and expectation that you feel. Fight back FEAR because it's only seeking to rob your joy. This time will be different than all other times. You have been faithful and God hasn't been blind to your life, aspirations and dreams.He hears your prayers and at the point of your seeking he released the answers you need to make it through this season in your life. STEP OUT and MOVE FORWARD with the dreams and the passions that burn in your heart.What ever you have been seeking clarity about in your life God say's yes and Go to some very specific things. Yes that thing that just popped in your head. The answer is YES and GO! No this is not just a motivational message or moment. God is speaking to YOU. Ha! Ha! Ha!I know how you feel but Yes God does speak, He is real and He is responding to YOU! This is not the time of red lights. Your light is GREEN. GO! GO! GO!

Shout for the victory is yours. God is with you like never before and he's guiding you like a proud FATHER standing alongside his child as they carefully take their first bike ride. It's inevitable that there will be some mistakes or some start-overs but don't fret because it's all apart of your journey as you move toward fulfilling destiny. You were born for this season and time. Stop asking yourself that question. Could God really be talking to ME right now? The answer is YES!What other reason would he direct you to this blog or have someone forward this blog to you?

You see you have always been the one that had faith enough to believe the greatness and blessing for other people but not YOURSELF.That's what brings me so much joy as I pen this message to YOU! Right now my heart is racing and I'm so excited for what God is allowing to unfold to YOU about YOU. The half hasn't been told about your future. Regardless of where you are in life or what you thought about your life. Your day and time is now. SURPRISE! You are not forgotten......

It is all that it is.

Eric T. Little

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's love got to do with it? We must grow.

Hey! I know it's a truly a stretch to establish real conversation beyond the superficial as it relates to love and relationships. I will passionately press this topic as far as I must to offer a helpful contribution to the conversation. To those that may be following this conversation I thank you for yielding to this school of thought thus far.

You know, I have really become intrigued by a recent book that was been penned by comedian Steve Harvey entitled:Act like a lady, think like a man: What men really think about love, relationships, intimacy, and commitment. All of his books appear to be doing well and based on my reading they hold great common sense value. It obvious that millions of people are desperate for information as it relates to male /female relationships.

One thing that really gets on my nerves is the thought that many of us want new and better results in our relationships without putting the quality time and effort into becoming knowledgeable about the root issues of the problems we deal with in relationships. Too many of us want a cosmetic makeover in our relationships. I say that because we shun or reject uncensored truth, and the real work it will require for lasting change. We want everything fast and easy. If we are to truly develop healthy love relationships we must stop evading self evaluation. Many times that's where change and growth starts in our relationships.

Recently someone asked me why my blogs on relationships are so long and I became a little irritated. I was irritated by the thought that some people could miss valuable information that could really help them and their relationships as it relates to love because they are too lazy to read. I truly believe sometimes what we need will not always be handed to us. There are some things we must be willing seek out for ourselves if true change and progression is what we are after.

Ultimately, as it relates to love and relationships, I write this article understanding that we will only change things in our lives and relationships when we get tired of banging our heads against the wall of disappointment and ignorance.I'm not trying to be harsh or negative just progressively honest. We must change the things we can no longer afford to tolerate. We have been talking about Love but we must first commit to loving ourselves. Love not only looks out for the well being and interest of the other person but it also cares for the giver as well. Love is not about ignoring you and your needs totally. Love is not blind and it's not stupid.

Self love would not tell you to ignore abuse and neglect. You can love a person as they are going through different struggle in your relationship but you must know when their struggle and issues are too damaging or abusive to your life to carry any longer. You can still love a person even if your relationship has to change.

You may be dating someone and you are realizing that the relationship is not good and is very negative. You may still love that person but you don't have to stay in the dating relationship with that person because that type of relationship isn't working for the both of you. This is why a relationship with God and wise counsel is so important as we seek to enter romantic relationships in my opinion. Sometimes we try to date people we were only supposed to be friends with or we date people that we have nothing in common with and there is no common purpose connecting us to that person other than they are "Fine" or "Sexy." If sex gets involve at some point when we are casually dating an individual it causes great confusion because we tend to call what we feel from the experiences love when in most instances it's not truly love at all.

Start loving yourself by thinking before you act and understand that wisdom for better choices come from accountability and good information. Seek them both if you truly desire to love and be loved correctly.

Think on these things...............................................

Eric Little

r. kelly- hold on


Saturday, March 26, 2011

What's love got to do with it? Part2

Previously I touch on the two elements that effect our emotions and ultimately define how we engage each other. Those two powerful forces are lust and love. We must be careful to understand them both and how they effect the climate and condition of our relationships. We must view love and lust as two different people with different personalities and characteristics. Their motives are different. Love desires to give and lust desires to take. Love thinks of you and your greater well being. Lust thinks only of itself and it's own desires with no regard for what you may need or want. As you can see we can really clear the confusion around lust and love when closely examine who they are and how they operate.

The character and nature of love and lust will never change. I 'm centering my discussions around the character and nature of love based on IICorithians Chapter 13.
I believe in many cases we have misunderstood and demonstrated a nature in relationships that hasn't reflected love that was healthy and balanced due to great levels of selfishness. Selfishness isn't a characteristic of love. It reflects the nature of lust that only seeks to take and not give. It seeks to expose and not protect. it's this misconception that I seek to challenge.

Most people attribute love to a feeling. In fact we do feel love but it's not a feeling. I believe love is a "NATURE" that we decide to commit to in our mind and soul before it becomes enamored in emotions.

1: The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy"

2: The emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic, actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"

Lust and love have two different natures. We either commit to the nature of love or commit to the nature of lust in our relationships. Love and lust contradicts each other by the nature in which they act and respond. There motives are different. They are what they are. In your relationships stop looking for what not there imagining that it's there. Judge what nature is consistently presenting itself to you and call it what it is. We must stop calling lust love.

Finally we must examine ourselves and determine whether we are truly demonstrating the nature of love or demonstrating the nature of lust. Before we tell some one we love them we must know and understand the nature we are committing ourselves to demonstrating. Love is not about just describing how we feel it's about deciding how we are committed to care, act and respond consistently toward a person place or thing.

I don't know what it takes for each individual to make that decision but it's from that decision that love establishes it's place in our heart. When we classify love as a feeling it gives off the impression that love is subject to change and that's not true in my opinion. I believe that love is a nature that we commit to beyond how we feel. IICorithians Chapter 13 states:
Love is patient,
love is kind,
love does not envy,
(love does) not boast,
(love is) not proud,
(love is) not disgraceful,
(love does) not desire its own (way),
(love is) not provoked,
(love does) not reckon the wrong,
(love does) not rejoice at unrighteousness but
(love) rejoices with the truth:
(love) bears all things,
(love) believes all things,
(love) hopes all things,
(love) endures all things.

The only thing that's subject to change based on it's nature is lust. we cant mix the nature of love with the nature of lust. It's from this place that I desire to see change.

Think on these things...........................

Eric T. Little

Friday, March 25, 2011

deitrick haddon : who is like our god

First Thing First.

You know, out of all of the things I have written this is truly the most important.FIRST THING FIRST. Luke 10:27 States:

"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

It's truly important for everyone in the world especially you who are reading this blog to realize that a relationship with God is essential to our life. We will never really experience or understand the true power of LOVE until we realize how much we need the LOVE of God to heal, build and activate us for the very purpose we have been granted the gift of life. We didn't choose life. We didn't choose the day of our birth. That was completely out of our control. Our lives were planned and carefully thought out by God. We don't see him but we see evidence of his power and existence daily. We see him and we experience his unmerited LOVE every morning we wake up. All of the affairs of our day is being engaged by God whether we acknowledge it or not.

My point is God Loves you and desperately wants you to ask him to come into your life. He wants relationship with every person in the world but today he's waiting on you to invite him into your life. YES! You have been thinking about what I'm writing about and you know it. The very fact that you are reading this is obvious that you are ready.

Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will ..."Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ... Knock, and the door will be opened for you. Go after a real relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

If you want to make FIRST THINGS FIRST in your life pray this with me: Unseen God I know you are real. I realize that I need you in my life. I believe in Jesus. I believe he is your son and that you raised him from the dead. It's through Jesus that I'm granted the give of salvation and true relationship with you. So I ask you to take my life in your hands and teach me how to love, recognize and walk with you AMEN. Contact me Eric Little, at if you need to talk about what you just prayed. I'm here for you.

It's Settled!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What's love got to do with it?

Hi! my name is Eric Little.

I have a few things on my mind as it relates to love and relationships that I must release. Feel free to listen in and respond if you'd like.

Where is the Love? You know, today I'm really bothered by all of the hate and bitterness in the world that surrounds us daily especially when it comes to relationships. Is it really supposed to be this way? Why are so many people divorcing and breaking up their families because of irreconcilable differences that they vowed to work through at the alter or in the court house when they were getting married? why are so many people disgruntled and confused when it comes to dating and relationships? These are some questions I seek to express my deepest thoughts and concerns about as I move forward in this discussion with many within the webmosphere. If we are to try to understand why some of these questions exist we must begin our journey here.

In my opinion,Love is a beautiful concept that was created in the mind of God. It's a gift that he released into the time and space we occupy called life. He did this to enable us to experience the joy and fulfilment that comes into our lives through something called relationships. The sad thing is because of the lack of love being truly understood, expressed and demonstrated in our social and personal enviorment we have been damaged by it's counterfeit called lust. Lust parades itself as love. This causes us to live not really understanding what true love is and how it should cause us to look, act, and respond under it's influence toward each other. Many relationships aren't under the influence of love. They're under the influence of lust and selfishness. Because of this we abuse and mishandle each other physically, sexually, and emotionally to gain a controlling position in the relationship.

Let's be real! Most of us really want to express Love and receive Love in it's purest nature and form but, most of us have never experienced a "true"demonstration of love. Many of us have been encountered by a self-centered emotion called lust. Many have accepted selfish people into their lives that take and never give. People that tear them down and never build up. selfish people that lust after you for how you look and what have to offer them will never protect your best interest. They will always look out for themselves. I don't care how much they say they love you. Love never acts or responds with selfish motives. Love seeks unity and oneness. Lust seeks control. Love Liberates. Lust Dictates. Love sees and accepts you for who you are and challenges you to change and grow. Lust sees and accepts you for what you have and discards you when something new comes along. Love is hardcore, confident, sure, a never ending cycle of truth and respect. Love is for all people but only real men and women can live under it's influence.

Through media forms such as movies, music and music videos we are flooded with many unrealistic and unhealthy images and views of what life, love and relationships are supposed to look like. We set our standards for life and relationships based on role-plays and characters on television that are created to entertain us with a false view of reality.

Let's step out of TV and music video land! The characters we imitate in our relationships were created to sell us illusions and mindsets that create a false sense of reality. These cycles and mindsets destroy our lives and distort the true essence of love and relationships because we don't really know or fully understand what love is.

Sexual Emotion driven Lust says yes to anything that will: put me at an advantage, and cater to what I want. It's selfish and eager to take something from you without giving anything back. Sexual Emotion driven Lust last for just a moment and when it has taken what it desired the desire for that person or thing leaves. In other word I've taken everything I can from you. I'm not in Lust with you anymore.

Love says no to anything that will: put the person it's directed toward in a losing position in anything. Love always look for a way to give or add to the relationship. Love is a decision that you make that NEVER CHANGES. IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN FALL OUT OF. Love doesn't abuse it protects! Love says no when saying yes will not benefit the other person in some way.

If you are in a relationship you really have to know what you're working with. I will leave you with this thought. You have to look at love like a apple tree and sexual emotion driven lust as a orange tree.

This is a absolute truth! A orange tree will never ever, ever, grow a apple on it's branches. In other words judge your relationships based on the fruit it's showing you on a daily basis.

If what you experience is truly love it will bear a certain fruit that will never lie to you or lead you astray. The fruit you see is what you really have.
Open your mind to this Uncensored Truth.

I say these things not as a hater but an emancipator. I seek to strengthen the weak, challenge the strong, and provoke us to embrace uncensored truth. think on these things..................
To be continued
Eric T. Little

Monday, March 21, 2011

Your life is on purpose.

YES it is! Regardless of what you may be thinking, feeling, or how you feel life is treating your life isn't a bust. It's not as bad as it appears. Truly your future is brighter and more fulfilling than what any present situation could be appearing to you now. It's all apart of your life plan. Every detail of your life matters and every situiation that you've face or even presently facing is guiding you to your place of value and significance.

What good would a military drill instructor serve if he hadn't come through and battles, victories, or defeats? How would his life matter to those whom he'd been assigned to train and prepare had he not endured some hardship and training that would ultimately prepare him with what he needed to serve a greater purpose beyond himself?

As it relates to anyone that's reading this blog concerned about your life's significance and present struggles think on this. Struggle is a life trainer that teaches every human being at stages in life. Every child ever born has entered this world in a struggle through a process called birth. though that process can be strenuos on mom and child it's bringing new and valuable into existence. Now a struggle is not always bad and holds great value if we see what we are going through in the right way and understand what it's processing us into or out of.

I truly belive there is something new and valuable you are about to be ushered into by the very situations or struggles you may face. Press on and know that it's apart of the plan God has set to prosper you and give you hope and a great future. It's all apart of THE PLAN....... EVEN THIS BLOG YOU'VE JUST READ.



Friday, March 18, 2011

The time is NOW!

Stop waiting because TIME waits for no man/woman. Time is ticking away......TICK,TICK,TICK,TICK. It never stops. It's always moving out of something OLD into something NEW. When are you going to move out and press into the next level in your life. When are you going to give that dream you have a real shot at coming to pass. You have enough courage to talk about it but you are stutter stepping crippled by fear. Today I challenge you to step out in faith. Stop telling yourself you will do tomorrow what you can do TODAY!

Our tomorrow will look no different than where we are today if we don't start making changes and making bold moves today.That relationship that keeps frustrating your progress will keep doing it until you make a choice. That business idea you have will remain JUST AN IDEA until you do something with it. That personal struggle you have will keep being a struggle sucking life from you until you reach out for help today.

I believe in you and the power and potential you have to be what's never been before in your family. The future is bright and full of hope for you because I know if you are reading this blog to this point you are ready to do what it will take to get all the great things life has for you. Go for it and do all that's in your heart. All you needed was a little push.....


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

R. Kelly - The World's Greatest


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

God wants it all


God's Love for you is real.

It really is. From a personal standpoint I never thought I would truly Love God with all of my heart. I thought to myself..... Who really knows what that means? My only reference to love was based on what I experience at home (that was truly basic) and what I toyed with in relationships. In it's purest form I had no real knowledge or experience with the level of Love I encounter everyday as my knowlegde and awareness of God grows.

At the age of 25 after I unsuccessfully atempted suicide I had my first encounter with God's love for me. I experienced a love that protected me even when I was living wreckless and momentarily out of control.

I began to realize that God's love toward me was real when I graduated from Highschool with a 1.67 Gpa being a knuckle head and got accepted by three colleges. I went onto become the first college graduate in my family.

I undoubtedly realized God's love toward me was real when I given a second chance by the very victims I stole credit cards from in my first year of college. I was on the verge of being convicted for two counts of credit card fraud at 18 years old which held 15 years of prison time. I was released at the mercy of people I victimized and I was guilty.

I tell you God is no respector of persons only of principles. The Love of God is offered to all but only fully accepted by those that are willing to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord. This may be a bit spiritual fro some but If you really open your mind you will see that God has expressed his Love to you also. JUST REFLECT............

I said all of this to say open your heart to fully accept ALL of God's Love. Before you can truly express and understand love you must Fully embrace the LOVE of GOD through Christ.

This aint religious rhetoric.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Close the door.

That's right! Stop leaving doors open. It's a frustrating and dangerous thing to leave doors open in your home and in your life.Right now I may be talking to someone who keeps trying to move forward in your life but every time you seek to move forward something bad from your past keeps re-appearing in your life to test you. Let me suggest that It keeps re-appearing to test your growth, resistance, and your seriousness about moving to a new or higher place in your life. It also re-appears to check the door of your life to see if you have truly closed the door to it.

You and I can't be casual with the doors in our life that welcome the negative things of our past back into our life. Eric I didn't know I had doors in my life. What are doors?

Well, every human being has three doors.
1. The Mind: which consist of our thought patterns, habits or habitual tendencies. The mind is the area that we store the things we learn daily and remember from days gone by.

Guard your mind, by closing doors to information from, conversations with,friendships with negative and unhealthy people , places and things that flood your mind with things you don't need.

2. The Body: It is what it is.Your body can be abused and destroyed by abusive people, habits,and poor lifestyle choices.

Guard your body and preserve it by closing the door to poor habits,and poor lifestyle choices as it relates to how you care for it.
For example: If you want to live long close the door on poor generational eating habits. Put the right things in your body. If you want to close the door on obesity exercise and start a new routine.Do something daily like playing basket ball, walking, or swimming to release daily stress from your mind and body.

3. The soul:This is the area where our human will and emotions are housed.

Guard the door of your soul by resisting and rejecting people, places and things that stir up bad memories or are linked to them. For example: For give people that hurt you and release yourself from the emotional prison. Your release comes when you release the people that hurt you not the other way around. I know you will never forget because the experience is locked in your memory in the mind but you don't have to live in bondage in your soul.

Close the door to negative people or things that damage you emotionally and restrict or try to control your free will. Close the door on anyone or anything that seeks to control your emotion or free will.

Close the door on negative things and resist the temptation to open the door to them daily. Daily you must do this.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Don't let fear rob you.

You know I must say that I have always hated bullies. That's exactly what fear is. I challenge you through your mind and attitude to grab fear by the throat and command it to GIVE IT UP! Command it to release it's hold on the life, peace, liberty and freedom that belongs to you. These are things that can't be asked for they must be demanded. Command fear to shut up and get out of your way IN THE NAME OF JESUS.> If you fail to do this it will hold you hostage and FRUSTRATE your FUTURE.

You can do it! Yes you can. Stop telling yourself you don't have the strength wisdom, and courage to do all that's in your heart. You know, FEAR is a frustrating road block that will always stifle your momentum and cause you to see an ant hill as a mountain. Fear will come at you to knock you off of the yellow brick road God as set you on. (Yes I took that example form the wizard of oz in case you were wondering.) Put FEAR under your feet as you step out and move with confidence, faith and boldness. Fear is truly false evidence appearing real. It's telling you a lie.

Yes, it's critical that each of us learn to live beyond fear. Why?? It keeps us from moving out, movin forward, and from moving on to experience new stages and levels of growth in our life. Fear keeps us ignorant and unwilling to embrace the knowledge that makes us capable of discerning the right choices we should make as we face challenges in life.

The biggest worry of the one that directs fear your way is that you will discover who you are and realize that you have the power to overcome it. Fear is FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL. Realize that you are powerful and mighty and With Christ you are well able to Live free from the barriers that fear brings at you.

THINK ON THESE THINGS--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Timothy 1:7 says: For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Romans 8:15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.


Eric T. Little


Thursday, March 10, 2011

What do you really need?

There are six universal basic human needs. And, what's important to know that our behavior and daily tendecies from a social and emotional stand point will be determined based how these basic needs are met. There are four needs of the personality and two needs of the spirit.

Needs of the Personality:

1. Security. We all need a certain amount of security. We need to know that there is more than a reasonable chance that no harm will be done to us. We need to know that the basic necessities of life will be there for us. We need to feel secure.
2. Acceptance. We will do many different things to get this need filled. For some of us we get pulled into a prison of isolation and believe it's ok. We tell ourselves we are just wired that way. In my opinion that's not really true. If we are really honest we are just protecting ourselves from pending rejection. As you can see we all need some level of acceptance because god made us this way.

3. Significance. Every one needs to feel that they are important. That they matter. That they are worthy of respect. That, in some way, they are special.

4. Connection and love. No man is an island. We need to be loved and appreciated. We need to connect with other people. We need to belong in someone's heart and mind.

Needs of the spirit:

1. Growth. We need to feel that we are evolving, that we are improving. We need to feel that we are on an upward course of self-development and self-fulfillment.

2. Spiritual Connection. It is just normal to feel the need to connect with God. Wether we will openly admit it or not we all long relationship with the unseen god and we will reach out to many different religions and rituals to try to fill this need. We need this connection because deep inside we realize that we have created ourselves and there is a deeper wisdom beyond that of man that we need to live with peace and hope beyond what we see and experience. their are many views about how we are to fulfill this need but I will stand and present Jesus Christ as the door that leads to this spiritual need being fulfilled.

John 14:6
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Smile. It's not as bad as it appears.

That's right. Let the pearly whites shine. Regardless of how hard life gets it's never as bad as we may think it is. It may be bad really, but your situation or condition could be worse. Am I suggesting that you just forget about your pain or struggle. No. I care about the struggle that you face and regardless of what anyone says to encourage you the problem still must be faced. I'm simply challenging you not to be ruled by the struggles you face today or anyday.

Struggles, adversity and pressure educate, train, and develop us. It's a hurt that works for us when we look at each struggle in the right way. Take something helpful and progressive from the place you may find yourself in. I must say if you are reading this blog and you aren't at a place of struggle poise yourself because we all will be visited by it.

You are powerful and capable. If the struggle is too much for you to bear alone open up to people that care for you. Don't Isolate yourself with it.

God, please relaese your perfect peace to keep my brother or sister in this time of struggles. Grace them to come through this knowing that though you are invisible to the eyes you are a ever present help when we call on you. Cause them to see what you are desiring from them through this so they can see your power and pass to a new place and level in their life. If you recieve that prayer say AMEN.

Live Love Learn

Monday, March 7, 2011

Try Again

There is an old saying that goes a little something like....."If at first you don't succeed try, try, again." This is a true principle of progression and growth. Hearing the word "No" simply means next opportunity when you are striving to fulfill your destiny. I know that example has been used a million times at least. My question is what else could it mean?

Do you really have time to give up and start over? Giving up according to my experiences took more energy and focus than simply rethinking and relaunching what I'd already started. In most cases when we strike out too fast and we skip the preparation stages we set ourselves up for failure. If you are struggling with a new venture, business, career path or a new personal life goal or strategy it may not mean what you're doing is wrong.

Revisit the plan. If you haven't written a plan of action write one. If you have to revisit the idea after seeking some extra training and preparation then do that. whatever you do don't give up.

Final thought of motivation: Ask yourself this question. Where would we be as a culture and a nation if Henry Ford had given up during his pursuit to create the T-model car? His thought turned into a multi- billion dollar industry. Where would we be as a culture and as a nation if the wright brothers quit on their dream to create the airplane? The answer is someone else would have capitalized on an opportunity God created them to maximize. They would have been full of If I would've, could've', and I should-as'

RE-think and RE-launch


Sunday, March 6, 2011

I release you.

Wow! today is a day like no other. Your worse days are behind you and your season repeat is over. You will no longer go in circles around the same old things. You will see the newness of day. You will no longer restrain and repress the real you and you will walk great clarity understanding the true purpose for your life. You will walk in healing and great financial progression. If you agree with what I have said I need you to do something with me.

Pray this with me: God I am in agreement will all that Eric just declared and I fully believe in your power and authority as the creator of all things. You know my thoughts, desires, and needs. Bless me according to all the things Eric spoke about my life. I believe in you and I receive your blessing. Release these things into my life. Draw me closer to you through the manifestation of these things in Jesus name AMEN. Forward this to someone else you know and bless their life too.

If you believe it, receive it, and that settles it.

Live, Love, and Learn

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?

Somebody,EVERYBODY! Think about the children.

Whitney Houston once said " I believe the children are the future." I must say that I wholeheartedly agree. We must teach them well so that they can lead in their time and beyond. My heart is grieved at times because when I look at some of the issues we are up against as a generation and a culture I can't help thinking about what will happen to the children.

I don't have any children but as you can see I have very handsome and beautiful nieces, nephews and little cousins that keep me excited and motivated about the future. I want their lives blessed and the future of all children secure. I hope you feel the same. If so, Love on as many children as you can. Teach and demonstrate good morals and character in front of them. Be a ear for them and seek to understand them. lastly, but most importantly, pray for the children everyday.



Take a chill pill.

Ha! ha! Do you remember when that was the catch phase of the day? It sounded as lame then as it does now but the meaning of that phrase is still very relevant. Sometimes we need to just chill out from the hustle and bustle for a moment to revive and refresh ourselves.

It's okay for you to let your voicemail answer a few of your calls this weekend. It's okay for you to take yourself out or hang with some of your closest buddies to relax and do nothing planned. Relax your mind. Be spontaneous. Do something different for a change. Try to leave your work at work this upcoming week and don't bring it home with you. I know sometimes it's a necessary thing but not everyday. Don't stress yourself to death because you have so much to experience and to offer.There is a season and time for everything. We just have to learn how recognize when it's time for us to shift.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-9, A Time for Everything

"There is an appointed time for everything or every event under heaven ~

2 A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up.

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

5 A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.

6 A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away.

7 A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak.

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.

9 What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?




Thursday, March 3, 2011

Prepare for YOUR journey ahead.

You know, the breaking of every new day seals the reality that you and I are on a journey that we must truly wake up to and prepare for. Along this journey called life there are opportunities that will possibly be presented to us at any moment. My question is how are we preparing ourselves for them. I found myself in a frustrating situation today on the side of the road because I didn't prepare correctly for the journey I was on. Yes, I literally ran out of gas because I attempted to test the limits of good sound wisdom that said slow down and stop at the first gas station I saw on my journey this morning. I decided to pass up the first station to get to the second one that I didn't make it to.

Now I sat there thinking as a business man. How many opportunities am I missing right now because I didn't prepare myself correctly? Too often many people find themselves sitting in dead end situations and unfruitful seasons in their lives. it's not because they are bad people that just dont care. Like myself at time they find themselves on the side of the road in life because they have great dreams and hopes that they never PREPARED themselves to FULFILL. Is that you today?? If so don't stay there. You're too gifted and wired for success to stay there.

You may be experiencing some minor delays but that doesn't mean you can't still get to where you desire to go. Just re-calculate your steps by putting some valuable PLANNING and PREPARATION into your next steps. Your pitfall was calculated into the journey God has you on. I KNOW THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE READING THIS BLOG. Your best days are ahead of you.



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Get Comfortable in your skin.

That's right. Get comfortable with being who you are and believe in what you will do. Your future is bright and full of promise. Believe that! So often we can get lost in the dreams and aspirations of others but walk in unbelief in what can happen for us. Today I challenge you to spend some time letting yourself out. What I mean by that is,start believing in what you can do. Start exploring the things in your heart that you were once excited about. Examine the passionate desires that burn in your heart daily that you tell noone about. For those of us that have no problem with sharing those things, stop just talking and start laying out plans to see YOUR DREAMS come to pass. Stop ignoring the real you because of what you think others will say or think.

Another note of encouragement to you is...... stop comparing yourself to other people. You were beautifully and powerfully made by God just the way YOU ARE. You know the non-negotiables about you that must change and you really don't need anyone to point them out. Really. Start the process of changing those things for the betterment of yourself and others. If you do this you will see the breaking of a NEW DAY in your life. Let's shine together.