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Lose Some Wait

loose some wait finalBIGMy granddaddy was a very wise man. He told me once, “If God grants you life, time will come to pass, so use it so you have something to show for it.” In a struggle it is hard to see anything but that struggle, but time passes and so do struggles. In the midst of struggle one of the greatest hindrances is getting off track with what is most important because you’re too busy struggling. But I’ve come to the realization that you will always be in a struggle. Some type of struggle, something that is hindering your going forward, something that is creating weights on your journey. And those weights can create waits, soon you’ve been waiting on the right time, the right moment, the right season to come all the way up out of your struggle before you do that thing you’ve always wanted to do. But there will never be a perfect time to do it. Let that sink in, never. A plan, and a strategy, and good timing are important, but if you’re waiting for the struggle to end, your grave will come first.

Don’t let the reality that you are struggling get you off track or make you stagnant towards your goal. Today take the steps to continue on your journey, towards your goal, through struggle and all. Time will pass, just keep moving. In the end you will be sitting in your accomplishment, PLUS you will own new strength and vision. The caterpillar learns to fly through the struggle of breaking through the cocoon.   #Wisdom #Focus #StayFocused #EncourageThyself #NoteToSelf #YesYouCan #TheDevilIsALie #LooseSomeWait #OnlyPostiveVibes #BrightFuturesAhead #WordsOfMyGrandaddyWeltonShearron


The Art of Shaking the Dust off of Your Feet

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Amazing how this hits home today. I wrote this on this day in 2013. I love that feature on Facebook by the way…

What I know for sure- when those around you are extremely different from who you are, they will either 1.) try to tell you that you are inherently wrong for being so different than them. 2.) try to convince you why you should be more like them. 3.) use God and spiritual language to justify how you are wrong and they are right. 4.) or all of the above.

It took me 4 decades to arrive at a place of appreciating the things that set me apart from other people. Thank God for your uniqueness. Thank Him for the gifts that He’s given you that seem so unusual to others.  Self-examine yes, but be careful if you have a tendency to be overly self-critical. Camouflage does not look good on you.  Stop pretending, minimizing yourself, and attempting to please others. In the end you answer to God and yourself, that’s really all that matters. And all those who would like for your to meet their criteria, fit into their boxes, or apply to their standards… Wish them the best and Remove. Delete. Move On.

Sidebar: JayZ was not the first to say shake them haters off, that’s the word of God baby!
Luke 9 1-5 (Amplified Bible) And wherever they do not receive and accept and welcome you, when you leave that town shake off [even] the dust from your feet, as a testimony against them.

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When my world was falling apart, when I was loosing all my possessions, when I was at the bottom of my life, when everyone that I loved told lies and walked away, I couldn’t understand why I was still experiencing so much rejection, and hate, and criticism, and envy. #ButGod showed me what was within me was what was being coveted. My being able to hold my head up, to start again, to still smile at folks, to still be softhearted, to still be resilient was being despised by people who didn’t see themselves as being so strong. So my only response was to keep on keeping on.
#ShakeTheDustOffYourFeet #KeepOnKeepingOn #ThankYouLord