Sometimes I chime in to certain topics that are popular in social media and sometimes I keep it to myself. I keep seeing post and comments on this particular topic so I decided to share my two scents.
Some of you maybe familiar with Pastor John Gray he became popular to many preaching under Joel Olsteen in Houston, Texas but recently he was blessed to pastor a church called Relentless in South Carolina. I have been following him and love his style of preaching he is very relateable. I said all of that so you will understand why I am defense of Pastor Gray. My own Pastor always teaches us to cover the men and woman of God. We are our brothers and sisters keeper. I also believe in supporting things that are important.
There is a video that has be circulating on social media. It’s a clip of an interview Pastor John Gray did, on a morning talk show where he speaks about his wife being a covering. He goes on to say how she endured so much pain birthing him as a man that if far exceeded the pain of the birth of their children. Many people as upset and disgusted with Pastor Gray. It’s amazing what people received from his statement, and it’s opposite to what I received. I realized that it’s like anything else in life we hear and see what we want from what is presented in front of us instead of listening for what the purpose is of someones presentation whether it be visual or verbal.
I also thought beyond that clip of his statement, I knew the power in his statement. My understanding was not that his wife raised a man but she covered him when he was weak, just like I’m sure he has done for her and they continue to do for one another. I also gained wisdom from what he said that it’s our job as spouses to cover one another when they are going through tough times. It really bothered me how many people went straight for the negative with this statement. Many people saw it as him talking about how his wife raised him and they assumed he was bragging about it, in a sense. Some people talked about how it may, encourage women to accept men in bad situations and think it’s okay to raise a man also encouraging men to succumb to taking advantage of women who will coddle them.
People also failed to realize this was only a portion of the interview and they didn’t listen to what was said prior to the statement and what was said after the statement. You shouldn’t formulate a whole opinion on one statement listen to the interview in it’s entirety.
I encourage you all to go and view the entire interview and gain a deeper understanding on the topic. Below is the link to view the entire interview.
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Have you ever made excuses for why you couldn’t make something work, which made you complacent?
Im sure you have in some area of your life.
I could go and assist others in organizing things but this particular thing had me complacent and comfortable.
I finally got up and put in the work. Once I made it work for me and created a more organized space it gave me peace.
Don’t allow complacency keep you from being at peace do what’s necessary to gain clarity and peace.
This can be applied to multiple areas of your life . Get up and Get it done!!!
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR TRUTHFUL TUESDAY POST EVERY FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH!!!
When will you finally let go of that ball of fear that is sitting in the bottom of your stomach. You’ve been thinking and dreaming about this since the age of 13 when you realized it was possible. You saw someone who looked like you doing it and knew it was possible for you to have in the future. You just had to keep working at that talent.
When you got to high school at least your freshman year you didn’t think about it. Although during sophomore year when you moved away you tried out for several teams and made it on the last one you tried out for. Then things happened and that opportunity was gone.You moved back home considered doing the same thing again but because you friend bailed out on you, you feared doing it alone so you didn’t try out. So high school went by and you didn’t exercise that talent.
You’re 18 now and you find another opportunity to exercise this talent on another platform and no tryout is necessary. Not only do you have the chance to use this talent but you also get to teach it part of that dream and you continue to do this for the next 19 years but you never pursued it as a career. This dream has always been in the back of your mind but you never tried to make it come true.
Now has got to be the time, I have to pursue it everyone keeps asking me when am I going to open this business even those who barely know me. Therefore that ball of fear in the pit of my stomach I have to release and turn it into strength and courage to move forward. God has never let me down and I believe that because I have continued to use it He will multiply the ways in which I can utilize this talent. I desire to open a business but I don’t have the funds to get it started. God doesn’t give you an idea without the tools to bring it to life.
It’s been three years today, Im glad I haven’t stopped blogging. Sometimes I take pauses because life gets in the way but never stop. I love blogging I share my life and the people around me, I just want people to learn the life lessons I have learned. I pray that you all receive the messages, thanks for continuing to read,rock and roll with me.
The year is not over we are just at the halfway point. There are goals to accomplish,there are plans to be put in place, and people to meet and impact. It’s time to reboot and spring into action for the next 6 months of the year.
Think about what you want to accomplish and complete by Dec. 31. Will you be able to finish within that timeline, remember to be realistic and consider all possibilities and outcomes.
Make a plan and go for it. Don’t worry about what others are doing focus on self and what you set out to do. So what he/she completed 3 goals that’s their life but you completing one, is one more than you accomplished before.
Go for the goal, and get it done.
Im praying for your journey …
YOU CAN DO IT !!!
Over the years I have realized that time by yourself allows you to get to know yourself. When you are around others we are more prone to compare ourselves to our peers. Or we began to model ourselves behind someone else. You were fearfully, wonderfully and uniquely created, set apart. We are not meant to be just like anyone else. Carbon copies are meant for paper not people.
Take time for yourself get to know you what you like what you don’t like. Learn your ways what annoys you and what makes you smile. Discover your favorite past times, explore a new area in your city, find a new hobby, learn you. If you spend all your time with someone else be it a friend a significant other you will never know yourself and who you are without the addition of someone else.
I know people who have never been without a mate, they don’t know themselves without having a partner. The sad thing is I don’t know them without that significant other.
Allow yourself and the people around you to get to know the real true you.
So many times we hear from doctors and medical professionals that after the age of 35 women are more at risk for producing children with physical and mental disabilities. I didn’t realize until now that this statement affected my thoughts about not wanting children. After years of putting my life on hold and assisting with raising my nieces and nephew I had thoughts of not having children. It was hard for me to considering having my own children because of some of the difficulties that came along with my nieces, and the fact that I was single Sally for so long and still am single. As each year goes by and I get older or more mature as I like to say, I see everyone around me having children getting married creating families and most of them are younger than me. Over the past 5 years baby fever has definitely hit me hard, the problem is I’m still single. I’m happy being me just waiting for the right person.
At this point in time most women would say their biological clock is ticking and they need to hurry up and have children. I believe that God will allow it all to happen in His timing.
For the women out there who are watching that biological clock you’re wasting time, focus on what’s positive in your life, your career,hobbies,great friends and family, god-child and most importantly your relationship with God. God will provide in His timing,prayer and faith should be your focus not watching a biological clock.
The Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou would have been 90 years old today. Honoring a woman who inspired me to write and to be a strong positive woman that’s a force to be reckoned with.
I know many of you have heard the saying “Bloom where you are planted.” This saying is perfect for the spring time, simply because this is the time of year flowers bloom. Sometimes there are new seeds planted some bloom up from previously being planted.
We all have seeds planted within us and there is a time for them to bloom. Some of us try to bloom to early becauae we see the progress of others around us. You must realize its a time for roses, tulips, carnations, lilys etc. Don’t be envious of early bloomers. Know that proper timing and watering will allow you to bloom when you are suppose to bloom.We can apply this way of thinking to multiple areas of life.
Also remember not to uproot your self because you are not blooming as fast as you would like. Having patience for growth is key to a beautiful bloom. In addition, consider that the good and the bad around you contributes to your growth. Allow the Son (Sun) to shine on you, also be receptive of the watering it helps to promote your growth. Others speaking positivity into your life symbolizes the water which cultivates your growth and blooming into what you are suppose to be.