When life makes you feel a certain way keep on keeping on. There will be moments where you feel as though everything is coming against you and there is no way out but there is! We often let life cripple our minds and think we cannot change our circumstance. We think because the people around us didn’t get further that we are limited as well.
I am here to let you know that your life is only limited as much as you allow it. Everyone is aware of some of the greats that have lived in this world; Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Edison, Kobe Bryant, Ghandi, and those excellent Olympic Figures from every country. They are all amazing people that accomplished phenomenal moments in history. They used their gifted talents to change the world. They went beyond the negative comments and the people that tried to stop them in their path. They fought for what they believed in and didn’t allow all the negativity to take away their dream come true. They succeeded because they did not doubt!
I know that life can throw so much towards you at once. It gives you that feeling of wanting to give up. It will feel like there is no hope to hold onto, but there is! You were born for a great purpose and don’t let anyone tell you anything differently! Life is made to be conquered by you, not the other way around.
I started to think about how one day life will be so great. It will be where we’ll never have to worry about having enough. I know that everybody sees life in a different way, but I tend to wonder what I can take from it as things change. I paid off my first car ever! I remembered when I got that car I had no credit and barely any money. I was riding in a clunker and kept having to put money to fix it. During this time; my two older sons were only 1 and 2. I worked an hour away from where I lived and things just kept getting worse. I was frustrated and about ready to break down.
I decided to keep my faith through it all. I went to several dealerships just to dream that maybe one day I could have a reliable car. I ended up at a dealership and got lucky enough that the sales men was genuinely interested in helping me; rather than trying to make a dollar. There were so many other cars that cost more, that he could of pushed me into; but he listened to my story. He decided that he would do anything possible with what I did have to make a way for what I didn’t. This was a high end dealership and I thought to myself “there’s no way I am going to qualify.” By the blessing of God he made it possible with only $500 and no credit. They accepted my clunker and I was able to drive away with a way to transport my children and myself with no worries.
That was 5 years ago today and several car payments later I am a proud owner of a 2009 Chevy Cobalt. I know silly right. The way I’m so excited over such a simple car. A car that is so insignificant at this time in our high expense world; but means everything to me. It is a reminder to me that working hard for the little things are so rewarding; but going through it this way will keep me humble because I know what it was like to struggle for the small things.
The point of my story is to always stay humble with the little things, because when the day comes that your blessed with the greater things you will learn to appreciate them.
You know each day when you wake up and are able to have clothes on your back and a roof over your head,give thanks. When you’ve got food in your fridge and gas in your car,be grateful. The days you breathe without illness or walk with both legs, be happy. The moments you have when you can pay off bills and still have a little fun, show appreciation. Some people don’t realize how blessed they are. That some where else there is someone less fortunate than you. So before you whine about all the things you don’t have or how your much better your life could be. Take a moment to breathe, pray and realize that your ALIVE!! Recognize all that you are blessed with in the moment and know there is more to come.
I promised that I wouldn’t make excuses anymore. That I would stand tall and proud in the crowd this time. I would let my talent reign and show the world what I have to offer. I would climb mountains, swim oceans and even run marathons far and wide. I will go the distance as I live on in my life. I will exasperate all options and put up a fight. I am the greatest of my kind because there is only me. I am the nose, the eyes, and my flesh is what you see. I was born for a purpose. I was created to be a vision like no other. I was born with tough skin to make it through rough weather. I will become all I am meant to be whether you believe me or not. The truth is it doesn’t matter what you think because I’m already on top.
I am my greatest accomplishment as I get through life each day. I don’t need to show it off, I got blessed to wake up and say. The world will try to hold me to their own circumstance; but God said “not to worry for he already conquered the land!” Better yet he said the world and with lightning and thunder; I let it rain on your parade with showers of wonder. Leave you there to think about it all as I go to get my title. No more excuses this is futile and I am a given disciple.
So if people pretend and than refuse to know this. I’ll still go and tell my testimony and make no more excuses like Moses
Do you ever feel like you’re at a stand still? Like the whole world is moving at a pace and people are going some where but you feel like you aren’t? Do you ever hold your breath, just to feel your heart beat stop to remind you that you are still alive? Does anything else matter at this point when you feel like you have no direction?
The truth is there could be a number of reasons you feel your life is at a stand still. It could just be that you took a moment to take in the scene that’s in front of you; just to be mesmerized by the beauty of the land and not what’s placed in it. Than again you could be going through a job loss or a heart break and you feel there’s no where to turn to. That even when you explain yourself to people, they just don’t seem to get you. I think sometimes we don’t even understand ourselves for a moment. Yes, this all sounds confusing but when you’re at a stand still trying to find where your meant to go… the face is a puzzling expression.
or is it just me? I guess I’ll just stand here and wait and see.
Try to understand we are people everyday no matter our skin color…
We hustle hard and try making a living each day. Just because you have more money than me doesn’t make you better. Just because you don’t have two nickels to rub together doesn’t make you a loser. Just because you were raised in the church doesn’t make you a saint. Just because you were raised in the hood doesn’t mean you didn’t graduate.
Try to understand I have a life to live too…
The life of someone you don’t know always has a story behind it. The life of someone you do know might have a tragic scene aside it. The life of someone you don’t know could have death or happy endings. The life of someone you do know could have forgiveness while it’s mending.
Try to understand what I’m saying is my own perception…
I was told to act this way and that; and to learn to not blow it. I was only taught what my mother or father were given and show it. I’ll continue to make my decisions as the person I am. My past is not my present I will take a stand.
Try to understand…
The Good, the bad and the ugly. That is what life consist of. Life gets crazy sometimes and you don’t know where to turn. The good gives you light at the end of the tunnel; so you can keep that little bit of hope you have left. The bad and the ugly is altogether scary and horrible. In the midst of all this your testimony is created. For those of you who don’t know what a testimony is; it is the moments in your life that define who you are and what you have been through. You were put on this earth for a great purpose. You have to take these moments and share it with others. Your testimony can do great changes in someone’s life. We are so quick to react to people and the way they are sometimes that we don’t see what they have hidden behind all their emotion. There is so much to relate to in someone else that we need to use our testimony to reveal it. So the next time you come across someone having a bad day with a whole lot of attitude just think to yourself; ” what happened to that person in their life to make them act this way?” Next thing you know your having compassion for them.