Sunday, March 19, 2017

Being You Without Permission

I woke up this morning with the purpose of putting my life in perspective. A new day gives us a new opportunity to have the life that we want to have. There are very few days that I don't feel cluttered and overwhelmed with a long list of things to do and boxes and piles of papers to organize.  This seems to be a theme in my life. Always uncluttering the things around me.  When I am not organized, it takes away from me the time I have to pursue my purpose and move forward with the tasks at hand. I want to fly, and sail through and get to the destination of my purpose, and not be weighed down and blocked by clutter.

I am working on my consistency of writing, so it is to my great surprise that I rediscovered this blog that I began in 2012. It is a place to share the footprints of my heart. I don't know if anything will resonate with you, but it is a place for my thought to flow. It may make sense or not, but the mind is where we work out our thoughts and our very being.


This morning this is what came to mind:


"I don't need to have permission to pray. I don't have to have permission to chant. I don't have to have permission to be who I am. I must speak life unto and into myself. I must rid myself of any negative talk [Past & Present]. I must rid myself of old negative tapes from well-meaning parents, teachers, friends, and those who didn't believe in me because they couldn't believe in themselves enough to take those risks.  What I don't know, I will search out those answers! We didn't come into this world knowing everything. We are a magnet attracting all that is within us to us! We are not lacking. God infused within us, His energy, His power, His love and the ability to do all that we have been gifted in order to live out our purpose."

Please share your thoughts with me by making comments.  I will respond.  Thank you.



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Yesterday, You Said Tomorrow - A New Year 2013




The statement "Yesterday, You Said Tomorrow," is a precept for the popular response  "Just Do It!"  which was made popular by the household name of Nike, Inc.

Many people make new goals a week or two before the New Years begin.  At this point I have not fully developed my goals or the plan to get me where I need to be by this time next year in 2014. 

As I sit at my desk thinking about what things I want to accomplish by next year, I am feeling that the listing of these goals are fairly simple but the motivation within me to push forward to make things happen is not where I desire it to be.  I have had some very successful years, in which I met and completed a majority of my goals.  My motivation was strong, and I was very focused and nothing could stop me.

So my thinking is that there must be some things that I must do to increase my motivation.  I have been reading the book "Do You'" by Russell Simmons, and one of the things that got my attention is that many successful people meditate, have a relationship with God, or higher force within them.  They find the time to pray, meditate, talk to God and also spend time in silence.  I remember my mother saying at different times in my life, that without God, without a spiritual life, you are lost.  With her wisdom, I believe this to be true.

My spiritual life has been waning over the years.  I have become leery about people and those that say they are spiritual,  as I see no light.  I have been hurt by a few people that were leaders within the church, and for many years have stayed clear of such institutions. 

However, I know God is real.  I know that I am still here because He has protected my life from real danger.  I have experienced Him.  I have felt His spirit upon me, within me and through me.  He also showed me that He has been with me during those times when I thought I was all alone; Alone in my mind, and alone in my spirit.

God showed me who I am.  He showed me where I came from.  He showed me where I am going, and He showed me my assignment.  That alone should be my motivation.

So today as I write this, my first goal for this New Year is for me to find a quiet place everyday, and to spend time in the Word,  praying, and meditating.  

Then as I begin to do these things, I will take each goal that is before me and work towards the completion of them.  God has set a path before me.

As it says in Psalm 119:105,

 "Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path." (NIV)
God also said in Matthew 6:33,

 "But Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God and All his Righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you."   

So with this...It is important to seek the Spirit of God in all things and when one does, one's motivation will be energized.  

I take this day to Do it Today and not Wait for Tomorrow. I am going to push beyond procrastination and "Just Do It" Today!!!

I hope and pray that my struggles encourage you as I am encouraging myself to move forward and Do!

May you have a wonderful, motivated, successful New Year!!!

YPM

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Friday, December 28, 2012

My Morning Beat

My Morning Beat

I woke up this morning thinking about all the things that I must do today.  I have a short list so that I can cross off what I have accomplished.  Sometimes I add more as things come my way and I complete.  

I like to get on facebook first thing in the morning so that I might post something encouraging or possibly read something encouraging.  The first thing that appeared for me, which was not on FB was a quote on Goodreads.com.  I read quite a few quotes on Goodreads, and one that resonated with me this morning was: 

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are always being influenced by the world around us and we tend to do what everyone else is doing.  Well, I don't want to be that person.  I want to be me.  I want to live with my passions and my desires intact.  I want to be the rare vessel that God made, that he created, and masterfully designed.  I choose this day and everyday to just be "MYSELF."  

I hope that you choose to be yourself too!  I don't want to compete with someone to just being ME.  I am ME and only ME all by myself.  I am so creatively made, just like you are.  BE YOU!  It makes a world of difference.

I appreciate those who have a strong voice, a strong vision, a strong mind and a Strong Spirit to do what is within them!

So to this end...We can not change the World...if we could, it would have already been done.  Let's work on ourselves...I am going to change me.  When we change ourselves, we can collectively change the World.

Blessings to you as I continue through my day.  Check ya all out later!

Peace!
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