What are you Magnifying?

What are you Magnifying?

Happy Wednesday Family! Today, I just want to share this thought with you and ask you the question, what are you Magnifying?

To my religious folks, you might respond, JESUS and him only lol. INDEED you should and don’t stop magnifying him. So y’all know I have to do it, Let’s look at the definition of magnify. Magnify can be defined as making something appear larger than it is, especially with a lens or microscope. This is the definition we will be using today but by all means keep exoling and magnifying the Lord!

If I could be honest and transparent, Life has been hard for a lot of us. You might be reading this today and are currently feeling the struggles of life. You are being pulled every single direction that you don’t want to be pulled in but rest assured for a lot of us there’s always a way out or there’s always some type of resolve. As I go in life I’m find myself sometimes more focused on the problem or circumstance rather than focused on how to fix it. We don’t like the process. We hate it. I hate it and I’m sure everyone on the planet does but perception is everything. For example, I remember buying my first car which was a 1999 Chrysler Concorde LXI with 141,000 miles. Man, that was my baby. it was gold with leather seats, moon roof, cd AND cassette player and I was 19 years old living the dream. I kept it clean, washed and waxed. I also tried my best to keep those check engine lights off. Now, I got this car in 2009 which would make it 10 years old. I remember when I first got it, there were two major things that I needed to repair. One was the windshield had a large crack from left to right and I needed tires bad. Looking back I can remember that car being very good to me. I got to college and home back and was never left on the side of the road. That’s not to say that the car never gave me issues. I remember begging my dad to pay for the repairs of the fly wheel (which was major) and I needed the tire rods repaired. If I could get back into 19 year old Brandon’s head right now, I would have told myself to calm down, it’s an old car. I remember how angry I would get when I needed something fixed on it. Now at the time I thought it should have not broken down BUT it’s an old car. So I could choose to magnify the problems that I would have and honestly I did. I remember sometimes crying and balling because I didn’t want to beg my parents to get this car fixed again and again OR I could have magnified the process and that process often included my parents paying for the repairs because I didn’t have the money. I surely would have saved myself sometime from being angry and stressed about something that actually could and would get fixed if I just started the process.

I’ve said all of that to say this. We already know that life is uncertain, and somethings are out of our control but how we choose to respond and show up is our responsibility.

What are you magnifying?

Are you magnifying being tired and not having enough time in a day?

Try figuring out where all your time is going, and cut back. Start this process, Magnify this Process

Are you magnifying debt, bills?

Start speaking I am debt free ( Your words have Power) & also take the initiative to become debt free. Research, Research Research Start this Process, Magnify this Process

Are you magnifying and saying I’m not that smart?

GET SMART… read… there are audio books, and Youtube. Start this process, Magnify this Process

As we enter into the end of 2022, we have a lot of time to change our habits and the way we think. I dare you to start magnifying the positive or even the finish line before you magnify the problem. If all you do is keep talking about the problem, the problem won’t go away, but it will get bigger and bigger and before you know it, you might have became the problem because you have let the problem overtake you. Think about it. There are billions of people in the world. Do you think that you are the only person that might have gone through something that someone else hasn’t? Remember this, you are not alone and I ask you again, What are you magnifying?

You Got This

Hey family. It’s Monday. I know it’s been a while but I am here with another Blog for you. I just wanted to spread some joy and encouragement to who ever lays eyes on this.

I know that we are in the last few months of October and for some I’m sure you could use a clean slate of a new year but I don’t want you to prematurely kick 2022 away just yet. Someone told me that it matters how you end one season and start a new season. I have carried that heavily in my heart. So instead of trying to get out of the season that you’re in right now in this present moment, take time to dissect it. Break it down. What is there to learn from here. What should I do better? What should I stop doing? I kid you not, if you don’t do this you will walk into 2023 the same way you walked into 2022 thinking that the calendar will change your discipline or lazy behaviors. Friends! It doesn’t work like that. Take this journey of closing out this year strong by looking at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself this, “Did I show up for me?” “Did I fully rise up to the occasion”? Or “did I play it safe”? Take sometime to think about that. These are constant questions I asked myself at the end of the month. I really want to do all I can in this lifetime. I have a dream of being an airplane pilot someday. Why not? Who said I couldn’t? I want to encourage you to dig back in your back pocket and to pull out those dreams, those businesses, and ideas you once had but said it was too late or it’s not big enough. Pull it out. Work on them and end this year strong! Just wanted to encourage someone today and let you all know that I am still alive lol I promise I will be more consistent! Have a blessed Week!

Navigating Seasons

Hey Family! I hope this finds you doing well! Today I just wanted to share something that has been in my thoughts. In a few months I will be turning a year older and always around this time, I’m nervous. I’m usually more nervous and asking myself if I had done enough or did I do everything I wanted to do in this current year of life. Often times I would get a bit stuck into it because I would find a list of things I had planned for the year around my last birthday and would get completely overwhelmed over not getting everything done. In the last 6 months I’ve realized that the best way to navigate time and pace is by season. The definition of season is the 4 divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth’s changing positions with regard to the sun. We can easily compare these stages to our lives and we can really conclude there is a time and place for everything. Some of us have a period of seed planting. You don’t get to see the result right away but you know that the outcome could be great. This is why some of us go to college, or take up a trade. We plant seeds in the ground because we know that the rainfall can help cultivate and grow the seed. I start really paying attention to my life and what has and has not been working. I think we all should take a glimpse to see what is actually going on. If you do this, you would be able to define the season that you are in. I really believe that we should never stop learning and growing. I remember just a few months ago, I wanted to changed careers and find a new job. I filled over 50 applications, did interviews, and even second interviews but for some reason I didn’t find anything that fitted my interest for moving into something different. I often asked God why was it so hard to move forward. Finally, the revelation came and it came from a seasonally perspective. I was in a season of building. Harvest time wasn’t quite there yet for me. So I begin to continue working on what I had put off because I was irritated with not getting the instant results that I thought I needed. Literally 3 months later I started walking into my harvest. I plan to share this more in depth but I’ll share this. In a one month span of time I had went from teaching 3 piano students to now teaching 12. I realize now that if I had moved to quickly and even got another job, I couldn’t do what I really wanted to do. I wouldn’t even have the schedule or time to make it happen and honestly i am really doing something that I really enjoy. I enjoy seeing the light bulb come on while teaching music to my students. So I encourage you right now. If you find yourself feeling stuck and not knowing where or what you’re doing, try figuring out what season you’re in. It could possibly be a season for you to sit back and listen, and learn. It could also be a season for you to start taking leaps of faith because you might have been too comfortable for too long.

Be Blessed!