Encouragement: Start Right NOW, Don’t Wait

Happy Wednesday to all who will read and thank you so much if you are a returning reader. I received so much feedback from my last blog, and honestly it was the peak of the year for the amount of readers. So I want to say thank you for taking the time to read my Blog.

Every year towards the end of the year we all go into panic mode, well at least I do. We say oh yeah, I was suppose do this or that this year and never got to it. So, I’ll just wait until next year to start. I want to tell you firsthand, you’re doing it wrong. Chances are you’re not going to do in the new year. I’m always reminded how the bible says God gives us  “new” mercies everyday. If you break that down it really means that yesterday is gone and in the past and that today and future are brand spankin new days that you use to start or make a change. I was always writing down a list for the new year. Pause… There’s nothing wrong with planning things to do for the year at all. We make vision boards and such, but even in those plans, you don’t have to wait until the calendar says 2020 you can actually start those things now. They say it takes 21 days to create habit. If you wait for January 1 to start going back to the gym and by the 17th you’ve skipped twice then chances are you’re not going to complete the goal within the 21 days because the habit hasn’t been created yet.

START NOW! I notice on my walk with Christ that I must constantly speak his word over me and over and over and over. It’s the same word but if I create the habit of it then the bad habit or lack of confession will leave. This is exactly what we must start doing. You want the business? Start now. Want to go back to school? Start applying and looking now. Read my last blog about creating the moment and stop waiting for the right and perfect time because it won’t come.

So I want to leave you with this. Start Now so that when you walk into 2020 you will already be doing what you want and mastering your goals.

Be Blessed everyone, Let’s grind and get it!

 

Truth is, There Will Never be a Perfect Time

Hey Family, I pray that you are all well and are living your best life unashamed. Let’s Dive into this!

Last weekend I took a trip to Arizona to visit my Father for his birthday. I wanted it to be a surprise but I didn’t want to show up and get surprised that he was out of town or something, so I figured I better tell him that i was coming . He had been asking me for sometime to come and visit, come visit , and come to Arizona. My response was ok I’m going to come, or yeah after I get this done or after this over that. If I can remember from the first time I said I was coming, 2 years had passed and gone away. So the idea got dropped on me 2 weeks coming up to his birthday that I should go and visit. Mind you, I just bought a house, still buying furniture and still trying to replenish my monies from all the above. I think that was the main reason why I kept pushing it off because I wanted to have the ample money, I wanted to have ample PTO to take the time off and I really wanted to have it all planned out in a way that I knew I was good.

See that’s just the think with us over thinkers and creatives. We want the timing to be perfect and everything to be right. I begin to take inventory of my life and me and my dad’s relationship. He moved to AZ about 9 years ago and I had visited him 7 years ago. My dad turned 71 on last Friday and I’m 30 and honestly I don’t know how much time we have on this earth being on his side or my side.

So I took a leap of Faith and booked the flight Scared lol because I wanted it to be right and I wanted to be comfortable. Well let me tell you how comfortable I was. I only paid 11 bucks for the flight (taxes and fees) because I had enough Points to buy a round trip ticket 🙌🏾 and to top it off my mom called and told me that she wanted to give me some money for my trip 🙌🏾🙌🏾 the Provision was totally made! All I needed was the leap of Faith of stepping out and saying I’m going to do this, not sure how it’s going to go down but I’m going to do it.

So here’s the lesson. Stop looking for the perfect moment and create one. Literally, create the moment and stop holding off until when you think is the perfect time. This is what God wants us to do. He wants us to walk by Faith and not by Sight. I could had easily put the trip off and said not right now, but until I said yeah, I’m going to do this, the provision was made for it to happen.

Stop looking for “Perfect Time”

Perfect: Having all the required or Desirable elements, qualities or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be

Time: The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as whole.

I want to encourage you to step out and go with it BLIND, God will bring the Provision and get you to the Finish Line.

Be Blessed

Don’t Get Discouraged with the Current

Hello Family! I hope everyone is doing well! My bro Bryan has really been on me and pushing me to write and to organize a blog schedule, and need to say… it’s working thus far. So every Wednesday you can see a new blog post from me and you actually might begin to see more within a week 😊 Stay tuned

I just want to continue to encourage those that might be going through a season that feels like drought. What do I mean? You feel like you’re not accomplishing anything or nothing is getting done or you may feel like everything you touch falls apart or you’re just a car in park. This is what I’ve been feeling for the past 3 months. I have a few things on my plate that has to get done and those things sometimes will discourage me from really working on my dream or vision because I’m too busy working /worrying about the current.

The last 4 months for me have been kind of brutal financially. Honestly, I know myself and I know when something isn’t right. I would go to work and come home and crawl in the bed, and not get up until the next day. Here’s the kicker sometimes I would eat one meal and not eat again. Now y’all know your boy loves to eat! I was surely going through a season of drought and was overwhelmed without any navigation and couldn’t see any light through my tunnel.

I slowly begin to shift my focus and I was able to see my vision and dream ahead of my current. As much mess or drought you’re going through you must combat it with your dream. I started watching YouTube vids of others people journey and stories and I started reading books that would challenge my mind to stay focus on the future. My main issue was my thoughts. You have to find a way to calm down your mind and spirit. Many of you know I am a man of faith and I choose prayer and meditation and I must confess. I wasn’t doing my share of this during my drought. I wasn’t getting fed enough spiritually to combat what my natural intake would be. Soon after I was able to get back to the grind of building my brand and business and what’s so amazing and crazy at the same time, the stuff that had me down, some of it is still going on, but I’m able to go through it because I have my dreams before it.

I want to tell you to not give up. Please don’t give in. It’s not that bad and everyday you’re given a blank canvas to create, to publish and live. Don’t get so caught up in the bad that you neglect on the good and the good to come. I hope this nugget helps and encourages you on your journey. We got this, let’s make it happen

Wisdom for the Over-Thinker

So I was brainstorming some ideas of what to jot down from my next blog post and I wanted to write something that is heart filled but relatable. So begin to take inventory of what’s actually going on with me in this season, so here it goes.

Each and every year I make declarations for the year and one them was to take every opportunity that comes my way. Step out of the box and get out of the boat. I’ve noticed that my biggest hang up here is not knowing what the outcome will be. So, instead of messing something up or losing I just won’t try and would just press snooze on the opportunity. All of the voices would come and say…. I’m not good enough, try it next time, and I would simply overthink the opportunity and lose it and then be mad that I didn’t do it.

I’ve realized that this is a cycle that I have to break and the only way to break it is by doing the complete opposite of what those voices are telling you.

I remember up until 2 years ago, I never knew how to swim. When I was 11 I had an almost drowning experience and developed a fear for water. So after that 5 years, pass by then 10 and now I was a full adult and never knew how to swim. There were many opportunities that arose that would help me learn how to swim but I had just got comfortable with not knowing and never learning how to.

In 2016 a great friend of mines came to me and said we should take swimming lessons. Immediately I said ok, because I had to show her how strong I was and that I was up for the task but  instead I was so scared lol. We signed up for classes and the classes were made for adults learning to swim. It didn’t feel so bad once I started because I ended up being the youngest in the class.

If I had never stepped out of the boat of fear and grabbed the opportunity to learn how to swim I would’ve missed it. As an over thinker we must understand that everything doesn’t have to be over thought. Sometimes you just need to go with the wave. The outcome was great. I was so excited when I learned. I’m also able to put my head in the water while showering. (The fear of drowning really had me). All I’m saying is don’t let fear or doubt stop you from taking the opportunity that stands before you.

I pray and hope that you will begin to take the opportunity that is presented to you so that you can reach you destiny.

 

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