Unstoppable – Show Your Light

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts (2 Peter 1:19 NKJV)

“Find something that you’re really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.” -Chris Evert

How Odd- Everyone Has A “Truth”

All of us are driven by something. There is a reason we get up everyday and do our thing over and over and over. How interesting it is to hear what people say when asked what their something is. Some say money, others say success. I have had guys say women and women say finding the perfect man. It seems, however, the most common “somethings” are very much nothings. Things short lived or trival. Pretty much just thngs.
I used to be all about nothing. Paper chasing, boy crazed, and living for all the things that were in reality killling me slow. How empty my world was when it appeared to be full. I always had a group of friends around, a place to be, a job to do, a drug to take, and all the while I was at a dead stop on the freeway of life. I was driven by nothing and as a result I was going nowhere. I was miserable and started acting that way and all those things began to disappear.
God smacked some sense into me 8 yrs ago and asked me “You need your boat, you need your oars, but where exactly do you think you are rowing?” I panicked. He was right! I had nowhere to row and nothing to row back to. He forced me to get honest and as soon as I did, I got Him. The truth. The Light. The Way.
My life has never been the same since I made the decision to be honest with myself and with others. Now my drive is at light speed, no pun intended, and I live to tell others just how alive you can be if you allow the One who gave you life to be your something to live for!
With God as your source of purpose and your main priority you are UNSTOPPABLE. He will show you why you are His and all the other somethings you sought after will be added to you if they serve you well.
Truth. It is what we all search for. It is what we all stand for. God is truth. Once you become an unstoppable man/woman of God and receive the favor that comes with honoring Him above all else, you will never want for anything ever again. True story…. Just sayin.
Be honest, be unstoppable, be a light that shines for others.

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you (Philippians 3:14 – 3:15 NKJV)

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Forever Faithful

“But now, O Jacob, listen to the LORD who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
(NLT) Isaiah 43:1-2
We sometimes think that God is too far away to help us when we enter times of turmoil, that He is in Heaven and that we are here all alone. The distance between us and God is actually not only the opposite, but it is also non existent.

God is right here. He is very much present in our lives and He is always aware of our situations. He is able to rectify whatever problems present themselves, it is just a matter of us asking Him and if what we are in fact asking for aligns with the betterment of ourselves and our lives.

I have had many prayers feel like they were unheard or bouncing off some imaginary wall and returned right back. In a relationship I would pray for Him to convict the heart of someone who was hurting me so it would work. but the next day I got left. In my place of previous employment I would pray for an advancement, but end up working for 17 hours doing manager’s work while they went home to live their lives. In a bind I would pray for finances, but instead remained broke for days wondering where my blessing was or if it was coming at all.

In all of the instances I just mentioned I was angry and discouraged with the results of prayer when, in retrospect, I should have instead been thankful! The guy I with was a jerk, the job I was at was dreadful and the money I asked for was not given in order to show me how to manage my spending and on who I spending the money on!

All these times and every other time, my prayers continue to be answered according to what God knows is best. Unanswered prayers are answered ones. God hears when we cry out our heart’s deepest desires to Him. He is not far away handing out ticket numbers and we are not at line at the DMV. Our cares are all taken care of and tended to simultaneously. Although hard to comprehend, there is no waiting in God’s house. We are not able to understand His omnipotence because we are limited in our abilities. God knows no limits. He knows no lie.

When you feel lost and unimportant. When you are afraid of your financial situation or a failing relationship. Remember God has our best interest in mind and the script of our victory written. Temporary trial is no more than an additional reason to praise God. Immediate struggles and tests precede long term blessings and progress. We are to always be thankful and in any season, for whatever reason, praise the One who is forever faithful.
“I am not worthy of all the unfailing love and faithfulness you have shown to me, your servant. When I left home and crossed the Jordan River, I owned nothing except a walking stick. Now my household fills two large camps!” Genesis 32:10 (NLT)
Our Father Who Art In Heaven- an article by Ola Aroyehun

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Bittersweet Busy-ness

“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody.” -Mother Teresa

My heart beats loudly as my head pounds trying to keep up with it.
My feet remain on the floor, my legs scream at them to just get on with getting on with it.
My eyes reflect back from the mirror and the sun slices through field greens and muddy water browns.
Such a scene to be seen, but I am all alone as I wander through my city streets and into uncharted towns.
Would anyone make the trip or if so would they stay?
Nestled in the blankets of my private get away?
Some have skipped breakfast, but stayed up to count the stars,
Others carved their way out of dodge, leaving little sign they’d come besides the scars.
My fingers trace the grooves the tires of trickery have left on my heart.
God has re paved the lot so many times that without these tracks I’d have forgotten this part.
When the healing began I assumed the dying was done.
Strangely it was the opposite, the dying of self had barely just begun.
My heart beats loudly as my head
pounds trying to keep up with it.
My feet remain on the floor, my legs scream at them to just get on with getting on with it.
God breathes His way into the room and my hair blows gently with the breeze.
My skin warms in His light and my eyes move from the mirror to the ceiling.
My towns are now bustling with bittersweet busy-ness, thoughts chasing after feeling.
I am not alone in this no matter how quiet it gets,
God reminds my heart of it’s worth no matter how many times it forgets.
When it is just you, your heart beat, and your eyes.
God is sitting next to you whispering that here is where the magic lies.
To be still while in waiting is to be led where He takes you,
To be happy in hours of heaviness is to understand how He shapes you.
An afternoon with these four walls. God with me in my mess,
Is better than a whole lifetime of bittersweet busy-ness.

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Something Sweet

“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” -Gary Zukav

Tootsie Pops

What makes you smile?
What takes it all away awhile?
Kids are obsessed with it and they cry if deprived,
The stuff that makes you feel you’re alive.
Is it in a wrapper? Is it in a box?
Can you buy it or if too much of it requires detox?
Is it in the frozen food isle or at the end of the street?
Does the rush we feel in our lives come from the stuff we eat?!
O.C.E.A.N Personality TestFaith is not frozen, hope is never sold,
God did not intend the sweetness we crave to expire when it’s old.
Think of the way chocolate makes your worst mood lighten.
The way candy makes your declining energy heighten.
These things we associate with the words rich and savory.
What about the ocean, a good friend, or an aviary?
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If you limit God’s given pleasures to what you can taste or feel,
You will miss out on exactly the things He intended to be real.
Somethings can temporarily serve you as a tasty treat, but
Salvation, Forgiveness, for an Eternity???


What Is Your Life Stance?

“…pleasure, of course, is a slippery word…. Our pleasures ultimately belong to us, not to the pleasure’s source.” -Billy Collins

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10 NKJV)

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Head Games

This message contains an actual poem I wrote a couple years back that I randomly stumbled upon while going through old notes on my Facebook.

The way I felt after re reading this poem is a bit hard to describe. I was going through a time of testing in regards to unhealthy, worldly relationships, however had no clue of this at the time so I was suffering very badly emotionally.
The way I was taken for granted, disrespected, and broken down by this person was the most painful experience I have ever been through. It was a result of my voluntary seperation from my spiritual walk and with that seperation came the enemy’s opportunity to play head games with me. I became the victim he convinced me I was. I then lost myself and the ability to hear God’s voice as he rambled off his laundry list of all I was not.

Ironically , this was also God’s opportunity to teach me about what it feels like when He is not at the center of things. How it turns out when we would rather pursue the people or things which we know very well have no business being chased after, yet make them our primary objects of devotion.

Idols are disappointing. They will all be destroyed by the real deal. God’s love is unsearchable, but He always finds a way to you. There is nowhere to hide from His love. The dark always will be brought to light.

The point I am trying to make through all of this is simply that I get it. I hurt, i have hurt, badly. We all have had an experience where we chose the world instead of God which left us without, stressed out, and only a bad ending to talk about. A time where God was showing us through a painul experience just how happy you can be if you allow yourself to be with Him by your side.

It has now been about Two years or so since I have heard from or seen this man I speak about because I finally chose to listen to God. I chose to trust He had something better in store and to walk away from what obstructed my path to obtaining it.

It is one choice at a time. It may seem tough, but I can be a witness to God’s promise it will never hurt that way again! Believe that you are a gem. Do not allow anyone or anything take you from yourself! Below is where I was. Above is where our healing comes from and God’s Word is what we stand on in between.

Be happy, be bright, be YOU! In Jesus name

“my head is aching, my body is tired. my patience worn thin and our time expired. i need to sleep but instead i pace. emotions stand in front of me and pain laughs in my face. its so very clear that this is not what i need. that no matter how i try to force this i wont succeed. its a lesson learned and i am stronger than this. the verdict has been read, case dismissed. why do we like to hurt so much? why cant we simply look instead we have to touch? the flame draws us near though the burn is a promise. one of these days we will learn to just be honest. to ourselves and let it go. all the twisted nonsense that eats away at us slow. all of the games that we are convinced we must play. of the idea that we will never just be happy some day . i hold hope tightly and kiss it good night. together its inevitable we will win this fight….. ”

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Wasteland Warfare

Waves crash loudly against the sand. They seem to say so much more than I could with this pen in my hand. Its amazing how loud the silence gets. How it reminds your soul of what it fakes it forgets.

There is no denying that awkward minute. You look around the room of your head and find only you in it. Id like to attribute this ditty to one of those times. To thank my faith for reviving my opinions resulting in rhymes. People never cease to amaze me, in fact I am left in utter discontent. Watching them stumble over their selfishness and crash face first into the cement.

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Trash is the new accessory of the shores these days. Instead of a child its a radical who laughs and plays with Gods gifts. Sticks are now symbols and stones are a religions what ifs. I fear for the worst as I shake my head. A tear manages to fall as I pass a seabird because its dead. What happened to the place where peace and comfort nested? Why do we participate in actions we once detested? Everytime the sun rises I pray to hear news of the better. That the sands will be free of disgrace and to find filths good bye letter. On the contrary I am forced to walk amongst what is my own worst nightmare. One I cant just wake up from and just seem to be stuck there.

Graffiti on boardwalks to communicate. Bottles and paper bags left motionless as if expected to just dissipate. On their own wthout regard for this planet. Earth is a gift now I am too ticked off to try to stand it. If you think i am joking you have a sick sense of humor. One could only wish this was some sick llittle rumor. Walk the streets the sands have become. I hope this is acknowledged so Im not the only one. Who would rather stay in the car than imagine what Id see next. The sands have been desecrated and it leaves me perplexed. I pray and apologize on these peoples behalf. God just frowns miserably trying hard not to laugh.

This takes more than one woman’s prayer. I hope next time i set foot on tne sand ill see you there. Humility in one hand justice in the other. Willing too clean up the mess we make of one another. You are a decision away from listening. I didnt stutter. Help take back the honor of the beach and keep trash in the gutter.

Clean The Coast 2012

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To suffer in silence is a pain unlike others,
A pillow over your well being that slowly kills you while it smothers
A craving that laughs as you cry in the corner.
A soul that is lost and frantically looks for it’s owner.
One pill, one hit, one problem, one regret,
One crutch you rely on to help you forget.

Life is for living and God gives us the air we gasp to breathe.
Friends get sick of our behavior, family gets up to leave.
Suddenly the high we felt is holding us down.
In an instant we realize there is no one left around.
A mirror is avoided due to the reflection we know we will see,
The face of a person we swore ourselves we would never be.
The enemy wraps his arms around you and pretends to be all that you need,
Then light and archangels rush in to intercede.
The demons that made a haven inside your heavy heart,
Are now packing their things and are forced to depart.
Once clear of the toxins and lies that polluted your walk,
You are now able to stop being deafened to hearing God talk.
He doesn’t scold you or condemn you like you originally thought,
He wipes aways your tears, looks at you and waits to hear what you’ve got.
Nothing but thoughts of sorry begin to flow,
God tells you to cheer up because He already knows.
No drug that you take, no pill that you swallow, no experience you run from is worth being this hollow.
The way you feel God now feels better than flying,
The life you now live is worth actually trying.
To succeed in this life you cannot be a coward
It takes guts and belief to be Empowered.
God will get you higher than any back alley dope.
So look to Him and stop seeking for something to cope

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