No Judging

I don’t have to agree with you to love you
I have my own opinion
Just because my beliefs are different
Does not mean I hate you
I lack respect when I mistreat and demean you
Then I’m spreading hate
Love encompasses more by embracing all things
It is unconditional and unintentional

The truth sets us free
Let God deduce the punishment
He never put anyone in his role
All 39 stripes are engraved on his back

 

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. (KVJ, 1  Peter 4:8)

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (KJV, 1 Peter 2:24)

 

 

 

Get Up

Today during my daughter’s gymnastics class, she kept falling off the balance beam. Brielle’s teacher gave her instructions to walk across the balance beam. My tenacious daughter was left to accomplish this task independently. She started off strongly, but stumbled off about midpoint. To my amazement, she took the initiative to start over on her own. Brielle attempted to conquer this hurdle multiple times without victory.
She was directed to a lower beam which she overcame quickly. Watching her tenacity encouraged me and made me a proud mom. Her resilience is an example of how we should be in life at all times. Never give up and keep trying even when no one is watching. It does not matter how many mistakes we make along the way, what matters is that we finish the job. We are imperfect people who serve a perfect God. Draw from his resources. God has given us the power to defeat all opposition.  If there is an obstacle before you that seems to keep knocking you down, keep getting back up! You will win!

 

 

Define Your Own Success

Webster defines success as favorable or desired outcome; also, the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence. Today, social media has also presented a level of success that some people try to emulate. A lot it is in the form of money, cars, houses, weave, makeup, flat tummies (you can buy a good girdle, if you are having a few problems with getting that washboard stomach) and so many other things that sums up as material possession. I fell victim to the hype of false gratification of wanting more, but for all the wrong reasons. The pursuit of stuff didn’t make me happy, but created a bigger void. Thankfully, God is sovereign. He gave me specific instructions to follow his divine path.  I heeded a couple of months later. I was guilty of being stubborn. My way felt more “successful.” LOL!! Of course, it didn’t reap the benefits that I desired. So here I am writing a weekly blog post. My obedience to writing is part of my success. It brings me peace and joy to hear how God’s enlightenment from my life blesses others.

Our success is flowing in our purpose. Stop allowing the world to dictate yours. Purpose brings happiness and peace. Live your own life. If you are happy in the capacity of where you are now, keep going. Forget what the naysayers have to say.  God places us in strategic places to reach certain people in a particular location or area at a specific time. We can not all be in the same place or position together. Create your own success story that is not a replica of societies rendition. Be successful! Be you!

I will instruct and teach you in the way you should go: I will counsel you with my eye upon you (ESV, Psalm 32:8).

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths (ESV, Proverbs 3:5-6).

 

 

 

 

 

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