September! The month when God said, “HELLO WORLD…HERE SHE COMES!” Life is limited. That is reality. Creation is perpetual. However, creation is a choice. And realizing that another year has come and gone, my perspectives about life continue to evolve & expand in terms of “what-” possibility. And the philosopher Heraclitus said, “The Only Thing Constant is Change.”
IMAGERY VERSUS REALITY
The world is so full of images both real and imagined. After celebrating at least 3 generations on this planet, the way I tend to view reality versus my imagery of what my life is like, and what I’d imagine it could be like. For that to ever take place would mean I’d have to live longer than #Methuselah to “get life right.” But if I took a pragmatic view (no shade of gray areas-so to speak), “getting life right” means that I need to always remind myself that the world does not revolve around this daughter/wife/mother/grandmother/writer & business woman, and other roles over the past three scores of my life.
Every day we all have a 24 hour segment in which to do our business & our bidding. We cannot turn back the clock. Once our glass of whatever we fill life with is empty, that glass needs to be replenished. Now, ask yourself this question: What are you doing with your 24 hours to replenish your life to be even better than before? God gives us all equal time. The challenge is, are we continuing in the same old patterns of thinking that have us stuck in a past that we really don’t want to re-create from day to day? in terms of realizing another 365 day cycle, ask yourself this question:”As I live and breathe, what shall I CHOOSE to do with THE REST of my life’s cycle?”
Hint: Do you feel that you have unlimited potential, or have you been lulled into the lies of those who would delight in doing nothing more than limiting your potential that was placed within your spirit by an unlimited Creator from One Universal seen & unseen creation?
CHANGES CAN BLESS…THEN AGAIN….
As we grow older, things ARE going to change!
We have no choice when it comes to the Creator’s selection of the date, place, time & circumstance when our physical existence ceases to be. Yet still, we all have the ability to create greatness with every single task, we do, and we every single idea that is revealed to us in our spirits and dreams. Day by day, no matter how insignificant we feel when we are stuck in traffic on the way to a thankless job that doesn’t even pay the bills anymore, and no matter how unappreciated people may be for the things we go out of our way to do, always, ALWAYS remember this one undisputed fact: When people you help choose to remain silent, and never acknowledge you publicly, it doesn’t mean that they are not grateful for the impact that even your smallest favors have had in their lives.
IN DUE TIME
If you keep doing and saying things that uplift people for doing right, and you continue doing the best that you can, God’s favor will be revealed not only to the people who do not openly appreciate you, but will extend around the world to people who don’t even know you personally, because someone else shared your story about who you are, and what you did or said that made their day.Point: If a person chooses NOT to acknowledge your significance in their lives, trust me, if you weren’t in their life, they’d notice it. Seeds planted tend to come up sometime whether they are blowing in the unsettling winds of life, or stuck to the bottom of an oppressor’s shoe. If there is soil, or even a crack in a street pavement…the seed will reveal itself if allowed to grow in the light of truth. Everything you and I do will make a difference in the lives of people we don’t even know, or may never even meet.
So, as I celebrate my birth in the month of September — hey there Virgo children– I’ve learned in trial and error to never look at anyone as someone to take advantage of in my own quest for success, but to view people as human being capable of greatness. You can learn a LOT from people, just by being quiet and watching how they react to their own life situations. Even the most sinister hearts may try to hide a lie, but eventually, the lips will speak confirmation of the truth that stays on fire, even in the deepest depths of one’s soul.
LOOKING BACK. LOOKING AHEAD.
Over the years I’ve learned to never mask my weakness. Day by day I just ask #YHWH to help me to connect with people who are strong where I am weak, and for my strength to be used to serve them where they are weak. I’ve learned to surround myself with people of high caliber, not necessarily high income levels. Because when it comes to money and resources, those things are temporary.
Friendship. Honesty. Loyalty. Integrity. Faithfulness. These are examples of qualities can never be purchased with money. And if people are not careful, those with money will have a lot of enemies if they do not show people respect. When it comes to “earning” respect, I’ve learned to never hide my true persona behind a profile of what the outer world sees, but always reveal my true persona by what exists in the fullness of my inner spirit. And the best way to do that is to know the Holy Spirit, because evil spirits seeks to kill, steal, lie, and destroy the good that can be cultivated in people.
So let’s listen closely to others. One day, we may see others actions screaming louder than their intentions.Grace, Peace & Honor to YHWH for gracing our time together through this post.
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