Today is the day that I gather together with my brothers and sisters in Christ to worship the King. Today is a day for a new start, a reboot, and forward progression. Today is the day that I have resolved to seek God even more than ever before. Today is a day of rebirth for me. Today is my day.
I was thinking about some raised eyebrows I received the other day about something I posted on Facebook. It was honestly nothing controversial in my eyes, but others felt something different. It was content of a personal nature, and up until this point, I have been extremely limited in my sharing of personal information. So because of previous conversations with some people (wherein I felt the need to protect some elements of my private life), I believe a few people were offended by my disclosure. Close friends to be honest…However, this morning when pondering about what I should write, this is the only thing that comes to mind.
Every person deserves to have some level of privacy in his or her life…even if they are in the public’s eye. Some things are going to be disclosed whether the individual wants them to be or not. Some things are going to be disclosed by the individual themselves. In relationships, regardless of whether they are on a romantic, platonic, familial or professional level, every bit of information is not and has not been disclosed to others. It is up to the individual to determine whether or not to disclose the information or even how to disclose the information. What the other parties do not know or even understand is the person’s story or reasoning behind their actions. Also, the person is not obligated to disclose anything further if he or she chooses not to do so.
Having said all of this, I now say, please have a measure of respect for the choices others make concerning their lives. If the choices being made are presenting a concern for self-harm or harm to others, then external intervention becomes necessary. However, if the person’s decision affects no one in a life-threatening manner, regardless of your feelings concerning the matter, the person has the right to make decisions for themselves and will be the ones living with the consequences for their actions. Respect other people’s right to privacy…#thinkonthesethings
Giving is an important part of our lifestyle as Christians. We give not only to support the work of the Kingdom, but we also give because we need to give. Our need to give is a reminder of the fact that there is nothing in which we possess that has come to us of our own ability. Everything that we have comes from God. It all belongs to Him as the Sole Owner of it all. We render our first fruits back to Him as an act of acknowledging that everything we have is because of His goodness toward us.
So in this season of giving, remember that we can only give because God has first given to us…it is not so much about the size or the amount of the gift as it is the motivation behind the giving. We give because it is necessary…#thinkonthesethings
Those mornings when we arise with a praise on our lips are a sign of one of two things: 1) either today is going to be awesome, or 2) we are being prepared for battle. It is up to us to pray for a discerning spirit so as to be able to determine which type of day it will be. Trust in God’s ability to help us to successfully navigate through each situation…#thinkonthesethings
I am spending some much needed time with my family and taking a much needed break away from work. So in lieu of posting a video today, I would love to wish everyone a wonderful weekend. As always, thank you for all of your support and friendship during the past year. I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon…God Bless!
“When a man’s ways please the Lord, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him…” (Prov. 16:7)
As believers, we sometimes forget that we can suffer defeat. Receiving an ‘L’ in a battle does not signify the loss of the entire war. It just means that we have simply lost a battle. We cannot predict the outcome of a war from the onset unless we know that our strategy will never change.
However, if the battle plan we adopt is that which was recommended by God, then we do not have a need to fear because God is capable of causing your enemies to become your biggest supporters…so much so that they will not remember why they were ever in opposition to you in the first place!
Choose God’s plan and watch how God will begin to use your enemies to be a blessing to you…#thinkonthesethings