Purpose

On this journey of life there are challenges along the way, but the Creator has given us all the ability through his grace to overcome every obstacle we face. It is up to each of us to accept the path he has chosen for us individually.

Only the creator knows your purpose and destiny. I have learned over the past few years that you can not let man dictate your life. My experience people have stated you should do this or that, but that was not what I was drawn to. Therefore, if you don’t feel it more than likely it is not your path.

We all “do not” have the same purpose in life, but I do believe we have similar purposes. We all need somebody , yes we are all different whether personality, or shades our common bond is we are all “human”. We are made for each other.

So while you pursue your purpose on this journey learn the lesson from each challenge and continue to move forward. Every situation there is a lesson to be learned. Keep your eyes on whatever you deem your prize.

Selah!!!!

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Faith Without Action

I deem myself a Christian, but I also question clichés Christian folks make.

Conversing with a lady and the scenario of her situation was she is being mistreated on her job of twenty-five years,having to take on responsibilities for her co-workers duties and expected to have all her projects completed on time as well.

She made the remark: “I’m not going to complain, because God is going to give me my reward in heaven.” I thought, what the ham and cheese (to put it nicely)!

You are telling me God has no desire for you to prosper or have rewards on earth? I truly disagree!

I understand being patient and doing what you have to do when on a job, but when is enough, enough. I don’t understand why we as Christian are taught to just wait and take whatever is thrown your way. My opinion that is not biblical. The bible clear reads: “faith without works (action) is dead”.

This is total lack of knowledge. In a lot of cases we as Christians do whatever the preacher says instead of reading the word for ourselves to know if he/she is misquoting the bible. The bible also clearly reads: “study to show thyself approved”.

I have been on the band wagon of ignorance before, but not anymore.

I have learned in the past year to stand up for myself, especially if I feel I am been mistreated. I defend myself decently and in order, you do not have to be irate to get your point across.

You can not just sit and wait for something to happen, the bible also reads:”God gives you the power (ability) to get wealth”. You can not just go to work and sit at home and expect anything to happen if you do not apply yourself.

Bottomline: I have never met a rich person that sat at home and did nothing and became wealthy. You have to put faith with action.

All this to say is there is a time and place for everything. As a Christian, I do not believe you have to be mistreated or abused and think that if God wants me out he will move on my behalf.

I do not believe it works that way.

I leave you with this thought:” If you are believing to win the lottery and you have not purchased a ticket, how do you expect to win?

Selah!

TWENTY-SIX AND COUNTING

What do you do as a fifty-four year old and have been working for a company for over twenty-five years and have no retirement benefits?

This question came up in a conversation and it’s one that will make you go hummmmm!!!

She is college educated and doesn’t even make $32K a year. Yes, she knows every area of the company and whenever she got promoted the money never changed. She has only had three raises in twenty-five years.

It’s very frustrating when someone else comes in and their beginning salary is higher than yours and you performed the same job.

So, whats a girl to do?

Does she take a leap of faith and pursue another job or stay?

On a positive note, if I didn’t know of others at or over the fifty mark that have ventured out to pursue other careers I would say stay. The truth of the matter, it depends where you want to go and what you want to do.

This I do know, you can’t think this is the end. There is always someone willing to hire for experience . I believe you have to stay positive and know that whatever is for you is for you.

We all have purpose.

Maybe it’s time to take the plung….become your own boss and start your own business.

Just a thought…Selah!!!

GRATEFUL LIFE

In spite of some of the awful things that happens on this journey called life. I awake today grateful to be among the living.

I’m grateful to have the blood running warm through each of my veins and arteries.

Grateful for a pumping heart, eyes to see, ears to hear the birds chirp every morning. The use and activities of all my limbs.

Grateful to be in my right mind.

Grateful I had the ability to get up without the assistance of another individual this morning and every morning.

Grateful for dear friends, one that is retiring today.

Grateful that she is in good health and she and her husband both are free to travel. Their son just got moved up to the Tampa Bay Rays this was such awesome timing.

With all the tragedies in life it is still great to be alive.

Each day you awake is another chance and opportunity to be or do something great and positive.

Let go of the past hurt and reach forward to higher heights of a better life.

Embrace and enjoy every moment of life!

Launching To Higher Heights

I recently had an interesting conversation with a friend. I never realized that we were so indifferent to certain things in life. I’ve finally analyzed this conversation…just because you don’t understand the purpose of one’s life does not mean their course in life is evil or wrong.

I shared with her that I wanted to work for a movie studio.

Her response was: That career path is not of God. It puzzled me! You see, some christians are sometimes too deep for their own being. I can have a relationship with God and work for a movie studio. If that’s the case why does any Christian works.

My analogy: we live on this earth and in order to survive this journey in most cases it will consist of working. My working for a movie studio has nothing to do with my spiritual connection with God.

I have always had the desire to be in that field (not necessarily an actress, but if the opportunity arise I’ll happily accept the offer) to work behind the scenes. Working behind the scenes will still make me apart of any production created.

What she fail to realize is that we all are different and uniquely made. Your desires may not be like mine and vise versa. I like a Range Rover you may like an Explorer, but that does not make your choice evil or wrong.

“My point is what’s for me is for me”.

So many years I have allowed people to make decisions and choices for me and now that I’m older and wiser I feel I’ve missed out on so many opportunities, because I did not make the choices I desired.

Now I have taken full charge of my life and others are having a hard time adjusting to my choices and for some reason feels that I think I’m better than them. No! I have just chosen to launch and fly to higher heights.

“I have left the nest”.

Bottom line: If you desire to be an actress, baker, chef, manager etc. the choice is yours. Don’t let others dictate your life or discourage you from pursuing your hearts desires. You choose today your life path, it is never too late. Selah!!!

 

Right in Front of You

Often we ask a question and fail to realize that the answer is right in front of us and has been presented. The problem lies within us not wanting that particular answer.

This scenario was presented to me by a young man: His girlfriend gave him the ultimatum, he had thirty days to choose between his job or her. I said you already know the answer.  If you quit your job and choose her, then how will we survive. To me that one is a no brainer. He replied that he will pray on it. My response: okay you pray and ask God to change her heart and mind concerning this issue. What if God doesn’t change her heart? What then?

I do understand when you are in a relationship you have invested time, but don’t forget to remember there is always an answer it just may not be the one you hoped for. A lot of times somethings just aren’t meant to be and we as humans try to make things work regardless.

In counseling some of the young girls in this new generation they want their partners to be at home with them 24/7 and that puzzles me, because if he doesn’t work and you don’t work how will the bills get paid.

Just think about the prayers you prayed did you already receive an answer and it’s just not the one you wanted?

Don’t forget to remember, the answer is already presented it is up to you to choose.

Coretta