In the Circle of Vision which I wrote before this, I established that where there is no platform for a type of dream or vision, one has to be built.
A personal dream or vision will be difficult to actualize or fully realize without any national visionary platform to support those dreams and visions. And where there isn’t one – if there is no national visionary platform for freedom, a specific dream, or genre of skill, then the dreams and visions of the people perish.
If there is no platform, then one would need to be built.
Someone or some people will have to put their own dreams and visions aside to pursue the vision of building a platform for a people’s collective and individual visions to stand on.
Someone! Anyone – has to pay the price to build it.
Once that happens, then that volunteer can return to dreaming and journeying to establish personal visions in whatever field they chose or began.
In this post, I share one of my favorite examples. It involves soccer. More than that – women’s soccer. I was raised by women, cared for by women and supported by women. Plus, my brother played professional soccer in Europe.
So yes! I am passionate about soccer and Women’s Soccer for that matter.
It brings out the NINJA in me. Continue reading “SOMEONE HAS TO!”
In this post, I wish to share the next set of responses to Kenny’s questions. If you haven’t read Part 1 of this post, I encourage you to do so to get the full story. Simply click here. In brief, I was responding to a bunch of questions a young, passionate, and enthusiastic Christian man posed during a difficult time of his life. Kenny asked,
“Why is that I am following God and doing everything right but I am not prospering? Instead, it seems those who aren’t following God are prospering. How come these problems never end? I am tired man. Why do things just seem hard even after I have given God a hundred percent? How come it seems like things are working for other people and seems to come easy to others while for me its a fight…? Its not fair…! This faith thing must be a lie.“
Part 1 focused on person and his connections. This post will be centered on the theme of blessing. It is a real treat because I personally enjoy the answers here. Don’t forget to comment with your thoughts. It puts a smile on my face to read from you.
FYI – Kenny’s response is at the end! Continue reading “WHY DO “THEY” PROSPER & I DON’T, EVEN THOUGH I SAID YES TO GOD? – PART 2″
You said yes to God. You have given 100% to follow him. You have been at it for years. Still, things are stalling for you. You aren’t seeing any major breakthrough. No matter how much you try, how hard you pray, and the effort you put in, you don’t seem to be going anywhere. Yet, according to you, – THEY –
~those who are not as spiritual, not following God faithfully or at all~
-are prospering and going places. Why?
“Why is it that I am following God and doing everything right but I am not prospering? Instead, it seems those who aren’t following God are prospering. How come these problems never end? I am tired man. Why do things just seem hard even after I have given God a hundred percent? How come it seems like things are working for other people and seems to come easy to others while for me its a fight…? Its not fair…! This faith thing must be a lie.”
You want answers!
Welcome to the club. You are not alone. Continue reading “WHY DO “THEY” PROSPER & I DON’T, EVEN THOUGH I SAID YES TO GOD? – PART 1″
I confess! I am a deep thinker. Mine comes with a side effect. It’s the tendency to brutally criticize and judge myself for the minutest thing. It has been a major problem for the longest. After all, what is self reflection if the end result is a wounded hope, fear, and thoughts of shame? Continue reading “UPGRADED CONFESSIONS!”
Professional athletes, dancers, actors, painters, writers, and performers have to engage in rehearsals of some kind before the real performance. Simply reading martial arts will do you no good when you are face to face with a thief who just nicked your last dollar.
That martial art knowledge has to become second nature to the bones and muscles that have to use it. That’s were practice, which is a form of rehearsal, comes in. Let’s use the example of an actor. Continue reading “HOW PRAYER WHIPS YOU INTO CHARACTER LIKE A REHEARSAL”
Fear is a speed-bump. But don’t let fear become a STOP SIGN!!! – John Maxwell
Are you a people pleaser?
Have you ever lacked courage?
Have you ever been so afraid to say NO because of what you thought people would say?
Have you ever been so afraid to something that would hurt someone but help, preserve, and protect your priority, build your reputation, and preserve your dignity?
Are you looking for something that can help you become courageous?
Well, I have a solution for you. Continue reading “LESSONS IN COURAGE: STORY OF THE BEST ZERO”
You have heard it said that, “Life is not about the destination but its about the journey.” Well, I disagree. Okay maybe – slightly.
The most valuable lesson I have learned in my travels and adventures is this:
Life, dreams, visions…destiny is not about the destination and its really not about the journey either. Its about THE PEOPLE on the journey to your destination.
Continue reading “FAMILY IS GOLD”
Your dreams, visions, and destiny go only as far as your love for the people it is meant to serve.
In the words of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, faith is precisely the courage to take a risk in spite of the uncertainty, the doubts, the fears, and pressures. It’s your willingness to believe that “Though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death” you will not fear; you will not fail. As the good book says, “As the good book says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (1)” Continue reading “THE ROAD TO DESTINY IS IN THE GIVING OF YOURSELF”