Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Every single moment of the day brings with it something. Even in the quiet moments we find ourselves reflecting on what was, is, and the beauty and possibility of what can be. There are countless experiences that have shaped us, that made us move in a direction that brought us closer to someone, and even those that made us realize the ones we had to walk away from. There are challenges that simply made us better. There are moments of love lost and unconditional love realized. There are dark moments that gave us a brighter light than we thought possible. There are moments we felt we couldn't only to find ourselves pushing beyond limitations until we did. There are moments where we shouted until someone heard our cry. There are moments we sat in silence until someone asked us why. There are moments where we knew that prayer was all we had left and that was all we needed. Moments where we counted our blessings from God and realized how many we simply overlooked. Moments where we understood just how much life really means, and who makes it mean that much more. Yes, every single moment of the day brings with it something, and it's those moments we find make us who we are, why we are, and just how easy it is for "something" to become our everything.
Believe in the Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you find that something that simply makes you realize how beautifully blessed you truly are.
Have a blessed day.
Monday, July 22, 2019
I hear people talk about wanting to make changes. I hear them talk about making the adjustments they need. Maybe it's changing eating habits for health, removing toxic people to help with attitude, stopping bad habits to be more in line with your values... Maybe it's all of it. Thing is we can talk about change, but unless we are willing to do the things necessary to make those changes talk is all it is. It won't be easy. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it. It will be worth it because it won't just affect your life, but it will impact those around you in a positive way. It will call attention to the things maybe we all want to change, but are afraid to do it alone. Thing is we are never alone. Those that need us, care for us, love us, the ones we live for are there! They are there as God has placed them in our path. They are there as God is there, His Grace is there, His love for us is there. All of it is there because they too are part of the journey and not a moment too soon... Today is exactly the day you are ready for it to begin.
Believe in the Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is you realize the journey is a beautiful road of blessings. It is an on-going, ever changing, wonderful adventure that we are able to do and become anything and everything we allow ourselves to be.
Have a blessed week!
Friday, July 19, 2019
This was a very busy week. It was filled with every emotion in the book. From complete joy, happiness, and love to anger, disappointment, and frustration. Over the years I've learned that you can't really have one without the other if you want to truly appreciate your highs and the feeling of coming back from your lows. If you are up for living life then you are going to have to live it all. The good and bad, the joys and pains, the happy and sad. All of it is part of the beauty that is experiencing life to the fullest. All of it has blessings. All of it is a part of the journey and all of it is a part of you. Go ahead and feel the emotions. You control how you use them and how you allow them to affect you. In all we do there is always positive, but it's on us to realize that. It's on us to have the perspective, the attitude and the faith to know that God is in control of where we go and we are in control of staying the course as we go there. This was a very busy week. Though as I've said often it was busily blessed, and I'm grateful for it.
Believe in the Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is you find comfort that whatever emotions you are feeling you realize you get to determine how you react to those feelings and what lessons you take from them.
Have a blessed weekend.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Individual growth comes once you accept there are areas in your life that need growth. It's not easy to do is it? After all why would we need to grow? We get wrapped up in our selves so much we project out on the situations around us. We create excuses and circumstances that are riddled with every reason in the book things aren't going well. Self reflection is a must. Taking ownership of our place, our situation, our environment is important and on-going. We are in constant motion and life can and will pass us by if we allow it to. Think about the places you put yourself in. Think about the people you hang with. Think about your attitude towards it all. People experience the same things, but have very different outcomes. Why is that? Are they better? Have more money? More schooling? You can say yes, or you can determine that they found a way to succeed. They didn't allow themselves an escape route to not living their dreams. Instead they hit roadblocks and created new paths. They hit obstacles and rolled through them. They learned from experience, they fought for what mattered, they set their sights on a goal, a dream, their future, and they chased it down. They chased it down and as they got closer they put it further out! They grew and they are growing and it started from within. Where are you? Individual growth comes once you accept there are areas in your life that need growth.
Believe in the Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you find the courage to self reflect and in doing so you realize you are capable of achieving, of succeeding, of growing and doing whatever you set your heart out to do.
Have a blessed day!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
It's glaring sometimes. All the problems that others present. All the issues that we self create. Though the glare itself can blind us from seeing the entire situation. We miss the influence we have to create solutions, to offer alternatives, to think, to grow, to interact. That glare can cause us to jump to conclusions, cause us to overreact, cause us to make it worse than it originally was. We won't get it right all the time, but that doesn't mean we can't use the experience to be better next time. It doesn't mean we can't share those experiences with others. It is experience of the moment that creates the opportunity to tackle the next problem next time it arises, and there will be a next time! So, pause for a moment in the situation where you are unsure. Look past the glare and focus. Assess the moment, ask questions, be open to feelings, be honest with yourself, admit mistakes, stand your ground when you should and always pray. God is listening. Pray for guidance, for that focus, for clarity. Pray that God continues to instill in you faith. Faith that there is always a way, and that through Him is a great place to start.
Believe in the Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you realize that your prayers are always answered. Maybe not how you wanted, but rest assured God knows and answers exactly as needed.
Have a blessed day.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Some days and some moments...
As I was flying home yesterday an older lady sat next to me and struck up a conversation. Normally I'm a headphones in flyer. Though I thought I'd listen for a few as the flight had already been delayed 2 hours.
She was in a cheerful and talkative mood so I thought I would just enjoy her positive energy. She asked about my trip and I told her I was visiting my GA family, and told her all about them. I said I had to get back as I had some commitments, but my beautiful wife and babies were getting a few more days. I was grateful for that. She told me she was visiting her son in law, daughter and grandchildren. Told me all about her experiences and life. I enjoyed it, but one thing she told me struck me as good, solid, life wisdom. She told me that her daughter was all about the latest styles, fads, and trends. She told me her husband, who had passed, would always say that what never goes out of style is family, memories, and love. As I thought more about it I smiled. How often do we want the latest gear, the new technology, the new clothes only to want something different as that trend passes? It's easy to get caught up in it and miss the beauty of memories, moments, people, intentional interactions, blessings, love, family. We all do it and try as we might not to we will do it again. Though the appreciation of those moments God gives us have meant so much more as of late. Simply because I've taken a moment to appreciate the reasons we do what we do, the people we live for, the moments that take our breath away, the special people that bring pure joy to our lives, and the many blessings God bestows upon us each and every day.
Grateful for the angel sitting next to me who reminded me. We can always use a reminder and can always use an angel.
Believe in the Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you take a breath, give a moment, enjoy a blessing. Take it in and appreciate that you can and you should. Every chance you get.
Have a blessed day friends and family.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
I thought I would share a small excerpt/summary from my speaking engagements. I haven't spoken in awhile, but continue to be blessed by the opportunity to write and share with all of you.
When I first got out of college I had a job opportunity to move to Grand Junction, Colorado and make pretty good money right out of school. Circumstances would alter that path and a couple years after that I found myself lost and confused as to where I was headed. I remember vividly being angry with God to a point that I turned my back on Him. I didn't want church. I didn't want to hear the word, I didn't want anything to do with faith, hope, Jesus. It would take years to understand that my path wasn't altered it was redirected to where I was supposed to go. I didn't get it. I didn't want to see it and demon after demon would infiltrate my life because it was easier to let them in then to fight them off. As I sit here today and reflect on things past, I shake my head at how clear it is all now. God always had a path for me. He always was there even when I refused to see Him. There were blessings I dismissed as chance, angels I blew off as coincidence, and love I didn't reciprocate. Still today I often think about why me, but now it's more why save me. Then I realize we are all God's children, we are blessed by His Grace, and we are on a path that even when it seems like we are lost, God knows exactly where we are, where we are going, and how we will get there.
Believe in the Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you find your path, and realize no matter where you are, what you are feeling, how lost you may think you are God will provide you the light you need in the tunnel. My hope is that through that light you see that even in your darkest moments there are blessings.
Have a blessed day.