Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Daily BITUB- “Your Story”

What if you heard your story today? What would it be like if someone asked you to tell it to them? Is it something you even would want to share? Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. You can tell any story you want to tell. You control that. Your story is happening right now. It's unfolding more and more every day. It's been going on since the day you were born. Choice after choice. Decision after decision. Every turn of life, every person you have met, every place you have been is all a part of it. We are creating it as we go. While God has a plan for us it is merely the outline to the story. He expects us to live it and fill in the details. We are the ones to play it out, and it's our responsibility to do just that. Every chapter of life creates us and everything we do matters. So, what has your story been like? More importantly what's it going to be like as you begin the next chapter of your life? How are you going to finish it?  So, when you hear your story what will you hear?  A story of success, a story of repair, a love story, a fairy tale, a story of resilience and perseverance? A story of how you chased and lived your dreams? A story of how your faith carried you? A story of how hope lit the path and you followed it? A story about how you received this beautiful gift of life from God and you lived it? You lived it every day with all you were, and that plan that God had for you... Well you are happy to tell that story, as it was exactly the one you were hoping for. 

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you take the moments life gives you and embrace the possibilities in them. We are blessed to have another day, let's make our moments matter. 

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy day everyone.

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"All things are possible if you believe." Mark 9:23

 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Daily BITUB- “Control Your Day”

Why do you let them rattle you? Negative people only have power over you when you allow them to have it. Why allow them to steal your moments? Why allow them to cast shadows? Don't let them control your day. Instead why not control it by being the positive influence? Why not shine so bright that there isn't any place for the shadows to exist? Why not take each moment that comes your way and find the good? I know it's easier said than done, but it can be done. There are lessons to be learned. There are things to experience. There are limitations to surpass, obstacles to overcome, and fears that must be faced. Nobody promised that life would be easy, but we can make a promise to ourselves to live life to the fullest. We can give ourselves a chance to be happy. We can enjoy the simple things and push ourselves to reach the bigger ones. We can be appreciative of this beautiful gift that God has given us...To take it, live it, want it and be it. To love and be loved. To give. To serve. To put our energy where it belongs. On being kind, appreciative, happy, blessed...To Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU.

My prayer for you today is that you realize how much control you have over your day. Nobody gets to take it from you unless you allow it. Give thanks to God for this place, the time, this moment. For another day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it.

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy day everyone.


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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Daily BITUB- “What will you do now?”

I've let people down. I've said wrong things. I've disappointed people. I've not shown up. I've given up. I've given in. I've hurt people. I've let grudges steal time from me and good people. I've put off things I needed to do today. I've lost moments with my kids because I was selfish. I've not been there for people I should have been. I've not been kind. I've not appreciated my life. I've lost faith. I've given up hope. I spent years away from God. Thing is, it's not about what we've done, but what we do. We can't change those things. Instead we must focus on what lies ahead. How are we living right now? What are we doing to make today a better day for others? Are we trying to be better? Are we trying to learn from our mistakes? Are we being of service? Are we being a positive influence? Are we trying to spread joy, kindness, good? Are we letting time pass us by and not enjoying the ride, the blessings, the people who love us? Are we running so fast we miss the things that matter? Have we forgotten the small parts of life that make us smile? The things that bring us joy. We've all misstepped, and it's ok. It's time you take that next step forward. It's time you realize you can put down all the bad, pick up the good, create the beauty in your life, and determine exactly what that next step truly can mean.

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer today is that you realize in God's eyes we are always His children. Lay it down and pick up your faith. 

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy day everyone. 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Daily BITUB- “You are strong enough!”

You are strong enough. You've always been strong enough. You've always had what it takes. Maybe you just need someone to tell you. Maybe you need a reminder of what you've endured. Our strength comes from those moments we sometimes wish weren't on our path. The trials we face. The negative we deal with. The hurt. The loss. The pain. I have scars that are impossible to erase. I wanted to. I asked God to remove them. I've sat and begged to forget them. I wanted to bury them deep down. That was until I told myself I didn't have to. It was ok to feel. It was ok to use those experiences to be better. It was ok to let the emotion out and express it. It was ok to face those fears. Yeah, it's not always easy. Sometimes it's exhausting isn't it? Yet, here you are. You keep finding your way through the hardest days. So far everything you have faced you've gotten through it. That's not an accident. That's you. That's your faith. That's hope. That's heart. That's strength, and you have always had it.

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you let yourself feel how strong you are. That you lean on it, believe in it, trust that God doesn't put things on you that He won't help you through. Have faith in that. You are going to be ok. 

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy day everyone. 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Daily BITUB- “Self Assess”

I often evaluate how things are going. My own personal assessment. It's important to do a pulse check. Am I closer to where I want to be? If not, why? What is in my way? Is it me? What decisions must be made today to move myself forward? Why am I making them? Are they easy? Are they because it will make everybody happy, but isn't really what I want? Are they being made because they are simply the right decisions to make? That's important. It's important to know, to understand and to feel you are doing things because you should. You can't allow yourself to get wrapped up in "maybe" and "what if". Sometimes it is crucial to be clear with your intentions. Take an inventory of your current situation. Look at the progression. Determine what needs to happen. Give yourself goals. Set benchmarks. Tell others so they can help you be accountable. Assess honestly. Be real with yourself, and stop playing games with what is important to you. You know what your non negotiable things are. You know why you do what you do. You know what matters. If you haven't in awhile... Maybe it's time you go ahead and make your own personal assessment. Figure out where you are, and get to work on moving towards where you want to be. 

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you have the courage to self assess. See where you are, and trust in God's plan to take you where He knows you need to be.

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy day everyone.

DC

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Daily BITUB- “You Choose”

Are we doing the right things? Are we on the right path? Do we have the right people in our lives? A lot of questions. We all have those days where we can easily doubt ourselves. It's not difficult to do amidst all the challenges, negativity and frustrating moments. I am confident in who I am, I am strong in faith, but we all experience those valleys. Though, there isn't a day that goes by I don't find comfort in appreciating the blessings that God gives me. The moments of clarity, the people He puts in my path to help me, the inspiration of those who overcome challenges every day. We just have to tell ourselves it's ok to notice those things too. It doesn't have to be life changing to see the positive around us, the successes we experience and the small goals we achieve. Honestly each day we are going to come face to face with opportunities to choose how we will take what comes our way. It is a choice. We can allow ourselves to be caught up in the negative in life, or we can grow from the experience of adversity and allow it to be a positive as it strengthens our character and blesses us with the reality life goes on. It goes on regardless of how we feel, think, or perceive things. So, why not look at it for the blessing that it is? A blessing from God where not a day will go by we don't get presented with situations to create building blocks. Building blocks for who we are, how we will face life, and how we will allow those situations to give us opportunities to make every valley we experience a chance to be the starting point for us to reach our next peak.

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you are able to see blessings in all things. They are there if you want them to be.

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy week everyone.


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Friday, January 8, 2021

RE: Daily BITUB- “Climb”

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"We don't climb mountains because we have to, we climb them because we can." -DC 

 

What excuse will I give myself today to let myself off the hook? It is hard to maintain our personal commitments every day. Especially if it's something hard for us. We can find anything to redirect our attention away from them, but we don't have to. Don't stop. Don't give in. Sit down and write it out. Ask yourself why? Ask yourself is the goal worth it to you? Ask yourself if you need this dream to happen? If it's no then move on. Stop wasting your time. Put your energy elsewhere. If it's yes, then figure out why. Make yourself realize if it's something you really want? If you can be confident in it then dig in. Look at it from those eyes that first saw that it mattered. You wanted it, so you determined it was something you had to put things in motion for. Either that is still there, or it's not. You have to figure it out. Dig deep and search your heart. Why are you really stalled? What stopped you in your tracks? We all get sidetracked. There is always something that provides instant gratification, and then we stop focusing on the long term things that provide us foundations to build on. Things that push us closer to our potential and those things that really matter to us deep down. Then you realize if it matters then there is a solution to every problem that presents itself. You find a way to make it through the adversity and doubt. You fight and then you fight again. You get up. You dust off. You remember what the passion of chasing your dreams felt like, and you get after it again. You climb that mountain because you can.

 

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you realize you are capable of climbing any mountain if you truly want to climb it. 

 

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy weekend everyone.

 

DC

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Daily BITUB- “Climb”

"We don't climb mountains because we have to, we climb them because we can." -DC 

What excuse will I give myself today to let myself off the hook? It is hard to maintain our personal commitments every day. Especially if it's something hard for us. We can find anything to redirect our attention away from them, but we don't have to. Don't stop. Don't give in. Sit down and write it out. Ask yourself why? Ask yourself is the goal worth it to you? Ask yourself if you need this dream to happen? If it's no then move on. Stop wasting your time. Put your energy elsewhere. If it's yes, then figure out why. Make yourself realize if it's something you really want? If you can be confident in it then dig in. Look at it from those eyes that first saw that it mattered. You wanted it, so you determined it was something you had to put things in motion for. Either that is still there, or it's not. You have to figure it out. Dig deep and search your heart. Why are you really stalled? What stopped you in your tracks? We all get sidetracked. There is always something that provides instant gratification, and then we stop focusing on the long term things that provide us foundations to build on. Things that push us closer to our potential and those things that really matter to us deep down. Then you realize if it matters then there is a solution to every problem that presents itself. You find a way to make it through the adversity and doubt. You fight and then you fight again. You get up. You dust off. You remember what the passion of chasing your dreams felt like, and you get after it again. You climb that mountain because you can.

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you realize you are capable of climbing any mountain if you truly want to climb it. 

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy weekend everyone.

DC

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Daily BITUB- “Extremes”

Have you ever been caught up in extreme situations? Over the years I have found myself in places that created extreme emotions. Some of it was self created, but all of it was on me as to how I handled it. Sometimes I couldn't stop myself from spiraling. It was overwhelming to go from one state of mind to an entirely different one in a matter of minutes, but it happens. It will happen again. It is draining even for the most spiritual and faithful of minds. It has taken years to realize that slowing down and reflecting on the situation helps to control the emotions wrapped up in those extremes, and then clarity can follow. That clarity often has me finding comfort in prayer. Asking God for balance... To be firm yet empathetic. To be patient, but not complacent. To not want too much, but not expect too little. To give me the perspective needed to see what exactly that balance in those situations we all face should be. It's an understanding that God can answer prayers in many ways, but He can't do it without our faith, our strength and our ability to accept the way He answers them. It is embracing and understanding what we want and what God knows we need may not be as we envision it. We must hold tight and trust that whatever extreme we are at, God will be there with us through it all... And through Him we will always find our balance. 

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you find comfort in knowing God is ever present. No matter where you are, He is there. If you lose your footing, simply reach out your hand and He will steady you. 

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy day all. 


DC

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Daily BITUB- “Work in Progress”

One of my favorite BITUB quotes is "I understand things I never thought I would and see things I never thought I could." Often as I reread things I've written my experiences create new meanings. Such was the case yesterday. As I was reading I realized I had highlighted almost every page in this book. I thought, now what? Often times we work hard to learn something, but then we do nothing with it. I'm guilty of it time and time again. I have read so many books about leadership and development, but all the highlighting and notes are nothing without action. It is in the use of that knowledge that helps us develop a better understanding of it. Lessons, experiences, and growth come from actionable things we create and implement. It opens up more opportunities to try, to fail, to succeed, to develop. I continue to be a work in progress. By identifying myself that way I am able to be more accountable to do the things I have committed myself to doing. I can truly look at what it means to be better, to be open minded, to challenge myself. In that, I realized my knowledge base was limited by my inability to explore beyond the text in those books. Take a closer look at yourself. You know more than you give yourself credit. Throwing yourself into situations, problems, adversity, and challenges those words start to take on a new meaning. You start to see where the learning you have done truly can become tangible and intentional actions, and you will realize that you are better equipped to handle more of what comes your way. You may just start to understand things you never thought you would, and see things you never thought you could.

Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU and my prayer for you today is that you allow yourself to open your eyes long enough to see that you are capable of doing whatever you allow yourself to believe you can. 

Have a blessed, safe, and healthy day everyone.

DC

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Daily BITUB- “Happy New Year 2021”

I have always believed the measure of a great person is in his/her ability to overcome the things they least expect and to carry whatever load must be carried... To have faith when others don't and to trust that God has us firmly in His grip. You can pretty much some up 2020 by saying we couldn't have expected anything like we experienced, and at times it got pretty hard to hold up. Over my 25 years in my current work life I have come across things that made me question whether or not I even wanted to do the job, take the path, and put myself in a place where I would have to do things that would impact others. There were moments I thought I wouldn't be able to make it through the moment, only to find that it was the moment that helped make me. The moving from place to place, the people I was blessed to know (good and bad), the adversity, the doubts, the setbacks, the wins, the successes, the relationships put me right here, right now . That is not by accident, and as my word for 2020 was intentional, I know that God has been extremely intentional in my life. He has created a foundation over the years that has allowed me to build on it to simply do all I can to give more than I take, to be a better person, and to find ways to be of service to others in all aspects of life. As we sit and reflect on 2020 my hope and prayer is that you are able to see that even in our darkest moments there are blessings. Blessings in disguise, blessings that are in plain sight, and those blessings we have yet to realize, and may not for years to come. I am grateful, humbled, and in awe of all that God has given and continues to give. I put 2020 in my book of closed chapters. A book that I often reference to remind myself of the things I have experienced, and to reflect on when I need to remember just how far I have progressed. I am looking forward to 2021, as I look forward to each new day God blesses me with. I look forward to growing my relationships with all of you, to learning more, to growing more, to becoming a better servant of God for those in my life. 

I say thank you to all of you who continue to be a part of me, my journey, my path and count you as a blessing and an intentional part of God's plan for me today and what He has in store for me next.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
Be safe, be healthy, and as always Believe In The Unbelievable that is YOU. 


DC

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Daily BITUB- “Your Story”

What if you heard your story today? What would it be like if someone asked you to tell it to them? Is it something you even would want to sh...