Yes, Be That Odd Ball!

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It is okay to push through and make your dreams come true. What are you waiting for? Time? It waits for no one. People? Well, you cannot please every body. Do you have a dream? Do you have a passion?  What is stopping you? Are you afraid of looking like that odd ball? I say you should not be! I say, go for it!

Push through! Push out! Push forward! Push ahead! Go on!

We need a dynamite and dynamic jolt! We need that jolt that only someone who genuinely loves us can give us, so we can arise from these shallow, sandy, untrustworthy muddy and undependable foundations we have built for ourselves. We need a plan, one that is dependable, and I propose one where we are not using our own wisdom and strength, but instead the foolishness and weakness of God.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. ~ 1 Corinthians. 1:25 (NIV)

Maybe you are reading this today, trying to decide whether to have enough faith to flip the switch on, to ignite the engine to your destiny. Maybe you have already tried, but your wings are still down, and you just cannot find the power or guts to lift and spread them, flap them, and take off. Maybe you once did take off, but something or someone cut you off mid air, and you just need some encouragement to take the next steps. Maybe you have taken the next steps, but you just need power from within to take flight into your victory! Maybe you need a type of power that supersedes any that you have ever known. After all, you have tried many others! Now you need something different, something that actually works and actually lasts, unchanging, consistent, and beyond your imagination and intellect.

No matter where you stand now, I am here to remind you that you are worth it, you are valuable, and you are precious. Your life is worth more than putting on a mask, putting on a show, fitting in, and making impressions. Your life is so much more valuable than the traumas you have been through. You are so much more than all that, and you are so much better than all that; they should not define you or keep you boxed in and trapped!

So push, flap, and speed and soar into your purpose and destiny! Let hope be your fuel and faith be your power!  With all your guilt, insecurities, shame, imperfections, mistakes, with all the maltreatment and violation you have undergone, you are still worth it, still precious. God knows that! You must believe that!

Drop the mask, drop the façades, and drop the shame. Let the barriers in your heart and spirit crumble and wither to nothingness, and be rendered powerless over you, because you are still mighty! You have unrevealed, uncommon, untapped power, but you are just too scared or too ashamed to delve into it. But you can drop those weights keeping you down and push through.

Drop them now, push through and make your dreams come true! Yes, be that odd ball!

Stop holding yourself back!

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Your Gift of Personal Truth and Personal Freedom

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In your journey to believing in yourself and who you are, have your own tangible experience about yourself. In your journey to loving yourself, have the courage to look in the mirror to see who you have really become. Is that who you truly are? Or is there a greater and better you? Are you able to face what the mirror is telling you? Can you accept that truth and keep what is to be kept, and do away with what needs to be done away with? It’s very hard, it’s very painful, I know. I have had my own, still having my own, tangible experience in dealing with what I have become and who I should become. But the knowledge of knowing that I am better is powerful; in the truest sense!

So who should you become? Give yourself the gift of personal truth. Don’t be superficial, be very honest, genuine and authentic about it.   

“Your goal here is to to develop a strong, solid foundation for your heart, soul, spirit and mind.” ~The Reminder: Your Personal Workbook and Journal for Success

Do not shy away from yourself. It’s okay, it’s just you and yourself, nobody else is watching. This is your personal moment of truth. In order to set yourself free, you must be honest with yourself.

“It is very important that you know for yourself, how valuable and precious you truly are. Stop waiting for external affirmation and love, instead, allow your inner self-affirmation to give you real self-confidence. Others can only do so much for you. At the end of the day, it is in your own hands to become the best that you can ever be. ”  ~The Reminder: Your Personal Workbook and Journal for Success

At the end of the day you make the choices and decisions which you have to live with. So cry and scream if you must, even get angry, but no pity party here! Face yourself! Do not be a victim, do not blame, do not point fingers, but instead, hold yourself accountable. Yes, I know, it is very difficult, but refuse to become a victim of your past mistakes or of any maltreatment that you have suffered in the hands of other people. The primary goal here is for you to set yourself free!

“You have the power to do so yourself by looking inward and making that determined decision to turn your life around. The goal here is to assist you in facing your pain and refusing to allow it to consume you.” ~The Reminder: Your Personal Workbook and Journal for Success

Look in the mirror and ask yourself:

  • Who am I?
  • Who have I become?
  • Why do I do what I do?
  • Why do I make the choices I make?
  • Are they what I really want for my life?
  • Are they really what I want to do and who I want to be?
  • Am I where I want to be?
  • If not, what am I going to do about it?

“How can you possibly make the right decisions for your life, if you do not know who you truly are? It is one thing to think you know who you are, but it is entirely another to actually know who you are!”  ~The Reminder: Your Personal Workbook and Journal for Success

Have your moment of honesty, make your own determined decisions and choices, and live your own tangible experiences in life. Find out, figure out, who you really should be. Find purpose. You deserve that! Give yourself that gift!

Activate God’s Purpose Here!

Do Not Become a Tragedy!


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You have power! You can cry, yes, but you have power. You have been put down, but you have power. You have been violated in more ways than one, many times over, but you have power. Downtrodden, but you have power. Messed up, feeling guilty and ashamed, but you have power. You’ve been stigmatized, abused, maltreated, dismissed, mocked, and left for dead, but you have power! You are not a tragedy! 

We have power. The problem is that we do not tap into that power. Some of us have no knowledge of it. We do not seek it. It is lying dormant in us every day. We have access to it. We are looking for power somewhere out there, yet there is power that resides within us, unknown, ignored and unused.

I believe that the living God is our Source and that He has put everything in us to excel in our own unique way, our own unique place, in our own unique time. We were created and born to do so. We have the right to do so. Every human being has the right to do so. Every human being has power built within to do so.

But there is a wound, an insecurity, that stops you, from tapping into and exercising that power. And so you have put on the masks, the facades and the impressions and now you do not know what you really stand for.  And so now you take it out on others and you crave another type of power that thirsts for recognition and titles, and thrives on ego centrism, self-worship, self-aggrandizement and idolatry. Losing your beautiful self in all that is a tragedy in itself.

“Strive to make the brave choice. Look at the root of the problems and troubles and torment raging within you. Take your eyes off what others are doing to you and focus on cleaning yourself up and growing beautifully.” ~The Reminder: Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence.

Let your life be beautiful and NOT tragic. You can do this! You have power to conquer your demons and wounds! Dig deep and fight to reflect the beauty within you. 

“Do not allow fear to make you become or act like anyone else but your better self.” ~The Reminder: Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence

“Your life is worth more than the putting on a mask, putting on a show, fitting in, and making impressions. Your life is so much more valuable than the traumas you have been through. You are so much more than all that, and you are so much better than that; they should not define you or keep you boxed in and trapped.” ~Dunamis: Untapped, Uncommon Power

You are not a tragedy, refuse to become one!

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You Choose Your Foundation You Lie in It

In these times of terror, distress, helplessness, confusion and fear, who do you look up to? In this age of constant darkness, lies, distrust, insecurity and anger who can you trust, who can you rely on? Who can you rely on? In this time of instability what is your foundation? Who or what assists you to stand firm, unshakable and unmoved, even in moments of your deepest fears? Who or what do you look up to? What does your foundation do for you?

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” -Jeremiah 17:7-8

  • What is your foundation?
  • What is the source of your foundation?
  • What is your foundation made of? Can you truly rely on it with your life?
  • What is the depth, length, breadth and height of your foundation?
  • Can your foundation hold and sustain you through your darkest fears?
  • What does your foundation do for your soul, mind, body and spirit?
  • What does your foundation fill your mind, soul and spirit with?
  • What does your foundation motivate and inspire you to do?
  • What and who has your foundation turned you into?
  • Can you look up to and can you depend upon your foundation?
  • Can your foundation rescue you in your mayday hour?

I don’t know who or what you believe in, but your life is valuable, your life means something, so it does matter who or what you look up to for guidance, wisdom, strength, peace, love, power and sustenance. It does matter who and what you fill your mind, soul, body and spirit with. Your beliefs may differ from mine, but I believe in the living God, so He is therefore my foundation. He keeps me steady when all hell is breaking lose around me. He is the light in my darkness. I am sure about looking up to Him. Are you absolutely sure about looking up to your foundation? Are you absolutely sure it will sustain you?

  • Can your foundation love you?
  • Can your foundation care for and about you?
  • Can your foundation assist you in fulfilling your purpose?
  • Can your foundation embrace you in your darkest hour?
  • Can your foundation stop your ship from sinking?
  • Can your foundation heal you and make you whole again?

You choose your foundation, you lie in it. That’s just how it works.

Do you need to revisit your foundation and discover what you have laid out for your life, your mind, your body, your soul and your spirit? This might be a good time to drop everything and do just that.

Check your foundation! Make sure that you do want to lie in it! Or not.

Activate God’s Purpose Here!

What Do Your Tune and Dance Promote?


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Who am I? Who are you? Whose tune do you dance to? What do you dance to? Where is that dance leading you to? Do you stop to ask yourself? Are you careful about your dance and how it affects you and others around you? Do you care? Do you not care?

Whose tune do you dance to? Yours or someone else’s? Does your tune carry caring rhythms? Do you merge with others who  do the same? Does your tune carry destructive rhythms? Do you join those who are of the same?

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

-Matthew 5:9 (ESV)

What do your tune and dance create? Where will they take you? What are they doing for humanity? What are they doing for you, your family, friends, neighbors, communities, co-workers, strangers, or the world?

What do your tune and dance promote? Pain, fear, anxiety, stigma, division, hurt, bias, anger, rage, depression, prejudice? Or do they leave a ripple effect of joy, peace, tranquility, love, unity?

Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 3:11 (ESV)

What are your tune and dance? The kind that builds, heals and brings life? Or the kind that brings destruction, fear, hatred and death?

What is your tune? What is your dance? Choose well my friend, my brother, my sister.

What we decide to do and how we react to others and to situations sends out ripple effects. What kind of ripple effects would you like to send out?

~The Reminder: Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence

Choose well! There is power in caring!