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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

MOTIVES- Why do we do what we do???

MOTIVES
People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. (Proverbs 16:2)

I was recently talking to a friend of mine that told me about an incident from his adolescence, where he was in his backyard behind his shed smoking marijuana. His grandfather went outside around the area he was smoking and immediately shouted to him, where is it? My friend asked where is what? His grandfather then said, the WEED! My friend said he immediately lied and said that he didn’t have any weed and asked his grandfather what he was talking about? His grandfather approached him and told him sternly don’t insult God like that. Why be afraid of me because of what you are doing more than God? God is the one you should not want to let down. Who is more important than God when he sees and knows everything?

A pastor posed the question to his congregation: “If God were to show the past five minutes of your thoughts on-screen for all of us to see, would you be worried?” This is a great question that deals with our mode of operation. Why do we do the things that we do? Why don’t we do some of the things that we should?

Before you settle yourself to think that my friends’ grandfather was a delusional old man or even attempt to believe that the Pastor’s question is only hypothetical, remember that your thoughts and actions are posted for God to see all the time.  If he were less gracious, he could replay them for all of heaven or he could ensure that each fault that you attempt to cover up gets found out here on earth.
How fortunate are we that our God is not petty or manipulative? How fortunate are we that he is not like us?

Today, I encourage you to evaluate what motivates you. Do you consider Christ before you act? If not, then you should. Remember that we are not our own, but we are his chosen vessels so he must be consulted and acknowledged at all times.

PRINCIPLE OF THE DAY
Be motivated by God today so that you can live your best life!

TALK TO HIM
Jesus, I love you and want to be more like you.  Thank you for not hiding your deepest motivations from me, please show me what is lurking inside of me.  I desire to be wholly pure like you because I would be horrified if the world knew what you know about me. Thank you for being the only one who sees it all and thank you for helping me clean up these hidden motives that are not according to your will for my life. Amen.








Sunday, September 01, 2013

EMPOWERMENT: YOU GOT SERVED

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (I Cor. 10:13)

Have you ever seen the urban movie; You got served? Well it features different dance battle groups that take out their frustrations, enjoyment and skills of dance in a battle against the competition. The group that wins based upon the preset judging criteria is said to have “SERVED” the opponent. Today we are getting ready to “SERVE” the devil.

I have been teaching you the past few weeks that Satan has a job and he will do it. What is his job you ask? Well, if you want to know, you must read, understand, and know John 10:10 for yourself. However, we have a job as believers in Christ, we must serve Satan notice that we are no longer standing for his schemes, plots and attacks. He has to flee from our families, our finances, our lives, our health and our mental state.

The devil’s plan is to convince you that you will not make it out of your current storm. However, I know a man name Jesus that will not put more on you than you can bear. He will never leave you nor forsake you and he sees you right where you are. All he requires is for you to trust him completely and turn your issues over to him. After you have given it to God, trust him enough to handle it for you TODAY.   The problem that believers sometimes face when there back is against the wall is that they will sometimes try to take the issue out of God’s hands. We as humans will do this because we cannot see him moving on our behalf. However, this is where faith comes forward in the midst of your waiting period to know that God is working on your behalf. Trust him enough to be God alone!

Today my friend call out your issue out loud as in a form to serve the devil notice that today is the last day he will get the victory in any form of your life. I ask that you be specific with what you are saying and let him know his time has expired. Remember as our scripture verse states; God always provides us with an escape when we are going through trials and nothing that we are facing is new to mankind. We can triumph over our trials, but we must allow God to be GOD! 

PRINCIPLE OF THE DAY
Forget self confidence and faith in my fears. I will have God confidence and faith in HIM to lead and direct my paths.

COMMUNICATE WITH HIM
Lord today I come to you saying that I surrender all to you. I vow that I will not get in the way because of my fearfulness, but I will trust today that you will complete the good work that you started within me. Amen.

 
 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

PEP TALK(VIDEO)- JUST DO IT!



I am elated for you to watch this pep talk vlog that was filmed on the scene at one of the greatest wonders in the world Niagara Falls. I had an amazing experience seeing this majestic waterfall that words cannot even describe. I hope that you will at least enjoy the snippet of the falls that will be shown in this video as well as part two which will be released on September 1, 2013.

I was inspired by God to film this for you as it has been nudging at my spirit for a few weeks now. This Pep Talk is entitled Just Do It! Thanks Nike, but more importantly thank you God! The inspiration is derived from Hebrews 6:11, “We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.” A diligent believer lives by this scripture and understands the principle empowerment to “Just Do It!” This believer is the one who does it, does it, does it and then does it some more, until whatever he/she set out to do is finished.

Remember to never give up on anything God has told you to believe for, never quit doing anything He has clearly shown you to do. Your diligence will pay off with a blessing from God and you will reap the benefits of your efforts. Whatever your IT may be, JUST DO IT and trust GOD to take care of the promise he has given you!

His promise in Hebrews 13:5-6 is that he will never leave you nor forsake you! This is enough in that scripture focus alone to let you know that God takes care of his own, so you do not have to worry about anything! Be Blessed and I hope you enjoy watching the September 2013 Pep Talk Part 1!

SEPTEMBER 2013 PEP TALK PT.1 – WATCH NOW!!!!
SEPTEMBER 2013 PEP TALK PT.1 – WATCH NOW!!!!
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ENCOURAGEMENT: LET IT GO

LET IT GO

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matt. 6:14-15)

R&B sensation Keyshia Cole released a song in 2007 entitled Let it Go! I believe it was a ladies anthem at the time as you heard it blasting out of all the cars on the street. This song speaks of a man that has insecurities and is treating his woman below the level of her worth. The song goes further to say “it ain’t where he’s at; it’s where he wants to be”. Finally, the song breaks down that if he is not going to treat you the way you deserve, then you must let it go.
I must admit that this song is applicable on so many levels. When a person is not living according to the standards of the relationship, you must know that they do not value you or the relationship at the same degree as you do. Realize that the term relationship in this empowerment post is used very loosely. Relationship doesn’t mean only your intimate connections, but all the connections that you have such as family, friends, colleagues and other networking associations.

If you are unable to compromise or get a valid understanding about each others expectations in your relationship, then it may be best for you to let it go and allow for the person that will treat you according to your appraised value to enter your life. Yes, you cannot exile family members out of your life, but if they are toxic to your well being you can love them from a distance. (To the left, to the left!)

You must learn to do what is best for your well being and growth. You should never allow yourself to settle for what someone else feels you deserve. You must know your worth and set your own expectations; otherwise you will get basic scraps when you know that you should be getting the finest cuisine served on fine china.

Realize also that when you let go of what and who has done you wrong, be sure to forgive them as well. Forgiveness is necessary for you to be forgiven and remain in right standing with God.

Today I encourage you to let go of the past and all negative associations. Forgive yourself and choose to leave it in the past.  Give yourself the freedom to begin again so that you can live your life according to the frames of the future and not the plagues of the past.

PRINCIPLE OF THE DAY
The only thing that makes it a part of your life is that you keep thinking about it.
COMMUNICATE TO HIM
Lord, today I forgive those who trespassed against me and I choose to live in freedom. I forgive myself today as I know that you have already forgiven me and I should stop beating myself up over lessons learned. Thank you father for always listening and directing my path. In Jesus name. Amen.
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Monday, August 12, 2013

TEACHING: THE STRUGGLE

THE STRUGGLE

I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate. (Romans 7:15)

The focal scripture comes from the book of Romans where Paul struggles with SIN and hates it, but still chooses to do it. If I could talk to Paul today, I would say to him in the spirit of Michael Jackson; YOU are not alone. The battle between our spiritual and carnal side is always at war within any believer of Christ. God knew that SIN would be one of the greatest spiritual battles we would face on this earth. In Ephesians 6:12, 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Being that God knows this, he saw it befitting to forewarn us that our temple is under attack and is threatened on a daily basis. This is why the believer must always, always, always put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:13-18). If any article of the armor is not positioned properly, we risk the possibility of our temple being compromised. It is essential to cover our body with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, our feet with the readiness of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith that will allow us to press forward regardless of what it looks like, the helmet of salvation that will cover our mind, and the sword of the spirit which is the word of God that we must declare daily.

Each person must realize that when you signed on to be a soldier in God’s Army, you were automatically drafted into the war against evildoers and principalities. It is important as a believer that you know that as you are forging forward you must understand that the battle has already been won and you are just walking through what God has already fought for you. God is just requiring you to be obedient in your struggle. Stand for what is right and it will provide you peace within Christ. Your obedience will unlock so many doors in life and you will be amazed ,as well as those who witness what God is doing through you.

Yes, you have been given free will to do as you please. However, a mature believer realizes that once a person accepts Christ as their savior they must align with God’s will if they truly desire to live a fulfilled life. Although, we will all battle with sin daily, it should not reign over us. This is why we must pray without ceasing so that we can receive daily covering to fight forward and press purposefully toward our destiny while standing firm on this battlefield. KEEP PRESSING!

PRINCIPLE FOR TODAY
Escape to God.
COMMUNICATE WITH HIM
Lord, I need you to calm my heart, give me rest and then prepare me for what is ahead. Please be my strong fortress today. Amen.




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Sunday, August 11, 2013

INSPIRATION: It's Hammer Time

And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. Mark 9:29

Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), known professionally as M.C. Hammer (and later simply Hammer), is an American rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the late-1990s. He is remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for his hit records (such as "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit 2 Quit"), flashy dance movements, choreography and his trademark Hammer pants. Hammer's superstar-status and entertaining showmanship made him a household name and hip hop icon.. He has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.During the late 1990s, Burrell became an ordained preacher with a Christian ministry program on TBN called M.C. Hammer and Friends.
However out of all the hits, accolades and even misfortunes such as Bankruptcy that Hammer experienced, he got it right for me in 1990 when he released a song that became one of his most popular songs around the world. Can anyone guess which it was? (Click here to watch the video)- It was simply entitled PRAY. The lyrics go on to say that “We got to pray, just to make it today”. We need to PRAY, just to make it today! As a believer, this is what we must know to do and not underestimate the power that lies within prayer.





However, to go in depth with a prayer structure I would like to offer you the following:

J.R. McDonald formula for prayer-
  • Greet him- Dear Father, Lord, Almighty God and so forth.
  • Thank him (ABC’S) - Simply go down the Alphabet thanking God for his being. I.e. God you are Awesome, you are the Best thing that ever happened to me, thank you for your Compassion and Delivery from all my trials and tribulations… and so forth
  • Pray for others- Lord help those that are sick, bless the Trayvon Martin Family and so forth
  • Make your petitions known- Lord help me to understand what you are teaching me, please father bless my finances, heal my body and so forth.
  • Ask to be continually kept- Lord keep your hedge of protection around me, please order my steps and so forth.
  • Speak the biblical word- God you said in your word in John 14:13 "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. In Isaiah 54:17 you say that no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
  • In JESUS name send it up (As according to John 14:13). Amen
It is so easy to pray, but sometimes we simply do not do it. Today, I encourage you to deliver all of your concerns, burdens and situations to God who is your burden carrier. Remember the key to an effective prayer life is being consistent and having faith. If you do not believe in God to do what you are asking or that he will hear your prayers, then there is no use to pray. You must believe in the God that you pray to, that not only will he hear your prayers, but that he will answer them.

The believer must always pray without ceasing. Prayer will sustain you, lift you and deliver you. After you have talked to God, make sure that you also listen for what he has to tell you. Do not wait to pray, begin now wherever you may be and pray!

I like to pray on the subway, in my car, in the park, and anywhere I can because there are no limits to where God can hear us. Where do you pray? Has God answered your prayers? If your answer is no, is it because you are not believing as much as you should? Keep praying and have faith to know that he will never leave you nor forsake you.

PRINCIPLE OF THE DAY
Prayer is not an accessory, it is a necessity!
COMMUNICATE WITH HIM:
Dear Father. I love you so much for allowing me to understand the importance of prayer. I will pray always to you and even in my weakness I ask that you will grant me grace due to my unbelief.  I thank you Lord for lifting the veil so that I may come boldly before the throne and speak to you about whatever is on my mind. I love you. In Jesus name. Amen

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

INSPIRATION: A DATE WITH DESTINY!

 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.   Philippians 1:6

In the midnight hour, seems to always be when the enemy chooses to attack us. At this moment, the devil will try to heap more coals on the fire that you are going through with the hopes of consuming you. It is important that you do not toil around with the devil and his temptations, as his main goal is truly to destroy you, so that you will not reach your date with destiny. However, today it is time for you to serve notice not only to the enemy, but to yourself so that you will not give in to temptation when it seems that the waiting process is taking too long.

Being that God is your creator, he created you with intentional purpose. As he called Jeremiah and formed him in the womb and set him apart before he was born, our father has done the same for you and I (Jer. 1:5). This is why it is important for you to not get discouraged when you are going through the fires of life, because it is all for your own purification, relationship development with Christ and connection to your destiny that you must not abort the assignment. The fires of life that you are facing today did not come to consume you, but for you to surrender your burdens to the burden carrier, who is Jesus Christ.

Stand today upon Philippians 1:6 which is our focal verse that outlines specifically that you must not have a self confidence, but a God confidence that the work (purpose) that God has for you will be made manifest in your life as long as you do not abort the process. Realize that like any date you must prepare yourself and get ready for what God is trying to do within you. Surrender today to his will, so that he can bring you into your complete being. Pray without ceasing and thank God for the process that shall strengthen you and prepare you for your destiny!

A PRINCIPLE FOR TODAY:
Pressure brings out the worst and the best.
 COMMUNICATE TO HIM:
 Today, Lord, grant me the wisdom to see your hand in my trials. I want to be strong. I want to persevere. Sustain me today with the confidence that you are in control and I am purely your vessel being transported to my destiny. In Jesus name.  Amen.



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Thursday, August 08, 2013

SERMON- LOSE 2 WIN (VIDEO)


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INSPIRATION: SEPARATE TO SEE

Hello Team Inspireme,

Although, I missed you guys last week and the dialogue that we often sometimes have via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the allotted down time allowed me to sit back and take a self analysis. In our busy lives we have to be very strategic about separating ourselves from people, places, assignments and things, so that we can see the complete picture or story that is being lived out through us.

This past week I separated myself from this blog and writing so that I could gain insight from someone else that I know speaks and listens to God. This allowed me to not only have a break, but it also allowed me to be refreshed as I was reminded of the principle of patience. I also took a step back from participating in the most recent Silent Praise Mime Ministry opportunity, so that I could see the things that I normally would not see if I was active in participation.

I said all of this to say to you my friend, that sometimes in order to see where to go next or what now needs your attention, you have to separate yourself so that you can go through a period of refining. Sometimes in life God may forcefully sit you down, when you will not allow yourself time to do this on your own accord. When you understand the importance of a balanced life and/or take heed to this power post, you will schedule these separation and meditation moments on your own.

God may be trying to separate you from some influences in your life that is keeping you from receiving the better plan he has for you. He may be "pruning" you to encourage new, healthier growth (see John 15: 1-8). Think about this with me. If you are always busy being a task master, when will you enjoy what and who God has blessed you with, be thankful of your progress, or be able to concentrate on the details to make your life, career, purpose or ministry go to the next level through your own excellence?

Remember the improvement is in the details, but you will not notice it if you do not pay attention to it. Today and always you need to make time to separate yourself from the people, places and things you are involved in, so that you can hear from God and recognize the details. There is a blessing in following this principle of balance. SEPARATE TO SEE.

Be Great,

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

INSPIRATION: TEMPLE STATE OF MIND

This is the time of year where a lot of people get excited about their physique and showing it off at the beach. You will notice that the ladies are working out ferociously trying to fit into their newly bought bikini and the guys are doing extra sit ups to get that 6 pack to make the beach girls stop in their tracks. However, I wonder how many of you are actually taking the time to work out your complete temple.

It is very important that you realize your temple is a three part package deal as you are gearing up for this summer season. Your temple consists of your mental, spiritual and physical state of mind. Each of these areas must be worked out equally so that you can get the proper results to have the complete temple package.

As it relates to your mental state, it is important to challenge your thought processes on a regular basis to allow for proper growth. You should be reading something more inquisitive than the latest blog and entertainment websites. I encourage you to invest time into reading the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other periodicals to learn about current events that are affecting our communities. There is nothing wrong with watching reality shows, but you also need to make it a point to tune in to CNN or watch a documentary on Netflix or the History channel from time to time. It is also important to always learn from others and surround yourself around intellectuals that will challenge your perspective.

Your spiritual state can be developed by meditation and prayer. You need to allow yourself time to do this because it is a 100% self investment. Meditation allows you to relax, think, breathe and cast your burdens away. Prayer will allow you to communicate with God your heart desires, which will yield positive results for you. Allotting yourself time to do this will allow you to process your day and release anything negative that may be troubling you. It is very important that you keep the Faith, so that you can be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Finally, with all of these elements strengthened and worked out daily, you will be in the best shape of your life. I challenge you to train your complete temple today and watch greatness fall over your entire being with amazing results. Remember that your physical, spiritual and mental strength allows your temple’s state of mind takeover to be completely irresistible to any man or woman on the beach this summer. What are you waiting for? Get out there and Go for it!

Bountifully Yours,
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Monday, August 05, 2013

PEP TALK AUGUST 2013- ENJOY LIFE(VIDEO)


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ACT NOW FOR TRAYVON!!


TrayvonMartinHoodedAugust 28, 1955 - Emmett Till, 14, Money, Mississippi
February 26, 2012 - Trayvon Martin, 17, Sanford, Florida
We are still struggling with the issue of inequality and the lack of value for a black man’s life. Trayvon Martin’s most basic civil right, the right to live, was violated.
We have made so much progress and cannot allow hatred and racism to divide us. When we all join together, people of all races, we have the power to change the world we live in.
We must fight for Trayvon the same way the generation before us fought for Emmett Till.
I joined over 570,000 people in signing the petition below and hopefully you will, too.
Join moveOn.org.
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.
#actnow4Trayvon
Watch President Obama's speech on Trayvon Martin.



Sunday, August 04, 2013

INSPIRATION: THE POWER OF PATIENCE!

FEATURED EMPOWERMENT POST BY: KFE-5 
                                                      Dr. Kris F. Erskine; Pastor, Teacher and Author



Prolific author and world renown speaker Helen Keller, who overcame many obstacles and adversities in her own life was quoted as saying, “We could never learn to be brave and patience, if there was only joy in the world.” Helen Keller is on point with her statement as it relates to patience. Born with the ability to hear and see, after 19 months she contracted an illness that left her both blind and deaf. She could have quite easily become a victim of the vicissitudes of life, but instead she persevered despite the prolonged circumstances. This blog is to encourage each reader that you too can overcome the obstacles that presently fill your path of life. The power of patience is certainly cupped by the season of struggle. Your perception in a given situation will prove paramount for success and/or failure. The stones of struggle that are visible along your path can be viewed as stumbling blocks or stepping stones. The problem with stumbling blocks is that they are insurmountable. It could appear that you do not even possess what is needed to overcome. You may possibly hear your own thoughts attempting to sabotage the goals that are being pursued. This very appearance strikes fears and reservations in your heart, and create a phobia of anxiety. But, those same stumbling blocks can be used to propel you into victory. A sense of accomplishment, if you dare not to quit!

The choice is yours!

The story is told of two brothers climbing a hill. They both began at the same place and at the same time. The goal was to atop the hill carefully and cautiously, but because of their competitive nature, their reward of climbing was ruined by an impromptu need to race. While they both started the same, one of them discovered that reaching the top was more difficult than the other. His desire and drive was lost in his inability to climb and gain his footing. His brother, on the other hand, seemingly took it all in stride, and paced himself and eventually atopped the hill victoriously. When the goal was reached, to his surprise, no congratulations were offered, rather from his brother, to receive a sadistic and sinister stare. The boys father asked what was wrong and why such a sad demeanor? He explained that his brother only won, because he had more experience and energy. He exclaimed, given another opportunity, he would defeat him. The father explained carefully that first, it was never a race, and secondly, they both had an equal number of obstacles that they faced.

With thoughts of despair and defeat racing through his mind, his father’s words proved just what he needed to hear. He eventually asked his brother, “How were you persistent and the outcome was so different?” His brother explained that I used every hard place, rock and groove, to essentially pull myself into the position I needed to be in. After taking my time and focusing on reaching the top at any cost, I accomplished my goal. I knew that our father would never ask us to do something that was impossible to accomplish.

It is important in life that you do not turn lessons into races. The brothers difference of approaches to the same set of circumstances was the key to one being successful and the other failing. Stop seeing every opportunity as a race against someone and the imaginary clock you have created. There is a danger in racing when you’re the only participant. Know  the goal, and cease from creating new ones. Use the rocks of adversity to pull and position yourself into a better perception of the matter. Remind yourself, you always climb somewhere else. The goal is not to just climb, but to reach the top. Climb your own hill and avoid the pressure of ascending a hill that was never created for you, but for someone else. Know your limitations.

Perhaps what seemed to be a struggle was really there to build the muscle of your mind, with some ingenious foresight, you can inspire yourself to victory. Remember, getting your footing when climbing life’s hill is vital. Find the grooves and never be afraid to secure yourself in them, they serve a significant role in your success.

Do not allow life to continue to trip you up. Use what was intended to devastate you to develop you! Les Brown- “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back, not your feet. Because if you land on your back, you can look up, and then get up.”

 Do not be afraid to fail or fall. The proof of your purpose will not only verbalize your triumph, but also your tears. Create goals and stay focused. Locate someone who is willing to share the secrets of their successes with you. They are closer to you than you know, probably climbing the same hill in life that you are, at the same time, and at the same point. Lastly, take into consideration, the father will never ask you to do something that he knows you can not accomplish.

“I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from where my help, assistance, and advise flow from. My source has proven, useful and effective, because it comes from the Lord, My father who made heaven and earth. KFE
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Dr. Kris F. Erskine is the Pastor/ Teacher of Bethany Baptist Church located in the heartbeat of New York City in the Village of Harlem. When you are in the area please come and experience this dynamic and life changing ministry for yourself by attending either the 8:00 AM hour of power or 10:45AM Sunday Worship experience. The address to Bethany Baptist Church is 303 W. 153 st. , New York, New York 10039.

Friday, August 02, 2013

EMPOWERMENT: STARVATION!

STARVATION

Webster’s Dictionary defines starvation as the result of a severe or total lack of nutrients needed for the maintenance of life. If you don’t eat, you will slowly die. If you don’t feed a newborn baby, it will not maintain the proper sustenance needed to gain strength to exist.

Let’s apply this same concept to people who are in our lives, but do not benefit us or continue to bring us sorrow based upon their actions or inaction. If this is a situation you are facing, it may be time for you to starve that person of your time, love, affection, finances, companionship or whatever it is about you that keeps them coming back for more.

When it is time for people to die in your life, there is no need to go crazy and be belligerent to make this happen. Simply, starve them of that one thing which you have given to them and they will eventually fade away. I know you are saying to yourself that it is easier said than done. You are right, but it is a principle that will work if you work at using it. Trust me I’ve tried it and it works.

Truthfully speaking this is not the easiest thing to do when you have an interest or connection with someone, but if you truly want to live a life that is connected to your potential, it is essential. Stop feeding into all of the negativity in your life and the people that only want to make withdrawals from your greatest investment, which is you. It is now time for you to feed your spirit with the things that you deserve. Do you know what you are worth?

Today I want you to take an appraisal of yourself. Take out a sheet of paper and create two columns. The left column should be titled I deserve and the second column should be titled I don’t deserve. Do the work and create your list. Once your list is completed keep it handy so that you will be readily reminded of what you should be inviting into your life and the things that you should be escorting out of your life.

As you are doing the work, it should be your goal to get what you deserve and not settle for less. It is time for you to feed your life with all the things that are RIGHT and in the spirit of Beyonce to the LEFT with all the things that should be STARVED! Go for it!

With Love,





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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Kanye is giving you a chance to win the Nike Air Yeezy's 2 "Red Octobers"

Yeezy Tweeted a link for fans to get a change to win 1 of 50 pair of "Red Octobers' he will be giving away via his website Kanyewest.com on Monday. In order to enter you will need a special code that is included with the album or you can send an email for the code on Monday.

I want these they are so dope!

Yo Kicks Addict: Win A Pair Of  The Nike Air Yeezy 2

Jay-Z ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Tracklist Revealed

Some Jay-Z fans won the lottery today when they were handed binders, in Brooklyn containing the tracklist to Magna Carta Holy Grail. The album will be available on first via the Magna Carta app for Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and Galaxy note users on July 4. Everyone else can purchase the ablum in stores and online starting July 7th. Im a huge Jay-Z fan so Im juiced, but on another note does anybody want to give me there binder?
1. Picasso Baby

2. Heaven

3. Versus

4. Tom Ford

5. Beach Is Better

6. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt

7. Oceans

8. F.U.T.W.

9. Part II (On The Run)

10. BBC

11. La Familia

12. Jay-Z Blue

13. Nickles & Dimes

Monday, June 17, 2013

SELF IMPROVEMENT EMPOWERMENT: SELF CONFINEMENT

SELF CONFINEMENT

As we live, love and learn we understand more about ourselves as well as others. We each grasp an understanding about our place within this world as we are able to tap into our purpose. It is interesting to me that everything that happens rather it is good or bad, I now realize has happened for my GOOD! Oddly, I personally didn’t learn this lesson fully until I was forced into situations where I had to lift up my head to acknowledge God’s permanent presence. The word of God states in Psalms 3:3 that the Lord is a shield and lifter of my head. Through my own experiences, I can truly bear witness to this scripture.

There are times in life where it will seem as if you are in isolation from all human connections and everything that is tangible. If you were in prison this separation is known as solitary confinement. However, you do not have to be in a physical prison compound to experience solitary confinement, as many of you face mental confinements on a daily basis that separates you from reality.

Did you know that you can be held captive by your own thoughts that plague you? Do you ever feel fearful to the point that it causes dread? Do you feel unworthy, incapable or foster other self reducing thoughts?  If so, your prison and place of bondage is then your own physical temple. It is time to get the anecdote to free yourself from your solitary confinement.

The mind is the first place that Satan will attempt to attack us so that we will lose sight of where God is delivering us. If Satan gets our mind we will lose value for our own being and feel as though we are alone when it is the complete opposite of our own actuality. It is important for us to realize that we must seek God daily for his guidance to help carry us through the day and realize that we may be lonely at times, but we are never alone. Psalms 23:4 clearly declares that I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Stand on this scripture when you feel as though you cannot make it beyond your circumstance and when you feel as though everyone has abandoned you. Realize that it is all in your mind.

Satan wants you to believe that you are all alone, but you are never alone. He wants you to believe that no one understands how you feel, but that is also not true.  The truth is that God is always with you. In addition to God being with you, many believers know how you feel and understand what you are experiencing mentally and emotionally. It is important to recognize that none of us has arrived; we are all in the process of becoming, so it is imperative that you free yourself from your self induced solitary confinement, so that you can have the life God promised to you.

As you meditate on Jesus today, gain strength in knowing that God is always faithful and he will never forsake you. It is truly up to you to escape the solitary confinement trap of Satan. Never let him get your mind, if he gets your mind he will have your being. Surrender to God today!

Yours in the journey,










Saturday, June 15, 2013

INSPIRATIONAL EMPOWERMENT: STARVATION

Webster’s Dictionary defines starvation as the result of a severe or total lack of nutrients needed for the maintenance of life. If you don’t eat, you will slowly die. If you don’t feed a newborn baby, it will not maintain the proper sustenance needed to gain strength to exist.

Let’s apply this same concept to people who are in our lives, but do not benefit us or continue to bring us sorrow based upon their actions or inaction. If this is a situation you are facing, it may be time for you to starve that person of your time, love, affection, finances, companionship or whatever it is about you that keeps them coming back for more.

When it is time for people to die in your life, there is no need to go crazy and be belligerent to make this happen. Simply, starve them of that one thing which you have given to them and they will eventually fade away. I know you are saying to yourself that it is easier said than done. You are right, but it is a principle that will work if you work at using it. Trust me I’ve tried it and it works.

Truthfully speaking this is not the easiest thing to do when you have an interest or connection with someone, but if you truly want to live a life that is connected to your potential, it is essential. Stop feeding into all of the negativity in your life and the people that only want to make withdrawals from your greatest investment, which is you. It is now time for you to feed your spirit with the things that you deserve. Do you know what you are worth?

Today I want you to take an appraisal of yourself. Take out a sheet of paper and create two columns. The left column should be titled I deserve and the second column should be titled I don’t deserve. Do the work and create your list. Once your list is completed keep it handy so that you will be readily reminded of what you should be inviting into your life and the things that you should be escorting out of your life.

As you are doing the work, it should be your goal to get what you deserve and not settle for less. It is time for you to feed your life with all the things that are RIGHT and in the spirit of Beyonce to the LEFT with all the things that should be STARVED! Go for it!
With Love,










Friday, June 14, 2013

FRIDAY PEP TALK: CHANGE THE SCENE!! (VIDEO)


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