Sunday, October 28, 2007


I have a very close friend, actually I consider her a sister. She was an unwed teenaged mom. It was rare that you would see her without her baby, she and the baby were always neat and clean, the child was well-fed and happy. What you couldn't tell was that they were homeless!

My friend was determined to change her situation and have a better life for her child. She did everything she needed to do to, sometimes going to the housing agency twice a week on her days off looking for a place, and asking friends to keep an ear out for her. Eventually within months, she had an apartment AND a new job. Now, her focus was on a place to live with her baby, the job was a bonus. Sometimes God gives you a bonus for being steadfast and faithful. The point is she never lost focus of what her dream was and she held on until it happened.

Let me ask you a question...

Where is your focus?

When you look at the things that are dominant in your life right now, are you preparing to reach your goals or are you wasting time? If you are partying more than you are working, is your dream to be a promoter? If you are more involved in your friends lives than your own, is your dream to be in public relations? Your focus must follow your dream.

To follow your dream, you have to get up before others and go to bed after others, associate with people that you can learn from. Read everything you can read that will help you, you might take a class or two. You must eat, sleep, breathe and pray for your goals and dreams everyday.

"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the prize" said Vince Lombardi, one of the most successful coaches in football history.
What do you see?

Psalm 20:4 (NIV)
4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

Have a blessed week.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Have you ever had a morning where you wake up feeling wonderful and then somebody does something and it sets the tone for your day?

If someone angers you, you spend the rest of the day angry. Someone makes you late and you spend the rest of your day rushing, then convince yourself that there is never enough time. What about the days when we feel as though we have just slipped out of God's grace? Oh, we know about those kinds of days.

Even before we are totally awake, the enemy is ready to plant deceiving thoughts in our mind. He wants us to feel hopeless, helpless and negative. To have a bad attitude, be selfish, self-centered, full of hatred, bitter, doubtful and fearful. Some folks call it waking up on the wrong side of the bed; I call it enemy interference.

How do we overcome enemy interference?

By taking just 15 minutes in the morning to pray or read a scripture, you can have a better outlook on your day and overcome enemy interference.

Psalm 94:18-19(NIV)

18 When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O LORD, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.