Excuses Won’t Matter or Work

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This past weekend I was looking at some videos sent to me on some so called pastors. Yes, I will say so-called, they are the ones who call themselves pastors, but they aren’t called of God. How do I know? I know because when you’re living for the Lord and you’re called you won’t be doing what you once did and on top of it; making excuses for what you’re doing. Those who are on Jesus’s side are not trying to please man and they certainly don’t use excuses for why they are still doing worldly things. Only people who are still in the world display such behavior. It won’t get you off the hook. You will pay for the choices you make.

Judging, this normally comes out of the mouth of those who are still in the world, but always making excuse for self and those like them. When serving Jesus, you’re either in or out. There’s none of the other stuff. If people are trying to give people encouragement, enlightment, motivation, insight, etc to do a self examination it is not judging. It is not judging to call people out on their bull, especially in relation to the Word of God. Only those who are not doing what thus saith the Lord complains it’s judging. Those excuses will not give you a go for going to Heaven. It will give you an exit the other way!

He’s still a man. This irks me! It has nothing to do with a man being a man when serving God. Flesh is flesh, period, and it’s what most are led by. People want to make excuses for men and women who are still doing worldly things. Listen, if you’re on Jesus side and you really love Him the way you profess, then you will do what’s right when that ole devil try to make you do wrong. You will not be led by your flesh. Those who are easily led by their flesh makes excuses for what they do. Accept who you really are when you’re still doing worldly things. You do it because you’re still in the world, point blank! Those who are making excuses for people doing wrong by blaming they are still flesh and bone are people who are also in the world and doing worldly things. Children of God know better! They don’t allow the flesh to lead them. They know they have a certain criteria they must live by and they won’t allow anyone or anything to hinder their walk with the Lord. It’s sad when people make excuses for themselves or for others who are outwardly doing wrong with no regards of their salvation. You can’t serve God and do what the world does, you just can’t!

Another excuse will land many in hell is “no one’s perfect.” This is an excuse to keep doing wrong, but I tell you one thing it won’t work when standing before the Lord. We are made in His image, therefore we are capable of doing right, making right choices, and living holy lives. It’s not forced, but if you live for Him you must want it and you must take on the characteristics of a changed individual. There’s absolutely no other way! You have to be born again, you must be changed from the ways of the world (the ways you used to be). People can’t continue to use the crutch of not being perfect, they will find themselves hobbling and wobbling right on into hell (you and your crutch). This crutch will not save you from hell!

I don’t care what anyone says if you’ve made up your mind and you are on the Lord’s side than your life will be a reflection of it. No one or nothing will influence or coerce you into going against God the Father, His Son Jesus, or the Holy Spirit. ALL aspects of your walk will change. Honestly I don’t know what the problem is that prevents people from living right other than THEY JUST DON’T WANT TO! I’ve never ever once looked back into the world. I’ve never wanted to. I’ve had plenty of temptations, but I’ve never succumbed to any. I live to live again. I live to see my Jesus face and not just for when I stand before Him, but to reign with Him forever, that is my goal! I don’t give in to my flesh, because I know the tricks of the enemy. I call ole satan out for who he is, every single time! I don’t care how he comes, you have to put him in his place! The more you do this, the stronger you will become and the more power and anointing you will have in your life. You have power and authority by Jesus Christ, use it!

The Bible says “He’s coming in the twinkling of an eye.” We’ve seen it over and over in the lives of others, yet people are still acting as if it doesn’t apply to them. It applies to you, you, you, and me! No one is exempt. He’s coming back for each and every one of us. If your house isn’t in order then you’ve made your choice. If He catches you with your work undone, then you made your choice. If He comes and you’re still doing what the world does, then you’ve made your choice. If He comes and you’re still using people are judging you as an excuse, then you’ve made your choice. If He comes and you’re still using not being perfect as an excuse, then you’ve made your choice. If He comes and you haven’t chosen Him, then you’ve made your choice. The decision is up to each of us, it’s not forced. We have to want to serve him of free will! Remember, your excuses won’t matter or work!

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The Sun, Universe, Life, and Death

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I hear a lot of people give all praises to the Sun and those who give all praises to the Universe because they don’t believe in the Father, Son, or the Holy Spirit! I really feel sad for these people.

I don’t understand how people do not believe. The mystery and amazement of the sun; it sits perfectly round in the sky without falling. It gives out bright light in the day and it warms the earth and helps with all types of necessary things pertaining to all life on earth. Do people think the sun put itself in the sky? All of the benefits and the many different aspects of the sun was made this way by God. He made the sun be what it is to us and for us.

The mystery and amazement of the universe; where do you think it came from? People want to believe in cosmic eruptions or explosions and this and that. Man will never ever know the mysteries until it’s time. I believe we will all someday know, but not before time. Scientist can come up with all of the mumble jumble they want to it’s okay, but they will never ever know the truth. There is a reason for the different constellations, stars, the moon, the milky ways, black holes, the many other planets, etc. We don’t know what it is and no matter how people pry and probe, they will never ever unlock the mystery.

The mystery and amazement of child birth; the world may use IVF to make multiples births happen, but they can’t ever make the miracle of life itself. It will always take a woman and a man. It will always require an egg and sperm. People can manipulate and do whatever they are trying to do, it won’t work! God made it specific and unique, it can’t be done by no man! It is so unique and beautiful. It’s amazing how a tiny egg and sperm forms into a fetus and grows into an infant. I am blown away every time I really think about it. Not only that, but think about a baby living in fluid 9 months, how it gets nourishment, etc. It’s amazing!

The mystery and amazement of death; death shouldn’t be scary to anyone. As sure as we’re born we will die. When we depart this world, I believe we go on someone else according to the life we lived until Judgement. I don’t know, but it’s what I believe. No one on earth knows what really happens. I know people have had their near death experiences etc. However, no one can tell exactly what happens to us when we die. I believe our bodies possess a spirit that leaves us. Where it goes is beyond any of us. I believe there is life after death and according to how we lived while in the flesh determines how we live after death into the new life we are given by the Creator.

It’s all fascinating for me to think about. People have postulated, assumed, presumed, experimented, etc. Years on top of years on top of years they’ve tried to figure it out, yet no one has been able to. There is something to it, if no one has figured it out in thousands of years. That alone is proof enough God exist! It’s proof enough for me! I know without a doubt the spiritual world is alive around us, because I’ve had unexplainable experiences. That let me know something more is to follow this life. It may sound outlandish or crazy to some of you, but I know what I’ve encountered.

People don’t want to believe in the Bible. They come up with every excuse as to why the Bible exists. Some say the White man made it up. All of it makes me further believe in God the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit. NO MAN has the answers, not one single man on this earth or who has been here. This proves to me there is something magnificent to it. It is the most controversial book in the world. It upsets people and make many outraged. Why?

They want to say we evolved from apes. Really? God made apes very close to the human DNA. Why, I have no clue. He made animals with the ability to procreate like humans and guess what? It STILL takes a male and female for it to happen. He made us and them very specific and unique. We all are connected to live. The sun helps us, plants, and animals to continue the cycle of life. It’s all intertwined in a special way. It is all a part of the perfect plan!

People say man wrote the Bible. Yeah, men who were anointed by God! All I know is the Bible is good to me. It’s real and things written in it is sure coming to pass and has come to pass. In my opinion no man can do this other than one who is anointed of God. To me it also proves the world existed before, because we are living exactly what it talks about in these days and times. It’s accurate about families, children, this generation, homosexuality, sexual immorality, people choosing the world, people falling away, and a whole lot of things. I believe it to be true! Come on, there’s something to it! It’s the most controversial book in the whole entire world. There is a reason why, we just don’t know what it is! We have these amazing scholars and scientists yet not one single soul has been able to figure out the mysteries.

No one or nothing will make me not believe in Jesus, God, or the Holy Spirit. If you don’t believe in Jesus you don’t believe in God. At least not God the Father, the true and living God. People worship many god’s, but they are different from God the Father.

People know it’s all a mystery this is why for more years than any of us can imagine they have been trying to figure it out. God intended for it to be this way. Read the Bible it talks about it. No man will ever figure out the mysteries of the creation of the world, life, or death until it’s time.

All I can say is to live life as if there is Jesus and God won’t hurt you, but to live life as if they don’t exist will. It’s each individual’s choice as to what they choose to believe. However, just know there is consequences for your choices. God gave us the will to freely choose. I’m not trying to convince you to believe if you don’t. I pray you would believe, but if you don’t it’s your choice.

There is more proof out there to believe than there is not to believe. People want to worship the sun and give all honor to the universe when God created it all. Sad, sad, sad! Don’t get upset about my beliefs, I’m free to have them just as other people are free to have theirs. I choose to stick, stand, and stay with the Word of God!

Planted, Nurtured, Maintained

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On this journey to Heaven it is all about choice. Jesus died for all of us. God made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live. When I look at the ways of the world today it saddens me. It’s really sad when people still don’t believe Jesus is real. They say awful things not realizing they are damning their souls. You can never get to the Father if you can’t acknowledge His Son. Many people don’t want to give up their old ways or the ways of this world. They come up with every excuse to hold on to the world and stay where they are. Many who claim they believe do everything to please man, yet nothing to please Jesus. They forget those people they’re worshipping will someday bow down to the Father!

On this journey the seeds are planted by different people, but only the individual can cultivate them to grow. I believe we initially get it from Jesus through the crucifixion, because everything He endured was for us. He showed us the way in which we should live. Then after that comes parents and other people who put in a little here and there. Individual’s can receive it or not! However, the only way to flourish and grow through the cultivation process is by nurturing.

As a child of God we must learn to nurture our walk by a constant relationship with Him, we must be connected to the source, we must have a daily prayer life, we must take on the mindset of a holy person, because if you change the mindset you change the behavior, and we must implement it in our lives daily. We can’t say we are one thing yet live another. It will never work! We must choose God over the world. If we do this we must give up the old ways. There is no other way! We can’t live holy by lip service and not walking it.

We can’t give our lives to Jesus and be on milk our entire lives. We must grow and get strong enough to digest the meat. It gives us nourishment and strength to become who we are ordained to become if we receive it and believe it. A lot of people are still babes in Christ, because they haven’t grown at all. Their eyes are on the world, therefore they are blind. They are unable to see and are still on milk. They are double minded and they go with whatever is tickling their ears the most at the time. They have no roots! They are people who are always trying to change Jesus to fit their situations, beliefs, thoughts, and feelings; when Jesus is unchanging! They are the people who are constantly trying to add to or take away from God’s Word! They are people who always try to make Jesus be what they want Him to be instead of accepting Him for who He is! They are the people who believe they have to do things in a worldly way in order to reach a certain group of people. Lies! Jesus never did it! They are people who says the world is changing, people do things differently than before. Okay, that may very well be true, however; the Word of God is still the same and it’s unchanging. I don’t care how people try to flip and flop it, the Word is the still Word. It is unchanging!

People who profess one thing and live another are stunting their growth in the spirit. They are their own inhibitors. The world is the world, but it’s up to the individual if the world is what they choose. To maintain on this journey to Heaven a person must nurture their walk in order to have something to maintain. Maintaining means we are in constant communication with the Son, the Father, and the Holy Spirit. We must read and study the Word daily. We must do the works God has us to do with honesty and truth! We must stay prayed up, we must keep on the full armor, and we must live according to the Word of God and NOT the word of man! No matter what the world says we should do it’s about what God says. People can’t make Jesus their Master if they’ve reserved the position for their Pastors! We must maintain righteousness and holiness twenty four hours a day. We can’t pick it up and put it down. If you love Him you will serve Him, not some of the time, but ALL of the time!

Reaping What You Sow Has No Expiration

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It’s coming back to you! You may seem to get by, you may even think you’re getting by, but you will NEVER get away! It’s coming back to you one way or another. Some people don’t believe it’s true, but it is. It’s very important to do right by people. Sometimes your wrong doings will not only come back to you, your loves ones can also suffer because of something you did.

It’s true; we should treat people how we want to be treated. Unfortunately many people fail to follow this saying. They do whatever they can to people in thinking it’s not going to come back around to them. Reaping what you sow has a boomerang affect with absolutely no expiration date. It comes back around and knock you upside the head and other times down and out. It also has a way of bringing to your remembrance why you’re getting it back.

There’s a lot of things people do to others. They think they’re getting away, but it’s not going to happen. Some people will step on you and knock you down to get what they want. They will scheme and do whatever to get the upper hand. Some do their dirt in what they think is secret. Just because you think it’s a secret or you think because you weren’t caught it’s all good; no way, you will reap what you sow! Getting it back has no time limit, it can be instant or it can be years down the road; either way, it’s coming back to you! We all pay for what we do!

I am the type of person who’s careful how I treat people. If a person tries to mistreat me, I think of how sad of a person they must be. I have a zero tolerance for shenanigans, but I’ll always treat people the way I want to be treated. We have to overlook ignorance from others and still be good to people. We shouldn’t play the get back game with anyone, because whatever you do is coming back. Payback is real, so don’t worry they will get theirs in due time one way or the other!

As mentioned earlier, sometimes it takes a while; other times it’s instant. Sometimes you get it, while other times someone you love gets it because of you. When we do things we know we shouldn’t do negative consequences are always to follow. They catch up to us at some point in one way or the other! It’s never good! When you do right by others; you’re doing the right thing for yourself! It’s wonderful to do the right thing by people no matter what they do to you.

Reaping what you sow has many meanings. It means what efforts you put into anything. Nothing in is nothing out! Biblically I am referencing reaping the good as well as the bad things sown. This post strictly means those things we know are wrong. One thing for sure you won’t get away with nothing you’ve done! It will come up again, when it does you’ll be the one getting it!

Loving to the Point of Losing Yourself

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Some people may not admit it, but I know a lot of people find themselves in this type of situation. It is unhealthy! If you lose yourself in someone the only reason a person does this is because they’ve never really found self. People who don’t know the difference between wants and needs are people who don’t know what’s right for them. Oftentimes they are people who don’t understand what love is and what it isn’t. They seek love in all the wrong ways, with all the wrong people, and wrong the places. They end up in unhealthy and sometimes downright dangerous relationships.

I’ve met a tremendous amount of people who have told me they were deep into their significant other until they lost sight of who they were. Some went off into the deep end doing things they never wanted to do and acting ways out of the norm only to appease their significant other. Many people get lost trying to save or fix their significant others. If you’re trying to save or fix someone then it’s obvious you have things to work out within yourself.

Many individuals give up their hopes and dreams to help their significant others to obtain theirs. Nothing is wrong with supporting your significant other, but you should never give up your dreams to do so. There are many people who end up separating after their significant others has obtained their goals and the person left behind feels lost and brokenhearted. It’s what you signed up for, because you can change your situation anytime you choose!

I’ve written and said many times a person can definitely lose self trying to be in an unhealthy relationship with someone else. There are many people who seek love from others, yet they don’t love self. What sense does that make? They look pass all the signs of potential problems because they are led by their feelings and emotions. They are dead set on trying to fix or save the one they are with. People have lost their sanity and health trying to make it work with toxic and broken individuals. It compiles their own problems with the problems of their significant other. If you find yourself in this type of relationship re-examine yourself by looking inward to figure out why you’re putting yourself through it. You can’t fix or save anyone, especially if they’re not ready to change!

A person who loves self will not tolerate any unnecessary chaos or discord in their lives. They love self enough to walk away from people who bring toxicity and negativity their way. They look past looks, material things, statuses, etc. They understand a peaceful mind is priceless! They aren’t trying to save, fix, teach, or raise no adult! People will be treated how allowed. If you take crap, crap is what you will get! Period!

You can’t make a person want to change no matter how much you love them. People have to want to change their negative states of mind. They must want to become better individuals NOT because of you, but because it’s what they need in their life with or without you! Individual’s who change for other people will most likely revert back to who they really are once they’ve gotten comfortable enough in the relationship. The signs will be present, but unfortunately the person who is busy and fixated on trying to save or fix misses the signs until they become drained and overwhelmed with it all.

The greatest teacher in my life has been experience. Ooooweee! There are some things I am so thankful I went through, because it taught me never EVER do it again. I learn from everything. I know a lot of people don’t, they keep going through the same things with the same types of people. It’s because they aren’t ready to change. You need to change from the person who is always trying to fix and save just as much as the person you’re trying to save or fix. If not you will always continue to have chaos in your life and relationships!

When you continue to accept discord and chaos stop pointing the finger. The other person may very well be a part of the problem, but you’re the biggest problem, because no one can dictate your life unless you allow. If you allow chaos and discord, guess what? You will get it! Don’t allow anyone to cause you to stress out to the point of losing your mind and health. People end up on psychotropic medications due to stress, anxiety, depression, fear, hopelessness, etc, etc. This happens because people lose self in trying to love someone healthy. You can’t do it anyways, but especially when you’re in an unhealthy state of mind yourself. People must want to change, be willing to change, and put in the time and effort to do so! You can’t do it for them no matter how much you love them.

Is the World Really Worth Your Soul

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I want you to really think about it. Many people profess Christ in their lives yet they are living any kind of way. This is the work of a double minded person. People get mad at the truth, but it’s still the truth. When I was in the world I honestly never thought about daily prayer or a true relationship with Jesus. I didn’t think about there being no secrets. I did what I wanted to do when I wanted to. I never ever thought about the consequences of my actions. I was so blind by my feelings and emotions. I was lost in myself and the ways of the world. But God, oh but God!

I was raised in the church and gave my life to Christ when I was 12, but I didn’t understand how to go from milk to meat. I didn’t know what it all meant. I got saved and went on to do whatever I chose. Thank God for keeping me through it all. As I’ve mentioned before I weep when I think about how good He has been to me and how He kept me even when I didn’t/don’t deserve it. I remember several times I could have lost my life in accidents (in my home and on the road), but God!

When I made a vow and commitment to Christ, I promise you it was easy for me to give up everything else. As I continued on my journey I made it known to everyone around me Jesus is first in my life ( before parents, children, family, and friends). I’ve lost friends and loved ones along the way, because they can’t deal with the Jesus in me. See this is how it is supposed to be. When you give it up, you give it up!

Fortunate for me I made my mind up 100% and I knew that I knew I didn’t want any parts of the ways of the world. I laid down my mess and I never went back to it. So, if I can do it so can you. I know it’s absolutely possible. I’m no better than anyone, He doesn’t love me more than anyone else. I made the choice to give up the ways of the world and follow Him. People don’t want to give up things because they aren’t ready, and then they make excuses. When you’re ready, you become a soul who’s sold out! Walking for the Lord isn’t difficult. Yes you’re still tried and you will go through, but that is life! If you want it you will do it and no temptation will pull you away from it.

A lot of things people endure are brought on my self. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He took everything to the cross for us. It is people who individually choose to pick up those things He took up for us! He made it possible for us to live Holy lives, but people still choose NOT to. People want to make every excuse NOT to do the right thing. They want to add to and take away from the Word to appease self! They want things now and they want them their way.

It is our choice to serve Him and to live for Him. If we REALLY love Him we will live for Him. It won’t be a struggle to decide to do so or not; we will do it! People who TRULY choose Jesus don’t keep going back to the ways of the world. They don’t try to do things in secret, because they know in Jesus there are NO secrets; for He knows and sees all things!

Regardless of how cruel, mean, nasty, cold, and evil people in this world has become; people still choose it over Jesus. They love the world more. They mock Jesus, they fake the Holy Spirit, and they blaspheme against the Lord. They do it because they love the world more.

Sad part is many want to pretend He’s first in their lives. They speak it and act the part in front of those they want to act it in front of, but they don’t live it. Living it is everything and if you’re not doing so, then you’re not for Jesus. If you’re not for Him you’re against Him. You can’t be for Him sometimes, it must be a twenty four-seven, three hundred and sixty five a year thing! It’s a daily relationship, daily praise, and daily worship!

Not one single person on earth can serve two Masters! You can think you can, but you can’t! If a person isn’t ready, they aren’t ready, but don’t think for a second you are able to serve Jesus and do the devil’s work. It won’t work, it don’t work! So again “why are you holding on to the world?” It has nothing to offer you, but hell if you don’t change your ways. Nothing you achieve or gain will matter when you leave this world, for you can’t take anything with you!

People are working faithfully and diligently to gain everything they can in this world. Some live “high on the hog.” Some think because of what they have they are better. Some live to be praised and worshipped. None of what a person has matters. People must think about their spiritual bodies and become less worried about the natural aspects of this world if they want to see the King. I’m so glad I realize nothing is more important than my spiritual walk, my faith, my love, and my commitment to Jesus the Son and God the Father.

I don’t care what anyone believes, I know I love Jesus and I know Jesus loves me. Just because I belong to Him doesn’t mean things are always easy for me, but I know I am not alone, He’s with me every step of the way through whatever!

As the old hymn says “get right church,” because someday we have to go home. That home will either be Heaven or hell. It’s always been your choice as to what you choose. Even if you feel you don’t want to choose, by not choosing your STILL choosing. Remember anything against Jesus the Son is against the Father. You can’t make it to God without going through Jesus the Son. It’s up to you what you choose. My prayer is you make up your mind before it’s to late.

Your Life is Your Life You Only Get One

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This week I’m giving you a triple treat (smile).

A lot of times people allow what they’ve gone through to hinder them for a lifetime. Life doesn’t have to be this way for anyone. Stop hindering your progress. Forgive, let go, and live! You may have started out able to point the finger at someone else, but you have 3 pointing back at you for a reason! What I mean is this; we all are products of what we’ve gone through. Whether good or bad it has an impact on our lives. No matter who contributed to the issues as maturing adults you must take responsibility for who or what you choose to become. There is no more room or time to play the blame game. It’s time to pick up the pieces and move on.

In writing this, I know many will probably say it’s easier said than done. I say, it’s only as hard as you make it. I’m not exempt! I’ve had my shares of ups and downs. However, I chose not to allow them to hinder my walk. As I’ve stated many times throughout my blogs; I learnt at an early age people will disappoint and hurt you. Sometimes they are the people you trust and love.
I learnt anyone who willfully hurt someone is a hurting person. Some type of misfortune took place in their life and they didn’t heal from it. This ISN’T an excuse, it’s simply the truth. NO ONE gets the greenlight to hurt someone else because they too at some point were hurt. People must face and deal with their pain in order to move on to be people with healthier states of minds.

Take a self assessment of your life. Don’t live thinking everything is okay, because you don’t think anyone know your little secrets. Many people continue down roads of destruction because they hide behind the truth thinking all is well, because no one knows. Oh it’s always shown through your decisions and choices in life. You can only fake it for so long then the truth will appear in some form or another. Trying to hide and/or pretend prevents you from maturing. It keeps people captive by their own ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. We all must deal with the issues affecting us, it’s the only way a person can grow.

Don’t give up on yourself, because you feel someone else gave up on you. Your life is yours and theirs belong to them. Allow no one to hinder your growth. If people don’t believe in you, it’s okay, you believe in yourself! Stop looking for acceptance and validation from others, because many times you will not get it. Other people have their own issues to work out, which by the way affects how they interact with you. Some people can’t love you, because they don’t love self. They can’t be happy for you, because they are unhappy with self. They can’t support you, because they have jealousy, malice, and envy in their hearts due to how they actually feel about self.

This is why I think it’s super important individuals take ownership and responsibility for who they are and who they choose to become. Don’t give power to anyone or anything, if you do then it means you lose the power that belongs to you! People make mistakes by thinking drugs, sex, alcohol, material things, etc will make them happy or fix their problems. No, they don’t and no they won’t! They in fact can make things worse. For one thing people will want more of it and another thing is nothing or no one can fix you, but you! It starts by forgiveness and facing the man/woman in the mirror.

There are millions of people stuck, because they don’t think they are worthy. They feel this way, because of all the issues they’ve gone through or how people have treated them. They didn’t heal from any of it, instead they carried it throughout their lives. It hinders their ability to move forward in life therefore; hindering their ability to grow. There are millions stuck in immature states of minds. They are led by their feelings and emotions. They find themselves in bad situations over and over again.

You can do whatever you set your mind to do. Just because something appears hard doesn’t mean you can’t overcome the obstacle. Things that are new appears to be hard, that is normal. However, never be afraid to challenge yourself. Never be afraid to try something different. A lot of people complain about their lives and their situations, yet they do nothing about it. You can’t expect to reap the benefit of another person’s labor when you’re not laboring for yourself! Nothing comes easy and it definitely won’t always be good. In this life we must take the good, with the bad, and the ugly. We will go in and out of situations, because our lives are like hills and valleys. Troubles come, but they will also go in time. Stop being your worst enemy and your own worst problem! Love yourself and live your life to the fullest! If you have to stand alone, it’s okay love yourself through the midst of it and remember this is your life, it belongs to no one else! I challenge you to make a change!