Thursday, October 2, 2008

When you smile God's love shines through

My grandfather instilled in me the importance of smiling. He use to tell me a story about one day when he was walking to the store he passed a man and said "good morning" with a smile on his face.. The man replied, "what's so good about it?" My grandfather said "you alive aren't you." The man paused and said "you are right, I never thought about it that way." His voice softed and he proceed down the street.

My grandfather's smiling face and positive words brighten that gentleman's day. You never know what a person is going through and your smiling face maybe the only one they see. Always make sure you are kind and encouraging because God maybe using something as simple as you saying good morning to someone with a smiling face to encourage them and show them that His love is forever and He exists because they can see Him in you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Are you running from your destiny?

As a child we all dream and anticipate of adulthood. Some people vision themselves to be a doctor, lawyer, singer, so just a wonderful person with lots of money and friends. But how many people actually thought about how they would achieve their goal? I didn't. I have always had faith in God and His word says "faith without works is dead". but He never said how much work you have to do.

I always knew that I was destined for greatness (not by my own might but by and through God). However, I had so many dreams but not enough dedication to make them reality. Well, I will take that back because I have accomplished a lot but only short term...if that makes since. I wanted to be a singer...I did several talent shows however I didn't stick with it-I didn't practice enough so I put it on the back burner. Then I wanted to start a production I did and I held a gospel talent showcase...however....I didn't do anything else after that. Next, I started catering dinners out of my home. The first time I sold over 50 dinners. I did it one more time then I stopped. Currently, I help people find jobs by submitting their resume/applications that I they qualify for. How long will this last? Are you all noticing a pattern here? Can you relate so far? My husband laughs at me because he says every week I come up with a new idea for a business but... that's all! It's like having a car but you want drive long enough to get to the store. You only drive it to prove to your self you can. God gave me and everyone gifts and talents but what do we do with them?

I believe that everything happens for a reason and what is meant to be will be but is that ever a cop out? Was I suppose to be a great singer but I gave up? Was I suppose to have a production company that showcased aspiring artist to help get them establish? Was I suppose to be a cater or personal service? Or is what God has for me still on the way? Or am I running from my destiny? What do you think?