Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Encouragement

This is to encourage all my peoples who have been let down, hurt, misused, ill treated, looked down upon and abused in every sense of the word physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
How is it that one day we are loved and embraced, treated with utmost respect and the next day we are treated like outcasts?

How is it that one day we mean the world to people; we are placed on a mantle for all to see and the next day we are the doormats at the backdoor?

That’s life, the Bible says the Armour of Flesh will fail (Psalm 146:3), in other words don’t put your full love, hope, expectation, reward, salvation, promotion etc. in man.

Why? Because men are fickle. Not everyone is what we perceive them to be, some people have issues within themselves and they don’t even know it.

Take for example a healthy person who eats right, exercises etc. but they get a heart attack. Why is that? They were doing everything right and on the outside everything looked great, but on the inside was where the problem was.

It’s always been the problem “The Heart”. The Bible says the heart is deceitfully wicked (Jer 17:9), so in other words we may be the best Christian possible but a big heart attack is on the way.

How do we overcome it? By doing what the scripture says, “Create in me a clean heart O God and renew the right spirit within me”. (Psalm 51:10)

We may be doing everything right to survive as a good Christian but we can't see what’s inside of us until it happens or until God reveals it to us and removes it.

This explains why people can treat us the way they do. They see us as insignificant and meaningless because we may not have anything to offer them “or so they perceive”.

A shepherd boy had nothing to offer King Saul but his allegiance and undaunted faith in God with 5 pebbles. This meaningless boy saved a nation from impending slavery, destruction and humiliation. What thanks did he get? His life was threatened because he was too good of a helper. His one mistake was that he was too good at serving his King.

So his King became jealous and wanted to kill him. David was forced to live in the wilderness to save his life; isn’t that like us sometimes? We mean no harm, we bring nothing but our genuineness to help, restore, love, encourage, build up, prepare, sustain and fortify people. And in the end when they get what they want they abandon us, turn on us and disavow that we even helped them to get where they are.

They taunt us “I thought you said you were someone? I thought you were going somewhere?”

They wait on us to die; they say “Oh they won’t last long! It’s only a matter of time before they die off.”

The sad part is, is that this behaviour is expected of Christians “The light of the world”. It’s becoming standard in this day and age.

So we the remnant are forced to be on our own, in the depths of the wilderness, at the top of the mountain alone and cold. Praying and fasting to God, seeking direction, strength and encouragement.

David was viewed as scum and pestilence but here is the twist in the plot. God was making him a kingdom and an army in the process. His army wasn’t made up of Christians; the Bible says that daily the rogues, vagabonds and criminals would join David. (1 Sam 22:2) HAHAHAHHAHA

Isn’t that something, I can identify with this. Some of my best friends aren’t Christians but the people who have a knowledge of God but are not necessarily living the life.

So it’s with this army of outcasts that God uses David to conquer the Philistines and other territory for him. You see it's not people who fight for the same cause as you that bring success, but people who believe in the same cause as you. You can fight for something out of duty but not fight for it out of passion.

When you do something out of duty you can quit any day, but once you have that passion nothing can stop you.

Another example is how the city of Succoth did Gideon and his crew of 300 men. (Judges 8) Gideon was basically a punk! A scared, little, no name punk from a no name city, in a no name village, in a no name tribe, in a no name family.

None the less! God called him to kill the enemies of Israel, the Midianites.

Gideon was in pursuit of them and he asked the city of Succoth to give his men some bread and water so they could eradicate their enemies. The City Officials at Succoth thought, this small band of men can’t possibly defeat the Midianites, so they taunted him by saying “I don’t see your enemies defeated why should we help you?” Gideon told them “Just for that, when I defeat them I will whip you with desert thorns and briers”. Gideon traveled to the city of Peniel and made the same request, but he got the same reply. So he vowed to tear down their tower (their pride and accomplishments) when he returned in victory.

Now you may wonder how 1 man and 300 men can defeat the combination of two kingdoms with an army of approximately 135,000 men? Simple! Here’s the math, let me do it slowly so you can comprehend.

GOD + 0 = All the help you will EVER NEED

Still lost? Let me break it down like a fraction.

When you are in a war on paper, it’s good to have the artist on your side. Why? Because He has the eraser and can erase your problems. The Bible clearly states that God even created the destroyer, so getting rid of him is no problem. (Isaiah 54:16, 17)

God isn’t interested in numbers; the size of your enemy’s crew doesn’t matter. All Jesus needed was 12 men. And you see how they turned the world off its axis.

Gideon defeated his enemies and kept his word to the men at Succoth and Peniel.

So this is a letter of encouragement for all my Davids and Gideons out there, despite how people treat you, taunt you, ridicule you and use you. Take confidence that it was done to men whose names are in the Bible under honorable recommendation, and the only reason their enemies’ names are mentioned is for their shame. People usually reject what they don’t understand, I guess greatness can be hard to comprehend at times.

Much Love,
Daveion Lashley


Originally posted in 2006

The Denial

Matt 10:32-39- The Living Bible

32 "If anyone publicly acknowledges me as his friend, I will openly acknowledge him as my friend before my Father in heaven.

33 But if anyone publicly denies me, I will openly deny him before my Father in heaven.

34 "Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! No, rather, a sword.

35 I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law-
36 a man's worst enemies will be right in his own home!

37 If you love your father and mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine.

38 If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.

39 "If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for me, you will save it.



[If anyone publicly acknowledges me as his friend]


When Jesus speaks of confessing Him, He is not merely talking about us saying “I am a child of God” or us saying “I go to church”. That is not enough! when Jesus speaks of us confessing Him, He is talking about a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365-366 days a year full confession. When I say full confession I am speaking of confessing Him in your speech, in your thoughts, in your actions before people and away from people and how you conduct your daily life. In other words, make it a LIFESTYLE !

We can’t say we represent Jesus and our lifestyle contradicts! For example, how is it going to look if people who are working for Burger King only sell McDonald products? Yea the sign may say Burger King, the staff attire may be the Burger King colours BUT what is being offered on the menu blatantly screams $1 menu from McDonalds. That is where the problem comes in. The denial….




[But if anyone publicly denies me, I will openly deny him before my Father in heaven.]


We have become used to too many choices and conveniences in today’s society. We can TIVO stuff and watch it when it’s convenient, we can microwave a full meal in 3 minutes, when it would usually take an hour to prepare. We can customize our shoes and our rides; we can mix and match our clothes to get that fly get up. BUT this is where the problem arises; we want to take this convenience over to Christianity. We acknowledge Jesus among certain friends and people; we act “Christian-like” when we are in church settings. We know what scriptures to quote and what clich├ęs to say “God is good” “Amen” “Ain’t nobody do me like Jesus” but when it comes down to living this lifestyle DIE HARD 24/7 we can't do it.

Why? Because the lifestyle of Christ is uncompromisable and undeniable. This means that you can’t TIVO your salvation (put it on when it’s convenient) and you can’t tint your windows (hide your light). It’s CHRIST’S WAY or the DIE-WAY.

People will come with the excuse, God knows I’m human, He knows I make mistakes. Besides you can’t Judge me, ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME!!!! The famous words of a person looking for a loophole in the head lock of conviction. Only God can Judge you huh? Well let’s fast forward to when GOD judges you.


Luke 13:24-27- And he replied, 24 "The door to heaven is narrow. Work hard to get in, for the truth is that many will try to enter but when the head of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. Then if you stand outside knocking, and pleading, 'Lord, open the door for us,' he will reply, 'I do not know you.' 26 "'But we ate with you, and you taught in our streets,' you will say. 27 "And he will reply, 'I tell you, I don't know you. You can't come in here, guilty as you are. Go away.'


OUCH !!!! dats like a smurf going for a lay up and getting rejected by SHAQ.

The door to heaven is narrow, that means when we put on the uncustomisable likeness of CHRIST, we are guaranteed to fit in. But if we get caught up in putting rims, sound systems and GPS navigation onto our Christianity for convenience, we are in danger of not being able to fit through that small space.

  Yes God knows we are human and prone to mistakes, but don’t use that as a crutch to keep on sinning. I bet you know some people like this, how annoying is it when you want someone to help you do something they're like “Oh you know I can’t help you, I got a bad heart” or “I can’t do that, you know I got asthma”. But switch the topic “Aye Yo! Let’s go play some football or go for a run on the beach.” They’re more ready to do it than you. Where did the asthma and heart condition go? It went nowhere, it was just used as an excuse of convenience to suit their purpose for the time being.


The Bible says in Rom 6:14-17- 14 Sin need never again be your master, for now you are no longer tied to the law where sin enslaves you, but you are free under God's favor and mercy. 15 Does this mean that now we can go ahead and sin and not worry about it? (For our salvation does not depend on keeping the law but on receiving God's grace!) Of course not! 16 Don't you realize that you can choose your own master? You can choose sin (with death) or else obedience (with acquittal). The one to whom you offer yourself-he will take you and be your master, and you will be his slave.

 
Anyone who compromises Jesus is saying that the temporal things of the world are more important and more valuable than the Eternal Things of GOD. Point blank! If you don’t acknowledge Jesus 300% in EVERYTHINGGGGGGG you do. He won’t know you at the judgment seat. Which do you prefer? To have Jesus on your side as a lawyer and a witness or have Him opposing you as Judge and Jury?





["Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! No, rather, a sword…… a man's worst enemies will be right in his own home!”]


Your decision to rep Jesus die-hard, no holds barred may possibly open a new door of conflict with the homies, the blood, La Familia….the people who mean the most to you. The ones who are suppose to ride and die with and for you.

Please don’t make the mistake and think that because your family is against you, that maybe you are in the wrong. Nope! It’s as simple as this, for example, some people have a bad heart, liver or kidney and a surgery is required to replace this bad organ with a new and better one. The surgery is successful and the body seems to be doing fine. But on the inside there is a problem! The body was used to the bad organ, it grew up with that organ and functioned with that organ. And now there is a new one taking its place? No can do buddy !!!!! So what does the body do? It tries to reject the organ. In other words it is trying to kill the very thing that is saving its life.

  Where does that leave us?




[If you love your father and mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine]


You have to love Jesus more than blood relatives and friends, you have to love Jesus more even if it means being rejected by family and treated as the outcast.

They did it to Jesus, His own hometown didn’t even recognize Him as the Messiah.

 Mark 6:2-6 The next Sabbath he went to the synagogue to teach, and the people were astonished at his wisdom and his miracles because he was just a local man like themselves. "He's no better than we are," they said. "He's just a carpenter, Mary's boy, and a brother of James and Joseph, Judas and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us." And they were offended! 4 Then Jesus told them, "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his hometown and among his relatives and by his own family." 5 And because of their unbelief he couldn't do any mighty miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 And he could hardly accept the fact that they wouldn't believe in him.


Home boy was surprised that His own people did Him like that. Because of their attitude towards Him, His potential there was limited. It didn’t stop Him from doing miracles, but the magnitude to which they could have been done was hindered. So Jesus had to step out from among them to do GOD’s work.

For you, taking a step out may be literal. You may have to move out or you may have to step out, in the sense of not doing things with them like you usually did. For example, if you have a family reunion and they’re playing music that contradicts your Christian beliefs, you don’t dance. If they're drinking, you sip on the red koolaid. If they're passing the weed, you pass the Bible. If they're having vulgar conversations, you either step out from it or interject Jesus into it. If they're watching a movie that offends the spirit of Christ within you, just see your way out of the room.

Yes it’s going to be a SACRIFICE !!! It’s no fun being the one who stands out, it’s no fun always being alone. Quite frankly IT STINKS !!!!!! I am not only the President of the “alone” club but I am a member as well.

But I have to remind myself that if I compromise to please people then I’m basically cheating on Jesus.

 
Jesus doesn’t like sharing His girlfriend. Matter of fact any sensible, moral person doesn’t like sharing his lover.

We are the Bride of Christ, either we love Him enough not to cheat on Him or we may as well stop wasting our time and His. Jesus said if you're half stepping and creeping on Him, he doesn’t want anything to do with you

Rev 3:15-16 "I know you well-you are neither hot nor cold; I wish you were one or the other! 16 But since you are merely lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth!

In the original translations when He says “spit” it really means vomit. Simply put, the thought of you cheating on Jesus makes Him vomit.





[If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. "If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for me, you will save it.]

 
Everyone has a birthday and a death day, it’s inevitable. Here’s the thing, do you want to die like everyone else or do you want to die with honour? Everyday people don’t carry their cross, they live for their own interests and they live for the now, they get fun, success, their heart's desire and then they are buried in the ground “hidden” from men and very soon forgotten.

Christians are made to carry their cross, whether it's ridicule, insults, mistreatments and whatever injustices that are thrown at us, we are made to carry this cross until our death day. The world rejects us and spits on us, we are the butt of jokes and insults and no one cares about us or what happens to us. But here’s the thing, when you die. You get to die on the cross, you are “hung up” for everyone to see.

This isn’t done for you to be a spectacle, but for people to say “Dag! This dude/girl was uncompromising in what they believed, they died for it despite what people said and did, I gotta give them respect for that”


Mark 15:37-39 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"


Jesus died with an impact, this impact was so Great that the very people who spit on Him, beat Him, cursed Him, insulted Him, nailed Him to the cross etc. were the ones giving Him props in the end.

Everyone remembers Jesus’ death because He died on the cross, no one remembers the Soldier’s death because he was buried in the ground. Matter of fact, does anyone know his name?



 

[If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for me, you will save it.]


If you spend your whole life trying to find yourself through jobs, hobbies, success and wealth you have already lost your life. You are short sighted, you are only living life for the 9 to 5. You have to think beyond that. You have to think of the Ever after. Why would you want to spend your whole life ballin' now and living poor forever? Than live your life “poor” now and Ball forever.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Christians are to be bored and poor.
NEVER THAT !!!

I’m saying where your focus is, is where your heart and zeal to succeed is!

 
Matt 6:19-21"Don't store up treasures here on earth where they can erode away or may be stolen. 20 Store them in heaven where they will never lose their value and are safe from thieves. 21 If your profits are in heaven, your heart will be there too.


When you sacrifice all your wants and desires to pursue God’s, that’s the best investment you can ever make. Take for example, my homeboys Daniel and the Hebrew boys, as extreme as it was they were willing to lose their life for Jesus.
 
The law said to worship the Idol, the Hebrew boys said NO!

Dan 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not worried about what will happen to us. 17 If we are thrown into the flaming furnace, our God is able to deliver us; and he will deliver us out of your hand, Your Majesty. 18 But if he doesn't, please understand, sir, that even then we will never under any circumstance serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have erected."


The law forbids Daniel to pray to God, but homeboy still did his thing.

Dan 6:7-10"All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions' den. 8 "Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked." 9 Therefore King Darius signed the document, that is, the injunction. 10 Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.

 
What happened? The Hebrew boys were thrown in the furnace and Daniel was thrown in the lion’s den. The End? Nope!… remixxxxxx.............

  The people who made the furnace to kill the Hebrew boys were killed and the Hebrew boys got the hook up.

 
Dan 3:19-21, 26-30Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with fury and his face became dark with anger at Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He commanded that the furnace be heated up seven times hotter than usual, 20 and called for some of the strongest men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and throw them into the fire. 21 So they bound them tight with ropes and threw them into the furnace, fully clothed. 22 And because the king, in his anger, had demanded such a hot fire in the furnace, the flames leaped out and killed the soldiers as they threw them in. 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came as close as he could to the open door of the flaming furnace and yelled: "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God! Come out! Come here!" So they stepped out of the fire. 27 Then the princes, governors, captains, and counselors crowded around them and saw that the fire hadn't touched them-not a hair of their heads was singed; their coats were unscorched, and they didn't even smell of smoke! 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, for he sent his angel to deliver his trusting servants when they defied the king's commandment and were willing to die rather than serve or worship any god except their own. 29 Therefore, I make this decree, that any person of any nation, language, or religion who speaks a word against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb and his house knocked into a heap of rubble. For no other God can do what this one does." 30 Then the king gave promotions to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, so that they prospered greatly there in the province of Babylon.

 
The People who plotted against Daniel were thrown in the lion’s den and homeboy got the hook up as well.

  Dan 6:20-28 The King called out in anguish, "O Daniel, servant of the Living God, was your God, whom you worship continually, able to deliver you from the lions?" 21 Then he heard a voice! "Your Majesty, live forever!" It was Daniel! 22 "My God has sent his angel," he said, "to shut the lions' mouths so that they can't touch me, for I am innocent before God; nor, sir, have I wronged you." 23 The king was beside himself with joy and ordered Daniel lifted from the den. And not a scratch was found on him because he believed in his God.

24 Then the king issued a command to bring the men who had accused Daniel and throw them into the den along with their children and wives, and the lions leaped upon them and tore them apart before they even hit the bottom of the den. 25 Afterward King Darius wrote this message addressed to everyone in his empire:

"Greetings! I decree that everyone shall tremble and fear before the God of Daniel in every part of my kingdom. For his God is the living, unchanging God whose kingdom shall never be destroyed and whose power shall never end. 27 He delivers his people, preserving them from harm; he does great miracles in heaven and earth; it is he who delivered Daniel from the power of the lions."

28 So Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.


So all in all it’s really better to acknowledge Christ than to deny Him, cus even though we have a price to pay for doing it, the results are worth paying the price.


Finally:

Matt 10:28-31

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

PEACE!!!


Originally posted circa 2006

Success

I possess the greatest power ever bestowed on mankind, the power of choice. Today, I choose to persist without exception. No longer will I live in a dimension of distraction, my focus blown hither and yon like a leaf on a blustery day. I know the outcome I desire. I hold fast to my dreams. I stay the course. I do not quit.

To achieve the results I desire, it is not even necessary that I enjoy the process. It is only necessary that I continue the process with my eyes focused on the outcome. An athlete does not enjoy the pain of training; an athlete enjoys the results of having trained.

A sailor who fearfully watches stormy seas lash his vessel will always steer an unproductive course. But a wise and experienced captain keeps his eye firmly fixed upon the lighthouse. He knows that by guiding his ship to a specific point, the time spent in discomfort is lessened. And by keeping his eye on the light, there never exists one second of discouragement. My light, My harbor, My future is within sight !

I will persist without exception. I am a person of Great Faith.

In Jeremiah, my Creator declares, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” From this day forward, I will claim faith in the certainty of my future. Too much of my life has been spent doubting my beliefs and believing my doubts. No More! I have faith in my future. I do not look left or right. I look forward. I can only persist.

For me, faith will always be a sounder guide than reason because reason can only go so far- faith has no limits. I will expect miracles in my life because faith produces them everyday. I will believe in the future that I do not see. That is faith. And the reward of this faith is to see the future that I believe.

I will continue despite exhaustion. I focus on results. I am a person of great faith.

I will persist without exception.


~ Andy Andrews

Quotes

1. God won`t be looking for your medals, degrees or diplomas, He`ll be looking for your scars.

2. Give God what`s right, not what`s left!

3. Trade God your pieces for His peace.

4. When you get tired talking to your friend about God, talk to Godabout your friend.

5. Pray` is a four letter word that you can say anywhere, except in a public school.

6. When you slip into eternity will you be taking `smoking` or `non-smoking`?

7. Life is fragile, handle with prayer.

8. Man`s way leads to a hopeless end! God`s way leads to an endless hope!

9. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone!

10. To be almost saved, is to be totally lost!

11. Grace is not an excuse to sin, but it is the power not to!

12. Don`t put a question mark where God put a period.

13. Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up!

14. Jesus became what we are so we can become like He is.

15. If you`re a Christian, earth is the only hell you`ll ever know!

16. WARNING: Exposure to the Son will prevent burning!

17. If you can`t sleep, don`t count sheep; talk to the Shepherd.

18. In this life it`s not WHAT you have, but WHO you have that counts!

19. There are many things in my life for which I am ashamed, but Jesus is NOT one of them.

20. Jesus declared the truth, He never gave opinions.

21. When was the last time you told God you love Him? He is still listening.

22. Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.

23. Christians aren`t perfect, they`re just forgiven.

24. Be an organ donor, give your heart to Jesus!

25. Jesus! don`t leave earth without Him!

26. Christ`s return is near, DONT MISS IT!

27. Be ye fishers of men, you catch them, He`ll clean them.

28. Seven days without prayer makes one weak.

29. Athiests, you`ve got a big surprise coming!

30. Read The Bible. It Will Scare The Hell Out Of You!

31. Every time thedevil reminds you of your past remind him of his future!

32. When someone gets you hot and bothered just turn on your "prayer conditioner"!

33. When Jesus is all we have, we realize Jesus is all we need.

34. If you stand for nothing you`ll fall for anything.

35. What doesn`t destroy me strengthens me.

36. Remember anything above your head IS STILL BELOW GOD`S FEET!

37. Too Blessed to be stressed,Too Empowered to be devoured, Too anointed to feel disappointed, Too much BL.IN.G to worry about a thing. (BL.IN.G= Believer In God)

38. In the Creation God made humans like Himself, but in the Redemption He made Himself like Humans.

39. To know the Character of the invisible God we can look at the example of His visible son.

40. God`s purpose of living was dying.

41. If we always had sunny days we would dry up.

42. Don`t ask how can I get out of this trouble, but what can I get out of this trouble.

43. Defeat is often a temporary condition, it is giving up that makes it permanent!

44. Some yall never rocked a thong until you heard the song, but still won`t accept Jesus although you heard Him your whole life long.

45. The strength of a man is not determined by how much he wins, but by how much he perseveres in the midst of "losing".

46. Thoughts = actions = habits = character = your destiny

47. The difference between `United`and `Untied` is where you put the" i ".

48. They call us Generation X because we take the focus off the FAMILY and replace it with SEX.

49. Don`t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

50. A diamond always shines brighter when it has more cuts!

51. If the path of your life has no obstacles to overcome, its probably leading to nowhere.

52. You can`t have victory if you avoid the conflict.

53. People may think you are strange because you are different, You should think of them as strange for being the same.

54. The size of the tree isnot determined by the size of the seed, Greatness is often locked into menial beginnings.

55. No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

56. Its funny how some people push for the front of the line, when the Bible says the last gonna go first.

57. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you`ll still land among the stars.

58. Never be afraid to take a leap of Faith. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic!

59. When you were born you were crying, while everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you`re smiling and everyone around you is crying.

60. Your Greatest supporters are your foes, they believe in you so much, thats why they oppose!

61. Look for someone complementary, not supplementary.

62. If you can`t find the poet, be the poem.

63. When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, "Jesus could You please get that for me?"

64. Point Blank! At the end of the day the devil is going to burn forever, He wants to take you with him. How do you like your temptation now?

65. In it for the cause, not the applause.

66. They ain`t no maps to Heaven, there`s only 1 WAY!

67. You`re excuse is ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE YOU. Well if He judged you now, will you like the outcome?

68. Saying you got to get yo life in order b4 you come to Christ is like saying you gotta get well before you go to the doctor.

69. If you take a stab at your flesh everyday, eventually you`ll kill it.

70. Dont let yo dreams end when you wake up, LIVE THEM!

71. Dont kill yo dreams, execute them.

72. Just because a door is open doesnt mean you have to walk through it.

73. God has your Mr(s).RIGHT, dont settle for Mr(s).What's LEFT.

74. Success isn't how many things you have and are about to acquire, success is fulfilling your destiny! If you have everything but your destiny; you're still broke as a joke!


Originally posted circa 2005 and updated periodically.