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Reflection and Understanding

Give up the idea of control

A man and maybe even some women must feel, or at least think they are in control. Whether it’s a decision to make or something they have to accept. Now, I’m a man of and with faith. Let the doubters doubt and the haters hate. But for me I believe in something greater then me. GOD!

My favorite saying about people is “some do, some don’t, some will, some won’t, whatever makes you happy! Yes, Ten City says that in a song but it’s true.

Let me get to the point of this blog. If you are of faith and believe in what God has said he would do for you, if you put him before all thing then whatever you ask shall be given unto you. I can’t put this any clearer then this or simplify it any easier. You must give up control and let God do what he said he would do but not only because you have control issues but your lack faith and lack of belief will not allow doors to be open for you. In life everything has two ways of happening. The easy way and the hard way. Most choose the hard way and don’t know it. Hands down, if you give it up to God you will win and it becomes easy. You think because you didn’t get that job and even prayed about it and still you lost that opportunity not knowing that God has set forth doors opening on your behalf and instead of preparing for this bigger opportunity you go back to trying to control everything, get back on that hard road to success, wait for something to happened and all of a sudden your denials start to increase instead of your blessing.

Stay the course, wait on God, give it up to him even if the devil is working harder then ever because a test of faith is the perpetration for receiving God glory of blessings.

Just give GOD control! I will put my money on his word any day of the week.


Leverage… Who has it? You or your boss.

My father worked as a cab driver in NJ for 40 years and I love him. Most importantly because he stood on his own terms. I work for a large company doing something I hate but it pays the bill and most of all it gives me the financial ability to work my own business and build it into something special. Well if you’re reading this post then you’re trying piece together this post and the title. LEVERAGE! Is the main topic. I feel use by my employer and have in the past and I am unafraid. To say this because when you know Christ like I do then you understand that he is my employer. Today I understand why he hired me for this job. I learned the meaning or 2 things. Leverage and who has it. Most employers have it because most people don’t  know their worth, not only to your employer, the job market but to yourself. We doubt our abilities to do jobs that employers embellished about and the descriptions are not nearly close to the true requirements you need to have. A G.E.D. can not only live by Phd or MBA but do the job as well or better. let me get back to leverage. The person or the authority who has the power to make a change, controls what happens or has the controlling say in all matters has LEVERAGE. Period!

My father had leverage. He had no one to answer to and if he needed a day to relax he made the decision. His income was determined by whether or not he wanted make money or how much. When you control your income potential then you have leverage. When nothing can be done without your say, you have leverage. When someone needs your service you have leverage. Leverage is doing very little for more. Maybe you missed that. The saying work smart and not hard is about leverage, who has it and if you have it are you working it right but your employers work it right everyday. Think about it. Leverage!


The Next Level!

Every year around this time, aside from Christmas Shopping, many are preparing for a new year with a new resolution… I don’t know about everyone else but I evaluate the previous year (the good, the bad, what’s new and what can be let go!) to help determine where do I go from here. Three things are always on my list for the new year… A better father, a better husband and more then anything a better relationship with God! Once I have evaulate the previous year I can then make a resolution. To make one this year I’ve outlined it in a STATE OF THE FAMILY ADDRESS I will give to my family. I got this idea from my cousin John Marshall. This a written document about where we are as a family. Next is a written plan for us in the next five years. Then, Go over all of the mistakes we made, improvements and accomplishments. After that, how do we get to the next level in 2010? Once the how part has been established then you can make a New Years Resolution! Some of us are lost, can’t decide or just not into resolutions but a resolution is a plan for a better year. everyone should have one and if you do or going to have one then you need to write it down and post it everywhere (work, home, car, etc) so that you can be reminded that you have one and it needs to be worked on so that you can get to the NEXT LEVEL!


I pray for someone other then myself!

theunderdog1Father God, I thank you for my blessings and give you the glory for allowing me to see another day which you have created. I ask that you give favor to those who seek out your words, believe and always allow the word to abide in them. As I sleep tonight give comfort to those who have been feeling the pain of hardship and yet, still remain faithful and obedient. Let every man or women that seek the son know that you are the father and that if he who believe in him believes in you. There is nothing beyond your kingdom and that all things are at your mercy. I pray that doors will open for those who rightfully deserves your grace. I ask for this in Jesus Name!


Put your lighters up and shine with me!

theunderdog1This a brief post and a thought I had because of a statement I heard in a discussion! I believe this entirely…. We are so driven at times and make this mistake and don’t realize it… Opportunity is out there for any and everyone. Money can be made by anyone. A college degree or Masters does really mean you’re the best person for a job. A person without those things but have the ability to do a job if not as well but better. A GED in this day and age can now live next to a PHD, MBA, BS, BA or the President of these United States of America. (Thanks Paster Mike, I received that!) lol….Did you get that! Here’s what I’m getting at…the reason for this post. We strive to shine on the world, make our mark and be the best but we hate on other who shine more. We are quick to judge, we formulate our theories about a person before we hear the complete story. The people who share their dreams or vision with us deserve their chance to shine too. Understand this if not anything else. “You don’t have to put out or prevent someone else’s light from shining just because yours is not… maybe if you had not done that and given words or encouragement or support yours could be shining also…!” WOW!!!!!! Be careful on critiquing others and pre-judging. Someone listened to you, someone opened a door for you, someone took a chance on you, someone even thought your idea or dreams was nonsense but gave you the support to make it happen… Give 5 minutes of your time everyday to someone with a dream or idea…you will never know unless to try is what my mom always said…

R.I.P. Lucille “Ruth” Williams 01/24/2002 Love ya mom!

Check this out!!!!

Samuel L. Jackson / Pulp FictionThe path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.


Who’s plan are you working with, Yours or Gods?

theunderdog1I am in control… and I’m gonna make things happen for me! How many of you think this way? Who believes they’re in complete control over there everyday life. Is it because you work so hard the real reason you have success?  I would debate that any day of the week. This was me taking all of the praises and rewarding myself for thing I thought I controlled. When you wake up or a light bulb goes off in your head that my reason for being is not the word of just my parents but the will of God. I had sucess as I lived in the flesh but very little in the spirit. There’s a large difference! If you have not accepted Christ as your lord and savior….If you have not given him total control over your life…Unless you obey God’s Plan for your life you will not have success. We are nothing without him…Please understand this! People lie, cheat, steal, make false promises but God never fails you. God is good all the time, Believe it!


Expectation, Truth and Your Word

theunderdog1I expect you to tell me the true or be truthful and true to your word. Doesn’t your word mean everything in business and in life? You’re suppose to do what is expected of you? Shouldn’t you be truthful with the people you service, live with or spend time with, whether they’re clients or friends?

 

Are you who you say you are? Would anyone want to be you if they really knew who you where? This doesn’t just apply to people but to businesses all around. Are you really who you say you are and if you are not that then tell those who represent your name, including yourself, to stop perpetrating your image and start living out the true idea of who you should be as a person, as a business, as a friend, as a colleague, as a boss, as a parent….Need I go on? You only lose yourself when you buy into what others want you to be. If change comes your way, it should only be excepted if it makes you a better person, business, friend, husband, wife, colleague, boss, etc.

 

Freedom comes with truth…Expectation are only met when you honor your word and do what you say your going to do. Your word does mean everything and you reputation is on the line every time you give it!

 

Remember that!