Who is waiting for you to fulfill your Purpose? Moving Towards Your Purpose In Spite of the Fear.

Every day, I get to speak with people who want to improve their lives by finding their next career opportunity. Often these conversations gravitate into them sharing their dreams and their fears of those obstacles that keep them from accomplishing their goals. I am always humbled that they would share intimate details usually shared only with close confidants. I am also amazed that many of them don't recognize their own genius or don’t move forward with their goals due to multiple reasons; usually, all based on fear.   
If this is your story or something similar, then this post is for you. 
What do you believe or what do you tell yourself that is keeping you from your purpose or those things that you were created to do?  What did you fail to accomplish in 2018 or previous years that while it is your “dream” or “calling” you never got around to doing it because you were afraid?  What voices are telling you that you can’t do it; it’s impossible or that you will fail? 
I’ve heard ma…

Today Chronicles: No Bitterness After Betrayal

The Today Chronicles was created to be in an inspiration to others as I reflect on my experiences and life lessons. At the end of the day, I have learned that no matter what I go through in life, The Most High has always been a consistent comforter and provider for me. I forever honor and give him praise! 
In this chronicle, I discuss my past struggles with trusting others due to disappointment derived during childhood and into adulthood. I grew to realize that having bitterness or penalizing others for the disappointment done by someone else was not healthy for me nor my relationships. I had a choice to make. I chose to have No Bitterness After Betrayal.
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Today I Cried. It Will Get Better.

Today I cried. When I stopped to think about who I’ve become. I cried. Where was the cheerful, immature innocence that I once had?  I don’t know this person staring back at me in the mirror. The degraded confidence, the empty stare. Who’s in there? Where did the power, laughter, confidence go?  How can I find it? I want it back. I need it back. I’ll have it back. Hello.  It’s me.  
The struggle What do you do when the challenges and storms of life have seemed to push you so far that the only way you can protect yourself is to hide in a shell of your true self? The storms keep coming and you wonder if it will ever end. You struggle to remember the last time you experienced true peace. It seems like such a distant memory. Meanwhile, you try everything you can to hold it together because surely the suffering can’t last forever. Can it? You pray to God to help you get through the pain. Life’s experiences have taught you not to ask that it stops, but that you can get through it… inta…

A Purpose Revealed. Is this the Year You Pursue Yours?

Continuing my theme of helping people with their purpose this year, I wanted to add a snippet from a book I started years ago and that I am currently working on. Will 2018 be the year you finally start working on your "purpose?"

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.  They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  In those days when you pray, I will listen.  If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.  I will be found by you.” says the Lord.

- Jeremiah 29: 11-12 (NLT)
Do you remember when you were a child and you knew exactly what you wanted to do when you grew up? However, as you grew older, there were life-changing events that impacted your decision so much you changed your career choice.  Those life-changing events could have been a death in a family, an abusive or embarrassing situation or a comment from a teacher or other trusted adult. My life changing event was a shooting death on national television.…

Uncovering a Mask: Finishing the year in my Purpose

At the beginning of this year, my goal was to understand and operate within my purpose.  I knew that it would require a great deal of faith, scary faith.  But it really didn’t matter because I was at the end of myself, tired of doing the same thing with limited results.  I had to release control and give it over to my creator who knew what he had purposed for me. I am reminded of that in one of my favorite bible verse:
Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) – For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. God had something he wanted me to do. 
The fear of stepping in the unknown was far less than the fear of not pleasing God or fulfilling my purpose.  I just couldn’t be satisfied as I was. I knew that I couldn’t go on the way I have been.  Sure, I accomplished a lot of the thing things I set out to do, but God had another plan.  I have to move forward in him with faith.  For without faith it is impossible to please him. So, …

Continuing the Pursuit of A Dream in 2017

This entry is actually based on one of my original and very first blogs from 2012, titled Pursuing the Dream! Some insights as I explore my past writing:

Reviewing my old articles and notes reminds me of why I really started doing a lot of the things I'm currently doing like my business, inspirational articles and videos and most of all the writing. It seems that my first love, (fiction writing) is the one that I've sacrificed more than anything.  My writing is cathartic for me. It always made me feel alive!  I enjoyed envisioning characters and really becoming them as I penned their stories. I don't know if some of it was mental work where I had to work through some of my own issues.  Not even issues that I fully recognized in my daily activities, but maybe something that was deep in my subconscious that materialized on paper.  Somehow I always resonated with all of the characters that I wrote about;  both male and female.  It's as if I worked through some of the thi…

One of My Favorite Reads that Helps To Ignore The "Haters"

One of my favorite reads is the book Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by T.D. Jakes. It is life changing! The book, Instinct, offers tips on how to find your "core" or true purpose and taps into ways to maximize it. Many successful people state that they experienced their best success when they were true to their own genuine self and didn't try to duplicate others. How many times have we done that? This book definitely helps with that.

One of my favorite quotes is from an appearance of Bishop Jakes on Oprah's LifeClass in 2014; "We eat from the level of our vision. When you are a giraffe and get criticism from turtles, they are reporting from the level they are. When you are built to be tall (like the giraffe), you will endanger your position if you lower your perspective, you cannot explain to a turtle a giraffe decision." The thought is that both a giraffe and a turtle are in the same jungle. However, a giraffe eats and operates from a leve…