Testimony: Under Construction

We all have those moments when it seems like nothing is working. What if your plan not working? It just means that God's plan is so much larger of a plan what you could have ever imagined.

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”
— II Corinthians 2:9 ESV

Your testimony isn't dead, it is just under construction. The longer it takes the bigger the testimony!

ADD (Authenticity Deficit Disorder)

We all know people who we just know are "fake." Just because someone comes across as inauthentic, it doesn't mean that they are bad people, it just means that haven't fallen love with the person staring back at them when they peer into the mirror.  I would even go as far to say that most people even have moments that we contour who we are to fit the perception of those we hope to be received by. What if I told you that the way to thrive was not by duplicating someone else's process, but by trusting your own? 

You Need Your Haters

We can't stand them, they can't stand us. We all hae them, but what if I told you, you needed them. You would probably look at me as if I were crazy. I'm not crazy, and your haters may be your ticket to eat. How? you ask?

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
— psalm 23:5

In order for you to be blessed in some situations your haters have to be present, it's just part of the promise. So don't get upset when they test your whits, it is all part of the process. Trust the process.

You're a wife in a girlfriend market

In a world full of Netflix & Chill situationships, and smash and pass antics, its often hard to understand why you haven't found your happily ever after with someone who is just as serious as you are. You're looking in all the wrong places. Eagles don't date chickens for a reason. Sure they are all birds, but the motivation and destiny of the Eagle is far above the chicken. It is just as rude of the eagle to expect the chicken to rise to its altitude as it is for the chicken to lower itself to the ground of the chicken. It's not working because you're seeking something in someone who can't give you what you're in search of. Instead of refining your search criteria, you're searching for a husband amongst a sea of men who are barely interested in being your boyfriend, let alone your husband. 

The Challenge to Be Well

 The 10th President of Morehouse College, Dr. Robert Franklin had five "Be Well Statements."  All five of them and few more were things I already held in regard of my own life, but because Dr. Franklin was here on Earth well before I was, I'm going to give him the nod. I do have a few others that I have attached and hold just as much in high regard.  Being well is never just succeeding in one area of your life it is succeeding in a duplicity of areas. When we can learn to succeed in several areas we go from beinng to good, to being phenomenal. 

  1. Well-Read
  2. Well Spoken
  3. Well-Travelled
  4. Well- Dressed
  5. Well-Balanced
  6. Well- Exposed*
* Is a CoJo addition to the list
Get the Courage to BE YOU!

How many times have you seen an instagram post and thought to your self:

Self to Self: Why does everyone else seem to have it together?

We al are guilty. that is probably why I have slight pinterest addiction. There is a special courage that it takes to be unapolagetically you when no one seem to be like you. It takes an inexplicable level of courage to steop up and step up when you don't know anyone who has done what you vision is showing you. That doesn't mean that you aren't destined for greatness. It means one of two things. 

A) You’re probably nuts and shouldn’t b doing what you want
B) You’re genius, and you’re about to change the world, your world, as you know it.

If we're going to be honest I think the odds are you belong to be and your fears are wrapped up in this idea that you belong to A. Get the courage to be You. No one can be a better you than you.

Allergic to Privacy

Privacy is sometimes good, but in other ways it helps to be vulnerable with those who mean the most. Doing the tango between discreet, and real can be a challenge, but it's a dance worth doing!


Why Though?

Because, when we hide ourselves we negate the option to be embraced. When you can't be embraced, what are the of people trusting you? Very slim!  Allow yourself to be seem, its hard, but its worth it.