Tuesday, March 24, 2009


what is it that fuels us? what is it that fuels us as christians? what is holding us back? temptation? lust? greed? when we are passionately in love with God, He is going to take us places. be prepared. sometimes it doesn't look like a promising path, it might be difficult, but continue to follow God. do not be conformed to the world, but be transformed and renewed because when we stay conformed, it's hard to hear God's voice... distant. ask yourself, what's Christ's goal for my life? there is a goal. don't let your past get in the way. let go of the mentality that "your past is holding you back." past's should not dictate our lives and keep us held captive. instead, we are called to let go of our past, however painful, and keep our eyes focused on what is ahead and to come. when we begin focusing on who we are to become, it is not about the title at all. instead, it's about who are we becoming in Christ's eyes...our character. we need to lay aside immaturity...this is key. do you want wisdom? are you passionate about getting wisdom? have a teachable spirit, don't walk with pride, but instead hold your head high with humility. be excited for the good doings in other people's lives. be cautious of the people you surround yourself with. make sure you have people that will keep your accountable and constantly on check. now, this doesn't mean that since we are christians, that we are to be completely shut off from the world in our own little bubble. no. wrong. we are still called to be connected to the world. how are you ever supposed to make a difference, help the poor, help the broken-hearted if you don't connect yourself to the world? where are we at when it comes to being responsible? press on towards the goal.... this is also key. let this fuel you.

Friday, February 20, 2009


it does not have to be thanksgiving to give thanks. i am thankful now. february 20. yep. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


in the past month, a lot has occurred and a lot of it has been a bit overwhelming. it is times like these where i find myself totally running to God and letting him take control. why does this only happen in the hard times? that's not correct. without Him, i am lost. both good and bad happened. gain of one the loss of another. in the midst of all the craziness did i realize how truly blessed i am. the friends He has placed in my life for one are incredible. i definitely began to take advantage of specific things i had been blessed with. i had to put myself in check and realize that how i went about situations was horrible. not everything was going to go my way but realize that i'm blessed with what i have.

NOTE: this is an incomplete thought.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

let go, let God

let go, let God. hmm, this is a term i've become quite familiar with. so many times i try to "pilot" my own life. sometimes it works for a little while, but sooner rather than later, it just ends in, well, no bueno. i've really taken this phrase to heart, in a sense that i am living it. i get so caught up in my own little crazy world, that it is just better if i take a step back, let go of my problems and let God take control. trust in God and know that everything works in God's perfect timing... not my perfect timing. 

Friday, January 2, 2009

wide awake- erwin mcmanus

 "there is a hero within you waiting to be awakened."

buzz buzz buzz. you hear the annoyance of your alarm sounding. the first thought; five more minutes. your feet hit the cold floor and you're looking at the next day. what are you going to do today? why have you woken up yet again? what does this day hold for me? am i going to catch up on this seasons tv show heros, go make some lattes at my job at starbucks, take a nap, or am i going to chose to live today different? will i chose to live today for God? "will you dare to dig deeps and discover the incredible potential lying dormant within you?'- mcmanus

everyone has a calling. do we all follow the plan and purpose God has given us? yes and no. so often, we try to sail our own boat instead of on the ship God has designed. He's called us to do miraculous things and many times we chose to ignore it. i'm learning that regardless of our busy lives that is so eloquently stated "get in the way," that we must live our lives pursuing God and His kingdom. live a life that glorifies God. live a life worth remembering. live a life continually pursuing dreams. live a life wide awake.