Well, I’ve updated my blog. Take a look at the new page “The Diary of a Writer.” I hope you enjoy it. Please post comments, if you read it and know that everyday there will be a new entry. I’m aiming for 30 daily entries.
This new page represents a new page in my life. I’ve realized that reading quotes and inspirational sayings are encouraging and self-reflective, however, if I do not take action what is the purpose. I keep lists of quotes, inspirational sayings, and bible verses in my Blackberry, on Outlook, posted on my walls: home and office, highlighted in my bible, and scribbled in my journals. And one day, I decided to just do it. When I read something that makes me think, or challenges me to the next level, I want to live the quote instead of pass it on or post it. Here’s a few that have aroused, energized, quickened, sparked, triggered my heart, my soul, and my mind:
Stop procrastinating. “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty” (Prov 14:23). If God has given you a vision to do something, begin by taking baby steps toward that project. Begin to focus on the vision and take action steps toward it.
God will confirm His direction in our lives if we are willing to accept input from those (who have your best interest at heart and real) around us. Therefore, be aware of situations that encourage you to press too hard for a particular outcome. Achieving goals should be a result of following the actions you believe God leads you to take. Let results become a fruit of your strategic actions.
So, when confronting someone, remember do you want a friend at the end of the day.
If you do, don’t compare yourselves to others.
Remember, when you are with someone everyday, you become a part of that person’s life. Usually, if someone isn’t what they want you to be, the other becomes angry. Why? Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own life. (From The Alchemist).
So, look in the mirror and reflect… Is my perception reality?
Be realistic in your opinion of yourself. Success comes when we learn to accept God’s evaluation instead of our own, when we give Him permission to make us what He created us to be and when we begin to understand who we are in His eyes.
For God does not give us a spirit of fear, timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).
Hence, discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.
And finally in the words of poet Audre Lorde, “When I dare to be powerful…to use the strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”