PRESENT ishh: Last night as I was reading through some scriptures, I actually felt very close to the presence of God, it was so pure in its every description. I felt awesomely complete. I turn my worship music on and in the middle of my praise and worship the unthinkable happen, #TrueStory one of lusifers angels interrupted my worship. It wasn’t disturbing or scary at all, he looked like a normal person dressed in regular casual summer dress, and he knew that I knew who he was, he didn’t say anything, yet I somehow knew what he wanted. He opened the curtains in my room and showed me what I sued to have, the good amount of money I used to make, and the service that came along with it, not gonna lie, it looked very, very beautiful, the type of life style I sued to have was pretty legit, “you can have this and more” he said. I started crying and said,
I’m not going back. At that moment I woke up from my sleep.
“Don't let anyone judge you based on your past... you don't live there anymore”
I won’t go back; I can’t go back to the way I used to be. I've been changed, Healed, Freed, and Delivered. I've found joy, Peace, Grace, and favor. I won't go back, can't go back, to the way it used to be before the presence of Christ came and changed me. All my shames, Guilt, Sins, They have been forgiven; No more chains, Fear, My past is over and I rest in the Glory of God knowing that. I am not saying that I have it all together, I am saying, “Philippians 1:6”
In other words, the relationships and teaching I have been fortunate to sit under have resulted in real life change for me. The Lord has put me in a place where I can not only watch him move mightily before me and through me, but He has put me in a place where I can be empowered to grow as a leader.
I have a strong sense of gratitude to God for surrounding me with such great leaders so that I too can lead greatly. Though my circle is smaller than those of the leaders above me, I am still accountable for what I have been entrusted with. So if you’re reading this, know that God’s entrusted you with gifts. Feel empowered. Empower own your circle, and learn from those who have encircled you. I say that to say the following; because we are leaders and because from time to time we will Epically FAIL understand that people are watching you and they EXPECT the best from you. Lead with integrity of the heart and no Shades of Gray.
Church let me encourage you, that it’s OK, to mess up, to fall, just don’t stay on the ground, don’t decorate your pit and become comfortable in it. So while it’s OK to make mistakes, let’s not get into the habit of making them every time, because “The Real ART of falling” can only be defined by “The ART of Learning Where and how you fail” so you won’t have to fall again.
In my life I have a few men who God has blessed me with, but Jon Dampf and Shawn Laser have really been key people in my life. They did 3 things that changed my life. They accepted me, they kept me accountable, and they convinced me of my value by affirming me. Church: Do the same for someone today.
I can honestly say that if it was not for this two men|friends|brothers| my dream would have gone a much different with a much different response.
“A simple guy living a BOLD life for Christ” –Francisco Nelson