Monday, January 30, 2012

Motivational Monday...

Hey y'all. I know it's been a while, but you'll have to forgive me. I had no idea had swamped I would get with school and everything else that's going on in my life. I absolutely love everything that has been going on, but it definitely has taken a toll on my blogging habits. However, I am going to make an effort to not let it slip by me anymore. So, this is my first of many posts that I want to call "Motivational Monday".  I decided to start this up for a couple of reasons. Mainly, I'm starting these posts because Monday is super hard in every way. It's hard to wake up and get moving. It's hard to make it through the day without nodding off. It's hard to get back in the gym. It's just hard. So, hopefully I'll provide you with a little motivation to make it through the rest of the week. Secondly, I have realized that if there is ever a time when people need spiritual motivation it is now. For those of y'all who have read my past posts you know that an officer was killed in the line of duty in December. Well, it has happened again. Saturday morning. Broad daylight. Our city is hurting, and my heart breaks because this is a clear example of the millions of people who are lost and lonely in this world and do not know where to turn. I hope that somehow I will make an impact by what I do everyday... even with this tiny post. I also hope that I will inspire you to make a difference.
Here's how I'm going to try my best to make a difference in this world.

Love. It sounds so simple, but how often do we actually do it besides to our family members and closest friends? If God is love and he doesn't hold back from anyone, why should we? If we showed every stranger we saw some form of love, whether it be in a smile or an open door, don't you think we could make a difference? These people that are making these life changing decisions to murder, steal, lie, or cheat could've had their lives changed a long time ago if one person went out of their way to show them love.

Pray. Okay, I'm gonna say it again. Pray. Pray for these people who are lost and looking for answers but don't know where to turn. Pray for communities that are hurting. Pray for those around you who need it most. Pray for our leaders. Pray for strength and peace to sweep over this world. Let's face it. We all need prayer. I keep thinking about that Casting Crowns song "What if His People Prayed?". If we all joined together in prayer, I believe we could change the world. We need prayer to complete cover those who are hurting and lost. The bottom line is just pray.
I hope this post was not too heavy for my first one in over a week, but I felt like it was necessary. I'll lighten it up as the week goes on, but I hope I motivated y'all on this Monday to try to make a difference. Let me know what you think about my decision to begin Motivational Monday, and please, please, please feel free to drop by with any prayer requests that you are having. I will pray as soon as I receive them.

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