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Diversity

I could be wrong. I could be overreacting. But in my opinion (key words), there’s just too much of a lack of diversity in several areas of our lives. Maybe it’s just my being in the South that plays a part in this.

I believe we have all these unique people created in God’s image to be able to engage with one another. I don’t think He made us different to stay away from one another. I think it’s our differences that enable us to creatively cultivate ideas and concepts.

This is a short post, but I was curious to see if anyone else felt that the lack of diversity was an issue? I’m used to being the only black person in a lot of places, but should I have to be?

I could be wrong. I could be right. I just wanted to invite people to think about whether or not this is an issue where they are. It may not be. In fact, I hope it’s not. However, I do believe that if you can easily count the people in a room that look like you, it just may not be diverse enough.

 

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You Hate Me

You hate me

Because my skin is dark

As if the color of my skin

Determines whether or not I do my part.

 

You hate me

Because my skin is too light

As if because of that I can’t join the fight

 

You hate me

Because my hair is too thick

Envious that growing hair like this takes no trick.

 

You hate me

Because my hair isn’t straight

An all-natural woman you won’t even date.

 

You hate me

Because I’m different

But don’t you know my difference is what makes me relevant?

 

You hate me

Because I don’t fit in

I don’t have to be with your crowd in order to win.

 

You hate me

Only because it’s easy.

You hate me

Only because you don’t know me.

 

You hate me

Because you’re too afraid to see

That what you hate and critique

Are the things that make me unique.

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If Not You Then Who?

If Not You Then Who-1I want to challenge everyone to think about this question, if not you, then who?

If you won’t do it, then who should? If you won’t do it, then who do you want to do it?

I have many goals. I have many hopes. I have many dreams. And I think about them everyday. And everyday I have to ask myself, whose fault is it if these things don’t get done?

It’s very easy to look at circumstances and assume they’re the issue but if we’re honest with ourselves, they aren’t. If you want to be a writer or a speaker, there are plenty of platforms out there to work towards those goals. What your occupation is really isn’t an obstacle to those things.

Ask yourself, is there really anything holding you back from doing what you were meant to do? Is there a need you see that you are confident you could meet? 

Truthfully ask yourself, if not you then who?

If Not You, Then Who?

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When God Speaks

Do we understand how powerful God is? I know that our human minds can’t comprehend it, but do we really understand how power God is as far as our human brain can conceive?

God is all powerful. God has power in His speech. God doesn’t have to touch a situation for it to be different. God can speak change and it has to happen. He spoke the universe into existence.

The entire universe He spoke into being!

There’s no in-depth explanation I can give. There is no other take away I want to add to this piece. I just simply want to think, no dwell, on the fact that God’s words cause change. No man can do what He has done.

What a Mighty God we serve!

“Thank You God that no matter what the situation is, all You have to do is speak and it changes. Your words make a difference in how the entire universe functions. That’s just how powerful You are. And thank You for letting me serve You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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Men and Women: Timing

I guess I’ll talk about relationships today. Here we go.

Women and men think completely different. That’s not rocket science. From the beginning of time we’ve thought differently. And I think that we forget just how differently.

Take time for an example.

Women are in a much bigger hurry than men usually are to get married and start families. All we’re thinking is we’ve got to get started. We’ve got to date for a certain amount of time. Then we’ve got to be engaged for another amount of time. Then we’ve got to honeymoon a little bit. And soon we’ve got to have kids. Our lives are like boom boom boom.

Men on the other hand seem more carefree. Of the men I’ve spoken to it seems more like they’re in a mind frame of “it will happen.” I’ll get married at some point, I’ll have a family eventually. Everything will be fine.

Now try to match those two ideas together. They’re as close as you can probably get without being complete polar opposites.

In short: Men think, I have plenty of time. Women think, I’m running out of time.

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Living on Purpose

I am on a writing frenzy these days. I’ve got bitten even harder by the writing bug and I love the infection! Let’s talk about purpose briefly.

I wonder what the world would be like if we all did everything with an actual purpose behind it. Not because we could or just wanted to, but because we knew the outcome would be completely worthwhile. Wouldn’t it be great?

It would be nice if everything I purchased was to serve a real purpose bigger than mere entertainment. How great would it be if every person who wrote would write with the purpose of making a difference? I’m not saying everyone has to write a history paper or take a political stand or write only devotions, but wouldn’t it be nice to read something that encourages you or relates to you?

I think we’ve lost the urgency of purpose. We’ve forgotten that we all have a purpose and the things we do are supposed to promote that purpose. We are worth having a purpose. Our purpose is worth achieving in our lifetime. Achieve it. Little by little, achieve your purpose.

I have a purpose that I have to achieve. I enjoy encouraging people and I will continue to write encouraging blogs until God tells me to stop. I will continue to write in a way that people can relate to because I believe that people feel encouraged when they can relate. Our life purpose is a grander scale of what our daily purpose is.

Eventually, it’s all going to come together and it’s going to be worthwhile. But it’s not going to come together if you don’t have anything to put together. Give your life purpose something to work with, and start today. Today, what do you need to achieve that is going to make all the difference on down the line? Let’s get it!

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One (Life to Live)

I love learning. I wish I didn’t always have to learn the hard way, but I’m still learning.

And I have finally had the light bulb turned on to this:

Don’t ever go through a trial and come out the same.

 

That’s worst than the trial itself, coming out unchanged from whatever you were experiencing already.

I make mistakes, but I’m not a mistake.

 

I am life changing.

I have to be. I don’t get a break, and I don’t want one. I can’t afford it.

 

I’ve got one lifetime to live this one right. That’s it.

I’m not going to die and be reborn into the same life and get to opt out of situations from this one.

Once it’s done, it’s done.

 

That’s why I don’t have time to beat myself up anymore. I make a difference. My trials made a difference. Whether I choose to truly believe that or not.

Whenever I look back on a foolish moment in my life, I wonder why it happened. Then I realize the change I was supposed to experience, I never did. I made the same mistake and continued making it. I didn’t change like I needed to, like I was supposed to actually.

One thing is certain, I can’t continue in my wrongs. I can’t not speak up. I can’t not sacrifice. And I can’t go on being okay with the wrongs I’ve done.

One is the number. And I’m going to make this one life count enough for the world.

There is no other choice for me.

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