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Vision

Vision – the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

I can see just fine (with glasses). The issue is when I can’t envision what’s next. That’s where I fall into a trap. In fact, that’s why I chose the above definition to describe vision. Because true vision has nothing to do with eyesight. Vision2

Where there is no vision, the people perish. Where there are no godly dreams or plans people fall prey. In other words, where there is no anticipation for God’s plan, the people fall to ruin. Where there is no desire for God’s plan, the people fail.

But, he that keeps the law, is happy. He that obeys God is happy. He that focuses on God is happy. He whose plan is God’s plan is happy.

So, we can perish, or we can be happy. It’s our choice. Where there is no anticipation for God at work, there is no hope for any good work.

He that chooses God’s vision, truly has vision.

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.- Helen Keller

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Vision

Based on Proverbs 29:18

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I want to see just like You

I want to know what’s false and what’s true.

Give me vision that’s 20/20

Give me insight on what could be.

 

Let me see with Your eyes of Love

Let me be patient and not judge

With everyone I meet

Let our meeting be a treat.

 

With every hope and dream

Let me see the hope of Your light beams

And where dreams are too small

Show me how to dream big and tall.

 

And if possible, let me be blinded by Your light

Because I’m unable to contain Your insight

What I see isn’t all true

So wherever You are let me see You.

 

Where there is no vision, the people perish

So your insight I will cherish

I want to see clear

Into you I want to peer.

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Frederick Douglass – Intelligent

Intelligent – having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level.

Frederick Douglass is one of the most well-known human rights leaders in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. He is also a famed author and orator.

Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass was selected to live in the home of his plantation owners, one of whom they say could have been his father. Eventually Frederick was sent to Hugh Auld’s Baltimore home, which is where he learned to read and write. Auld forbade his wife from teaching Frederick anymore, but he continued to have a zeal for learning.

Later, Douglass became an abolitionist as well as a women’s rights activist. He published three versions of his autobiography during his lifetime. He also produced some abolitionist newspapers: The North StarFrederick Douglass WeeklyFrederick Douglass’ PaperDouglass’ Monthly and New National Era. In 1848, he was the only African American to attend the first women’s rights convention in New York.

When I think of Frederick Douglass I think of intelligence. Is there any surprise why?

One and God make the majority. – Frederick Douglass

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Ode to Black History

Just like Maya

I wish I could write

I wish my words

Would inspire others to join the fight

 

Like Harriet

I wish I was brave

I’d be so legit

Leading to freedom, today’s modern slaves

 

I wish I could dream

Like Langston or Martin

I’d come up with great things

To have a part in

 

And if I was bold

Like Angela Davis

I’d be like Sojourner Truth

I’d be courageous

 

Or maybe I’d want to be immovable

Like Rosa Parks

I’d want even my sitting

To light a spark

 

Or what if I could speak

Like Mr. Frederick Douglass

I’d be able to voice the truth

For so many of us

 

And if like W.E.B. DuBois or Carter G. Woodson

I was smart

I would know where to end

I would know where to start

 

Yet if I was like Hattie McDaniel

I’d play my part

I’d create and cultivate

I’d perfect my art

 

If I were a strong leader like Malcolm

With the influence of Martin

Maybe I would soften some hearts

That have been hardened

 

But even if I’m just Chanel

With limitations

I can still do my part

To motivate this nation

 

If black history

Means so much to me

I’d put into practice

All that I could be

 

I’d learn from their examples

And I’d do my best

I would be who that had in mind

When they were on their quests

 

 

 

 

 

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Madam CJ Walker – Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneur – a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

If you want to talk about being an entrepreneur, you want to talk about Madam CJ Walker. This woman went on to create multiple hair care products for African American women, and has been credited with being one of the first self-made female millionaires. And this was at a time when women hardly had any rights!

Can you imagine the doubts she battled with? But when you’re an entrepreneur, you just use them as fuel for your fire. Or in her case, as ingredients for your product.

Mrs. Walker’s products included a scalp treatment for African America women. So if there are any scalp treatments in your memory or use, you probably have Madam CJ Walker to thank for that. She reminds me that the sky is the limit. And she motivates me to never take dreams for granted, because it was in a dream that she came up with the ingredients to use for her treatments.

In a dream, she says God answered her prayers concerning her hair loss. “One night I had a dream, and in that dream a big black man appeared to me and told me what to mix up for my hair. Some of the remedy was grown in Africa, but I sent for it, mixed it, put it on my scalp, and in a few weeks my hair was coming in faster than it had ever fallen out. I tried it on my friends; it helped them. I made up my mind to begin to sell it.”

Let Madam CJ Walker remind you that you don’t have to be a businessman to have a business. Thank you Mrs. Walker.

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. – Madam CJ Walker

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Dream Big

Dream big they say

But what if my dreams don’t go my way?

No dream is too big, but some are too small

Are there rules to it all?

 

I dream realistic

The kind that are easy to pick.

But that’s not dreaming I think

Because there is no risk that I might actually sink.

 

A dream should be bigger than you

Something that isn’t easy to do.

A dream that reminds you every day

That you accomplished something somehow, someway.

 

The best dreams are in God’s hands.

See, He actually knows the best plan.

And when I dream too small I see

How much of my dream depends on me.

 

Dream big, I now understand why it’s what they say

Because when I dream small, I get in my own way.

When I dream big, I have no other choice but to see

What only God can do through me.

 

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