Sunday, October 24, 2010


The line that separates eternally from carnality is called having a good name, or better yet, a good reputation. I started to wonder what would be spoken about me if I let this situation diminish my life. Was I worthy of having my name mentioning forever and ever? Did I want my name to be spoken with a good and positive attitude, even after the Lord called me home? If not, then I was not going to achieve success in my situation. But I certainly did not want anything negative to be said about me, especially when I had three boys to take care of. This was a vital point in taking control of my situation. A good name would transient my ability to achieve the unattainably.

Is your name worthy to be spoken around good company?

A question you must ask yourself.

Motivation speaker/author Carl Mathis
Author of "life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward'
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Friday, October 22, 2010


Faith and fear, what a combination, they are like oil and water, they will never agree on anything. Faith goes forward, but fear move backwards. While fear makes you timid, faith makes you believe. These two are like freedom and bondage, victory and disaster. They will always battle against each other. This brings us to good and evil, God and the devil. They will never roam in the same environment, because they have different views. While God deal with integrity and the quality of life, the devil focus is on lust and temptations.

The spirit and the flesh battling for control of the human body, which one win is up to you, which one is greater in your life, faith or fear? Some people say I have faith, but on the other hand they are afraid to attempt such a huge task. Choose FAITH.

Motivation speaker/author Carl Mathis
Author of "Life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward"
Available at Amazon and wherever books are sold

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Monday, October 18, 2010


It was an early Sunday morning, just finish taking a shower and preparing for Sunday worship. As I began to get dress for Church, I realized that there are many things about my self that I’m not satisfied with, and yet still so many things that were threatening my soul.

I begin to reminisce and said, what would make someone envy me and want to be like me, could they travel the path and the road? Could they light keep shining in a dark hole? If they only knew how far I have come, they have no idea what lies ahead of me, and they surly don’t know how sometime I get dissatisfied with my self. So, I begin to ask myself, why someone would want to wear my garment.

People don’t know the troubles that you’ve had, and the price you had to pay to get where you are. They don’t comprehend the scripture that said, “much is given much is require” for to know a person is to tread their path. However, all they want to do is where your garment and look like you.

When you ware your garment for a while, it takes the shape of your body and aligned to the way that you are. If you were to put on my garment, you will be so uncomfortable and out of shape, it would not look good on you.

So I stopped wishing to ware someone else garment because they might not fit, what I do is thank God for my own garment, because they fit.

I have learn to be the best in what I do, and I know that no one can replace me in and form or shape, God has made everyone differently and unique in a special way. Original and one of a kind, not a clone, God does not clone. So,


Motivation speaker/ author Carl Mathis
Author of "life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I send a message for prayer.

I called on you prayer, but you did not respond. Why not? I am in distress and need you very much. I would be grateful if you could come to my rescue. Prayer is your name isn't it; prayer is what you do, right. When I call for you, you suppose to come and fulfill my request. That's how it supposes to work. However, you are ignoring me, why? Prayer, do you really work.

Prayer responded

I am busy and cannot come at this moment. My time is precious and important, so what do you need from me anyway. Remember last year when you needed me for peace in your mind, did you get it? Yes. And when you needed me to help your son out from trouble in the streets and gangs, did I come true? Yes. How about when you ask me to provided food for your family, did I make your day? Yes. So why are you asking me if I really work. If I work last year, don't you think I would work this year also? However, I will tell you why you think that way about me now. If you want me to come when you call, just like I did in the past, you need to duplicate the same thing that you did last year when you got me to come, and you would see what happens.

My reaction to prayer responds.

Last year when you came, I was a different person. Back then I was more focused on the things of God, and I was always in the spirit. I use to spend more time on my knees; I use to obey every word you say to me when I spoke to you in secret. I use to tell everybody about you, and encourage then to prayer. But now, I don't do those things any more, I am a little to busy for all the extra activity in my life. I am doing my own thing, and it's all about me trying to survive in this difficult world.

Prayer responded

If you are to busy for me, then I'm to busy for you. When you get your act together, I will still be here waiting for you, my job is to answer your every need. However, it comes with condition. My name is prayer, so to get to me you have to pray and pray and pray. I love it when you pray, it makes me happy and wanting to come to your ever rescue. However, with you condition, what you need to do is reevaluate your commitment before I pay any attention to you. And just to remind you one more time, yes, I do work.

My reaction to prayer responds.

I underestimate you, prayer, I though I could get over on you and don't have to do the things that I use to do to get you to come to my rescue. I was wrong and foolish to think you would come and help me, when I am not paying attention to you, but want you to pay attention to me. Okay prayer, I will go back to the drawing board. I know what I need to do to get back on track. I will meet you at the Alter.

Prayer responded

The same place, at the same time, on the same floor, with the same posture, I will be there waiting for you. I never leave this area. This is where I live and I am always home. All you have to do is come knocking, if for any reason I don't answer, knock a little harder, I am always home. And I am the type of person that who ever comes knocking, I will open the door and will listen to what they have to say, and then give them an answer, however, the answer will be suitable with according to the question. So when you get here just knock and let me know that you are here.

My reaction to prayer responds.

Okay, I am at the Alter. I need to let prayer knows that I am here. Here I go. O prayer (Lord), I ask for forgiveness for my disobedience. My selfish ways I don't want it no more. Help me to get back where I use to be last year, when I would call on you and you would come. Take all the things that preventing me from getting close to you away from me, once again, take it from me. I need you pray in my life, come back and be with me like you use to. I am not going to leave this Alter until I feel your presence indicating to me that you here my call for help.

Motivation speaker/author Carl Mathis
Author of, Life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward
Available at Amazon and wherever books are sold.

Carl website

Saturday, October 9, 2010

7 life lessons to use to turn your situation of being the victim to the victor.

Learning from the adversities that we face in life, and allowing God to birth His purposes in us, is proof that the victory is truly ours. As is the case in "LIFE is What You Make It: seven steps to moving forward" where new author, Carl Mathis spells out 7 life lessons that God taught him to use to turn his situation of being the victim to the victor.

Carl Mathis' life took an unsuspecting turn, when the death of his wife, leaving him to raise 2 sons on his own, left him devastated and looking for someone or something to rescue him. Grieving, stressed and in disbelief of his present situation, Carl Mathis had to come to grips with his new reality and through prayer, God gave him the will and steps to move forward.

Mr. Mathis does a fine job in detailing the steps that he used to get his life back on track; steps that the reader will be able to apply to their own life. The applications of these biblical truths are key and Mr. Mathis backs up his theories with a wealth of scripture. I was impressed that because it was in recent years, his lost took place; Mr. Mathis was willing to share his story so profoundly, proving the spiritual growth that took place in his life.

"LIFE is What You Make It: seven steps to moving forward" will be an asset to any readers' library. The reader will easily identify with his struggles and come away with the motivation that although bad things happen to good people, there is hope.

LIFE Is What You Make It: seven steps to moving forward
Author: Carl Mathis
Publisher: Tate Publishing 2010
ISBN: 9781616634650
Pages: 104 Paperback

motivation Speaker/author Carl Mathis website
Genre: Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Pamela R. Jeffers