Monday, April 25, 2011

Finding my purpose

When I lost my wife through death in December 2005, I was faced with the challenges of raising three boys as a single parent, and at the same time coping with the loss of my mate.

During this time, I dealt with many emotions, how can I be a father and mother to my children, how do I deal with the grief of losing my wife. I was faced with many difficulties.

There were times when life brought enjoyment, and other times when life was so challenging that I wanted to give up and quit. During the difficult and unbearable moments, I made up in my mind to do something about it. I was not going to let this unfortunate situation take over me. I decided to use this terrible and devastating situation as a platform to rebuild my life. I realized that life is what you make it.

I spent many nights crying out to GOD for a strategy to overcome my situation. The strategy I got was that I need to accept my situation and take responsibility by conditioning my mind to make the right decisions. Then I must have a team of people around me who will encourage and support my moving forward, and if I believing in myself, I will be alright.

That’s exactly what I did and by doing so, I am so blessed because I am in a much better place than I was years ago.

Now I dedicate my life to helping people overcome any obstacle so they could achieve their dreams. I am moved to action because I see that people are distressed and depressed. The quality of life for many has been diminished, and many people are giving up and throwing in the towel. Someone needs to reach out to these people and let them know that they should hold on to their dreams, that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. So I decided to use the experience I have gain and put it in a book form to show other that they could also overcome and move forward.

I believe that anyone who needs a push forward to their destination could benefit from Life is what you make it – seven steps to moving forward, which is available at and and wherever books are sold.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

When trouble occurs unexpectedly, how do I handle it?

Let’s simplify this. What you think about the most will eventually be the dominant force in your thinking capability. This will be the result of which direction you are going to take, or whether you will accept the situation and move forward with your life. As we know, the children can make you lose your cool sometimes. Your spouse shakes you nerves one in a while. You job frustrates you a day or two, and so on and so on. But the question is how do you handle it?

1: Choose something that makes you smile and makes you happy--then think about it on a daily basis. By thinking about it, it will program into you thinking capability, which will transform into you action, as a result you attitude towards that situation will change.

2: Realize that you are not the only one with unfortunate situations and circumstances, so don’t be so hard on yourself. In most cases, your situation may be small compared to others.

Everyone has some kind of challenge in their life. Everybody is busy with their own life. So you too need to come to the conclusion that it’s all up to you and only you. You have the ability inside of you that can enable you to achieve and change anything situation you want or need to change; all you have to do is use that ability.

Here is how this works.

A thought is a seed that is planted into your mind. Just like anything that is planted, it needs food, or fertilizer to grow. Concerning the mind, the fertilizer allows that thought to linger and fester in your mind. It simply continues to grow. So if the thought is a negative one, it will grow into something that is negative.

You don’t want that to happen.

Therefore, always choose to do something different, but positive; something unusual, but productive for you. Be aggressive in growing your brain and its ability to think increasingly better thoughts that will result in increasingly better choices. Make it a habit to constantly challenge your habits.

Everything begins with a thought, and the desire of wanting to do something brings that thought into play. In other words, if you want to do something very badly, eventually you will find some way to bring it into reality.

Through that desire, action then takes over and makes that thought come into reality. However, in the end, the only thing that counts is action, because action is what makes everything a reality. You can’t achieve anything without any action in your life. Faith without works is dead and any desire requires an action.

You need to know that achievement is the result of your own capability. If you want to resolve any situation, you must act accordingly. However, if you do nothing and wait, thinking someone will come and give you a hand out, chances are they will not come; as a result, you will be left all alone, wondering what happened.

You are not bound by or to your thoughts or your way of thinking. In fact, the choice that you make is the critical element in how and what you will think in the future and what choices will be readily available to you. Choose as you will and it is inevitable that you will become the person you really want to be, living the life you really want to live.

Your thoughts turn into words, so watch your thoughts. They most certainly become your words.

Reality says that there are positives and negatives in all situations. Disappointments, setbacks, losses, and even winnings are all part of life. Accepting the situation and moving forward generates from your thoughts. So be careful of what you say. Use positive words and you surly will overcome any situation.

Motivation speaker/author Carl Mathis
Author of Life is what you make it – seven steps to moving forward

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What is Palm Sunday?

Palm Sunday is the day Christians remember the "triumphal entry" of Jesus Christ entering into Jerusalem, exactly one week before His resurrection.

And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. (Matthew 21:1-11)

About 450-500 years earlier, the Prophet Zechariah had prophesied, "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9).

Matthew 21:7-9 records the fulfillment of that prophecy: "They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!’” This event took place on the Sunday before Jesus' crucifixion.

In remembrance of this event, we celebrate Palm Sunday. It is referred to as Palm Sunday because of the palm branches that were laid on the road as Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday was the fulfillment of the Prophet Daniel's "seventy sevens" prophecy: " Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times" (Daniel 9:25).
John 1:11 tells us, "He (Jesus) came to His own, and His own did not receive Him." The same crowds that were crying out "Hosanna" were crying out "crucify Him" five days later.

“Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.” (Matthew 27:22-23).
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

What is life?

Life is precious and tender

It’s fragile like a baby in its infant stage. It needs to be handled with care and concern in order for it to blossom into something marvelous. It needs to be handled with love and tenderness. This may sound strange to a person who thinks that life would last forever, but reality ensures that we come into this small and complex place call the planet earth for a short time. And one day our number will come up and you have to depart into a different place. You must take care of yourself while you’re here.

One day you are here and the next you vanished into a total different glory. You need to make the most of the time that God allows vacation on this earth, because tomorrow is not promised, even for the wealthiest and most famous people. Take some time to enjoy life.

Life is like a notebook

Life’s notebook has limited pages inside it. Each page represents a specific day and time for a special task. You carry this book wherever you go, your everyday activities is noted. At the end of you road, your book is open and read out aloud so you could hear what you have done during you lifetime. You will be evaluated by not how long you live, but by how well you live.

You must treasure your time with all diligent and carefulness. Unfortunately you cannot stop the day from moving forward; if you do nothing with your time, it will run over you. Then you are left with only memories of what was or could have been done. Make use of your time.

Life should never be based on accomplishing only material things.

Of course, success should be attainable but not worshipped, acquire but not seek after; real success is more than riches by itself. Remember that riches are what you have, but wealth is what you are. You have all the ability to create wealth for your family; you have the opportunity and the creativity to make a better and prosperous life. However, be careful you don’t fall into the trap of seeking after possessions and neglecting what’s more important

Many people have built a chamber into success, only to find out at the last moment they wish they would have spent more time with their family. The kind of vehicle you drive or your prestige title means nothing at the end of your life; It’s like putting the quality time and dedication to your family to the side.

Although we should and must achieve curtain goals, and we teach about how to do that effectively, what’s more important is how we fill the space between entering and leaving Mother- Earth. Our time is set by God and we cannot change that. We cannot un-age the age or stop the time. What we can do is control the thing we have control over, change what we can change, and that of what we cannot change because we live with it. In the end, you are no more than the things you have done, the places you have visited, and the events that occur in your life.

Life is just a notebook of moments which have been drafted down. It does not matter how long it takes to fill your notebook. All that matter is what you accomplish during the space from past to feature. In others words, what you do while you are in the presence.

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Motivational Speaker/author Carl Mathis, author of life is what you make it – seven steps to moving forward.