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Life is one challenge after another and just when you think you have passed one test, here comes another. Each challenge is meant to push you to the next level, to test your mental and physical acumen, and to help you grow and change. But are you ready for the challenge?
Truthfully, none of us are quite ready for the challenges we will face, but rest assured, each of us is properly equipped to handle them, even if we do not think so. There is a plan and a purpose in the process and it is up to us to persist in order to prevail. Every challenge is meant as a stepping stone for us to reach new heights, but in order to move up you have to be willing to take the first step and then not be afraid to continue the course. No one started out on top. Every professional was once an amateur and every expert started out as a novice. So what makes you think it would be any different for you?
Change is inevitable, but how you adapt to and apply what transpires makes all the difference. Do not fear change, do not run from it, do not rebel against it. Whether you can see it now or not, change is good and it is the only way we can progress and elevate our lives. If it does not challenge you, it probably is not productive or progressive either. Do not limit your challenges, challenge your limits!
“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ~ Joshua J. Marine
The time is here and now! There is no better time than the present and you already have everything you need. God has blessed you with a plan and a purpose. What are you waiting for? “Perfection paralyzes potential,” as I heard a wise man state and if you’re waiting for the perfect timing, perfect situation, perfect person, then you’re only prohibiting the possibilities and prolonging a self-imposed purgatory.
That job you’re seeking, go for it! The relationship you desire, pursue it! The changes you want in your life, start making them happen. The only thing holding you back is YOU. All the excuses and doubts are no longer. The only thing that matters is reaching your goals and the actions needed to bring those goals to fruition. You are powerful beyond measure and your life’s experiences have prepared you for this moment. You are ready, so please get out of your own way.
The only moment we will ever have is the present moment. Don’t waste or forsake it and don’t wait for another moment that may never come. There are three things in life that once they are gone, you can never get back – words, opportunity, and time. Don’t waste any of them. Let your words be the blueprint that answers opportunity’s knock right on time. There are also three things in life that never fail – belief, determination, and love. Believe in yourself and be determined enough to pursue the love burning inside you NOW!
The RockWhen God made you, he already had a plan; He called you to conquer and be ruler of all the lands. He made you king, priest, protector, and provider; He said after Himself, no one came higher. Chiseled from the rock of Gibraltar and laced with the armor of the most holy; He placed on you to be a server of men and savior of souls, so they too could witness His glory. From your rib, thought became flesh and God’s purpose fulfilled; To every man, woman and child, his grace and mercy revealed. You were charged with building families, communities and futures yet to come; No one could imagine the magnitude or the stress, but everyday you rose to the challenge and victory was won. Today and everyday we salute our fathers; Everyday is a new challenge, and everyday it seems to get harder. They say mama’s baby and daddy’s maybe; But just maybe if daddy had his daddy, it would be less maybes and better babies. Being a father has nothing to do with planting a seed in fertile ground; But everything to do with watching that seed grow and sticking around. It’s easy to make a child, two willing partners, a bit of science and God’s miracle is birth; But being a father, going through the ups and downs, nurturing, disciplining, loving, and being a constant presence, is how you show your true worth. F.A.T.H.E.R. – Faithful servant following God’s will and leading and loving his family with all his might; Attentive to all our needs and wants, never losing focus of the bigger picture in sight. Teacher, counselor, and disciplinarian making sure we learn life’s lessons and prepares us for the day we take their place; Hero and healer who protects us from harm’s way and would give their life in an instant to make sure we remain safe. Everything – Her first love, his first example, and the epitome of what every occurrence will be measured against and compared to; Redeemer because when we fail, he will be there to help us up, encourage us to carry on, and remind us that he once failed and that’s how he grew. He is Father by choice and not because of obligation or duty, He chose and accepted his role and has stood tall because to him, it’s God’s greatest assignment and display of beauty. Whether biological or those that rose to the occasion and filled in the gap, A special salute to all for what you do in silence, behind the scenes, when no one else would, to you I tip my hat. Thank you dads for loving us in the worst of times and the best of times each and every day, But no matter what, being a man led by faith, man of integrity, allowing us to grow and catching us when we fall, and being there when we wake up or at least a phone call away. Any man can be a baby’s daddy, make a child, never look back, someone that child will not remember; But it’s takes a man to be a Father, help that child grow, raise an adult and don’t have to look back because they’re always front and center. Immovable, unshakeable, not easily broken, and massive in ways that can’t be measured; You’re our rock and cornerstone and our cherished treasure. © Happy Father’s Day!