has to face this question: Why am I here? It is not something to take
lightly, and it is something that each person must answer for
themselves. Nobody can tell you what your purpose is. They may help
you identify it, but ultimately is is up to each one of us to figure
out this great mystery.
find it interesting that some people figure this out as little kids.
They dream of being an astronaut and pursue that dream with great
tenacity till they fulfill it. Other people go through life and never
figure it out at all. That is one of the greatest tragedies I have
observed. That is why you see people doing jobs just for a paycheck
and hating every moment of their day. They have sold their purpose
for a paycheck.
recently asked me what they should do about their career, but they
did not like my answer because it put the responsibility back on
them. I told them: “Pray about it. Ask God to help you
identify what it is that you should do with your life. Once you have
identified your passion, pursue it till you find your
purpose. Don’t let anything or anyone sidetrack you from it.”
many things in life, finding your purposes is both simple and
complex. It is simple in that there are only 4 steps. It is complex
in that you have to be discerning and be willing to fail. Don’t let
the fear of failure keep you from fulfilling your dreams. Everyone
fails. Failure is not fatal unless you quit. The bottom line for each
of us is that we have to take responsibility for the choices we make.
If you are still trying to figure it out for yourself, pray. Ask God
to help you identify your passion, then pursue it until you find your
Why is it that some people have a closed heart? Or worse…a cold heart? I just went through open heart surgery. It always makes you come to terms with who you are when you are facing eternity. You think about what you have done (or not done) with your life.
WouldI change anything in the past if I could? Of course I would! Whowouldn’t?
ThingsI have learned in this process:
Don’t take your health for granted. Bad habits will always catch up with you.
Tell people you love them while you can. Tomorrow may never come.
Make things right with God and people. Don’t go to bed mad.
Don’t let the hardships and tragedies of life jade your heart. Keep an open heart to love God, yourself, and others.
Don’t waste time. Every minute counts. This life is but a blink in eternity. Learn to relax, but don’t waste time.
Expect the unexpected. Adapt, improvise, and move on.
Have you noticed that when someone says, “It’s all good,” it is usually them minimizing something bad that has happened to them? I have the same issue with people who say, “It is what it is.” That is not really true either. When I hear someone say, “It’s all good,” now I just ask them, “How so?” Rarely is it ALL good. When someone says, “It is what it is,” I simply reply, “It is what we make it.” We always have a choice on how we play the cards we’ve been dealt.
encourage folks to confront their fears, their pains, and their failures. Nobody
likes confronting these things. One thing I know for sure is that pain will
have a way of surfacing whether we like it or not. You can avoid it or deny it,
but sooner or later it will manifest itself. It is like people who stuff their
anger. Eventually they erupt and spew on anyone within shouting distance, or
worse, they have a heart attack and die. Either way…it does come out at some
your fears with faith.
your pain with hope.
your failures with forgiveness.
all, let love be your strength, your shield, and your compass. We just have to
have the courage to face it.
day it seems that God opens the door for me to minister to someone. Sometimes
it is a kid at school, sometimes it is a co-worker, and sometimes it is a friend
or family member. Regardless of who it is, I have realized something about my
work. I am not so much called to teach or drive people around with LYFT as I am
called to encourage and direct them to God.
morning I picked up a young lady named Jumoke. She was visibly shaken up when I
arrived to give her a LYFT. I asked her if she was going to work, and she said,
“No, I just had an accident!” I could see she was on the verge of tears. As we
talked about it, I told her that the one good thing that came out of it is that
she was not hurt. I know that is not a lot of consolation when you are in a wreck…but
in the scheme of things…that is truly what matters.
confessed that at times she just did not want to wake up because of all the bad
things that had happened to her. Her family was in Nigeria and she apparently
did not have a lot of friends to support her here. We talked about God for a
while and how He is our friend, He is our protector, and He is our provider.
She nodded in agreement with it all. She just had to be reminded of who God is
and what He IS doing on our behalf…even when we can’t see it or feel it.
she got out of my car, I asked her if I could say a prayer for her. I prayed
over her and assured her that God had sent me to be there for HER this morning.
She may have been in an accident, but OUR meeting was no accident. It was a
divine appointment from God…and I got to show God’s love in a miraculous way to
she got out and I closed out the LYFT tab, can you get how much I made? $6.66!
No kidding. It just reminded me that spiritual warfare is real and we have to
put on the whole armor of God every day. Nonetheless, I was relieved when I got
my second LYFT and got paid so I was not on THAT number anymore. LOL.
pray for divine appointments and get them all the time. I just never know who,
where, or when they will be. I just have to be available and let God do His
thing through me. It is a pretty cool way to live and it is amazing to see what
God can to through us if we just give Him the reins.