Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012, Year of Change?

I believe for a variety of reasons that 2012 is going to be the most volatile year that many of us will experience. A lot is changing around the world. And just as scary a lot is changing here at home.

Here is my list of things to keep on eye on during the coming year:

-European markets
-North Korean dictator
-Chinese buying oil in Canada
-U.S. Presidential Election
-Iran / Israel turmoil

Now, I didn't place those topics in any order. Because I believe any one of those things turning bad could change life as we know it. I suppose the Chinese buying oil in Canada is the only one that won't "change life as we know it" but it will still most definitely effect us. These topics And the way they turn out will shape the future. Mark my words that if one or more of these topics take a turn for the deep south our lives will be changed forever. My advice is to plan for a change. Be able to take are of yourself and your family.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A glimpse into 2011

What a year. That's probably the most underrated statement I've ever made. A lot has happened and by a lot I mean everything has changed. I have totally reinvented my life. Nearly nothing is the same as it was a year ago. 2011 was filled with answered prayers. However, The years changes were definitely unexpected. The prayers answered in ways I wouldn't have ever dreamed. The lord sure does make things happen but it's on his schedule. His plan couldn't have started unfolding at a better time. I continue to ask for guidance and ask that my prayers be answered. I know that in 2012 there will be many more trials and difficulties to overcome, I ask for the Lord's grace and for perseverance. God bless, and happy new year.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Horizon

The world won't give you a single inch. Nothing will fall into your lap. At least for the vast majority of us. You have to go out there digging and grinding to gain any leverage. Everything falls directly on you and your efforts. This is how my life has gone. Without dedication everything worthwhile is impossible. Everything I have done or gotten hasnt come easy. It's been a tough, long road thus far. I don't expect that to change. It's always a struggle, a test. But those trails only make us stronger and more ready for the future. I'd stay my entire life leading up to now has more than prepared me for what is on the horizon.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Life's Motivations

What in life really matters most to you? If you had to choose between all of the things you care about-what would your order of their importance look like? I feel as if most of society would say one thing for others to hear but actually believe something entirely different. I think most people really believe that money and power control everything. I however know without a doubt that this is untrue. What motivates people? What gives them the will to push on? What virtues would best suit the populace? Faith, hope, and love. These three things are the foundation of life. A happy life anyway. Realize that everything is possible through these virtues. That if you have these three in your life such thing as money and power become much less significant. When the three of these things are the driving force for you your life's problems will become easier to deal with. At least I believe so. Trust in God, in yourself and in others.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Calling All Christians

It's saddening when I realize what the world has become during days like today. The "rapture" was suppose to happening according to one Christian sect. However ridiculous that is in itself it's not that which upsets me. It's the fact that due to social media I am able to see clearly how few Christian's there are out there. How few people I am certain are actually saved; that have taken the Lord as their savior.

I see it like this though: that it's times like these that the Lord opens our eyes so that we see we need to further His word and His work. There is so much more we all could be doing as Christians. The message we all should be taking from this day is this: there is a lot of work to do out there. We may be saved as Christians, though, in being of the Lord's flock we need to strive to do works in his name. To spread the word to whomever will hear it. While doing so doesn't get you into heaven it should be something that we all do. Something we should be compelled to do. Sing from the rooftops and proclaim the Word of God as living truth. The world needs Christians now more than ever to step up to the plate.

My Judgement

Moral decisions. Each of us has them throughout life. They are the choices that shape our character. What to do and what not to do in certain situations. Sometimes the choices we make are not even dealing with a situation that has come up in our life. It's just a life decision. A road to do something or not to do it. I am often shocked by what other people have chosen to do in their lives. I guess I might also be guilty of shocking others. Though, I think that the majority of my decision have been just and in my eyes morally correct. Sometimes I wish I could have done things differently but I do not regret them. That might seem like a contradiction. It's only because I got something out of that circumstance for the future. Though, writing that seems like a poor excuse for a previous bad decision. I don't know. I judge myself critically and unfortunately I find myself doing the same to others. Not always but sometimes. I need to work on letting the past go. I am big on that. I say it all the time and almost never hold a grudge. I forgive and forget quickly. But that's only when it comes to people directly dealing with me. So, I guess I need to adapt that with others and what I view as their bad decisions.

Fears Are Just Obstacles

My fears. I have a few. I try to be strong and am relatively that way. I am confident and usually portray the characteristics that go along with being so. Though, I do find myself worrying about certain things. First and foremost on my mind is my career. I need to get a job that I am happy with. A job that I can support and raise a family on. I feel as if nothing else really matters at this point in my life. I am ready to make the next step in the progression of my life but without this job I am stuck where I am. It's definitely a driving force within me and I am dedicated to the task but until it comes through it is a fear of mine. A fear in the sense it will not come soon enough. I feel as if there is more I should be doing to attain my goal so from this moment on I am and will be more active in attaining what I need.

My second and last real fear is losing what I have in my life due to the fact that I don't have a substantial career. They are directly correlated. At least I think they are and it makes sense to a certain extent. A career really is all that stands in the way my future. My life will be complete or at least set to be complete when the job comes through.

Fears. We all have them. Mine I guess are not real fears but obstacles that have to be overcome. That will be overcome. Not because of time or other people or because life will make them happen. But because of my resolve in getting what I want. My determination is getting what I deserve. My happiness is at stake and I am not willing to settle for anything less than what I want.