Monday, August 2, 2010

CHOICE...NOT CHANCE

With all the mess going on in the world, around my city and in my life.  I love my life.  I love the choices I am making to move forward.  I cannot be told what to do except by God.  I am not listening to noise.  I have long since given up seeking other's approval.  Turning 40 (I am 47) is the great beginning of  "Get The Fuck Out Of Here" era.  I just can't bear witness to other's people projections about how they think I ought to be.

I was listening to Joel Osteen talking about run your own race.  Stay in your lane and do you. It was so on point.  You are wasting time competing with other people...that takes you off your path and into someone else's race. Run your own race.  Then I heard T.D.Jakes talking about letting negative people go.  You can't succeed when you are surrounded by folks whispering you can't do this that or the other thing.  They are perhaps well meaning.  But you have to know when folks are speaking from their place of fear. 

I am standing in a good place today.  I am feeling strong and determined.  I am feeling like there are so many grand possibilities to thrive and prosper.  it's all about the choices I am making.  Nothing happens by chance.  Whatever you do sets off a chain of events to bring you to a particular place, sometimes its where you want to be and sometimes its a place you don't want to be.  There is always a gift waiting for you.  A lesson to be learned. Each challenge, each happy moment, each adversity, each opportunity to make love brings you closer to who you are supposed to be.

7 comments:

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

I heard both of those sermons as well and thought how timely they both were. Timely and timeless!

You are getting stronger on this journey. Cheering for you as I walk my journey along the same road.


(((HUGS)))

Solomon said...

All I can say is AMEN!

Princess Tinybutt said...

yes, i echo kay c and soloman exactly.

luv ya!

Moanerplicity said...

True dat! True this! True YOU!

I, too, am currently living in the epoch of geeeetduhfukouttahere widdatbullsheeeit!! Because at one time, to keep the peace, I'd just allow folks get away w/ nonsense, not call them out on their shit, & basically suffered fools (not to) gladly. No more. I am now the rule maker, census taker, and yes, Grand Poo-bah in the village & the hamlet, the township & the Land of Lin.

And guess what? It's VERRRRRRRRY liberating.


SJ!

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Shai said...

Hey Babz,

Been awhile since I commented over here. I need to steal the line: "Get The Fuck Out Of Here" era.

LOL. I am LOVING it. I just turned 40 last month. I said I would leave as much of my "stuff" in my 30's. I can say I learned and left some of it there. I reveled in turning and said so on Facebook, by counting down the days. I love how in this day and age we aren't acing like a 40+ woman is old and ancient.

凱許倫 said...

Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse.............................................................

灏群 said...

教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考......................................................................