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Staying The Course

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

“Staying The Course”


We’re all on a journey to something we desire. In fact, just living life is a journey! We journey for a successful life, weight loss, getting out of debt, saving money or simply waiting for things to get better or shift in our lives. In order to accomplish these things, we must stay the course. Staying the course is not always easy because sometimes we not always see immediate results, while staying the course. In many cases, we may experience tormenting results. It’s easy to stay the course when things are going well as expected. However, staying the course when all hell is breaking loose is another animal. Staying the course is the only way to achieve weight loss, getting out of debt and reaching that much needed shift in your life. Repeated setbacks and delays are the main causes of not staying the course. When you give up and go off course/track, you’ll end up feeling depressed and like a failure. Staying on course makes you stronger, builds confidence, improves your health and makes you feel unstoppable! When was the last time you felt unstoppable?

 

1 Corinthians 15:58 The Message (MSG)

58 With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.

 

How Do We Stay On Course?

• Remember Why You Started The Course

• Realize There Will Be Ups & Downs, That’s Life!

• Find 14 Motivational Quotes That Will Help Inspire You When Things Get Tough

• Remember Staying The Course Is The Only Way To Reach Your Goal/Dream/Desire

 

Live L-I-V-E,!

Keeler Bryson

 

Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

Waiting Well

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

“Waiting Well”


Waiting means, staying where one is, delaying action until a particular time or until something happens. Waiting always feels like it’s in vain. Waiting is one thing most people don’t enjoy. We live in an instant society. Everything we do today is so fast until we barely know how to wait anymore, much less wait well. Some of the most beautiful outcomes were in part as a result of waiting well. There’s a blessing in waiting well.

 

What are you consciously waiting on right now? Are you waiting for your business to take off? Are you waiting for a better job? Are you waiting for a deal to close? Are you waiting for a shift/change in your situation?

 

What are you doing while you’re waiting for your change? Are you complaining and whining? Are you out of faith, angry, irritable and feeling sorry for yourself?

 

How Do We Wait Well?

• Stop Complaining, whining, being angry, etc

• Know That God Has Not Lost Track of You

• Know That He Hasn’t Let Go & He’s Not Tired

• Keep Working On Your Plans/Dreams

• Keep Being Positive In Your Words & Thoughts

• Keep Believing That All is Working Out For Your Good

• Keep Moving Forward

• Meditate On The Word of God

 

Isaiah 40:31 The Message (MSG)

27-31 Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,

or, whine, Israel, saying,

“GOD has lost track of me.

He doesn’t care what happens to me”?

Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?

GOD doesn’t come and go. God lasts.

He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.

He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.

And he knows everything, inside and out.

He energizes those who get tired,

gives fresh strength to dropouts.

For even young people tire and drop out,

young folk in their prime stumble and fall.

But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength.

They spread their wings and soar like eagles,

They run and don’t get tired,

they walk and don’t lag behind.

 

Psalm 27:14 The Message (MSG)

13-14 I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness

in the exuberant earth.

Stay with GOD!

Take heart. Don’t quit.

I’ll say it again:

Stay with GOD.

 

The Benefits of Waiting Well:

• You’ll Get Fresh Strength From God

• You’ll Soar Like An Eagle

• You’ll Run & Not Get Tired; You’ll Catch Up With Those Are Were Ahead of You

• You’ll Walk & Not Lag Behind

 

Your waiting is not in vain, so wail well!

 

Live L-I-V-E,!

Keeler Bryson

 

Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

Being Wise With Your Resources

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

“Being Wise With Your Resources”


When we are resourceful, God will send us more resources. Being resourceful produces increase because we become even more gifted with the ability to stretch, save and sustain our resources. When we’re resourceful, we are creative. When we’re resourceful, we create something out of nothing and more out of less, with leftovers. 

To be wise means to be intelligent, cleaver, witty, prudent and judicious. A resource is income, possessions, wealth, property, goods, supplies and stuff. These are the things God wants us to wise in using. To be wise is to be resourceful. Being resourceful is the ability to use what you have in order to reach a desire or need.

 

Biblical Examples Of Resourcefulness:

• Gideon in using the jars (clay pots) and trumpets (Judges 7) (Key Verse:16)

• Jesus feeding the 5000 (Matt.14:13-21) (Key Verses:17-1

• Elisha and the Widow’s Oil (II Kings 4: 1-7) (Key Verse: 2b-3)

• Samson using foxes, torches and the jawbone of a donkey (Judges 15:3-5;14-16)

• Ruth demonstrated resourcefulness in picking up the dropped corn after it had been harvested (Ruth 2)


Biblical Examples Of Those Who Were Not Wise With Their Resources:

• The Prodigal Son did not demonstrate resourcefulness, but wasted his inheritance (Luke 15:11-32)

• The Foolish Servant buried his talent and ended up losing even that (Matt. 25:14-30)


Are you wasteful? Are you resourceful? If not, here are tips on how to be wise with your resources:

• Buy smart

• Reuse

• Borrow

• Share

• Fix & Maintain

 

Live L-I-V-E,!

Keeler Bryson

 

Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

Stop Your Mind From Working Against You

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

“Stop Your Mind From Working Against You”


Satan frequently steals the will of God from due to our reasoning. The Lord may direct us to do a certain thing, but if it does not make sense, if it’s not logical to us, we may be tempted to disregard it. What God leads a person to do does not always make logical sense to their mind. His spirit may affirm it, but his mind rejects it, especially if it would be out of the ordinary or unpleasant or if it would require personal sacrifice or discomfort. The mind is a conscious being or part that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives and judges. 

 

The Mind Can Work Against Us In The Following Ways:

• Low self-esteem

• Doubt

• Fear

• Lies

• What We Say & Accept

• Worry

• Internal Negative Conversation

• Only Seeing the Worst Case Scenario

• Evil/Death

• Depression/Mental Insanity

• Brainwashing

 

The Effects of Not Stopping Your Mind From Working Against You:

• Missed Opportunities/Dreams/Purpose

• Existing & Not Living

• Sad in Spirit/Feeling Empty Inside

• Watching Others Live Fulfilling Lives

• Become A Hater

• Trapped in Prison of Bitterness

 

How To Stop Your Mind From Working Against You:

• Stay In The Positivity Zone

• Guard Your Gates: Eye Gate, Ear Gate & Mouth Gate

• Don’t Be Double Minded (James 1:8

• Transform & Renew Your Mind (Romans 12:2)

• Gird Up Your Mind (I Peter 1:13)

• Be Renewed in The Spirit of Your Mind (Ephesians 4:23)

• Think Positively (Proverbs 23:7)


Live L-I-V-E,!

Keeler Bryson


Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

Operating In A Spirit of Excellence

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

“Operating In A Spirit of Excellence”


August has been a very, very busy month for me. As I sit here reflecting on this month, there are several powerful moments I experienced, but the one that stands out the most was the great opportunity that was offered to me, as a result of my spirit of excellence. If you are desiring greater opportunities, I encourage you to be committed to operating in a spirit of continual excellence in all that you do!


To operate in a spirit of excellence means that excellence is in your entire being…your mind, body and soul. It’s who you are at your core. Excellence is the quality of being outstanding and extremely good. Excellence is the setting of high standards, a state of excelling; superiority; eminence. Far too many times, though, we witness folks who are not operating in a spirit of excellence. If you’re like me, it is very irritating when it happens. I’m sure you have witnessed being serviced by someone who just didn’t give a hoot about the quality of work they were doing for you. In addition, they had the attitude that they were doing you some sort of great favor that you should be grateful for. People like this, regrettably is now an all too common example of deteriorating customer service. Whether you’re working on your job, in your home, at school, church or in your community, always do it in a spirit of excellence. The blessings and doors of opportunity you desire are reserved only for those who possess the spirit of excellence, which in the end will bring glory to God. God is elevating those whose work has been branded with the spirit of excellence!


Whether you realize it or not, you are a brand. Your brand is a representation of what you believe and care about. It’s up to you whether your brand will be recognized, respected and properly compensated. Some of the most expensive products available are expensive because its creator has a reputation of providing superior, high quality products. People will pay for excellence!


For years I’ve always endeavored to operate in a spirit of excellence. My mom raised me this way. While endeavoring to do an excellent job in whatever I was called, assigned or hired to do, there were times when those around me would get irritated with me for having a spirit of excellence. They would tell me I was too persnickety, acting like I was OCD and that it didn’t take all that because no one is perfect. I know they meant well, but excellence is who I am and I just couldn’t allow my work to fall below my standard of excellence. Be warned, operating in a spirit of excellence will bring criticism and opposition.


However, I was committed to excellence. For years it seemed my meticulous efforts were in vain, but I kept at it. But little did I know God was teaching me discipline in operating in the spirit of excellence so that once He opened the great door of opportunity for me, I would be effectively trained and prepared to serve CEO’s and Chiefs. Just any old body can’t serve the “Kings and Queens” of various industries. People you don’t even know will know you and will respect you and the brand of excellence that you’ve established.


God is looking for qualified candidates to promote. If you want God to open great doors for you, decide to rise above the rest. Let God train and develop your gifts and talents via discipline so He can present you before Kings and Queens.  If you are diligent in your work and committed to operating in a spirit of excellence God will recognize you, honor you and compensate you accordingly. 

 

Live L-I-V-E,!

 

Keeler Bryson


Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

Being Authentically YOU

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

“Being Authentically YOU”


 

When we look around society these days, we see few individuals who are authentically being the person God created them to be. We have so many copy cats. And it’s been said that with each additional copy made, a certain amount of resolution is lost. Bluntly stated, we have too many folks mimicking others and not displaying their own authenticity. There’s entirely too much duplication going on. I believe we were born to stand out….to be different. We were born to define our own style, preferences, beauty and life.


t know what you want. You will feel lost, tired and unfulfilled inside. I have found that when most folks are asked a question about who they are, they give off generic answers that everyone is accustomed to hearing. Their answer is very superficial and scripted. But I want to challenge you to BE AUTHENTICALLY YOU! Get off the bus of going along to get along!


• So what does “authentic” mean:? not false or copied; genuine; real; honest


So if you’re not being authentic, you’re being false, copied, not genuine, dishonest or not REAL. You’re a pretender….an actor….a fake. When you’re not authentic, the “real” you can’t come forth because you’re busy being someone else or something fake. If you’re not being authentically you, you’re wasting precious time….you’re wasting time in this life being someone else and not who God designed YOU to be. When you decide to start being who God created you to be, you will find “the real you.” Life will be easier and you will begin to live in greater freedom because you’re no longer “masking” yourself and your true feelings. You will be happier. When you’re not being your authentic self, it’s like living life in bondage because you wake up each day living the life that society, your peers, TV, culture, social media, religious institutions, critics, etc. have said/demanded you should live. And the next thing you know, you’re all dressed up like a mannequin in a department store window playing the role that makes you miserable inside and that’s preventing you from living your true purpose and identity. At this point, you may be wondering how to determine whether or not you’re living an inauthentic life.

 


Here are the Four Signs of Inauthenticity:

• What is your voice doing? When we’re not being ourselves, we tend to use a high voice. We’re not projecting from our belly and chances are everything below the neck is starved of breath. Are you talking superfast? This is a sign of discomfort.

 

• What is your body doing? Are you clenching your butt, your hands or your jaw? Our bodies have billions of cells firing at once and those cells can’t be fooled. Tension in your being is picked up instantly by your body.

 

• Are you breathing? Shallow breathing in the chest area and the belly will not only change your voice, it’s also a signal of fear, nervousness and playing the game of inauthenticity.

 

• Are you in the present moment or are you being hyper-vigilant? When we’re feeling safe and authentically in the moment, we relax and respond naturally to what’s showing up. When we’re not, we’re hyper-vigilant, watching others for signs that we’re believable, accepted and okay.

 


5 Ways to Becoming Authentically You:

1. Redefine your values. It’s hard to behave in an authentic way if you do not know what you value and desire. Often, we hold tight to the same values we grew up with, when we need to reevaluate what feels right to us now and align our actions around those things. Get clear on what you care about and authenticity will take hold.

2. Foster an open mind. Authenticity flourishes when we experience the world wholly, from “every” perspective. Rigid, good and/or bad thinking keeps us “trapped in judgment and limitation,” which causes us to shut down our authentic self. Challenge yourself to look at all sides of the situation. Be open.

3. Fill in the blank: If people really knew me they’d know this: ___________. This is a prompt Tony Robbins gives to seminar participants. Not only does it prompt introspection and allow people to reveal essential aspects of themselves, it also builds trust, credibility and confidence with the person you are sharing it with. Authenticity does sometimes feel scary and vulnerable, but it also builds intimacy.

4. Notice when you are being inauthentic. Pay attention to those times when you are insincere in your speech, or when you are acting in a way that doesn’t align with your core values. Then explore the fears and beliefs that may create those barriers to your authenticity.

5. Trust your intuition. Often, we feel out of sync when we are acting inauthentic. Things just don’t feel right. Pay attention to those hunches, physical sensations and impressions. They can be your instincts telling you that you are not being genuine because when you’re on track and authentic, you’ll feel it.

 

Live L-I-V-E!

Keeler Bryson

 

Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

There's An Anointing in Being Still

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

“There’s An Anointing in Being Still”


Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." At first glance, this seems easy to do, but during times of urgent crisis it’s natural for us to go into panic mode. In our own strength and abilities, we try to fix the crisis/problem. Day after day, we’re searching for solutions to our crisis. Our mind is overwhelmed. Our stomach feels sick and numb. We’re unable to sleep. Nothing seems to make us happy. The devil is showing us images of defeat and embarrassment. We reach out to God in prayer and supplication. His Word to us is simply, “Be still, and know that I Am God.” I have been in this place many times and have learned that when God speaks, He will confirm what He said to us over and over to help us through our crisis.

 

The first time God speaks, there’s a peace that comes, but it’s usually a temporary peace because the thought of the crisis keeps coming up in our minds again. But God has many creative ways of confirming what He said to us concerning our crisis. You can be driving down the street and all of a sudden you notice on a church sign, the words the Lord spoke to you concerning your situation, “Be still, and know that I am God.” And then yet again, while watching television, a preacher will say it again in his sermon, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Or, someone will send you one of those encouraging emails and before you finish reading it, there are those words again, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Right when we start to feel helpless, right when we feel we’re about to be defeated, right when it appears that the solution to our crisis is a thousand years away, God will speak and remind us to, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Again, we settle down. We feel some relief.


There are a couple of things I’d like to point out from experience about this scripture. First, there is an anointing in being still. Being still shows that we trust God…that we believe in His ability to deliver us. When we stop trying to fix the crisis, that’s how we know we’re being still. Being still gives God an opportunity to help us, instead of us trying to resolve the crisis ourselves. In fact, some crisis are divinely orchestrated by God to teach us how to trust Him when we don’t know what to do and when we don’t see a solution to our crisis. Being still means waiting on God to work everything out in our favor. When we be still, we position ourselves to see, experience, and know even more so of the awesome, mind boggling power of almighty God.


When being still, we must do it in confidence. We must cease and desist from trying to fix the situation on our own. We must have faith in God to deliver us, regardless of how bad and hopeless the situation appears. When we be still, we allow God to make every decision for us regarding our crisis. When He makes a decision, it’s not a decision made under pressure either, as it would be if we were handling the situation. I’ve learned to never make a major decision under pressure because the pressure sometimes causes us to not think objectively. When we do this, we usually end up making the crisis worse. God’s decisions are not made out of fear. Decisions made under pressure and out of fear are a dangerous combination. God is not under pressure. He’s not intimidated by the complexities our crisis. He controls everything. He knows everything. He has power over everything. So when He says, “Be still, and know that I am God,” we should instantly and permanently shed the worries and anxieties. God is more than able to work out our crisis, but we must be still. Calm down. Settle down. As we be still, the anointing to be still is produced for our current crisis and future crisis. Being still teaches us how to war in the spirit with patience. You’ll know when the anointing to be still has kicked in because you will feel your spirit lock down firmly in “still mode,” and the crisis won’t matter to you anymore. It’s like you have peace about the crisis, no matter which way things turn out. At this point, you’re operating in the, “and know that I Am God” level.


After we’ve stood still, the verse further instructs, “and know that I am God.” We must know that our God IS God. Once we remember what the Word has said about our God, how He brought others out of seemingly hopeless and impossible situations, we are able to be still. We must remember that it’s not about how we feel, how things look, what we think…it’s about what we KNOW. We must know with every fiber of our being that He is God.


Finally, after being still, knowing God is God, then, God is exalted. In other words, He’s gloried because we were still in Him. He gets the glory in the nations and the earth. He gets the glory from us because we glorify Him for miraculously working out our crisis. He’s gloried over the enemy because he thought he was going to destroy us. Everyone, even our enemies will have to testify to the fact that NOBODY DID IT, BUT GOD! Be still, and know that He is God!


Live L-I-V-E!

Keeler Bryson


Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur.   She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

I'm Sorry by Milan Ford

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

“I'm Sorry”

by Milan Ford



I've been wanting to write to you for some time now.

Seems like every time I would try, I never could find the right words to say.

We pass each other every Sunday. Sometimes even during the middle of the week.

But for some reason, I just don't feel like we're as close as we once were.

I'm sure there are a number of reasons for that. We both probably share some of the blame.

But I felt like it was my time to apologize for a few things that may have driven us apart.

I'm Sorry.

For that time one of my ushers told you that seat was reserved for our "special guests."

I'm Sorry.

For those times I said our evening services would end at 9pm, but ended at 10:30pm.

(I realize how difficult that can be with children that still have to get up early for school.)

I'm Sorry.

For that time you called one of my leaders for prayer and never received a call back.

I'm Sorry.

For sometimes being way too critical on how you choose to dress for service.

I'm Sorry.

For those times it seems like I'm always asking for some kind of financial assistance.

(I realize how you and others give so faithfully. I just wish there were more like you.)

I'm Sorry.

For the times I may have appeared more interested in gaining new members, than serving and being a disciple to those members (like you) who were already coming.

I'm Sorry.

For that time your friend (the one you invited to come visit on last Sunday) got screamed at by one of my parking lot leaders for going the wrong way. She really didn't know.

I'm Sorry.

For those times you had questions about some of my messages and were afraid to ask.

And I'm (Really) Sorry....

For the times you've felt I place too much emphasis on the pastor. I admit sometimes I can get a bit carried away.

I can't imagine how many other things I may have done to make you feel the way you do. I never meant to disappoint you and want you to know how important you are to me.

If there is anything the last few years have taught me, is that I desperately need to make some changes. I realize I've picked up a pretty bad rap recently. So much so I thought about giving up.

But just when I was about to throw in the towel, I read in Ephesians 5:25 that Christ loves me, and even gave Himself up for me (despite my many shortcomings).

I figured if Christ could love me, with all that I've done in the past, there still may be hope for the two of us. Although I can't promise everything is going to be perfect, I know that together, we still can do some great and awesome things. I hope you will consider forgiving me and working alongside me.


We have so much to do.

Yours always,

The Church


Milan Ford has been a leader (and survivor) of ministry within the local church for most of his life. A lover of Red Vines Licorice and all things pointing North, Milan is scheduled to release his first book, 83 Things I Wish The Black Church Would Stop Doing, the fall of 2009. You can find Milan blogging at ThePewView.com.

 

 

Transitioning to Due Season

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

“Transitioning to Due Season”


 

 

Often, just before we enter our “due season,” we experience a “dry season.” Transitioning to our due season is no easy task. During the dry season of the transition, it is sometimes tempting to become cynical and give up. But Scripture says, “for in due season we shall reap.” The condition, however, is: “if we faint not.” This blog is for those who are on verge of entering their due season, but feel faint, weak and weary. To you I say, “Be not dismayed. What you’re currently experiencing is a normal process of transitioning to your due season. Transition is the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. In life we will experience many transitions. Some transitions are easy, others are painful. In order to successfully transition through painful, dry seasons to due seasons, we must first define a dry season.


A dry season is a season where it seems nothing is working out like it used to. It’s a season where we will experience rejection and an unusual amount of toiling and exhaustion in an attempt to get things to work out like they used to. A dry season is a time whereby old methods and experiences no longer provide the effectiveness it once did. It’s an announcement that it’s time to move up to the next phase/level in order to accomplish a preordained purpose. For example, in Scripture Peter and his partners had been fishing all night and caught nothing. Keep in mind that these were experienced fisherman who made their living by fishing. These were fisherman who had fished this particular area successfully several times before, but during this particular fishing trip, they had “toiled” all night and caught nothing. As a result, they finally made up their minds to wash their nets and go home. Their circumstance had to be extremely overwhelming because not catching any fish would affect them financially. All the investment they made that night to catch fish did not yield their desired return. All the time and energy they exerted produced nothing!


Many times when we’re in transition to our due season, just like Peter and his partners, we too will feel like we’ve done all we know to do, based upon our past successes, but yet see no return on our investment. We followed the same formula that worked for us previously. We even went above and beyond the call of duty in many cases, yet we find ourselves at a loss of words to describe this dry place we’ve found ourselves. Being in this dry place can be down right mind boggling. We know something is wrong, but we can’t quite figure out what or why. However, one thing I’ve learned over the years is when we don’t know what to do but open ourselves up for an answer, God will step in and help us!


Scripture says Jesus came to Peter and his partners and told them to launch out into the deep and drop their nets (plural). But Peter, who was probably feeling irritated and tired at this point, told Jesus that they had already been toiling all night and caught nothing. But nonetheless he obey Jesus’ instruction. Evidently Peter partially followed Jesus’ advice because Scripture says when he dropped his net (singular), he caught so much fish that his net almost broke from large amount of fish he caught.


As a result of following Jesus’ instruction, Peter and his partners went from a dry season into their due season. In their dry season, they had to toil all night. In their due season, they simply had to obey Jesus’ instruction. They had to be willing to humble themselves and put their fishing expertise aside and try Jesus’ new way of fishing instead. Once they did this, they caught a slew of fish and they didn’t have to toil for it! In addition, obeying a simple instruction transitioned these men into their destiny as well. Their destiny/purpose was to become fishers of men by working in Jesus’ ministry. A dry season can sometimes lead us to our purpose and destiny too, if we don’t over ride it.


Once we enter our due season, we become endowed with Supernatural ability to accomplish MORE doing Less! Once we enter our due season, our dry season is dismissed and we begin to encounter a mighty breakthrough that releases a harvest on a level we’ve never reaped before! During this due season, there will be new opportunities, new and better methods revealed, new strength, new lessons to learn, etc.


So remember the next time you find yourself in a dry season, rejoice! For a dry season is an announcement that you have outgrown your current season and it’s no longer sufficient for you. It’s an announcement that you’re about to go to a higher level of living and serving. The transition to your due season may be uncomfortable, overwhelming and exhausting at first, but you shall reap, if you faint not!


 

Live L-I-V-E!

Keeler Bryson

 

 

Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 

 

The Think Less Generation

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

“The Think Less Generation”


 

What are you thinking about? I would venture to say that most of society today is not thinking about much. We’ve become mesmerized and under the influence of “thoughtless activity.” Have you noticed that most of the technological advancements are gadgets that are designed to think for us? I’ve found that Smart Phones aren’t making us smarter. They’re aiding us in “thinking less,” as we are no longer using our brains to memorize telephone numbers or how to spell words in our text messages. I’ve even noticed that in our school system, most of what’s required of students today has been made easier for them, than it was in my school days. And many of these students still complain that school is too hard, not realizing they have it easy. In fact, there’s a large number of people who flat out hate having to think and become angry if you put them in a situation that requires it. It stresses them out. They want you to tell them the answer.


Many of our school buildings, education systems, roads, airports, churches are outdated and dilapidated. Most of our music and movies are duplicates of previous versions. Many of the books we read and sermons preached to us are re-mixes, cut and paste versions of what someone else has already said. One can’t help but ask, “Is anybody able to think of something original/fresh? Where are all the new, great inventors, creators, writers, speakers and teachers, etc.?


Unfortunately, there’s only a small number of individuals/thinkers who have something fresh and new to present. These few individuals are people who have tuned in to the voice of God and honed their giftings. These are individuals who know how to think for themselves and not accept the outdated status quo. These are individuals who are using one of the greatest abilities God has given to us…. Using our own brains…Thinking…Higher Thinking!


One of the saddest things you’ll ever witness is seeing someone who has the ability to think for themselves, allow someone else to think poorly on their behalf and they know it, but choose to go along with it. Never allow someone else to control your thinking. If you don’t think for yourself and act upon those thoughts, you’ll never be all that God purposed for you to be.


If we fail to be “Thinkers,” we will continue to see duplicate renditions of movies, books, sermons, ideas, concepts, etc. We’ll always be a follower, following someone who’s leading us where God didn’t intend for us to go, doing what God didn’t intend for us to do. God can’t use those who can’t think for themselves, but He mightily uses and blesses those who have the courage to be “Thinkers” who are led by His Spirit!


It appears that we have become a people distracted by thoughtless props that are slowing training us to not think. As the saying goes, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” Let’s turn off the television, radio, telephones, etc. and exercise our thinking abilities. Let us seek God and hear what new thing He would have us to contribute to society in our lifetime.


Live L I V E!,

Keeler Bryson

 

Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.

 


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