18 4 / 2014

Not at all! #marathonmindset

Not at all! #marathonmindset

16 4 / 2014

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We’re going to recite the Lord’s Prayer together. Ready?

Wait, hold on. Let’s address one thing first, because I want to make sure that when we pray this prayer, we really mean it.

Think about it. Have you ever noticed that this prayer says, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”? How comfortable are you really in asking God to only forgive you in the way that you forgive others?

I bet you’re glad that we stopped before we prayed those words now, aren’t you? But here’s the hijacked crunch of the entire matter, gang—we’re stuck with this deal with God whether we pray that prayer or not, whether we like it or not.

Look at our verses today, because Jesus makes it very clear for us. If you forgive men their trespasses then God will forgive you. And if you do not forgive men their trespasses, then neither will God forgive yours.

You can’t have one without the other. I mean, I know we try. We try to separate these two. We try to justify our unforgiveness. “Well, you know what? What happened to me was so horrible.”

I’m sorry for what happened to you, but you know what? What happened to Jesus was horrible, too, and it was you and me who did that to Him. So our forgiveness is forever tied to our forgiving those who have hurt us, whether they deserve it or not, whether they are repentant or not.

You probably won’t hear this anywhere else, but I’m just going to say it—if you can’t forgive, you can’t go to Heaven.

If you can’t forgive, if you can’t get over this thing, if you can’t give it to God, if you can’t believe beyond the blunder, if you can’t allow for a second chance, if you can’t surrender this, if you can’t replace the wanting to get even with the wanting for God’s best, if you can’t forgive, then you can’t get to Heaven.

But God so much desires for us to get to Heaven that not only does He give to us this difficult thing to do, but by His Spirit, He also gives us the strength and ability to accomplish it.

Will you let Him give you strength to forgive today?

Prayer
Lord Jesus,
You really are Lord of my life, no matter what. Thanks for giving me clear instructions on forgiveness. I choose today to forgive everyone who has hurt me, and I choose to forgive myself for the hurtful things I’ve done, too. Please come and set me free today!
Amen

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15 4 / 2014

You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish the world by: 
1. Sitting on the sidelines and letting life pass you by;
2. Putting negative energy, thoughts, and/or words into the world;
3. Playing the victim and looking for a pitty party;
4. Diminishing your light so that others can shine and feel important;
5. Comparing yourself to others;
6. Not standing up for yourself or what you believe in;
7. Trying to impress people who are irrelevant and do not add value to your life;
8. Spending valuable time on gossiping, creating unnecessary drama, and deliberately trying to destroy people or assassinate their character instead of uplifting others or if you cannot do that then just mind your business and focus on cleaning out the skeletons in your own closest. 
9. Always taking from others and never giving back or depositing anything of value into others;
10. Putting up a facade because you are afraid of the world not accepting you or believing in you!
Look, you enrich the world by being your true, authentic self; accepting your flaws and being willing to work on yourself; not trying to change other people, but by taking a real hard look at yourself and changing the things you can to improve yourself for yourself! … the world will benefit immensely from that alone…Anything else is a waste of time!  - Tamara A. Jones

#marathonmindset

You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish the world by:
1. Sitting on the sidelines and letting life pass you by;
2. Putting negative energy, thoughts, and/or words into the world;
3. Playing the victim and looking for a pitty party;
4. Diminishing your light so that others can shine and feel important;
5. Comparing yourself to others;
6. Not standing up for yourself or what you believe in;
7. Trying to impress people who are irrelevant and do not add value to your life;
8. Spending valuable time on gossiping, creating unnecessary drama, and deliberately trying to destroy people or assassinate their character instead of uplifting others or if you cannot do that then just mind your business and focus on cleaning out the skeletons in your own closest.
9. Always taking from others and never giving back or depositing anything of value into others;
10. Putting up a facade because you are afraid of the world not accepting you or believing in you!

Look, you enrich the world by being your true, authentic self; accepting your flaws and being willing to work on yourself; not trying to change other people, but by taking a real hard look at yourself and changing the things you can to improve yourself for yourself! … the world will benefit immensely from that alone…Anything else is a waste of time! - Tamara A. Jones

#marathonmindset

13 4 / 2014

Yeah, nah…. Do something more productive with your TIME! Overthinking will you have living for other people, doubting yourself, thinking you’re not good enough. 
Overthinking will bring out your worst insecurities! 
Overthinking leads to you missing God’s purpose for your life! 
stop overthinking and start living your purpose!  - Tamara A. Jones
#marathonmindset

Yeah, nah…. Do something more productive with your TIME! Overthinking will you have living for other people, doubting yourself, thinking you’re not good enough.
Overthinking will bring out your worst insecurities!
Overthinking leads to you missing God’s purpose for your life!
stop overthinking and start living your purpose! - Tamara A. Jones
#marathonmindset

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12 4 / 2014

Survived! #summertimefine

Survived! #summertimefine

12 4 / 2014

beautiful day! #blessed

beautiful day! #blessed

12 4 / 2014

#brooklyn

#brooklyn

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12 4 / 2014

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12 4 / 2014

Received my Natural Style by FUBU package last week! Cannot wait to try these products! Especially the “curl elongator” and the “curl defining gel” - I know it’s going to tame my wild and curly hair!  All of the products are 100% sulfate & paraben free! Super excited! Will be posting before and after pics soon!  

Thanks To my boy Carl Brown! And all the guys at FUBU!

#naturalstylebyfubu #fubu #supporturpeople #forusbyus

Received my Natural Style by FUBU package last week! Cannot wait to try these products! Especially the “curl elongator” and the “curl defining gel” - I know it’s going to tame my wild and curly hair! All of the products are 100% sulfate & paraben free! Super excited! Will be posting before and after pics soon!

Thanks To my boy Carl Brown! And all the guys at FUBU!

#naturalstylebyfubu #fubu #supporturpeople #forusbyus

11 4 / 2014

kushandwizdom:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not…

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09 4 / 2014

I pray for everybody… yes, even those who wish me harm or have hatred in their heart for me. You know why? Because they actually really need his guidance, his direction, and deliverance from all the negativity and/or jealousy that they allow to consume their being…heck, they may need God to watch over them even more than the average person. 
#marathonmindset

I pray for everybody… yes, even those who wish me harm or have hatred in their heart for me. You know why? Because they actually really need his guidance, his direction, and deliverance from all the negativity and/or jealousy that they allow to consume their being…heck, they may need God to watch over them even more than the average person.
#marathonmindset

09 4 / 2014

Never too late to start over

Never too late to start over

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09 4 / 2014

How I react when I find out people are talking about me…..

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09 4 / 2014

Comes with experience and maturity….

Comes with experience and maturity….

09 4 / 2014

There are VERY few people who you can trust with that kind of power, too many are waiting for the perfect opportunity to destroy you.

There are VERY few people who you can trust with that kind of power, too many are waiting for the perfect opportunity to destroy you.