I spent the last six weeks entrenched with a dynamic group of young people. As always, I end up learning more from them than I could ever teach them. There is something magical about youth and being child-like. Over the course of our time together we bonded as a family. We fought with each other […]
There’s something inherent to almost every human being and the concept of the time table. We’ve all been guilty of it at some point or another. We believe that we should be at a certain place or accomplished a goal by a certain age. One of the biggest breakthrough’s for me, and I share this with my clients is the principle of not being wed to an outcome. What happens is we get caught up in the how vs. getting what we want. God is never on our time. The sooner we embrace this, the better off we will be.
I know it can seem like you’re the last of the Mohicans, but it could be that God is saving the best for last. Here’s a quick story. A man lived his life right and struggled through most of his life. He suffered many ailments and financially it seemed as if he could not catch a break. He often felt behind many of his peers who had all he wanted– a family, home and success. He met a friend in church who was recently born again and wanted to turn his life around. They became friends and while the man continued to live right, his friend still did what he did before he sought a life change (engaging in drinking, promiscuity, drugs). The friend eventually meets the woman of his dreams and they lived happily ever after. The man was so confused. He asked God “Lord why?” He went to sleep. In his dream, God spoke to him and showed him two walls. One wall was black with a white circle. The other wall was white with a black circle. God told the man ” that black wall represents your friend. He loves me, but is dealing with a lot of darkness. The white wall is you. You do your best to live by my precepts, but there are some things that we still need to work on. But, here’s what you need to know; I love both walls the same.”
The man understood and continued to live right. He eventually met the woman of his dreams and now lives a financially prosperous life. He’s in his forties and healthy and able to enjoy the abundant life he’s been blessed with. God saved the best for last. What’s the moral of the story? Stay doing what you know to be right and eventually you will reap. Not when you’d like but you have to trust you will.
Remember we have the ability to not only change our world, but the world as a whole….BE GREAT!!
Until Next Time,
Pervis Taylor, III is an Author, Life Coach, Speaker and Contributor. His books Pervis Principles Volume 1 and 2 are available exclusively on his website: www.pervistaylor.com/author. He is the creator of the inspiration/life coaching mobile app, I-Inspire, available for IPhones, Ipad and Ipod Touch via: www.pervistaylor.com/i-inspire/. He resides in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @pervistaylor or Facebook www.facebook.com/pervistaylor3.