Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

 A major difference between successful people and the 9-5ers is successful people do not spend much time complaining and maintain a positive optimistic attitude.  

This means just like you at the moment I work a “regular” job.  But, I am always looking for the come up. Always ready to jump on opportunity. Always ready to take risk and know I may not be rewarded. Always ready to work hard chassing my passions. Yes we do what we have to in order to put food on the table. But do not settle. 

Understand and know that something is on the way. Do not just sit by and think that success will never happen to me. How did those who have what you desire get there anyway?  Live with unshakeable faith, dream big, remain humble and when you make it, give back to the people.

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Now What?  There is always going to be someone to tell you no, your not good enough, don’t have enough experience, don’t have enough education, or they do not like the decisions of your past.  Are you going to let others define you?  Or, are you going to allow yourself be defined by your God nature?

The writer of Hebrews states: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses.” ~Hebrews 12:1
Sometimes I wonder what these witnesses think of us?  If you did not know these are the ones who have gone on before us.  They lived this life in these bodies, and are now glorified. 
I like to look at it as a pyramid, like one on the one dollar bill. It has four sides, north, east, south, and west.  At the bottom is us. Its hard for us to understand someone on the north side if we are on the south. It is such a great distance. An example is the different cultures, races, ethnicities, religions. At the bottom someone on the east must travel a great distance to understand the west.    
The intetesting thing is the higher up the pyramid you go the easier it is to understand each other. The distance from one another becomes shorter and shorter. 
At the top is the eye of God, this is also where these witnesses peer from heavenly windows. They are probably sad, at the same time understand how it once was to live at the bottom without understanding.
Today on this earth we may not be able to reach the eye of God. What we can do is let go of our divisive nature through prayer, meditation, and right action, moving higher up the “pyramid.”  By doing so you will be closer to your fellows who are different from you.  You will be able to start seeing not with human eyes but with eyes of God.   
Have a blessed and safe Holloween my friends. 

The Backyard Preacher

Nate helps us to find heaven.  Not the heaven that one thinks of after we die, but the heaven Jesus talked most about.  The kingdom of heaven is now!  It is up to you to find the kingdom of God.  Because as Jesus said the kingdom of heaven is at hand!

I am a happy person. Generally not much gets me down. Why? How? What is it that can keep you going when life sucks? 
Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
Be like children, yes, children.  Live, laugh, play, and live in the infinite now!  Alan Watts spoke beautifully and synonymous with the words of Christ.
 “This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ~Alan Watts 
So get out there and no matter what your occupation or day may be like, remember it’s only life, go have fun!
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As people probably see I am posting alot of motivational sayings. For several months I have been honestly wrecking myself. You might know I am The Backyard Preacher. My favorite line is “Stay Inspired God loves you.” I am being inspired again. Now I know we all go through rough times mental mountains and walls that you have to crush through. Well I am back on my grind. Goal oriented and motivated more than I have ever been in as long as I can remember. It was just 7 years ago I thought my life was over. I have accomplished so much in a short period of time. Now to many it may not seem like alot. But from jails, homeless shelters, and halfway houses. To employed, a bachelor’s and master’s degree. A house filled with more than I need and most importantly a mindset to succeed. 

I have been doing my podcast for 2 years now 113 episodes. It’s a failure, no one listens.  Then I listen to this guy on YouTube he produced hundreds of podcast nobody listened; but he didn’t give up. By the way now he is doing well.  I could have a 1000 episodes and no real listeners. I could just quit and say I am done. Yet the thing is, that the 1001 episode might have been the one that makes the podcast a major success. I would have quit 3 feet from the gold, and that is something I cannot do.

Blessings today my friends never give up!