Pressure Bust Pipes

Poem

God will not put more on you

than you can bear

I didn’t know I was this strong

Didn’t know that I could stand this long.

Didn’t believe I could take so many punches

didn’t know trouble came in bunches.

my shoulders are broad

My chest is strong

but how much more and for how long?

Pressure bust pies, Watch mine swell

Pressure bust pipes, now what’s that smell.

It’s not me I know how to weld

God has workmen that are not for sell

Can these arms hold weight made for a crane?

Can these feet stop the speeding train?

That mountain has been spoken to

it still has not moved

Pressure bust pipes, don’t you like the action

Didn’t know life came with adverse traction

Going back…    to move forward just like the plunger

makes no sense to add more pressure to a clogged system.

If this is what I can bear than bring it on

my previous record is no wall, but gone.

Dislocated shoulder lots of back pain

one more push-up, so the kingdom can gain

Pressure bust pipes, I am starting to like what it has done

Making me focus on who is number one

Maybe He allowed it, or just knew

But what He put on, came out of the blue.

No complaints because His sovereignty is Supreme

Pressure Bust Pipes

too bad…

I’m a King.

Life has a participation award

image_galleryIn life there is an award for those who participate. The other day there was a big meeting in my town and I decided to go. All of the people there could help our life and business be better. My work schedule indicated that I did not need to participate because there wasn’t going to be a direct win for us.

 Business and life is a competition and numbers don’t lie. The other side of the coin is you cannot get to the top without knowing some of the other players.  Consider every time that there is an event that may have the slightest impact on your business that you show up. Showing up is half the battle.

 10 things you will see with the participation award

 

  1. You open new doors of idea possibility
  2. You change positions which changes your view
  3. Everyone knows that you are serious about your craft
  4. You notify your old self that you are new again
  5. It sets you in the leader class
  6. You can’t show out if you don’t show up
  7. Get the T-shirt of experience
  8. If you participate you have a chance to win
  9. Every step out is better than a day standing still
  10. You bless the world with God’s presence

 

Look for your opportunity to dominate and get the participation award.

 

Life Tune-up

Adjusted for success

Can you hear me

Can I talk to you

Are we friends

Hello your Chief Engineer is calling

 

Let me tune you up

Let me tune you up

… like  Indy Race Car

We will take test runs

I will recalibrate you

Sure you know how to drive

I’ll let you drive, if you let Me chart the course

 

I am watching you from perched on High

I see you and the car you are riding in

I made everything around you

Let Me lead you,

…   by always adjusting you.

Pray for Alabama

Decision America Tour

“Do not forget to Pray!” is what I hear as I prepare for a brief business trip to Montgomery. What an easy request! I prayed a modest prayer . Business meetings lead to Business increase.  Our State Legislature is in session at the same time we planned this meeting. Directly related to the Alabama State Legislature meeting is Franklin Graham Decision America Tour rolling into town to Pray for Alabama. One of my business associciates travelled from a different state to participate in the prayer meeting. When he told me he was going to pray I heard again “Don’t forget to pray.”

Honestly, I did not have a clue of that any one else was praying for my State (Alabama), so this was a nice surprise. Not until I arrived in Montgomery did I understand that I needed to go pray at the Captiol too. Immediately after the meeting we headed up Goat Hill to pray. Now the boldness that God placed in me wants to pray on the star that marks the spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn as in as the United Confederate States president. God unites and uplifts.

When we got to the top I was impressed that an organization would plan an event that soul focus was to spread the Good News over AMERICA AND ALABAMA. That God impressed upon me to go and pray for Alabama cuases me issue a challenge to all the Dominators. Pray for your state and  other states but more importantly go where God sends you to pray. Warriors of Prayer unite.

Put the top on Notice

notice on top
Why notify the current top occupants that you are coming to the top?
To prepare the atmosphere.
The atmosphere must be positively charged to receive new vision. The proving ground for real world applications needs fertile ground. Lay the ground work for a smooth ascension into the kingdom.  New levels new preparation.
Prepare your hearing and Put the Top on Notice
You’re hearing must change so that your heart can imagine and visualize you at the top. Sometimes my mind rejects the enormity of God’s plan for my life. That’s when I inundate my mind with positive visions.
Align the Angels and Put the Top on Notice
Angels respond to God’s word spoken out of saints mounts. Angels get glory in serving God’s children. The Angels go before you to take down some strong holds.
Serve notice to the doorkeepers and help meets:  Put the Top on Notice
Not all of your help will come from like-minded people. But help they will.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace,
 the stones would immediately cry out.     Luke 19:40 (KJV)
The amazing part of the principle of faith is that God commands increase on those who believe whether they are saint or sinner. Some of my biggest blessings come from non-believers willingly participating in kingdom business.
Energize the Vision of the Saints and Put the Top on Notice
All of us have someone that admires us, so how are you leading. Faith Giants motivate faith sprouts. You notify the top that you are coming and plant a seed in another believers heart. Follow those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Do not minimize the fact that your rise to the top is making space in the room you currently occupy. Your team needs to believe the Big vision.
Put the Top on Notice because God is seated at the Top

Put the top on Notice
Why notify the current top occupants that you are coming to the top?
To prepare the atmosphere.
The atmosphere must be positively charged to receive new vision. The proving ground for real world applications needs fertile ground. Lay the ground work for a smooth ascension into the kingdom.  New levels new preparation.
Prepare your hearing and Put the Top on Notice
You’re hearing must change so that your heart can imagine and visualize you at the top. Sometimes my mind rejects the enormity of God’s plan for my life. That’s when I inundate my mind with positive visions.
Align the Angels and Put the Top on Notice
Angels respond to God’s word spoken out of saints mounts. Angels get glory in serving God’s children. The Angels go before you to take down some strong holds.
Serve notice to the doorkeepers and help meets:  Put the Top on Notice
Not all of your help will come from like-minded people. But help they will.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace,
 the stones would immediately cry out.     Luke 19:40 (KJV)
The amazing part of the principle of faith is that God commands increase on those who believe whether they are saint or sinner. Some of my biggest blessings come from non-believers willingly participating in kingdom business.
Energize the Vision of the Saints and Put the Top on Notice
All of us have someone that admires us, so how are you leading. Faith Giants motivate faith sprouts. You notify the top that you are coming and plant a seed in another believers heart. Follow those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Do not minimize the fact that your rise to the top is making space in the room you currently occupy. Your team needs to believe the Big vision.
Put the Top on Notice because God is seated at the Top

My Fun

Fun please come down out the tree

IMG_0636 (1)My fun is in the tree

Won’t you help me

my fun isn’t going to help me

could you help me find my fun

it is up so high

my fun oh, return my fun

Can you climb up there and get my fun out

the tree can not throw something far

My fun is in the tree

it is too high

how long will it take so I can fly

So much fun in one little thing

so much fun

something simple

Can bring

Are you tall?  are you strong?

do you have enough wisdom?

Where can we go?

how can we climb

Why is the tree too high

Why can’t I figure it out

What can we put together maybe something big this tall

maybe something for everyone

OK pray, you say

pray to God

God send me… please send wind so that my fun can come out of the tree

I believe in you

today is Windy

Will it take some hours

Or maybe with one blast you can save me

and I can praise you

I will praise you for the victory because Victory is already mine

Realized Potential

potential

The first of the year brings excitement of new possibilities

New possibilities are mingled with potential that is placed in you. We all have potential to reach our wildest dreams.  Many years we write these list that are well meaning and generally are obtainable.  The challenge is follow through and completion. Completion takes focus when you are months into the New Year.

 

Make a dramatic change

This says to you and those around you that you are serious this time. Living in consciousness not in emotions. Emotion causes you to doubt your ability to change because it convinces you that begin stuck in the past will satisfy you better than the future will.

Hosea 2:23

 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

God always has a change of heart for his people whether they were with him or not if God can have mercy on those which were not his people, then having mercy on the new you and giving it a chance should not be something to question.

 

Write the plan

Write the plans you know it now. Do not rest or rely on your previous directives to shape your new future. When you write take the limits off of the potential God placed in you.  Increase your awareness of your own needs. Do not let others steer you in the wrong direction away from your plans.

 

Be relentless in your pursuit of greatness

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

 

Why are you doing part of the work and expecting full results? In order to realize your potential, you have to exhaust all possibilities.  Leave no stone unturned. Knock on the extra doors in search of your dreams. Realize you are the truth.

 

Patience notices opportunity not dissapointment

Set of stamps

Opportunity comes in many forms. After a disappointing event it is the Spirit of Patience that carries you into the next chapter. Patience gets excited for the opportunity to learn and capitalizes on the wisdom from recent adventures. The alternative is to allow fear and doubt to creep in and belittle any progress that you made. Patience deals with problems from the place of victory.  You are Victorious (Channeling the Donnie Mcclercan song). You have the victory, so it is up to you to walk it out.

 

Disappointment is an emotion while patience is an emotion trainer. What can disappointment produce that will propel you forward? Patience makes you think about what you are feeling. Then you can develop or formulate your response. If you only respond in your prescribed fashion. Disappointment can not get hold of you.  Look for the opportunity to succeed when the world sees disappointment.

It’s time!!!

If you look for an opportunity to train yourself, your staff or your children instead of seeing disappointment then “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”.  Trails and the temptation to negatively react will happen and that’s when your patience will aide you most. The more personal the event the more difficult it is to apply patience. But know that God is in control and you will not even consider being irrational. Make small steps to look  for opportunities and disappointment will soon fade away.

How to Make it Happen

 

Making it happen is only hard in your mind. Getting things going in the right direction starts with the “I can do mindset” . When you feel like no one else is there and you “gotta” make it happen apply these 3 principles.

 

Encourage yourself

This seems simple but to encourage yourself you cannot mumble. You need audible encouragement. Write down what you want to say to yourself.  I.E… ( I will publish my e-book before Christmas). Stop reading right now and write 3 encouragements for yourself. Talk good to yourself because the situation is already speaking negatively.

 

I will be mentally and physically strong.

I can achieve my goals in life.

I will stay ahead.

I won’t slack on little task I need to accomplish.

I will write down my goals and stick to them.

It is about God – not me

 

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going. Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NKJV)

Walk by Faith 

“We walk by Faith and not by sight “ Talk to God first about everything. Once you set some goals and practice encouraging yourself then get out of your comfort zone and make it happen with positive action. Every step is important. Do not get too happy with a little good work, keep walking out your dreams. Faith does not always see what is next but it definitely sees what the end result will be.

 

One interview is a stepping out on Faith, 20 interviews is walking by Faith

One sales call is encouraging, 20 sales calls is walking by Faith

Sitting at home praying demonstrates Faith in God. Praying while you are on the way to get what you deserve shows faith in action on this earth.

I shall put myself in unknown conditions in order to achieve what I need.

I will push myself to the limit and then go even further.

Instead of accomplishing 3 goals, I will accomplish 5 and then work ahead some more.

Instead of working to a stopping point, I will make it to a new beginning.

 

If it is to be it is up to me

 

I have used this statement before because it is one of the encouragements that I SHOUT when it seems that no one wants to help me. Generally the truth is, “No one wants to help me in the manner I want to receive the help.”

It is hard to help someone that does not want to help themselves. God will get it done with or without you.  You get more out of it if you let Him lead you.  So stand up and SHOUT ” If it is to be it is up to me.”

Theses are some things that are constructive to say. Within myself I will work until I cannot anymore, then once I have my strength back I will go and do it again.  I will not stop until it is set to where if I work or not it won’t even matter.

 

I am going to stop procrastinating and get it done.

I will stay focused and follow through.

When I write out my goals and I will not tweak them to make it easier for me.

 

Please Remember:

 

YOU have to get up and help yourself

You have to stop blaming the world for your problems

YOU have to put yourself in a better position

You have to stop looking for the easy way out

YOU have to stand up to the issues and overcome them

 

YOU have to Make it Happen

 

My question to you is…

 

What are you going to do to Make it Happen?

Protect the lead: Part II

Protect the Lead Part  dealt primarily with the actions of professionals in the work environment and Part II is a checklist that will help protect the spiritual and mental aspects of leadership.

A drop of dew and sunshine

1. A soft answer turns away anger

Change your tone and change the direction of the conversation. Answer others how you want to be received.

2. A leader uses knowledge in a positive way

As a leader you know things that can hurt or propel others and your organization. Use your knowledge in a positive way. Protect the lead, do not fumble information.

3. Be kind and add life

Make others around you feel good. You are adding or taking, increase the goodness and watch the seed of your good words grow.

 
4. Heed the Advice of your parents

Simply, life has continuing education course work that is never exhausted. The instructions of most parents come from a place of protection and love.

5. Save money for the good and the bad times

The righteous leader protects the monetary gains received from hard work and favor. Protect the lead by living by the principle of seed time and harvest.

6. Why sacrifice when you can pray

Leaders are inclined to sacrifice time and casual life for success. Leaders that pray can have it all, a casual life, free time and success.

 

Proverbs 15: 1-10 A soft answer turns away wrath