Archive for January, 2017


Ever felt sorry for yourself?

Yep…I’ve decided that life isn’t going my way right now and the easiest way for me to deal with it is to just feel sorry for myself. I’ve been working hard everyday, struggling to do everything I am supposed to do and still I am not where I want to be in life…so why not feel sorry for myself? Maybe I can get some sympathy from my boss who is holding me back? Or maybe I can get sympathy from my friends, or my wife?

In my opinion, feeling sorry for oneself is the easy road to take. All you are really saying is, “I don’t have to do anything and hopefully, someone will react to my situation? Maybe commiserate with me a little? Maybe help me out”?

What am I really looking for? Someone to say, “Yes, you are right, you’ve got it tough right now”, Would that make me feel better? Honestly, no guys, it wouldn’t. But let me share with you a small quote from someone whom I have great respect for and frankly, once I read what she wrote, I was humbled. She gave me a better perspective. Read this and see what you think:


People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

 If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

 If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.

 If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

 The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

 Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.

 For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.

 It was never between you and them anyway…Mother Teresa


That, my friends, is a great perspective. You see we can’t help the fact that we tend to only focus on what we see directly in front of us and lose the essential, important point that it, LIFE ETC. was never about the people we deal with, or all the things you are feeling sorry for yourself about, but rather, it was only ever about your relationship with God.

You find yourself upset about what is going on at work or at school and although it may be a very big deal for you, this simple quote puts that frustration in better perspective.


So here is my challenge for you as you embark on a whole new journey for 2017.

Don’t get so enveloped into these “life’s little things” where you lose sight of your ultimate goal. You see, as I’ve said before on this blog, busy-ness is Satan’s plan for you and he wants to keep you focused on the idea that this journey is solely about you and him…and NOT about you and God.

Guys, Life was always ONLY ever about you and God…and nothing else.

As you move forward into this New Year please remember that…


I pray for a great 2017 for you and our country.

God Bless you and God Bless America-


Until next time guys-