Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Daily THOUGHT #94 "Respecting the Battlefield"

"Sized in variations and structured with several interpretations, seeking similar manifestations...though different in appearance we are the same in creation...where have our minds gone?"

Hello there my people! How are you? I am very well and blessed to be living. We must give thanks for the simple things in order to learn appreciation. Once this is done, the larger things will fall into place before you know it. Be sure that you are truly ready for that which you seek.

Well it's the morning after elections in Huntsville, Alabama. I would like to extend a warm congratulations to all of those that submitted themselves to stand as a public servant for the citizens where they are located. I also would like to extend the hand of job well done to the winners of the race. I wish you well in your endeavors and I pray that you will make decisions that are best for all people equally. Thank you to those that supported! God bless you!

Life will place upon us several opportunities where we could grow to hate something. Hate however is such a strong and negative term. Used so often, many would think that it is a regularity to the make up of society. There is rarely a time when you aren't surrounded by someone who hates something, even if it is something as simple as mustard on a sandwich. Over the years I have learned that you don't have to like something, but indeed you should respect it. Why is that? Why should I respect something that I don't care for? It's simple, because there are things that we do in our lives that others wouldn't agree with...but because we are still people, we expect people to treat us accordingly regardless of what we may think personally.

For centuries, Blacks have had to deal with the issue of color as being a hurdle in scholastic advancement, career choice, economic status and even living conditions. As a grade school student, my father would tell me all the time that I would have to work harder than the next guy if I wanted to go far in this country, simply because of the color of my skin. Don't be mis-guided now...this isn't simply because the White man would work against me, but because my own kind would do the same.

We find ourselves discouraged when something we regard in a highly manner is torn down or revealed to be something other than what it truly is. Let's take the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. When this event rang out across the world, Blacks begin to divide. "We can never expect to progress when we collectively are not on one accord." It doesn't matter what you are professing if you don't have a level playing field. It doesn't matter how well you can do something, if no one can see you do it. It doesn't matter how great of a plan you have, if you don't have the resources to execute.

Because humans are distracted by the materialistic things of society and inspired by the approval of others, we miss so much in life. Now clearly I am not of fan of fitting in with the crowd. I would much rather stand out. But, I must respect the fact that everyone isn't as mentally independent as I am. If I want them to understand me, I must be able to present my foundational essentials in attempts to collectively move forward. As well I must show them respect for their own interpretations.

When going into battle, regardless of your mission and the purpose of that must create a level playing field. When things are not equal across the board, you can not expect similar results. Poverty stricken areas suffer educationally and occupationally. Does that mean the smartest person in the city can't still reside there? Does that mean the best athlete can't be born there? Does that mean that every citizen in that area is depressed or strung out on drugs? just means they don't have the level playing field to get where they need to be.

Remember that in life when you truly have a passion to do something, the time will come. However when things stand in front of you to prevent your destiny, your faith and trust must grow even stronger. Life's hardships are designed to work as stepping stones. Step over your struggles and propel your heart and mind into battle for all things that are good! And when you are in a bad situation, don't be angry because others are in great conditions. Don't become jealous because you feel you deserve something and didn't get it. And please don't be spiteful and take things out on others when things don't go your way. Simply respect the fact that something happen to make things the way they are. There is obviously another mission at hand for you. Treasure that responsibility; do that well and then your desires will be more than you would ever imagine. Get ready for war people! And be sure to fight the good fight! Peace...


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