Life

Wednesday Writings

Happy Wednesday! Today’s blog is a hodgepodge of Facebook memories I that I’ve shared on this date over the years.

Okay.. Here’s the memory dump!

“In time it’ll be revealed.”

My response to a video Bishop T.D. Jakes shared:

THIS MESSAGE RIGHT HERE!!💃🏽
I am unique. There’s no other like me. There will never be another like me. God placed me in this world to fulfill a purpose that only I can fulfill. He made me exactly who He wanted me to be. So when you see me doing me, know that it’s all a part of God’s plan. He’s shaping me and molding me to fulfill His purpose. Whew!!

“What’s for me, is for me.”

This is all I have for you today. Hopefully you were as blessed by the memories as I was. Listen, knowing that what’s meant for me will not miss me and I’m the ONLY one who can fulfill a specific purpose, makes me want to sing and dance. Y’all, I’m blessed.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday! Take Care.

Shaun

Life

Purpose Requires Focus

Usually, I share the same captions that I use when I post my quotes on my social media platforms. However, today, I’m sharing the Facebook memory that inspired today’s quote.

August 2, 2019

It’s Friday, y’all! Here’s today’s social media find. Decided to use my own quote.😊 We can’t allow distractions to throw us off track. Our purpose is far too important to let small things hold us back.

Y’all, sometimes distractions are hard to recognize (or we refuse to see them as distractions). A distraction can be as small as someone looking at us the wrong way or not speaking. Or it could be binge watching a Netflix show or spending hours on Pinterest. Anyhoo, whether good or bad, distractions keep us from focusing on our purpose. Enjoy life, but stay focused. Oh…as for the negative distractions, give them to God and keep going. They’re not worth our time or attention.

Yesterday I decided to log off on one of my Instagram accounts. Just like my Twitter account, I could see it was becoming a distraction and affecting me mentally and emotionally. Not a lot, but it was. Even though posts shared by the people I follow were positive and inspirational, the suggested posts that continued to pop up were about things that I found myself dwelling on much longer than necessary. Typically I’d blow it off and refocus. However, I’ve learned from experience that if I don’t handle it now, I’ll end up in the same place before, anxious and unable to concentrate. So it was best to log off now.

By the way, here’s today’s quote. Almost forgot to share it. ~ Shaun

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Try Again

Hello August!

It’s a new month, a new week and a new day. Today’s the PERFECT day to give that project, goal, dream or relationship that didn’t work before, another try. Yes.. Try Again!

Wishing you a wonderful month! ~ Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Obedience: Compliance with an order or request.

Obedience. For the past few days I have been seeing and hearing the word “obedience” everywhere. Even read a past journal entry this morning that referenced obedience. From past experience, I know that when something rings this loudly in my thoughts and surroundings, it’s a message. And to be completely honest (transparent) obedience is something I have been struggling with lately. Not necessarily being obedient to God now, but thinking about past requests for obedience that I obeyed and am now feeling somewhat out of place. However, the flip side of actually following through with the request is I feel more free and at peace. Weird, huh? Here’s an example.

Moment of Transparency:

One of my most recent struggles has been with Twitter. If you have read any of my past blogs over the years, you know that I have multiple accounts on multiple social media platforms. I know it may seem odd to have so many accounts, but for me, it’s my way of compartmentalizing the content I share. To me, it just makes sense to have multiple accounts. Anyway, I have had this one Twitter account for a little over eight years now that I have been struggling with letting go. The message I have gotten from God over the past few years has been to let it go, but for some reason, I can’t completely do it. Maybe it’s the memories, the connections, the friendships (virtual friendships) or the history that has me attached. Giving it up feels like I’m giving up a piece of me or eight years of memories. And y’all, the only thing I was asked to do was to log off. I wasn’t asked to delete it, just log off. Simple, right? Not really.

Well, at the end of last year, I was finally obedient and logged off. I did great for a while. Then a new movie came out that I really wanted to tweet about but couldn’t because I was no longer on that account. Although I shared a few tweets from one of my other accounts, it wasn’t the same. And y’all, my shows were getting so good! All I thought about was tweeting, but couldn’t. Talk about agony!

Honestly, logging off was one of the best things I could have done. It was so freeing. I felt so much lighter. What I didn’t realize then, which I do now, is that I was addicted to that account. Not Twitter, but that particular account. I couldn’t function without constantly checking it. Even when my mind wasn’t thinking about tweeting, my finger would find the Twitter app, open it and mindlessly scroll down my timeline. Y’all, it was really bad! And I know what had me addicted. It was the constant interaction and feedback I received; and when I didn’t get it, I would feel ignored or rejected. So I would tweet until I got the response I desired. Ha! Can’t get any more transparent than this, right? (Smile) Listen, I was a mess. I had to log off. It was so necessary. Y’all, my mental and emotional well-being was in jeopardy!

A couple of months ago, I decided to log back on to start sharing my quotes. So far things are going well. Confession– I have shared a few tweets outside of my quotes but I haven’t engaged in any tweeting activities. Yesterday, I was reading tweets that had been shared on Instagram. One post encouraged followers to LIVE tweet during the shows, which was something I used to do. Y’all, there’s nothing like LIVE tweeting. Anyway, after seeing the posts, I began feeling sad because I missed the action. I missed the conversations. I missed my people. I was so tempted to go back and pick up like I never left. But I couldn’t. Y’all, I never want to feel that weight of addiction again. It was too much!

Obedience. Fortunately, I can say the only thing I actually lost from being obedient was the addiction. The true connections and bonds I made over the years, as well as the memories I’ve created, still remain. Grateful

So, that was just one example of a recent struggle I’ve had with being obedient and releasing something. I also struggle with being obedient and receiving things. Now that’s the big one!

Well, this is all I have for today. Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!

Shaun