What is Your Why?


Have you ever got so caught up in the mundane, day-to-day hustle and bustle of life that you forget why? Why what, you ask. Why you do what you do. Why do you wake up every morning? Why do you work so hard day in and day out? I can say I’ve had this happen to me a many days, but over the past 5 years my why has gotten to be much clearer.

For starters, I have two beautiful little angels (even though they don’t always act like it) God gave me who call me mom. They are my why. They are my daily motivation that keeps me going. I do not want my children to look at TV and mimic someone they know nothing about simply because they are a celebrity. I want my babies to know what right looks like because they have a first hand picture of it every day when they see their mommy. I am so happy they are in my life to celebrate and be happy with me in the good. I am also happy that they are here to see my bad so they can see how I get myself back up and keep on going. My children are my why because they push me to work hard and be a better me on a regular basis.

Another reason why I do what I do is because about a year and a half ago I made up in my mind that I was going to live on purpose. Let me be a bit more specific, I was going to live in the purpose that God created me for. God created each and every one of us for a purpose. It’s up to us, however, if we are going to embrace that purpose and walk in it.  I know one of my purposes in life is to overcome all the negativity in world.  My assignment is to encourage, uplift, motivate and inspire people in all walks of life.  I desire to help push individuals to not only think beyond their present situation but push them to live on purpose.  How amazing would it be if everyone actually lived on purpose, if everyone did what they know they were created to do???

How do I plan to live on purpose? This is actually something I am learning each and every day. My first step was to start my website – letstalkaboutlife365.com, next I published my first book Let’s Talk Life: A New Perspective and to be honest I really do not know what my next move will be. I do know, however, that God knows my heart.  While I wait to hear from Him for my next move, I’ll keep working with what I have. I do not care what it takes, but I will continue to live on purpose helping one person at a time. Loving one person at a time. Reaching one person at a time.

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Now I leave you with this…what is your why? Why do you do what you do? Why are you working hard everyday? Are you living for a paycheck or are you living to make a difference?

Thought Check:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 KJV

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It's Time to Transform the Way you Think!
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Commit To Being Committed


Ever been around someone who every other week comes up with these “bright” ideas?  One week they are going to open a car wash, the next week they’re creating a new computer program, then the week after that they’re selling magazines.  Why don’t you make up your mind what you are going to do, then stick to it!  People like this bother me, not because they are always coming up with ways to make money, but because they are not committed.  What I mean is, if they would simply commit themselves to something, whatever something they choose they’d have a much better chance at succeeding instead of dibbling and dabbling in a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  I am all for being well-rounded, but perfect one thing at a time.  Besides, everything is not for you.  Know the areas you are gifted and talented in and stick to it.

Our society has become what I like to call a microwave society.  We want everything quick, fast and in a hurry and aren’t willing to do the work to make it happen.  There has to be a level of commitment in every area of our life.  To our family, our job, just our overall well-being.  Certain things are just not going to happen over night.  Our level of commitment has to be as such that no matter how long it takes, you are going to give it everything you have until it comes to pass.

We should first and foremost commit our ways to the Lord.  Let everything you do be in honor to God.  The bible declares that in all of our ways we are to acknowledge Him and by doing this, I wholeheartedly believe this will steer you in the right direction.  Now don’t get me wrong, being fully committed does have some challenges.  Life has struggles period, but when you are committed those struggles can at times be magnified because they take away from whatever it is you are trying to do.  Whether it is being committed in a relationship or being committed on your job, when life happens it really forces you do an assessment to determine if all your hard work is even worth it.  This is where allowing God to steer you in the right direction comes into the picture.  If you know that you are in the will of God, you will have a lot more peace about everything.  In moments such as these, I also want you to think about why you even started in the first place.  This is always the best motivating factor for me, because I know if I start something I am doing so for a reason.

Be mindful of what you commit yourself to.  Certain things are not worth your time.  God has a purpose and plan for all of His children.  We must not allow the enemy to come in and distract us or get us off course of what God has called us to do.  When you have a vision or dream about life, be sure that your vision surpasses your resources so that you can always live a life of faith.  Being committed requires a great deal of faith.  While you are busy doing the work, you really do not know what the end result will be.  You may have some idea of how you want it to turn out, but you really just never know.  There has to be some sort of deep-rooted faith inside of you that will give you the motivation you need to keep going.

Commitment is a sign of growth and maturity.  As mentioned earlier, if you want to be successful in life you have to be willing to commit yourself to something.  If you want to be a successful mother, you have to commit yourself to your family.  If you want to be a successful manager at work, you must commit yourself to learning the job.  True success requires true commitment.  Are you committed?  #iDeclare #CommitToBeingCommitted



Father God in the name of Jesus, I come humbly before you.  Thank you for teaching me about commitment.  I decree and declare from this day forward that I will be committed.  Not just to anything, but to those things that you require of me.  Help me to discern when distractions from the enemy come to get me off course.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Psalms 37:5 NLT “Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.”

Numbers 23:19 KJV “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”