Words I Live By Series: Faith

Without faith we are lost souls without a compass to point us in the direction of our final destination.  Faith in yourself will put you on top of the world, combined with faith in God strengthens your heart and soul beyond your wildest dreams.

Faith in God is the most magnificent high there is in life; crack and alcohol will get you high on the fast track to the grave but beyond the grave is another story.  Accepting Christ into my heart and into my life, blessed my soul with inner strength to run marathons with my mind.  I was brought into this world flawed physically so that I can teach the world to appreciate the world around them, to come together in search of greater meaning and peace.

It is through my faith in Him that allows me to live my life with a higher sense of peace and understanding a step beyond minimalism; I can overcome any hardship that comes my way because God has my back.  My faith in Christ tested me many times throughout my life but deep down in my heart and soul, my faith in Our Lord and Savior has never waivered.

The strength of my faith in Our Lord is unmatched beyond words, even though it has been about ten to fifteen years since I went to church, being more worthwhile to strengthen your inner faith with God.  I do not consider myself religious because religion can be used as an institution for financial gain and control.

Going to church does not make you right with the Lord, it comes from within your heart.  A pastor or preacher praying for you and reciting scripture does not do the same justice as taking the time to pray to God directly, exploring His love on your own journey.  In the end, it is your personal relationship with Christ that matters.

I have never read the Bible, scripture has been read to me, but I never got around to reading the Bible.  Does that make me a bad Christian?  Maybe. Or, it could simply mean that I’m easily distracted.  I would like to read more about stories from the Bible because they are fascinating and you can learn a lot from the stories.

I’m by no means the perfect Christian nor do I aspire to be but I try to do right by others to the best of my ability.  Perfection cannot be attained as a human being; we can only accept each other’s harmless flaws and work together to make the world a better place.  I’m a perfectly flawed human being with a heart and God on my side.

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What Turning 28 Means To Me

I have survived 28 years of continuous learning and overcoming all adversity; I am a better person because of it.  Despite 9/11, global warming, global cooling, pollution, H1N1, Auto-Tunes, the end of the world, and having Obama in office, I am still here in this great country of ours.  God bless the U.S.A!  This life has brought me many blessings and I would not change it for the world.

I made it to the big 28 and I feel 28 years wiser, focused, and determined to get more enjoyment and meaning out of life.  The twinkle in my eye has brightened and the energy dwelling within my heart and soul will never dim, only prosper beyond belief.  No obstacle or challenge will tie me down or stop me from reaching greatness within my soul.

I have too much heart and determination in me to go down without a fight.  I have a Spartan army on my side.   At the end of the day, my shield and sword will remain raised high above my head towards the heavens.  Nothing can stop me because God is on my side and my family and friends have my back.  You all give me strength and courage way beyond my greatest expectations.  I am grateful to have you all you in my life, you are my heroes.  I salute you all proudly.

My intense passion for life and writing has got me thinking positively about all the great adventures that are in my future; the world is at my fingertips.   I am more awake than I ever have been in years. There will be many more great epic moments with my family and friends with amazing things ahead of us; The 28 milestone is my new lucky number.

I know my 28th year on this planet will be the best because my life will take significant, positive new directions.  Amazing things are in the works, no stone will be left unturned, and no problems will be left unsolved.  Let’s all take a pledge to keep the party of life spinning while enjoying every moment we have on this planet.

Good luck to everybody & God Bless!

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Live Life by the Code of a Spartan

Be a Spartan, when things get dark or difficult, fight in the shade and never give up.  Never surrender and never let anyone try to seize your right to personal freedom.  Fight for what you believe in, for what is just and never let up under any circumstances.  If you die, so be it, at least you fought with honor and courage to your very last breath.  No one has the right to force his or her beliefs onto you to and no one has the right to invade your personal space.

I am here on this planet to enjoy life on this beautiful journey down the road of endless possibilities towards greatness.  Life is too short to be hateful and judgmental.  I never let hate consume my heart and my thoughts because it will get you nowhere in life.  I know I have something to offer the world, unleashing my mind unto the world to solve problems and bring more understanding to many people.

My life struggles and experiences have a purpose to inspire through wisdom.  The determination within my soul allows my struggles to empower me to be a better man by strengthening my character.  My physical limitation brings me greater inner strength because what does not kill me only makes me stronger.   I say bring on the challenges because obstacles are just there for me to overcome, I never run out of ammo, I step back, reload, and the bullets start flying again.  My heart never relents; you can send a barrage of bullets towards my chest but you can never penetrate the Kevlar.  My situation brought to light the importance of living life in the moment, rather than worrying about the past and future.  Life is too short to dwell on the past, that is only fighting something you cannot change or control.

Happiness through meaning is the ultimate goal and negative thinking and action will only be your downfall.  The best choice is to focus on all the great things about life and lead a meaningful life that helps the world someway.  At the same time, you have to take the time to take a step back to observe the world around you.  It is important to forget about money and the troubles of the world, to relax, laugh and enjoy yourself.

I really enjoy making people laugh, playing jokes on people, and getting crazy reactions.  The beauty of laughter through comedy is that it focuses on finding the positive in all life’s events by bringing out the humor in it.  It makes life much more enjoyable and it brings people together.

I always keep my head up and laugh off the difficulties in life and focus on the positive, humorous things in life.  When life throws me curve balls, I laugh it off, and hit a home run outta’ the park.

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