Sunday, April 26, 2015

Confidence in the Process

  If at first you don't succeed dust yourself off and try again. You must never give up because anything worth having is worth fighting for. The problem with people is that we want everything instantly. No one wants to work for anything anymore they want everything handed to them. Even in relationships we want it easy and when it starts to get hard we jump ship. Nobody ever said life was going to be easy but i know God didn't bring me this far to leave me. Romans 5:3-4 says Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. James 1:12 says Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. You must persevere and always work hard. Greatness doesn't just happen you have to fight tooth and nail for it. People will see your failures and make you believe your goals aren't possible but you only fail when you give up. What if when Michael Jordan didn't make his school basketball team he quit playing basketball? What if when Einstein was labeled a dunce he quit thinking? Great people fail at things over and over again that process is what makes them great. You beat the odds every time you try again and it makes you hungry for success. You can do or be anything you put your mind to. Bill Gates didn't become a billionaire in a day and neither will you. Keeping fighting for what you believe in and you can make your dreams a reality.

  When you have confidence in your purpose you know what you are suppose to do in life and you trust in your ability to accomplish it. You have to first know who you are and realize your potential. You have to have confidence in yourself and confidence in God. Confidence is important in succeeding in anything. You can't let doubt diminish your confidence because that strengths your fear. We have to keep trying at things until we get them right. There is no reason why you can't be a millionaire, a singer, a chef, a boxer or anything you desire. Doubt and fear are holding you back from your true potential. Let go of the fear and doubt in your life to allow for better things to enter.

  Sometimes in life people put you down and try to make you believe you aren't good enough. We often let people put us in the less than category when we belong in the more than. I'm here to say you are somebody because God says you are. There is no need to prove your worth to others. You may not be as rich, as smart, or as tall, you may not have everything figured out but that doesn't make you any less of a person. Sometimes we are put at a disadvantage to make us stronger, to prepare us for what’s ahead. Isaiah 40:29 says “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” We have to stop trying to be someone that appeals to others who have no heaven or hell to put us in. Heaven isn't a hot nightclub where the cool people only get in; it’s a place for the humble, the meek and the righteous. People will keep you down if you let them, that’s why you have to be strong and know whom you are. Know that money, cars and clothes don't make the man, these things are just accessories meant to make us look good. There is more to life than looking like somebody, you should strive to be somebody so when all the worldly things fade away you will still shine. If you stand for something you will fall for anything. You are somebody if only you and God know it.

  We often allow ourselves to get fooled by people. You have enemies that are pretending to be your friends. People that act like they want you to succeed but they secretly hope you fail. People that continuously pump negative thoughts into your brain. You can’t let others people downfalls deter you, just because they cant do something doesn’t mean you cant. The truth is more than half the people you know are at their climax in life, not because of lack of ability but because of lack of confidence. These same people see the confidence in you and they are envious of it some may even be afraid of it. Psalms 118:6 says “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” The answer is nothing. Think of these people as bullies, when you stand up to a bully they usually back down some still want to fight but they can’t win. 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 says “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” If you want more you can have more but the first step is to believe in you and have confidence in the process.

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Psalm 139:13-18

13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

Proverbs 3:26

For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.   

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Codename: Bonnie and Clyde 2.4

Chapter 2
2.4 One of them: R.E.S.P.E.C.T

“What the hell was that?” Angelica asked as soon as they were in the safety of their car. “Are you trying to get us killed?” She asked furious. “He was testing me.” Daniel said. “Oh really was that what it was, because to me it looked like he was two seconds away from killing you and making your body unidentifiable.” Angelica stated. “It’s a guy thing he was pushing up on my woman and if I didn’t react I would look weak.” He said. Angelica took a long look at Daniel and burst into laughter. “I’m so glad I’m a woman because that shit is stupid.” She joked. “I looked cool though.” Daniel said with a sly grin on his face.

Back at the club Kimura sat in the V.I.P talking to his brother Akeno. “I like that Carter kid he has heart.” Akeno told him. “Are you sure its heart and not pride?” Kimura asked. “Maybe a little of both.” He answered. “Pride will get you killed.” Kimura said as he took a swallow of his drink. “Heart will get you caught.” He added.

It was the next morning. Daniel and Angelica sat outside the club waiting for someone to come and open the doors. They were tired and hung-over from the night before. Daniel had his head rested on the steering wheel while Angelica snored in the passenger seat. “Angelica!” he yelled. “What?” she asked startled. “You sound like a buzz saw, get up.” He said annoyed. “Are they here yet?” she asked yawning and stretching. “No.” he answered.

Daniel’s burner phone began to ring. “Its Kimura.” Daniel said. “Hello.” Daniel said as the answered the phone. “Change of plans you and Chanel meet me at my restaurant Kim’s.” Kimura said. “Okay we’re on our way.” Daniel replied. “What’s up?” Angelica asked. “Change of plans we’re going to Kim’s.” he told her.

When Daniel and Angelica arrived they were ushered to the back of the restaurant. Kimura, Akeno and five of Kimura’s men formed a circle around a man with a bag over his head. Daniel and Angelica looked at each other nervously. “What’s going on?” Daniel asked. “Well Carter this is the part of my business that I hate, I put my trust in my employees and they steal from me.” Kimura said. “It really hurts my feeling being lied to.” He added. “Carter, I want you to shoot Mr. Toshi in both his kneecaps.” Kimura said. “What?” Daniel asked shocked as he looked around the room waiting for the joke. “You heard me.” He said. “You want me to do it? Shoot him in both his kneecaps?” Daniel asked for conformation. “Yes, is that going to be a problem for you Mr. Smith?” Kimura asked. “Uh no, should I use my gun?” Daniel asked trying to buy some time. Kimura was watching Daniel as if he were studying him. Angelica wondered if maybe he was on to them. “Can I just shoot him in one kneecap?” Daniel asked as he pulled out his gun. Kimura just stared at Daniel not saying a word with an emotionless look on his face that was almost evil waiting for his order to be carried out. “Okay.” Daniel said as he shot the man in his kneecaps. “Good Mr. Smith.” Kimura said while the man screamed and cried in the background. “Go home I’ll see you tomorrow.” He told them then he left.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Rockcity Rapland 2.4

Chapter 2
2.4 The One: Collateral Damage

Angelo waited outside the mall for Alejandro to arrive. He already had alerted security, which were going through the security tapes. He paced back and forth dreading what would aspire between him and cousin. He knew that Alejandro was livid and somebody was going to have to pay and it would most likely be him.

Alejandro pulled up at the mall in the back seat of a black Rolls Royce. He jumped out of the car dressed in all black. A black dress shirt, black slacks and black dress shoes his entire outfit screamed mob boss. From his gold chain to his gold Rolex to his gold pinky ring and his gold-rimmed shades he looked like money. “What the hell happened!” he yelled. “She went into a store and then she just disappeared.” Angelo said. “Where were you?” Alejandro asked. “I was sitting on a bench right outside the store waiting on her.” He answered. Alejandro clenched his jaw and took a deep breath. “You were suppose to be watching her.” He said. Alejandro was just about to lose his temper when mall security approached him. “Mr. Bastinelli we found the girl she left with, that detective you sent over is trying to identify her right now.” The man said. “Okay take me to him.” Alejandro said calmly as he looked at Angelo like the conversation wasn’t over.

Alejandro and Angelo entered the small security room of the mall. There sat two security guards and a big man in a cheap suit. “I know who your girl left with.” The man in the cheap suit said. “A girl named Deon Waters they went to school together.” He added. “I got an address for her, do want me to handle this?” he asked. “No, detective Rossi me and my cousin will take it from here.” Alejandro said. “Okay, cool I’m gone then.” Detective Rossi said with a doughnut in his mouth as he left.  Alejandro was relieved and angry at the same time. “This will be the last time she leaves my sight.” He thought. He didn’t want to admit it but he was afraid to lose her but he didn’t know how to make her want to stay.

Camilla and Deon were sitting in Deon’s living room talking nervously. Deon’s parents were out of town so they were on their own. Not that her parents would have been any help from ruthless murders who were in bed with the police department anyway. “Deon I’m so scared Alejandro is crazy.” Camilla said. “I don’t know why he just didn’t kill me too, instead he’s holding me hostage and treating me like his girlfriend or something.” She added. Deon was just about to speak when they heard a loud banging on the door. “They found me.” Camilla whispered. “What are we going to do?” Deon asked. “Camilla!” Alejandro called from outside the front door. “Lets go out the back.” Camilla suggested. Deon and Camilla ran to the back door just as Alejandro kicked it in. Alejandro looked at Camilla with anger in his eyes then he took out a gun and shot Deon two times in the chest. “No!” Camilla screamed as she dropped to her knees and began to cry hysterically. “What happened?” Angelo asked as he ran in through the back door. He saw Deon’s lifelessly body lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood as Camilla knelt crying by her side. Angelo went to Camilla and held her. “Man did you have to kill her?” he asked Alejandro.

“You are a monster!” Camilla yelled. “She was my best friend.” She cried. Camilla saw Angelo’s gun hanging off his hip. She wanted to kill Alejandro he made her sick. She grabbed the gun and pointed it at Alejandro as she stood up while Angelo looked on in shock. “You wouldn’t dare.” Alejandro said as he stared her down. “Put the gun down.” He said as he began to walk towards her. Before Alejandro could take a second step Camilla shot him.

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