Wow!! I’m even surprised as to why I would want to put up a new post after I just did so recently, and given my history of writing at least once a month I’m sure you could relate. But after this morning’s discussion with my dad I felt obliged to try and put up something. Before God said those words, “Let there be light”, He had my life already planned, so I’m certain he knew this moment would come when I sit and figure out what to write and how to execute it to perfection. Oh..Do not worry there God I won’t disappoint…not that this comes as a surprise to you, but I would still like to state it for the record …yes I know: everything I say would be held against me. From the beginning of time… NO WAIT!!… Waaay before there was something like time…CUT!!… TAKE THREE…ACTION Even before that moment we see in the first two verses of Genesis chapter 1, your plan was always to create mankind in your own image. So I say “What is the image of God?” Is it physical? Spiritual? Or just one of those deep things we’ll just have to wait to ask when we meet in Heaven? I’m thinking about it and none of my theories are really convincing…Then my dad speaks “We are all created in the image of God means once we are conceived on this earth we are a blessing and lack nothing we truly desire. It’s all about you the individual.” So I’m slowly accepting his analogy when he adds “Our only job is to worship God…yet all we do is demand from Him. Why ask what you already have.” Everything around me becomes a blur as we drive at about 80km. but I do not think it’s the speeding that makes everything ghost pass me, I guess my mind was racing almost as if to overtake the our car. What has happened to us so called Christians to think we could demand anything from God? Who do we think we are? Is this where we’ve reached as humans? My dad is saying something in the background; I can’t make out what he’s saying, I can only hear his voice all muffled up and I decide to tune him out. Not now dad I need to think. Why do I need to demand from God when all I need is to claim what is mine…why do some understand this and others don’t? If we were all created in God’s image how come some are successful and others not? God’s freedom is so underrated that sometimes I do not even consider it a gift. He’s given us the chance to shape our own destiny ourselves with the wise using Him as their foundation. Is it as easy as it sounds? Well let me use my brother’s favorite term: “it’s never that deep”. “All you have to do is worship Him and everything we desire follows suit. Why worry when you cannot tap the source of your worry? Why let worry dampen your spirit. Rihanna says “shine bright like a diamond”. Well I think that’s good enough but why shine bright like a diamond if there’s something brighter than a diamond? So after all the mercies God has bestowed on mankind, He sent His own son to come down on earth to not only pay for our sins but to teach us how to live life to our fullest. Yes I’m still in my thinking cap. Modernization has come up and eaten everything including Christianity, where we think all we need to do is fight for our blessings when in fact we are our blessings. Why cry when you can smile? Why worry when you can be thankful? Why complain when you could worship? Why demand from God what is with you? Why settle for good when you could be great? Why be king when you could be a god? DELAAAANYOOO!!!!……AAAH MAN that’s my dad taking me out of my trance. We’ve reached our destination.
Hey y’all! In my career I’ve met a lot of achievers, both famous and not so famous and I loved collecting their stories. One thing they all had in common was an absolute blind refusal to give up when the load became too heavy.
The ability to pick oneself off the ground…(yet again!) and dust off the seat of our pants is in all of us. If you are experiencing tough times this little series of stories is for you. For some folk, who seem to have been handed it all on a plate, their stories will surprise you!
WHO? : Truman Duncan
IS? : Survivor of horrific accident.
SAID? : ‘Life is good. Life goes on.’
On June 25th 2006 Truman Duncan was working as a railroad switchman in Cleburne Texas. He lost his footing, fell off a moving train and was left…
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