TODAY I CELEBRATE THE BREAKING OF CHAINS OFF OF YOUR FUTURE!
LIFE IS HARD! LIFE IS PRESSURE. LIFE IS LIKE THE MAFIA family – THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH DEATH. LIFE WAS DESIGNED TO GROW US up AND MAKE US STRONG. The degree of strength or determination of how far one’s influence or success proceeds is not governed by wealth or poverty or how heavy or light one’s afflictions may be.
This is because LIFE IS SITUATIONAL. LIFE HAPPENS every day IN THE MOMENT. THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE MOST OF those MOMENTS that hit you strong and take your breath away are the ones who FIND THEMSELVES THE VICTORS at the end of the day.
Easier spoken than accomplished, I know of a surety. RELATIONSHIPS create chains. FAMILY creates chains. CAREERS AND GOALS CREATE CHAINS. What I mean by CHAINS here is that they CREATE BONDS THAT BIND US.
A person who falls for someone and then finds out their “someone” has emotional setbacks and violent outbursts will excuse the abuse because of the chain or bond that binds them. They believe they can help their partner or spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend. The fact that one beats the other is a minor issue. But HOW CAN YOU HELP them WHEN THEY KEEP HURTING YOU? At some point, SHOULDN’T the HURT CANCEL OUT the HELP? A doctor can’t perform surgery on a fighting patient!
TIME (investment) put into a relationship IS ALSO A TIE THAT BINDS. NO ONE WANTS TO ADMIT THEIR TIME, HEART, LOYALTY AND LOVE WERE WASTED. Let’s take a moment and memorialize this moment. Think back on the smiles wasted on people, kisses of passion and pleasure wasted, wasted walks on the beach and wasted hugs under street lights. Think back on wasted moments standing outside homes and car doors or sitting in cars and falling asleep on phones. Think about all of the times someone said they loved you and then went and married someone else. What about all the times you tried to explain yourself and begged (hell, pleaded!) for them to stop abusing the honor of having your love?
Oh, the ties that have silently bound us for so long! They have cut our hearts and pounded our brains with confusion and sadness. Our souls for so long have not rested in peace; they have wrestled with pieces – pieces of joy and happiness, pieces of laughter with a longing hope that a well-remembered, painful past will not rewind and repeat its tale of tragic woe.
But THIS IS a part of LIFE! People get along and then they don’t and then they fight to keep each other back from their success. Siblings don’t get along because of something a parent did or did not do. Families live lives of hating others because of issues that go back a generation ago! When will the mess end! When will BLAME AND BITTERNESS stop becoming the walls that continuously BLOCK US FROM SEEING THE GREATNESS IN EACH OTHER!
If you have experienced any of the sadness that I have taken time to detail, by now you are wondering how do WE CELEBRATE THE BREAKING OF chains OFF of OUR FUTURE.. the fact that the thought that I took that I TOOK the TIME TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOUR PAST WAS LIKE; the fact that I TOOK the TIME TO EXPLAIN A our place where YOU NO LONGER ARE AND I WILL NEVER VENTURE AGAIN. The absolute certainty that YOU ARE NOW SO MUCH BETTER THAN YOU USED TO BE AND SO FAR AWAY FROM WHERE YOU USED TO LIVE IN your MIND, in your VISION AND in your HEART…
THERE IS NO WAY YOUR FUTURE WILL MIRROR YOUR PRESENT OR EVEN YOUR PAST! YOU SURVIVED LIFE AND ALLOWED IT TO TEST YOU IN MANY WAYS. IT CREATED MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL STAMINA AND STRENGTH. YOU HAVE STAYING POWER. YOUR INNER REBELLION AGAINST SUBMIT TO LIFE AS IT WOULD DICTATE YOUR SURRENDER HAS GIVEN YOU RENEWED PURPOSE. YOUR MONEY WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE AS YOU DO.
YOUR CHILDREN WILL ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO REBOUND BECAUSE YOU DID IT. YOU ARE THE EVENT THAT JUST HAPPENED. YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES YOU TOUCH WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR ENTRANCE IN THEIR WORLD AND THE ALTERING OF THEIR HISTORY.
TODAY, ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING, I CELEBRATE THE BREAKING OF CHAINS OFF YOUR FUTURE! NOW GO BREAK THEM OFF OF OTHERS! WE’VE BROKEN A LOT OF CHAINS THIS WEEK! NEXT WEEK, WE SHIFT!