Recently, I was asked this question:  Are you living your life to the fullest?

My initial response was, “I don’t know.”

You see, I haven’t given it much thought until recently.  I immediately came up with a list of the things I have such as:

  • shelter
  • A car
  • A part-time job (keeps the bill collectors off my back)
  • My mom
  • Siblings
  • Running water (one of the many things we take advantage of)
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Spouse
  • Kids
  • Etc.

Then I started thinking of the things I don’t have:

  • ?

You notice there is nothing listed.  I drew a complete blank.  That’s when it hit me.   I have more than some and less than most, but I am living…..it may not be completely to the fullest…..I’m breathing!  I have goals!  I am inspired!

Sometimes, we think we know what we want; GOD knows what we need.  What I have found out is; if HE wants you to move outside of your comfort zone, HE will stop at nothing to guide you according to HIS plan and purpose for your life.  When it is your time for prosperity…your season to shine…GOD will let you know in more ways than one.

You can never judge a person by his/her fancy car, nice home, career, or care free life style because you don’t know what he/she went through to get where they are today.  It reminds of the song by Mary – Mary, “The GOD in me.”  You don’t know how much they prayed, gave, or had to give up to live the lifestyle they are currently living.

When I see someone living their life to the fullest (or so it may seem), I say to myself, “If they can do it, so can I.”

It motivates and inspires me to keep travelling the straight and narrow path.  With a lot of obedience and hard work, we can all live life to the fullest!  But, you have to want it!

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I am going to start my day off with thanking God for waking me up this morning.  I have learned a lot by listening to God, reading the Bible, and praying.  For one, I have learned biblically to be slow to get angry, slow to speak, and quick to listen.  Now, you may think it doesn’t make sense, but in actuality, it does.  I used to shoot off at the mouth all the time…listening to words of other people.  It got me in a lot of trouble.  Now, I seriously think before I open up my mouth and I do not jump to conclusions anymore.  If I am told something negative about someone, I wait a day or so before I respond; whereas, in the past, I would assume the person throwing all the negative punches knew what he/she was talking about.  That landed me in the middle of a lot of, “He said, she said,” conflicts.

It is always best to let things settle down before giving an answer.  And can I tell you that your loved ones can be the worse non-truth tellers.  Your loved ones, the ones you do the most for end up hurting you more than anyone else.  I don’t know why this is….I do not know why we have to lie in order to hurt another person…why we get mad at one person and talk bad about the other person…knowing full well that sooner or later, the person you were talking ‘bad’ about is going to get back to him or her.  It doesn’t make sense to put people against one another with lies.

Another thing I have learned; I can’t make anyone love me, read the Bible, pray, or do any other Christian thing.  I cannot force anyone to do or say anything that is not in their hearts to do so.  On the other hand, I do not think a person should do things or say things, just to satisfy another person because it makes for a miserable life.  You should do and say things simply because you want to do and say them…because it comes from the heart.

One more thing; if you have a goal in mind…if you have been called to do it….if it is your God given gift…do not, I repeat DO NOT let someone talk you out of it.  Has it ever dawned on you that maybe, just maybe that person does not want you to succeed.  They can think of a thousand and one reasons why you shouldn’t
 go for your dream job, career change, new relationship, and home purchase….anything negative to keep you from doing better.  Oh yes, I am going there…some folks like to hold you back…they like hearing you complaining about what is wrong in your life and they don’t mind giving you suggestions.  It gives them something to talk about.

Well, I have one suggestion for you.  Learn who is holding you back and who wants you to succeed.

  • Who are your friends
  • Are your friends adding to your life or sucking the life out of you
  • Do you often get encouragement from family members and/or friends
  • Are you still stuck in the same situation you were years ago
  • Are you often going to the same people for advice; telling them everything that goes on behind closed doors.  STOP

When you tell everything that goes on behind closed doors, you are giving people permission to crash your life.

This Concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth

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My Learning Experience:

  1. Never take action right away – let it play out
  2. Never jump to conclusions
  3. Think before you speak
  4. Keep your mouth to yourself
  5. Do not believe what other people say
  6. Do not take offense easily
  7. Ignore all stupidity
  8. You only have control over yourself; no one else
  9. Do not be a chameleon (changeable person)
  10. Stand firm!

You see, the whole time, I have been listening to words of negativity against other people.  I have been lead to believe a lot of things, but in reality, I was told words to tickle my ear.  If it’s one thing that gets deep under my skin is when people promise not to do or to do and then renege.  All of a sudden they can see clearly now.  It doesn’t matter about the ones that got stepped on during this mumbo jumbo nonsense.  It doesn’t matter whose feelings were hurt in the process.  I now know that people will say and do whatever it takes to get to the thing or person they so desire to have or be with;especially the ones you hold near and dear to your heart.

A man will say, “I love you”, just for some nooky.

A woman will promise her man, “I’ll do anything”, just for money or some material artifact.

It all boils down to choices in life.  You will face some manipulative people in your life time, some family, some friends, co-workers, or significant other(s).  Learn how to decipher fiction from fact.

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The Needs of a Woman

December 26, 2012

A WOMAN NEEDS TO:

  • Love herself
  • Respect herself
  • Appreciate herself
  • Forgive herself
  • Trust herself
  • Take a good look at herself
  • Take care of herself

A WOMAN DESERVES TO BE:

  • Loved
  • Respected
  • Appreciated
  • Forgiven
  • Trusted
  • Told she is beautiful on her worse days
  • Taken care of

This Concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.

 

 

Live Life…

October 29, 2012

When I woke up this morning; as I do every morning, I give thanks to God for allowing me to see another day.  Some did not wake up this morning…they went to bed last night with a load of ideas and things to do today…things they put off yesterday was supposed to have been completed today or sometime this week.  God had other plans for them, HE called them late last night or early this morning.  

We often take things for granted.  We complain when we have to walk a longer distance than anticipated when in fact, some would give anything to get up and walk.  We complain when we have to come home and cook dinner after a long day at work; when some have lost their jobs and can barely make ends meet. We complain about cleaning our house; when some have lost their homes.  We complain about how misbehaved our children are; when some have lost their child/children.

I say those things in order to say this:  Please appreciate your loved ones….your job…your home (no matter how small or shabby).  We can make plans before we go to sleep, but may not wake up the next morning to see it through.  

Live life to the fullest as if it where your last day on earth.  Tell your spouse you love him/her.  Tell your kids you love them.  Call that sibling up that you haven’t spoke to in a while.  Make mends with your parents, grandparents, friends; etc.  

You know the saying, “Here today, gone tomorrow.”

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Persistence Pays Off!

July 9, 2012

It took twenty years to get to this point of approving a book cover for my romance novel because I had doubts and often listened to a bunch of negativity.  Once I set that all aside and concentrated on my goals , all of the negativity was replaced with positiveness.  I had big dreams, but was afraid to follow them because of that four letter word…yep, you guessed it…”fear”.  Fear of what?  Fear of what people will say…fear of failure…fear of success…fear, fear, fear…had stopped me dead in my tracks for twenty long years.  That’s a long time isn’t it?

Well, I am here to encourage you; you will never know how much of a success you could be if you don’t try.  People of all walks of life are going to criticize you.  The way I see it, if all people want to do is talk bad about me; then I must be doing something right in the eyes of GOD.  Jesus was criticized too…look where He sits…

In my book, I Am My Mother’s Daughter, Jocelyn faces criticism as well; it took a beating on her, but through it all, she was able to push through it with the help from loving friends.  You see, sometimes you got to stop hanging around folk that are bringing you down.  The only time you receive a visit, call, text, or e-mail is when they want something from you…switch up and settle down into GOD’s plan and purpose for your life.  Let HIM have HIS way with you.

Jocelyn is looking in the mirror; only the image she is seeing is not hers, but that of her moms smiling back at her.

 

This concludes Mimi Jenkins Moment of Truth.

Life over Death

June 24, 2012

We have all made choices…some wise…some not so wise… some we learn from…some we never learn from.  The point is; we made the decision to do or not to do.  But, it you don’t have any positive influences to guide you along the way, how will you be able to turn your crooked path into a straight one?

In my book titled, I AM MY MOTHER’S DAUGHTER, Jocelyn didn’t have  positive influences in her life.  She had a single dad who focused on building his law firm and a nanny who was…well, a nanny.  She chose death over life instead of the other way around; no guidance, no supervision, no one to say, “I love you.”

Now, don’t get me wrong, she had everything her dad’s money could buy, but she was “lost”.  So lost in fact, she started replacing God’s love with people…the wrong people who led her to do wrong things.

In order to find out if Jocelyn was able to straighten out her crooked path, you will have to buy my e-book. 🙂

Coming Soon!

This concludes Mimi Jenkins Moment of Truth.

May God always send blesses your way!

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