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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Do not let past mistakes determine your future success.  Mistakes are a big part of finding out who you really are and what you can actually do that will make a huge difference not only in your life, but in someone else’s life as well.  It took me years to accept the fact when people criticize me, they are actually doing me a huge favor.  Criticism motivates me to put my best foot forward.  I get the last laugh by not giving up.

This Concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.

Truth Be Told

October 19, 2012

Truth Be Told:

Why is it that folk are afraid to talk about sex around Christians?  Truth Be Told, I have two boys, so I had sex at least twice.

Truth Be Told:

Why is the younger generation so caught up on what other’s think and say about them?

The only ONE you should be concerned about is GOD.  Do not let your peers put fear in you.  Hold your head up high and go on about your business.

Truth Be Told:

What is this cyber bullying about?

Listen, sticks and stones may break your bones, but do not let words get to you so much that you are willing to take your life.  It is not worth it.  You are better than that…you are someone special…you are a child of GOD’s and HE cares.  Revenge is HIS, hand it over to HIM, pray about the situation, and let HIM handle it.

Truth Be Told:

Young ladies, why are you always trying to impress your boyfriend?  If he doesn’t respect you for who you are without wanting something from you; then you are too good for him.  Keep it moving……

Truth Be Told:

Young men, why are you tripping because you cannot find a job despite your many attempts?

Listen, you are not alone.  I know you want to be “the man”, but don’t do anything silly by trying to make “quick” money.  There is nothing “quick” about it.  Keep searching, keep praying, but NEVER give up on yourself.  It takes time, you will get there.

I want to give a shout out to all the young people out there that have not given way to the ways of this world.  I have a son, fresh out of college.  The school promised to help him find a job, family members said they would help him, but guess what; no one came through for him.

Here is what I told him, “Son, I may let you down, your friends, and family may let your down, but GOD will neither leave your nor forsake you.”

This concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.Image

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