Monday, March 18, 2013

The cattle on a thousand hills. Are you a role model?

As I drive through the countryside, I glance to see several cows enjoying hay and grass. They are doing their routine activities without an apparent care in the world. They seem to be similar to a family. They display care and protection of the younger calves.  Parents are sent from God to carry out the same duties for their children. There are many different colors and sizes of cows to view; some are black, brown, and even off- white in color. Their sizes range from small to large. Some are close to the ground and others are not. These differences can be found in humans too. We can vary in color, size and shape because, we are unique and wonderfully made by God.  Families are treasures from God.

A person's character and integrity builds a foundation for his or her life. How we respond to a given situation is based on character, integrity, and experiences. Our belief and culture train our minds from childhood. Similar features and behaviors are passed throughout each generation. They can be positive or negative. Our upbringing can mold our lives. If the father likes sports, then he will introduce sports to his offspring. It's funny at times that we see the same traits in our children that we had when we were children.

Having a good role model is another treasure indeed because they are our example. Role models can be one to look up to and obtain knowledge that can be shared. And when there is a stumbling block our role model will give us assistance and guidance.  As we go forward in life, we will have others to encourage and support toward their destiny too. WOW! A role model is a priceless jewel.

We have to believe we can achieve our unique goals and dreams. We have to encourage ourselves sometimes. We have to be our own cheerleaders. Everyone has his or her own issues and trials in life. God is our refuge when we are faced with troubling times. Yes, we are our brother's keeper. Extend a helping hand to others.

Words of Wisdom from Mrs. Rosetta Sunday (my mother):  I call her words:

 Wisdom from Alabama

1)  Dream big and set short and long term goals.
2)  Write down the plan and envision the plan.
3) Go after the plan.

4) The open doors and closed doors are both learning tools of patience, maturing, appreciation, and knowledge. Open doors are part of a road map toward our destiny. Also closed doors are parts of the ultimate plan.

5) Achieving one milestone leads to another.

6) Having faith with the tenacity to be consistent in our walk with God.

7) All things -the good and bad works together for those who love God.

8) Walk it out and enjoy life! So be it.

 Yes, Yes, Yes, mother well said. I’m going forward in Jesus Name.