Sunday, February 19, 2006

I Choose to Praise God

I Choose to Praise God

This is the day that I can complain, or I could use it to give praises to God.
This is the day that I can complain about what I don’t have, or I could give praises to God
This is the day I can sit and talk about my brotha, or I could use it to give praises to God
This is the day I can allow negative energy to flow from me, or choose to praise God

However you choose to live your day, it’s up to you. But after all of the complaining and negative talk, what good would it profit?

Today I will choose to praise God. Will you choose to join me in giving God praise?

“Be blessed”

Saturday, February 18, 2006

What are you trying to create?

What are you trying to create?

Are you a gay man that’s trying to create a legacy on earth? Do you want to be remembered when you’re gone? You see what matters most will not be what others say about your life but what God says. Now being a gay man I myself in times past worried about what others would say or think about me when I’m gone. Now lets face it, everyone wants to be remembered in a positive way. I asked myself the questions, “What will my family say about my existence?” or “How many people will come to my funeral?” Now don’t get me wrong. All of these are question that we should ask ourselves. However, one of the things a lot of gay men fail to realize is that all achievements are eventually surpassed, records are broken, reputations fade, and tributes are forgotten. Once while in school, James Dobson’s goal was to become the school’s tennis champion. He was so proud of himself when his trophy was placed in the school’s trophy cabinet. Well, years later, someone mailed him that same trophy. They had found it in a trashcan when the school was remodeled. Jim said, “Given enough time, all your trophies will be trashed by someone else.”
You see, living to create an earthly legacy is a short sighted goal. We as gay men have all been guilty of such practices. What mattered most was what we were going to wear for the party. Or perhaps who we we’re going to hookup with after the club. “If I can just get that job I brown nosed so hard for.” Those are examples of what one would call a short sighted goal. In other words, I’ve got to get it while the getting is good. If I may say, a wiser use of time is to build an eternal legacy that will help people, and to make the world we live in a much better place. It’s a good thing to be remembered. But our main purpose for living wasn’t just to be remembered, but to prepare for eternity.
Yes, as gay men we can make a difference in the world we live in. Loving ourselves for who God made us is the beginning. In order to show love to someone else we have to first love ourselves. When we love ourselves it puts God’s love into action. We then begin to feel great about who we are. When we feel good about who and who’s we are, we past that same love onto others.
When was the last time you looked in the mirror and told yourself how much you love you? I want to encourage you everyday to have a love affair with yourself. When you do you will begin to see a change not only in your life, but in everyone’s life’s that come in contact with you.
Being gay isn’t a sin. Let me repeat that, being gay isn’t a sin. Sin is when we deny who we are and God’s love for us. Are you ready to begin building an eternal legacy? Are you ready to make your world a better place? If so, let it start within you. When you feel good about you, others will feel the same way too.