Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you; to ‘You’ The DGC Family. I am blessed beyond measure and totally humbled by your continued support throughout the years.
Thank you to our advertisers, I can’t start to name names of types of business because I will certainly miss partners and supporters therefore, thank you all, “you know who you are.”
Thank you to the thousands that received our eblasts, some of you since the debut of DGC, more than a decade ago. And thanks to the frequent visitors to DallasGospelConnection.com. Again, I am grateful and blessed by your faithfulness.
Thank you to my partners; Tiffany, Marvin, Kisha, T.J., Dillard and Chastaney, your stalwart support is a blessing.
On this fall evening, a God given, partly cloudy 68 degrees, one day before Thanksgiving Day 2019, I leaf through one of the three composition notebooks that I use to help me navigate through life. I am seeking a word, a phrase, a thought or a sentence that will capture my attention.
When I saw a page with definitions of the word Courageous -I knew instantly that God had directed me to see something that I needed to face, to confront and defeat and perhaps, to share with you.
The more I thought about why I had listed meanings of the word courage; the more I surmised that my lack of Courage had decimated my search of my North Star. I discovered that I lack the courage on my own, to claim my destiny and to combat my apparent fear of success and major recognition.
“When you find your North Star, you know where you’re headed. That alone feels good. Plus, your North Star is (presumably) wholesome and vital, so aiming toward it will bring more and more happiness and benefit to yourself and others.” According to psychologist and best-selling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Even though, I thought I was a free thinker, I was a prisoner of my past. I have been knowledgeable enough to identify the needed shifts but, not courageous enough to be the person to keep things in gear by fully embracing the art of changing.
The bravery required to maintain my quest for self-actualization and to command exponential growth in these four key areas; personal, professional, financial and spiritual, is an answered prayer. I have gained the understanding that when I grow everything and everyone around me grows.
So, my corporate Thanksgiving prayer for you and for me is that we have the courage to see God’s vision for us and that we are courageous enough to get out of God’s way.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
1.The ability to do something that frightens one.-strength in the face of pain or grief.
2.mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty- strength to resist opposition
3.The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Happy Thanksgiving and Have an Amazing Holiday Season!