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The Caterpillar Talking

blue_caterpillar2This is the second blog on the series of “10 Major Hurdles We Need to Overcome to Have a Winner’s Mentality.”

I want you to visualize the alignment of your heart, your mind and your mouth. This is perhaps one of the most important actions that need to take place in an individual for either success or failure in life. Scripture tells us that as a man thinks (his mind) in his heart, so is he. King Solomon who had a worldwide reputation as the wisest man in the world said the following:

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” —Proverbs18:21

Notice what this verse doesn’t say. It does not say what happens to those who don’t love its fruit. But it is obvious that death, which is the opposite, will occur for those who don’t pay attention to what they say. We decide with our confession what we would like to have, life or death. I would advise you to pay attention to the way you talk, because with your words you are building your future for good or for bad.

I can assure you that if someone would have come alongside the caterpillar as he ranted about not being able to do anything other than being destined to eat green leaves for the rest of his life, and read to him King Solomon’s statement; he would have taken it into consideration and perhaps changed his confession. People perish for lack of knowledge.

Like the caterpillar there are thousands upon thousands of people who daily struggle in the streets of life, not knowing where they are heading, not because they don’t want to know—but rather because they don’t know any better. I have faith in you. I may never know your name, nationality or social status. If and when you read this blog, it causes a bulb to light up in your mind and bring enough clarity to make you realize that the way you talk to yourself can make a difference in your life; then my objective has hit its mark dead-center.

Reject the caterpillar talking that makes you confess, “You are a failure”. Reject the negative talk that says, “You can’t do anything right”. Reject the pessimistic talk that says, “You are destined to die sick, poor and ignored by the world”. I care for you; more than that, Father God loves you and wants you to influence your world with your gifts and talents. Be bold, be strong and begin to change the way you talk, so that your world can change and you may change the world of others. Confess with me; “I was Born to Win!!!”

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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Mentoring Winners

 

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The Caterpillar Thinking

blue_caterpillar_face_by_SutherlandArt copyThere is a process in life that always precedes real change. It is literally a metamorphosis or “change of form.” It is very similar to the one that the caterpillar goes through while in the cocoon before it changes or transforms into a butterfly. I call the first step in this process the: “Caterpillar Thinking.”

What is the “Caterpillar thinking?” It goes like this: When the caterpillar is hanging around the branches of a tree and munching on leaves, it looks up and sees a butterfly flying over him. He sees it and says, “Oh my, what I wouldn’t give just to be like her. She has freedom. She can go anywhere she likes. She is beautiful, has wonderful colors and can actually eat from anything. Not at all like me. I have to be condemned to live on these branches, eat from these green leaves on a daily basis and worst of all I am restricted to forever live on this old tree. “

This is the mindset of a caterpillar that doesn’t realize hit is a butterfly in the making! As I write this article, the quote from the late Myles Monroe comes to my mind. He wrote: “I believe the greatest tragedy in life is not death. The greatest tragedy in life is life without a purpose.”

This caterpillar does not know his purpose in life and his thinking reflects it clearly. Today many walk around not knowing the reason why they exist. They like a caterpillar are caught in the web of limitations imposed by the ignorance of not knowing they are God’s purposeful creation. They are free, capable of doing great exploits and displaying their own beautiful God-given colors just as Father-God has designed and created them to be. Yet, they do not know it. They have failed to realize they are diamonds in the making. They are prisoners of their own “caterpillar mentality”.

My job as a mentor is to make sure you realize your true potential. To let you know all the power you need to become the person Father-God has created you to be is within you. It is not outside of you. It is not in the color of your skin or nationality. It is not in the hands of the government or in the hands of a selected group of people who dictate who is to succeed and who is not. You are created for greatness. You are created in the image of the Creator of all things. He has equipped you with the same ability everyone else has been created with. You are not at a disadvantage of anything. No one can dictate to you what you can or cannot do. You are a free individual capable of leaving your mark on this world.

Changing the way you think is the first step you need to become who you truly are. You are in the cocoon of life, ready to come out flying just like a butterfly. So be bold, be strong and make the decision to take the necessary first-step to possess the real you! Go for it…you can do it!

***Don’t miss my next “Mentoring Winners” blog on the series. “10 Major Hurdles We Need To Overcome To Have A Winner’s Mentality.” Next article: “The Caterpillar Talking” Coming Soon. 

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Mentoring Winners

 

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