The devil has one job, one mission. To keep you from your destiny. The devil likes to make you think that you aren’t going to make it. You have to believe you are who God made you to be. Don’t let the devil steal your destiny.
“You’re going to be sheer greatness because you’ve learned how to wake up.” I’ll never forget when John Walker told me that almost 40 years ago.
I was going through a rough period in my life. I had just been laid off and was on unemployment. At the time I signed up for Amway and my sponsor would call me at 5:30AM every morning. I had a bad attitude when he called, I was laid off and couldn’t see my future and it was 5:30AM! One day he called and said “I’m disappointed in you, when are you going to change your attitude? You wake up with a bad attitude, which pretty much explains why you’re having a lot of bad days. I hate that about you, you have so much potential.”
Now that cut me deep, I don’t like anybody – thinking I’m something but I’m acting like I’m not. So the next morning I flip the script. Watch what happens next. Here’s the reason how I became the AM morning radio personality. God turned me into the morning man. ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show.’
Perfection doesn’t exist, we all fall short in something. God takes you just the way you are. He took an old hoodlum dude like me and saved me. Now, I’m not that “washed white as snow version” of a Christian. I didn’t get that version. I just got rinsed off. When I got saved, I still had dirt on me. You can be an imperfect person and have a relationship with God. If you’re struggling and looking for a way out, talk to God.
Your track record of surviving bad days is 100%. You have survived every hater, every eviction, and firing. You’ve survived all the trouble you’ve been in. Now you need to protect yourself from negativity, block all the negative thoughts by starting your day with gratitude. Gratitude erases negativity!
Watch this Motivated and learn how to block negative thoughts and get your day going with gratitude.
As a child, every morning my mother would come into my room while I watched TV and tell me to “get out that box, you’re going to be late for school.”
I watched the Ed Sullivan Show and in my mind at 9 years old, I said I’m going to have The Steve Harvey Show. Ed Sullivan had show sponsors, so when I was 9 I had to get some too. ???????????? Guess who was my imaginary sponsors at 9 years old? ????????????
God has given me a life far beyond anything I ever dreamed about. Bishop TD Jakes’ sermons have always been powerful to me. TD Jakes once said, “I would hate to die and never do the thing I was born to do.” God let me do it here and again with the Steve Harvey Show. Today as I turn another page in this chapter of my life, I thank God for all he’s done for me.
Everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked God for. Through your trials, God toughens you along the way. I had to learn how to appreciate that.
Now that I am on the other side of my troubles I understand what those troubles were for. God has a path for you, don’t think you are the only one going through it.
There’s no elevator to the top! You have to take the stairs in life. Sometimes in order to get the life of convenience, you have to deal with being uncomfortable.
When you imagine things, it’s actually God showing you a preview of a coming attraction he has for you. The biggest dream killer is telling small minded people what’s in your imagination. Wondering why your friends or family shot down one of your best ideas? Because God gave it to you and not them.
The things that have been in your imagination… you have to start working on them. These are the gifts that God has for you.
Practically everything we use or purchase started out as an idea in someone’s imagination. Your cell phone, your car, etc. The things in your imagination aren’t there by chance. You have to act on them now.
I hope that you enjoy my new “Motivated +” series, I wanted to give you a little more than my regular #Motivated series. Leave me a comment and let me know how you are going to move on the gifts in your imagination.
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