Well, here it is. It's 4:42 Eastern time and I am releasing my first blog post on my birthday. Today is very special beyond the normal "birthday" for me. I've always had a passion and love for writing but I stopped writing in high school. When you pray for something, you've got to be ready for the response from God. I've always known that I was born to be a leader and to never be AVERAGE. To be great one must overcome the word FEAR. Fear of vulnerability, failure, growth, and the unknown paths that self-discovery will take you. This blog will follow my growth through this FEARLESS way of life that God will help me walk through. From time to time you will see me post about my life as an educator, my experiences and opinions about the current state of education ,and my new podcast. This year I said that I will take everything that God said that I could have. If God called you to fill a certain area in the Body of Christ then you have to walk in it. I've revamped my name to add CEO. Yes, to see what is not yet visible with the human eye is an aspect of FAITH! We walk by FAITH and not by SIGHT. He wants you to have his best for you and he loves you just as much! Fear will have you holding back from your purpose. For none of us are perfect, but if we all reach out to others and share stories it will make all of our journeys much easier. You'd be surprised that most of the people that dislike you or don't understand you barely know themselves. I've connected with so many people this year that I would've never encountered unless we were in awkward situations that it's crazy. One thing that I know for sure is that all of us need God. Without him we are nothing. Most people are running through life trying to get a temporary fix on their hearts by temporary relationships. That was totally me at one point. You'll find yourself feeling as though you're going crazy trying to stay alive in a relationship that was never meant to be birthed in the first place. Beauty on the outside isn't what will get you far. It's beauty of the spirit. There is so much that God wants to do in many of our lives while we are still young and able to make moves that the elderly can't. Some people say "Oh I'll just play right now, I can get it right at 42." Wrong! When you're in the presence of God and aligned with his will he will place you right where you need to be. Yes, it's not an easy walk but it sure is worth it. You will have moments where you will want to say "God, why would you do this?".  The crazy thing about God is that we have to just fall into his arms and be filled with FAITH. There are so many of us that are called to do such great things. The only way to get there is to submit your plans to God and submit to his will. This is one of my very own steps to submitting to his will for my life. Thanks for all of the birthday love and most praises to the most high for the ability to be here another day to reach someone who hasn't heard of the good news just yet! JUST DO IT IN 2018!

Job 21:21-22“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. 22 Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.