The Better Man.

To my Father Rev. George Adams Jr.

Never have I known a man who was willing to go without so that his family could receive more. To know your story and have watched you stand with courage on the promises of God as you preached His word to the multitudes, has given me great strength, Honor, and abiding gratification, to be recognized as your son! You have always told me we must “Be Ready” for God’s plan in our lives and I can’t thank you enough for preparing me in life, no matter what may come my way. You have and always will be the Man of God that our family will choose to follow. Without you, I wouldn’t know love, fame, or anything about what it means to Honor God with everything in my possession. As your Best Man, I promise to be all that God will allow me to be because you would expect nothing else, other than to give up who I am and continuously allow God to use me; not with complaints when things seem indurate and never giving up, but by following God willingly until the end! So I thank you, for teaching me more than i could’ve ever learned in a lifetime and may God continue to anoint you and take you higher in His love.

Love,

Your son.

Nightmare!

May 28, 2012. 8:19pm

“DON’T DO THIS! PLEASE! DON’T!”

Gun cocked. Safety off.

“NO!”

Pow!

Good riddance and Good night!

Seven years. I say to myself again Seven years! smh. How could I have held this back for so long, when every day since then life has been begging for me to let it go. I guess it’s true when they say “you don’t know how strong you are, until strong is what you must be!”

It’s strange you see, how that night really took so much from me. A Traumatizing experience and spiritual grandeur shattered. But what death took from me God has restored as each year has dawned anew. Giving me a new life, a new found purpose, and more than enough reason to fight until the end! So here it is, the moment I’ve been waiting for. You want to know my story, well the time is here!

On the night where I made a promise and recommitment to God at my home church, destruction came to end my life and stop me in my tracks. As a young man a mere age of eighteen, I was the first of many to lead those who are after God’s own heart. On this very same night I was faced with life and death itself, held hostage at gun point on my church grounds with nothing but Faith in my heart, mind, body and soul. Hands up!! I began to yell! “PLEASE DONT DO THIS! PLEASE PUT THE GUN DOWN! PLEASE LET MY FAMILY GO!” Standing there willing to give my life for my mother, my father, and my baby sister. Ready to pay the cost of all I had done while allowing God to use me.

Im unsure if it was the hate in this preachers eyes or the greed of wanting what I possessed that made him take my life. But He just stood there with no words to say, nothing but pure anger and determination to end my life. And for a while, I actually started to believe that I was dead, sleeping, resting in the great abyss, when actually God was fueling me for the distance I am now prepared to run!

They say the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy those who are of the Lord. But what is that really saying? Any of us can be of God, we can make things sound and feel right at any moment we see fit. But that’s not what they meant when they said “of the Most High.” What they meant is “it is He that made us and not we ourselves!” See I’ve come to realize that God finds you, when you want to be found. He creates you, when you want to be re-born. And He’s there with you, even after everyone else is gone.

So Let this be a message to put an end to gun violence and an end to the boy that you once knew! And as my Faith grows stronger, I will fight each day but most of all I will finish my race! God Bless and God’s speed!

There’s Life After this.

For some people, this period of waiting for God’s next move in our life can seem tough. It can be frustrating to the point that we fight the process of rebuilding ourselves, and not taking this time to focus on how we want to move forward, or how we may need to move forward going into our future. We’ve feared uncertainty and have become blinded by this state of confusion, because we don’t know which way to go.

While waiting for these unfound blessings, we’ve become complacent and have driven ourselves insane. We’ve neglected the time for God to mend relationships or strengthen us, rather than committing to prayer about what we feel and about where we want to be. We must remind ourselves that in this time of waiting, God is busy healing, preparing, and working out the issues of our current state. We cannot walk into this new season of Salvation without understanding the purpose for our waiting.

Take a moment to consider this. While you’ve been waiting for your new season, what exactly have you done? What have you been asking God to do? Have you thought about where you are now? Have you thought about the kind of life you want to have going forward? Have you prayed? And most importantly, what seeds have you sown?

1 Corin. 15: 36-38. “What you sow does not come to life until it dies. When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.”

You may have been looking at these moments of waiting as a problem. Rather than taking the time to reconnect with God, you’ve been focused on your fears, wants, and what you think you may need. You may have said “Lord, I’m not sure where I am right now and I have no clue as to where you’re leading me, but as long as you’re guiding me, I know everything will workout for my good!”

Can you see the difference here?

  • We see the problem we’re having with waiting on God, and it drives us to a place where we shouldn’t be.
  • Then on the other hand, we let God know we’re not actually sure of what’s going on, and we’re trusting in Him to see us through this.

Think about it.

  • Have you been sowing comfort, love, and peace, in knowing that God will take you to new heights beyond your belief?
  • Have you been sowing discord, anger, and calamity within yourself, because you’re afraid things might not turn out the way you want them to be?

See, we’re always in fear of what we don’t have control over, but that’s not really the problem here. The problem is that we feel we don’t have control over what God is doing, when in actuality we do. We have complete control over our actions, how we feel and what our beliefs are.

For example.

  • Are you frustrated because you feel unloved by the person you’re wanting?
  • Are you confused because you keep misunderstanding what unconditional love actually means?
  • Are you upset because you’re constantly running out of money to buy the things you want?
  • Do you feel helpless because no one is offering you an opportunity to take care of your family?

1 Corin. 15: 42-46. “The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in Power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”

Do you think if you consider yourself strong that God will make you stronger? or Do you actually believe that in your weakness God is making you weaker?

The situation is this; follow our uncertainties to where God will lead us or take matters into our own hands and be certain of nothing. The choice is yours. Whether you choose right or wrong, strength or weakness, there’s still life after this. The only question is, which life will you decide to live?