A lot has transpired since my last blog. For one, my wife has been blessed with her radio podcast (Shop Talk Sway), on Tuesday’s at 6:00pm., (EST). The podcast is now on iHeart Radio, Tune-in Radio, SoundCloud, Spreaker, and Bold Brave Media. We thank the good Lord, for this opportunity. Secondly, she received a second opportunity as moderator with “Spomedians,” that airs on Facebook Live, on Wednesday’s, at 9:00 pm. The telecast focuses on recent sports stories infused with hilarious comedy. The show features two comedians (Comedian Fig and Mark Howard), who throughout the show disagree with each other. The hour-long broadcast features guests, as well as, highlights insightful analysis on various players, teams, along with team news.
I’m very proud of my wife’s accomplishments and hope it leads to bigger and better opportunities. She enjoys intermingling with other guests and wants to pursue future acting jobs. I’m hoping those who read this blog, will take the time to listen to her radio podcast; as well as, watch her as moderator for “Spomedians,” on Wednesday Nights, at 9:00pm., on Facebook Live.
On another note, it’s been a few years since I’ve written a couple of books, “Anthology of a Spiritual Mind,” and “Spiritual Reflections of a Poetic Mind.” During this period of my life, I wanted to share encouraging spiritual poems, for those who need it. I’m also hoping that people will buy these books at a nominal cost for themselves, or for others. Please check out my website: wrightpoems4u.com.
The impetus of writing spiritual poems was my desire to convey the message that whatever you’re going through in life, God’s there for you. We all go through trials and tribulations or may go through a tragic incident that can seriously impact us. What can we do? We either can shut down, or surround ourselves with people who provide love, comfort, and support. The best source of comfort in times of need is going straight to our heavenly Father. He’s there to listen, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We have a choice, either to trek out on our own and fail; or surrender to a loving, God, who’s omnipotent and omnipresent. Psalm 71:3, “Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.”
Through my earlier trials and tribulations, I realized that I had nowhere to go but to look up. Once I moved out of the way, I asked the Lord, for direction. My first course of action was to get rid of my pride. I also had to discard my old way of life, to forge a new direction with my Lord and Savior. How did I do it? Well, I had to begin a regimen of reading God’s Word. I had to identify and devote a specific time each day to read, meditate, and pray. I also chose a specific area of my home, that was a quiet place. I chose my office, which I call my “war room.” On the walls of my office, is a myriad of certificates of achievement, plaques, graduate degrees, military commission, military service awards, and photos of yesteryear, displaying myself with high ranking bureaucrats. Although, it appeared I was successful, I was a failure for not totalling surrendering myself to God. Despite all of the kudos and personal achievements, I was still broken and empty. As I look over my life, I’m amazed and thankful, that despite my irregularities, God blessed and looked out for me. During this period of my life, I was hustling trying to move up the hierarchical ladder, by focusing all of my efforts on chasing the “big bucks.” Little did I realize that when I achieved the utlimate goal, I had nothing to show for it, e.g., family.
Today, my priorities have changed. As I grow older and evolve more into spiritual maturity, I realize those priorities don’t matter anymore. As some people say, “I’ve been there and done that!” Over the years, I’ve come to realize with successes, comes heartache, loneliness, and failure. I also realize that without God, in your plans, the road is rough, and the journey is long. I was virtually shackled in chains, and didn’t know it. I walked around thinking I was free; however, I was in bondage. I learned that trekking out in life without God, and making my own decisions created bigger problems that lead to bigger failures. Much of my failures and heartaches, led me to God. Oh, I’m not perfect and never will be; however, I rely upon his love, grace, and mercy each day.
One of the first books of the Bible, I read was Ecclesiastes. I remember reading, Chapter 3:1-8, “A time for everything.” This scriptural passage resonated with me, e.g., There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:9, “What do workers gain from their toll?” As I read the entire chapter, this resonated in my life. I realized that striving to achieve realistic goals is good. However, when one loses sight of God and doesn’t seek His infinite wisdom, life becomes meaningless, instead of meaningful. We all have a shelf life and purpose, while we’re here on Earth. It’s not about us, and it’ll never been about us! All of us have a mission and different talents. Utilizing those God given talents, starts with learning about the “good news” of Christ, and sharing the message with others.
Psalm 103:15-18, “The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.”