I’m no Preacher

I got a phone call yesterday from a friend. I was happy to hear from him since I haven’t spoken to him, personally, in probably a year. He was asking me about the site and some of my writings. I was happy about the conversation at first, until I realized he was judging me. It was quite funny. He asked me, “Are you trying to be a preacher or something?” I laughed and said, “I am far from a preacher.”

See this is the thing; I want to be a better individual on every level. I am no different from anyone else. I have my highs and lows. I have self doubt. Trust me; I know that the flesh is weak. I am no better than anyone. I fall short every day of my life. I sin in some form every day.

I struggle with music. My favorite song out right now is “No Worries” by Lil Wayne. I do not think people really listen to the words of that song; that is not something people should be glorifying. I love it though, as soon as it comes on the radio, I turn it up. I curse, maybe not as much as I use to, but I still do! Hey, I am trying to completely stop using the “N” word. If I don’t want people around me saying it, then I am not going to use it.

I am just like everyone else; learning that some of the things you grew up loving, believing was right is clearly not the way we should live our lives. Life is so beautiful. We have to be open minded. Read and meditate. Spend time learning things outside of your comfort zone.

People ask me “What are my goals?” I tell them, “To be better than I was the day before.” It is that simple for me. I am not trying to think about what happens 10-15 years from now; it is not promised to me. I am surely not at the place I thought I would be now 10 years ago. I am going to be great no matter what I am doing because I am a star. I really do not know exactly where I will be, that is up to God. Just watch it unfold.

Remember to Keep it GC,

Counselor Dave

8 thoughts on “I’m no Preacher

  1. I was reading through this article and I see that you mentioned that you “Still use the N word”. My apologies but when has it been acceptable to use the “N word”. I do not believe that it is acceptable to use the N word in any context. With that being said I am aware that many blacks make use of the word. I am White, but I took some courses in African American history through out my life span and to this day it baffles me that Blacks have not deleted this word out of their vocabulary. Never less, I am unaware of your race; but please do not subject your self to such barbaric language. Preacher or not.

    1. Thank you for the comment. I welcome the judgment. I want this type of reaction. It is never exceptable to use. The thing is you would never here me say the N word no one would unless you were one of my best friends. The point of the post was not the N word it was the fact that I am human and I make mistakes. I am trying to be better and live better so I have to hold myself accountable for my actions. Thank you for reading it!

  2. I really like this post. It is different. It shows a different side of you. I like these personal post. Keep it up. Sometimes we do put people on a pedal stool but you are human just like everyone else. This is a post where you show that. Thanks.

  3. I like that you expose your shortcomings, as we all suffer from them. Some of us don’t even realize which of our traits couls be flaws. Either way, I can appreciate that a person, such as ourself, who is trying to encourage people to WANT to better themselves, also let us kow that you are not without flaws… no matter what they are. Understand that the day we are perfect in nature is the day we make it home to our Eternal Father.. .so please keep doing what you’re doing!

  4. Whether good or bad, people are going to talk about you. Don’t worry about what others think, just continue to be yourself and do whatever is true to you.

  5. People be trying to put me down every day. I ain’t no saint but I’m trying. Word up, nice post. This site got some interesting articles, my Dude TX got me hip.

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