This book is inspired by the daily struggles people face throughout life. The lessons provided in this informational and inspirational piece will encourage good habits while disposing bad ones. They will also offer a systematic approach to eliminating or smoothing out the rough edges that appear to cause blockages and other distractions hindering one’s success. Part one, Trinity of Life, explains the three most influential factors shaping one’s life: faith, family, and friends. Faith, family, and friends correlate to the brain, heart, and spine. Faith is like a brain because it affects one’s thought process and decision making. Family is like a spine because it provides the backbone support one may need to fall back on. Friendship is a like a heart because it pumps blood through the many vessels in life that keep one feeling youthful, fascinating, and fabulous!
Part two, Challenge of Change, gives a roadmap to success, while including the necessary changes one should make in order to build the foundation for success. Success can encompass many aspects of life, not just money. Success is simply a confirmation of order. Where there is no order, there is no success. Once one has made the appropriate adjustments to his or her attitude, career objectives, finances, acquaintances, and lifestyle; then success has been achieved. Consequently, the next time one says, “I’m good”, he or she will actually mean it.
In short, I'm a work of ART (Ability, Responsibility, & Tranquility). My goal is to Attract, Retain, and Teach an audience between the ages of 14 to about 50 and beyond the disciplines of life. I've been blessed with the gift of giving knowledge and creating peace within the souls of many who are starving for spiritual satisfaction. I'm no prophet, but I do believe that I am one of God's chosen spiritual leaders and sources of information on how to walk a straight path down a crooked road.
Chapter 1: Faith - Either You Have It or You Don't
It took me some time to dissect this word and interpret its meaning because my faith has been shaken up quite a few times in life. You cannot possibly decipher the reasoning behind some of the misfortunes that happen in your life, unless you have faith. But in order to acquire it, you must first understand the meaning of it. Having faith does not necessarily make life easier, but it does make it more manageable.
After meditating on the word faith, I determined that it is simply the acronym for Favor Arising Innately Through Him. I say this because I believe Christ finds favor in us through our belief in Him. In other words, you cannot buy faith off of a shelf at a store and use it when you think it will benefit you. Neither can you trade it in for a newer model. You cannot borrow it, bid on it, gamble for it, or write it off on your taxes to earn a deduction. It has to come naturally through Christ. You can try to manage it like you do your finances or balance it like you do your checkbook. However, you should not treat faith as if it is some sort of tangible device or commodity.