Motivation Monday – Don’t let mistakes define you

Happy Monday, YM Family! Here’s a video from Steve Harvey about not letting our mistakes define us:

“Whenever something has happened in my life, every time I was elevated to a new position, something seemingly tragic happens along the way. Not so much tragic, but let’s just say challenging. And people have so often times asked me, ‘How do you keep looking at the positive? Why do you think there is some upside to this? Weren’t you embarrassed? Didn’t you feel humiliation?’ Ok, I guess so. I guess there were moments of all of that.’

But I wasn’t raised to allow a mistake to determine my future or to erase all that I’ve done in my life [just] because you’ve made a mistake. And none of you should do that. None of you should allow a mistake to define the rest of your life. So what [if] you made a mistake? Get up and go again. Go again!”

“My father taught me to be a man. My mother, though, taught me an equal if not more valuable lesson. She was a Sunday school teacher. She taught me about faith. So listen to me: Don’t let anybody shake your faith. Because it was the only thing that got me through all of this!”

Motivation Monday: Be a blessing to someone today!

Be A Blessing

God has an assignment for you that nobody else can fulfill. God needs you. He needs your gifts, your smile, your love, your passion. You are a part of His divine plan. You have something to offer nobody else can offer. Nobody has your exact personality, your exact looks. There is something unique about you. Don’t wear that “average” label. If you think you’re average, then you’ll be average. If you think you’re ordinary, then you’ll live an ordinary, “get by life” and never do anything great.

The truth is, there is nothing ordinary about you. You have the fingerprints of God all over you. The Creator of the universe breathed His life into you. He crowned you with His favor. You have royal blood flowing through your veins. You have a destiny to fulfill, something greater than you’ve ever even imagined. Embrace His truth, embrace His love, and embrace the blessings He has in store for your future!