This week, I thought I would give you an inspirational message, to remind you that whatever it is you desire to do, the first thing you must do is believe it can be done.

It all begins with the thoughts you hold in your mind. Holding on to the past only stands in our way. I know because I did that, for years! Just know that you are more than a conqueror. Get ready for big changes to come your way. Once you begin to believe in yourself the way you should; be thankful for all you have, and then build on it.

Notice the little things, smell the roses, and think on how good the Lord has been to you. He has kept you! Continue to count on him when there is no one else to count on — you have everything you need. And, finally, use your imagination.

There are so many who say they have forgiven, but they are still holding on to the past. They have not let go of their issue fully; therefore, they are holding on to the past — and that, my friends, will only stand in their way.

Scripture tells us, “We are indeed, more than a conqueror!” The day you put these principles into action in your life, the sooner you will begin to see that you might as well get ready for ‘big’ changes to come your way. Be thankful for all you have right now, thought. You cannot move forward, wanting what somebody else has, and feeling bad about yourself, always thinking about what you do not have. It is now time to ‘walk by faith and not by sight,’

Place a picture of the future you wish to have, and hold on to that dream! Put your hands in God’s hand, and believe it can be done! All along the way, smell the roses, live each day as if it could be your last. Go to the beach with friends and family, take on leadership roles in your community, sorority or other nonprofit groups, especially your church. There is always plenty to do at church.

It is never too late to discover ourselves in a new way. Just because you have had some horrible tendencies since you were young doesn’t mean that it has to remain.

I love the Quincy Jones story so much that I’ll tell it again. Quincy’s mother was a schizophrenic, removed from the home when he was a young boy. He developed into the person he became while living with his father and grandmother. He always said, “Not one ounce of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me!”

This quote was his way of realizing who he really was. He believed that what someone else thought of him did not mean one thing — what he thought of himself was what really mattered.

The purpose of this article is to remind you to take control of your life, and believe whatever you want to do can be done. You came to this earth equipped with all that it takes to fulfill that dream that is in your heart.

What is it that has happened during the course of your life that has caused you not to believe you are able to get this thing done? Forget about that negativity, and be willing to go to a place you’ve never been before. Be willing to do something you’ve never done before. As Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Her radio show, “Think on These Things,” airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), aRadio One station. To reach Grant, go to her website,, email or call 240-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.

Lyndia Grant

A seasoned radio talk show host, national newspaper columnist, and major special events manager, Lyndia is a change agent. Those who experience hearing messages by this powerhouse speaker are changed forever!

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