The year 2020, called the year of clear vision, has helped every one of us see much clearer exactly who we are! While locked down for the past eight months, some have lost weight, and others have gained. This has been a time for us to make the best of our lives, making changes in our lifestyles, such as the foods we eat, losing weight, exercising, just working on our overall appearance.

However, this requires us to put our thought into action. What good is a positive thought if it goes into one side of our brain and out the other side?

Every building, every home, your computer, TV, cellphone, lights, cars, boats — everything around you began with a thought, someone’s idea! Build your life with positive thoughts, and understand that negative thoughts are not from God. Grow your thoughts, using the faith you have, based on your understanding.

Study something about yourself, observe when you feel excited about what you’re doing, and also notice when you absolutely hate what you must do. You won’t be able to skip everything you don’t like doing, but this is a measuring stick for you to figure out what you can turn into your major, definite purpose.

There is a story of a bamboo tree, he parable of the Chinese bamboo tree teaches us lessons about patience, faith, perseverance, growth and development and, importantly, human potential. Like any plant, to flourish, the Chinese bamboo tree requires nurturing — water, fertile soil, sunshine. In the first year, there are no visible signs of activity or development. In the second year, again, no growth above the soil. And the third and fourth, still no signs. Patience is tested and we begin to wonder if our efforts will ever be rewarded. Finally in the fifth year — voila! There is growth … and what growth it is! The Chinese bamboo tree grows 80 feet in just six weeks!

Those of you who become impatient and want things right now, and you simply don’t believe and trust that God is working underground, doing things you don’t even know about, you will miss out on tremendous blessings.

Thoughts you hold create your belief. Your actions create your results. Take a pen and paper and create your destiny. Build an image of the life you want. See yourself in that image. There will be some gaps, but do your very best to see the life you wish to live. That’s called walking by faith and not by sight. We must see, feel and believe that we can have whatever it is we are seeing in our thoughts.

The clearer your vision becomes, the more likely you will be able to make your dream come true. See every single step you must take. Just walk in the direction of your dream. Know why and what your purpose is.

You are more than your idea. Redefine what it is you want. Think from a believing point of view. Short-term decisions that have long-term effects do not have to shape your future. Overcome and achieve so much more!

For instance, Tawana Williams, who was born without arms, wrote a book called “Unarmed But Dangerous”! Look her up.

There are unlimited possibilities of things you can do to put yourself in the right state of mind. Fall in love with what you want to be, do or have. Become emotionally involved with what you want to happen.

It’s never too late to change your life. Ask yourself, where do I want to go from here? What is something I could do, should do, and if I would do this will make me get closer to my goal? What you focus on becomes the strongest, as long as you have the faith of a mustard seed.

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), a Radio One station. To reach Grant, visit her website,, email or call 240-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.

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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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