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Hold On Or Be Put On Hold.


I don’t know about you, but I always strive to live above and not under. I mean, not under the rocks in my life.

In every way possible, I will strive to stop or allow any painful stuff smash me down or hold me under for too long in my life.

However, I do not mean I have figured it all out, because I haven’t. But, like some of you wonderful people out there, I am learning how to use problems as a stepping stone.  Have faith and the belief will help you grow and progress in life. I believe if God is on our side, no experience in our lives, no matter how bad, has to go to waste.

Faith makes you buoyant and lift your spirits. Faith brings you healing and refreshment. And, last but not least, faith can move you from one place to another, be it financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually or in any other ways you can imagine.

Indeed, it is very easy to let our circumstances drag us down. But, why should we have to let our circumstances dictate our emotions, or allow our emotions define our day or the world?

Feeling hopeless doesn’t mean there is no hope at that moment. Our emotions are not the be-all and end-all. They don’t define reality. At times, they don’t even reflect reality. And sometimes, our emotions can be so out of touch with reality.

Sometimes in life our surroundings can be scary. Our circumstances can be murky and opaque. The tunnel can be dark. And we can’t see anything worth holding on. Be mindful, the darkest hour of the day is dawn. And sooner or later you will need your sunglasses. So circumstances can enrich our lives.

I believe the essence of life is not being perfect, impressing people or succeeding at everything we do. The essence of life is simply making mistakes and learning from it. Going through our failures so that we can continue improving and rising above the rocks of our lives. Hold on to your purpose and put passion into it. Then you will soon discover the more you hold on the less you will be put on hold …………………  it’s time to re-create and not stagnate, “Have A Dream.”



  1. Great advice….”hold on to your purpose and put passion into it.” Thanks.

  2. “The essence of life is to hold on to your purpose and put passion into it.”
    Blessings to you for passionately remembering your purpose, and in so doing, serving as an inspiration to others. CC

  3. This post is nothing but the Truth… The part about “The essence of life is simply making mistakes and learning from it” reminds me of Steve Jobs 2005 commencement speech given at Stanford. Everything happens for a reason.

    Good Post!

  4. Chappy says:

    You’re right. You should take the negative with the positive using the negative as a tool for knowledge. Faith will get you throught the tough times and you can learn from your mistakes for future successes.

  5. Wayne Augden says:

    Michael, this is another excellent post, and so true. Thank you for making the choice to be a blessing to the lives of others, and to me.

  6. Michael says:

    A very big “Thank You” for your voice.

  7. I like how you said that “our emotions don’t define our reality” because our emotions are just our reaction to it. How we react to our realities determines how we continue in it. We can rise above our emotions by acknowledging that they don’t change our reality but we can change how we react to it. Love the positive vibe in this blog.

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