Give

Give- (verb) freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone); hand over to.

It does not matter if you have a lot or a little. Whatever you have, hand it over. So many of us are walking around with the answer to another person’s question, problem, situation etc. We have words of encouragement that can bring joy; shine some light on a person’s situation or just brighten their day. We hold onto it and keep it to ourselves. Why we do this? Well to be continued………. As for now give, don’t withhold good from no one. Hand it over.

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Love

What is love?

Is it real?

Is it a person, place or thing?

Is it healing?

Is it feeling?

Or

Is it a mental part of life that we have yet to gain?

What is love?

Is it truth?

Is it just words?

Is it proof?

Or

Is it an missing attribute so we won’t feel blue?

What is love?

Do anyone have a clue?

For if you do, help us.

because

In this world we need help being guided to the truth.

Keyshaun Collins

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Common

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Every last one of us in this world. So that’s about carry the 1 add the 2 subtract 8, divide by 9, square root, okay so 7,632,819,325 is going through something on this earth. Now, whether we are the blame for it or not is up for discussion. All of us are searching for an answer to our problems. Instead of that answer we hear what we did wrong, why it is wrong, what we could have done better, why that particular situation should have never occurred. Just a never-ending cycle of reliving the past, right?

Maybe we keep reliving the past because the person telling us our faults does not have a clear understanding of what went wrong and why we are going through these situations. So they have a free pass to beat us over the head figuratively with constant reminders until they figure out an answer to our problems.

Maybe we keep reliving the past because we feel that we were dealt a bad hand in life.

Maybe we keep reliving the past because we tell ourselves that “I’m one of those people that have to test the waters, because that is the only way that I will know if it’s deep or shallow.”

The reason for all of us reliving the past is because we do not want a solution. In this solution we gain knowledge, understanding and accountability. This is what separates us from one another. You have some willing to gain that wisdom. While others embrace the same daily cycle. As people we cringe at the sight or sound of a solution, because it is easier for us to reject change. It is easier for us to reject growth. It is easier for us to keep lying to ourselves saying that everything is alright when it really isn’t. It is easier for us to continue embracing bondage in our lives, because for some of us being tangled and snared by our own issues, is all we know. It is easier for us to reject help. A help that is a teacher, a guide preparing us to overcome areas in our life that we are not equipped to handle.

However, we the lie is that it is not hard to change. It does not take everything with you to want better. It takes more strength to pretend that you have overcome something that really has taken charge over you. All of us can fool one another. We can pretend like everything is alright. We can hide behind our mask and say “I’m good,” “everything’s alright.” When we go home and are to ourselves those same thoughts haunt us. It mimics us as we say “How did I get here?” “I didn’t expect to go this far.”

We keep being in this same cycle because we all live by this model, “I am the captain of my life. I am the protector of my soul. I control my destiny.” How are we in charge of life. How are we the captain and protector. When we can’t add one cubit unto our stature. God is in control and I’m so glad that he sits high and looks low. When we’re in trouble we can shout “Jesus” because he’s our help. The situations that we are all battling with may seem big but it’s not. We may have situations in our life that seem everlasting, and it is not. No matter what we are going through nothing is impossible for God. Our situations God is bigger than. He’s more potent and powerful than any situation we can face. We just have to call on him and stop trying to be the captain of a sea that’s getting the best of us. So on today who is your captain? Who is your protector? Who has the control?

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Constant

Non-stop insecurities,

Never ending doubt,

Continuous negativity,

Can plunge people into a persistent drought.

-Keyshaun Collins

Looking up the word constant in google, the sentence use of the word seem more commonly used in a negative way. As God’s people he has given all of us the power to speak positivity over our situations and stand firm in him knowing that it shall come to pass (Psalms 91:13; Ephesians 6:16, 1 John 4:5). So for anyone who has or is hanging onto continuous insecurities, doubt, or just negativity. You can overcome this and all things are impossible with God (Matthew 19:26).

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Compromise

Not seeing eye to eye 

Arguing day and night

Can’t remember us laughing

Fully focused on whose wrong and right

But remember that night

we laughed and talked, for long hours of the night

We agreed that neither one wants to continue to fight

because

The problem is that we don’t understand each other

Nor the process that be

At last, FINALLY

A moment of concession, we’re both relieved

Now let’s get back focused

And focus on we

-Keyshaun Collins

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viaDaily Prompt: Compromise

Compromise

Not seeing eye to eye 

Arguing day and night

Can’t remember us laughing

Fully focused on whose wrong and right

But remember that night

we laughed and talked, for long hours of the night

We agreed that neither one wants to continue to fight

because

The problem is that we don’t understand each other

Nor the process that be

At last, FINALLY

A moment of concession, we’re both relieved

Now let’s get back focused

And focus on we

-Keyshaun Collins

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Courage

Courage
You don’t know my story
You don’t know my pain
You can’t possibly understand all that I been through
All the opposition that I had to face
Countless nights of crying and suffering
Worrying, questioning, when will this all be over?
Telling myself that it’s just a dream, when it’s my reality
You look at me like this prefect being
My life through the eyes of you look untouched;
no blemish
Look closely and you will see the boldness that I had;
remaining brave when situations in my life warrant me to quit, give up and just die
The confidence in keeping the faith in difficult times
Having the foresight to see the end while I am still searching for my beginning.
You don’t know my story
You don’t know my pain
Through the eyes of you all you see is what I have gained
but make no mistake about it
What I have gained is minor compared to what remains.
The boldness and confidence to preserver through tough times and not be afraid;
that my situation can change and my life won’t remain the same.

–Keyshaun Collins

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Side note this post is not about me. I wrote what I thought courage would sound like. Well lets talk what are some of your interpretations of Courage or have you been through things that you had to show courage in to preserver.

First Step

I can’t believe that Im doing this. Well yes I can. I want a better life. I want all that I can imagine and dream of. I want to finally answer that voice inside of me screaming to do more. I’m better than any nine to five job. What I bring to the table can’t be timed. How far I can see can’t be limited. I’m a goal oriented guy, but I’m goal oriented in the wrong field of work. I mean sure what I bring to the table gets renewed every four years and the sight that I have is to foresee a mile to a mile in a half ahead of me during operations. However, that’s not the vision for me that I see.

You see this is a huge step for me. I am a introverted guy with great capabilities. It just took me a long time to accept who I am and move past who I aimed to be. I aimed to be a jock, that can handle the rock and perceive being a intelligent young man as a waste. I seen early on as a young kid that the world around me invested money, time and attention to those that could entertain. I soon found out that I could jump high and run fast. So I felt that I had a gift to be an athlete. Why I focused so much on being an athlete? Well when I was a little kid I was told things like you’re so weird. You’re dumb. You’re stupid. You’re never going to amount to anything. You’re not good at anything. You’re a follower, not a leader. You’re the black race last resort. You’re flamboyant. You’re just like your dad he was nothing and you’re not going to be anything as well. So I decided to spend majority of my youth being closed, quiet and off to myself. I soon began to lower myself by doing things that would appeal to the very one’s attacking my character so they could accept me. I have certain ones in my life that could see through the hurt and pain of feeling inadequate. They would tell me keyshaun you are very smart and you have something that God wants to use. I would reply to them saying “I’m not smart, I am average.” It wasn’t the same. It wasn’t enough for me to hear positive things about me. The negative out weighed the positive. So I kept doing enough just to get by but I didn’t realize that seconds turned into minutes. Minutes turned into hours. Hours turned into days. Days turned into months. Months turned into years and I were slowly becoming the very thing that I labeled myself as. Average.

But I am proud to say that I did not allow myself to become average. I’m now twenty five years old and graduated May 2017 from NIU with my bachelors of science degree in psychology. No, I will not pursue a master’s degree or a Ph.d. I have my sights set on something much greater than that. However, the things that I experienced in twenty five years have set in motion for me the opportunity to share what I been through and the knowledge on how to overcome.

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About Me

Wassup world. I am Keyshaun Jamel Collins and what can I say about myself. First thing is that I never thought that I would be sharing my life, thoughts, experiences, ideas, and dreams aka my business with the world. I’m simply an introverted guy who views the world differently but prefers to keep to myself. I graduated from college nine months ago with my Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. That’s a big accomplishment for me. Yet, that’s not about me. I am a Chicago native born and raised to a black dad and mom who are still married till this day. That don’t describe me. I got a Puerto Rican and Mexican fiancée; my guy friends I had to break free from them because they were jealous. Couldn’t understand how I had the tools to get that one girl, while they stepped up to the plate swung and missed. That’s not about me. Went outside day after day practicing on what started as a dream in hopes of one day becoming a reality. I did not have the mental strength to let this curricular activity go, so I could realize that this was meant to be metaphor to teach me life and prepare me for my true gift. Now that’s me. I am a firm believer in to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48). My goal is to give back, it is very easy to receive so much in life, but the real reward is to give back that knowledge so you can help the next fellow man under you struggling in whatever his/her situation may be. Through this website I have an opportunity to inspire, encourage and motivate. Paint a picture with my words while telling a story about my struggles, hard aches and pains; also the down falls and faults that I bare witness to everyday while I interact with numerous people everyday. How am I able to achieve this, simple I know myself. I know my self worth as a man because I envision it, claim it, speak it and walk in my authority confidently because I understand it. Like my dad and mom always say “If you don’t stand for something than you’ll fall for anything. Now that’s me.