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?

Be blessed and stay encouraged.


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.

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