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Promote Progress (What's on Your Mind)
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Malik Glover
Jun 24, 2021
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Malik Glover
Jun 23, 2021
What’s up community I’m Malik Glover, Eric and Kara’s nephew and I just wanted to share with you all a little about myself and some of the PROGRESS I’ve made to get to where I am today. Ive been through it with drugs, alcohol, gang activity, jail, disappointing my support system, lack of motivation, depression..basically you name it I’ve either done it or been through it. One day, my uncle asked me to make a decision. I could either follow the Holy Spirit or I could turn back to the streets and possibly never be seen again as myself, my TRUE self. At that point I was tired of the pain I was experiencing as well as the pain I was causing those around me so I decided to follow the Holy Spirit..not that I knew what that was at the time. All I knew was that I wanted better. I wanted to finally be joyous, full of love, and most importantly filled with peace. So I did the hard thing and started dying to self. I started to turn away from the drugs, I still drink but Aunt Kara spoke on that lol, I left the streets where they were, I no longer deal with depression, but most importantly I know who I am in Christ and I credit it all to the fruits of the Spirit as defined in Galatians 5 which are: Showing affection to others (love) being enthusiastic about life (joy) being calm-natured (peace) the willingness to stick with things (patience) recognizing the suffering of others and taking the necessary actions to help (kindness) directing your energies wisely (self-control) being involved in loyal commitments (faithfulness) not forcing situations (gentleness) having the integrity that impacts things and people (goodness) Not saying I’m perfect and I don’t mess up, but I know what life is about and these 9 characteristics are LIFE. When Jesus went back to live with the Father He sent a Helper that dwells WITHIN us, and that Helper is the Holy Spirit. We each have Him within us because believe it or not the Holy Spirit is much so a person! It’s up to us to die to self so that He can live within us. But it’s a choice in DYING TO SELF EVERYDAY. DID I MENTION YOU HAVE TO DIE TO SELF EVERYDAY?!?!?! This community was built on the principle that we can all work together to achieve true prosperity as long as we are making progress everyday. So let’s make that decision to die to self and embrace this community FULL FORCE. And remember, YOU ARE PROGRESS!!!!!
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