Let Go And….

 

Every once in a while, I’m reminded that the plan of my life is not mine, and that whenever I put my ego ahead of my faith, I get a spiritual spanking from “Daddy.”

I founded The Berlack Method, LLC, because I finally recognized that my ability to speak publicly and hold an audience is a gift from God.  We are all gifted by Him in one way or another, and our gifts are inextricably tied to our purpose.  After much prayer and a serious leap of faith (that’ll be another post), I realized that my purpose is to spread the message that each of us must explore, connect to and broadcast our physical and spiritual inner champion, which in turn allows us to understand our connections to one another.

I left my job “chasing paychecks” and developed my firm and my message, and took action, all the while having faith that God would remove all obstacles, and open all doors.  He would provide.  As Jesus reminded his disciples in Luke 12:29-32  – “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink.  Don’t worry about such things.  These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of god above all else, and He will give you everything you need.”

However, like the “child” of God that I am, I often need reminders of lessons I’ve already learned.  And He always provides those lessons!  Ever since I took my leap of faith and started spreading the message that He placed in me, God has erased every fear I had.   (Please see my post entitled “Faith > Fear”).  He has placed the RIGHT people in my life at EXACTLY the right time, He has opened doors (and windows!) I didn’t know were there, and He has moved MOUNTAINS from my path with the assistance of my little mustard seed of faith.  He has proven, over and over again…that if I just STAY OUT OF THE WAY, I will complete my mission, to His glory.

Yesterday, I grew a little frustrated that people were not responding to my posts as I thought they would.  I’m writing every day, reading, researching, praying, and finally pouring out the words on Champions’ Blog.  But I’m not seeing the fruits of my labor.  So my ego got hurt.  Like the rambunctious child of God I can be, I decided to take action on my own, and message people, get them to see the powerful words they were missing!  With great intentions, I created a huge message on a social networking site with almost 100 people, imploring them to “be inspired!”  But we all know what the road to hell is paved with….

Instead of causing a mass exodus of readers who would “see the light” and “be connected,” people were furious that their message boxes were filled with “Reply All” messages from people they didn’t know, and the whole thing became a huge brouhaha.  Hurt feelings, people defending this or attacking that.  I created a huge, unadulterated mess.  All because of my ego.  How humbling God’s lessons can be!

The good news: many people stood up for me, debating the “naysayers” and imploring me to continue my work.  They told me that I must continue being a positive and thought-provoking person.  Instead of inspiring them, I was the one humbled and inspired by the people I thought of as my audience.  Dr. Diva Verdun, a great friend and one whom I’ve come to recognize that God uses often to speak to me, reminded me that this isn’t about me, but about Spirit.  And that I’m positively impacting more people than I could know.  That I must be patient, stick to the work, and let God handle the ripening of the fruit….

And so I begin again.  At the beginning.  With a renewal of faith and a determination to do the work that will bear a fruit pleasing to God’s eye.  I start with this post.

 

I’m letting go…

 

…and letting God.


Ashé.

 

Amen.

2 Responses to "Let Go And…."

  • Eugena Holman says:

    DEAR BROTHER FRIEND NKOSI STEVE!

    First of all I am glad that I share the same feeling that you do about “Daddy”. That tells me your relationship with God is one of candor with complete love and complete trust. You know that the enemy doesn’t like it when we love and trust our Father so he tried to kill the great intentions and opportunity for inspiration. That nasty little beelzebub tried to blind you with frustration. While some of us were encouraged and enlightened by the exchange, that nasty little snot tried to change the big picture. This is not by accident. Daddy allowed this to happen so that you would be renewed, not by our participation, but by bringing you back to what your purpose is and why you were taking the leap of Faith in the first place. TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

    This post makes me grateful to God for having worked with you back in 1997 we only worked together for a short time and without any contact for more than a decade, we are here together again. A better forum for our immediate discussions is being created in the GROUP PAGE. My heart’s desire to finish what I have started in my own community is fueled by your Faith. TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

    “After much prayer and a serious leap of faith (that’ll be another post), I realized that my purpose is to spread the message that each of us must explore, connect to and broadcast our physical and spiritual inner champion, which in turn allows us to understand our connections to one another.”

    THIS IS STILL YOUR PURPOSE BROTHER! MY INNER CHAMPION WAS ASLEEP AND NOW THAT WOMAN IS RUNNING ALL OVER MY HEART TO GET INTO THE RACE WITH BROTHER STEVEN! I KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE THERE TO HELP ME CROSS THE FINISH LINE.

    “Hurt feelings, people defending this or attacking that. I created a huge, unadulterated mess. All because of my ego.”

    HONEY HUSH! Your ego was the enemy’s tool to tell you the lie you were not producing any fruit. Daddy used the lie so you would message us, and recognize we ARE encouraged and enlightened by the exchange. Furthermore you have encouraged connections between people that may have not otherwise met. This is what you needed to see, but that nasty little snot tried to change the big picture. This is not by accident. Daddy allowed this to happen so that you would be renewed, not by our participation, but by bringing you back to your original motivation in Luke 12:29-32.

    “With great intentions, I created a huge message on a social networking site with almost 100 people, imploring them to “be inspired!” The good news: many people stood up for me, debating the “naysayers” and imploring me to continue my work. They told me that I must continue being a positive and thought-provoking person.“

    I am excited to get connected with Dr. Diva, Lisha, Lisa, Verna, SaSa, Caprice, Kenda, Bonita, and Brother Craig in a Group forum. If people get annoyed with the message they will get it soon.

    MUCH LOVE NKOSI!

    • steveberlack says:

      Eugena,

      Thank you for such a thoughtful and inspiring message!! Once again, I’m humbled. I am so grateful for all of the people that God has placed in my life to keep me going! And I am ENCOURAGED that you are taking up the banner of presenting “the new ‘N’ word”: Nkosi!

      Much love, respect and blessings,

      – Steve

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