Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Change (Chapter 7)

Hello America,

I usually don't write on Sunday Mornings...

But I'm restless and I am over due on my posts, I went through some things late last week, I won't comment on as I am a victim of identity theft and because of my own bad decisions, now face many obstacles in the quest to live my life the way God intended me to...

But Dallas, I made it ;)

And by the Grace of the God, I am here because he was there.

I don't talk about faith much in the terms that many would consider religion.  To me, faith is a paradigm, a mindset, a frame of reference....  It is a way of life.  It is beyond choice for me now, it is much as a part of me, bigger I must admit than my love of family or my country...

It is the biggest part of me and the part I cannot control...

As this book comes to an end as it is just a transition book into the next year, the next four years...

I look back on how my faith is grown, my birthday is approaching soon and every year, I like to know that I've grown in some way, to become better than I was before.

For this year, it is has been in faith.  I trust God implicitly to the point that jumping off of cliffs, is the same as walking on a path because in either situation I know he is there.  And because I know he is there, whatever is going to happen is meant to happen and in his arms......

It will be allright.

But I am not here to preach, that is not my place.. For it is hard for some folks to understand that God was as just as much there for me when I was hustling and selling crack trying to simply survive as he is now working on my Presidential campaign.....

My point is that he is there...... always and when we as a nation, we as a people learn to understand that and incorporate that into our political mentality in particular, then you will understand why I can look President Obama in the eye and say let's fall.... off any cliff needed because the way this government is living cannot sustain...

Not b/c I know I can fly, but I know I serve a God that will either provide this nation a safe place to land or wings to fly......

A quick story and I'll let you go.......

I was talking to God about trying to get this Presidential campaign going, but he is blessing me with folks that know all of my faults and still say let's go, I'm overwhelmed because I do and I don't know what I am doing and the devil comes in...

And he gives me $500...

And God asks sternlY "Why is Lucifer giving you money, Tiffani?"

I say sheepishly  "I made a bet..."

God is angered because I have called every major sports championship on this blog and I'm not supposed to be doing that anymore...

"I didn't bet on a game...... I bet on a fact"  I continue slowly....

"And what would that be, Tiffani" as the devil smirks and walks out the room.......

"That Jason Kidd's back would be out by Thanksgiving......"

God is silent for awhile.......

"I didnt' make that bet out of anger..... I made that the comment and just got caught up, arguing with the devil.  Frustrated that he would ensure Deron wouldn't consider Dallas, led Dallas on, and made the Knicks pay money knowing he can't make a full season anymore...."  I say carefully.

"Part of getting older is acceptance of the truths in totality... The truth has never changed, but hopefully the ability to accept it and the ramifications of it does.."

God strokes his beard.........

and simply says.......

"If Jason hadn't had to learn his lesson, he would still be there.  But a young team...... full of promise more than they realize at this moment, now has #6 showing them the game with 5 fingers on his hand....... something that even Dirk can't question...... 

Jason is learning that no man masters time and age, and the Mavs are learning a work ethic from a man that was the soul if you will of one of the league's greatest legacies......"

"So before you write this morning....... put that in  your heart..... "

The point of that story is several for myself, D. Collison, the Mavericks, Speaker Boehner, President Obama and this nation...

It's not complicated..

No matter what "we" thank we are doing, God knows what he is.....

There is no way we can out maneuver his will...

I got reminded that everything that happens is for a reason and it's not a requirement that I understand , but it is that I respect.

For Mr. Collison, who feels that he didn't get a "Fair" shot...  Dear Sir, get over your ego,  you got something that Lebron will never have... mentorship from a man with more rings that Lebron, Carmelo, Dwight will ever have..... and who earned the respect of the league not b/c he was the most hyped player, not because of stats, but for something that hasn't been seen frankly seen Dan Marino, or Ray Lewis....

the way he approaches the game.

Although Marino and Lewis played for the same team...  In my mind, Fisher was a Laker and nothing else.....but he was cast out.  When the team who cut him lost to his new team last year...... when they said he was "holding" them back.....

His grace, his professionalism was so great that even arguably basketball's greatest player, and no Lebron, only rings matter not stats...  couldn't even look him in the eye......

My point Mr. Collison, there is greatness in Fisher's grace...... and that grace is the source of greatness of his game.....

How many young point guards for the man is 38, get to see a chance to learn from a coach and a player both known for bringing out the best in others?

My Dallas Daddies..  I won't even be here for a full season....

I hope that you all will learn the things as a team, that makes Fish, Marion and Dirk shine their rings from time to time.....  That the things that win a championship, don't make the highlight reel.

The time  you spend in practice, the time you spend in frustration and patience until you get it, the time you spend learning, the time you get the rebounds you need, the time  you spend protect the ball on your approach on to the paint (Kaman, I watch *smile)...

none of those things will beat Lebron's daily rotation on ESPN..

But they do get you where Fish, Marion and Dirk have already been......

The thing I want you all to take from Fish is that there is a greatness in grace......

There is a fearlessness in faith......

Have the audacity to do what you need to do on every single play and believe that you have the right, the opportunity to win every game, you step on the court with...

During the season, every player that suits up will be played...

This Dallas, we use all we got when we need to......

As far as Speaker Boehner and President Obama......

The people are accepting more and more the fact that we need to go off the cliff, and while Sean Hannity and others may panic..

We have endured four years, forty percent reduction of wealth, and we are fearless.......

You hear me? Mr. Speaker, Mr. President......

We are fearless in faith.........

We Fish,........

We great in grace.........

We ...

 "Love"


Paitent love, kind love, sweet love, kind love [repeat 4 times]

[Verse 1]
Love a word that comes and goes
but you all  don't understand we really love this country
love that means that this cliff and wealth has to go away
but we doing it so country will stay
Because its time for you all to face the truth 
that sacrifice is  part of love

Patient love, kind love, sweet love, kind love [repeat twice]

[Repeat verse 1]

[Bridge]
Yes it's some hard nights for all see
But in grace we know that God is for thee
We don't worry about polls no more B
Because its only we rely on to be there for us

We know the cliff takes away K Street
But we tired of your lies all we see
  is your Christmas lights on for your babies
  while we praising the house lights stayed on saying jesus

[Repeat Bridge]

What it really means
what it really means
what it really means
To love .............................................................

Patient patient guide
That's love
To love...........................
Patient patient guide
That's love 
 
Love (Vince Carter's Lullaby)
Written by Tiffani E. Mims (ASCAP Licensed)


Because we love this country, we are going to do what you can't Speaker Boehner.....

What you won't President Obama, Reid and Pelosi.

We are going to jump off this cliff fearless in faith, how we in Dallas in the Mavericks and hopefully the Cowboys do tonight...

And now we going to add a little Fish's twist to it......

being simply great in grace.....

The people see you Obama having a field day in Hawaii...

but I'm right there with them struggling to keep the lights on....

That's love.... baby.......

That's love.

Have a great game Both Dallas teams...

And Collison, ask Dirk, or Shawn, Or Mark or Rick the Ruler "Coach Carlisle"

they know I'm earnest...

Be fearless in faith Darren, be great in grace......

The starts will come.

Step off that cliff called your ego, while this nation steps off the cliff called fiscal bulls*** ;)

 

 
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