Morning Dates with Bishop Jakes


Over the years I have grown to believe that strengthening our foundation is a daily process. For me, building my foundation within myself starts with Bishop TD Jakes in the morning. I was not always a religious person. Growing up, my family attended church until my parents moved to Michigan to become entrepreneurs. Time was scarce, and priorities were out of order. Although we were a religious family, we were not in the pews on Sunday that often.

Everything that we do in life takes a little faith. You go to bed having faith that the sun will shine. You have faith that the train will not crash while you’re traveling. You have faith that a shower will make you feel clean. So, if we have faith and it’s a part of our being, then why are we so quick to lose it?

When we are in business, and we pitch ten people, and everyone is saying no, we are so quick to lose faith. When we cold call for our business and feel unsure about how to handle some of the questions we automatically lose a little faith.

If I were given a stack of hay and were told if I could find the pin, I would receive one million dollars. In the beginning, I would dive in, be excited and put in my best effort to find this pin. As time goes on and the task seems more tedious than I thought, I start to LOSE MY FAITH. Why do we do that?   

Here are three tips to KEEPING THE FAITH

Have a clear goal. Knowing where you’re going and what you have to get accomplished will keep your head clear and give you more confidence. How can you have faith if you have no clue what you’re doing?

Walk by faith and not by sight. Leap. You’re never going to know if it will work or if you like it until you TRY. What’s the worst thing that can happen? It doesn’t work, and you have to go back to the drawing board? GREAT! That’s why we are entrepreneurs! Have a little FAITH.

Every morning before you start your day, have a date with your inner self, your faith and someone or something that will uplift you or your spirit before you walk out into this big cruel world. I start my morning with motivational videos from Bishop T.D Jakes. His message speaks straight to my soul and right into my heart. His positive words stay with me throughout the day. When I’m feeling a little down during the day, I take myself back to my date with Bishop Jakes in the morning, and it melts all the worries away because his message restores my faith and I’m able to take a deep breath and continue.

So, my friends, you don’t have to see the whole staircase, but you do have to take the first step. Remember to be clear about your goals, so you know what your target is. The more clear your goals are, the more confidence you’ll have with your action steps. Walk by faith and stop doubting yourself; even if you fail, at least you tried and had faith in yourself. And lastly, fill your heart, soul, and mind with positive words whether it be the word of God or a word of encouragement. Having positive words that you could reflect on will help you bounce back from your negative thoughts faster. Have a little faith in yourself and leap. Don’t take life too seriously; no one is going to get out alive anyway!

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Mary Hang is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. Although she wears multiple hats as an entrepreneur, her biggest and most rewarding passion is impacting the youth through Young Entrepreneur Society.