I am not a stranger to hunger and not knowing where the next meal is coming from. I grew up in a home in the island of Jamaica knowing what faith in God can do for one who is willing to take action by putting that faith to work.
One of my favorite bible stories is that of the life of Joseph. His rise to prominence was by no means an accident. Every action was deliberate in ensuring that the grace of God was seen in everything he did. During the lowest chapters of his life he didn’t turn to drugs, alcohol or to the leaders of the prison gangs for help instead he relied on his faith and sought out ways to serve others. If you can find a way to serve others and do it to the best of your ability God and man will reward you for it. That's one of the greatest lessons my mother taught me, not only by her words but through her actions.
My mother was right. I have used that simple lesson in my life transitions. From one who was laughed at and mocked due to his stuttering issues to someone who now delivers speeches to audiences around the world. My life experiences act as a testament to my faith in God and each day act as a guide in helping others achieving their goals.