I want to begin by telling everyone there that without all the hardships, craziness, and pain that life has dealt me I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Even the mistakes, the screw ups, and all the bad choices. They allowed me to grow into the man I am and into the relationship that I now have with God. I’m thankful for that. This time in your lives is full of opportunity, take advantage of it. These moments are helping to shape you into the person you’re each going to be and these steps are important parts of the process. Don’t give up. Think about your work ethic. Everything worth having in this world is earned through hard work. Success is not cheap and it never will be. Success will never lower its standards for anyone. To be a winner you can’t do what losers do. Winning and losing don’t mix. If you read about the people who’ve had an impact in this world you’ll see that they all have one thing in common…they did what no one else would. Or they took different routes than others that ended up leading them to success. They chose to set themselves apart and become leaders in some fashion. Anything is possible you guys, no matter what your past looks like. I know where I am now, but I know where I’m going. I can tell you that I will never come back to prison. 100% no ifs, ands, or buts. This life sucks and it’s not something to be proud of. Change is imperative. I choose to fight for my dreams. I choose to better myself. I choose to see myself not as a victim, but as someone who can still make a mark on life for the positive. God is with you always and Jesus is our Lord. Trust in Him and lean not on your own understanding. He will direct your path. Stay up this week ya’ll.