I wanted to wish each of you a very happy Thanksgiving and trust you get to enjoy this day with family and friends. Thank you for your continued support here on my blog. I pray the rest of your year is outstanding!
May God richly bless you,
The holidays are upon us and this is always a great time of celebration and enjoying family and friends. If you have been keeping up with things here on my blog you know we launched Nobody Is Born Average t-shirts and hoodies and it has been an AMAZING response. I’m thankful to everyone who has purchased and helped us get this message out – that EVERYONE has a purpose. In the next few weeks we will be launching a brand new YouTube channel with inspirational/motivational videos to help students, young adults and families recognize the reason they were created. You will want to check this out so stay tuned and sign up for updates to be notified when the season launches.
I wanted to let you know about a special holiday promotion we will be running over the next few weeks. If you order one of the Nobody Is Born Average pullover hoodies, you will receive my book “The HandBook: Five Forces To Form Your Future” for FREE! Plus a portion of the proceeds will go to help Colton Morgan, the son of Jeff and Sandra Morgan who is undergoing proton radiation therapy for a tumor that was partially extracted in September of this year. The costs are astronomical and we want to help in any way we can. If you want to know more of Colton’s story visit his gofundme page by CLICKING HERE! Every hoodie ordered in this special offer will see a portion of the proceeds going to help this need. Thank you so much!
Check out this offer below and remember: NOBODY IS BORN AVERAGE!!
Howdy everyone! Things have been insanely busy for the Sargent family and I have not had the chance to post to my blog in a few weeks. Hopefully things will get back to normal and I can get on to a regular schedule of blogging once again. I have definitely missed it!
Just a couple weeks ago I was contacted by a friend of mine, Jonathan McClintock who recently started a brand new podcast he calls “Life Is An Adventure.” He asked if I wouldn’t mind being interviewed for the podcast and of course I agreed. I have had the privilege of listening to a few of his episodes and he puts out a quality podcast so I was excited to be a part of it. Below is the link if you would like to listen to it. Also check out his blog he calls The Survivor’s Blog – excellent stuff!
To listen to “Life Is An Adventure Podcast” CLICK HERE!
Someone once told me – Life sure would be a lot easier if I didn’t have all these challenges to overcome! Of course I think we would all agree with that statement but the truth of the matter is, if there are no challenges then there are no changes.
Challenge brings change – PERIOD! There is no other way around it and though that often brings difficult and intense moments into our lives, it is necessary for growth. I for one, do not want to be a person who refuses to grow and although I may not like the way growth comes into my life, it is extremely necessary!
In fact I have learned 3 things when it comes to facing a challenge:
- I can refuse to face it
- I can complain and gripe about it or….
- I can embrace it and welcome it knowing it is bringing about something good in my life.
The key is attitude! If you know me, you know I am big on attitude. Attitude determines direction and direction is more important than speed! (TWEET THIS) It is all in your perception of the challenge that you are facing. I have been privileged to speak to hundreds of thousands of young people in my short 46 years of life and I tell them each time I get the opportunity – I could let the challenge of having one hand stop me and keep me sidelined from life or I can embrace it and allow it to push me higher and make me stronger.
It all starts with the attitude you possess about the challenge you face. See those challenges as opportunities instead of obstacles. Embrace them like you would embrace an old friend. Know that they are brought into your life to change you into what you were created to become.
That is all! Have a good day….
It is interesting that I am sitting in an airplane 34,000 feet above the ocean on our way to the city of Manila, Philippines and am able to be on wifi to post to my blog. We left early out of LAX this morning and will eventually get to our final destination. LONG FLIGHT! But as I peer out the window it is amazing the perspective I get being up this high of an altitude. Perspective is something often needed to readjust our direction in life. Sometimes we adhere to the old adage – We can’t see the forest for the trees! Life has the tendency to keep us pretty locked into our present surroundings and we often can’t see the bigger picture.
My wife and I, along with our dear friends Jeff & Brenda Mallory are making our way across the ocean to speak at a minister’s conference in the city of Manila. We are expecting great things and ask for your prayers as we spend a few days with some precious ministers and their wives who pastor churches all over the Manila metro area. This will be an intense few days and we need the strength and wisdom of God to bring a fresh word to our dear brothers and sisters overseas.
On my Facebook page I posted a video Jeff put together of the children of Smokey Mountain. You can view this video by going to my Facebook page or clicking on the link below. We will be spending some time ministering to the people/children of this massively populated area of Manila. I pray that God will use us to make a difference in lives we come in contact with this week. I want to say a great big thank you to The Point church for making this trip a possibility for my wife and I. I believe we will be forever changed by this experience and wish each of you could be with us. Your prayers and financial support have made this possible and only eternity will reveal the impact you have made by doing so.
Here is the video that tells a bit about one of the areas of ministry this week.