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Ken Sadler II shared:
"How to Travel 18 Inches"

For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them – Acts 28:27 ESV

Everywhere the family and I go on vacation, we drive.  I don’t like to fly.  Some of the trips are longer than others so we may take 2 days to reach our destination.

I’ve grown accustomed to driving long distances for our vacations, and I enjoy driving, so it’s not a problem for me.  Despite the long distances we sometimes travel for our vacations, nothing compares to the long journey that took over 15 years to complete.

That journey consisted of 18 inches.

Doctors say that it is about 18 inches from your brain to your heart.  To some of you reading this, that doesn’t seem like a long way.  To others, it represents an enormous distance.

I fall in the second group.  For a long time, I was ashamed to admit it.  I hid the fact that I could not navigate that 18 inches.  Every time I attempted to travel those 18 inches between my head and my heart, I gave up.

The reason?  I was afraid.  I was terrified to give into my heart and do what God had wired me to do.  I used my brain to rationalize all the reasons why I couldn’t do what my heart knew I was designed to do.

There are those of you reading this that can identify with me.  You know in your heart what your purpose and passion are.  You know the things that provide you with that indescribable feeling of excitement.  Despite knowing all of that, your mind is able to convince you otherwise.

How was I able to overcome this?  First of all, let me state that it’s not easy.  It took me over 15 years to finally arrive at writing on a consistent basis.  I realized that the uncomfortable feeling I experienced daily would not go away until I listened to my heart.

Once that happened, everything changed.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t struggle with the negative thoughts.  I am better equipped to handle those situations because I’ve learned to listen to my heart.

You have the ability to do the same.

Take a look at the Book of Acts.  The children of Israel hearts had grown callused and hardened against the message of God.  Furthermore, their ears stopped hearing, and the eyes stopped seeing.  Men, that’s what happened to me.

Fortunately, our merciful God gave the children of Israel an opportunity.  If they would see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart, He would heal them.

My brothers and sisters, that’s what happened to me.  I started listening to my heart.  As a result, my thinking became clearer, and I was able to hear and see more effectively.

I was able to navigate the 18 inches between my head and my heart.  It took some time, but I did it and ​So can you!  The formula has been laid out for you.  The only thing that you need to do is to apply it.

Do it today!  Do it now!

Ken Sadler II is a father to three and an entrepreneur, blogger and self-published author. My motivation stems from me to properly utilize the talents that God gifted me with to serve the Kingdom and to be an example for my children to emulate. As a result, I have dedicated myself to serving others by making use of my God-given abilities. His book “Right In Front of You: Seeing God’s Presence In Everyday Life” is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and provides lessons learned from experiencing God in everyday living. In addition, he is a “Minopreneur” and helps fellow “Minopreneurs” in their journey. You can visit his website at www.minopreneur.com.

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Ken Sadler II is a father to three and an entrepreneur, blogger and self-published author. My motivation stems from me to properly utilize the talents that God gifted me with to serve the Kingdom and to be an example for my children to emulate. As a result, I have dedicated myself to serving others by making use of my God-given abilities. His book "Right In Front of You: Seeing God's Presence In Everyday Life" is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and provides lessons learned from experiencing God in everyday living. In addition, he is a "Minopreneur" and helps fellow "Minopreneurs" in their journey. You can visit his website at www.minopreneur.com.
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Ken Sadler II shared:
"He Will Guide You"

By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light so that they could travel by day or night.  Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people – Exodus 13:21-22 NIV

I was shopping at the grocery store the other day picking up items for dinner that night when I saw an interesting sight.  I observed this couple in the same aisle with me happily communicating with each other and having a really good time enjoying the shopping experience.  Upon closer observation, I noticed something different.  The husband was always a few steps in front of the wife and she would periodically place her hand upon his shoulder for guidance.  She was visually impaired and was dependent upon him to navigate through the aisle.  I stood back and marveled at how they operated together.  On several occasions, he would go ahead of her and pick up a few items and then come back to his position where she would be able to place her back on his shoulder and move forward.

Watching this scene unfold in the grocery store reminded me of how God guided the children of Israel through the wilderness using the pillar of cloud and fire.    The pillars were a constant reminder of His presence.  In addition, the pillar of cloud and fire served to protect them from the pursuing Egyptians.  God is still with us as a guiding force and a source of protection.  Unfortunately, many of us fail to utilize this guiding force that’s a constant presence in our lives.  Instead, we sometimes choose to go our own way, in the process creating unnecessary obstacles for us and our families that could have been avoided by following God and path that He’s illuminated for us.  As I’ve gotten older, I have come to realize that our Father is there ALL the time ready and waiting to guide you in this walk of life and serve as your protector.  However, there are still times when I am wont to leave that path that’s under the protection of God and go my own way.  The beautiful thing is that we serve an awesome God and during those times when I veer off course, I have the opportunity to look up and see the pillar of cloud and fire to get back on course.  You have that same opportunity to get back on the right path as well and the process begins with a simple request: asking our Lord to come into your life and being open to it.

Ken Sadler II is a father to three and an entrepreneur, blogger and self-published author.  My motivation stems from me to properly utilize the talents that God gifted me with to serve the Kingdom and to be an example for my children to emulate.  As a result,  I have dedicated myself to serving others by making use of my God-given abilities.    His book “Right In Front of You: Seeing God’s Presence In Everyday Life” is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and provides lessons learned from experiencing God in everyday living.  In addition, he is a “Minopreneur” and helps fellow “Minopreneurs” in their journey.  You can visit his website at www.minopreneur.com.

More about Ken Sadler II
Ken Sadler II is a father to three and an entrepreneur, blogger and self-published author. My motivation stems from me to properly utilize the talents that God gifted me with to serve the Kingdom and to be an example for my children to emulate. As a result, I have dedicated myself to serving others by making use of my God-given abilities. His book "Right In Front of You: Seeing God's Presence In Everyday Life" is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and provides lessons learned from experiencing God in everyday living. In addition, he is a "Minopreneur" and helps fellow "Minopreneurs" in their journey. You can visit his website at www.minopreneur.com.
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Ken Sadler II shared:
"Oh Boys and What Ifs"

Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear. It is punishment that makes a person fear, so love is not made perfect in the person who fears – 1 John 4:18 (NCV)

Our family was traveling over the weekend to go shopping, and we were behind a vehicle that had the license plate ‘H8 MY JOB’ (I hope that it doesn’t belong to anyone reading this).  After we laughed about it, we began a discussion about the originality of the license plate and what would cause a person to place it on their vehicle.  Did they really hate their job, or was the license plate a gag to start a conversation?  I then proceeded to ask the rest of the family what would they do if they hated their job?  The answers ranged from ‘you gotta do what you gotta do’ to I would quit right away and look for something else.   It was amazing to me to hear the responses from the members of our family, who ages range from 12 to (I’m not telling!).

After getting back home from shopping, I thought about how would I really answer that question of what would I do if I was doing something that I truly hated?  To answer that, all I had to do was reflect on my life. I have always been a person that would rather deal with the “Oh Boys’ of life as opposed to the ‘What Ifs’.  Let me explain what I mean by that statement.  I would rather try something and have to say Oh Boy, that didn’t work as planned as opposed to saying What If I would have tried this.  The What Ifs of life have always bothered me.  I think that was one of the primary reasons that I was motivated to leave my home state of South Carolina and live in other parts of the country for the experience.  My brothers and sisters, let me stop right here and state that I am not advocating throwing caution to the wind and chase after reckless dreams and goals.  My intent is to say that IF what you are doing or contemplating is in alignment with God’s will, then you do not have to be afraid to step out on faith, believe in yourself and go for it.  There is no reason, and I mean no reason, for you to have to “settle” for what it is you are doing if you feel that God has firmly placed a calling in your heart.

As today’s scripture states, where there is the love of God, fear is absent.  The presence of God’s love in a person drives out fear and produces boldness.  It was this boldness and absence of fear that made the early Christians successful in their mission to spread the Gospel to the other parts of the world.  Can you imagine how successful their efforts would have been if they weren’t bold?  The key to the success of their mission is the same key that we have in today’s modern times:  a relationship with God.  The early Christians relationship with God provided them with the fuel and energy needed to succeed despite the seemingly overwhelming odds.  Their love for God was what they needed to step out on faith and start on the road to accomplishing their God-given mission.  I pray that we all do the same.   Let’s start today with eliminating the What Ifs and embracing the Oh Boys.

More about Ken Sadler II
Ken Sadler II is a father to three and an entrepreneur, blogger and self-published author. My motivation stems from me to properly utilize the talents that God gifted me with to serve the Kingdom and to be an example for my children to emulate. As a result, I have dedicated myself to serving others by making use of my God-given abilities. His book "Right In Front of You: Seeing God's Presence In Everyday Life" is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and provides lessons learned from experiencing God in everyday living. In addition, he is a "Minopreneur" and helps fellow "Minopreneurs" in their journey. You can visit his website at www.minopreneur.com.
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