Eliminating Can't from Your Vocabulary

>> Sunday, May 23, 2010

For a little inspiration this afternoon, I decided to check out Brother Jesse Muhammad's page. Always a source of inspiration.

As his status message, he had the following quote from Minister Farrakhan:

"There is no such thing as 'can't' in the vocabulary of God"

It reminded me of something else I experienced last week. I was with a good brother of mine, Abdul-Hanif, and his son Hamza. I don't remember exactly what he was said, but Hamza told his father, "I can't." His father's response: "What did I tell you about that word?" He apologized. His father then said, "There's nothing you cannot do."

It reminded me of an ayat (verse) from the Holy Qu'ran. Surah 53 An-Najm (The Star), ayat 39. (53:39)
Man can have nothing but what he strives for and his striving will soon be seen

How often do we here people commit suicide with their own dreams? Too often, we place limits on ourselves.

As a child, I liked to be defiant. If someone told me I couldn't do it, I'd do it to prove them wrong. As I got older, I realized that I didn't accomplish what I could for their sake, but for the sake of myself and my offspring.

Looking up the word, "Can't," one definition I found was an "Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope." Another was "A thrust or motion that tilts something."

When you say you "can't" do something, you deviate from your own abilities. You thrust into motion a path towards failure. You are destined for greatness. Although society may be structured in a way that seeks to limit your contributions, or your God-given abilities, you must fulfill your destiny. As a reflection of G-d, you are great.

Be your greatest and eliminate the word "can't" from your vocabulary.

Yes, you can. "Accomplish what you will," Marcus Garvey taught us.



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