It’s A Fact, I’m Built to Last

Tough, Phenomenal and Walkin’ in Class….It’s a Fact, I’m Built To Last

Romans 8:37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

By: T.S. Wilson – “Faith”

Yes, Yes, Yes…say it with me, “I’m Tough. I’m Phenomenal. I’m Walkin’ in Class. It’s a Fact, I’M BUILT TO LAST!!!” Now, say it again with zeal and passion: “I’m Tough. I’m Phenomenal. I’m Walkin’ in Class. It’s a Fact, I’M BUILT TO LAST!!!”  Yes; OK. You’re on to something here. This time say it with confidence, with boldness and with great power: “I’m Tough. I’m Phenomenal. I’m Walkin’ in Class. It’s a Fact, I’M BUILT TO LAST!!!” See there, you nailed it. You just decreed, declared and sealed your pursuit of “GREATER-NESS” on this journey called life.

So, do yourself and the universe a favor and take this very second to make a vow that you will speak this over your life from this moment on – I’m Tough. I’m Phenomenal. I’m Walking in Class. It’s a Fact, I’M BUILT TO LAST!!! If you have to speak it all throughout the day, while you’re praying for the healing of this land; while you’re in the shower; while you’re designing those creations for the International Runway Fashion Show, at your desk, in the car, in the grocery store, waiting at the bust stop, listening to your gospel music, finalizing those prosperous business plans, during that dreadful meeting; while you’re talking with the doctor about an unexpected diagnosis, studying for the Bar, MCAT or any exam, directing that “sold-out” Hollywood play, cooking dinner, helping the children with their homework, packing lunches; while you’re signing that multi-trillion dollar contract, doing laundry, working out, singing that gold platinum hit on the Music Awards, sitting at your mother’s/father’s or any loved ones home-going service, before you go to bed, in the midst of giving up, throwing in the towel, and literally about to walk away from it all – just speak it over life!!! I’m Tough. I’m Phenomenal. I’m Walking in Class. It’s a Fact, I’M BUILT TO LAST!!!

Many of us often wonder what it takes to be “Built to Last.” While it matters to know what it takes, it’s equally important to know what to do and how to proceed once you know. After all, I do know that the letter F comes after E; but if I don’t know what to do with it, then it is basically useless, right?

You see, the beauty of this declaration on this unique journey is that there is no perfect cookie cutter recipe. Some of us may use a little more oregano, a little less rosemary, only a pinch of sea salt instead of a teaspoon, a 1/3 cup of sun dried tomatoes versus 1/2 cup or 2 tablespoons of dried chili peppers instead of one tablespoon. While all these spices may be required for the recipe, the amounts can vary depending on your liking. The “Built to Last” mentality is rooted in good soil on prosperous grounds. How you cultivate, nurture, and water it determines the results; yet it’s all according to your liking. The most crucial element is the soil; which must consist of courage, determination, temperance, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, effective collaboration, strength, creativity, perseverance, opulence, confidence, purpose, will power, optimism, patience, vision, execution and prodigious faith. Then, when you water it, you should be sure to include an extra sprinkle of compassion, excellent listening and processing skills, humility, sweat and tears, long nights, joy and love.

Now, go here with me just for one brief moment. Growing up, there was a classic breakfast sandwich called the BLT; made of bacon, lettuce and tomato, typically on toasted wheat bread. I’m sure there are several variations of this sandwich today since many have substituted the pork with turkey or simply removed the meat and added extra veggies. Nevertheless, BLT is the focus; just switch the last two letters and you will see what I mean = “B…T…L”. Yes. BTL, Built To Last!!!

The “BLT” sandwich was considered the all-in-one, fortified breakfast meal to go; that could actually sustain you for the entire day. You must know that the “BTL” mentality is your on-the-go meal that sustains you every second of every day!!! It’s the all-in-one, nutritious mental meal with absolutely no health repercussions, no high cholesterol, no high blood pressure, no migraines, just high success; and the best part is that it’s loaded with a few key scriptures:

Romans 5:3  And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

James 1:2  My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

1 John 4:4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Psalm 118:22  The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

Psalm 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.   

“Built To Last”… Yes! Yes! Yes!… You Are!!! And now that you know that you truly know what you thought you knew, you cannot do anything less than thrive, win, and walk in total victory.


By T.S. Wilson – “Faith”

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