Don’t forget where you came from

Do you remember what it was like before you became all that and a bag of chips? I hope you’ll enjoy this short video and will go out of your way to share with your your family, friends, and colleagues.


I speak to hundreds of thousands of young adults, men, women, and couples annually on leadership, decision making, and relationships.  Sometimes life has a way of being the antidote to life itself. If you’d like more information on this topic or how to bring me in as a speaker for your next event, please  contact me.

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Egypt McKee

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Pants on the Ground

I encourage you to think about the influence of being just like everyone else. I hope you’ll enjoy this short video and will go out of your way to share with your your family, friends, and colleagues.


I speak to hundreds of thousands of young adults, men, women, and couples annually on leadership, decision making, and relationships.  Sometimes life has a way of being the antidote to life itself. If you’d like more information on this topic or how to bring me in as a speaker for your next event, please  contact me.

In the meantime, I encourage you to subscribe to my Tribe/Newsletter on my homepage. Post your comment below, Share my blogs with your friends on social media, and visit my website often for daily inspiration.


Egypt McKee

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It’s Complicated.

Is life really all that complicated, or has our perception of life’s drama created new realities worth running from? I hope you’ll enjoy this short video and will go out of your way to share with your your family, friends, and colleagues.


I speak to hundreds of thousands of young adults, men, women, and couples annually on leadership, decision making, and relationships.  Sometimes life has a way of being the antidote to life itself. If you’d like more information on this topic or how to bring me in as a speaker for your next event, please  contact me.

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Awkward.

Life is short. I’ve heard this phrase repeated numerous times throughout my life by those who are often times several years my senior. More often than not, I find myself nodding with affirmation or defaulting to express an acceptable smile, yet sooner or later, I’d find myself in a position of teaching this short yet profound statement to someone else.

James 4:6, “But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says, “God opposes the proud, but shows favor to the humble.” NIV

Listening doesn’t mean agreement, nor does it mean endorsement. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Sadly, there is a prevailing wisdom among many throughout the United States who believe that anything old is useless and therefore worthless. This idea is not only short sighted but rooted in selfishness, arrogance, and immaturity.

Until next time, Be encouraged.

 


I speak to thousands of men, women, and young adults annually on leadership, relationships, and integrity.  Far too often, we adopt the current slang for words, which actually carry significant opposite meaning. I wonder how different life would be if we chose to live humbly rather than prideful of things we have little or no control? If you’d like more information on this topic or how to bring me in as a speaker for your next event, please  contact me.

In the meantime, I encourage you to subscribe to my Tribe/Newsletter on my homepage. Post your comment below, Share my blogs with your friends on social media, and visit my website often for daily inspiration. Until next time, Be encouraged.


 

Egypt McKee

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Chocolate.

There simply aren’t many things in life that seem to carry the prestige of indulgence that is fantasized more frequently than Heaven itself. The power to motivate some through sensual appeal, yet condemn others through compulsive appetite is an incredible phenomena. The mere thought of it can buckle the knees of the strongest mind or cause the dedicated to abandon their purpose; yet stand as a succulent reward for those who dare reach out to grasp its fame.

Speaking of weaknesses, have you considered where your battle is fought? The heat of battle is often fought without understanding the objective, yet we march on to fight another day for a purpose we neither understand nor believe. In the midst of all the chaos, arguments and failures, lays a subtle reminder of our vulnerability wrapped in an attractive package containing the sweet temptation of the finest chocolate.

Long before you knew you were in battle, the scars of repeated failure reminded you of the intense warfare, yet an understanding of “why” would not be answered. Rhetorical questions swirled around in your mind and lay uneasy on your heart like a dormant land-mine awaiting discharge. One failed relationship after another led you to blame others, yourself and finally God, yet your chocolate was always there to sooth your pain through another mistake.IMG_3286

Targeted campaigns of sensuality, lust and sex have risen faster than the stock market in times of plenty! The two-sided coin features the women who starve for genuine affirmation & attention through men and others who attempt to meet those needs from character birthed in the tail end. Navigation never meant as much as it does now as you bend, tuck and roll to avoid the moving targets of life that reinforce social acceptance for acting out illicit fantasies and behaviors.

2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (NIV)

What do you see in yourself? How do others see you? Is there a difference? The rocky road you’ve traveled thus far is merely getting started. Do you remember the boy or girl you first dated? Emotions were difficult to gauge because everything was new, exciting yet somewhat uncomfortable. Small talk of anything quickly became the focus of life, yet your relationships today are dying for lack of oxygen.

What else is there to do when your alone again, or worse–married for a significant period of time and feeling alone. The person who once was your source of chocolate has now become a lemon. This tragic transformation didn’t happen over night, yet picking your fights has ultimately been rewarded with a cold relationship, a broken heart and a perceived unattainable chocolate: the joy of being happy again.

The delusion of proving your strength by returning to the scene of the crime is as pathetic as the alcoholic who thinks they are strong enough to hang around a bar or someone with a sexual addiction who spends hot summer afternoons at the beach studying the inhabitants of the land. Weaknesses are found in everyone, yet there is only one source for overcoming them and I am convinced that is through a deliberate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Many of you have heard that before and are sick of it, yet whatever it is that you’ve been trying so far isn’t working out; at least not as you’d hoped. Rest assured, life offers more varieties of chocolate than you will ever know. I know there is hope for you today, but the question is, Do you want it?

Until next time, Be encouraged.

 


I speak to hundreds of thousands of young adults, men, women, and couples annually on leadership, decision making, and relationships.  Sometimes life has a way of being the antidote to life itself. If you’d like more information on this topic or how to bring me in as a speaker for your next event, please  contact me.

In the meantime, I encourage you to subscribe to my Tribe/Newsletter on my homepage. Post your comment below, Share my blogs with your friends on social media, and visit my website often for daily inspiration. Until next time, Be encouraged.


 

Egypt McKee

Speaker | Author | TV Host | Life Coach

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Fear.

Do you remember that time when you were so scared—you swore you were going to die? Don’t even think about comparing the eternally significant things in life with one of your transition experiences such as wondering whether or not you passed your mid-terms, how you might sneak out of the store while wearing stolen goods, lying to a parent about your grades, breaking a neighbors window, or lying to your spouse.

Somehow, those situations pale in comparison to wondering whether or not you’re pregnant, whether or not you passed your HIV/AIDS test, or being forced to keep your mouth shut after having witnessed a heinous crime. After all is said and done, none of these comes close to experiencing life through the lens of true fear.

Everyone has an embedded sense of fear of something or someone. Maybe you’re that person who is fearful of death, marriage, church, God, drowning, aging, or worse? Hidden inside the inner workings of our mind rests an eternally inspired roadmap, which leads directly to the only solution for filling that Grand Canyon sized hole in our heart. Many hear this and say, “Not me!” while others know through first hand experience the staunch reality of this statement.

Remembering the early days of childhood brings wretched memories for some; days filled with loneliness, despair and screaming parents. There always seemed to be an endless supply of episodes filled with avoidance and submissive behavior tempered with fear. Just how many times did you find yourself standing in the line of fire of an alcoholic parent, spouse or dating relationship? Why stop there—maybe one of your relatives played an equally abusive role in casting the film called “Your life.” At this point, you were convinced denial was an option to be sold for a premium and abuses were recognized only in the bible.

Catapulting forward some ten, twenty, or thirty years later, and you’re still hauling around that fear, as if you were replaying traumatic scenes over and over as a crippling reminder of the thing you desire most to forget. Somewhere lodged in the madness of life, we are all guilty of having reinforced a blissful existence that was in opposition of our anxieties. Now that you’ve grown up, the only thing that is noticeably different is your external appearance, yet your heart struggles to maintain pace. In your loneliest moments, fear searches for you and sings a melody so sickening that you never forget its eerie tune. You’ve heard it so many times that you sabotage your future by speaking, thinking and enabling fear into existence without invitation.

Maybe your experience is that fear entered into your life undetected while becoming a regular on the scene, yet loneliness was eventually traded in for depression. One complaint after another, then bitterness set in, and life as you once knew it would never again be the same. Fear introduced itself as conscience, and it’s reasoning was always self-directed. The results were persuasive and convincing, and your former relationships were long and distinguished. Fear promoted one failed relationship after another, and your failure to hold true intimacy was always someone else’s fault. Somewhere in your ego, you’ve convinced yourself that you are happy with many partners, but your own soul fails to agree with that faulty logic.


Fear is a LIAR

Getting married sounded right at one time, yet your mate failed you time and time again. Maybe they promised to be there and love you through good and bad times, yet they found themselves in someone else’s arms—once again fear taunts you with anxieties that seem to always come true. If rain were to fall in one place, it was sure to fall on your head for a lifetime. It’s in that moment of despair and hopelessness that your perception of things is fear unto itself. The fog of delusion clouds your vision in a place so black and polluted from anxiety that every emotion imaginable is validated through your character. At no time in the history of life have you ever seen anything so convincing and wicked that demands your soul be bound in absolute captivity—Is there hope? Is there a way out?


2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (NKJV)

There’s nothing like experiencing something that is so traumatic that it causes you to look at everything in life through a completely different lens based upon absolute truth. It never ceases to amaze me of the incredible number of marriages where a husband, wife or both are struggling in every aspect of their relationship. Furthermore, there are many people similar to this who vehemently defends their misery by saying, “Life and marriage stinks, but I won’t bail out because I don’t believe in divorce.” Sadly, the opposite is also true as well—many people living in similar circumstances do not believe in marriage either! Fear is once again working behind the scenes of life to cripple and destroy the things that matter most in your life.

There was a time recently in my life whereby I experienced a medically unexplained and unsolicited trauma to my neck, which physically incapacitated me for an extended period of time. After having experienced multiple medical exams, tests and needles, I was worse off then when I first began. It wasn’t until I was laying flat on my back in a completely dark bedroom for three days, that I begged God to take my life because the excessive pain was beyond description.

It was in the chaos of this time that I realized there are millions of people who experience this kind of pain everyday, and that I would be given numerous opportunities to show genuine compassion to them whenever called upon. That single event, changed my life forever, and it was God that came down into my hole of despair and pain to be with me side by side during my suffering, rather than bail me out of my circumstance instantly.

Maybe, you’ve found yourself in a tragic situation today? Maybe you’ve been having an affair and you received news that your mistress is pregnant? Maybe, you’ve recently contracted a sexually transmitted disease and its very serious and you’re convinced your life is over? Maybe, you’ve said some damning things about someone you wish you could take back, but its too late and you’re about to face the issue directly. If there were ever a time when you needed peace, its now. Everyone needs a savior, and that includes you.

Until next time, Be encouraged.

 


I speak to hundreds of thousands of young adults, men, women, and couples annually on leadership, decision making, and relationships.  Sometimes life has a way of being the antidote to life itself. If you’d like more information on this topic or how to bring me in as a speaker for your next event, please  contact me.

In the meantime, I encourage you to subscribe to my Tribe/Newsletter on my homepage. Post your comment below, Share my blogs with your friends on social media, and visit my website often for daily inspiration.


 

Egypt McKee

Speaker | Author | TV Host | Life Coach

©2014-2015 Copyright, Egypt McKee. All Rights Reserved.

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Relationships in 142 Characters.

When was the last time you held a meaningful conversation with someone in person? Your response might reveal more about the fragility of relationships than any other time in the history of the world.

Neil Armstrong, United States Astronaut, was well documented for being the first person to step onto the surface of the moon, as he triumphantly declared, “One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”

Who could have imagined the irony of such a simple statement as it relates to the dynamics of relationships in every culture around the world?

Historically, technological advancements have often been well received, yet uncertainty by late adopters has served as a necessary balance in the halls of debate.

Somewhere lost in translation, resides the simple requirement to acknowledge the most basic of principles about mankind—specifically our purpose.texting

Many books have been written about mans purpose, and it is my unwavering conviction that God created man and gave him a purpose based upon a series of personal relationships.

God designed the first relationship in man to be based upon a life of worship. It’s in this place of worship that mankind acknowledges his creator and lives joyfully within the balance for which he was created.

Many people today argue against this simple understanding for sake of religion, tolerance, or popular opinion; yet every human being is uniquely created in their personality, fingerprints, DNA, talents, and gifts.

Psalms 139:14, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, and I know that full well.” (NIV)

It never ceases to amaze me of God’s divine order with his creation. Mankind was not expected to attend church every time the church doors were open, nor to sing praise and worship songs until the cows came home.

We were given a responsibility to establish and manage a series of personal relationships throughout life, which would enhance both our lives and the lives of those in our sphere of influence.

It’s in our personal sphere of influence, the Greek term oikos, where this story really begins.

Just 25 years ago, you would’ve been perceived as someone important if you had a pager, yet 20 years ago, you would’ve been even more important if you carried a large mobile telephone.

Since the introduction of the Internet, technologies have radically influenced the way people think, speak, and behave.

Decades ago, healthy relationships were measured by the model of a happily married father and mother in a household where families enjoyed regular meals together, respected their elders, and reserved the mystery of sexuality until marriage.

To say that times have changed would be an understatement in the history of understatements! The explosive combinations of peoples desire to become famous and social networks have created negative affects on relationships that are quickly becoming the norm.

Today, most people carry a cellular telephone, which many are equipped with access to the Internet and social network portals such as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, or Twitter.

Initially, the allure of joining a social network portal was generally based upon finding friends, promoting a business, or identifying oneself with a global community of like-minded enthusiasts.

The level of effort required to setup oneself on a social network was often time consuming yet engaging, because after all, it is your life.

The more time and energy invested in getting your social network started meant the more often you’d find yourself logging on to see what other people were saying and doing.

Never before has anyone really cared if you were walking your dog, sitting on a lunch break, or watching the rain fall on the ground, yet all of a sudden it now seems to be relevant for whatever reason.

Social networks are now on the global scene to stay, and they have significantly influenced the way people communicate. Once passive personalities, are now boldly proclaiming statements they would never speak out loud to their own mothers.

The creative minds of young people have mastered new language barriers, which take advantage of limited broadcast space to declare their next global statement of legitimacy or ignorance.

There are literally billions of text messages, videos, and images that are broadcast daily around the world, yet fewer people than ever are actually spending time developing their core purpose—personal relationships.

If the truth be known, there are numerous parents everywhere sending text messages to their children instead of personally speaking with them—while they are merely a few steps away in another room; or the young man who breaks up with his girlfriend by updating the status of his social network account.

These examples of virtual relationships within close proximity are irresponsible at best, and pathetic excuses for not personally communicating with others who may or may not closely align with your personal views and convictions.

No technology will ever replace mans relationships, yet many people have been deceived that the reward is worth the risks.

No one gets to choose the people in their sphere of influence, we are literally born into it, whereas social networks allow you to setup controls over whom you allow into your sphere of influence.

I’m convinced every family has a “black sheep” relative that no one wants to talk about; they tend to visit during holidays or inopportune times, and always have something rude to say. If it weren’t for difficult people, we might never pray!

In an effort to streamline relationships through technology, we all bought into a better-broken version of ourselves through building kingdoms of friends in our social networks that we would never meet, lists of top friends—which exclude and annoy our lifelong family and friends, and impersonal updates about irrelevant information, which is at best uninteresting. Where will it all end?

The moral to this story might surprise you in that social networks are not the enemy, it’s problem rests in the choices we make as individuals.

I’ve always said, relationships are dirty business, and it requires us to roll up our sleeves and listen long before we start doing anything.

Could you refrain from checking your social-network status or email for 3-days? I’d like to challenge you today to write down all the names of people who are in your sphere of influence, then include a note on what you need to do this week to encourage them, preferably in person. Buckle up, this could get personal.

Until next time, Be encouraged.


I speak to hundreds of thousands of young adults, men, women, and couples annually on leadership, decision making, and relationships.  Sometimes life has a way of being the antidote to life itself. If you’d like more information on this topic or how to bring me in as a speaker for your next event, please  contact me. In the meantime, I encourage you to subscribe to my Tribe/Newsletter on my homepage. Post your comment below, Share my blogs with your friends on social media, and visit my website often for daily inspiration.


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