It has been one month and four days since M.A.P. has begun. It has been the one of the most amazing experiences of my life thus far. I feel like I have grown spiritually and mentally. The only growing I have done physically is in my stomach (#Georgia). Anyways, classes have been outstanding. One of my favorite classes so far was taught by Bro. Harry Greaves. He really just told stories about his life that pertained to his faith. They were all amazing stories that inspired me to walk in a spiritual faith.
I was reading this story the other day about a shark. It said that a shark will only grow up to 8 inches in a fish tank but up to 8 feet or more in the ocean. The shark cannot outgrow its environment. It is the same thing with people. We will not outgrow the people we surround ourselves by. Many times in life we surround ourselves by people who are negative and we begin to act in the same manner. But if we would surround ourselves with Men and Women of God we would began to develop a character that says we are a Man/Woman of God.
M.A.P has been that sea for me. I am not restricted to minimal growth but can grow to my full potential. I am very thankful for my friends, family, mentors, and this program for pushing me out into what God has for me and showing me that I don’t have to be satisfied because I am not where I was yesterday.