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Put God First – Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech

Put God First – Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech


Number one Put God first Put God first in everything you do Everything that you think you see in me everything that I’ve accomplished everything that you think I have and I have a few things Everything that I have is by the grace of God Understand that it’s a gift 40 years ago March 27 1975 was 40 years ago Just this past March. I was flunking out of college I had a 1.7 grade point average. I hope none of you can relate I had 1.7. Grade point average. I was sitting in my mother’s beauty shop They still call it beauty shops now what they call it. Yeah, I’ll sit in the beauty parlor I was sitting in my mother’s beauty parlor and I’m looking in the mirror, and I see behind me this woman under the dryer And every time she looked up. Every time I looked up. She was looking at me Just looking at me in the eye I don’t know who she was and I said You know she said somebody give me a pen give me a pencil I have a prophecy March 27 1975 she said boy you are gonna travel the world And speak to millions of people Now mind you I flunked out of college I’m thinking about joining the army I didn’t know what I was gonna do. She’s telling me I’m gonna travel the world and Speak to millions of people Well, I have traveled the world And I have spoke to millions of people But that’s not the most important thing the success that I had the most important thing is that what she taught me And what she told me that day has stayed with me since I’ve been protected. I’ve been directed. I’ve been corrected I kept God in my life and has kept me humble I didn’t always stick with him, but he always stuck with me So stick with him in everything you do if you think you want to do what you think I’ve done, then do what I’ve done and stick with God number two fail big That’s right fail big Today is the beginning of the rest of your life, and it can be be very frightening It’s a new world out there. It’s a mean world out there and You only live once So do what you feel passionate about take chances professionally Don’t be afraid to fail there’s an old IQ test was nine dots And you had to draw five lines with a pencil within these nine dots Without lifting the pencil the only way to do it was to go outside the box So don’t be afraid to go outside the box don’t be afraid to Think outside the box don’t be afraid to fail big to dream big but remember dreams without goals Are just dreams, and they ultimately fuel disappointment So have dreams But have goals life goals yearly goals Monthly goals daily goals. I try to give myself a goal every day Sometimes Just did not curse somebody out simple goals, but have goals and understand That to achieve these goals You must apply discipline and consistency In order to achieve your goals you must apply discipline, which you’ve already done and Consistency every day not just on Tuesday and miss a few days you have to work at it Every day you have to plan Every day you’ve heard the saying we don’t plan to fail we fail to plan hard work works Working really hard is what successful people do and in this Text tweet twerk world that you’ve grown up in Remember just because you’re doing a lot more Doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more done Remember that just because you’re doing a lot more Doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more Done don’t confuse Movement with progress My mother told me you can run in place all the time and never get anywhere So continue to strive, continue to have goals, continue to progress Number three you’ll never see a u-haul behind a hearse I’ll say it again You’ll never see a u-haul Behind a hearse. I don’t care how much money you make you can’t take it with you And it’s not how much you have It’s what you do With what you have we all have different talents some of you will be doctors some lawyers some Scientists some educators some nurses some teachers. Yeah, okay Some preachers The most selfish thing you can do in this world Is help someone else Why is it selfish because the gratification the goodness that comes to you the good feeling the good feeling that I get From helping others nothing’s better than that not jewelry not big house I have not the cars, but it’s the joy. That’s where the joy is in helping others. That’s where the success is Finally I pray that You put your slippers, way under the bed tonight So that when you wake up in the morning You have to get on your knees To reach them And While you’re down there Say, thank you for grace Thank you for mercy. Thank you for understanding Thank you for wisdom. Thank you for parents. Thank you for love. Thank you for kindness. Thank you for Humility thank you for peace. Thank you for Prosperity say. Thank you in advance for what’s already yours That’s how I live my life, that’s where I am one of the reasons why I am today Say, thank you in advance for what is already yours true desire in the heart for Anything good is God’s proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it’s yours already I’ll say it again True desire in the heart that itch that you have Whatever it is you want to do that thing that you want to do to help others and to grow and to make money That desire that itch that’s God’s proof to you sent before hand already to indicate that it’s yours and anything you want good you can have So claim it Work hard to get it When you get it reach back pull someone else up each one teach one Don’t just aspire to make a living Aspire to make a difference


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  1. If this channel has blessed you, make sure to subscribe & share it with others & lift them up to the Lord! bit.ly/2trohE7

  2. Amen Denzel! Preach to this younger generation! I love a man using his platform to lead people to Christ! Its a gift to live, love and preach the word of christ!

  3. God has the control on every aspect of our lives, He is the beginning and the end…He knows everything……say thanks every day, every moment for all you have and you are….

  4. Thank you Denzel washington I lost my mother and was at a dark and lonely place I planned my Goals and everything make her house bigger and make things easy for her this year to study further than 1 february 2019 at 04h15 in the morning she died I did not stick with God but his stuck with me its still tough but see the light at the end of tunnel miss my mamma everyday and the word mamma but will reach my goals and dreams and do it for my super mamma.

  5. Thank you Denzel washington I lost my mother and was at a dark and lonely place I planned my Goals and everything make her house bigger and make things easy for her this year to study further than 1 february 2019 at 04h15 in the morning she died I did not stick with God but his stuck with me its still tough but see the light at the end of tunnel miss my mamma everyday and the word mamma but will reach my goals and dreams and do it for my super mamma.

  6. Thank you God for giving me hope when I needed it.
    God bless you, Mr. Washington, for your inspiration and example to follow!

  7. โคโคโค๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ™GOD IS LOVE๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค

  8. โคโคโคโคโคJESรšS IS MY LORD ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’’โคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค

  9. HI AND WELCOME ALL OF YOU, SPEECH IS FULL OF KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM. IT IS GIVING US A GREAT CONCEPT OF PUT GOD FIRST. THANKS FOR THIS WONDERFUL SPEECH.

  10. Wow!!! This message is so powerful. Yes we almost have to put God first and give him thanks everyday. Thank u Lord for everything u have put in my life.

  11. I left my job a month ago
    Go to a different one and give my self
    Another chance to move up because if you think you can do more, what you think can do it you can do it you canโ€™t be stuck in the same position years in years and do the same thing over and over. I putted god in first place and right now he raised me up believe in ur self that you can do it. thanks to this video because it encouraged me a lot
    Thanks!!!!!!!!

  12. Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ thank you sir ๐Ÿ™

  13. Man I needed to listen to this I am starting to lose the will to live a better life, lost my daughter and my ex-wife… but listening to this man made me want to give it the last push. Thank you Denzel for this beautiful video

  14. I'm going to give him props because Mrs. Washington, well Mr. Washington is a CAPRICORN and so am I we share similar values.

  15. From this day remember the Holy Spirit is speaking through the mouth of Denzel Washington This is the power to turn a life to the way of god

  16. So refreshing to hear an established Hollywood actor preach a message like this an unabashedly proclaim the name of God as the reason for his success in life. Always have loved Mr Washington since I first watched him in Glory, and heโ€™s a true role model for young fatherless youth to look up to as far as celebrities go. Thank you for your good words to these youngsters, and may they take your message to heart. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

  17. I love that. I believe God and have seen that Denzel has always been a humble, wise and behind the scenes celebrity.

  18. If you are cool you will read the rest of my message ;')

    Hey there! I see that you decided to trust me ^-^ This time it's not just a random message, I really and truly wish you an amazing day! Have a great time enjoying the little things around you and take the time to appreciate everything. May peace, serenity, love and happiness come to you <3

  19. August 13, 2019- Denzel Washington is awesome and amazing guy.. I loved and enjoyed his movies. He also looked like a good pastor. Every time I failed so many times.. I have to listen to Denzel Washington.

    God bless you Denzel Washington ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ•Š

  20. I come before you lord with my heart in hand, you know what I being through I kneel before you lord seeking and believing that you my lord will change my life, you will change me in every aspect of my life, in the holy name of jesus I pray Amen

  21. I never seen a celebrity preach a bout God..nor have a ever seen a celebrity give their nillions to the poor or even help the poor…anybody can speak words but can you live by them….and help the poor…..damn hypocrites..wants to preach but stay s wealthy………

  22. Well our god created us they give us everything we want proud to be Muslim Thank you for a wonderful speechlove from Pakistan

  23. ์ž…์ž๋ง‰์ด ์—†๋‹ค ์ฒซ ๋ฌธ์žฅ ๋นผ๊ณ  ๋ชป ์•Œ์•„๋“ค…ใ… 

  24. Simply say..Yeshua, Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me of my sins, wash me clean. I accept you as saviour, restore my life, help me. I believe you rose from the dead.

  25. Love god. Everyone listen to the voice of god. He is the way. You might say you already know this. But stop talk to him you feeling lonely talk to him. You feel depressed talk to god. You feel happiness tell god you feel happy. You have a crush tell god . He will always listen now if you finish reading pray and tell him how you feel after watching the video pray to him say you love him because I love him amen

  26. Awesome denzel Washington purest love flowing through denzel light shinning through him peace love joy and laughter flowing as hes speaking his purest love to many of his children needing purest love

  27. Sometimes we cant understand after praying n fasting askig fr prayer but God doesnt answer we thankd in advance but no fruit of 50 pple praying but nio answer fr 4 yrs what to do

  28. I wow r wow r yes r yes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  29. Every institution of learning that removed the pledge of allegience and prayer should broadcast this everyday…perhaps our children would learn more in 8 minutes than they could possibly learn in 8 hours!!!

  30. Each One, Teach One . โ€œDonโ€™t just aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.โ€

    Thats the best feeling! When you know youโ€™re sweating to get that money! But nothing feels better when you know your earned good !

  31. If you draw courage from thousand people standing behind you, Then you can win only one battle! But if the fact that you are leading them, makes those thousand people behind you brave, then you can win the whole world! So go, touch the sky..

  32. Thank you so much thank you GOD BLESS ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  33. Wow, 10k dislikes must come from people with no faith. This video is fantastic, spectacular, and inspiring. Thank you, Jesus.

  34. Yeah Right!!!!! Did you put God first when you made rated R film. Most of your films have immoral content as opposed to family oriented movies and film.

    You can put God first in what you do but if you donโ€™t understand what God is about, then youโ€™ll make mistakes just the same.

    In retrospect Denzel is a successful person but that doesnโ€™t necessarily mean that God was part of that success.

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