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

100 thoughts on “Put God First – Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech

  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. more people should glorify the name of God because without God we are nobody,God bless you Uncle Denzel,greetings from Indonesia

  3. harus lebih banyak orang yang memuliakan nama Tuhan karena tanpa Tuhan kita bukan siapa-siapa,Tuhan memberkatimu Paman Denzel,salam dari indonesia

  4. Same here. He was there for me even when i wasnt there for him. God is the ultimate best Father in the universeโคโค He loves u blindly,even if u have faults he still takes you as you are. He loves you unconditionally win or lose.And of course you have to walk that narrow path to reach him and be happy forever in eternity.

  5. We never no the day that may be our last the only way to make it to heaven is through Jesus we have all done wrong and the wedges of sin is death Jesus came and lived a sin free life then took the punishment of the sins of anyone who believes in him on himself he sacrificed himself so that through our faith in Jesus we may have everlasting life pray to the Father who is God in Jesus name ask God to revile himself to you in time he will God is living he will let you know Jesus is the only way to him trust in Jesus and fallow him by living as he lived doing as he did obey his teachings learn from God our Creator who is the origins the definition of love and morality not mans teachings mans ideas of so called morality or mans opinions a man is just a creation our Creator is the author of how we should live life anything outside Gods teachings is 100 percent wrong pray to God ask him to make you like Jesus forgive others and be forgiving I love you all may love, peace, and forgiveness spread to you all in the name of Jesus

  6. I saw this video 2 years ago, when everything was really on a hard times…and it never left my memory… ; and then I saw it again earlier somewhere.. itโ€™s destiny; you just have this feeling that Christ the King ๐Ÿ‘‘ is always there no matter how stubborn I am.. he never leaves…

  7. Thank you in advance.. True desire in the heart for anything good is god''s proof to you,sit before hand to indicate that its already yours.. I miss you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Sending you all positive vibe to manifest ALL your desires in 2020.

    Let the year 2020 be the year that you refuse to settle for less, you have all the power in you to MANIFEST the impossible.

    2020 is your year!

  9. Dear Lord
    Thank you for everything, guide us , bless us, encourage, strengthen us,
    you are only hope, only way, a perfect life, In the name of Jesus Christ Amen+++
    Joe Abrams

  10. Thank you for this, nothing else makes sense in my life because others fooled me my whole life and left me casted out from everyone, now just trying to understand common things about people, and more so the meaning, either way I did a lot just to feel terrible, been wronged the whole ride, docs are in on it to, this typing is keeping me alive, when life gets to a point u don't know anything u can trust, this works

  11. Lord , I ask that all who is listening to this have a 2020 vision in every area of their lives in 2020; spiritually, healthy, peace, love , hope, be prosperous, kind hearted n share you goodnesses ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  12. I love men and women that speak in truth and speak about our Holy creator…. Indeed it's
    True God makes kings and Kingdoms and Kings of those Kingdoms ..
    And God makes us not we ourselves .. If we walk in are own ways then we stumble
    Do to error…and it always happens just give it time… Stay away from religion and seek God
    IAM… Really

  13. I woke up to that speech this morning… hes spot on GOD always FIRST !!!! MERRY XMAS to ya'all n happy new year soon 2020,if you here in DECEMBER in 2019 its a god grace ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Denzel ..you have inspired somebody today .that person is me. Praying that what i feel now is felt by millions across the globe. Praise the Lord

  15. Fail big don't be afraid to fail fall forward dream big listing to this speech making me stronger than ever before, thanks Mr. Denzel Washington

  16. Iโ€™ve watched this several times throughout the years & each time I get goosebumps. One of the best speeches Iโ€™ve ever heard.

  17. Like if you looking at this in 2020 itโ€™s the first letโ€™s get to it in Jesus name all our dreams will be accomplished this year

  18. Thank you mister Washington.
    Our writer Chingiz Aytmatov says "The most difficult thing for a man- is to be a human being every day".

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