Just Mike's Thoughts is the online home of Michael Ford II; Husband, Father, Author, Blogger and Speaker.

By All Means, Avoid these 5 Promise-Blockers


After God has promised you something, it becomes your responsibility to go and possess it. God may have promised you a job that is beyond what you qualify for, but if you won’t take the necessary steps to apply, you won’t get the job. With that being said, here are five things that I believe […]

The Name of Jesus


Many people become uneasy when you start to mention the name of “Jesus.” They’re fine with you saying “my Father” or “God;” but, when you say “Jesus,” the atmosphere of any room begins to change and people’s hearts are pricked in a way that no other name has the power to do. As Christians, we […]

Yes, I’m Thirsty


These days, especially in urban circles, to call a guy “thirsty” is like talking about his mother. That’s because, generally, the word is used to describe a guy who relentlessly and shamelessly pursues a woman who shows him very little attention. A thirsty guy is a guy who compliments every picture on Facebook, and comments […]

Why Wouldn’t God Want You to Prosper?


Many Christians despise what has become known as the “Prosperity Gospel.” Why? Prosperity is more than money; but, it does include money. And, why is that a problem? Money isn’t evil. What you do to get it and how you feel about it is what can be evil. As a matter of fact, if every […]

It’s Better to Respond than React


In his book, 8 Steps to Create the Life You Want, Pastor Creflo Dollar said, “When life gets you in a pinch, don’t react. Instead, respond.” Reactions are immediate; and, many times, they are irrational. When you’re the type of person who reacts, careless words fly out of your mouth, reckless actions follow, and you’re […]

Are You Staggering?

Yesterday morning, I woke up with Romans 4:20-21 on my mind: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. The subject of those verses is Abraham. Although the odds […]

God is With Me


Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to think of a very simple declaration, that I could share with my family; something we could say every morning before we get our day started. I believe daily declarations are a powerful way to influence the direction of your day; and, to get yourself in the […]