Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I've been on a journey to find my way, to figure out who I am. I'm fully aware of whose I am, because God has been the head of my life for quite some time. It's just that, on many occasions, I've stood in His way during some of the times when He was trying to bless me with something that was of Him. It was never intentional on my behalf, but I still take full responsibility for allowing my will to take precedence over His. I allowed people in my life to dictate my identity. I let loved ones tell me that I was inadequate. I even let my own father tell me that I was nothing, and that I was destined to fail.

I believed it, because of who he was. That was my daddy. I loved him with all of my heart so, I thought that maybe, just maybe he was right. Then that thought passed, God showed me that even though I was still required to respect him as my father, I could prove him wrong through my actions.

The very year he told me that, I failed my grade in school. I was very disappointed in myself and I also let my mother down. She was there when my dad uttered those words, and she never believed a word of it. At the time, it didn't matter because he encouragement didn't speak as loudly as his discouragement.

That summer, I was enrolled in summer school. I promised myself that I'd do better, and was determined to make sure it was the truth. That summer, I did better than I ever had before. I was an A student, and on top of it all, I made student of the week 5 out of the 6 weeks that I attended classes. The week I missed it, was only by a couple points, but I made up for that by winning another achievement in one of my computer classes?

Why am I telling you this? Because it's a small part of my testimony. Because it is evidence that the way you think, the way you perceive yourself has everything to do with what you achieve in your life. Had I kept believing the words said to my by my father, I'd still be on a path of failure. Instead I reinstated my faith and belief system, knowing that God has great plans for me, and held my head high while keeping my thoughts positive. I constantly told myself that it could be done, and I did it.

I never got angry with my dad for the things he said. Instead, I appreciated them because that moment in my life was when I started to think differently, and it has opened a lot of doors in my life. Had I continued to believe that I was nothing, Don Savant may have never existed.

God's will for you is stronger than anything on this earth.

Never give up on your dreams, no matter what they may be. God Bless

-Don Savant

Don't Hold Yourself Back

When it comes to living your dreams, it's not the people around us that hold us back. It's self. People can say and do things to discourage or "block" you from your blessings but ultimately it's you that has to make the decision of whether or not you will allow that person or situation to dictate what you can or cannot accomplish. You are powerful enough to speak into existence a great life for yourself. God already has those things in place for you and all you have to do is believe that it can happen. Have enough faith in God to believe that not only do you deserve better but that you will be, do and have better situations in your life.

It all starts with faith, love and gratitude.

-Don Savant

Monday, May 30, 2011

Just a Thought....

Ghetto is not a person, a race, nor is it an action or actions. It is a state of mind that can encompass anyone that feels in their mind, heart and soul that it's the way they are supposed to be and that there is no other way for them.

Change your mindset, change your destiny.

-Don Savant

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Word of the Day

We were born to live, learn and grow. If we refuse to learn or to be educated in our lives, then we will never truly grow as individuals. We will continue to be stuck in the same old mindsets and beliefs and nothing within us will ever change.

So many of us seek perfection in our lives, but the truth of the matter is, the only thing perfect in us is the fact that we are indeed imperfect.

Word of the Day....

-Don Savant

Thursday, May 26, 2011

If I Had The Power

If I had the power I would end all hatred, self and otherwise. I would end all doubt and instill confidence in the souls of all mankind. I would end all bigotry and inject unity into the entire population.

If I had the power, I would see to it that all children were wanted once again and not treated and used as bargaining tools for irresponsible parents that play games with one another at the child's expense. I would see to it that even if those parent's could not be together that they would at least work together for the benefit of that child.

If I had the power I would stop all abuse. Whether it is child abuse, domestic or spousal, verbal or physical. I would teach people to channel their anger into positive endeavors, to learn to let go of someone instead of being selfish and taking them from the world s that no one else can have them.

I would direct everyone to love, true love and its Creator for He can put love in places and people that others would never think to look.

I would teach bullies to deal with the situations within themselves that causes them to lash out at others by starting with the source. All bullies become that because they themselves were bullied or pushed around in some way or has witnessed someone around them being bullied or pushed around at some point in their lives.

I would declare a National Fellowship Day where everyone came together just celebrate life and love by embracing one another on sight for an entire 24 hour period.

If I had the power...I would lead by example to make this world a better place to live.

-Love Forever

Don Savant

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Day After

Hello ladies and gentlemen. Today's date is May 22nd, 2011. The fact that you're reading this today means that we are indeed still here. It also means that God has once again remained true to His word.

Mark 13:32 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
Acts 1:7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority."

Yesterday proved just that. However, the false prediction should not be taken lightly simply because no one really knows. It could have been yesterday, today, next week or month. In that case we all need to be prepared. I'm not perfect by any means. I do love God with all my heart but still I'm reminded of how imperfect I am on a daily basis. Each time that i do or say something that I know I shouldn't, I try that much harder to keep those things in my past, not allowing them into my present so that my future with God will not be in jeopardy. I encourage you all to seek Him, to get closer to Him. Today is so uncertain. There is so much going on in the world that we need Him. We need the love and divine protection that only He can provide. We need His leadership in our lives, and we also need to spread His message of love and how He wants to build a relationship with each one of us.

I have a lot to work on, and I'm starting now. I'm allowing God to build something great in me, and that means I have to bury those things that aren't of Him. It's going to be a process, and I won't always be right in what I do but I am reaching for Him, that I may grow in his spirit and rest in his arms. We can do this!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011



Many times in our lives
we encounter...things...
that challenge us to the
very core
of our existence

all things that we
KNOW we have figured out
we question
the validity of
wonder if
what we thought we knew
was the truth or
if it was
something that we
have falsified
within our own minds...

deterred from our purpose we
reach for things...
grasping at straws if you will
and we
form skepticism
placing the
"what if" stamp
on every idea that comes about
while "I can't or shouldn't"
runs rampant through our souls

stand UP!!!
ladies and gentlemen and
claim what is yours
that you can do
whatever you put your mind to
no matter who or what
tells you otherwise

have faith in your gifts
and focus on the purpose
that God Himself
designed you for...
this is the source of your blessings
and the tool that is used
to be a blessing
to those who struggle
for the
same level of understanding
that you have sought out
and received

©2011 Don Savant, Poet Extraordinaire


If it were not for mistakes, we would never grow. Mistakes are a necessary part of our lives. We make not like it but they are designed to help us learn things and to steer us towards the path that we are supposed to be on. With that said, the thing we don't want to do is to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. That is what keeps us from growing. It keeps us running in and out of the proverbial revolving door over and over again and that is what causes frustration within us. We sometimes try so hard to be perfect that we tend to forget that we were never supposed to be that. As long as we realize the things we are doing wrong and we take the proper steps to correct them, everything will work out for us. Don't be afraid to make a mistake, but also don't get stuck making the same ones over and over. Follow this and you'll find yourself in happier situations.

-Don Savant

Monday, May 16, 2011


Not all businesses are run by great business persons.

-Don Savant


Welcome to my newly renovated blog. I've lightened up the colors a little and incorporated a theme that is more fitting to myself. I've always been a fan of dark colors but I left that it was time to let a little light shine on my representation of myself. I hope you all enjoy it.

Love Always,
Don Savant

Monday, May 9, 2011

Don Savant Poetry


invisible life...
touching me and
guiding me
teaching me
how to bring right
from within the wrong that i've done
and the wrong that's been done against me

i feel You
i can't see You so
does that mean
You're really not there or
does it mean that
You've always been there?

invisible mentor...
Your force captivates me and
the field of truth that surrounds me
keep me sane and
keeps me focused and
holds my hand
whenever danger
or hard times arise...

i owe my trials
my tribulations
and my triumphs to You
for You are my ultimate teacher
and You are the key
to all things to be obtained

Taken from Spiritual Growth: A Look Inside My Mind...Vol. 11

© 2007 Don Savant


This is the second video I recorded of myself singing. This time it's Finally by Hezekiah Walker and Blackstreet. I'll have more to come soon. God Bless you all.

-Don Savant

Gospel Interlude

This is a video of myself singing a gospel interlude by the group Playa. This was the first time I'd ever shared something like this. I'm growing.

-Don Savant

A Quote

The things we do where people can see can have a great impact on those people's lives. The things we do behind closed doors can have a great impact on ourselves. -Don Savant

Friday, May 6, 2011

No Limits

The only person that can truly make things difficult for you is you. People will try to get in your way and tell you what you can and can't accomplish, but as long as you continue to tell yourself that you can do it without a doubt, then there will be no limits for you in this world. Faith is the most important aspect of your life. We all have a purpose in life. Dreams and ideas come for a reason. Find it, plan it, accomplish it.

-Don Savant, Poet Extraordinaire