Dear Child Of Tomorrow!

Life is too short, so don't live your life according to the approval of others, but rather live it aligned with the truth and your dreams.
Let purpose be your motivating tool. Do not be a prisoner of your past. There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. A day without learning is like a day without breathing. So learn from your previous mistakes and do not regret. Regret is a choice!
Don't give too much attention to the number of followers you have. If anything, care more about the number that you inspire.
Live up to your values, your standards and set a benchmark.
Pursue your dreams! Become the architect of your future.
Have a go getter's attitude and make a big difference!
Dream big! Start small! Act now!
Again i say…Life's just too short, so don't play little.👌🏽

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This is personal…

The past few months have been one of those times you just want to forget and erase off your past memories.
As pastor Marvin says, I’ve had my share of ups and downs, mixed emotions, from happy to sad, laughter to tears. I have felt discouraged, encouraged and even tried to encourage myself, but somehow there would be that moment where there would be so much turmoil in my heart, so much hurt thinking about certain situations, or just thinking, life should be better than this.

I have lost friends, or rather people i thought were ‘friends’ and gained some valuable lessons too.

The Bible clearly states that as a man thinketh in his heart then so is he, and to be honest as much as i tried not to think about everything i was going through, i couldn’t help it.
i believed i was depressed and if i remember well, i think i confessed it to a few of my good friends, some of whom came up with the all famous sentence “don’t say that” or “depression is not your portion”. But who’s to say i took heed to their words? how could I at that time anyway? i had it all figured out in my head and no one was going to convince me otherwise.
But when you’re a child of God and you know the word of God, you will always get a conviction in your heart. I could feel the spirit telling me do not confess that, i kept on remembering Job 22:28, but that was not enough for me to start thinking positive.

Apparently i am a very negative person. that statement has come from a few people in my life. I tried to change my thoughts but it only takes me a minute and i forget and so i end up back to square one…-ve thoughts.

So just a few days ago as i searched for uplifting music on YouTube, i came across James fortune’s new album called identity. For me, that was the turn-around.

The Album blessed me in so many ways and i felt like shouting to the whole world to listen to it. If i could that is. I sent a few recommendations to a few people here and there hoping they would get blessed as i had been, but i guess people get ministered to in different ways.

From that album i learnt that As much as i go through pain and disappointment, i have to know that it could be worse. I should praise now because i am still standing. I learnt to trust God rather than question Him, because truth be told, i did alot of that over the past few months. It got to a point where i felt there was no point in praying because He wasn’t listening. (By the way if your reading this and thinking the same thing, let me tell you right now, that is a bad mentality and regardless of what happens, just know that God hasn’t given up on you.)

Nowadays i have decided to ask God to change my identity and to make me a new person who believes that everything that happens in my life worketh for my good. I have decided to trust God and to think positive…Well, i am working on that. 🙂

So this morning i want to bless you guys with this beautiful song and hope it will change your mentality and your life. Don’t be so caught up overlooking your mistakes. God cares about you. Just trust Him and believe that He will change you if you are willing. Do not be negative, no matter what the devil throws at you, God can still turn things around and give you the breakthrough you want. Do not be weary.

As i write this blog, i am actually ministering to myself aswell. I know it is easier said than done, but all you need is a little faith in the most High and all will be well.

I highly recommend a purchase of the album.

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8651157&style=mp3

God bless you for reading.
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The lessons of 2012.


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If there is anything I have learnt over the past few weeks, it’s that you cannot
move forward into a new year if you cannot appreciate the goodness and the
challenges of the previous year.

As the end of 2012 draws closer, I reflect on the events of the year and I stand hearty saying it’s been a hell of a ride. There was laughter, tears, good times, bad times and above all, lessons learnt. There were times the tide of life would hit so hard that I thought I couldn’t handle it, but I am glad I went through what I went through because it opened my eyes to my naive mentality of life. There are no regrets, since some mistakes cannot be retracted the best a person can do is to look at life from a different perspective and focus on becoming better.

I could write down 101 lessons that the joys and challenges of 2012 have taught me, but I will only note down 12, and hopefully they will also change someone’s life.

1.) Life is a cycle, when something happens in our lives and we do not resolve it, the same test will keep reoccurring until we learn to handle it the best way and retract from the same mistakes.

2.) Regardless of the mistakes you make you have to forgive yourself, work on change and stop being so hard on yourself.

3.) True happiness stems from the inside of us. You have to love yourself wholly so you can be able to love others.

4.) People will always talk, whether you do good or bad. Its what people do. But its not about what they say, but about how you respond. Do not hold on to anger and do not take things personally, just focus on what’s best for you and make yourself a better person.

5.) You should never have to hold on to someone obsessively, regardless of how good they are because if you’re a great person yourself, they will be too busy trying to hold on to you, and the job will be effortless if its mutual.

6.) It’s good to take care of someone, and even better when someone takes care of you, but its always best when you both take care of each other.

7.) No one can ever walk in your shoes, literally speaking, whatever path you choose in life, people may walk in the same direction with you, but they can never walk for you.

8.) They say that you can do nice things for people and they merely turn a blind eye but as soon as you do a mistake they never forget…But a lesson here is that when a friend makes a mistake, never forget all the good things they ever did to you.

9.) Always make time for the people you love. Your presence is valued more.

10.) If God is all you have, then you have everything. Seek Him first, and everything else will fall in its perfect place.

11.) Before you leave a relationship, remember it’s not only about the things that the other person did, you may also have contributed to it and those issues will still follow. Always find the root to every problem. You cannot escape the work you need to do on YOU!

Finally, and this is my best one….

12.) When you think you are doing the right thing, yet your intuition/inner man tells you that it’s the wrong time, believe without a doubt that you are doing the wrong thing. The Bible says that God has made everything beautiful in its own time. (Ecc 3.11)

So as 2013 unfolds, I ask you to reflect and challenge yourself on the lessons you have had, the deep understanding you had about the world surrounding you and the changes that you have gone through.

What have you done and why have you done it?
What friendships or relationships have you formed? Are they contract-based or unconditional?
Did you die to your selfish needs or was it just “I want” all the time and never thinking about other people?

Whatever route you took, you have no one to blame but yourself for the choices that you made.

Do not enter into 2013 so casually.

Don’t just say “New year, New me”…Evaluate!!!

Do an assessment of where you have been in the past and learn to make changes.
Speaking from experience, I have come to understand that through the wrong choices made in the past, sometimes we cannot just wipe the slate clean within a day or two, or with just a change of mindset. But actions and effort play a big part. You’ve got to walk the talk!

Character, self esteem and integrity will then soon pick up.

I heard this reflective quote from my pastor once in a service, that when you are born, you come into this world with 2 pillows…1 for pain and the other for pleasure. Which one have you used so far in your lifetime? Exhaust the pillow of pain in your early days and use the pillow of pleasure in your later days. It’s all about sacrifice. Pay the full price by sleeping on the pillow of pain, then one day you can sit back and relax and rest on the pillow of pleasure. Your willingness to sacrifice is the prove of the value that you place on the object/person/situation.

In a nutshell, nothing comes easy.
Think about the quote, “The bigger the future, the bigger the Enemy”.
We all face temptation in life, but your zeal to overcome that temptation and commit to sacrifice, will determine your big reward waiting for you. What you achieve becomes a legacy.
START NOW…

 

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Take a moment to ponder. A moment to look at your life, your situation and the circumstances in your present time. A moment to look at what you have, what others have and what you are lacking…Or rather…you THINK you are lacking!!!

And when you take that moment to think about all the above, think about this;… you are breathing right? You have a roof over your head, your fridge or cupboard cannot lack some food to sustain you for at least a couple of days until your next pay day, or shopping spree. Most of all, you are in good health!!.. At least most of us anyway!
I believe God doesn’t work in coincidence. He always has a plan and a reason for everything. A few days ago, i watched a Youtube clip about a girl who has Multiple Sclerosis and she was explaining how its been for her since she was diagnosed with the MS. (MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively). She was just a young girl and she had big dreams. But unfortunately, she may never be able to accomplish all of them.

And this video made me think…

I was overwhelmed with guilt and sadness, just thinking about how we complain and we question God when something very minor goes wrong in our lives. There are people in this world who have it worse than us.

It is not just about being critically ill, like the girl in the video, there are so many things that we ignore and we refuse to acknowledge how priviledged we are.

Think about this…Children in the remote areas of Africa and Asia walk to school without shoes, when some of us have a walk-in closet of designer clothes and shoes. The poor and needy are lucky if they get a snack to eat, to get them through the day. Most of us reading this article are probarbly eating dessert after having a 3 course meal. The sick can only depend on herbs for healing, when NHS is free for most of us.

The disabled cannot walk, the blind cannot see the beauty of God’s creation, The homeless have no shelter, and the men in the army die protecting our countries.

So next time any one of us wants to complain about the little adjustments in our lives, we should think about the above, and so much more going on in this world that i haven’t mentioned.

If by any chance you have been in the ungrateful category like me sometimes, we should all learn to appreciate how God has created us. When things in our lives are not going the way we want them to, lets look around and thank God for what we have, or how far He’s brought us. Believe that  He didn’t bring us this far, to leave us half way, He will surely us get through the situation.

God is faithful. Stay thankful no matter what. Do you know why? because the best gift we can give him is our appreciation and our praise. He has our best interests at heart.

Stay blessed.

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