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Seek to Be and Not Just to Know

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A wise man once said, “It is good to know; it is better to do; it is best to be.” All over the world we find many people who know a great deal of things, we also find many others who are doing that which they know, but only a few people have become that which they know and do.

The secret to a great life like Christ manifested is not in knowing, having or doing as the world has taught us, rather it is being, in what you become of yourself. It is not enough to talk about love and preach love, become the love so that through you others can experience love.

Don’t talk about kindness, honesty, holiness, leadership. Instead become kind; become honest; become holy; become the servant leader. The scripture says that we are the light of the world, and through us men shall see the light of God. This can only be achieved if we become all that we talk about most of the time.

Remember, the only one who can do most for others is he/she who has done most with himself/herself. Live your greatest life!

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Who Should We Listen to?

Who should we listen to? Many of us are always looking for information and advice about our life challenges, but unfortunately we meet the wrong people for this information, and sometimes we end up worsening our situation after applying the techniques and principles we were offered.

I have seen many relationships destroyed, I have seen businesses go under, I have seen people lost jobs, I have seen people miss their purpose just by listening to the wrong people. I believe someone reading this can relate with this; if you’ve gone for counselling or attended a coaching course and still have your issues unresolved despite the amount of money you paid. – It doesn’t mean that the people aren’t qualified, but simply they are not for you.

So who then do we listen to? The best person to listen to, or talk to, or learn from concerning your situation or dreams and goals, is the person who has been where you are and who has what you desire. If you are struggling, going through challenges and poverty, but desire to be successful, you just can’t go and learn from someone who was born into wealth, someone who hasn’t known what it is like to always live on the edge, because they obviously haven’t experienced what you are going through and can’t teach you anything about rising from your position. Continue reading Who Should We Listen to?

Psalm 23

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One psalm I love so much is the 23rd Psalm. Vs one says, “The Lord is my shepherd.” I find this statement to be very profound. You will, if you know just how caring, and loving human shepherds are to their sheep or cattle. They trek long hours in search of green pastures for their animals often with little to eat themselves. The animals always come first!

Imagine having God as your shepherd, always putting you first. If you’ve got the time, take a look at that Psalm again and let the words sink. The Lord is your shepherd. Today, tomorrow, Yesterday. He is your shepherd on Monday, on Tuesday, and in everyday of the week. He is your shepherd in January, in December, and every month of the year. He is when you are at work, or at home, and when you travel abroad. He is your shepherd in hard times or in good times. Continue reading Psalm 23

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly. … who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat.
—TEDDY ROOSEVELT

25 Robin Sharma And Richard Bach Life Changing Quotes

 

ROBIN SHARMA

1. We all travel different roads to our ultimate destinations. For some of us the path is rockier than for others. But no one reaches the end without feeling some form of adversity. So rather than fight it, why not accept it as the way of life? Why not detach yourself from the outcomes and simply experience every circumstance that enters your life to the fullest?

2. If you have never visited the valleys, the view from the mountain top is not breathtaking.

3. Remember, there are no real failures in life, only results. There are no true tragedies, only lessons. And there are no problems, only opportunities waiting to be recognized as solutions by the person of wisdom.

4. Time is your most precious commodity and yet most of us live our lives as if we have all the time in the world.

5. All too often, we spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear in front of us. We forget that paths are made by walking, not waiting.

6. Dreaming is great, but thinking big thoughts alone will not build a business, pay your bills or make you into the person you know in your heart you can be….Read more here

 

Live Prepared

“I have seen many people grow old, but not graciously. Their eyes reflect pain and disillusionment. They have been beaten by life; they have so many broken dreams. The hope and expectations of youth have vanished—only death awaits.”

Don’t allow yourself to be beaten by life. Take the time now to prepare for the harsh lessons of life because, ready or not; like it or not; the obstacles, disappointments, failures, pains, tears, challenges will come, and they do come in everyone’s life. A lot of us are always caught off guard by these negative events because we never take the time to develop a Winner’s mentality.

Folks it doesn’t matter how much we try to ignore the possibility of any unpleasant thing occurring in our lives, they do happen. But you can choose to learn from them or be consumed by them. You can learn from them by acquiring the unshakable inner strength and positive attitude through prayers, studying the word of God, learning from others who have faced these events and are sharing their secrets through blogs, books, audio tapes, seminars, etc.

We may not have control over what happens to us, but we do determine how those events affect us. Live prepared…don’t be a victim of life.

Do Small Things In A Great Way

Some of us our notion of greatness is that the only individuals who qualify as great men and women are the big stars, the heads of nations and corporations, people who oversee large congregations, top motivational speakers and bestselling authors who speak before sold out crowds. Yes these are great people, but you don’t have to be big to be great.

Right where you are, there are truly great individuals who are unknown to the world, but they are great. Greatness isn’t defined by the number of followership you have, or by the crowds you talk to or lead. Every one of us can be great just by living our small lives in a great way.

The story of creation in the Bible tells us that God made two lights: the greater lights and the lesser light. The greater light being the Sun, while the lesser light is the Moon and the Stars. You see, “not all of us will be the sun; not all of us will be the moon. Some will be the sun. Some will be the moon. Some will even be the stars. But we must remember that it was God who set each in its place, to serve its specific function.” – Mensa Otabil

Do not wait for the world stage, the big opportunity, the large followers, before you live a great life. You can start being great right where you are today in your home, in your office, in your school, on the street, everywhere. You can begin to make yourself known as great, by doing everything you do in a great way. The Bible says tells us that whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your heart as unto the Lord not unto men.

Folks put all of your being into what you do no matter how small or commonplace it is. Let your light so shine; reveal it to your family, your friends, neighbours and every one that comes in contact with you. Show the world your greatness by living your everyday life in a great way. Be so just, so generous, so courteous, and kind that your family, your husband, your wife, your children, brothers, sisters, colleagues, and friends would know just how great you are. Greatness starts within.

Live your greatest life!