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Daily Wisdom

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” – Psalms 68:19

There are so many opportunities around you. Never complain about a lack of opportunity because it is only weak minds that complain about their circumstances. Take a look around you and you will find many people out there who have made more out of the odds and little opportunities which you may be throwing away.

Like bees, learn to extract honey from every flower:  Every lesson in school is an opportunity. Every examination is an opportunity. Every book you read is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon preached is an opportunity. Every business transaction is an opportunity that can add something to your life. Never waste your chances.

Daily Wisdom

“Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.” – Ephesians 5:16

Always be on the alert for everything and anything that can help you get on in this world. Be determined from today, to keep your eyes open for opportunities, and let nothing escape you which can be turned into a chance for your development, keep your ears open for every sound that can help you on your way to your dreams.

Look Inside That Obstacle For Opportunity

look inside that adversity is an opportunityAre you faced with an obstacle or challenge and you are confused on what to do or what decision to make and so your life is completely enveloped in discouragement, disappointment and the failure or your plans?

Friends, obstacles and challenges are part of life, as everyone no matter how highly spiritual or full of faith can have a life without difficulties and challenges of some sort. But the good news is that they are never permanent however hurting or destructive they may seem.

Unfortunately so many people have been held back because of the obstacles on their paths. Are you one of those? What is holding you back? Is it the physical? – your size, age, height, distance, disability, money. Or is it mental? – Fear, uncertainty, inexperience, prejudice, education. Or is it spiritual? – Bewitchment, Devil, evil manipulations etc.

Perhaps people don’t take you seriously, or you think you are too old or too young ,or you lack support and resources, or the laws and regulations restrict your options, or obligations and responsibilities, or your false goals and self doubts. Continue reading Look Inside That Obstacle For Opportunity

Think Forward, Move Forward

oldest runnerWe have been told in the Bible that “we have a goodly heritage”, “a hope and a future” a glorious future, yet many of us after months and years of hustling, striving and pursuing our goals don’t seem to be getting any nearer to living these promises. What then could be wrong?

For some of you, if you really want to be, do or have this glorious existence that has been promised us, you must leave your past behind. One of the reasons why you are not making it now is you spend too much time in the past. Friends except the past inspires you to do things better and work smarter, you must stop going back to relive it.

Be done with regrets over missed opportunities, seeming failures and bitter disappointments except they serve to warn you of their reoccurrence. Be done with thinking about “what might have been” or “what might have happened”, “had I done this and that” and think only of what shall be or what shall happen. Continue reading Think Forward, Move Forward

Take Immediate Action

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“The universe is wider than our views of it.” – Henry David Thoreau

Are you fond of procrastinating and shifting your dreams and responsibilities to some later day? Think about this message from the scriptures; “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” There is a cemetery in the district where I live, and each weekend someone is buried. And every time I notice this many thoughts and questions run through my mind; did the individual who is buried achieve his/her dreams? Did they accomplish what they set out to do? Were they happy when they died? Etc.

Folks this life is momentary. If you have dreams and goals now is the time to begin them. Today is best time to begin all those worthy plans and dreams you’ve been contemplating on. You’ve probably heard the saying that delay is dangerous and procrastination weakens purpose, why don’t you get up now and seize the opportunity while it is still within your reach? You may wake up tomorrow and realize that everything is gone. I have missed some opportunities in my life and I can tell you it was really a painful experience for me when I realized what I had lost by failing to take action.

Bill Gates one of the richest people in the world was asked during an interview on “Larry King Live” what his secret of success was, and if luck had any role to play in it. And replied thus, (in Paraphrasing) Larry maybe luck had a role to play in it, maybe I was at the right place at the right time, but you know I wasn’t the only one there. Others were there at the time too but the difference was I had a bigger sense of vision. And he went on to say, “Larry” I wasn’t the only one with a bigger vision but what made the real difference was that I took immediate and massive action. Continue reading Take Immediate Action

Better Days Ahead!

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Some of you are always talking about your past; your past achievements; your past successes; your past relationship and marriages. Meaning that nothing really grand is happening to you now or in the future. When you look at your future you do so with the eyes of fear and worry, thinking that you have lived your best years and achieved your best successes in the past.

Folks if this is the case with you, cheer up and never worry because an old Italian proverb says, “Do not worry. When God shuts a door, He opens a window.” Your past isn’t your best. The relationship you just lost isn’t going to be your last nor isn’t going to be your fondest.

Stop looking back in regret of your mistakes and inaction…yes you made the mistakes but there still opportunities ahead for you in the future. In my own life I have done so many mistakes too that I thought my life would never move ahead. I have also experienced good times too, but I know that I have more years ahead of me filled with great opportunities for me to take – same also with you. Continue reading Better Days Ahead!

Gold Wrapped in Dirt

Most Christians are familiar with the story of David. Many times when we talk about David, we only remember his exploits over “Goliath.” Not many remember the fact that he had killed a lion and bear prior to that. Maybe because that aspect of his life wasn’t dramatically expressed like his triumph over Goliath.

But you see, the lion and the bear that attacked David’s flocks were wonderful opportunities for him. Have we ever thought of what would have happened had David faltered and failed in killing both animals? I believe that if he had failed, he would have missed God’s opportunity for him, and may never have fulfilled his purpose on earth.

Nobody would think of a lion and a bear, some of the planet’s most deadly animals as a special blessing or an opportunity, yet they were an opportunity in disguise for David. That’s why I strongly believe that every adversity, every difficulty, every trial that comes our way, if we view it correctly, is an opportunity for us. Continue reading Gold Wrapped in Dirt