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Podcast Episode 17: Have You Found Yourself?

Are you wondering or you are ordering? Too many people go from the cradle to the grave without discovering their true selves, purpose, or gifts. They go from job to job, business to business, living unfulfilled and unproductive lives.

The greatest moment in life is the moment you discover your inner powers, and strive to be the man or woman God created you to be.

This inspiring, reflective episode shares with you the importance of finding your inner true self and living your greatest life.

Take a listen, download, and kindly share it with others.

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Reflection: Everyone Has an Expiration Date

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Yesterday, these words; “Life…..a treasured gift never to be taken for granted. For, each one of us has an expiration date.” by Kim Gosselin on her blog, got me reflecting on the number of minutes, hours, days, months, and years I take for granted. There are so many things I should do that I don’t do, I push them forward, telling myself I can do them later, maybe tomorrow, or there is still time, no need to rush and so on.

As I look around me, I see a lot of people living life the way I do, always thinking there still time, or we still have many years ahead of us. And with this mentality, we take things for granted, and don’t cherish some moments, or gifts life gives us. Everyone is on the move always working, always doing, always gathering….Saving for the future, planning for the future, yet our lives will end, as everyday draws us closer to that expiration date!

Are you satisfied with the life you are living? Would you honestly say you are living your dreams this moment? Take a moment and reflect like I did…there isn’t so much time. Continue reading Reflection: Everyone Has an Expiration Date

Finish Off Well

As we draw the curtain over 2013,and “press towards the mark” (2014), ponder on these words of wisdom from Balthasar Gracia, and strive to end this year well and alive;

You ought therefore to think of the finish, and attach more importance to a graceful exit than to applause on entrance. ’Tis the common lot of the unlucky to have a very fortunate outset and a very tragic end. The important point is not the vulgar applause on entrance–that comes to nearly all–but the general feeling at exit.

Two things bring life speedily to an end: folly and immorality. Some lose their life because they have not the intelligence to keep it, others because they have not the will. Just as virtue is its own reward, so is vice its own punishment. He who lives a fast life runs through life in a double sense. A virtuous life never dies. The firmness of the soul is communicated to the body, and a good life is long not only in intention but also in extension.You lose nothing if you gain your end. A good end gilds everything.

Get Rid Of Doubts

There is something wrong when the children of the King of kings go about like sheep hounded by a pack of wolves.
There is something wrong when those who have inherited infinite supply are worrying about their daily bread; are dogged by fear and anxiety so that they cannot have any peace; that their lives are battling with want; that they are always anxious.
There is something wrong when we are so worried and absorbed in making a living that we cannot make a life.

We were made for happiness, to express joy and gladness, to be prosperous. The trouble with us is that we do not trust God to supply our needs. We keep our minds and our faith in ourselves so small, so narrow, that we strangle the inflow of supply. “Abundance follows a law as strict as that of mathematics. If we obey it, we get the flow; if we strangle it, we cut it off.” The problem is not in the supply; there is abundance awaiting everyone on earth. God did not put vast multitudes of people on this earth to scramble for a limited supply, as though He were unable to provide enough for all. There is nothing in this world which men desire and struggle for, and that is good for them, of which there is not enough for everybody.

If you would attract good fortune you must get rid of doubt. You must have faith. No man can make a fortune while he is convinced that he can’t. The “I can’t” philosophy has destroyed many dreams and destinies. Confidence is the magic key that unlocks the door of supply. If you desire success, you must think success, you must think upward. You must think progressively, creatively, constructively, inventively, and, above all, optimistically.

“You will go in the direction in which you face. If you look towards poverty, towards lack, you will go that way. If, on the other hand, you turn squarely around and refuse to have anything to do with poverty,–to think it,–live it, or recognize it–you will then begin to make progress towards the goal of plenty.”

What Is Your ‘One Thing’?

“This one thing I do…” – St. Paul.

“One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek:..”- King David.

“The man who seeks one thing in life, and but one, May hope to achieve it before life be done; But he who seeks all things, wherever he goes, Only reaps from the hopes which around him he sows, A harvest of barren regrets”. – Owen Meredith.

I have discovered that, the difference between those who succeed and those who fail is not in the amount of work they each do, but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of us who do not achieve much, do enough to achieve grand success; but we labour at haphazard, building up with one hand only to tear down with the other. We do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities.

Focus folks, is the name of the game in life. Napoleon Hill calls it ‘definite chief aim’. What is your ‘One thing’? What is your aim and purpose in life? Surprisingly, some of us who desire success don’t know what we really want. We can’t define it in words. Instead we give answers like: “I hardly know yet what I am best suited for, but I am a firm believer in hard work, and I am determined to dig early and late all my life, and I know I shall come across something–either gold, silver, or at least iron.” The Bible tells us; “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” – Matthew 7:7, “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. …” – Jeremiah 29:13. But the man who is forever looking about to see what he can find never finds anything. If we look for nothing in particular, we find just that and no more. We find what we seek with all our heart. “The bee is not the only insect that visits the flower, but it is the only one that carries honey away”.

The Gift Of Good-bye

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I read somewhere about the gift of good-bye. Yes, when good-bye is actually a gift to us. We usually experience this gift when people who hurt us, or pull us down choose to leave our lives. But most times a lot of us don’t realize this gift, we do not realize that a failed relationship is actually a gift, that the people leaving our lives are doing us great favours. So instead of looking forward, moving on and getting ready for what God has in store for us we just struggle, fight, and cry over the relationship that isn’t working.

Its true most of the people leaving us may not be bad people after all, they were good to us at some point or throughout the relationship, but folks the season for that relationship is over. We may not know it but God does. The bible says God sees the end of our lives from the beginning. So maybe the reason is God has seen that this person(s), he/she is holding you back. Maybe he/she is keeping you from advancing. Maybe he/she is a bad influence.

When people leave our lives; whether they are our spouses, lovers, partners, colleagues – lets not get too angry and try to make them stay by all means. Just believe and know that God has a better plan for your future, and that the people who leave us are not tied to our future. Folks “When God is finished with something, there’s no amount of glue that can hold it together.” Let it go and expect God to do something new for you.