Unhappiness comes when we put our hopes and trust in our fellow humans instead of putting them on God and ourselves. When we are able to eradicate this need of others and begin to believe that our lives direction is determined by God and our own efforts, we will see how happy we become despite the circumstances we find ourselves.
I can tell you this because I have been a victim of this. There were times, a few years ago when I blamed my family for my situation. I felt unloved and held bitterness in my heart, and the result was my lack of progress.
You see the fact is, you can never move forward when you are dwelling in the past when you are heavily laden with burdens because the mind needs to be totally free for it to think clearly.
A couple of weeks back I met a lady who still blamed her situation on a failed relationship of 5 years back. She went on lamenting and blaming the guy for being responsible for her still being single because he left her for another. The guy is obviously not aware of this and had moved on from then to start his own family, yet she was still stuck in that chapter of her life. Continue reading How To Have An Unhappy Life→
Blessings can sometimes turn to a curse in one’s life. Even kindness may be overdone. One may be too gentle. Love may hold others back from their purpose and wreck their destinies. There are times when in the process loving others we meddle with God’s discipline for them.
Of course, we are to be helpful to others. No aim should be put higher in our life-plans than that of personal helpfulness. The motto of the true Christian cannot be other than that of the Master: “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister.”
Even in the ambition to gather and retain wealth, the spirit of the desire must be, if we are Christians at all, that thereby we may become more helpful to others; that through, or by means of, our wealth, we may be enabled to do larger and greater good. Whatever gift, power, or possession we have that we do not seek to use in this way is not yet truly devoted to God.
There are many ways to help others, yet too often most people think if you are not giving material things out, you are not helping, yet the truest and best help anyone can give to others is not in material things, but in ways that make them stronger and better. Money is good alms when money is really needed, but in comparison with the divine gifts of hope, friendship, courage, sympathy, and love, it is paltry and poor. Continue reading The Danger in Helping Too Much→
As a little boy growing up, I used to wonder and imagined a lot about if I will ever see God. In all the stories I was told in Sunday school and the books I read described God in His glory and magnificence.
I felt chill cold each time I attended crusades with older people and see people fall under the anointing, and I thought about how powerful God was throwing people around at the mention of his name.
I thought then that God was only found in some churches, in assemblies where the preachers are holy and can perform miracles…I thought people like me could never see God as he reveals himself only to special and holy people, not to boys like me who tell lies, disobey parents, wear dirty clothes etc sometimes.
As an adult today, I still see people think the way I thought as a little boy. I hear people talk about how God is in some churches and not in others. And how miracles represent the presence of God and so on. Continue reading Have You Never Seen God?→
There are times in life when we have to stand up for what we know in our moral compass is right.
In our world today, with everything that is happening, you could see that our morality is being thrown away. People will rather be liked than stand up for what is right.
What about you, are you conforming with the crowd, or you have a moral compass and you stick with it. The bible clearly warns us not conform to the patterns of the world.
This serves as a reminder for those of us who may have forgotten about our morality in dealing with life’s issues, and also as a beacon of courage to anyone who is struggling with the attitude of people towards him/her for choosing to be different in a world where people are dying to conform with the crowd.
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Are you waiting on God to do your work for you? Look God is waiting for you to start. Even God cannot do our work without us, without our skills, our faithfulness. Every one of us has been called to do our work faithfully no matter what it is.
Unfortunately today, most people are neglecting their callings/work/skills/talents/business because they think it is too small for them. Look no matter what you are doing, God has called you to that work; whether you are a carpenter, mechanic, hair stylist, driver, care giver, writer, blogger, speaker etc. you are required to be the best you can be at what you do. God expects you to do the very best work you can possibly do in your line of work.
So whenever you do careless, dishonest, imperfect, slighted work, you are robbing God. The bible says, whatever work you do, you should do it as you are doing it unto God and not unto man. How faithful are you to the work you are doing now? Faithfulness requires that you do the best you can always in everything we do. Continue reading Called to Be Faithful→
God we thank you for a new day, for another opportunity to redeem ourselves. O Lord, you who is infinite wisdom and the source of all strength, grant that whatever today brings whether good fortune, disappointment, pain or pleasure, we may meet it with a brave heart and a cheerful face and use it to your glory and the good of others.
Help us to be interested in the welfare of others, that we shall not just be thinking only of ourselves; so intent on winning your approval that we shall not be unduly concerned with the opinion of men.
When the strength and time you have allotted for this day’s struggles have been exhausted, grant O Lord, we ask that we may be a little closer to the goals that you have set for us in the race to be like Christ. Amen
“Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness
And his chambers by injustice.
Who uses his neighbour’s service without wages, and gives him nothing for his work,
Who says, ‘I will build myself a wide house with spacious chambers
And cut out windows for it, panelling it with cedar and painting it with vermilion
“Shall you reign because you enclose yourself in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness?
Then it was well with him.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well.
Was not that knowing me?” Says the Lord. – Jeremiah 22:13-16
Who is a great man or woman? In answering this question, too often our minds go to the people on Forbe’s rich list, the heads of large corporations and organizations, political leaders, church leaders, Bestselling Authors, Celebrities, and so on. In our world, when we think of greatness, we think of power, affluence, the choice cars, the yachts, the jets, the jewellery , the assets in prime locations, and the other possessions people have. While most great people do have these things – which of course are good any way, having them does not qualify you for greatness. Continue reading True Greatness→