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Daily Wisdom

Most people complain about their past negative experiences, their failures, their mistakes, and are never able to put these behind them and move forward. But this you must do if you will experience greatness. And you can.

But if you doubt this, and still find yourself beating yourself up over your past, I want you to know that, those experiences were also part of God’s plan to prepare you for the life ahead. Think about this; “Paul never could have written the Epistle to the Galatians if he had not been a proud, haughty, persecuting Pharisee. Saint Augustine never could have written the Confessions if he had not been first the rogue Augustine. Luther never could have pinned the theses on the door of the church at Wittenberg, if he had not been a superstitious monk. John B. Gough never could have been the missionary to two continents in the cause of temperance, and swayed men’s hearts as he did sway them, if he had not lain drunken in the gutter and fought delirium tremens.” Continue reading Daily Wisdom

Don’t Forget to Forget!

“This one thing I do forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” – St. Paul.

Many of us are still brooding over the past. We are still weeping over that lost relationship; that lost job, that misfortune; that death; that betrayal; those wrong words we said; those things we failed to do that led us into failure and so on. But folks brooding over the past, however foolish, devastating, painful it has been is unhelpful and a complete waste of strength and opportunities of the present.

There is an old Japanese proverb that says, “My skirt with tears is always wet, I have forgotten to forget.” Unfortunately today, many of us have forgotten to forget and that is why our lives aren’t growing and we are still experiencing difficulties. If this is the case with you, adopt the attitude of St. Paul who forgot the things that were in the past behind him, whether they were mistakes, disappointments, and failures or they were achievements and success. Continue reading Don’t Forget to Forget!

St. Paul’s Keys to Happiness

Many of us are looking for the key to happiness, health, and success. But we often miss it because sometimes the books we read make it sound like it’s such a difficult process to be happy in life. And especially when we look around, and see that almost everyone we know is struggling, and only a few people seem to have a magic key that unlocks their desires to them.

Well you are not alone in this quest. Several years back, a group of people felt the way you are feeling and now, and met a sage for the secrets to happiness and general success in life, and like you they thought it was going to be some very difficult task. But surprisingly, the wise man told them these simple words;

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Folks if we learn this habit of always thinking and talking about only the good and positive things in our lives, we attract more of those things to our lives. Think about it, 99% of the time many of us are always talking about our problems; how we don’t have money; how we are sick; how life has been difficult; how our partner/spouse is misbehaving and so on, and the more of this we talk about, the more we experience the challenges and difficulties. Continue reading St. Paul’s Keys to Happiness