Live your Dream

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Spend time by yourself.
Run toward your Dream.
Become the Right Person.
You are an UNCOMMON BREED.

INVEST IN YOURSELF

Live. Learn and Evolve 


I don’t know what that dream is that you have.
I don’t care how disappointing it might have been as you've been working towards that dream, but that dream that you’re holding in your mind… it’s possible!

Some of you already know that its hard… it’s not easy. Its hard changing your life!
In the process of working on your dreams, you are going to incur a lot of disappointments, failure, and pain…

There are moments when you’re going to doubt yourself…

For those of you that have experienced some hardships, don’t give up on your dream!

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

There are rough times that are going to come your way, but they have not come to stay - they have come to pass! :)

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste… it’s something that truly exists in all of us!

I challenge you to SPEND TIME BY YOURSELF.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

For people who are running towards their dreams, life has a special kind of meaning! :)

As long as you follow other people and as long as you’re being a copy cat,
You will never ever be the best copy cat in the world!
But YOU WILL BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE!

I challenge you to find your value.

Everybody won’t see it...
Everybody won’t join you
Everybody won’t have the vision
It’s necessary to know that...YOU ARE AN UNCOMMON BREED!


But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33

The people that are living their dream are finding winners to attach themselves to. 

The people that are living their dreams, are the people that know that if it’s gonna happen - it’s up to them.

If you wanna be more successful, if you wanna do and have stuff that you have never had before,
I’m asking you to invest in you.

Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality…
You don’t have to go through life being a victim.

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Even if you have to face disappointment, you have to know within yourself:

I can do this even if no one else sees this in me I must see it for myself.

This is what I believe, and I’m willing to die for it. Period.

No matter how bad it is…or how bad it gets…I’m going to make it.
I want to represent an idea…I want to represent possibilities.

I dare you to invest time...
I dare you to be alone...
I dare you to spend an hour alone getting to know yourself!

Get to a place where people who don’t like you don’t even bother you any more..
Cause you’re not concerned with trying to make them happy...
Because you’re trying to get to the next level,
Because you’re ready to invest in your mind,

I need you to invest in your mind.

Because you’re still talking about your dream
You’re still talking about your goal
You've not done anything…

Just take the first step…

You can make your parents proud…
You can make your school proud…
You can touch millions of peoples ‘ lives…
and the world will never be the same again…
because you came this way!

Don’t let nobody steal your dreams.

If you face a rejection or a no...
If you hold a meeting and nobody shows up...
If someone says ” you can count on me” and they don’t come through...

What if we have that kind of attitude?
A cause repossessed...nobody believes in you…
You've lost again, and again, and again, the lights are cut off…

But you’re still looking at your dream,
Renewing it every day and saying to yourself:

It’s not over… UNTIL I WIN!

YOU CAN LIVE YOUR DREAM!


“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” - Maya Angelou

How to be a Woman of Worth

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Do you want to be a Woman of Worth?



Does your life feel like it is missing something?

Some of us tend to look for excitement and thrill to fill that hunger...


But how do you really become a Woman of Worth?


Here are some lessons that i have learned from the Woman's Conference.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10


You are WOWWoman Of Worth.

God has MADE you! Make A Difference for Eternity

You are His workmanship! His masterpiece!

You are unique... Your eyes, your heart, your lip mark and fingerprints are totally unique!
You are one of a kind.

We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies? Edward Young


Are you trying to be someone else? Living someone else's life?


Here is now the 3 Steps on how to become a Woman of Worth:



3 Steps to Become a Woman of Worth

1. Be SECURE in Christ

and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. Colossians 2:10

As a woman who is secure in Christ, you are complete. When you are complete and secure in Christ, you become a giver. A woman without Christ is needy and a taker.
With Christ, we become GIVERS.


You are COMPLETE!
Jesus is more than enough for you!


If we are not secure in Christ, we could become like a YOYO- Up-Down-Up-Down...
  


“I have loved you with an everlasting love;  I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. - Jeremiah 31:3


God loves you eternally!

LOVE wants reciprocation.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8


God loves you with EYES WIDE OPEN!!!

There is nothing that you can do for Him to love you less or more... He already LOVES you perfectly.
With God, there is no abandonment or betrayal and YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
    your walls are ever before me. 

Isaiah 49:16

I remember when I was still studying, and I want to remember something, but I can't find a paper, what I do is write it on my palm... In this verse, God engraved our names in the palm of His hands...

God remembers YOU!!!

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand
    when I awake, I am still with you.

Psalm 139:17-18

God TREASURES YOU!!! God loves you like you are His only child. He has the capacity to love like that.

He thinks of you 24/7, and is interested in every little thing that you are doing, thinking or feeling.

As Christians, we can always draw from His unlimited resources and GIVE.

2. Be SPIRIT-EMPOWERED

Oftentimes as Christians, we pray "God use me". A better prayer could be "God, make me usable.".

Do you have a toothbrush? :)
If i borrow your toothbrush, would you lend it to me?

You probably would not...
Why? 
Because your toothbrush is a tool for your personal use only...

In the same way, to be usable for God, we have to be set apart for Him.

Our primary purpose is to glorify Him.

And what do we get, when we are spirit empowered?

Power to Witness

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8

Power for Christ-like Character

Life by the Spirit

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself."  If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

HOW TO BE SPIRIT EMPOWERED

P - Pause and Take a Breath
R - Resist your First Impulse 
A - Ask the Holy Spirit what to Say and Do
Y - Yield to the Holy Spirit

Decide for yourself what you want to be in advance - and BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.
All of us have that one favorite sin or struggle. We have to be aware and know what impacted those situations to be able to avoid them.

3. SERVE God where you are!

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:2

Sometimes, we encounter constraints and trials and see them as obstacles to doing God's will but these circumstances are actually opportunities to serve God.

Live with the attitude of gratitude, or Grumble yourself to the Grave.

In situations, where we cant understand, we can ask God why He allowed certain things to happen and How we can use it for His glory.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 
1 Peter 5:7

Choose to joyfully anticipate what good God will do and you will become better and not bitter.

God's Formula for a GOOD MENTAL HEALTH:

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

Always Choose to End prayer with THANKSGIVING.
Why?
 And we know that IN ALL things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:28-29
Ministry begins at home.

As a wife, your authority is your God-ordained authority is your husband.
As a daughter, your God-ordained authority are your parents.

How to Submit to Authority:

Manner: 
Gentle - not irritated or agravated.
Ephesians 5:33

When you say things, be polite.
Do not roll eyes
Do not command.
Do not demand.

All Woman Evangelize and Disciple Woman.

As a mother, you are to disciple your children.

Proverbs 22:6




Titus 2:4-5

1 Corinthians 7:34-35

Live to Give!
- family
-workplace/school 
Psalm 92:14
-friends 
Proverbs 31:25

Count down before take off...
-

At Home:
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18
It is God's design for a wife to be a helper to her husband. 

For Married woman, Husbands are always the First Priority after God. 

Husbands are not interruptions and should be a priority in wife's schedule.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12 KJV
As a Woman of Worth, BE THE BEST WIFE.
As a single woman, be the BEST Daughter and sister that you could be... 
BE THE BEST wherever God placed you to be... 
Be the BEST EMPLOYEE... be the BEST SISTER...

Enjoy living your Significant Life... woman of worth! :)

How to be Content

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Are you happy or settling?


If you would ponder and think about it, the difference with the two is not what you have, but actually: contentment.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get - H Jackson Brown Jnr

If you are not happy now, what makes you think that you would be happy after something?

Singles, if you are not happy now, what makes you think you would be happy if you would get married? :)

Are you content?

When we are content, we can say that We are a HUNDRED PERCENT willing to accept whatever God wants to throw our way - the good, the bad and the ugly.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 
Philippians 2:5-8

Once we fully LET GO of ourselves, that is when we can fully take on the attitude of Christ.

The Key to having a full relationship with God is CONTENTMENT.

Jesus wanted the cup of suffering taken away from Him (Matthew 26:39), but He went all the way to death to prove his TRUST to the Father's plans.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13

To be content is Learned

Learn to be satisfied in God's classroom of life. Release what you want in life, and find gratification.

The apostle Paul found contentment in Christ, even when he was shipwrecked, beaten and jailed for the sake of Christ.

1. Release your will
2. Die to your desires
3. Live for Christ

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

Let us always practice removing our focus on ourselves, that we may be able to see the blessings of God in our lives.



Goals

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“The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It’s not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideals, but it is a disaster to have no ideals to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach.” Dr. Benjamin Mays

Live in the Moment

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If you are like me, you love creating lists, planning and organizing....
Nothing wrong with that...
But are you leaving space for grace where God can move in your life?

God's timing is always the best timing...
God's way is more than what we can imagine...

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future. 
If you are at peace you are living in the present - Lau Tzu


Waiting...

God's lesson for me now is to always live in the present...

Enjoy the present moment as best you can; it's where your future comes from!

Most times, I always look at my past and I get anxious at my future that i don't get to enjoy the present...

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. 

Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness.
Tear out arrogance and seed humility. 
Exchange love for hate --- 
thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising." 
 -- Maya Angelou

We are butterflies...
Right now, we are inside a cocoon...
We cannot go outside without developing our whole bodies...to become the beautiful butterfly we are meant to be..

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future - John F Kennedy

Every level is a journey, and every step has its own lesson and learning...
Stop and smell the flowers....

Approach life like a marathon.
If you approach it like a hundred yard dash race , you would exhaust yourself
even before you start the journey...

Live each moment as if it were your last.

There's more to life than increasing its speed - Gandhi

A relationship that is to go the distance, needs a comfortable pacing that keeps people from consuming each other. 
Allow the bond to form and the glue to dry. :)

For all the rough edges that can not be smoothed, and faults that can never be eradicated, develop the best possible outlook and decide to ACCEPT REALITY exactly as it it.

Principles of Mental Health:
1. Accept that which cannot be changed.
Accept as is, where is.
No one can satisfy every longing and hope of another human being.
You cant be perfect either.
Settle for human foibles, faults, irritability, fatigue.

A good relationship is not one where perfection reigns. It is a relationship where a healthy perspective overlook a multitude of "unresolvables"

2. Choose to Hang Tough and Be Content inspite of everything. 
Operative word is: CHOOSE

Enjoy your journey :)

"You messed up yesterday. You said the wrong words, took the wrong turn, loved the wrong person, reacted the wrong way. You spoke when you should have listened, walked when you should have waited, judged when you should have trusted, indulged when you should have resisted. You messed up yesterday. But you'll mess up more if you let yesterday's mistakes sabotage today's attitude. God's mercies are new every morning. You need God's grace and daily washings of forgiveness. Once a year won't do. Once a month is insufficient. Weekly showers leave you dry. You need a solid soaking everyday. Receive them."-Every Day Deserves A Chance; "The LORD's love never ends; His mercies never stop. They are new every morning."(Lamentations 3:22-23) God bless you!:)

September 18, 2014

Live your Dream



Spend time by yourself.
Run toward your Dream.
Become the Right Person.
You are an UNCOMMON BREED.

INVEST IN YOURSELF

Live. Learn and Evolve 


I don’t know what that dream is that you have.
I don’t care how disappointing it might have been as you've been working towards that dream, but that dream that you’re holding in your mind… it’s possible!

Some of you already know that its hard… it’s not easy. Its hard changing your life!
In the process of working on your dreams, you are going to incur a lot of disappointments, failure, and pain…

There are moments when you’re going to doubt yourself…

For those of you that have experienced some hardships, don’t give up on your dream!

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

There are rough times that are going to come your way, but they have not come to stay - they have come to pass! :)

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste… it’s something that truly exists in all of us!

I challenge you to SPEND TIME BY YOURSELF.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

For people who are running towards their dreams, life has a special kind of meaning! :)

As long as you follow other people and as long as you’re being a copy cat,
You will never ever be the best copy cat in the world!
But YOU WILL BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE!

I challenge you to find your value.

Everybody won’t see it...
Everybody won’t join you
Everybody won’t have the vision
It’s necessary to know that...YOU ARE AN UNCOMMON BREED!


But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33

The people that are living their dream are finding winners to attach themselves to. 

The people that are living their dreams, are the people that know that if it’s gonna happen - it’s up to them.

If you wanna be more successful, if you wanna do and have stuff that you have never had before,
I’m asking you to invest in you.

Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality…
You don’t have to go through life being a victim.

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Even if you have to face disappointment, you have to know within yourself:

I can do this even if no one else sees this in me I must see it for myself.

This is what I believe, and I’m willing to die for it. Period.

No matter how bad it is…or how bad it gets…I’m going to make it.
I want to represent an idea…I want to represent possibilities.

I dare you to invest time...
I dare you to be alone...
I dare you to spend an hour alone getting to know yourself!

Get to a place where people who don’t like you don’t even bother you any more..
Cause you’re not concerned with trying to make them happy...
Because you’re trying to get to the next level,
Because you’re ready to invest in your mind,

I need you to invest in your mind.

Because you’re still talking about your dream
You’re still talking about your goal
You've not done anything…

Just take the first step…

You can make your parents proud…
You can make your school proud…
You can touch millions of peoples ‘ lives…
and the world will never be the same again…
because you came this way!

Don’t let nobody steal your dreams.

If you face a rejection or a no...
If you hold a meeting and nobody shows up...
If someone says ” you can count on me” and they don’t come through...

What if we have that kind of attitude?
A cause repossessed...nobody believes in you…
You've lost again, and again, and again, the lights are cut off…

But you’re still looking at your dream,
Renewing it every day and saying to yourself:

It’s not over… UNTIL I WIN!

YOU CAN LIVE YOUR DREAM!


“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” - Maya Angelou

September 14, 2014

How to be a Woman of Worth

Do you want to be a Woman of Worth?



Does your life feel like it is missing something?

Some of us tend to look for excitement and thrill to fill that hunger...


But how do you really become a Woman of Worth?


Here are some lessons that i have learned from the Woman's Conference.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10


You are WOWWoman Of Worth.

God has MADE you! Make A Difference for Eternity

You are His workmanship! His masterpiece!

You are unique... Your eyes, your heart, your lip mark and fingerprints are totally unique!
You are one of a kind.

We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies? Edward Young


Are you trying to be someone else? Living someone else's life?


Here is now the 3 Steps on how to become a Woman of Worth:



3 Steps to Become a Woman of Worth

1. Be SECURE in Christ

and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. Colossians 2:10

As a woman who is secure in Christ, you are complete. When you are complete and secure in Christ, you become a giver. A woman without Christ is needy and a taker.
With Christ, we become GIVERS.


You are COMPLETE!
Jesus is more than enough for you!


If we are not secure in Christ, we could become like a YOYO- Up-Down-Up-Down...
  


“I have loved you with an everlasting love;  I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. - Jeremiah 31:3


God loves you eternally!

LOVE wants reciprocation.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8


God loves you with EYES WIDE OPEN!!!

There is nothing that you can do for Him to love you less or more... He already LOVES you perfectly.
With God, there is no abandonment or betrayal and YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
    your walls are ever before me. 

Isaiah 49:16

I remember when I was still studying, and I want to remember something, but I can't find a paper, what I do is write it on my palm... In this verse, God engraved our names in the palm of His hands...

God remembers YOU!!!

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand
    when I awake, I am still with you.

Psalm 139:17-18

God TREASURES YOU!!! God loves you like you are His only child. He has the capacity to love like that.

He thinks of you 24/7, and is interested in every little thing that you are doing, thinking or feeling.

As Christians, we can always draw from His unlimited resources and GIVE.

2. Be SPIRIT-EMPOWERED

Oftentimes as Christians, we pray "God use me". A better prayer could be "God, make me usable.".

Do you have a toothbrush? :)
If i borrow your toothbrush, would you lend it to me?

You probably would not...
Why? 
Because your toothbrush is a tool for your personal use only...

In the same way, to be usable for God, we have to be set apart for Him.

Our primary purpose is to glorify Him.

And what do we get, when we are spirit empowered?

Power to Witness

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8

Power for Christ-like Character

Life by the Spirit

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself."  If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

HOW TO BE SPIRIT EMPOWERED

P - Pause and Take a Breath
R - Resist your First Impulse 
A - Ask the Holy Spirit what to Say and Do
Y - Yield to the Holy Spirit

Decide for yourself what you want to be in advance - and BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.
All of us have that one favorite sin or struggle. We have to be aware and know what impacted those situations to be able to avoid them.

3. SERVE God where you are!

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:2

Sometimes, we encounter constraints and trials and see them as obstacles to doing God's will but these circumstances are actually opportunities to serve God.

Live with the attitude of gratitude, or Grumble yourself to the Grave.

In situations, where we cant understand, we can ask God why He allowed certain things to happen and How we can use it for His glory.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 
1 Peter 5:7

Choose to joyfully anticipate what good God will do and you will become better and not bitter.

God's Formula for a GOOD MENTAL HEALTH:

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

Always Choose to End prayer with THANKSGIVING.
Why?
 And we know that IN ALL things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:28-29
Ministry begins at home.

As a wife, your authority is your God-ordained authority is your husband.
As a daughter, your God-ordained authority are your parents.

How to Submit to Authority:

Manner: 
Gentle - not irritated or agravated.
Ephesians 5:33

When you say things, be polite.
Do not roll eyes
Do not command.
Do not demand.

All Woman Evangelize and Disciple Woman.

As a mother, you are to disciple your children.

Proverbs 22:6




Titus 2:4-5

1 Corinthians 7:34-35

Live to Give!
- family
-workplace/school 
Psalm 92:14
-friends 
Proverbs 31:25

Count down before take off...
-

At Home:
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18
It is God's design for a wife to be a helper to her husband. 

For Married woman, Husbands are always the First Priority after God. 

Husbands are not interruptions and should be a priority in wife's schedule.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12 KJV
As a Woman of Worth, BE THE BEST WIFE.
As a single woman, be the BEST Daughter and sister that you could be... 
BE THE BEST wherever God placed you to be... 
Be the BEST EMPLOYEE... be the BEST SISTER...

Enjoy living your Significant Life... woman of worth! :)

September 13, 2014

How to be Content

Are you happy or settling?


If you would ponder and think about it, the difference with the two is not what you have, but actually: contentment.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get - H Jackson Brown Jnr

If you are not happy now, what makes you think that you would be happy after something?

Singles, if you are not happy now, what makes you think you would be happy if you would get married? :)

Are you content?

When we are content, we can say that We are a HUNDRED PERCENT willing to accept whatever God wants to throw our way - the good, the bad and the ugly.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 
Philippians 2:5-8

Once we fully LET GO of ourselves, that is when we can fully take on the attitude of Christ.

The Key to having a full relationship with God is CONTENTMENT.

Jesus wanted the cup of suffering taken away from Him (Matthew 26:39), but He went all the way to death to prove his TRUST to the Father's plans.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13

To be content is Learned

Learn to be satisfied in God's classroom of life. Release what you want in life, and find gratification.

The apostle Paul found contentment in Christ, even when he was shipwrecked, beaten and jailed for the sake of Christ.

1. Release your will
2. Die to your desires
3. Live for Christ

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

Let us always practice removing our focus on ourselves, that we may be able to see the blessings of God in our lives.



September 12, 2014

Goals





“The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It’s not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideals, but it is a disaster to have no ideals to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach.” Dr. Benjamin Mays

September 9, 2014

Live in the Moment

If you are like me, you love creating lists, planning and organizing....
Nothing wrong with that...
But are you leaving space for grace where God can move in your life?

God's timing is always the best timing...
God's way is more than what we can imagine...

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future. 
If you are at peace you are living in the present - Lau Tzu


Waiting...

God's lesson for me now is to always live in the present...

Enjoy the present moment as best you can; it's where your future comes from!

Most times, I always look at my past and I get anxious at my future that i don't get to enjoy the present...

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. 

Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness.
Tear out arrogance and seed humility. 
Exchange love for hate --- 
thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising." 
 -- Maya Angelou

We are butterflies...
Right now, we are inside a cocoon...
We cannot go outside without developing our whole bodies...to become the beautiful butterfly we are meant to be..

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future - John F Kennedy

Every level is a journey, and every step has its own lesson and learning...
Stop and smell the flowers....

Approach life like a marathon.
If you approach it like a hundred yard dash race , you would exhaust yourself
even before you start the journey...

Live each moment as if it were your last.

There's more to life than increasing its speed - Gandhi

A relationship that is to go the distance, needs a comfortable pacing that keeps people from consuming each other. 
Allow the bond to form and the glue to dry. :)

For all the rough edges that can not be smoothed, and faults that can never be eradicated, develop the best possible outlook and decide to ACCEPT REALITY exactly as it it.

Principles of Mental Health:
1. Accept that which cannot be changed.
Accept as is, where is.
No one can satisfy every longing and hope of another human being.
You cant be perfect either.
Settle for human foibles, faults, irritability, fatigue.

A good relationship is not one where perfection reigns. It is a relationship where a healthy perspective overlook a multitude of "unresolvables"

2. Choose to Hang Tough and Be Content inspite of everything. 
Operative word is: CHOOSE

Enjoy your journey :)

"You messed up yesterday. You said the wrong words, took the wrong turn, loved the wrong person, reacted the wrong way. You spoke when you should have listened, walked when you should have waited, judged when you should have trusted, indulged when you should have resisted. You messed up yesterday. But you'll mess up more if you let yesterday's mistakes sabotage today's attitude. God's mercies are new every morning. You need God's grace and daily washings of forgiveness. Once a year won't do. Once a month is insufficient. Weekly showers leave you dry. You need a solid soaking everyday. Receive them."-Every Day Deserves A Chance; "The LORD's love never ends; His mercies never stop. They are new every morning."(Lamentations 3:22-23) God bless you!:)