I appreciate you for taking time out of your busy day to read my blog, especially when there are many blogs out there in the world to read.
When I first started this blog in 2011, I was super excited when I got 5 views in a week, and most of those were probably my closest friends, haha. Now, I am pleased to report that this blog has more than 18,700 views! Whenever I think about what to post here, I always come back to this idea that I should write the blog I want to read. I really appreciate the people who take the time to thank me for these blog posts. So when I tell you guys that I appreciate you reading my write ups, posts and even going further to drop a comment whether in form of contribution, advise, suggestion e.t.c, I mean every bit of it. you guys makes me feel on top of the world, they are times I just wanna see you face to face to express my gratitude, I’m very grateful to each and every one of you that stop by my page and blog to read it. God bless you plentifully. Thanking you is the least I can do to show this appreciation. I hope you’ll stop by more and drop a comment when you feel the need to. I say a very big thank you to everyone who also share the links of my articles, you guys usually melt my heart when you go that extra mile. I am very grateful. Thank you for taking time and visiting my blog always and for making 2015 a great year. Looking forward to see more of you in 2016.
Happy new year in advance and God bless us all.
Triumph is just “umph” added to try. The music of hope is everywhere, but to hear it, you need to ignore the muddy jangle of life’s hassles. Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.
Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory. Living life with from the perspective of a victorious spirit means being willing to repeat the grueling process of overcoming time and time again. In life when we refuse to overcome what is in front of us, we provide a path for failure to overcome and eventually embody our being.
Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Keep fighting. Fight to become who you know you can be, and to make the world a better place by the time you leave it. Be the person that stands up ceaselessly for what is right and what is truly just.
No matter what happens to you, you do not have to be bitter. You deserve to be happy. Persevere in the name of love and keep your focus on spreading love wherever you can. If you do these things trust in the truth that all of your hard work will pay off in the end. Be the hero that your heart tells you to be and with this resilience you will move mountains. You don’t just rise to the top. There are times of preparation and many mountains to conquer for the ultimate triumph to the top. May you find the grace of triumph over any situation.
When the dust of life settles, with God, you always win and also realize it’s really not as bad as you thought it was.
When you embark on a journey of faith with God, you have no choice but to wait until God sees you through. He may take one day, He may take 10 years, but your impatience is not going to accelerate God’s agenda, and is almost certainly going to delay your experiencing the manifestation.
Can we be like David today? Despite his situation he was bold to say out loud “I will wait this out until I have no life. I will keep my faith as long as I am alive. I am certainly going to see God’s goodness on this side of eternity”. If you’ll stay in faith when the rain settles and dust clears you’ll still be standing. We can all look back on things that should’ve defeated us.
Having the right perspective is essential to finishing Strong in life. Remember that the glory of God is not just in the conclusion, but also in the process. We should not let our situations consume us or cause us to lose sight of our identity in God. Give away the things that are starting to consume you. Offer those possessions, those gifts, to God as a holy and living sacrifice, living a bit more simply so that others can simply live.
There is no better time to deal with the excuses we have made for not attending to that in our own life which needs amending. If there are grudges we have nursed, it’s time to put them to rest. If there is forgiveness that you are withholding, it’s time to grant it. If there is brokenness in your relationships with others, it’s time to mend it. If you are using the past as an excuse for not moving into the future, it’s time to let it go. When you do what you’ve got to do you’ll discover a strength you’ve never had. Like the palm tree you’re about to come back up again. God has the final say. No matter what comes against you when it’s all said and done you’ll still be standing.
He always wins!
Often in life the pleasure of the journey is only eclipsed by the ecstasy of the destination. Every day is precious as none of us knows when or where our journey will end.
As the year coming to an end, keep in mind that walking with God is nothing short of a purpose filled adventure. He has ordained that through waiting that we access tremendous power and perfect His strength in our weakness as we face each day. It is in the waiting that we are empowered with strategic insights, wisdom for navigating the turf and unique blueprint for the year ahead.
Some of our greatest lessons and insights on the journey are uncovered in the waiting room. Our focus is not just the destination, but the journey. It is not about speed, but about strategy. It is in receiving instructions on when and how to cast our net that a night of toil can become a night of massive kill. One moment of direction from God can resolve years of endless toil.
Keep in mind that you are never alone on the journey. When we come to the end of ourselves, there is grace available to us. Our situations can rage, but cannot consume us as long as we don’t lose sight of our identity in God. It is when we look back with the benefit of hindsight we see that we were never alone. We realize that His steady and invincible hands of grace was there when our strength is spent, guiding us through every situation. We always win when we wait!
Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.
Don’t forget where journey started, when you reach your final destination. Explore your inner creative genius through the medium you love and enjoy the journey. May God guide every step of your travel!
In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. Letting go and moving on are key principles to learning how to navigate life effectively. When we realize exactly when to let go of the negative things in our pasts, we develop a sense of wisdom that we didn’t have before.
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. As long as you have more breaths to take, and as long as you have the free will to make good decisions in your life, nothing can hold you back except yourself. Life goes on and we have to be willing to go on with it.When it’s time to move on we must dare ourselves to be at the forefront of life’s waves, navigating with the hope that our future will be better than our pasts because of our willingness to put behind us the things that hold us back.
The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future. Don’t pout and let your past anger you. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit. Let your past teach you how to be strong. Learn from what you have been through, and move on. One thing always sure. Life go on with you or without you, no matter how much you seen.
The best kinds of relationships begin unexpectedly. When you get the astonished feeling and everything happens so suddenly. That’s why you don’t look for love. It comes to you just at the right time; the time you never thought it would have.
If life can remove someone you never dreamed of losing, it can replace them with someone you never dream’t of having. Sometimes we hold ourselves back when it comes to relationships as we set a specific scope on who we would allow ourselves to be in a relationship with, forgetting that everyone may not always look the part that they may be able to play in our lives.
Relationships form the foundation of all our experience; they shape us from the moment we are born through the moment we die. Relationships happen. They form regardless of our intentions, they are as effortless as breathing. Yet a relationship that strengthens you can be the most elusive thing in the world, hiding always in your own shadow. To truly know someone, to create a relationship that feeds your spirit, you must open yourself up, become vulnerable, be a child in awe and fear. This is the most terrifying thing, more frightening than any disaster, any harm that may be visited upon us. And yet, to let go, to dive into that fear, gives life meaning. It is the most exquisite joy, and the greatest triumph of human life. We’re human, we make mistakes, and sometimes it is because of these mistakes that we find ourselves in places we may not have ever expected to be with people we thought we’d never be with. Sometimes these relationships that develop from unusual circumstances are the best things for us.
Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with. Caring for people that we may have never saw coming can change who you are from the core, and show you sides of life that make you appreciate being alive even more.
Relationships are built on all different foundations, but the ones that last are built on trust and open, honest conversations. So never take for granted the unusual. Be adventurous! Guard your heart but remember that as long as someone is always genuine with you, maybe you should give them a chance.
Just be yourself there is no one better.
Though we have probably all heard that we should “be ourselves” at some point in our lives, and though it may seem like a good thing to do, figuring out how to be yourself is often a taxing process. It’s a shameful truth, but the fact of the matter is that most people choose to be another person when others are taking notice of them, and only choose to be themselves when no eyes are on them.
To do this we have to be willing to take off all of the masks we have put on in our lives in order to fit in. We have to make an effort to find out the things that we are truly passionate about, and then let our lives become a reflection of these things. The most dynamic people that we take notice of on a consistent basis are those who bring something refreshing to their audience, those who are able to shine because of their uniqueness.
Show the world who you really are. Do the things that are in your heart to do, and live as yourself, don’t live to satisfy another’s appetite, because you doing so will never satisfy anyone, including yourself. Take control of your life if you haven’t been living in a manner that is true to yourself. Gather your thoughts, and be sure to detach away from thoughts that bring you down, or away from that person who is truly finding his/her place in this world.
Remember each day that you are who you are, there is only one you, so be yourself, Don’t continue to go against who you really are, live your life!
We can’t choose our circumstances, but we can choose our attitude because life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.
Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how. Seeking life from the view of what we think may bring us happiness is often very detrimental to us living our lives in the sense that we may not always achieve true happiness with this perspective. We make the decision to keep going on, to keep waking up and living our lives each day, because we believe there is some greater purpose and sense of responsibility in our lives — that our suffering isn’t for nothing.
In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice. Basing your happiness upon wealth or material things may seem to work for a while, but most people know in their hearts these things alone do not bring happiness. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
You are what your deepest desire is; As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your destiny. Spend your time in a way that serves others, and you will spend your time in a way that also serves happiness to who you really are. You are more than your job or career, you are a beautiful person with a lot to offer to people. A people ranging from those in your immediate circle to strangers worldwide who may not know you yet, but certainly will if you continue to live with passion.
If a man advances confidently in the direction of his dreams to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in the common hours. Focus on building and maintaining relationships with people who love you the same as you love them, and live and love from your passion – not just what can make you appear successful. Everyone on earth has a purpose – a purpose you must understand to reach your potential. Everyone has passion too – passion for what they do and what they want to be.
You don’t buy all the clothes in the market. You choose slowly and carefully, asking the prices for each before buying. The same way you choose your friends, by looking into their lives carefully, before taking any as a companion, then dropping those that are not relevant. Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Every decision you make, makes you. Never let other people choose who you’re going to be. Living with the pain and fear of the past is not simple. We all have different sets of experiences and getting past emotional pain can be very difficult according to what we went through. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. A key principle to abide by in life is knowing to keep a positive attitude no matter what your past is. There are many new opportunities within your reach in any circumstance, you just have to be willing to rid our own eyes with the judgment of what you put yourself through, and dealing with your reality in an upfront way that will help you to tackle and bury the problems of the past.
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. Forgive yourself, never forget what happened, and use the experience to learn about what you may do in the future when similar situations arise. Never make the same mistakes repeatedly, and remember that once things happen, they are finished. There is no point in living in situations that cant be changed. Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.