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WELCOME TO SELAH’S WORLD

People like to think that the opposite of fear is courage, when in fact the opposite of fear is faith. When you have faith to overcome your fears, you realize you had courage all along.” – Unknown

When you believe, you would come to realize that “nothing is impossible”.

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Legends

 

I Can

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I know sometimes it seems as if you are destined for no good, often times the trend of events suggest you are not just good enough. To make it even worse, people will tell it to your face how big a failure you have been and they will highlight past events in your life to prove how often you had fallen below expectations. These are where you have been, these are what had happen to you, these are lives you have lived but one thing is for sure, these are not what you are.

We have tendencies to want to stay down after a big fall, pessimism suggests, ‘he who is down fears no fall’, then we want to remain down so we don’t experience further disappointments. When people tell us what they think of our life and their interpretation of how shameful it has always been, we fall into the doldrum life of dejection and self pity while we loose the essence of living all together. These are opinions, some with facts and even others with figures but someone’s opinion
doesn’t have to our reality. Those things might have happened but we can make sure they are only history and not our story.

Dreams and ambition quickly die when one looses faith, the urge to take on challenges fizzle away when confidence is lost. Like a dog many would turn tail after a let down and without a fight back they mistake distraction for destination. If there is a thing they say you can’t do, that would only be true if you agree with them, if they say it is impossible for you then that will be so if you believe it is more than your Will can sustain. The difference between what you are and who you are, is how far you are willing to go. You can surpass all your limitations if you open your heart to the boundless strength within you. You are who you think you are, the rest are just shadows of your fears.

Don’t be defined by the limitations others have set for you. You could have weaknesses but then you can master your strengths and manage your weaknesses. Even if everyone says you can’t, the only vote that count is yours which should be saying “I CAN”

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

When I was 5 years-old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. ― John Lennon

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You deserve to be happy, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. However you decide to pursuit it is solely your choice. Happiness comes with fulfillment, satisfaction and excitement. Happiness often doesn’t come easy, you will be required to strive for it.
Your resolve would be put to test; mountains would stand against you, ditches would be in your way, you would battle friends, make pacts with enemies, you would be insulted, misunderstood, people would make you feel it is not worth it but in the end if that is where your happiness lies, it will be worth all the troubles.

Enjoy these selected quotes and be inspired:

One is only poor, only if he has choose to be……Dolly Paton

You don’t have to be perfect, as long as you are willing to learn….Shontelle

Never let somebody tell you, you can’t do something, not even me. If you have got a dream you have got to protect it. When people can’t do something themselves they want to tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something,  go get it….Will Smith

Make your life a dream and of dream a reality (your dreams a reality)…..Antonio De St. Exupe

You might never fail on the scale I did but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all and in which case you fail by default…..JK Rowling

I didn’t get the job, but here is the thing I didn’t quit, I didn’t fall back. I walked out of there to prepare for the next audition, the next audition and the next audition, I prayed….Denzel Washington

But what is most important is that you have to dig deep, dig deep down and ask yourself who do you want to be; not what but who?…..Arnold Schwarzenegger

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right……Henry Ford

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.  The way it actually works is the reverse.  You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want….Margaret Young

I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick…this kid is going to be the best in the world…I will show you, how great I am…..Mohammed Ali

Inch by inch, play by play till we finish, we are in hell right now, gentlemen and we can stay here and get the shit kick out of us or we can fight our way back into the light, we can climb out of hell, one inch at a time.……Tony D’Amato (Football coach)

Never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or pretty-never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy…..Winston S. Churchill

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it…..Elizabeth Gilbert

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Life may have bruised my ego, knocked me down couple of times, humilitated me and unjustly condemned me but then I didn’t give up. I know even though my face is thrashed, my ego is damaged and my strength is used up but when I win, my happiness will shine through it all…….Selah

Happiness is what I can’t live without it is time to stand out….Keke Palmer

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2014 in Motivational

 

7 Reasons Why You Can Be Unhappy

7 Reasons Why You Can Be Unhappy

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1. Building your happiness around someone
Often times in the name of love we lock out everyone else in our lives just to accommodate one person. This can be very dangerous as we get so addicted to such person that they become the only reason we get excited and happy. This is why some people commit suicide or go crazy after a broken relationship. Being addicted to someone is like being addicted to drugs, there would always a withdrawal syndrome when the relationship falls apart but having friends and family around would always cushion the effect.
My advice: Have a good relationship with friends and family, don’t cast them away because you have a lover or new friend that seem to understand everything about you.

2. Small things are more important than they seem
If on your way to bigger dreams you neglect things that use to matter to you, eventually when you achieve the bigger dreams, you will realize that the so-called bigger dreams were not as important as those things you sacrificed along the way. Most big dreams give illusion of absolute but believe me, nothing is absolute. For instance, if your goal was to be a millionaire after your millions, you will be thinking of billions, one dream is always replaced by another but small things like family, good health, true friends, rest, good food etc never change and when you neglect them you tend to suffer unhappiness in the end, in spite of having your big dreams.
My advice: keep your big dreams close but keep those small things closer.

3. Trusting in Men rather than God
Of truth is that God works through people but this is never a reason to build your hope around people. Men will always disappoint intentionally or unintentionally, it’s like our second nature. So when we build our hope, trust and faith around people sadness is inevitable because when disappointment comes from them, it will leave us heartbroken but if our trust is in God even when people betray us, the Joy of God would still be our strength.
My advice: See man as a vessel in the hands of God, and not man as the god of your destiny.

4. Want Vs Need
This happens when you don’t set your priorities right, you tend to be lost between what you want and what you need. Every time this happens you will have a feeling of lack and sadness but if you have your priorities right you will find out that not having what you want is not lack, it just a natural occurrence, even the richest men don’t have all they want, oftentimes not for lack of money but because those things are yet to be invented or not readily available. If your focus is on what you want then all you will keep seeing are lacks, lacks and more lacks; and that’s just sadness all around.
My advice: Get your priorities right and know that because you don’t have it now doesn’t mean you will never have it.

5.  Loneliness
Most people have lost their sense of socialization; no friends, no fun time, no outings just work and alone times. Do you know that naturally, we are social “animals”, the need to socialize is as natural as sleep, breath or death, hence if we don’t, the tendency is for us to be withdrawn, lonely and sad. This is not about partying or late nights, this is about keeping people around us, sharing thoughts, ideas, moment, problems, bad times and good times.
My advice: Loneliness is a bad habit, make friends, go out, do sight seeing, visit people, have a large heart where sadness cannot hide.

6. Wrong profession
We all have our different callings, things we are naturally good at, often times we know this by the excitement we feel when we are doing things related to them. For example, some are natural helpers so they are excited by teaching, some are carers hence they are best suited for healthcare services. However because of the economic demands and the general idea of putting money first, most people have ended up in professions that are not natural to them, as such no matter how much they try, they hardly find fulfilment and happiness. I have a friend who quit practicing law to start photography, he said the sad eyes in the courtroom creeps him out but being in happy places like weddings, anniversaries etc makes him fulfilled.
My advice: Know your calling, find a field that emphasizes it and remember it is never too late to cross over. Where you find fulfilment, sooner or later you will find wealth.

7. Ungodly foundation
Our lives are in steps or phases, each phase is an extension of the one before and all woven together to form what people see when they meet us. Each step is built on foundation of faith, believe and discipline. Good foundation will bring happiness while bad foundation will bring sadness. The steps include being born, making friends, gaining admission, learning a trade, getting a job, getting married, having kids, building a home etc.
My advice: Make God the foundation of your life, let Him order your steps and if you ask me, the shortest distance to God is Jesus Christ but you are entitled to your own route, however the most important thing is to make God your foundation if you want to be happy.

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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Digest, Motivational

 

God of the Good Times

God of the Good Times

I have had my fair share of trying times, there had times I had questioned my faith, many of these times had asked God, ‘where are you?’. But ever since I had this song, there is so much my eyes have been opened to and there is so much I now understand.

I have come to understand that my problems doesn’t mean my God is inefficient neither are my victories the limit of His powers. I have come to know that my God, no matter how bad my situation is, cannot dessert me. I now know that though sorrow may last for the night, Joy comes in the morning because my God is always working to make things right for me.

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God On The Mountain
Artist: Lynda Randle

Life is easy, when you’re up on the mountain
And you’ve got peace of mind, like you’ve never known.
But things change, when you’re down in the valley.
Don’t lose faith, for you’re never alone.

For the God on the mountain, is the God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He’ll make them right.
And the God of the good times
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

We talk of faith way up on the mountain.
Talk comes so easy when life’s at its best.
Now down in the valleys, of trials and temptations
That’s where your faith, is really put to the test.

For the God on the mountain is the God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He’ll make them right.
And the God of the good times
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day, is still God in the night.

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GOOD RELATIONSHIP

Good Relationship

If you think relationship is about good times, loving memories, quality times shared then you have to think again.
If you believe relationship is about soft spoken words, lovely gifts and outings then you need to check your believe
If you dream relationship to be your favourite love story, your movie fantasy or sensual musical lyrics then you need to wake up
If you were told relationship is pretty as a rose, sweet as honey or soft as bunny then you have heard wrong.

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You think I’d leave your side baby
You know me better than that
You think I’d leave you down when you’re down on your knees
I wouldn’t do that

The heart is always true but the truth is dependent on time; past, present and future; what is now may not be later
Words of mouth are as real as the shadow, they often disappear when the scares of the night looms.
Promises are like air, easy to bag in a balloon but delicate to handle because the slightest puncture sets them loose
A show of affection now are like a bird in the hand know one knows for how long it will stay in the hand

Relationship is for the matured, for people who are more independent, less worried and very selfless.
Relationship requires sacrifice, restructuring, understanding, patience and trust even when you see otherwise
Relationship should be build on strength not weaknesses, should revolve round knowing and not spotting the difference
Relationship goes beyond loving, beyond tolerance, beyond trusting, beyond acceptance, it is about fusion, meshing of body and soul.

Be patient, be prayerful, be peaceful, be protected and be persuaded to have a standard of choice
Be lively, be loyal, be loving, be laudable and be liberated from illusions and sheer fantasies
Be happy, be hopeful, be healthy, be holy and be helpful to yourself by doing proper findings
There is someone for everyone, be careful, choose wisely and don’t be fooled by materials.

Good relationship is worth waiting for!

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2014 in Relationship

 

WHY YOU NEED TO GIVE

WHY YOU NEED TO GIVE

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√ You cannot out-give God, when you give in His name, He is bound by His Words to bless you in return, beyond your imagination. This is irrespective of your faith.

√ If it is not meeting a need turn it into a seed. Why keep  single grain when you can plant it and harvest  a field. Rather than stack it for rodents to spoil it, give it out and be blessed.

√ You have never started living till you give someone that can’t repay you because at that point you stop being selfish man and start being the selfless  image of God, your creator who gave you life not because He owes you but because He loves you.

√ Folded hands can’t receive, you need to open your hands through  giving, that way you will provoke receiving. Don’t hold on to the little you have like the foolish farmer who ate all his harvest forgetting he has to plant some so he can harvest next season.

√ When you don’t give from the little you have, God will not try you with plenty because He knows you wouldn’t still give. Like an habit, if can’t give when you have little, you won’t give when you have so much.

√ Giving is never about how much you have, it is about how far you are willing to go to put smiles on other people’s faces, how selfless you are and how much you want to be a blessing than being blessed.

√ Don’t give for the sake of pride, don’t give because you want to keep making reference to it, don’t give because you want someone to be indebted to you…Give because God has ordered you to keep doing good.

√ It is narrow minded to think giving is all about money. Giving is about showing love; you can give a hug, your attention, your time, give compliment, your good words, your understanding….the goodness of God in you.

√ If all you think about is how you can have more you will never be happy but when you start thinking of how you can give more then your joy becomes boundless, aside from God increasing you, the joy on their faces would provoke an eternal happiness for you.

√ When you sow, you will reap; when you plant, you will harvest. When you focus on being a blessing, God will workout you being blessed. You have to start giving first before abundance starts coming your way. If you bless the poor, you are lending to God. And the God I know never stays long indebted to anyone…He pays and He pays big.

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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Digest, Motivational

 

Did Mama Lie?

DID MAMA LIE?

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I recall today The loving voice of Mama Whisper cautiously into my tender ears To always cut my coat according to my size:

“Son, think not much of tomorrow Be contended with the little you have For those who seek to be wealthy, piece their hearts with many sorrows…”

But in my closet I craved and dreamt The path to wealth that will piece not mine heart with sorrows

I rebelled, secretly against Mama’s tender counsel To be content with my little per time

In my dream I saw a shark Happy in a little aquarium, never growing bigger than its glassy confines. But taken later into the ocean It started to grow unend, far bigger, richer than it could ever attain if left in his little aquarium.

Yet the shark was happy in the ocean, So much so as in the aquarium, Indeed, far more so.

But Mama told me That riches come with many sorrows, Yet the shark in my dreams grew richer, and I saw no sorrows.

Now I’m grown A father with kids to raise.

Now I look back and ruminate on those tender Mama’s words. And saw that it is not wealth that pierces the heart with sorrows, But how you thread to acquire the wealth.

Indeed, several routes lead to wealth, But many are tarred with blood and con, And many are they that thread therein, For the road is broad and the speed is fast, But the end thereof is sorrow; That which Mama warned me about.

Yet, One other route leads to wealth And very few thread therein, For the road is narrow and the speed is slow, But the end thereof is peace of mind.

So I resolve To vacate this aquarium And journey into the ocean. For no matter how hard I work I can grow not bigger than this limiting confines.

Now in my quest for the top I will thread the slow narrow road; Of hard work and creativity, Of dignity and honesty, Of probity and integrity, Of Godliness and diligence, So that when my ship berths, I will perch with peace of mind And sleep apeace with mine eyes closed.

Dr Thomas-Wilson Ikubese Akure.

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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Motivational

 
 
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