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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

 

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

 

Difficulties And Dreams

Difficulties And Dreams

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

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Some of you already know that it is hard, it is not easy, and it is hard changing your life. In the process of working on your dreams you are going to incur a lot of disappointments, a lot of failures, a lot of pains, there are moments that you are going to doubt yourself, and ask God, ‘God why is this happening to me?”  But know these hardship have not come to stay, they have come to pass.

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Someone’s opinion of you does not have to be your reality, you don’t have to go through life being a victim and even though you face disappointments, you will have to know within yourself that, “i can do this, even if no one sees it for me, i must see it myself and no matter how bad it is or how bad it gets, i am going to make it”

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“This is what i believe and I am willing to die for it, period”

SOURCE Motivational Downloads

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Attitude that Brings Success

Attitude that Brings Success

Some say life is fair while others believe life is unfair but my truth is, life is life and your attitude determines your altitude; how you will see life and how far you will go in life.

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Life starts from our birth, then comes things we expect, things we don’t expect, love, pain, sacrifice, need, confusion and convinction but what sets us apart is how we deal or accept these things; how we welcome a particular situation and how we move on from it.

Our attitude plays a big role in determine where we will most likely end. For instance, two orphans, one ends up as a priest the other as an armed robber…they both had tough times growing up but one had a positive attitude to things and embraced the few good things life offered him while the other lost his goodness to the darkness life dished him.

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Your attitude can either be positive or negative.”

Ingredients of Positive Attitude

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In the paper, “The Power of Positive Attitude Can Change Your Life”, Remez Sasson listed 6 ingredients of positive attitude which I will breakdown as simple as possible here.

¶ Positive thinking: Think positively, in spite of whatever life throws at you, stay positive. Don’t think of inflicting pains on others and you don’t need to make life difficult for others to get even with life. Be positive, seek happiness and put smile on others’ faces because like you, they have their own problems too.

¶ Constructive thinking: don’t focus too much on the problem and how difficult things are about to get, rather focus on solutions, way out, how to create a soft landing and ease the difficulty.

¶ Creative thinking: Creativity is the mother of all inventions and inventions usher in success. Inventions are as a result of neccessity, need to solve a problem and it only takes a creative mind to do these. When you are creative, success can’t be far off.

¶ Optimism: Optimism is hope in practice. A man’s life ends not when he dies but when he looses all hope. It is good to be a realist but it’s even better to be an optimist. There is miracle in everything around us and that should be the foundation of our optimism.

¶ Be motivated: Don’t let what you are passing through demoralize you, know that if it is night surely morning will come. Motivate yourself to stand strong, to believe in yourself, to stage a comeback each time you fall short. If your Will becomes too low, read motivationals, listen to speeches, read the scriptures and find your faith again.

¶ Focus your energy: there are lots of energy in and around us, focus all this energy on your goals positively. When you radiate positive energy, your life will attract positive happenings.

¶ Stay happy: Happiness is not what people or things can give you, it is a state of mind that is achieved based on personal decision. Whatever life dishes you, you can decide to stay happy, little wonder you see genuine smile on the face of a homeless man and you find out some rich men can’t even put up a convincing chuckle.

I always maintain that success is subjective but no matter what definition you give your ‘success’, it must include your happiness and the happiness of those around you, and these can only be guaranteed by “good attitude”.

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Motivational

 
 
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