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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

 

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

 

I Am With You

I Am With You

Isaiah 41:10-13  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you,“Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

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I remember a friend’s story. He lost his job first week of January 2011, he felt miserable and rejected. 6 months down the line, series of applications and vocational jobs all to no avail, it was like God had forsaken him. Armed with his CV, after 3days of fasting and prayer which ended on his birthday, he went to a bluechip company in Lagos from Akure, and demanded to see the Head of Human resources. To cut the story short, without a previous appointment with the man or vacancy advert, he was able to see the man and he was given a job. Till today, my friend can’t explain how it happened.

God’s favour is real. He has promised to be with you; to make way in the wilderness, bring water from the rocks to quench your thirst and to put the gods of your enemies to shame because of you. It is not your job to try and figure how He is going to do it, your job is to believe He can, and you take bold steps to prove your faith. Joel Osteen said, “we have to do our part…we have to have the right attitude” the attitude that says, “I ain’t going to loose faith because my God is faithful and I will not be disappointed because my God keeps His appointments.” An attitude of the son or daughter of the King of kings.

Take bold steps today, He is with you and He never fails.

 

Almost Doesn’t Count

Almost Doesn’t Count

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I will give it all I have got, I will do what I must do, no compromise on my faith but eyes fixed on my goals. I will not rest till I am celebrated and no sleep till my name is written among the stars, no nearly for me because I know, almost doesn’t count.

Almost doesn’t count, everyone knows that. There is only one position and that is the first position. No one remembers those who almost made it or those that came close but the names of winners are sung all over.

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Life is a race, not against one another but against time. I have so much planned but I have limited time, no matter how close I get before my time ends, it counts for nothing if I did not get there because almost doesn’t count.

Almost doesn’t count, nearly counts for nothing, efforts without result is failure and dreams need to become reality before they count for success. I will keep pushing, I will keep praying, I will persevere and I will not procrastinate, with God on my side I promise I will prosper.

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Posted by on September 23, 2014 in Digest, Motivational

 
 
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