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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”.

Mistakes

Mistakes

Mistakes are series of errors in judgement which often cost us much; immediately or some time in the future. Some are just plain risk bore from decisions we take without having all the required information; like trusting a new friend, going into a business, building an idea, breaking new grounds, making assumptions about incidents or just common day to day errors. When it pays off people call it luck or brilliance but when it doesn’t they call it mistake or failure.

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A friend of mine will always say, “it is better to be safe than sorry”, and so true she is safe but not making progress, i am sorry to say. With her life and many others like her, who like to be safe, who don’t want to make mistakes, I have come to understand that without mistakes there can’t be progress. When our fear for mistakes keeps us from trying new ideas, we will remain at the same point for a long time.

Someone said, “My mistakes are no failures, just lessons on how not to do things and they have made me better”. Are you scared of making mistakes or you have made and now you are finding it difficult to move on? Let me tell you this, “Mistakes make you better”. Check the life of people who have claimed not have made mistakes before, you would see they wallow on the same spot, not neccessarily poor but surely without achievements.

Mistakes are not as bad as people would want to paint them for you. Do you know that without mistakes there won’t be inventions? The secret is that you don’t tie your life down to one mishap, move on from it and be creative with the lessons. Don’t play on the sidelines because you don’t want to make mistakes, else you would only feed from crumbs when you have potentials to dine from the main dish.

Yes, you can minimize your mistakes by learning from people who have gone through similar transitions, you can read books, biographies, scriptures etc. These doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes of your own,  but it would be minimal. Mistakes pave way for self discoveries, self defining and self awareness. Mistakes teach you about yourself. I don’t want you to live your life running scared of making mistakes, no mistakes means no discoveries.

When you realize you have made mistakes, when it clear you have fallen, please don’t stay too long on the floor, don’t stay there on the ground of self-pity condemning yourself for the mistake(s). Stand up, dust off the shame and move on. Don’t be scared of making more mistakes, you will get better and eventually breakthrough like Edison, put feet out even if they are wrong, eventually you will get it right like Lincoln. Like those before you learn from those mistakes and never slowdown nor give up.

Show me someone who has not made mistakes and i will show you a living dead.

He Will

He Will

God wants to do so much for you, even if your situation is telling otherwise, don’t stop trusting him. He is bigger than anything you might be passing through.

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Read this from a legend!

He will open up the doorway you never knew was there He will show you many things you knew not hour He will let you know he listens to your every prayer He will save you by the mercy of His love.

He will guide you through life battles, He will give you power He will answer when you call Him night or day He will shine His light upon you in the darkest hour He will love you and go with you all the way.

He will take you by the hand and lead you as you would a child Down the straight and narrow aisle to satan’s mill He will take you when the time is right and in just a little while He will love you and go with you all the way.

He will give you life eternal He will He will…

By Jim Reeves

Tom, Dick and Harry

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Thomas, Dickson and Harrison are 3 boys in a school called Living-In Free Education. They like very student in the school came with nothing but hoped to achieve excellence before passing out. In the school they are allowed to have school parents who are senior students, they act as guide. These 3 boys lived independent life of their own and all achieved result of what they lived.

Thomas, a very out spoken boy, had school parents who are doing well, but Thomas was never serious. He doesn’t study neither would he listen to teachings. He sees the school as one big party. When his school parents try to warn him he just tells them it is his own education. In the end he failed exams after exams and he remained on the same spot till he was advised to withdraw.

Dickson is a very loving boy and subtle in approach. He had comfortable school parents. Dickson like Thomas partied too during the semester but when exams approach he does quick reading and goes back to his school parents for guidance. With each exam he passed like an average student, even when he didn’t do well he kept on pushing till he graduated like an average student.

Harrison is very devoted to his studies, though he finds time to party if need be but in moderation. His school parents love him because he listens to their every word even though he doesn’t accept all especially those that are not in accordance with what he has been thought in class. Harrison passed all his exams in style, in the end achieved excellence and was celebrated.

We are all a student of Living-In Free Education (LIFE), our parents are our school parents who are to guide us. The exams are life’s tests; some of us are prepared for them by reading scriptures and learning from others before us while others see life as one big party. In the end when trials come, the party type breaks down and wallow in self pity but the prepared ones find solace in what they have learnt and this takes them through the trials as a better person.

Today you can examine yourself how do you take life? Are you a Thomas, a Dickson or a Harrison? We all have a choice to be a better person irrespective of our background, past experience or mistakes. Even when we have failed in certain areas, we can still pick ourselves up and move on. The sweetest stories of success start with the roughest of roads.

P.S. Thank you all for taking your time to read and my special appreciation goes to everyone that has been influenced in the right direction through this page. May God’s mercy never cease on us.

Love is Touching Someone’s Heart

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We, all, want huge passions and huge sensations but when you touch someone and they touch you, that is the beauty of life. It does not have to be huge and passionately life changing It can be you telling someone that they matter. It can be someone telling you that you mean something to them. It can be small, but it will be big.

We need each other. We can think that we don’t, but we do. I love when I touch someone. My heart feels as if warm honey was poured on it. There will be lots of pain from rejection. There will be lots of pain from feeling alone, but reach out and give love. Wait for love to come back to you. It will because it is a law.

Then, hold this love close to your heart. Thank God for it. Revel in it and enjoy it. Love is the currency of the human being. It is not money, although money is important. We, all, need love . It is our food. Learn how to deal in the currency of love. It has a power which is very awe-inspiring. Don’t misuse it because God holds love to be very dear. God is love.

Hold it as one would hold a diamond. Use it to build up people. If you dislike someone, try to refrain from revenge. It is hard. I have lashed out on many occasions. Let God teach you His lessons on love. You will have a jewel, more precious than anything.

Thank you to the people who have loved me.

shared from: http://www.mychristianpsychic.com/do-you-really-know-your-lover/love-is-touching-someones-heart/

It is Time

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Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

I was reading a friend’s post the other day and he wrote that all the troubles in the world are caused by Muslims. Many Christians also believe this assertion but the truth is, Believers (True Christians and Real Muslims) are to be blamed for all these troubles. Why? You want to ask, right? Well, it is because we have failed in our primary responsibility, our responsibility to fulfill the above prophesy, the scripture as written in Luke 4:18 -19.

God has called us all, irrespective of our religion, to establish the kingdom of God on earth, to preach the goodnews, to touch hearts and change souls, to heal the sick and bless the poor, to let our character teach the goodness of God. But so far we have failed, those we have refused to change are changing our lives negatively, those we have failed to show the goodness of God are dishing us the evil from the pith of hell, while people we have failed to bless are unleashing curses on our land.

Let me ask you, have you spoken to anyone about God today? Have you blessed any soul today? Have you comforted a weak mind today? and Have you prayed to change someone’s life or status today? I am not saying I am free from these shortcomings as well but I believe it is not too late to start.

We owe ourselves and our children a better nation, it is in our power to establish God’s Kingdom on earth, the Kingdom where peace reigns and love is not only in songs. Here is the task before us:

1. Preach the gospel of peace
2. Show love to everyone irrespective of religion, race or colour
3. Pray for the sick and the brokenhearted, encourage the weak and teach the unruly
4. Have a charater that tells people how sweet God is
5. Take leadership position so you can set things right from the top.

This is a task for all believers, Christ re-emphasized this because we have all been created by God for this purpose, it is time to fulfill the scripture.

Crisp Note Test

Crisp Note Test (Your Value)

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Pick a crisp note, say a N1000 or $100 check the value to confirm its worth, then squeeze it, step on it, use it to wipe the table, do all sorts to it. When you are through confirm the value again. You will see that despite all you have put the currency note through the value did not change.

You are just like the currency note, no matter what life dishes you, your value will never reduce. Something more beautiful is that you are even a step ahead of the currency note because with each experience you get better, you grow in leaps and bounds, you take the lessons and transformed them to blessings.

Life will test you, friends will betray you, you will fail, you will be mocked, people will deny you, your faith will be shaken but in all these if you don’t question your value, you will stand tall in the end. Failures, lacks, bad experiences, terrible childhood may be what you have passed through but they don’t define who you are, only your value can do that.

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To build your value you have to do the following:.
1. Believe in yourself. Trust your instincts, recognise your talent(s) and build it/them. You may not hit the mark at your first attempt but if you keep trying you will eventually hit and surpass your target.

2. Be prepared. Prepare and position yourself for what you desire. Don’t let no one discourage  you, don’t listen to nay sayers, people say it is impossible because they can’t do it, but you can, you are born to do great exploits, you have been prepared for it and you will do it.

3. Trust God. His plans for you are to prosper you and to give you eternal life. If you trust in Him then you will never doubt yourself because You are His master piece. You possess the values to prosper, He has endowed you according to His riches in glory and life’s circumstances can not change that.

You are unique in your own way, let no one tell you otherwise. Trust what God has put in you, don’t bury your gift, develop it, polish it, refine it, package it and let it blosom into something biggger than you.

No matter how hard life tries to pull you down don’t forget who the true you is; your value never goes down, it keeps appreciating.

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

Shared by: Okhai Overcomer Onyebuchi

1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. It’s useless spending time with people who don’t know your worth.

2. Stop running from your problems. Face them head on.

3. Stop lying to yourself.

4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. Yes, help others; but help yourself too.

5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

6. Stop trying to hold onto the past. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.

7. Stop being scared to make a mistake. Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success.

8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.

9. Stop trying to buy happiness. The things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.

10. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either.

11. Stop being idle. Evaluate situations and take decisive action.

12. Stop thinking you’re not ready. Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises.

13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.

14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you.

15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else. Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.

16. Stop being jealous of others. There’s something you have that everyone wants!

17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. Smile! Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.

18. Stop holding grudges. Forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too.

19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level. Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.

20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway. Just do what you know in your heart is right.

21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.

22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.

23. Stop trying to make things perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists; it rewards people who get things done.

24. Stop following the path of least resistance. Don’t take the easy way out. Do something extraordinary.

25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t. It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. Cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.

26. Stop blaming others for your troubles. The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life.

27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out.

28. Stop worrying so much. Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy.

29. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. Focus on what you do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.

30. Stop being ungrateful. No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.

WRITTEN BY LYNDI . POSTED IN HEALTH & WELLNESS, LIFE COACHING

http://elliebeandesign.com/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself-best-list-ever/

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Sincerity Check

To All Men….

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1. Before you start a relationship with a lady,you must think carefully about what you are about to do. A relationship is not something you should rush into or handle lightly.

2. Are you ready for a relationship with her?Are you emotionally, mentally and spiritually mature to meet her needs?

3. Being sexually attracted to her means absolutely nothing. It isn’t a sign of likeness,love or any other thing your mind may come up with. It may just be your hormones messing with your mind. A woman is more than her body and her sexuality. She has a life which you should be able to blend with. Can you do that?

4. This lady has a history. Can you handle it?She has a past. Can you handle it? Can you handle her mistakes, failures and weaknesses? Can you handle her dreams without being intimidated and becoming jealous?

5. She already had a life before she met you. Can you fit into and help improve her life?6. Love is commitment. Are you ready to commit your life to helping her grow and become all that she can be, by God’s grace?

7. Is she valuable enough for you to devote a large portion of your life towards the accomplishment of HER dream? Are you ready to pour your resources into making her all the Lord plans for her to be? If you are not ready,don’t just bother.

8. Before you open your mouth to say ‘I love you’, ask yourself if this is not just a moment of ‘emotional madness’. A lady needs much more than ‘I love you’.

She needs your commitment. If you are not ready to make that commitment that will lead to marriage, please leave her alone in peace and stop wasting her time and resources..
#Omotola_Ogunremi , bless u ma.

Shared by Abosede Omotola M

GET CRAZY, GET ATTENTION!!!

We live in a crowded world, where too many people are doing the same thing at the same time. Little wonder why the majority of people struggle for years in their chosen vocation, without being able to record a breakthrough.

“For you to become successful in your vocation, people must recognize you.”

It is that recognition that will gravitate the force of patronage in your direction. So, gaining the attention of your target population is key in the success of your venture. If it is indeed Germaine to gain attention in order to succeed, why then do people not make conscious efforts to swerve the wave of attention in theirfavour? Me thinks it is ignorance.

“Let me quickly state here that seeking attention is not the first thing to be embarked upon by anyone who seeks to succeed. The first ingredient therein is excellence.”

You must first commit your all to your vocation and attain utmost proficiency theretofore. It is unfortunate these days therefore to see young men desperately seek attention and recognition, with no single achievement to point at. That is a misplaced priority. The order should be; seek excellence in your vocation then swerve attention in your direction.

Quite unfortunately over the years, I have seen a number of persons who are committed to the pursuit of their dreams en excellence and have become relatively successful theretofore, but are less known. Their latitude of influence and patronage thus will be limited to the confines within which they are known.Since attention is a necessary ingredient in the progression to the next level, why then do people not go about seeking it?

My findings showed that the majority of people do not know how to go about it, hence a passive resolution to maintain the status quo. Some of those who do know the importance however go about it the wrong way, getting bruised in the process, leaving them worse off.

Last week, I watched a programme on cable television where a Fuji star, Abas Obesere was being interviewed. The presenter of the programme asked to know why he was wearing brazier for stage performances several years ago, when he was an upcoming musician but no longer does that now. I found his answer amusing.

According to the artiste, when he was to start his musical career, he knew he had a mountain to climb. That mountain is attention. How would he get the attention of the populace amidst the teeming numbers of Fuji musicians all over the place? So what he did was to think and do something out of the box. He decided to appear on stage in braziers, dressed like a lady.And indeed, when he started singing and people saw him perform, the first question on the lips of everyone is”who is this madman”? That “madness” caught the attention of people and made everyone look in his direction. Soon, news went around that there was this new “crazy” Fuji musician in town and in no time, Abas Obesere became a household name!

Seeing that he has achieved his goal of swerving attention in his direction and has become recognised by his target audience, he stopped doing stage performances dressed like a woman. Today, he dresses formally in his outings. He thought and acted out of the box to achieve his desired objective.

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In the case of Obesere, he went weird to get attention. You may not necessarily do something weird to get the needed attention in your vocation. But you must sure do something differently from the way others do it.

Whatever venture it is you want to go into, there are people who have been into it for years. Why then would people suddenly abandon these age long horses for a new-comer you? Thatcan only happen if you are offering something that others have not offered over the years. To achieve that, you must think outside the box and do something that will make people look in your direction.

“Ever heard of the word “packaging”?”

I’m not referring to the negative use ofit, whereby a thing is blown out of proportion en cloak of doctored exaggerations. I refer to doing your thing with a touch of excellence, paying attention to details and catching in on the lacuna created by others in your quest for ‘customer’ satisfaction.

In all, one thing is certain and that is the fact that innovation commands attention. You can only command attention if you introduce a novelty, doing something differently from how others have done it over the years.

For you to move up to the next level of your sphere, you need that attention for it is the key that will open the door of your ultimate catapultion to the realm of infinite manifestation.You may not get weird to achieve it. But you must think out of the box to so do.

“Are you truly ready to manifest? If yes, then get crazy, get attention!”

By
Dr Thomas-Wilson Ikubese

Be Obvious: Always Stay Visible

Have you ever wondered why most intelligent and hardworking people don’t get the deserved recognition?

“Often when hard work is not rewarded, it is not because life is unfair but because life is too noisy to hear whispers. Hard work needs to draw attention to be noticed.”

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There is this saying that “you need to blow your own trumpet”. Hard work and intelligence are like trumpets, many have them. They may not be as beautiful as yours but the truth is hard work and intelligence abound. However, the ones that produce the best music even though not necessarily looking the most beautiful, would attract the most crowd; meaning because it looks the most beautiful doesn’t mean it would produce the most beautiful sounds…obviously, it all depends on who is blowing and how well it is blown.

When you are intelligent, when you are hardworking, when you are gifted you have to also make yourself visible. You may need to make some noise about what you have got for you to get the desired attention. For instance, for a good product to be known, the producer must be ready to advertise, because if he relies on the goodness of the product alone to generate profitable sales, he may be forced out of business before that gets a chance to happen.

It is true that you are excellent at what you do but you will also need to sell yourself for people to give your excellence the first try. A friend of mine always talk about his achievements and each time I ask him, “why?” he will say “I am not bragging, I am just throwing commercials”. I urge you too, throw few commercials of your own, tell people what you are capable of, be in forefront of laudable events, showcase your skills at every given opportunity, and even when opportunities seem scarce then create one of your own.

Remember my friends, most good things are not freely given in life, often times they require taking, through conscious planning and execution, and of those things are success and happy endings. Strive to be happy, make efforts to be successful because it’s your right and you deserve it.

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