The Power of Importunity (Pray Again)

Keep on praying. Don`t stop praying. Never stop praying. Don`t give up on your important request. Don`t give up improving your health, career, family, and don`t give up living a better life. At the “9th” hour keep praying. At the “10th” hour never give up, and at the 11th hour never ever give up praying till you see the desired result. Say that prayer(request) again, and again.

 

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Energizer–Source of Happiness

Your daily energy should come from strong desire to fulfill the purpose of the day. Even God had a purpose to create something new on each day of creation. Without a purpose, life is meaningless. Your work, career, studies, projects or any meaningful activity is your reason for living at the moment–this is where you draw your energy. Do it (whatever your work is) and do it very well.

The source of your happiness is waking up each day and finding what your heart desire to do and you are doing it. The energy comes naturally.

Bad For Business–About Ethics

The desire to do a successful project/business should not come at all cost. There must be a red line that companies and employees are not allowed to cross. Also, reviewing the organization`s policies and procedures on ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will likely shed light on any grey areas. Reviewing organization`s procedures and policies will also serve as a check on any excesses and will remind anyone where they may have gotten it wrong.

The best thing is to ask yourself the question–if someone sees my thinking or action, what would they say?

And even if anyone does not see you, God can see you and all will be judged by their actions. Therefore, think before you act, not just for the present but for the future.

 

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Eternity Will Break This One

It is said that “habit die hard” but I tell you that eternity will break this one. Why worrying or struggling to break a habit? Yes, we all have at least one habit whether good or bad. Habit can be good or bad. Most of the time, it is the bad habit that gives us concern.

Is it important to try to break a habit, and why? If a particular habit is wreaking havoc in your life, then deal with it. The problem is that we worry about getting rid of a habit and most of the energy we use to do this can be channeled to do something positive like engage with projects, assignments, making decisions and thinking about something we want to achieve. Doing this immediately draws the mind away from the bad habit. There seems to be one way to deal with habit– and this is to counter it with another habit. So, if my mind is saying “smoke a cigar now or you have forgotten to drink a bottle of beer today” I can only counter this thought by reminding myself that the doctor said, “I stand the risk of a lung cancer if I continue to smoke, and alcohol excesses will damage my heart.

That said, it is still hard to deal with certain habit and I know some reading this know and agree to this. Solution–if this habit can kill you potentially then be prepared to meet your Maker. Check my post We All Will Die

If this does not apply to you, then think about the consequences of continuing the habit and be prepared to face it.

If this also does not apply to you, ask for help. Even Paul, from the Bible, begged God to take away certain problem (infirmities or personal issues) and God Refused. Instead, God gave him Grace. Although, there is no grace to sin again and again. Perfection is impossible in this life. We can only work towards it. To become perfect means no need for grace. We do not merit anything, therefore we need grace..

If this still does not work for you, then give up trying to break any habit. Why focus so much energy on a habit when you can use the same energy to accomplish better things for your life? Trying to break any habit is another strategy from the evil one to make us ineffective. We may never reach perfection until we leave this world–even this world is not perfect. Problems abound.

It is certain that Eternity will break every habit that is hard to break now. So I say, focus your efforts on what you desire to accomplish in life. Check my post 3-step to living a happy life

Eternity will destroy everything that is not good. Go ahead, live your life free of worry about things bothering you. We will all be changed at eternity, after all. So, whatever problem it is: physical, emotional, sexual problems and drug habits, psychological or any whatsoever, all will be done away with when Eternity breaks it all. Instead, focus on your goals and purpose in life.

Watch out for my post on –“Here It Comes” about “eternity”

We All Will Die

Nobody has ever come to this world (life) and live forever and nobody will. Many has come before us and long gone, and many will come after us and will be gone. We all leave after spending our time. And what is left is all we have done–our legacies; our lives. All the big names came and left. Even Jesus had to go back to Heaven. So, it means the world is passing away and with all that is in it. We all will die. There must be something much more to life and we have to find it. What is the meaning of life? Live today while there is time and die tomorrow when it is time. The question then is–how are you living your life now?

Count Your Cost

Do not let anyone pressure you or coax you into doing anything. Count your cost before committing yourself especially any major decisions in life.

Not Your Mouth

Let other People sing Your Praise; not Your Mouth. A Proud Person Runs his Mouth before Action but A Humble Person Let his Actions Speak for him.

Save and Secure 2

In the face of difficulties and challenges that weary us , we can hang on to something. Hang on to God by trusting His promise to “be with you”.

Do not leave to fate; live to Faith.

Save and Secure

Psalm 91 says “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

For those in Texas and South, and even for those in any distress or trouble, just REST knowing that a Great God can save you from one of His handiwork.

Peace!