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How to turn your exhausted life into an excited life 2.0

In the last post, I gave an illustration of how sweet old memories can wake up the sleeping giant in you and revitalize your passion. There is another way you can re-energize your spirit.

Those who wait on God receive strength and power. You can come to God to obtain this strength that you will need in times of weakness.

We may become faint and tired, but God never grows weary.
God’s wisdom is infinite or beyond infinite ( I mean you cannot imagine how smart God is), but man has little understanding.
God’s strength is limitless. He is never exhausted and does not get tired.

When your car is running out of gas, you quickly stop at the nearest station to refill.
It makes logical sense that, when you are tired and weary, you should run to God to be refilled and energized.

Talk to God about your exhaustion and ask Him for what you need to keep the passion. Remember, weaklings, are usually left out of the race.

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How to turn your exhausted life into an excited life 1.0

There are several ways you can motivate and wake up the sleeping giant in you, but I have thoughtfully crafted this that I believe is useful for all times.
Refresh your old memories that bring sweet feelings. Although this seems simple, you have to recollect all of the good feelings you had in the past.

Old memories of your accomplishments, successes, and breakthroughs can ignite the fire and resurrect the passion you once had.

Such memories can be a successful pass of a graduate or any school examination, your first job, your first paycheck, etc. Such memories often trigger passion and strong desires that can motivate you and push you towards your goal.

If you have lost the desire to pray, remember how God answered your prayers in the past. Remember how you pray regularly and the results of the prayers. Remember how you were zealous for God. This may likely kindle the fire to wake you up from your slumber. 

Recollect your old memories and let them ignite the fire within you by waking up the sleeping giant.

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Grace and help for all times

The grace that keeps you standing when you first believe can keep you standing during your crises and tough times. God’s grace is always the same and useful every time and for all situations.

Grace for all times

Remember how committed you were and how excited you were when you first believe. Tap into that same help that grace offers. All you need to gain victory is the same grace and help that was available for you. It was useful in the past; it is very useful now.


He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” This promise alone can stir the courage and strength you need to keep going.
Today is more challenging than before, and you need the grace to live each day.
Do not lose your confidence in God.
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!”

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Stay Connected to Your Calling

Stay connected to your calling. Today, in this world we live in, it is easy to lose hope and faint. It is even easier to get deceived with lies. In the quest for searching for the truth, many lose their true calling. It is easy to lose hope in the face of despair, especially when you have lost a dear person or a thing. It is easy to become gullible if you do not have a strong and firm grip on the truth.

Stay connected to God

Jesus Christ said that because sin shall abound, many people’s love for God will grow cold.
Amidst all these possibilities listed above and more, you can stay connected to God and your true calling by holding on to the truth that kept you till the moment you have your first doubt. The same faith that keeps you before can keep you going.
In a simple word, do not give up on your calling.
Stay strong in the faith you once believe and do not let the troubles of this life discourage you.
Faithful is He who saved you, and He can save you to the end if you do not give up. Staying connected to Him will let you appreciate that God will not leave you; neither will He forsake you in your time of need.

 

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Invest In Your Future Today

It is said, “you cannot have your cake and eat it.” once eaten, it’s gone!
The story of the talent resonates this statement. Two of them invested the little they have and gain extra while the last guy did not invest but waste the only coin he had. The result is simple. The two that invested their coins gained extra coins while the last guy did not but lamented all day long.

Invest today; harvest tomorrow.

The extra money you invest today yields extra change for you in the future.
The time you invest in your marriage makes a happy family.
The investment you put into the lives of your kids provides for them a great future.
Education is an investment and the result is a great career.

God gave His Son to redeem us from sin. Now we have a glorious future ahead of us.

To reap a great harvest, you must sow seeds. And do not forget, whatever you sow is what you will reap.


So, I say to you, invest into your life, your marriage, business, children, your knowledge of God and to humanity and expect a great harvest.


Take time to do things that will affect your future positively. Invest today; harvest tomorrow.

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Satan has lost his grip

The first thing the believers need to know is that they are a victorious people. This mentality alone will always defeat the enemy. Satan get weary of a Christian who doesn’t give up.

Your authority over the devil is the same authority that Jesus have. You have equal power in His name to defeat all wicked arrows of the enemies.

Therefore, understand that you are fighting from the victory stands. You can never be defeated without you defeating yourself. So, you must defeat yourself for the enemy to be able to defeat you.

Satan has lost all grips over you except those you allow him to have (if any). This mentality will always guarantee you a daily victory. So, even if you fall, if you keep getting back up, your authority and power over your enemies are forever guaranteed. Yes, forever guaranteed!

Do not believe in the devil’s lies. Check it out, we have equal status with Jesus because God adopted us like His Son, Jesus. This is who you are, but you need to know this.

Ephesians 1:18-21 NIV
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, [19] and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength [20] he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, [21] far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Live daily with this mentality and you will never experience defeat again.

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Find Your Heart; Find your Means

You can conceive great ideas and logical means of creating wealth . As long as your heart does not condemn your actions, this is possible. For instance, your heart will lead you to your place of destiny, to the place where you will be successful or fulfilled. The scientific function of the heart is to pump and supply blood to every part of the body.

Your Heart- Source of your Mean

This means the heart knows and reaches every part of a human body. It is safe, then, to say that the heart knows every part of the bodies’ need. It can guide you to where your treasure lies.

If your heart is filled with an evil thought, it can only produce evil actions. If you cheat, it’s because you conceive cheating in your heart. If you lie, it’s because your heart has been seared, corrupt and degraded that it cannot hold the truth anymore. If you work hard, it’s because your heart believes working hard is key to success. whatever you do, your heart conceives it. This is why your heart has to be “good” to produce any good actions.

Behind every intentions is a longing heart that serves as a driving, propelling force to fulfill the intentions. Therefore, if you can find your heart, you will be able to find your purpose for existence. If you do this, you may likely provide and meet your own need while fulfilling your longings.

A CPA student’s desire will be to complete the exams and practice or use the certificate to get a better job. The same goes for PMP student, MBA student, Ph.D student and for any profession.

Imagine if the same heart can conceive any evil thought at all. This means that a person can wake up with the soul purpose of carrying out an evil act such as mass shooting or bombing, robbing a bank or cheating.

The more compelling thought is that the heart can hold any thought within a second and can keep such thought (plan) for a very long time—becoming a purpose–with a desire to achieve this purpose. Therefore, if your heart is evil, you are a potential danger to anyone.

 

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Find Your Heart; Find Your Purpose

Your heart will always chase and run after it passions. The heart searches for constant satisfaction  and fulfillment.

Like I said in my previous post, Every time you wish for a thing, it’s because your heart desires it. And when those desires finally become a reality, you feel excited. As a being, we are naturally looking for maximum satisfaction.

Your Heart-Source of your Happiness

This will lead us to defining our purpose because if you know why you exist, why you are here and why you are still breathing, finding your satisfaction won’t be difficult. If you understand your heart and its longings, you will know your purpose for living. Remember, your satisfaction is derived from fulfilling your heart desires.

So, my point is, you get satisfaction when you get what you want or what you are chasing or what you longed for. The question, then, is what are you living for? Why are you still here? Why do you keep doing what you do? If you can answer these questions, you may be able to find fulfillment.

I will walk through examples to help resonate this point. At the dawn of each day, the first thing is to get up and get out to work or do something that resides in your heart. This may be to go to work, complete a project, meet for the conference, call a friend, etc. Once your heart finds its desires, your purpose works to align with it to bring you satisfaction.

The reason you do a thing is because it’s been in your heart over a period of time. Search your heart and your desires will not be too far-fetched.

The longings of your heart ( what you really wish or desire) is your purpose for living.

If your purpose is to make the world a better place, the solution is to find the little you can do to make this a reality. Your purpose may be to help sick people, help young children, assist a manager on a project, complete a task, find the cure to a killer disease, support your community, care for the needy, write good stories for others to read, raise godly kids, serve in your church or community, whatever it is, as long as your purpose is well defined, your heart will work to bring this to satisfaction by acting as your driving force.

Therefore, search your heart and you will find your purpose for living.

As I said, your purpose can be just raising your kids in a godly and acceptable manner while a purpose can also be to lead a country where people of all diverse backgrounds have equal opportunity and right to all basic supports, and people living happily within a viable society.

Whatever it is, your purpose is within your heart and will work to bring your purpose to reality.

 

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Find Your Heart; Find Your Happiness

The things that bring gladness to a man are not oblivious to the heart. They are things that the heart knows and understand. Every time you wish for a thing, it’s because your heart desires it. And when that thing finally become a reality, you are happy.

Your Heart; Your Happiness

Your happiness is a function of the desires of your heart. You cannot be truly happy without satisfying your heart. Your heart is where all of your desires reside, and when those desires are fulfilled you experience happiness.

It is possible for you to be happy when you do an evil thing like an armed robber who stole is happy with the goods carted away. Also, a person who cheat looks happy because he is satisfied at another person’s dissatisfaction.

This is why the heart is a very complex part of you that must be guided what it feeds on.  A good tree only produces a good fruit and a bad tree will produce bad fruit.

Your true happiness lies in the abundance of the fulfillment of your heart. Look for those things that you long to achieve and you will bring smile to your face in a short amount of time.

Often, we are unhappy because we are not getting the things that we desire. A little effort to work at what our heart desires will most likely bring merriness to the heart.

You can live each day a happy person. This is possible if you can find what brings satisfaction to you. Your life’s fulfillment is heavily dependent on the satisfaction of your heart desires. You may need to stop doing those things that causes heart ache. Some of us needs to stop the evil acts we are engaged in.

In the true sense, evil actions does not have sustaining capacity to bring happiness to a man. So, you cannot remain a happy person doing evil. The Heart is designed by God to engage in activity that brings peace to humanity.

Find your heart and you will live happily the rest of your days.

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!

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Mothers are strong and extremely valuable. They are definitely worthy of recognition and appreciation for great work they do on daily basis.

The book of Proverbs 31:10-31 says it all.

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
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Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
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She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
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She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
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She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
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She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
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She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
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She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
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She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
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In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
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She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
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When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
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She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
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Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
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She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
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She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
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She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
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She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
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Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
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“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
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Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
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Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

 

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