Sunday, 27 March 2016

Another kind of believe;Be your loudest cheer leader

With a very big smile on my face I write this-Another kind of believe!
God has got great logistic plans;very great;very intellectually planned. He has His way of bringing people your way or putting people along your path to see something in you that you probably do not see in yourself at that time. Or maybe you even recognize the big you but somehow you just are not able to bring yourself to accept ( receive) it.
 I want to talk to you about another kind of believe. This kind is the one you have in yourself. Its important that beyond the external support we have,we build ourselves to that point of been grounded in our believe of ourselves. The reason so many never rise is because usually they want to be accepted by certain people.They approach someone and once the person doesn't deliver they just 'mello' on their dreams or aspirations.
Its a process,it takes a period of believing and disbelieving even in your self,but its necessary if you are going to soar in life.
And its the foundation of your believe system.

Let's take a look at David: There are two levels of believe here-
First,he was all so sure that he was able to conquer Goliath
Secondly,he had to fight through the ideology of Saul  giving him his armor. Everyone would be honored to be accepted of a top notch king; in fact if a king believes in you-you are made already!! But here is David saying- ehn ehn, ніет (no in Russian lol), i can't fight this battle in another man's armor.
David had a different kind of believe in what God had placed in him! You see,sometimes God allows certain things to happen in our lives so that he can shape our believe system.
Sometimes,we get so carried away with what others are or have done that we underestimate what we really carry.
Constantly load your heart with who you are-that's what shapes your believe in yourself!!


Friday, 18 March 2016

Lesson 6: Know yourself; be yourself

There is more to knowing yourself than just knowing your name. There is a saying that you cannot be effective without been authentic.  To go through life excellently,its important to know oneself.

How do I mean?
Things work very differently for people,which is because God has made each one of us uniquely. For some people, its so easy to read up 10 pages of a book in about 30 minutes while some others will take up to 60,90 or even 120 minutes.  Personally I realize how much of time i needed to spend on certain things before i can come out with something more than average or just good.

Knowing where you stand as a person in your relationships, in how you handle issues, in how to even take care of you is very important . This is because its a baseline for your improvement or growth.

I had to get to that point where I eliminated certain things from my schedule just to focus on doing some other things better. The more you function from the standpoint of an understanding of yourself,the easier it is for you a to approach life.

Over and again I have had to learn always to be sincere to myself :) That's the only way you can get the best out of life!!

Being yourself is a product of knowing yourself. This part may be a struggle especially when you are in the same environment as you used to be. But here's where a fight for yourself comes in because,truth is where ever you go,you will have to prove yourself by been yourself. lol. It's like transitioning to a new normal. Its especially hard if you have lived all your life being something or someone else i.e not exactly knowing yourself. There will always be a pull towards who you used to be.

There's a comfort and ease that comes from understanding how your person works! When you know it well enough,it will speak louder than even your words. Self checks help you to maintain who you are as you grow.

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Lesson five: Holding Your Peace!

Hmm,this one,its very easy to lose it!Like just like that!!
This one was the one I had to really dig my heels in to do-lol. What exactly is peace? Peace is calmness and tranquility.Its been 'still' even in the midst of a storm or turmoil.I came to realize that no matter how 'bam' you are,somethings you may not want happening will pop up someday.But then,things are to test and prove what we have got on the inside.I came to learn that Peace is one of the things Jesus gave us.Two bible verses really stood out for me.The bible says 
"Peace I leave with you,my peace I give to you.I do not give to you as the world gives.Do not let your heart be troubled.And do not be afraid." John 14:27

This one helped me grow in faith;because I realized that,though Jesus left his peace with me,I have a role to play in enjoying that peace.Apparently,God is not ready to raise a lazy people.So you gotta fight for your peace any whole way you can.Having to hold my peace is one of those things God really taught me to do.There was this particular scripture that was my anchor, "Be still and know that He is God". It actually stuck with me as I listened to this song 'Still' by Hillsong'. Even when I kind of held my peace already,I still would listen to the song just to love some more on God.Its beautiful when even if nothing is wrong you still love on God. Going a little further;I sought to know what God's word really said about peace.Guess what caught my attention:

"Do not be anxious or worried about anything,but in everything(every circumstances and situation) by prayer and petition with thanksgiving,continue to make your (specific) requests known to God.And the peace of God(that peace which reassures the heart,that peace)which transcends all understanding,(that peace which)stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus(is yours)" Phil.4:6-7(amp).

It's not the firdt time I read this passage,yet it was 'WOWingly' refreshing.Yeah :). Sometimes the battles that go in out mind and disturb us are not the battles to fight.This is one of the hardest things to do as a child of God but it's important that  we are not ignorant of devices of the enemy.The truth is that our thought is the bridge between our peace and anxiety/worry.What goes on in the mind is key when it comes to holding your peace.I came to realize that the more of God's word I had in mind and I meditated on,the more I had more peace.
Trust me it was hard having to allow these words settle in my heart.It requires a real conscious effort;over and over again.
We may not be able to control what comes our way per time but we have to learn to control how we respond per time so we don't loose our peace.

I hope you'll be able to connect with some of these lines and grow your faith as well. :) Cheers!