April 18, 2017


There is a difference in setting your goals and setting them effectively. Anyone can set a goal, but doing it effectively means that it will actually get done.

In this same article, I will make mention of the 8 keys needed to set up an effective goal.
  • State each goal as a positive statement
  • Be precise
  • Set priorities
  • Write goals down
  • Keep operational goals small
  • Set performance goals, not outcome goals
  • Set realistic goals
  • Achieving your goals


There are so many things that you can do to better your life, but if you don't know how to go about it you are stuck.


The following guidelines will help you to set effective goals and help you manage your time in an efficient manner that will cause those goals to become reality.
  • State each goal as a positive statement
Express your goals in a positive way. That is a key component to setting goals that you can attain.

How often have you been excited to accomplish a goal that didn't even sound good when you brought it up? If you are not comfortable or happy with the goals that you have set, the likelihood of you succeeding is pretty low.

If you want to express your goals in a positive way, you simply have to first think of a goal that puts a smile on your face when you imagine it completed.
Why would you want to set a goal that made you frown, cringe or cry?

When you are beginning to set your goals it helps when you are talking about them to others in a manner that states your actions as positives because it will have others seeing it as a positive as well.

That will garner you a great deal more support. In the end, don't we all need a little support when we are trying to do something positive in our lives?
  • Be precise
Set a precise goal that includes starting dates, times and amounts so that you can properly measure your achievement.

If you do this, you will know exactly when you have achieved the goal, and can take complete satisfaction from having achieved it.

Being precise in setting your goals is no more than setting them with exact details. It is easier this way because then you can follow a step-by-step format. That's all there is to it.
  • Set priorities
When you have several goals, give each a specific priority.

This helps you to avoid feeling overwhelmed by too many goals, and helps to direct your attention to the most important ones and follow each in succession. Setting priorities will force you into the step-by-step format above.

By doing the most important first and moving to the least important in succession, you are enabling each task to be easier than the last. It causes the accomplishment of each task to get easier and easier which will encourage you to complete your goal.
  • Write goals down
This crystallizes your goals and gives them more force.

 In writing your goals down, you are better able to keep up with your scheduled tasks for each accomplishment. It also helps you to remember each task that needs to be done and allows you to check them off as they are accomplished.

Basically, you can better keep track of what you are doing so as not to repeat yourself unnecessarily.
  • Keep operational goals small
Keep the low-level goals you are working towards small and easy to achieve. If a goal is too large, then it can seem that you are not making progress towards it.

Keeping goals small and incremental allows you more opportunities for reward. Derive today's goals from larger ones. It is a great way to accomplish your goals.
  • Set performance goals, not outcome goals
You should take care to set goals over which you have as much control as possible. There is nothing more dispiriting than failing to achieve a personal goal for reasons that are beyond your control.

These could be bad business environments, poor judging, bad weather, injury, or just plain bad luck. If you base your goals on personal your performance, then you can keep control over the achievement of your goals and get satisfaction from achieving them.
  • Set realistic goals
It is important to set goals that you can achieve.

All sorts of people (parents, media, and society) can set unrealistic goals for you which is almost a guarantee of failure. They will often do this in ignorance of your own desires and ambitions or flat out disinterest.

Alternatively you may be naΓ―ve in setting very high goals. You might not appreciate either the obstacles in the way, or understand quite how many skills you must master to achieve a particular level of performance.

By being realistic you are increasing your chances of success.

Do not set goals too low

Just as it is important not to set goals unrealistically high; do not set them too low. People tend to do this where they are afraid of failure or where they simply don't want to do anything.

You should set goals so that they are slightly out of your immediate grasp, but not so far that there is no hope of achieving them. No one will put serious effort into achieving a goal that they believe is unattainable.

However, remember that your belief that a goal is unrealistic may be incorrect. If this could be the case, you can to change this belief by using imagery effectively.
  • Achieving your Goals
When you have achieved a goal, you have to take the time to enjoy the satisfaction of having done so. Absorb the implications of the goal achievement, and observe the progress you have made towards other goals.



If the goal was a significant one, you should reward yourself appropriately. Think of it like this, why would you choose to ignore any accomplishments that you have made?

In doing that, you are downplaying your accomplishment which will convince you that it wasn't that important in the first place.

With the experience of having achieved each goal, you should next review the rest of your goal plans and see them in the following manner:

If you achieved the goal too easily, make your next goals harder

If the goal took a disheartening length of time to achieve, make the next goals a little easier

If you learned something that would lead you to change other goals, do so

If while achieving the goal you noticed a certain lacking in your skills, decide which goals to set in order to fix this.

You should keep in mind that failure to meet goals does not matter as long as you learn from it. Feed lessons learned back into your goal-setting program.



You must also remember that your goals will change as you mature. Adjust them regularly to reflect this growth in your personality. If goals no longer hold any attraction for you let them go.

Goal setting is your servant, not your master. It should bring you real pleasure, satisfaction and a sense of achievement.



If it stops, there is no longer a point. Let's look at an example.



The best example of goal setting that you can have is to try setting your own goals. Set aside two hours to think through your lifetime goals in each of the categories. Then work back through the 25-year plan, 5-year plan, 1-year plan, 6-month plan, and a 1-month plan.



Finally draw up a To Do List of jobs to do tomorrow to move towards your goals. When you do, you will soon realize that you will be on your way to using your goals setting on a routine basis.

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April 13, 2017


Once you have set your lifetime goals, the best thing that you can do is set a 25 year plan of smaller goals that you should complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan.

 From there you can just shorten your overall goal spans for example, you set a 5 year plan, 1 year plan, 6 month plan, and 1 month plan of progressively smaller goals that you should reach to achieve your lifetime goals. Each of these should be based on the previous plan.

It is the best way to begin to achieve a lifetime that is filled with and results in a life without any failed wishes. It results in a life without regret.
 You see, by starting out slowly, you are giving yourself the chance to realize and work on achieving the goals that you set out to. Nobody ever succeeds at attaining a goal that was forced through.
 Those that tried never really got what they were hoping for. In rushing through and trying to achieve your goals quickly you will likely miss a few key aspects that can really change your outcome.
 

 Think of it this way; if you were to run a 10K marathon and decided to take a cab for half of the journey; have you really achieved that goal? Would you be satisfied when you crossed the finish line?

 It would be a hollow victory that could only provide a moment's happiness. Finally set a daily to do list of the things that you should do today to work towards your lifetime goals. At an early stage these goals may be to read books and gather information on the achievement of your goals.

This will help you to improve the quality and realism of your goal setting and in effect; make it easier to achieve them.
 
You also have to review your plans, and make sure that they fit the way in which you want to live your life. Once you have decided what your first set of plans will be, keep the process going by reviewing and updating your to-do list on a daily basis.
 You have to periodically review the longer term plans, and change them to reflect your changing priorities and experiences in your life.
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April 11, 2017


This section explains how to set personal goals. It starts with your lifetime goals, and then works through a series of lower level plans culminating in a daily to-do list.

By setting up this structure of plans you can break even the biggest life goal down into a number of small tasks that you need to do each day to reach the lifetime goals.

The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime, as setting lifetime goals that gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making process.

To help give you a broad, and balanced coverage of all important areas in your life, try to set goals in some or all of the following categories:
  • Artistic: Do you want to achieve any artistic goals? If so, what is it? Do you want to write a book; paint a masterpiece, or write a song?
  • Attitude: Does your own mindset hold you back from making progress? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you for example, do you talk too much? If so, set a goal to improve your behavior or find a solution to the problem.
  • Career: What level do you want to reach in your career? Is it your goal to be the boss or own your own company someday, or do you want to be the president of someone else's company?
  • Education: Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular or some area of study that you would like to pursue? What information and skills will you need to achieve these goals?
  • Family: Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want your partner or family members to see you?
  • Financial: How much do you want to earn by what age in your life? What can you do to make that come about?
  • Physical: Are there any athletic goals you want to achieve, or do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?
  • Pleasure: How do you want to enjoy yourself? You should ensure that some of your life is geared toward making yourself happy for no reason other than being happy
  • Service
    Do you want to make the world a better place by your existence? If so, how?
Once you have decided your goals in these categories, you have to assign a priority to them if you want to succeed.

Then review the goals and re-prioritize until you are satisfied that they reflect the shape of the life that you want to lead.

Also, you should ensure that the goals that you have set are the goals that you want to achieve, and not what your parents, spouse, family, or employers want them to be.

Success only happens when you are working for your own well being because doing it for others will ensure that you sabotage your own success.
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April 08, 2017


Technology, Internet and modern inventions are amazing and they have drastically improved the quality of our lives.
At the same time however, there are a thousand times more distractions ever in human history.
Nearly every one of us are struggling from being led astray from our goals and ideas.

Here are 7 easy tips on how you can be more disciplined and keep yourself on track.
  1. Keep Your Eyes On The Prize 
  2. You need to be constantly reminded on what you are working towards.
  3. Envision how your life will be when your goals are met. When you have a vision of what you really want (to have, to be, to obtain), you’ll develop more motivation to keep yourself on track. Remember also to have enough reasons on why you want them.
  4. Purpose is the emotional fuel that keeps you grinding during tough times. Goals may seem far-reaching and unachievable at times. The mere thought of putting a man on the moon is daunting enough to put most people off. So once you have your dream set, you must shift your focus to the next smallest baby action step you’re able to take. This will decrease the resistance of taking action in your mind. When things seem more manageable, we’ll have more self-discipline to follow through today, tomorrow, next week and for the rest of your life. Also Keep Your Eyes On The Consequences
  5. What would happen if you fail to achieve what you want? How’s it going to affect your personal life style and your family’s well-being? If nothing gets improved a year later, 3 years later, 10 years later, how painful would it feel to keep struggling with your problems?
  6. To motivate yourself  This requires to be disciplined enough to keep taking action, you must activate the pain of potential failure. Otherwise, you’re just going to give up.
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  8. Instill Public Accountability We are weak when we are alone. Get yourself an accountability partner who’s going to be ruthless to question your laziness, remind you your grand audacious vision, and encourage you to keep going while you still haven’t succeeded. To make this effective, you must set in consequences when goals are not met. Put yourself on the line so that you are slightly forced to be more disciplined.
  9. Reduce Unnecessary Stress If you treat yourself too harsh and beat yourself up every time things don’t work out, it’s natural you don’t want to continue the endeavor. Intense focus can only happen when you chill out, remain calm and non-reactive to your temporary emotions. So make sure you build in healthy habits like having daily physical exercises, connecting with nature, doing meditation, having a weekly massage etc.
We are just like a rubber band. If we don’t relax and reduce stress regularly, we’re going to break.
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April 02, 2017


   Sometimes setting goals alone is not the only problem that you must face. Sometimes, choosing the right goals to begin with is harder.
Basically, you can choose to work any goal that you feel is necessary for your health, stability and happiness.

 Goal setting is nothing more than a formal process for personal planning. By setting goals on a routine basis you decide what you want to achieve, and then move in a step-by-step manner towards the achievement of these goals.

The process of setting goals and targets allows you to choose where you want to go in life.
By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you know what you have to concentrate on to do it. You also know what nothing more than a distraction is.


   Goal setting is a standard technique used by professional athletes, successful business people and high achievers in all fields. It gives you long term vision and provides you with short term motivation.

   It helps to focus your attention and knowledge which helps you to organize your resources. By setting sharp and clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals.

You can see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless effort.

 By setting goals, you will also raise your self confidence, as you recognize your and ability to meet the goals that you have set.
The process of achieving goals and seeing this achievement gives you confidence that you will be able to achieve higher and more difficult goals later on.

Goals are set on a number of different levels. In the first place, you decide what you want to do with your life and what large scale goals you want to achieve.

 Second, you break these down into the smaller aims that you must hit so that you reach your overall lifetime goals. Finally, once you have your plan, you start working towards achieving it.
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March 30, 2017


Below are 12 top inspirational facts with their quotes.

1. Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse

2. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

3. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

4. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain


5. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll

6. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

7. The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha

8. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

9. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates

10. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

11. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

12. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi

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March 28, 2017


"One a chief decided to give a feast for his people. He sent his men to every village. They told the people to come to the chief’s house and said, "The Chief asks each of the men to bring one bottle of palm wine and pour it into a pot at the door."


The day of the feast came. People put on their best clothes and walked to the chief’s house with their families. They stopped at the door of the chief’s house and poured their bottles into a very big pot at the door.

There was a man who wanted to go to the feast very much. But he had no palm wine at home. His wife said to him, "You must buy some palm wine."

But the man answered, "What? No. I don't want to buy wine for a feast that is free. No. No!"

He thought a little and then said, "Hundreds of people will bring their Wine and pour it into the pot. A bottle of water cannot be bad for so much wine."

And so he went to the feast with a bottle of water. He poured his bottle into the pot as other people did. Then he sat down at the table with all the other people and waited for the glass of palm wine which he liked so much.

The chief said, "Let's drink wine, dear guests!" All the guests took their glasses. But what they drank was not palm wine, but water!

So our man was not the only one who thought, "A bottle of water cannot be bad for so much wine.

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March 25, 2017


"In a large house, lived a lazy Young Man. He woke up in the afternoon, ate his meals and then lay in bed again.
He had a parrot named Polly. She watched this lazy fellow and was puzzled by him.


  One day, Polly asked the Young Man, “Don’t you get tired of lying in bed all day and all night? The sun has been out hours ago, and people have finished half their day’s work.”

“Why are you so lazy?” she asked, as she ruffled her feathers. The Young Man yawned and answered, “Every morning, when I wake up, two friends whisper in my ears.

One friend is Hard Work and the other Laziness.”
“Hard Work says, Wake up! There is lots to do today. Time is passing by, don’t waste it by sleeping.’ But Laziness says, Why the hurry to wake up? Sleep some more.
Why should you work while there are others to work hard?”‘ The Young Man continued, “I listen patiently to both my friends. All my time goes by like that and so, I keep lying in bed for a long time.”

Moral:

Just talk does not help; we should get up and work.
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March 20, 2017


"Abraham and Sarah were happy to have a son of their own.
One day, God decided to test Abraham’s faith. “Offer Isaac to me as a Sacrifice,” ordered God. It was difficult for Abraham to choose between God and his son.

However, he opted for God’s order. He took Isaac and two of his servants and set out in the direction showed by God. After travelling for three days, they stopped at a place.

Abraham and Isaac went ahead, while the servants waited with the donkey. On reaching the top of the mountain, Abraham built an altar. He tied his son with rope and laid him on the wood.


Abraham believe

  His heart cried but he held faith in God. As he took out his knife, an angel of God appeared and stopped him.

The angel said, “Stop! You have proved your trust in God.
I will bless you with as many descendants as there are stars in the sky.”
Just then a ram with thorns appeared in a nearby bush.’
 Abraham called the place ‘The Lord Will Provide’.
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March 11, 2017


"Once, a chief told one of his servants to bring him the best meat from the market. The servant brought him a tongue.

The next day the chief told the servant to bring him the worst meat from the market. The servant brought a tongue again. "What?" the chief said. "When I ask for the best meat, you bring a tongue and then you bring the same thing for the worst meat." 


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The servant said, "Sometimes a man is very unhappy because of his tongue and sometimes his tongue makes him very happy."
"You are right," the chief said. "Let us be masters of our tongue!"

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March 08, 2017


There was a man with four wives. He loved his fourth wife the most and took great care of her and gave her the best.

He also loved his third wife and always wanted to show her off to his friends. However, he always had a fear that she might runaway with some other man.



He loved his second wife too. Whenever he faced some problems, he always turned to his second wife and she would always help him out.

He did not love his first wife though she loved him deeply, was very loyal to him and took great care of him.

One day the man fell very ill and knew that he is going to die soon. He told himself, "I have four wives. I will take one of them along with me when I die to keep me company in my death.
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Thus, he asked the fourth wife to die along with him and keep him company. "No way!" she replied and walked away without another word.
He asked his third wife. She said "Life is so good over here. I'm going to remarry when you die".
He then asked his second wife. She said "I'm Sorry. I can't help you this time around. At the most I can only accompany you till your grave. By now his heart sank and he turned cold.

Then a voice called out: "I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go."
 The man looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition.

Greatly grieved, the man said, "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have!"

Actually, we all have four wives in our lives.

  • The fourth wife is our body.
    No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.

  • The third wife is our possession, status and wealth.
    When we die, they go to others.
  • The second wife is our family and friends.
    No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.
  • The first wife is our soul
    Neglected in our pursuit of material wealth and pleasure. It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go.

    One of the best messages I have received
Pass it on.....

Let people know that they have the grace now, tomorrow might be too late to accept Christ as their Savior.
Shalom
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February 27, 2017


"Once upon a time in ancient China, the emperor told his ministers that he wished to visit a temple to offer prayers to the Buddha.

One of the ministers, who was particularly adept at flattery, said: “Your Majesty does not need to visit the temple.”
“Is that so?” The emperor was surprised at being contradicted. “Why not?” The minister bowed deeply: “The essence of the Buddha is the compassionate heart.

Your Majesty is constantly worried about the common people out of pure compassion. Therefore, Your Majesty is already a living Buddha and does not need to visit the temple.”


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“Interesting,” said the emperor. “That reminds me of a story. Let me share it with you.

It goes like this: There was a devout Buddhist who had only one wish in life, and that was to see the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. He traveled to many places and studied many sutras, looking for a way to find her. After years of effort, he finally succeeded. At a holy place far from home, the Bodhisattva appeared before him in a blaze of heavenly glory.
He fell to his knees in awe. Kuan Yin asked him: ‘Why have you come such a long way to look for me?’ The man said: ‘Merciful Kuan Yin, I only wish to ask you a question.’ ‘Very well,’ Kuan Yin said. ‘Go ahead and ask.’ ‘When I am in trouble, I pray to you and ask you for help.

Do you also pray when you feel troubled?’ ‘Yes,’ Kuan Yin replied. ‘To whom do you pray?’ ‘I pray to the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva.’ ‘But… you are the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva! Why do you pray to yourself?’
 ‘Because it is better to ask yourself for help than to ask someone else,’ said Kuan Yin with a smile.

Then, she disappeared in a blaze of heavenly glory.

“What I have learned from this story,”
said the emperor to his ministers,“ is that the Buddha lives in the heart.

When we visit the temple to pray, we are in fact praying to ourselves and asking ourselves for help. That is why I shall override your objection and proceed to the temple today.”
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February 24, 2017


Welcome esteem readers.
In this article, I shall make mention of the following;
  • Reason For Call To Holiness

  • How We Can Be Holy

  • How To Observe Holiness

  • When to be Holly

but first, I recommend you to read my previous articles on The Signs and Examples of Consecrated Life before proceeding with this article.

Holy Holy Holy is the Lord, Holy Holy Holy song is being sung by the Angels, Twenty four elders in heaven are singing holy song. The cherubim, seraphim etc are singing holy song in heaven.

Our God is of white character, white eyes, white months, white nose, white hand white legs and so on and so forth.

Lord is not a sinner; HE did not put HIS hand or leg into sin. It has never happened.
God is not arrogant; He is pure, not polluted. The name of the lord is holy. We the creature of lord, our heart is full of evil, Human beings are chameleon.




May god help and empower us to live in holy life as we are going to be taught this lecture (amen)-Rev 15:4, 2 Peter 3:11, Psalm 111:9, Isaiah 6:3.

Reason For Call To Holiness

(1) To be acceptable before the God. - Rom 12:1
(2) Because the God that is called us is Holy. – Leviticus 11:44
(3) We are the chosen Generation. – 1 Peter 2:9
(4) To dwell in the Mountain of God. – Psalm 15:1-3
(5) We are of this word. – Leviticus 20:26

How We Can Be Holy

(1) Sanctification - Ephesians 5:26-27
(2) Consecration - Exodus 29:9c, 43:21
(3) Washing of the Blood of the Lamb – Rev 7:14
(4) By purification – 1 John 3:3

When to be Holy

(1) All the days of our life – Luke 1:74-75
(2) Every now and then – Rev 22:11
(3) In God’s presence – Psalm 19:13-14
(4) When there is much sin – Psalm 19:13-14
(5) During Tribulation – Rev 7:14

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How To Observe Holiness

  • In worship – Psalm 29:2
  • In thoughts – Psalm 51:10a
  • In Humanity – John 4:10
  • In patience – Isaiah 53:1
  • In giving – Luke 6:38
  • In obedience – Deuteronomy 29:1
  • In utterance – Ephesians 4:29a
  • In academics – Psalm 119:100
  • In marriage – Hebrew 13:4
  • In Business – Genesis 29:15, 31:4-10

CONCLUSION

For this is the commandment of God that, be ye holy for I thy Lord is Holy. Failure to be holy, is disobeying the commandment to be holy.

Brethren do not make straight your way to hell. The only certificate to enter the kingdom of God is HOLINESS.

I appeal to you that you end up the Christian race to heaven where there is full enjoyment, no sorrow, no problem in the kingdom of heaven.

Please walk upon the high way of holiness that has been prepared for you. - {Isaiah 35:8}

May God help you and I to inherit the kingdom of God.
Shalom.

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February 20, 2017


"Once upon a time, there lived a big mango tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the tree top, ate the mangoes, took a nap under the shadow… He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.

Time went by, The little boy grew, and he no longer played around the tree.

One day, the boy came back to the tree with a sad look on his face. “Come and play with me,” the tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I need money to buy them.” “Sorry, I don’t have money… but you can pick all my mangoes and sell them so you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He picked all the mangoes on the tree and left happily. The boy didn’t come back. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy grown into a man returned. The tree was so excited. “Come and play with me,” the tree said. “I don’t have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?” “Sorry, I don’t have a house, but you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the man cut all the branches off the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy didn’t come back afterward. The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!” The tree said. “I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” “Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.” So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and didn’t come back for a long time.

Finally, the man returned after he had been gone for so many years. “Sorry, my boy, but I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more mangoes to give you.” The tree said. “I don’t have teeth to bite,” the man replied. “No more trunk for you to climb on.” “I am too old for that now,” the man said.

“I really can’t give you anything, the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with sadness. “I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,” the man replied. “Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come sit down with me and rest.” The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled.


Moral:
The tree in the story represents our parents. When we are young, we love to play with them. When we grow up, we leave them and only come back when we need help. Parents sacrifice their lives for us. Never Forget their sacrifices. Give them Love and Care before its too late."
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February 17, 2017


Every Christian must sanctify himself/herself as a living sacrifice that is worth acceptable before God, holy and pleasing to God, this is your spiritual act of worship (Romans 12:1).


Our body is a temple of the living God.
Before we can meet Lord's measurement, we must sanctify our body. (Click here to see The Signs and Examples of Consecrated Life). Anybody that is working or serving in the house of God must be holy.

Flee from sin, friendship with the world is an enmity of God.

If you are working in the house of the Lord, you must be holy. - 1 John 2:15-16

WHO SANCTIFIES (JOHN 17:17)

 1. God - 1 Cor 1:30
 2. Holy Spirit - Romans 15:16
 3. Blood of Jesus - Heb 13:12
 4. Christ - Eph 5:22-26
 5. Word of God - John 17:17
 6. Father - 1 Thes 5:23
 7. Faith - Acts 26:18.

WHY DO WE NEED TO SANCTIFY OURSELVES?

 1. Our hearts are full of evil - Titus 1:15

 2. Desperate wicked nature of the heart - Jeremiah 17:9

 3. The carnal mind - Rom 8:9

 4. The root of sin in man - Rom 6:6, Col 3:9, Eph 4:2.

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THE OUTCOME OF SANCTIFICATION

 1. Cordial relationship with God - 1 Peter 1:12
 2. Vessel unto honour - 2 Tim 2:21
 3. Authority over devil dominion - Matt 28:18

Without sanctification, living a holy life cannot be possible. Lord sanctified Himself, instruments in the house of the Lord sanctifies yourselves.

All workers in His vineyard sanctify yourself, Choir, Teachers, Ushers, Deacon and Deaconess, Evangelist, Pastor, Prophets; sanctify yourself so that you can an instrument for glory.

May God help us to do so.
Shalom.
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February 14, 2017


Consecrated Life is stable form of Christian living by those faithful who feel called to follow Jesus Christ in a more exacting way recognized by the church. (see wiki's view on consecrated life)

SIGNS OF CONSECRATED LIFE



 1. Filling with spiritual gifts - Eph 4:11-12

 Verse 11 reads;

{AMP}: And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.

Verse 12 says;

{AMP}: His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church)


2. Filling with fruits of the spirit - Gal 5:22

 Verse 22 reads;

{AMP}: But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness

3. Spirit of the knowledge, wisdom and understanding - Dan 11:17 

 Verse 17 reads;

{NIV}: He will determine to come with the might of his entire kingdom and will make an alliance with the king of the South. And he will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom, but his plans will not succeed or help him.

{AMP}: He [Antiochus the Great] shall set his face to come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and with him upright conditions and terms of peace, and he shall perform them [by making an agreement with the king of the South].

He shall give him [his] daughter to corrupt and destroy it [his league with Egypt] and the kingdom, but it shall not succeed or be to his advantage.


4. Power and degree over the power of darkness - Psalm 28:8

 Verse 8 reads;

{AMP}: The Lord is their [unyielding] Strength, and He is the Stronghold of salvation to [me] His anointed.

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5. Strength of God - Psalm 28:8

Verse 8 says;

{AMP}: The Lord is their [unyielding] Strength, and He is the Stronghold of salvation to [me] His anointed.


6. Being used/met for the master - 2 Tim 2:21

 Verse 21 reads;

{NIV}: Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

{AMP}: So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.

EXAMPLES OF CONSECRATED LIFE

1. Samuel - 1 Sam 1:11

2. Paul and Barnabas - Acts 13:2

3. Daniel - Dan 1:8

4. Joseph - Gen 39:1-10

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5. Mescach, Shadrach and Abednego - Dan 13:16-18

6. Job - Job 13:15, 31:1


Are you a true discipline of Jesus Christ, that has been consecrated himself/herself for God?

In other words, behavior, attitude, thought - in heart - etc, Or you have consecrated yourself for shameful work of satan.

Think over it. 

May God help you to do correction. 

Shalom.
The Bible verses used to convey a particular head-word in this article is cited from the New International Version {NIV} and the Amplified {AMP} Version  

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January 29, 2017


1. Digital Footprints - Ability to understand the nature of digital footprints and their real-life consequences and to manage them responsibly.

2. Digital Empathy - Ability to be empathetic towards one's own and others' needs and feelings online.

3. Cyber Security Management - Ability to protect one's data by creating strong passwords and to manage various cyber attacks.

4. Cyberbullying Management - Ability to detect cyber-bullying and handle them wisely.
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5. Digital Citizen Identity - Ability to build and manage healthy identity online and offline with integrity.

6. Privacy Management - Ability to handle with discretion all personal information shared online to protect one's and others' privacy. 

7. Critical Thinking - Ability to distinguish between true or false info, good and harmful content, and trustworthy and questionable contacts online.  

8. Screen Time Management - Ability to manage one's screen time, multitasking and one's engagement online.
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January 28, 2017


To precede my recent article which I wrote about 7 EASY TIPS HOW TO BE MORE DISCIPLINEDand i hope sharing this article today will make the equation balance.

I recommend to you the article 7 TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN BE MORE DISCIPLINED to read before proceeding with this article.

Most of the time I discussed with persons who get stressed out, the complain I get is "I don't have enough time". Yet when the man becomes sick, there would be time for him to get admitted and be discharged only at the Doctor's pleasure depending on his progress.

How You Can Manage Your Leisure Time

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On my Facebook wall, I do receive lots of inquiries from persons telling me to let them know HOW THEY CAN BE MANAGE THEIR LEISURE TIME , in which i told them that I will provide the article publicly.

Even though some are not in any form of employment, I get the same response "I don't have time" Then a question bothers me, which says: "What Are You Doing with your Time?"

So now I am forced to ask: "What do you do with your time?"

One of the biggest frustrations many of us feel is having too much to do, and not feeling like we have enough time to do it. 

We are overwhelmed.

Now let's do the mathematics of time: There are 24 hours in a day of that,
     
  • morning starts by 12am to 12noon (that is 12 hours).
     
  • Afternoon starts from 12noon to 4pm (that is 4 hours)
     
  • Evening starts from 4 pm to 7 pm (that is 3 hours)
     
  • And night time starts from 7 pm to 12 midnight (that is 5 hours)
     
  • Sleeping time is from 10 pm to 6 am (that is 8 hours)
     
  • Working time is from 8 am to 4 pm (that is 8 hours).
So we are left with 8 hours of FREE TIME. When you say you have no time, then what do you do with the 8 hours free time? Extrapolating this to a week: There are 168 hours in a week
     
  • Let's say you use 56 hours to sleep (which is impossible for an adult).
     
  • then use 40 hours to work for someone else.
     
  • then use 35 hours to catch your fun, take your bath, travel around.
You would still have 37 hours of FREE TIME. The problem is having too much stuff to fit into a small container (24 hours). If we look at task management and time management as simple a container organization problem, it becomes simpler.

 Whatever you do with your free time that leaves you with no time, don't you think that an investment into yourself is necessary for a secured future?
Would you not rather PURSUE YOUR DREAMS than make another man succeed in achieving his own dreams? Think on this!!!
How do we fit all of the stuff we have to do into our small container?
     
  • By simplifying, and
  •  
  • Letting go
With this two-step process, you will be able to deal with the problem of "too much to do, not enough time"
Hope I'm right with the content of this article, kindly drop your comment below this post if any.
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January 25, 2017


Reinhard Willi Gottfried Bonnke is a German Pentecostal evangelist. According to Wikipedia; Bonnke has been an evangelist and missionary in Africa since 1967. Reverend Reinhard Bonnke is principally known for his Great Gospel crusade throughout the continent of Africa. 

Here are the 20 subsequent quotes from Rev. Bonnke's desk.


 1. God always works with workers and moves with movers, but He doesn't sit with sitters. 
 2. Real faith is when you slip out when it seems that God is not moving.
 3. The Gospel is like water. No man invented it, yet no man can do without it.
 4. Don't plan with whats in your pocket. Plan with what is in God's pocket.
Subsequent Quotes From Rev.  Reinhard Bonnke Desk That Will Motivate Your Stand

5. Don't accept the applause of men and you won't be destroyed by their criticism.
 6. God is not a duplicator. He is a Creator and you are the Original product.
 7. You don't play with marbles when God told you to move mountains.
 8. The Gospel is 'Good News' not 'Good History' because when its preached, it happens. 
9. Creation cost Him nothing. Salvation cost Him everything.
 10. When the Holy Spirit is present, anything is possible.
 11. Jesus didn't die for pastors to have a well paid job nor for them to have a higher living standard. He died to seek and save those who are lost.
 12. The Gospel is not an alternative. Its an ultimatum. 13. Faith is a leap into the Light, not a step into the darkness.
 14. Go for the purpose of God and the means to fulfill them will follow.
 15. God has a thousand year Calender with only one day marked on it. It is "TODAY".
16. When you do business with God, you need faith. Faith is the currency of the kingdom of God.
 17. The Gospel is not reformation, decoration or renovation. It is Liberation.
 18. The Gospel is that of Power or nothing at all.
19. Its a tragedy when the Church saves money instead of souls.
 20. Those who forever seek the will of God are overrun by those who do it.
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January 21, 2017


Below are five fundamental empirical fact about life. 
  • Whatever that is painted in your heart becomes the reflection of the contents in your container. 
five empirical fact of life
  • To enjoy the products made in the school of the spirit,it implies you must learn how to climb up with the manufacturer.
  • The measure of greatness in the school of wisdom is not determined by big deeds but by small act of kindness.
  • In the race of destiny,smtimes,your servitude determines your attitude.
  • When you spend much time in bed,you waste ultimate power of destiny,the power of destiny is electrified by understanding the heavenly template, TIME.

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January 17, 2017


There is a saying which says, "When fate throws a blade,you can catch it by the edge to carve the future. Every life has its own manual which has been approved by its manufacturer.

For every destiny; there is always a written script to guide the stage drama

Scripturally,it is written that in the world, pressure of life will arise but we should be of good cheer, Jesus has conquered the world. - John 16 vs 33, implying that when we invite Jesus into our life situations, storms become subdued under our feet. As we all know that "fate" in Yoruba means "kadara"

Meaning
It is an abuse of destiny. So when fate throws a blade,

it can be caught by the edge to carve the future.

Caption 1: Every blade thrown by fate in life is to sharpen the pencil of destiny,if properly caught. Champions are not made by merriments but in the midst of controversies,the food of the champions are difficulties out of which possibilities come. Today, we are found of easy alternatives, i.e nobody wants to pay the price but everybody wants to be a winner.

Easy alternatives belong to small minds but difficult things belong to great minds.
Caption 2: If you don't pay the price, you can't be a price commodity. In the market of values, people who are valued are the people who pain the price to attain their goals. Every character that made it to the top in the Bible paid the price. Many of them are drilled in the wilderness and under men of valour. This is related to my previous article in which I talked about The Diamond Factory In You




Caption 3: Everybody wants to get to the top or to the apex of the ladder without knowing what the ladder is all about, once the purpose of existence is not known, abuse becomes inescapable.

The Bible says in the book of, Proverb 25 vs 2, "it is the glory of God to conceal a thing but the honour of a king is to search out matters in life.
Once a king is deficient of relevant information, absolutely, such a king will loose every good tiding apportioned for the throne.

No matter the challenges or pains, know it for sure if you persistently persist, such challenges are blades to carve the future.

Caption 4: For every pain, there is always a gain. Every destiny manufactured by God is designed with a particular throne, so when the throne is not properly occupied, another person takes over.

Caption 4: Life becomes sweet when you know that thorns have roses. Thorns means the blades or challenges of life, capacity to bear them is a winning tool.

According to Akponne Kars, he said, "some grumble because they know that rose have thorns but i am thankful because i know thorns have roses". So many have missed it in life because pleasures have taken their treasures. They think everything will continue to sojourn in jollity not knowing that the measure of a real man lies in the dryness..i.e the moment of controversies. To get well defined destiny,

one must be able to catch every blade thrown in life and use it to carve the future.

Caption 6: Once you fail to bear life cross, you plan to loose the crown. The crown of life belongs to the extra mile seekers. Extra mile is an unpopulated land that does not belong to the crowd but to those who can catch the blade by the edge and use it to carve the future.

Brethren, when fate throws a blade, you can catch it by the edge to sharpen the pencil of destiny.

Shalom.

Written by: Makinde Oluwasegun Adewale, Aremoeleedua.
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January 15, 2017


In chemistry, it is an empirical fact that diamond is a crystalline allostrope of carbon, we have crystalline and amorphous allostropes of carbon, crystalline substances are the substances whose structure are regularly arranged in a regular repeating pattern, the reverse is amorphous.

 Diamond in its crude form is not attracting because it looks like charcoal whereas it is a precious stone.




Many had come across diamond in life but its crudeness made them feel diamond is just ordinary stone, some also came across it and ignored it because its colour is not sparkling while some came across it but due to little heat they apply and no result came to visibility, they quitted.

The fact about diamond is that diamond is not diamond until it passes through intensed temperature, i mean temperature at the peak degree.

Brethren, though you might be looked down on today but be rest assured that those that look down on you will garnish you tomorrow, some are blind to see that the diamond factory is in you but they judge you by your present not knowing that u are a shinning and sparkling diamond tomorrow. 

David was ignored in the wilderness running after his father flock, do you know that the wilderness became the furnace where the diamond in David was heated and David became hero.

  Joseph also was hated by his brothers, sold and later sent to prison. Do you know that the pit and prison experiences of Joseph heated d diamond in Joseph and Joseph became producer of life jewelries, and many zeros in the bible that rose to be heroes in life due to one challenge or the other.

Listen carefully, there is a factory in you in which if you are not running out of your incubation period, people will see you and celebrate you. 

Never forget that man called Jephthah, he was disowned but later now owned, (judges 11vs1-11), he later filled d gap in his family. 

He now produced many jewelries of conquest in life because those challenges intensified him and his diamond became refined.

Caption: Your wilderness in life is a furnace where heat is generated to refine that inner quality in you,so never miss your period of dealings.


Signed: Makinde Oluwasegun A., (Aremoeleedua)
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January 07, 2017


We actually believe that there are some facts in which they are not something seems to be interested; in which they hold something stubborn.  We shall try and figure out some facts.

WAR IS A FACT.
You can doubt,  disbelieve and deny there was a world War or a Korean war,  but the thousands of white crosses spotting the cemeteries of these were wars.  Facts are stubborn things.
SIN IS A FACT.
"If we say that we have no sin, we decieve ourselves,  and the truth is not in us." - 1 John 1:8. "wherefore,  as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Romans 5:12. 
Sickness,  sorrow and death are the stark realities of sin and its results.

You can deny sin all you want, but every funeral service states you in the face as to the stubborn fact of sin. All the envy, hate, cursing, lying, immorality and godlessness blare out of your sin and mine. Whether yours are big or little, you too haved sin. Facts are stubborn things.
I still have more subtopics to add to this topic,  it will be modified as time goes by.
GOD IS A FACT.
The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. "Psalm 14:1; I need not to talk much about this one.  The Bible verse (Psalm14:1) has said it all.
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FORGIVENESS IS A FACT.
If so let God know it in your heart and tell Him that you accept His son,  the Lord Jesus Christ,  as your own personal Saviour from the penalty of your sin right now.
Shalom
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