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    Monday, 10 March 2014

    "For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light" - Psalm 36:9 
    Light is an incredible force. It's usefulness and potency is undisputed. Light in itself represents Life.
    Expressing praise, Light of God

    The earth is alive because of the sun. It was created by God to give energy to the earth; what we know as SOLAR ENERGY.
    Many mechanisms on earth needs the Sun to operate; From physical to chemical. Plants, Animals and Human need the Sun to survive. It was God ordained. 

    The focus of today is on a far greater light than Sun. The Light that brought about the Sun. It is the light of God.

    Scripture make us understand that God created the world with the word which is Jesus. The sun and everything came to be by Jesus.

    Jesus is the life force of the world because she was framed by Him.
    Therefore we must see the Authoritative nature in His Light. In the book of John, the Light shone and darkness couldn't comprehend.

    This is the subduing power of Jesus in our lives. He can shine into every tight corners of our situation and bring life to it.

    All you need is an encounter. Desire an encounter, encourage an encounter and thirst for an encounter. Just fix your eyes on Him.

    If you let Him, he will light you up, Just stay connected.
    The natural man most times and some believers always go seek help in the wrong place.

    They seek  satisfaction in earthly things. Sometimes we try to use our ambitions, career, family to replace God's light but deep down there is an emptiness crying out to be filled.

    In Isaiah 55, Prophet Isaiah was speaking God's mind when he was moved by the spirit.


    "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat!
    Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
    Why spend monetary on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy....."
    The deep calls to the deep. Man is a spirit being and therefore material/physical can't satisfy him no matter how long the pretending can last.

    The only thing that can satisfy a man is the spirit of God.
    Allow God's Light via His words powered by the Holy Spirit to express Himself in you.


    Jesus said, 
    "Everyone who drinks this water(natural water) will be thirsting again but whoever drinks the water I give will never thirst.
    Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."( John 4:13-14)
    The beautiful thing is that when God fills you up, it multiplies.
    Seek that which satisfy your spirit man.

    Focus:
    Man is a spirit and He can only quench the inner hunger and thirst by God's Light.

    Lets Talk
    Have you experienced God's light in any area of your life? Let's chat below :)

    PS:  Subscribe to get my updates right in your mailbox. If you love me and this post, share it with your friends. :) 

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    Posted at  Monday, March 10, 2014  |  in  Rhema  |  Read More»

    "For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light" - Psalm 36:9 
    Light is an incredible force. It's usefulness and potency is undisputed. Light in itself represents Life.
    Expressing praise, Light of God

    The earth is alive because of the sun. It was created by God to give energy to the earth; what we know as SOLAR ENERGY.
    Many mechanisms on earth needs the Sun to operate; From physical to chemical. Plants, Animals and Human need the Sun to survive. It was God ordained. 

    The focus of today is on a far greater light than Sun. The Light that brought about the Sun. It is the light of God.

    Scripture make us understand that God created the world with the word which is Jesus. The sun and everything came to be by Jesus.

    Jesus is the life force of the world because she was framed by Him.
    Therefore we must see the Authoritative nature in His Light. In the book of John, the Light shone and darkness couldn't comprehend.

    This is the subduing power of Jesus in our lives. He can shine into every tight corners of our situation and bring life to it.

    All you need is an encounter. Desire an encounter, encourage an encounter and thirst for an encounter. Just fix your eyes on Him.

    If you let Him, he will light you up, Just stay connected.
    The natural man most times and some believers always go seek help in the wrong place.

    They seek  satisfaction in earthly things. Sometimes we try to use our ambitions, career, family to replace God's light but deep down there is an emptiness crying out to be filled.

    In Isaiah 55, Prophet Isaiah was speaking God's mind when he was moved by the spirit.


    "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat!
    Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
    Why spend monetary on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy....."
    The deep calls to the deep. Man is a spirit being and therefore material/physical can't satisfy him no matter how long the pretending can last.

    The only thing that can satisfy a man is the spirit of God.
    Allow God's Light via His words powered by the Holy Spirit to express Himself in you.


    Jesus said, 
    "Everyone who drinks this water(natural water) will be thirsting again but whoever drinks the water I give will never thirst.
    Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."( John 4:13-14)
    The beautiful thing is that when God fills you up, it multiplies.
    Seek that which satisfy your spirit man.

    Focus:
    Man is a spirit and He can only quench the inner hunger and thirst by God's Light.

    Lets Talk
    Have you experienced God's light in any area of your life? Let's chat below :)

    PS:  Subscribe to get my updates right in your mailbox. If you love me and this post, share it with your friends. :) 

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    BBM: 745F939E

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    Wednesday, 4 December 2013

    The one area that every genuine Christian can’t do without is soul winning. Soul winning is the output of Evangelism. If you truly love Jesus and you know how much he has done for you, you will be proud of him anywhere you go. 

    You will always want to tell someone about him.
    The wise writer of the book of proverbs said that he that wins a soul is wise. He didn’t say he that knows about soul wining or he that preaches about soul wining. It is he that wins souls that Is wise.
    Take the world for Jesus by soul winning

    And he said unto them, Go ye into the entire world, and preach the gospel to every creature. – Mark 16: 15
    Remember the last time I shared 14 Thanksgiving/praise quotes by Pastor Adeboye. I would like to share these soul winning quotes by Pastor Adeboye which are his reflections on soul wining from the scriptures.

    “One of the reasons you have a means of livelihood is to afford you the resources with which to mobilize members of your extended family into God’s Kingdom."

    “We should prove that we are chosen to bear fruits by becoming soul winners”

    “Rather than giving up their careers for soul winning, I advised that they could keep their career pursuits and still be soul winners”

    “Your neighbours who are unbelievers should not be taken as condemned sinners, but the love of God should be shown to them. How can you claim you love your neighbours and see them march to hell?”

    “I resolved my family must be complete I Heaven.”

    “What have you done to reach out to the unsaved members if your family?”

    “You are now the light of the world. You are therefore expected to destroy darkness and sorrow.”

    “Each soul you win is priceless and worth everything money cannot buy. Just one soul gives you a priceless central reward.”

    “There are several vacancies enough for all willing candidates. Be enlisted as a soul winner today.”

    “No matter the temptation, you can’t afford not to take up God’s job offer (Soul wining).”

    “The best thing you can give your children is Jesus Christ.”

    “The greatest threats to effective evangelization of the world today are fear and laziness. If you cannot conquer these two enemies, you are going nowhere.”

    “A soul winner is someone with great value in heaven.”

    “The greatest treasure you can lay in Heavenly planet is the souls of men and women.”

    “Every soul won to the lord represents a star on your crown when you finally get home.”

    “Some peoples crown would be so ordinary because they did not win a soul, while others would have their crowns so dazzling to the eyes because of the multitude of souls won.”

    “Spiritually lay-up you treasures in heaven by wining souls.”

    “If you find It difficult to preach Jesus to others, you are denying Him.”

    “People who constantly win souls do not backslide.”

    “Those who advertise Jesus Christ don’t get into bondage.”

    “The call for soul wining is meant to enrich the soul winner.”

    “For God to answer your prayers, you must be a soul winner.”

    “If you want your prayers answered consistently make Evangelism a way of life.”

    25 soul winning quotes by Pastor E.A Adeboye

    Posted at  Wednesday, December 04, 2013  |  in  Quotes  |  Read More»

    The one area that every genuine Christian can’t do without is soul winning. Soul winning is the output of Evangelism. If you truly love Jesus and you know how much he has done for you, you will be proud of him anywhere you go. 

    You will always want to tell someone about him.
    The wise writer of the book of proverbs said that he that wins a soul is wise. He didn’t say he that knows about soul wining or he that preaches about soul wining. It is he that wins souls that Is wise.
    Take the world for Jesus by soul winning

    And he said unto them, Go ye into the entire world, and preach the gospel to every creature. – Mark 16: 15
    Remember the last time I shared 14 Thanksgiving/praise quotes by Pastor Adeboye. I would like to share these soul winning quotes by Pastor Adeboye which are his reflections on soul wining from the scriptures.

    “One of the reasons you have a means of livelihood is to afford you the resources with which to mobilize members of your extended family into God’s Kingdom."

    “We should prove that we are chosen to bear fruits by becoming soul winners”

    “Rather than giving up their careers for soul winning, I advised that they could keep their career pursuits and still be soul winners”

    “Your neighbours who are unbelievers should not be taken as condemned sinners, but the love of God should be shown to them. How can you claim you love your neighbours and see them march to hell?”

    “I resolved my family must be complete I Heaven.”

    “What have you done to reach out to the unsaved members if your family?”

    “You are now the light of the world. You are therefore expected to destroy darkness and sorrow.”

    “Each soul you win is priceless and worth everything money cannot buy. Just one soul gives you a priceless central reward.”

    “There are several vacancies enough for all willing candidates. Be enlisted as a soul winner today.”

    “No matter the temptation, you can’t afford not to take up God’s job offer (Soul wining).”

    “The best thing you can give your children is Jesus Christ.”

    “The greatest threats to effective evangelization of the world today are fear and laziness. If you cannot conquer these two enemies, you are going nowhere.”

    “A soul winner is someone with great value in heaven.”

    “The greatest treasure you can lay in Heavenly planet is the souls of men and women.”

    “Every soul won to the lord represents a star on your crown when you finally get home.”

    “Some peoples crown would be so ordinary because they did not win a soul, while others would have their crowns so dazzling to the eyes because of the multitude of souls won.”

    “Spiritually lay-up you treasures in heaven by wining souls.”

    “If you find It difficult to preach Jesus to others, you are denying Him.”

    “People who constantly win souls do not backslide.”

    “Those who advertise Jesus Christ don’t get into bondage.”

    “The call for soul wining is meant to enrich the soul winner.”

    “For God to answer your prayers, you must be a soul winner.”

    “If you want your prayers answered consistently make Evangelism a way of life.”

    Thursday, 28 November 2013

    Today is Thanksgiving Day and I can smell Christmas Already. There are so many things to be grateful about. I might be writing a list of what I'm thankful for soon.

    Well, everyday should be Thanksgiving Day just as everyday can be Christmas day for celebrating Jesus. But for the sake of orderliness, a day has been set aside for Thanksgiving.

    Though not every country has this day amongst her holidays, we all can still participate.

    As Christians, God requires us to give thanks always. Can you imagine a mother singing and dancing after losing her child? It may look wicked but this is a way to confuse the devil.
    “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you’’- I Thessalonians 5: 18 (ESV)
    Did you notice the scripture says “in all circumstances” not “for all circumstances”?
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving Day, I’m sharing these quotes about thanksgiving/praise by Pastor Adeboye.

    Happy Thankgiving day
    “If you do not praise God when you are at peace, you will praise Him when you are in trouble”

    “Thanksgiving is the glue that helps to firmly attach your blessings to you. Without it, your blessing may be lost."

    “If you know how to give God some aroma through praises, he will make your life more appealing and attractive.”

    “Being thankless and unappreciative has a negative impact on the human heart.”
    “The devil will not stay where they are praising God.”

    “When you praise God, He draws near. When God draws near, then the devil will run away.”

    “Sometimes, all you need to do in order to get your miracles Is to praise Him”

    “Praise is a powerful instrument. It attracts God’s presence. If you have been struggling with a problem, try praise. It can change your life because as you praise God, the earth releases her increase and you will be blessed. “

    “Do you know that if you can rejoice, offer God thanksgiving and praises right from your heart, the Holy Ghost will begin to move?”

    “If those who appear to have nothing to thank God for still find reason to Thank Him, what about you?”

    “When in trouble, praise and thank God. To show a higher level of faith, actually sleep off the problem. This shows you trust God to sort it out.”

    “Anyone who does not know how to be grateful to God may never enjoy permanent victory.”
    “Let somebody Shout Halleluyah”

    There is power in Praise and Thanksgiving. It’s part of Positive mental attitude. I’m sure you know positive thoughts produces positive energy that attracts positive circumstances.

    Let’s Talk
    How will you be spending your day and what is that one thing you are grateful to God about?

    Ps: Make sure you share this post and subscribe for free updates.

    14 Thanksgiving/Praise quotes by Pastor E.A Adeboye

    Posted at  Thursday, November 28, 2013  |  in  Special days  |  Read More»

    Today is Thanksgiving Day and I can smell Christmas Already. There are so many things to be grateful about. I might be writing a list of what I'm thankful for soon.

    Well, everyday should be Thanksgiving Day just as everyday can be Christmas day for celebrating Jesus. But for the sake of orderliness, a day has been set aside for Thanksgiving.

    Though not every country has this day amongst her holidays, we all can still participate.

    As Christians, God requires us to give thanks always. Can you imagine a mother singing and dancing after losing her child? It may look wicked but this is a way to confuse the devil.
    “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you’’- I Thessalonians 5: 18 (ESV)
    Did you notice the scripture says “in all circumstances” not “for all circumstances”?
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving Day, I’m sharing these quotes about thanksgiving/praise by Pastor Adeboye.

    Happy Thankgiving day
    “If you do not praise God when you are at peace, you will praise Him when you are in trouble”

    “Thanksgiving is the glue that helps to firmly attach your blessings to you. Without it, your blessing may be lost."

    “If you know how to give God some aroma through praises, he will make your life more appealing and attractive.”

    “Being thankless and unappreciative has a negative impact on the human heart.”
    “The devil will not stay where they are praising God.”

    “When you praise God, He draws near. When God draws near, then the devil will run away.”

    “Sometimes, all you need to do in order to get your miracles Is to praise Him”

    “Praise is a powerful instrument. It attracts God’s presence. If you have been struggling with a problem, try praise. It can change your life because as you praise God, the earth releases her increase and you will be blessed. “

    “Do you know that if you can rejoice, offer God thanksgiving and praises right from your heart, the Holy Ghost will begin to move?”

    “If those who appear to have nothing to thank God for still find reason to Thank Him, what about you?”

    “When in trouble, praise and thank God. To show a higher level of faith, actually sleep off the problem. This shows you trust God to sort it out.”

    “Anyone who does not know how to be grateful to God may never enjoy permanent victory.”
    “Let somebody Shout Halleluyah”

    There is power in Praise and Thanksgiving. It’s part of Positive mental attitude. I’m sure you know positive thoughts produces positive energy that attracts positive circumstances.

    Let’s Talk
    How will you be spending your day and what is that one thing you are grateful to God about?

    Ps: Make sure you share this post and subscribe for free updates.

    Saturday, 23 November 2013

    Prayer is very Powerful. Prayer is one of the ways we talk to God. Prayer is a satanicide. The devil is never happy when you are praying. A prayer-less Christian is a powerless Christian
     And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Luke 18:1

    These are the words of Jesus. He made much reference to the importance of prayer during his time on earth and he is still telling us in our hearts.

    We have read in the bible of how Jesus would withdraw himself to the mountains to pray after his teachings.

    It is great to learn from the master himself.
    Pray House ministries

    The Pray House Ministries

    I always like to share with my friends awesome stuffs that will make us grow spiritually. I'm a great lover of the media and that's why i preach social media for social good.

    I found this site via Facebook when i was checking my profile. Two Nigerian brothers (twins) who i believe understand the power of prayers, created a blog page were they have published over 10,000 prayer points and still counting.
    Founder of Pray House Ministries

    Twin brothers, Chidi (right) and Chika Nwaogu (Founder)
    Prayer points covering all spheres of life with scriptural backings. To make it more easier, they also have a Blackberry and Android app. So you have access to the prayer points on the go.

    The layout of Pray House
    The community is expanding with over 144k Facebook followers. They are touching lives for Christ.

    So you can go to www.prayh.com to have access to these prayer points. You can always trust on the Holy spirit to help you pray the Right prayer.

    Hey Friends

    Please i will be expecting you to give me feedback about what you think of Pray House. 

    Don't forget to donate the Philippines Children that are victims of Typhoon Haiyan. God Bless you.
     Read: 69 Ways to become a better person.

    Pray House: The Largest Christian Prayer Directory.

    Posted at  Saturday, November 23, 2013  |  in  Better Life  |  Read More»

    Prayer is very Powerful. Prayer is one of the ways we talk to God. Prayer is a satanicide. The devil is never happy when you are praying. A prayer-less Christian is a powerless Christian
     And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Luke 18:1

    These are the words of Jesus. He made much reference to the importance of prayer during his time on earth and he is still telling us in our hearts.

    We have read in the bible of how Jesus would withdraw himself to the mountains to pray after his teachings.

    It is great to learn from the master himself.
    Pray House ministries

    The Pray House Ministries

    I always like to share with my friends awesome stuffs that will make us grow spiritually. I'm a great lover of the media and that's why i preach social media for social good.

    I found this site via Facebook when i was checking my profile. Two Nigerian brothers (twins) who i believe understand the power of prayers, created a blog page were they have published over 10,000 prayer points and still counting.
    Founder of Pray House Ministries

    Twin brothers, Chidi (right) and Chika Nwaogu (Founder)
    Prayer points covering all spheres of life with scriptural backings. To make it more easier, they also have a Blackberry and Android app. So you have access to the prayer points on the go.

    The layout of Pray House
    The community is expanding with over 144k Facebook followers. They are touching lives for Christ.

    So you can go to www.prayh.com to have access to these prayer points. You can always trust on the Holy spirit to help you pray the Right prayer.

    Hey Friends

    Please i will be expecting you to give me feedback about what you think of Pray House. 

    Don't forget to donate the Philippines Children that are victims of Typhoon Haiyan. God Bless you.
     Read: 69 Ways to become a better person.

    Wednesday, 20 November 2013

    I'm always in the mood to promote the good image of Africa. My continent is beautiful. Africa is full of life.
    We know there are lots of poor people in Africa but that doesn't mean you can't get the best from Africa when it comes to tourism.

    I still find it strange that some people still refer to Africa as a country.


    THE BEAUTY OF OUR LAND. (Africa)


    You can never imagine how beautiful  Africa looks until you come see it your self.

     I found this video on YouTube. You should check out the beautiful places in Africa you have never seen.






    PS: If you are interested in donating to Philippines children who are victim of Typhoon Haiyan, Click here.

    The Africa you have never seen

    Posted at  Wednesday, November 20, 2013  |  in  videos  |  Read More»

    I'm always in the mood to promote the good image of Africa. My continent is beautiful. Africa is full of life.
    We know there are lots of poor people in Africa but that doesn't mean you can't get the best from Africa when it comes to tourism.

    I still find it strange that some people still refer to Africa as a country.


    THE BEAUTY OF OUR LAND. (Africa)


    You can never imagine how beautiful  Africa looks until you come see it your self.

     I found this video on YouTube. You should check out the beautiful places in Africa you have never seen.






    PS: If you are interested in donating to Philippines children who are victim of Typhoon Haiyan, Click here.

    Monday, 18 November 2013

    Since i watched Chimamanda Adichie's TED talk on The dangers of the Single Story, I've become more conscious of various stereotypes in the society. I hate stereotypes and this is why i started My Single Story Project. The problem with stereotypes is that they are incomplete. Therefore, robbing you of your dignity.

    I know when it comes to stereotypes, Africa has always been a victim. I can't speak for other parts of the world, but i know well of Africa. Do you know some people still refer to Africa as a 'Country'?

    Ofili of ofilispeaks.com was the one that initially shared this video on his blog.  You will recognize stereotypes frequently used in fundraising campaigns?

     I once read that the greatest harm comes from the best intention. Well, this is one thing most charity organizations are doing to Africa.

    They kind of  exploit and promote the imagery of a suffering Africa. Which is not totally true.

    I think the way fundraising campaigns are communicating issues of poverty and development has some flaws.

    I'm glad another charity has observed this and have decided to make a change. Please watch the video and share


    Note:  There's no such thing as charity actors. It's just an illustration. To know more about this charity, go to www.rustyradiator.com

    Over to you
    Thanks for reading and watching. What do you think about this video? Let me know in the comment below. :)  

    PS: If you want to donate to the Philippines children who were victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Click here

    Please Let's Save Africa (Video)

    Posted at  Monday, November 18, 2013  |  in  videos  |  Read More»

    Since i watched Chimamanda Adichie's TED talk on The dangers of the Single Story, I've become more conscious of various stereotypes in the society. I hate stereotypes and this is why i started My Single Story Project. The problem with stereotypes is that they are incomplete. Therefore, robbing you of your dignity.

    I know when it comes to stereotypes, Africa has always been a victim. I can't speak for other parts of the world, but i know well of Africa. Do you know some people still refer to Africa as a 'Country'?

    Ofili of ofilispeaks.com was the one that initially shared this video on his blog.  You will recognize stereotypes frequently used in fundraising campaigns?

     I once read that the greatest harm comes from the best intention. Well, this is one thing most charity organizations are doing to Africa.

    They kind of  exploit and promote the imagery of a suffering Africa. Which is not totally true.

    I think the way fundraising campaigns are communicating issues of poverty and development has some flaws.

    I'm glad another charity has observed this and have decided to make a change. Please watch the video and share


    Note:  There's no such thing as charity actors. It's just an illustration. To know more about this charity, go to www.rustyradiator.com

    Over to you
    Thanks for reading and watching. What do you think about this video? Let me know in the comment below. :)  

    PS: If you want to donate to the Philippines children who were victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Click here

    Saturday, 16 November 2013

    I was busy surfing YouTube and I found this Video that struck my heart. The truth is that "The World needs to stop being Boring". You need to stop being boring. You are not the first person to be in that situation. Don't organize a pity party.

    If you heart is still beating, you have hope.
     

    We all need a little encouragement every now and then. You were created to be Awesome. Here is a word of encouragement from the kid president to you.



    What do you think about this video? Were you encouraged?Feel free to express yourself using the comment form.

    NOTE: Take a moment and spread some encouragement. Share this with your friends. Tell your friend to tell his/her friend to a friend and so on!!

    Ps: If you want to donate to the Philippines children that were victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Click here

    The World needs to stop being boring! A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

    Posted at  Saturday, November 16, 2013  |  in  videos  |  Read More»

    I was busy surfing YouTube and I found this Video that struck my heart. The truth is that "The World needs to stop being Boring". You need to stop being boring. You are not the first person to be in that situation. Don't organize a pity party.

    If you heart is still beating, you have hope.
     

    We all need a little encouragement every now and then. You were created to be Awesome. Here is a word of encouragement from the kid president to you.



    What do you think about this video? Were you encouraged?Feel free to express yourself using the comment form.

    NOTE: Take a moment and spread some encouragement. Share this with your friends. Tell your friend to tell his/her friend to a friend and so on!!

    Ps: If you want to donate to the Philippines children that were victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Click here

    Friday, 15 November 2013

    I thought I heard someone say “Hey! Abraham, what do you mean? Winners never quit and quitters never win”


    That’s right! I totally understand. I’m not here to erase the old principle you know.

    It may be hard to admit, but I believe there are cases where you should give up. Loosen your mind a little and read what I have to write.

    I want to tell you that it’s all right. We are allowed to give up sometimes. It has become conventional for people not to give up on their plans and it appears to me that everyone is putting on the ‘never give upattitude.

    Hey friend! Giving up is not totally a bad thing.

    Reasons why I gave up in the past

    Believe me; I know what I’m talking about. I’ve been in some situations where giving up was the only solution. I will share with you three of them.
    • I had Unrealistic goals
    • And Purposeless goals.
    • I was Anti-Christ (It’s not what you think).
    I want to assume you now have an idea of what I’m driving at in this post.

    Unrealistic Goal

    It is very easy to dream but it’s hard to make it a reality. I have been there. I had Big dreams; bigger than those of Martin Luther king jnr :). It was only a matter of time before my dreams became nightmares.

    I set goals for myself but they never worked out.
    Then one day I found a book (Can’t remember the name) and I read that my goals won’t work out if they aren’t SMART (I thought I was the only one that should be smart)
    • S- Specific
    • M- Measurable
    • A- Achievable
    • R- Realistic
    • T- Time Bound

    If the goal you have set for yourself is not realistic, then you are not balanced.

    You may be wondering “Ah! Abraham, but Christians work by faith and not by sight?”

    You are still correct my friend. There is a form of ‘realism’ in our Christian faith and this is it.
    “So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” James 2:17 (ESV)

    Those were the words of James by the inspiration of God. The problem with my dreams at that period was that they were all in my head. I didn’t make any effort to work towards it.

    So I learnt that Christian have to back up their goals with faith and then work in other to have a physical manifestation of what they already have.

    If there is faith and no work, it’s 'Unrealistic.

    Purposeless goal

    This is the most dangerous because I wasted so much energy in me.

    A quick Illustration- the Chase


    A dog was sitting quietly in front of its owner garden. Suddenly, A car zoomed past the dog and it chased after the car.
    The car was moving so fast but the silly cute little dog kept pursuing.

    My Question- If the dog eventually meets the car, then what next? (Assuming the dog can catch up with the car).

    What’s in it for the dog? I would say the dog was wasting it’s time.

    After I got past the unrealistic goal level, I discovered from the beginning that I had no purpose for my plans.
    Action without purpose is waste of energy.
    I’m sure our silly cute little dog will be completely exhausted after running a few miles.

    I learnt that a goal without a purpose is like a plane without a pilot; it’s heading for a crash.

    For every goal, you should be able to answer the question; “why is this important to me?

    I was Anti-Christ


    I’m not writing about the man that will rule the earth for three and a half years and will force people to take up the ‘666’ mark.

    I’m still writing about my action.
    “Who is the liar but who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist. He who denies the father and the son” – I John 2:22

    There you have it, if your actions deny Jesus; you should give up on them.
    There are two versions to this. The believer and the unbeliever version

    The Unbeliever Version

    During my last two years in high school, I became bad. I did bad things that my parents didn't know about even until now. I broke rules. I became wayward. I had a girlfriend and we were very intimate.

    We did things that only Adult should do but we didn't make out. Up till today I still wonder why we never did it because we were very nasty.

    One day, I was thinking in my room and I realized how much mess I’ve created. I knew I was not living the best life and deep down I wanted something different.

    So I made the decision to give up on my bad behaviors.
    I almost forgot! I also had addictions that were eating deep into my life.

    I just knew that Jesus was calling me. No, I didn't hear a voice but I knew. So I gave my life to Jesus.

     I’m so happy about the decision I made years ago because it's really the best i have made or I'll ever make.

    The Believer Version.


    Let me be quick. If you still seek pleasure in sin, it's antichrist. Watch the keyword, 'seek pleasure'. If you love God, you will keep His commandment. I didn't say so, the Bible says so.

    Final Words

    I didn't give up to be a spectator but gave up on what seems so be so blurry in other to get a clearer picture.
    I Gave up, went back to my drawing board to re-plan my life.
    I went to God to make me a better person!

    Lets Talk
    What do you have to say about giving up? What do you have to say about my story? Do you have any advice for me? Feel free to comment below. Don't be selfish :P, share this with your friends.

    Ps: If you want to donate to Philippines children who are victims of Typhoon Haiyan, click here.

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    Seriously! You should give up

    Posted at  Friday, November 15, 2013  |  in  Better Life  |  Read More»

    I thought I heard someone say “Hey! Abraham, what do you mean? Winners never quit and quitters never win”


    That’s right! I totally understand. I’m not here to erase the old principle you know.

    It may be hard to admit, but I believe there are cases where you should give up. Loosen your mind a little and read what I have to write.

    I want to tell you that it’s all right. We are allowed to give up sometimes. It has become conventional for people not to give up on their plans and it appears to me that everyone is putting on the ‘never give upattitude.

    Hey friend! Giving up is not totally a bad thing.

    Reasons why I gave up in the past

    Believe me; I know what I’m talking about. I’ve been in some situations where giving up was the only solution. I will share with you three of them.
    • I had Unrealistic goals
    • And Purposeless goals.
    • I was Anti-Christ (It’s not what you think).
    I want to assume you now have an idea of what I’m driving at in this post.

    Unrealistic Goal

    It is very easy to dream but it’s hard to make it a reality. I have been there. I had Big dreams; bigger than those of Martin Luther king jnr :). It was only a matter of time before my dreams became nightmares.

    I set goals for myself but they never worked out.
    Then one day I found a book (Can’t remember the name) and I read that my goals won’t work out if they aren’t SMART (I thought I was the only one that should be smart)
    • S- Specific
    • M- Measurable
    • A- Achievable
    • R- Realistic
    • T- Time Bound

    If the goal you have set for yourself is not realistic, then you are not balanced.

    You may be wondering “Ah! Abraham, but Christians work by faith and not by sight?”

    You are still correct my friend. There is a form of ‘realism’ in our Christian faith and this is it.
    “So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” James 2:17 (ESV)

    Those were the words of James by the inspiration of God. The problem with my dreams at that period was that they were all in my head. I didn’t make any effort to work towards it.

    So I learnt that Christian have to back up their goals with faith and then work in other to have a physical manifestation of what they already have.

    If there is faith and no work, it’s 'Unrealistic.

    Purposeless goal

    This is the most dangerous because I wasted so much energy in me.

    A quick Illustration- the Chase


    A dog was sitting quietly in front of its owner garden. Suddenly, A car zoomed past the dog and it chased after the car.
    The car was moving so fast but the silly cute little dog kept pursuing.

    My Question- If the dog eventually meets the car, then what next? (Assuming the dog can catch up with the car).

    What’s in it for the dog? I would say the dog was wasting it’s time.

    After I got past the unrealistic goal level, I discovered from the beginning that I had no purpose for my plans.
    Action without purpose is waste of energy.
    I’m sure our silly cute little dog will be completely exhausted after running a few miles.

    I learnt that a goal without a purpose is like a plane without a pilot; it’s heading for a crash.

    For every goal, you should be able to answer the question; “why is this important to me?

    I was Anti-Christ


    I’m not writing about the man that will rule the earth for three and a half years and will force people to take up the ‘666’ mark.

    I’m still writing about my action.
    “Who is the liar but who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist. He who denies the father and the son” – I John 2:22

    There you have it, if your actions deny Jesus; you should give up on them.
    There are two versions to this. The believer and the unbeliever version

    The Unbeliever Version

    During my last two years in high school, I became bad. I did bad things that my parents didn't know about even until now. I broke rules. I became wayward. I had a girlfriend and we were very intimate.

    We did things that only Adult should do but we didn't make out. Up till today I still wonder why we never did it because we were very nasty.

    One day, I was thinking in my room and I realized how much mess I’ve created. I knew I was not living the best life and deep down I wanted something different.

    So I made the decision to give up on my bad behaviors.
    I almost forgot! I also had addictions that were eating deep into my life.

    I just knew that Jesus was calling me. No, I didn't hear a voice but I knew. So I gave my life to Jesus.

     I’m so happy about the decision I made years ago because it's really the best i have made or I'll ever make.

    The Believer Version.


    Let me be quick. If you still seek pleasure in sin, it's antichrist. Watch the keyword, 'seek pleasure'. If you love God, you will keep His commandment. I didn't say so, the Bible says so.

    Final Words

    I didn't give up to be a spectator but gave up on what seems so be so blurry in other to get a clearer picture.
    I Gave up, went back to my drawing board to re-plan my life.
    I went to God to make me a better person!

    Lets Talk
    What do you have to say about giving up? What do you have to say about my story? Do you have any advice for me? Feel free to comment below. Don't be selfish :P, share this with your friends.

    Ps: If you want to donate to Philippines children who are victims of Typhoon Haiyan, click here.

    Photo by: Toni Blay

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