When you’re at the top, be careful of the monster called PRIDE. Pride will make you look down on people who haven’t attaind your level of success.
When you’re at the bottom, be careful of the monster called BITTERNESS. Bitterness will make you jealous & think that other people are the reason you haven’t made it.
When you’re at the top, be careful of the monster called PRIDE. Pride will make you look down on people who haven’t attaind your level of success.
It’s yet another women’s conference from Joyce Meyer, as she continues to inspire women around the world through her yearly conferences. Last year was a success filled with powerful women and men of God in teaching and worship. This year will be greater and better with powerful women and men of God coming together to make this conference a memorable one.
To register for this conference click here
Also checkout highlights from last year’s conference below..
Hey guys! As you start your day, don’t forget to involve God in all your activities. Check the tips below..
1. *Beauty* is not a guarantee to marriage
2. *Falling Sick* does not mean you are about to die.
3. *Getting rich* is not the definition of prosperity.
4 *Building a nice house* is not enjoying luxury.
5. *Sleeping on an expensive bed* does not bring you sound sleep.
6. *Driving a new car* is not a guarantee that you gonna reach where you going.
7. *Wearing expensive clothes* does not guarantee smartness.
8. *Owning a family doctor* does not guarantee permanent health.
9. *Being highly educated* is not a sign of wisdom.
10. *Marrying a rich guy* does not guarantee happy marriage.
11. *Winning an argument* does not mean that you were correct.
12. *Whatever is done without the merit of Heaven* is fake and temporal.
13 *He who builds without God* is building for nothing; & he who *watches over a city* without God, watches in vain.
14. *Not everything is possible with man but everything is possible with God.*
15 *Be wise and learn to Involve God* in everything you do.
*Kindly Bless Someone Else today* and be blessed back by God.
Today was the only day when I cried & my mother Smiled on it. Happy Birthday Mother’s lovely child, Happy Birthday to Me.
One more beautiful year has passed in the journey of knowing myself. Life is awesome, so am I.
I celebrate me today because I know I’m special and living my life in grace and favor. Happy birthday to myself.
Thanks to God, Family, and my beautiful wife for spoiling me to the fullest. Love you guys!!!
To my friends I appreciate the love since 6 a.m this morning have been receiving your prayers and wishes. It keeps coming, I feel so loved and blessed. Thanks guys!!!
Am Old enough to know better but still young enough to get away with it.
Always look forward towards your future. Fill your eyes and heart with motivation, push yourself and boosts your capabilities to achieve what you want this month of June. May you gain confidence and believe in what you do.
Happy new month guys!!!
We made it yet again..
He is talented and will make your ceremony worth every penny, and time. He is intelligent, funny, and knows how to move the crowd. He is one of Nigeria’s sort after and demanding MC in town with a lot trending positive reviews. He is the CEO of Speaking Services Nigeria.
Guys help me welcome MC Ayulah!
1. Tell us a bit about your background, school, and Where are you from?
My name is Ayobami Yusuf popularly known as MC Ayulah. I am a native of Omu Aran in, Kwara State. My primary education was at Abdul Aziz Attah Memorial Nursery & Primary School Ilorin while I had my secondary education at Federal Government College, Ilorin. I proceeded to The Federal Polytecnic Bida, Niger state where I bagged a diploma certificate in Civil Engineering before proceeding to University of Ilorin where I bagged my first degree and Masters degree in Geology.
2. How was life growing up?
Growing up was absolute fun. A lot has changed now. We didn’t have 24hours television. Children played together on the streets. We had real friends both in school and at home. We listened to folklore stories. All I remember about growing up is all beautiful
3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to be an MC?
Ohh… I am barely 5 years in the industry. It was a decision I took a few years back while I was working as an engineer with one of the leading telecoms servicing company in Lagos. After five years with the company, I decided I wanted more. I needed to chase my passion and be more. So I started anchoring events while still on the job before I finally left.
Me: wow! That’s a big risk and decision you took… so!
4. How do you cope working virtually every weekend, managing your time and schedule?
Time management is one of the essential qualities every MC must possess. Many times I work on weekends (weddings and birthdays) but sometimes times I get to work on weekdays too (Corporate events). On my free days.
5. Is being an MC a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?
Being a professional MC is absolutely a blessing for all who recognizes it. This is because we get to meet different people almost every week and this alone provides us an opportunity to network with a lot of people including those who matter in the society.
So far I have not been able to identify a major disadvantage of being an emcee and my mentors have not told me any too.
6. What challenges have you had to tackle as a professional at your job?
First is to make people understand that a Pro MC is not the same as a comedian. Many out there confuse an emcee with a standup comedian. You necessarily don’t have to be able to tell jokes before you can successfully be a pro MC. Although you must have a good sense of humor to succeed.
Me: which similarly looks like comedy. What I have noticed is that there is comedy in everything that we do. But now I kinda get your point and am sure my readers are aware of the differences now.
7. In your opinion, what is the most difficult part in your line of business?
Having to read voraciously to be current is one. The other is the ability to stay abreast of situations and be on top of everything that presents itself either at events or behind the scenes
8. What’s the weirdest thing a client/follower has ever told you?
I don’t think that weird moment has come…
9. Your confidence is so bold, especially when you handle the mic, do you sometimes have the fear of stage
Stage fright? No I conquered that long time ago. I have always been a stage boy from my primary school days when we danced on stage and acted plays at the schools functions. In my secondary school days, I was in drama and cultural troupe. So when I decided to grace the stage as an emcee, it wasn’t an issue.
10. Which other professional are you looking forward to working with or have something coming out with?
I would love to work with a lot of people – Ik Osakioduwa, Gbemileke Oyisan, Teju Babyface and many more.
Me: these guys are great MC legends. You got good taste!
11. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world, who would it be?
As a professional MC, you can be paired to work with anyone and whoever it is, you must display absolute professionalism but nothing beats when you share the stage with your mentors and role models.
12. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?
Never let them see you sweat
Irrespective of where you find yourself, Give your best always
13. Aside the unemployment nature of the country, what drove you to become an MC?
Well for me, the choice to be an MC was more of wanting to pursue my passion than being unemployed. I resigned my job as a telecoms specialist after 5years to focus on being a full time professional MC.
14. What are some things that you would like to accomplish but not in view yet in your profession?
There a quite a lot but top on the list is to anchor destination weddings
15. What advice would you give to unmotivated and non- inspired people around the world. Please explain???
God has equipped everyone with a special ability and talent embedded inside us. We need to further dig deep to discover these gifts and use them solve the problems around us.
16. What’s next for MC Ayulah?
For now, the focus is to get better at the craft and probably explore new terrain and opportunities.
Thank you so much for your time. We wish you the best of all your heart desires and endeavours.
So you have it guys. In case you are in need of an MC for your event, home or abroad. MC AYULAH is available to grace that occasion.
You can contact him on:
Telephone number: +234-8035236203 or +234-8124085541
Grammy nominated Hillsong Young & Free recently released a new music video for their hit single “Every Little Thing” featuring Andy Mineo.
The track was originally released on Y&F’s III (Live at Hillsong Conference) and was re-presented on their live and in-studio III (Studio Sessions).
The youth worship movement continues to redefine Christian music to the masses with their projects and sold out shows across the globe. With over 373 million YouTube channel views, a combined social following of 3 million plus, over 500 million global career streams and 700,000 global unit career consumption, Young & Free has earned five No. 1 career singles and eight Top 5 singles at Hot AC radio.
Their debut album We Are Young & Free landed in the Top 25 on Billboard 200 while Youth Revival garnered the group its first-ever GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (2017).
You can download this latest rendition of “Every Little Thing” on iTunes today.
watch video below!
Photo credit: Billboard
God wants you to have the best life possible. Always dare to get your Hope’s up, things will begin to change in your life. Faith increases, joy returns, and peace reigns.
Be excited about today! This is going to be a great day! Train yourself each day to expect something good to happen to you.
Don’t be hurting today, doubting if things will ever get better… get your hope’s up!
The video above contains words of encouragement from Joyce Meyer
The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. – Jon Krakauer
Orange juice comes out because it is an orange and that’s what’s inside. Let’s assume that this orange isn’t an orange, but it’s you and someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, says something you don’t like, offend you, and out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, fear and so on.
The answer, as indicated by late Dr. Wayne Dyer, is because that’s what’s inside. It is one of the greatest lesson of life! The question is what comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside. It doesn’t matter who does the squeezing , what comes out inside of you is a choice!
When someone puts the pressure on you and out of you comes anything other than love, it’s because that’s what you have allowed to be inside through daily word meditation. Don’t forget Jesus dwells in your inside and that means all his characteristics virtues, traits such as holiness, power, humility, love, authority, courage, boldness, and wisdom now dwells on your inside. Your duty is to allow Him to live through you daily no matter the problem.
When life squeezes you, the light and glory of God will flow out because Christ is in you!
N:B: Happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep yo strong, sorrows keep you human! Failures keep you humble! And God keeps you going!
Killers of Happiness
Regretting the past
Worrying about the future
Comparing yourself to others
Unforgiveness and not letting go
Complaining on the battle front
Planning to quit
Your reaction to events
In summary of everything, look good and positive during trials and challenging times.
This question was thrown to me over the weekend by a group of friends. I was able to defend myself and my faith but it inspired me to research more on the word “Radical” relating to “Christianity”. The word radical as applied to human behaviour, which can be either positive or negative, depending on one’s point of view. For the purpose of this post, we will define radical as “one expressing strict adherence to a world view that is at extreme odds with the cultural norm”.
If normal is in the middle, then a radical would be a person at either end of the spectrum. For example, Mother Teresa (God rests her soul) could be considered a radical in her extreme self-denial and ministry to the poorest of the poor. But Saddam Hussein, General Idiamin, General Sani Abacha, and other tyrants the world has ever known were also radicals in their violent enforcement of religious and political agenda. Both are considered extreme by societies as “normal”.
Whether or not Christians should be radicals depending on how the word is defined. Many people in history have used the name of Jesus Christ to inflict terror, persecution, and genocide upon those with religious differences. That form of radicalism was never condoned by Jesus who was Himself a radical. His message of love, forgiveness, and mercy was at direct odds with the accepted views of the day. He refused to fight back when attacked to allow Peter to defend Him with violence (Mathew 26:51-52), or to condemn the woman caught in adultery (John 8:4-11). Those were all radical acts for that time and culture. One reason some people turned away from Christ was that His requirement of giving up everything for His sake was simply too radical (Luke 18:22-23).
The decision to follow Christ is itself a call to radical living. Jesus said that “anyone who wants to follow me must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23). The command is at extreme odds with our flesh’s desire to please itself (Roman’s 7:21-23). It challenges worldly wisdom, which preaches self-fulfilment as our highest aim (1 John 2:15-17). The cross is a radical symbol, and declaring Jesus as Lord of our lives involves a dethroning of self and a complete abandonment to His will. We must be willing to go where He leads, do what He says, and love Him more than life itself (Mathew 10:37-38). The lifestyle changes that follow such a commitment are considered radical by those who fall within the world’s definition of normal.
The antisocial atrocities that are often synonymous with radicalism are in direct opposition to radical Christianity. Those who incite violence and persecution in the name of Christ are not radicals at all, but enemies of the cross. Because following Jesus is in direct conflict with the “norm”, then “to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phillipians 1:21) could be considered a radical way of life.
I challenge you today to live a radical life of obedience to the Bible instead of seeking to fit into our culture. It’s unfortunate that believing and following Christ is considered radical. It should be the normal way Christians should live everyday.
1. In life, those with the Lion Heart get the Lion share.
2. In life, only the Bold get the Gold.
3. In life, only those with the Liver get the Silver.
4. In life, only the Risk Takers become Rich.
5. In life, only the Brave becomes Great, Successful and Wealthy.
6. In life, nothing happens until you make it happen for yourself.
7. Behind anything Automatic is a ‘Human-matic’ effort.
8. In life, what you don’t expect, you won’t experience.
9. In life, what you don’t desire, you do not deserve.
10. *If you keep on waiting for the Right Time, Right Job, Right Opportunity, you will keep on wasting your life*
11. Your youth is your Peak, if you miss your Peak, you will end in the Pit of life and you become an object of Pity.
12. What you do not Imagine, you will not Manifest.
13. Whatever you can Conceive and Believe, you can Achieve.
14. Whatever you can Conceptualize and Visualize, you will Actualize.
15. *What you don’t Resist has a right to Remain.*
16. *What you don’t want, you don’t watch it happen to you. *
17. Only the Adventurous advances in Life.
18. *What you don’t Fight will Prevail.*
19. If you have nothing to Inspire you, you will get Expired.
20. You have to endure the Pains of today, to have the Gains of tomorrow.
21. Life itself is a race.
When G is added to race, it becomes Grace. G + race = Grace.
The G in Grace is by God.
Let God be in your race, and your life will enjoy His Grace.
My people irrespective of your salary, job or business we are doing the most important thing is the Grace of God, once the Grace of God is involved! That’s all… Is not those that worked nor runneth but by the mercy & grace of Almighty God!
Do have a gracious dream!
- Your greatest success in life is the easiest success you can ever have.
- It comes by making the greatest decision of life: which is choosing to spend eternity with God in heaven.
- The success is impossible by your efforts (can never come by your good works).
- It’s very easy because “God has cancelled your ticket to hell. Hell is no more your destination”.
- Simply believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and say with your mouth that Jesus is my Lord and you will have the greatest success ever *assurance of spending eternity with God).
- Life outside Christ is full of crisis.
We live in some confusing times, times where the truth is challenged just by normal, every day culture. It gets harder every day to live according to God’s standards. Ravi Zacharias, a well known Christian apologist, said it this way, “These days it’s not just that the line between right and wrong has been made unclear, today Christians are being asked by our culture to erase the lines and move the fences, and if that were not bad enough, we are being asked to join in the celebration cry by those who have thrown off the restraints religion had imposed upon them. It is not just that they ask we accept, but they now demand of us to celebrate it too.” Nevertheless, no matter how difficult or anti-cultural it seems, if you have given your life to Christ you have been called to live a life of holiness.
Now here comes the confusing part. We are also called to be merciful, just as our Heavenly Father is merciful (Luke 6:36). This means, if someone is living a life of sin that is bringing about pain and distraction, we are supposed to look upon them with the same mercy that God showed us when He sent His Son to die on the cross
There are few things more difficult to navigate in our Christian walk than this beautiful dance between mercy and truth. It is like that moment when a friend or stranger is telling you all about the crazy night they just had full of sinful, destructive activities. Then they present an inviting laugh hoping that you will reciprocate and affirm their behavior. In those moments, it is an absolute art to know how to show grace and mercy to that person in their broken state while also not condoning the behavior.
I have looked to the bible for guidance in this area, in particular the life of Jesus. The interesting thing is that Jesus did not always handle these situations the same way. We see a stark contrast in the way he handled the lost, His followers, and the religious leaders of His day. With the lost, He was extremely sensitive and gentle. Read about he woman at the well (John 4) or the woman caught in adultery (John 8). With His followers, Jesus was much more stern. When Peter tried to talk Jesus out of going to the cross, Jesus words to him were “Get behind me satan” (Matthew 16:23). Then with Pharisees and Sadducees, Jesus uses some very harsh language in an attempt to break down their rigid, religious barriers. Jesus refers to them as a “brood of vipers” (Matthew 23:33).
So what is the glue that brings these two apparently opposite terms together and makes them dance together so beautifully? The answer is unconditional love. This is the same love that God showed for us when He sent His Son to die on the cross. While we were still sinners in opposition to God, and in no way deserving of His mercy, He showed it to us anyway. That is the reason that Jesus could look at Peter and call him satan, or look at the Pharisees and call them vipers, and be doing it out of complete love. He knew that He had been sent to save them, and His motive with every single word was 100% love for them and a desire to see them set free.
What does this mean for us? It means that the condition of our heart is the most important element of our own dance with mercy and truth. If our heart is in the right place, then we can speak truth to others mercifully and out of love. If out heart is in the wrong place, we could be speaking the truth with the wrong motives, such as a desire to manipulate and control. All I would ask you to do today is take a few minutes to stop and ask God where your heart is. Ask God to help you fix your heart, so that you have the right motives. Then ask him to teach you the more detailed steps to the beautiful dance of mercy and truth.
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them around thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart – Proverbs 3:3
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. – Matthew 23: 26