Life Is An Adventure

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

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Why When Life Squeezes You Is Just Another Passing Trend

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.

Why?

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 challenges and trials

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

Anger/Bad temper

Life’s battles

Unforgiveness and not letting go

Complaining on the battle front

Planning to quit

Selfishness

Thinking negatively

Your reaction to events

In summary of everything, look good and positive during trials and challenging times.

Why Should A Christian Be A Radical? The Only Norm You Really Need

Hey guys!

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.

These Are The Facts Of Life

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!

Happy Sunday..

Your Greatest Success In Life

  • 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.

The Beautiful Dance Of Mercy And Truth

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

The Key to Successful Leadership Today is Influence Not Authority

Hey guys!

Leadership is often viewed as rank or position. People tend to associate leadership with high rankings and positions in businesses or even in volunteer settings. The reality of it is, leadership simply means influence. Leadership is one’s level of influence; not their level of authority. It is possible to be in a high rank or position but not truly be a leader; it is called being a manager. I have put together a list of 5 qualities of a manger and 5 qualities of a leader.

Qualities of a manager:

1. Managers look out for themselves.
2. Managers consider there advancement to be more important than the advancement of others.
3. Managers will get the job done at the expense of others.
4. Managers understand the importance of giving to themselves.
5. Managers are driving by their own success.

Qualities of a leaders:

1. Leaders look out for the people they are influencing.
2. Leaders understand that adding value to others is as important as adding value to themselves.
3. Leaders know that trust should be created before an atmosphere of high productivity.
4. Leaders understand the importance of giving to others.
5. Leaders are driven by the success of others.

In your personal and professional life, do you find yourself being more of a manager or a leader? Be honest with yourself. If you have the qualities of a manager, I encourage you to spend time in prayer, ask God to help you develop those qualities into leadership qualities, not just management. It is possible to be in a management position and still become a leader. If you are seeking to grow in your leadership, I encourage you to ask yourself these questions:

1. What is your calling?

Where is your life taking you; where do you want to go? 2 Peter 1:10 “Therefore, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.”

2. What are you doing to invest in yourself?

Your mindset must remain; “Me first then others!“. This sounds contrary to what many believe, but hear me out! You cannot share what you do not know. What are you doing to invest in your personal growth and development? Proverbs 19:20-21 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”

3. What are you doing to invest in others?

What do you bring to the table when it comes to positively impacting those around you? Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

Leadership is measured by influence; and the level of success that you hold is measured through what you do with your influence. Be driven by adding value to the success of others, not your own. Remember, it’s not all about you. Whatever walk of life you are in, use your God given influence (leadership) to better the world around you.

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

Am using this medium to appreciate Alex Sanfilippo for the support on this piece.

Photo Credit: Femi Otedola

Putting God First In Your Priorities

Originally posted on everyday answers with Joyce Meyer.

Hey guys! This morning as I was going through my morning devotion reading through the topic above, I thought of sharing this with all of you. I am guilty of most things listed but am still a work in progress.

There are so many things that clamor for our attention and devotion: our jobs, our kids, our spouses, our hobbies—the demands and distractions of life. And we have to be careful not to let them become more important or more of a priority than our relationship with God.

The first of the Ten Commandments states we will have no other gods before Him (see
Exodus 20:3 ). And Deuteronomy 5:8-9 says,
You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind, or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods (NLT) .

Yet how many of the things that occupy our time, money, thoughts and attention have taken the place where God is supposed to be?

Distractions from Truth

Anything can become a god to us—anything we worship or put an excessive amount of time into. Even your feelings can become a god if you allow them to control you. We need to ask ourselves, Am I bowing down to God and His Word or to my feelings?

Another challenge we have to confront is living in a world full of humanism and people not wanting God and His truth to interfere with their lives and routines. It seems we have an epidemic of selfishness in our world today, and this creates all kinds of unhealthy situations.
For example, when people refuse to honor God and follow His wisdom in their decisions, it causes them to become bogged down with worry, resentment and bitterness. Eventually it shows up as sickness and disease in their bodies. And in our culture, this behavior causes a decline in our moral standards and attitudes.

But the good news is, we don’t have to settle for this way of living. In Christ, we can enjoy our lives—abundantly! (See John 10:10 )

How to Establish the Habit of Living for God
The key to having God’s “abundant life”—His love, peace and joy—is keeping Him in His rightful place in our priorities. God said to Abraham, …Walk [habitually] before Me [with integrity, knowing that you are always in My presence], and be blameless and complete [in obedience to Me] ( Genesis 17:1 AMP). Notice that God instructed Abraham to be habitual in walking with Him and living for Him. We can do this by establishing daily habits of prayer, worship and regular, consistent time spent in His Word.

I love the Word of God! It is amazing. It contains wisdom, encouragement, comfort and inspiration for every conceivable human problem or dilemma. His Word brings peace and stability to our spirits, and it will renew our minds (see Romans 12:2 ). Get excited about getting into the Bible!

Benefits of Keeping God First

Make it your goal to have a deep, intimate relationship with God. Let Him into every area of your life. If you constantly look to other people for answers and validation, pray about this and ask the Lord to help you stop doing that and instead look to Him. (See 1 Thessalonians 2:4 .) As we live to please God, He promises to bless our lives and make us prosper.

When you decide to serve God with your whole heart and make Him first in your life, your soul will prosper and your joy and peace will increase. Remember to lean on Him more than anything else, and tell Him, “God, I want to do this, but I can’t do it without You.” He doesn’t expect you to live for Him in your own strength or ability, and He understands when you make mistakes.

So if you mess up, don’t be discouraged and let it hold you back; confess it and keep going. God will give you grace to do what you need to do. One day at a time, you and God together can do anything!

How I Found Happiness When I Found God

Hey guys! Trust you having a wonderful day.

Let me ask this, the first time you experienced God, how did you feel? Well this was how I felt when I experienced Him.

I found my freedom when I found God. I learned to worry less and believe more. I learned that my faith should always be stronger than my fears. I learned that with God by my side, there’s nothing I can’t handle. Nothing I can’t overcome. I learned that the things that are meant for me will never slip away. That God will move the universe for me when the time is right. That I’ll always have limited control over my fate.

I found my peace of mind when I found God. The confidence that God has a purpose for my existence. He has a plan for me. He has a reason for my pain. He’s not trying to hurt me, he’s trying to heal me. He hasn’t forgotten about me, he’s always there watching me. He’s always sending me the answers I need. He’s always sending me the people I need and even the people he takes away are blessings in disguise.

I found love when I found God . The kind of love that calms you down and makes you accept your reality. The kind of love that makes you sleep at night because you know that you will be able to survive what life throws your way because you have God to lean on. You have a savior. A healer. A poet. A listener. A best friend. I found a love that never leaves you broken. A love that doesn’t disappoint. A love that understands your silence and hears your prayers. A love that will always be enough and will carry you when you can’t stand on your own two feet.

I found myself when I found God. I stopped fretting about the little things. I stopped wanting everything to go my way. I stopped getting too attached to temporary things. I stopped asking too many questions when things end and people leave. I stopped trying to make sense out of everything and I learned to let go. I learned to let God do his magic and enjoy the show. I found my strength when I learned that surrendering to God is the most liberating yet courageous thing you can ever do.

I found my soul when I found God. I found the light again. I found the truth. I found something greater than myself, greater than humanity, greater than this life. I found a connection I’ve been craving. I found the wisdom I couldn’t find in people. I saw a glimpse of heaven. I found something beyond any words and any emotions. I felt God’s love. I felt understood. I felt accepted. I felt loved. I felt safe.

I found my happiness when I found God. I found everything that’s been missing in my life when I found God. Everything.

You Have The Power To Change Your Life

You have all the answers to your questions and you have the solutions to your problems. Even the things that are out of your control, you can still choose how to react to them and how to respond to them.

You have the power to walk away from certain people; people who don’t see the greatness in you, people who don’t believe in you and people who don’t see you for who you really are.

You are capable of distancing yourself fromanything that doesn’t motivate you or make you grow. You’re allowed to change the terms of your life according to your own conditions.

You have the power to move on from heartbreak and find solace in being single or wait for someone who wants to love you the way you deserve to be loved. You have the strength to live without someone you thought you couldn’t live without. You have the power to leave even if they got used to you staying. You’re allowed to speak up even if they got used to your silence. You’re allowed to start using your voice.

You have the power to redefine yourself instead of defining yourself by your failures or your mistakes. You have the power to choose the direction you want your life to take without following anyone’s map.

Sometimes things take time, sometimes it takes patience, sometimes it takes sacrifice — but it always needs you. It needs your voice, your beliefs, your strength, your faith and your resilience.

You’re free to see the world with your own eyes and paint your own colors. You don’t have to use someone else’s glasses. You don’t have to buy someone else’s painting.

You have the power to reinvent yourself and change, as long as this change is coming from within, coming from your own voice, from your own feelings, from your own soul and your own depth.

And what you choose not to do can be just as important as what you choose to do. Because this is your life. This is your destiny. And you’re still here for a reason. You’re not here to be stagnant, you’re here to evolve.

True Story Of A Lady That Conquered Depression To Become A Business Owner And An Entrepreneur.

Hey guys!

Today’s post is a true story from a lady I know to have battled a lot of problems in her life to stay at the top. She’s a business woman and an influence to other women around her. Guys this is Mrs. Gloria Obi During’s story.

Her story is filled with inspiration and motivation. You see, in this life you either face the battle and be strong when doing that, or life beats you down when you feel sorry for yourself. Life is not fair and it will never be fair, we only have the grace of God and our inner mind to fight life battles each day of our lives.

Please the post is kinda long but you get to learn one or two things from here. So be patient!

I woke up today feeling exceptionally grateful for the turns my life has taken in the past one year. A lot of change can happen in a minute, a lot in an hour, then imagine how much can happen in a year. Over a year ago, my family and i moved to Lagos. That was one of, if not the biggest decisions of my life. I went to Lagos with a lot of hope; hope to have a more eventful life, to get a good job, hope that life will have that major turn that’ll change things for good…etc. But i got to Lagos and became a depressed young girl. No friends to visit or even visit me, even the ones around, traffic won’t let you. Sent out appications, till i had the picture of my cv memorized in my brain, with no response. The business i had always wanted to do required a lot of funds to start, at least at a very good but minimal standard. I got tired!

Some days, all i do is cry and whine, other days i just want to close my eyes and disappear. Traffic in Lagos didnt even help my situation as Perry (her husband) was out of the house most of the day so nobody to talk to so much. I felt so depressed and tired so much so that on my birthday last year, all i did was cry and pray. I cried so much that Perry thought somone had died. I was etremely tired of everything. The thought of getting used to Lagos depressed me the more each passing day. But little did i know that in all my fears and worries, God was preparing me for a better tomorrow. When Perry told me we’d be coming back to Abuja, MY GOD!!! I danced like i have never done. I thanked God every minute of the day and anytime i remember what it was like being in Abuja. One day, around Egbeda b/stop, i went to get something and i saw a bag hanging in a store, iliked it a lot so i went over to get it. As i was there waiting for the lady to answer me, something just told me, ‘Gloria why not start selling these types of bags when you get back to Abuja?’ That was how i got home, patiently waited for Perry to get back so i’d share the idea with him , as my manager that he is. When he came back, i told him and he was OK with it (as always) and that was how my hunt for a supplier started. I combed all the okrika market in Lagos state looking for a trusted supplier of bags but to no avail. Then one lady, who i usually buy clothes from, adviced me to sell clothes since i didnt get a connect for the kind of bags i wanted (God bless you for me Mummy Allen). I got home, thought about it and decided to go for it so i bought a bale of children’s clothes before leaving Lagos.

Today, @obere aego is barely 6months and we have grown. Grown beyond how i imagined we would within the time and all i can say is, Lord i am grateful. The past year wasn’t easy for me, i lost quite a number of people i knew and were really close but God kept me and my family and friends.

Since my church don’t do testimony during Mass, this is my own testimony!

To the real meaning of support, Perry During, I say THANK YOU!

Thank you for listening to me whine.

Thank you for all your support, corrections, encouragement even when you too needed someone to encourage you.

Thank you for being my pillar. The best things i have accomplised in life, i did with you.

Thank you for all you do to make us comfortable.

Thank you for being the best partner, father, brother, brother in-law, son in-law.

Whenever i thank God for my many blessings, seen amd unseen, i thank him for you 10x. You are everything and more and i want you to know that i am eternally grateful. YOU ARE IRREPLACEABLE!!!!

Thank you Gloria for allowing me to share your story to the world. God will keep blessing and guiding you through life in Jesus name.

I guess you enjoyed reading her story. Well I did!!! You are not alone. Keep believing, keep moving forward.

If you have something similar to this story about life you want to share with us. Please feel free to contact us by sending your story to motivatedfree@gmail.com

Your Life Is Not Defined By What You Have

Never make the mistake of defining your life by what you have in accomplishments, wealth, or others.

Check out these points to always reflect on.

  • Possessions only provide temporary happiness.
  • You can have many possessions and still lose your life.
  • Things do not give value to life, it is life that gives value to things.
  • Your value in life is not determined by your valuables.
  • Getting more money will not make you happier. “True fact”
  • Getting more things will not make you more important.
  • Never think of taking your life because of things. Having life is by far better than having things.

What can we learn from these points. How many incidents have we watched on the television, or read online about suicides. How about family fighting each other because of wealth and properties. How about people killing people for money and wealth. How many rich and wealthy men are in the hospital fighting for their lives.

We should always define life giving value to our daily lives and not the other way around.

When You Learn To Accept Your Flaws, You Thrive

When you learn to accept your flaws, you learn how to be happy with who you are now until you get to where you want to be. You don’t compare yourself to those ahead of you and feel insecure about yourself and your accomplishments.

You don’t look at accepting your flaws as complacency or lack of ambition, you look at it as compassion and self-love; knowing you’ll never be perfect, you’ll never look a certain way and you’ll never entirely love everything about yourself but that won’t stop you from embracing your flaws. Learning to love what you can’t change. Feeling good enough and knowing your worth instead of looking at yourself through the eyes of others.

When you learn to accept your flaws, you’re not susceptible to people’s judgments, words or opinions of you. No one can shame you or hold them against you. You embrace the fact that you’re human and you’re learning and you still have a long way to go.

The beauty of learning to accept your flaws is that it takes away the pressure to impress people or always trying to measure up to someone.

When you learn to accept your flaws you attract people who accept them too. You find people who don’t make you feel like you need to change who you are. You find people who appreciate the fact that you’re a little weird, a little eccentric, a little messy, a little bizarre but they love you anyway.

When you learn to accept your flaws instead of picking at them and magnifying them, you create a healthy environment for yourself, you begin to nurture yourself in all the right ways, you become stronger, more resilient and more confident and you begin to understand that even with your flaws, you’re still beautiful and even with your flaws, you’re still loved.

When you learn to accept your flaws, you learn how to fight your own battles and win and you learn how to shield yourself from unnecessary wars.

When you learn to accept your flaws, you won’t ever live questioning if you’re good enough for others as long as you feel good enough for yourself.

Source: Thoughts Catalogue

I Hope You Never Stop Believing That Your Time Is Coming

I hope you never stop believing that the hard days are going to be over. The days of confusion, anxiety and overthinking will not be the center of your universe. The days of heartbreak and pain will not be how every story ends. I hope you always remember that you were promised ease after difficulties, a rainbow after a hurricane and love after heartache.

I hope you never stop believing that one of those days, you will get it right. Whether in your career or your love life. Whether in your finances or your health. You will eventually find the resources you need to make it happen. You will eventually have the determination to fight for the things that matter to you and make them work. You will eventually realign your priorities once you learn the hard way what’s important and what’s not.

I hope you never lose hope. I hope you always find ways to restore your hope and renew your faith. I hope you understand that maybe your hope is somewhere else, maybe it’s the city you’re in that makes you feel helpless or the person you’re with but the hope for a better life should always be there. The hope for better things to come should never leave your mind. I hope you never lose faith in God or in yourself because that will give you all the power you need when your life is falling apart.

I hope you never stand in your own way. I hope you don’t let your own thoughts belittle you or your actions stop you from trying to change or improve your life. I hope you always find the courage to take big risks or end bad relationships. I hope you always find yourself daring and dreaming. I hope you never let your fears define your life. I hope you always break all the rules and the barriers you set for yourself that limited you from living your life to the fullest.

I hope you have the wisdom to wait instead of giving up. I hope you understand that you’ll never understand timing or why things are taking too long to happen or why you feel stuck all the time. I hope you know how to live with these questions until you find the answers.

I hope you pursue those answers by taking action and trial and error instead of fear and complacency. I hope you learn from your lessons but I also hope you never stop making mistakes. I hope you never forget that you’re human. I hope that instead of searching for perfection, you search for meaning. Instead of searching for stability, search for happiness.

Instead of putting timelines and deadlines to your life, put an end to your doubts and never lose hope that when your time comes, it’s going to be better than anything you had imagined for yourself. It’s going to be worth the wait.

The Sunshine Blogger Award Nod

Hi guys, Teresa “the sweetest halves” just nominated me for my first Sunshine Blogger Award has she herself as been. Click on this link to be redirected to her site. The Sweetest Halves

Teresa is a compassionate and loves to see everyone happy and motivated. She should be proud of herself to be an engaging Blogger that seeks to help people around the world through her writings.

I appreciate this a lot.

Thank you!!!

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

Sunshine Blogger Award rules

The rules are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you for a blog post, and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

My Answers to Teresa’s questions.

  1. What was your biggest challenge so far? Starting a new blog and building it up for engagements. This was a very tasking and challenge for me.
  2. What would you change about yourself to improve? To have a positive mindset to do things the right way and be more focused.
  3. What would you change in your life to become a happier person? My mindset to always be joyful and happy.
  4. When do you plan to begin that change? Started already.
  5. Who is your favourite “person”? My wife
  6. Do you show your loved ones how much you love them frequently? Very much. We all have our differences sometimes, but we really close.
  7. What is the person or thing that makes your day shine brighter? Hmm. I will say God, because He is the reason for my brightness.
  8. What can you do for others to brighten their day? Through my writings, to motivate and keep emphasizing on never to give up.
  9. Are you aware of the amazing person that you are? 😅😄 not at all. I try to make people happy about themselves before checking how amazing I am.
  10. Thank you? You welcome.

Here are my nominees

Questions for my nominees:

  1. What was your biggest success so far?
  2. What would be your contribution to help people that are unmotivated in this generation?
  3. What has been your greatest success as a blogger?
  4. What is the best thing that ever happened to you from your blog?
  5. What motivates you each day?
  6. What is the greatest sacrifice you ever did for a stranger?
  7. What makes you to be you each day you wake up?

Have a wonderful day!