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Accommodating Pregnant ‘People’ at Work.

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Have you ever been in the same office, adjacent cubicle or on the same table at a restaurant with this annoying colleague who snores at the slightest nap, wears an irritating perfume, chews loudly, makes endless phone calls or who just can’t stop clicking her pen as if on purpose.

Even though these are minor things, if you told someone about them, they’d say you’re severely exaggerating. Things can sometimes get out of proportion and you may find yourself seriously working on how to deal with them.

I am currently dealing with one too. Pregnant ‘people’ at Work. ‘People’ not ‘women’ because this day you need to have the eye of an Eagle to differentiate some men’s protruding stomach from a woman’s pregnant stomach. So treat everybody nicely at first contact and take your time to observe! #Lol

However, I am blessed to have two ‘loaded‘ women in my office, one behind and another in front of me. Let me say I had to reposition my desk to back one as my salivary gland became unnecessarily hyper-active, say in solidarity with her pregnancy-spitting-ritual…unknown to me that the one I was facing had taken in too. Eureka! Read the rest of this entry »

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sUGar dADdy treNd oN tHE RisE…#cOPieD

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Young girls lured by the temptation of opulent lifestyles sleeps with married men in exchange for money and gifts

Flashy cars, parties, and fat wallets is a hot pursuit these days for young girls wanting to sponge off married man.

These young girls who target the so-called ‘sugar daddies’ don’t shy away from being dependent on a man for their every need, and have earned themselves names like ‘ATM bombers’ and ‘pantypreneurs’, while they refer to their rich lovers as ‘goldmines’.

One of the hardest things a young girl has to go through in life is to find herself in the arms of a married man who not only wants to have a sexual relationship with but also to impregnate her; not to mention the risk of infecting her with HIV.

The decision to date a married man could be influenced by one’s background and environment.

In most cases it is due to peer pressure, emulating friends and the need to belong to ‘the top society’.

The Weekly went out on the streets and quizzed young girls about sharing sheets with married men.

Sixteen-year-old Palesa (not her real name) did not beat around the bush regarding her involvement with a 42-year-old man.

“It’s all about fitting in the group. My friends and I compete amongst each other, like what our sugar daddies do and if they are up to the desired standard.”

Palesa revealed that her sugar daddy provides her with airtime worth R1 000 every month.

“I have a bank account into which he deposits money every Friday; he is really taking care of me; I have no intention to leave him.”

In the face of all this simple yet glamorous life, Palesa is scared to bring up the issue of practising safe sex; lest the sugar daddy dumps her.

“Honestly, we don’t use condoms, I’m afraid to ask him to, because he might think that I’m sleeping with someone else.”

Consequently, the young girls who are into these older married men, who take care of their needs want nothing to do with boys in their age group who cannot pay the bills.  However, not all teenagers prefer older men.

A much wiser 17-year-old learner from Eunice High School, Patricia, could not conceal her disgust at her peers who sleep with married man, describing them as lacking conscience.

“Why would young women who are supposed to pray to God for a proper partner tie their destiny to married men?”

Although she admitted that the temptation does exist and can be overwhelming at times, she cautioned young girls from falling into the trap.

“I can’t do such a callous thing, because I will get married someday and I wouldn’t like my husband to cheat on me. I also wouldn’t take kindly to another woman hitting it off with my husband.” A local man who could not reveal his identity for fear of jeopardising his marriage confessed his obsession with young girls.

“I like them young. You know what they say, the younger the better.”

He went on to reveal that young girls just throw caution to the wind and are more adventurous in bed, unlike his boring frigid wife.

“I do understand my wife has many commitments. My side chick, on the other hand, does not ask me any questions; all she asks for is money for airtime and to be dropped off at school.” Boikanyo Mokoena, a teacher at one of Bloemfontein’s private schools, gave us his candid assessment of  the issue of inter-generational relationships.

“Men are promiscuous by nature. Read the rest of this entry »

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Marriage

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Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, “Why is the bride dressed in white?” “Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.” The child thought about this for a moment, then said, “So
why is the groom wearing black?”

Do you get that Joke…? Me too..!

When I was much younger, mum made us sit by her side at some church convention and adult meeting while our friends knot grass as trap in the open fields (does any one remember that at all?) As such, I and my lil’bro Oluwatade Hope heard some messages at the time that was beyond our age; adult messages on christian concepts/living especially teachings on marriage and all that.

At a point when this teachings got a bit complex for me and sounded hard, I drew a conclusion in my heart that drove me to my early twenties. I told myself “Hmmm, if it is this hard to get a wife/husband , I will make it a project to surround myself with the choicest God fearing ladies anywhere I find myself – to have great female friends. And when am ready for marriage I will just propose to any of my age long female-friend that is still available, at least it is less stressful to marry a friend” that also partly because I also consider myself an introvert.

But with years gone by Wisdom has caught up with me… And now I know better!
Am sold out to his will and buried in my purpose, wherein I will find Joy including a wife! 2Pet 1:2-4, ROM 12:1-2

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#ChurchGirls Vs Unmarried men in Church…

I copied this story from a friend’s FB wall…I feel it will make a great read for you as it was for me…

Unmarried men in Church…
(Writer Unknown)
Brother Unmarried walks into the church, goes into the balcony and sits in a certain spot. Several unmarried women notice him at the same time but none say anything. The women in question are Sister Blue Shoes, Sister Black Shoes, Sister Red Shoes, and Sister High Heels. All are single, over 25 and quite available and hopeful for a husband.
The next week they look up and notice him again. The brother is alone again—, and no ring on his
left finger. And he’s not bad to look at either. On top of that, he’s
toting a bible that looks quite worn. He must be serious about the Lord!
Week three, he appears again, Bible in hand, eyes focused on the pastor.Week four…….he must be a new member of the church and he sits in the same general area week after week after week. But there is only one problem. He’s not very sociable. He just keeps his eyes on the service! Church is over and the pastor says, As you depart, hug your neighbor. And wouldn’t you know it, he turns around and hugs Sister Blue Shoes. Then as he heads for the door, he smiles at sister Red Shoes and waves goodbye to
Sister Black Shoes. As he heads out towards his car, he politely begins a conversation with Sister High Heels who is walking in the same direction and wishes her a pleasant day as she arrives at her car. Brother Unmarried gets into his car, turns onto his favorite gospel station, and heads home.
He arrives home, walks through the door and immediately calls his fiancée(Sister Chosen) who is presently in her last year of medical school in Alabama. He loves her dearly. They have known each other since 7th grade.The brother starts to reminisce as her telephone rings. He remembers the first day he ever saw her. She was new to the school and she walked in with her hair in a pony tail, braces, and a beautiful smile. Everyone loved her
bubbly personality and she became popular instantly. And he was so surprised how quickly she transitioned in the new school and new neighborhood. Of course, it really excited him that from day one, she made it clear that she liked him too and they officially became girlfriend and boyfriend within weeks of her arrival. They have been inseparable ever since. When they were teens they joined the same church , same choir and all the same youth groups. While many of their friends pre-teen crushes
ended, theirs endured. They attended the same high school, went to the prom together, and attended the same college. They completed their four years of college and she went on to medical school while he went on to graduate school. That was the first time they had been separated but the distance only drew their hearts closer together. They agreed that after she
completed medical school they would marry.
So Brother Unmarried decided that he would go ahead and get his two year Master’s degree while the love of his life, Sister Chosen, completed her four year medical degree. After getting his Master’s he started to work and wait for Sister Chosen to complete her studies. Fortunately she will graduate in just 7 more months.
Wow. Time’s flying. He already has purchased the ring and will present it to her on her graduation day. The wedding plans are complete!
Hello ….
The sound of Sister Chosen’s voice awakens him from his daydream. He goes on to tell her about the fact that he is enjoying his new job and that he has found a good church. In fact, he is thinking about joining but wants to wait for her to come to town so she can visit the church and see whether or not she likes it. They talk for another half hour and they end the conversation. He smiles to himself, thanking the Lord for such a wonderful
woman!

MEANWHILE in Sister Blue Shoes’ House……..
Sister Blue Shoes has been excited for the past several weeks. She just cannot stop thinking about Brother Unmarried. And she cannot stop meditating on the fact that out of all the women in the church whom he could have hugged, he actually hugged her! No, that could not possibly becoincidence. No way. That was fate! The Lord led him to sit in front of herthat Sunday and it must have been the Lord who led him to turn around and
hug her! Sister Blue Shoes cannot contain her excitement a moment longer.
She calls her best friend. Check out the conversation:
Sister Blue Shoes: Girrrrl, you are going to be a maid of honor soon!
Best Friend: What’s going on, Blue Shoes?
Sister Blue Shoes: That brother I was telling you about—the single
brother who’s been attending church every Sunday. Girl, he was sitting beside a single woman in church today. In fact he was surrounded by single women but when the pastor said for us to hug our neighbor, he hugged me.
Can you believe that? He could have hugged the sister who was sitting right beside him but he chose to hug me. ME, girl!
Best Friend: Now, that is nobody but the Lord!
Sister Blue Shoes: I know! And the strangest feeling went through me as I was hugging him. I felt like I was hugging my husband! It’s God. He spoke to me and told me that I was hugging my husband!
Best Friend: I stand in agreement with you on that!
Sister Blue Shoes: He’s mine. I claim him in the name of Jesus. I know he’s mine!

Meanwhile, in Brother Unmarried’s house….
Brother Unmarried is still thinking about his fiancée, Sister Chosen. He wants to call her back and talk some more but it’s getting late and the phone bill is going to be astronomical again this month! He thinks about it and….oh, well. Fifteen more minutes won’t hurt. Before he knows it, he’s calling his future queen yet again!

And in Sister Black Shoes’ House, Another Scenario…
Dear Diary,
I just met my future husband this week. I had been checking him out for the past several weeks. I had a feeling in my spirit that he was my husband when I first laid eyes on him but it was confirmed today. As we were exiting the church, he looked me right in the eyes and waved at me!!!!!!!!!!! Whew! Now, of all the women in that church, he waved at me. It’s interesting because he waved in a very familiar manner, as though he
has known me for years. YES, this is my ordained mate. I just know it.

And in Sister Red Shoes’ House………
Hey, mom! Guess what! My future husband smiled at me today in church! Yep,it’s that guy I told you about. He’s been coming to church for the past few weeks. I knew he was my husband the moment I looked at him but today he actually smiled at me on our way out of the church. Can you believe that?All those gorgeous women in church but he did not smile at any of them. He
smiled at ME!!!!!!!!

And in Sister High Heels’ House……
Sister High Heels: Hey Prophetess Angie, I stopped by to speak to you because something serious happened today! Do you remember about a year ago you prophesied to me that I would meet my husband when I least expected to?
Guess what? I met him today. You were right!!!
Prophetess Angie: Yes, as a matter of fact, I believe you are going to be married within the next year! What happened, girl?
Sister High Heels: The next year???!!! Lord, I need to sit down because I’m so overwhelmed I might fall out!
Prophetess Angie: Let me get you some juice. Just calm down.
Sister High Heels: For the past several weeks a very handsome gentleman has been sitting in the section of the church that I always sit in. It’s funny because as big as that church is, why is he sitting in my section, way up there in the balcony?
Prophetess Angie: You don’t even have to finish your sentence. As I was praying for you last weekend, I sensed that you were about to meet your husband. You met him, didn’t you?!
Sister High Heels: YES!!!!
Prophetess Angie: As I was praying for you, I saw his face. He has medium brown skin, is handsome, and under 6 feet tall, right?
Sister High Heels: Girl, YES! He is about 5’10” in height, slender, dresses in really nice suits, is very clean cut. You saw him?
Prophetess Angie: Sure did. I saw him in a vision. He was walking beside you…
Sister High Heels: What! Girl, that is exactly what happened in church!Your vision was right. Of all the women he could have chosen to walk to their cars, he walked me to my car. I cannot even remember what we talked about because my heart was beating so fast. And I did not even ask him hisname…
Prophetess Angie: We are going out tomorrow looking for wedding dresses. We claim him for you! Don’t tell anybody else because they will think you are crazy but we are going to start your wedding plans tomorrow!!!!!
Sister High Heels: Get me some tissues. I am about to cry….

Meanwhile, in Brother Unmarried’s House ……….
Brother Unmarried: I cannot wait for you to get here in town. I just miss you so much………
Sister Chosen: I look forward to seeing you too. Thank God I’m almost through with medical school. We then can proceed with our life plans…
Brother Unmarried: Yes, ma’am! I hope our future children look just like you. You are the most beautiful woman on the entire planet……

The Following Sunday, in Church ……
Sister Blue Shoes, Red Shoes, Black Shoes, and High Heels all scurry to their seats, each hoping that Brother Unmarried will arrive soon. Although they have seen each other in passing, none of the women know each other. None of them have even a clue about the fact that each one has set their”aim” on Brother Unmarried and that they each have “claimed” him as their
husbands. They also have no idea that he is engaged and very much in love with Sister Chosen. Praise and worship service begins but none of the women can concentrate. Each are checking, waiting, hoping that Brother Unmarried
will arrive soon. Praise and worship ends and still no sign of Brother Unmarried. Pastor says the morning prayer, service officially begins, the sermon is uplifted, the altar call, the benediction….what happened to Brother Unmarried?

Sister High Heels has an idea. Maybe he decided not to attend the 8:00service this week. Perhaps he’s attending the 11:00 service. Hmm….she decides to stay until praise and worship for the 11:00 service has ended.
If he’s not here by then, she decided, she will go on home…..

Meanwhile, at the church across town…..
Brother Unmarried decided to visit his uncle’s church this week—the 10:30service. As he enters the sanctuary with his aunt and uncle, he sees a woman smiling at him. She nods her head at him. He smiles back, sits down beside his uncle, and enjoys the service, not knowing that the sister who just nodded is secretly aiming and claiming him as her future husband!

For the next 3 weeks…..
Over the next several weeks Brother Unmarried visits several other churches with various friends and relatives. He has decided to take his fiancée’s advice. She told him not to make any rash decisions about joining a new church just yet, but to visit several….

Tortured Minds at the original church…
All of the sisters are confused about what’s going on with their future husband. Sister Blue Shoes, Red Shoes, High Heels, and Black Shoes all have been looking out for Brother Unmarried…having problems concentrating on
the services because they just don’t know where their future husband could be.

Week 8…..
Brother Unmarried did go back to the church but none of the women saw him
because he attended the 11:00 service and sat downstairs instead of in the balcony…..after all, his mind is on nothing but the church service and he finds that he concentrates better downstairs.

Sister Black Shoes…..
Dear Diary,
It’s been several months since I saw Brother Unmarried. The devil is hiding my husband from me. I’m going to continue to pray and stand for him to return…….maybe I should fast for a few days.

Sister Red Shoes…….
Mom, I don’t know what’s going on. I have not seen my future husband in months! I am keeping him uplifted in prayer.

Sister Blue Shoes……
I am confused. I don’t know what happened to Brother Unmarried. I think I saw him coming into the church as I was leaving but I’m not sure that was him…One thing I do know though: He is definitely my husband! He’ll be
back.

Sister High Heels…..
Sister High Heels: Thanks for stopping by, Prophetess Angie. It’s now been 1 months and I’ve only seen Brother Unmarried a few times in church in allthis time. What’s going on?
Prophetess Angie: Just stand. Your patience is being tested by the Lord.Don’t waver. Keep the faith. We already have that gorgeous gown picked out and hidden in your closet. I know you are going to be wearing that gown and those lovely shoes soon. We’ve picked out the caterer that you will use,
etc. Just be still. Just concern yourself with the guest list!

Meanwhile, on a beach in Mexico…
Brother MARRIED: Our wedding was so beautiful!
Sister Chosen: Yes, it was! Can you believe this? We’ve been together since we were in junior high school and now we finally are man and wife.
I’m so happy!
The Newlyweds Arrive Home….
Brother MARRIED and Sister Chosen walk into the church, hand-in-hand. They have a seat. This is Sister Chosen’s first time visiting her new husband’s church but he told her that of all the churches he has visited, this is the
one he likes the most.

In the balcony Sister Red Shoes, Blue Shoes, Black Shoes, and High Heels peer over, looking downstairs. Each of them squint their eyes. They all think the same thoughts. NO, that guy looks like him but it can’t be him because Brother Unmarried is always alone when he comes here but there is a woman beside him—and he’s holding her hand!

Sister Red Shoes cannot stand the suspense. She gets up and goes downstairs and seats herself directly behind the two. She needs to know if this is really him, her future husband.
As the pastor instructs the church to stand and greet one another, Brother Unmarried turned around and spoke to several people, including her—
but…..there was no recognition in his eyes. Doesn’t he remember smiling
at her in church last year? Then……….the unthinkable happened. Sister Chosen turned and spoke to her and Sister Red Shoes caught a glimpse of the breathtaking diamond ring on Sister Chosen’s finger.
Determined to get to the bottom of things, Sister Red Shoes decided to take action:
Sister Red Shoes: Oh, what a lovely ring!
Sister Chosen: Thanks! My husband designed it himself and surprised me with it! I’m a newlywed. This is my husband, Jeff. My name is Rayna and this is my first visit to this church. My husband had been telling me about this church while I’ve been away at medical school. Now I see why he loves it so
much. Everyone’s so friendly!
Sister Red Shoes: [heart sinking and forced smile]
Oh, congratulations and welcome to the church! You two make a beautiful couple—and girl, that heart shaped rock is going to blind someone. It’shuge and just gorgeous!

Over the next several weeks the other women all see Rayna and Jeff entering and exiting the church together, holding hands. It is obvious that they are newly married and happily so. Oh, well. Another false alarm. Another disappointment. Another unanswered prophecy. Another shattered dream.
Another wasted hope….

And the moral of the story? Ladies, stop “aiming and claiming” men. Let the men set their aims on you. Let them target you. Keep your mind focused on the service. Don’t assume that just because a brother sits next to youor smiles at you, or befriends you—that he is interested in you.
More than likely, he is not interested in a relationship. He is simply being friendly, which is what brotherly love is all about!
All over the country, unsuspecting men are being “claimed” as husbands.
These brothers would be shocked to know that anywhere from 5 to 10 women in their churches have possibly targeted them as husbands. All of the women have the same story. They KNOW in their hearts, souls, minds and spirits that the man is their husband. How many wives can one man have? And most of the men probably have girlfriends who either attend other churches or who are out of town at the moment.
There is a man shortage but that does not mean that women need to set their aims and claims on any available brother whom they happen to see. That needs to stop.
Have you seen a brother in church whom you believe is your husband?
Guess what?
You are not alone. Several other women see him as a husband also!
Are you following my line of thought?
I heard a preacher say that in his church a woman approached a man, put her hands on the man and exclaimed, “I claim you as my husband in the name of Jesus.” The man was shocked, to say the least (especially since he DIDNT WANT HER)

Something is wrong with that picture.
Sisters, let go and let God. He still can supply all of your needs in
accordance with His riches in glory.

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#wisdoM worD ….foR wiveS&motherS

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How to know God’s Will -Daniel Darling @ CBN.Com

There is an old story
preachers tell about a man
trapped on the top of his house
during a flood or hurricane or
tsunami (insert your own natural
disaster). The water is swiftly
rising. As this man sits on his roof,
fearful of being swept away by
the current, he cries out to God,
“God please deliver me.”
A few moments later, a farmer friend arrives with his
boat. “Hey, friend, want a ride to safety?” he asks.
“No,” replies the man on top of his house. “God is going to
deliver me.”
An hour later, the water is up to the gutters. A voluntary
rescue person comes by on his yellow raft. “Hey, let’s
get you off of there—and on to safety,” he yells.
But the man on top of his house refuses to go. “God is
going to deliver me.”
Another hour passes and now the water is halfway up
the roof. Roof Man is now on top of his chimney,
nervously looking down at certain death and destruction.
Fortunately, a Red Cross volunteer swings by in a canoe
and offers to ride Roof Man to safety. But Roof Man
refuses. “No, God is going to deliver me.”
A couple of hours pass by and the water sweeps over
the top of Roof Man’s house. He is carried away by the
current and drowns. When he gets to Heaven, he meets
Jesus and says, “I though you were going to deliver me.”
Jesus looks down at Roof Man and says, “I sent a boat,
an inflatable raft, and a canoe—but you refused each
one.”
We’ve all heard this story and every time we hear it, we
laugh, right? But quite often this is the story of our
attempts to discern God’s will.
I can’t tell you how many college students who tell me, “I
just want to do God’s will.”
This is good. I wish more young people would surrender
themselves to God’s plan for their lives.
But quite often those well-meaning college students or
teenagers or even young married folks act as if God’s
will is some sort of vague, hazy thing. A vapor that can’t
be grasped. It’s almost as if they want God’s Will, but
don’t every think they’ll have a shot at actually finding it.
It really doesn’t have to be this way. Here are two
truths that should change the way we think about God’s
will.
(1) It is Satan who wants us to be confused,
directionless, and ineffective.
(2) It is God who has a preordained plan for
us, who has given us specific steps, and who
wants to see our lives matter.
So, knowing those truths, how do we wrap our arms
around that seemingly mysterious thing called, “God’s
will?” Here are four concrete ways in which God
speaks to us:
1. God speaks through circumstances.
Its funny, Christians routinely blast atheists and atheism,
but we often act as if there is no God. We complain
about the uncontrollable events in our lives as if we’re
just here by chance, left to sort life out on our own.
But life isn’t dog-eat-dog. God is in charge of this world.
God is in charge of our little world. And the events that
He allows—getting fired from a job, meeting a future
mate, getting rebuked by a pastor or Christian leader, the
family we were born into, the town in which we live,
the skill sets, talents, and gifts we possess—are all part
of God’s divine blueprint for our success.
None of this happens by chance. God is not up in Heaven
pounding his fist against his head saying, “Whoops, I really
messed up with Dan.” No, God didn’t mess up. God didn’t’
make a mistake. God isn’t ever caught by surprise.
So you can do one of two things. You can continue to
live as the world lives. You can stick to the motto, “Life
is random, you get out of it what you make of it, I can’t
help the way I am.” Or you can embrace your life—your
life right now—as God’s will.
Yes, what happens to you that’s out of your control is
God’s will for your life.
2. God speaks through opportunities.
Remember the guy with the boat? God presented to
him opportunities and he refused them. A long time ago I
had a friend who constantly agonized over every
decision or every opportunity and wondered, “Is this
God’s will?”
Meanwhile, God presented him opportunity after
opportunity. He wanted to get married, but no girl was
good enough. Oh, but he didn’t say that. He said really good
spiritual things like, “It’s not God’s will.” Oh yeah? Did you
talk to anybody about it? Did you pray about it? Did you
ever consider that this could be an opportunity to
explore?
And on and on it went with this guy. A dozen ministry and
job opportunities were presented, but he never pursued
any of them. He hemmed, hawed, quoted a lot of
Scripture verses, but never made a move.
Ten years later I had lunch with him. And even though he
has held down a job and even gotten married (finally
found Miss Right), he is still in that pondering, hemming and
hawing stage. I fear that at the end of his life he’ll be like
Roof Man and God will say, “I brought along this
opportunity and that opportunity and you refused to
take them.”
God works through open doors and opportunities. It’s
that simple. These are not just “lucky” occurrences. If
you want to do God’s will, do as one of my Bible College
professors used to say, “Go. Do something and God will
direct you.”
3. God Speaks Through Spiritual Counselors
and Mentors
This is where most of us slip up. We live a lone-ranger
Christianity and refuse to listen to wise spiritual
counselors . I believe that God’s plan for the Christian in
this age is through the local church. Every believer should
not only be a part of a local church, but should voluntarily
put himself under the accountability of that church.
Now, for young people, this is a tough swallow. Why
should I let any pastor or anybody control my life? But
the truth is this. The Bible talks over and over about the
value of wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to make good
decisions, spiritual decisions, and God-honoring decisions.
But young people don’t have a lot of wisdom. That’s
why we need to sit at the feet of pastors, trusted
lay-leaders, parents, mentors, etc. Every major decision I
have ever made in my life I have done with the approval
and consent of my pastor. Why? I trust my pastor. He’s
a man whom God has sovereignly put into my life to help
guide me.
And you know what? I’ve been blessed every time.
There have been many moments when I have had what I
thought was a really good idea. But people I trust, who
have more spiritual wisdom than I do, raised questions.
They said, “Hmm, I’m not sure this is a good idea and here
is why.”
You too have spiritual mentors in your life—if you don’t,
find some in your church. Seek their wisdom. Seek their
accountability. Seek their unbiased opinion.
A wise person will take such advice as God speaking to
them. That is God’s will.
4. God’s Will is Revealed in God’s Word.
How basic, but how true. The fact of the matter is this:
99 percet of what God wants to you to do in your life
is spelled out in His Word. And here’s a news flash for
you. God is not going to mysteriously lead you to do
something that contradicts His Word.
Ask yourself these questions. How much of God’s
revealed Word are you following now?
Are you faithfully seeking Him on a daily basis through Bible
study and prayer?
Are you active in ministry at a Bible-believing church?
Are you sharing your faith?
Are you doing your best to live apart from sin?
Are you faithful to your spouse?
Are you seeking satisfaction in Christ instead of the
world?
These are just a few of many areas where the Bible
touches our lives, where God’s Word is revealed to us in
simple, concrete, direct language. And you and I can’t
escape it.
Quite often, Christians try to blend their own sinful
lifestyles with the teachings of Scripture and then they
wonder why they can’t ever seem to discover “God’s
will for their lives.” But unconfessed sin keeps you from
closeness to God.
It’s not that God expects us to be perfect. But are you
honestly living for him, seeking him, and doing your best to
obey his commandments?
If so, guess what, pinch yourself, you’re in God’s will.

You’re Great-By-Design

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wISdom FRom » StevE JoBs

f you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on ~ Steve Jobs

Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.~ Steve Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.~ Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.~ Steve Jobs

If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.~ Steve Jobs

If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.~ Steve Jobs

That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.~ Steve Jobs

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.~ Steve Jobs

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.~Steve Jobs

Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday. ~ Steve Jobs

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