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1 REAL FRIEND IS MORE THAN A THOUSAND RELATIVES



Treasure your friends


1 LOYAL FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND RELATIVES! This is something I have learned in the school of life. No matter what angle we approach this issue from; this is a statement that holds waters in most cases. If you have a loyal and truthful friend, make an attempt of keeping them closer to you. Finding true friends is quite a task nowadays. For this reason, when you get friends who have good intentions for you, never let them down. Brethren, Let me give you my two cents on this issue; loyal friends will be with you even when your friends and family let you down. Take this to the bank fellow Christians; always treasure loyal friends and you will live happily!





Loyal friends share both good and bad times with you

While your relatives might organize a family get-together to celebrate your victory, I doubt if they would organize a meeting to come over and be with you when you have done something wrong. When you graduate, when you get a scholarship or when you get a good job, all your relatives will be at your home to congratulate you. However, I doubt if they will do the same if you turn out to be a failure in life or when things are hard for you. On the other hand, you will always have your loyal friend around you when things are good and when they get bad. If a friend ever left you simply because things weren’t good, then that was never a true friend. True friends will love and treasure you all the time. They will stand by your side through any storm and in the happy times.


Pray for that 1 friend

You probably have thousands of friends on facebook, right? How many of them come to your rescue when you are in trouble? You also have numerous friends in the office, at home and maybe in school. You need to ask yourself whether these friends would stand by you in that hour of need or not. It’s funny how we have so many friends but only a few stand with us when we are in need. This tells us one thing fellow Christians; all those who smile at you are not necessarily your friend! You need to keenly identify that one particular friend who has always been there for you. And yes, you need to pray for that particular friend.


You need to repay that 1 loyal friend with good deeds



The best thing you can do to that one person who has been with you all through is do the right things to them as well. It would be the height of betrayal for you to turn around and hurt those who have stood with you all through. That is like biting the hand that has always fed you unaware of the fact that you will probably need it to feed you in the next few hours. Brethren, ensure that you do the right things to those who have been with you whenever you were in trouble. And yes, never forget about that one true friend!

THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK



BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH, THINK FIRST


Think before you speak! This is a statement that we have grown up hearing from people around us. I think it has gotten to a point that most of us take it lightly. This begs the questions; is this statement true? Is it helpful? Is it inspiring? Is it necessary and above all, is it kind? Let’s attempt to answer these questions.



1. Is it true?

Think before you speak is a true statement that tells anyone to use their brain more than they use their tongue. The tongue is a very dangerous organ in our body which needs to be tamed. The tongue can create peace while at the same time it can cause chaos. Thinking before we speak is a very important way of handling issues in life. Brethren, we need to think about everything before we say it. We need to be able to analyze the implications of what we are about to say before saying. After all, once we say a word we can never take it back.


2. Is it helpful?

One thing we need to understand is the fact that thinking before speaking can really help. In most cases, those who speak randomly without thinking end up being in trouble. Look at people around you and you will resonate with me on that. Those who have a tendency of speaking aimlessly end up being in trouble with authorities as well as those around them. And yes, in most cases, those who speak without thinking have poor relationships with their neighbors and those around them. For all these reasons, I think we need to really think hard before uttering a single word!


3. Is it inspiring?

Thinking before speaking is an inspiring technique which really helps those who adhere to it to the letter. It is inspiring when you see people who are slow to utter and quick to think. This is because people of such caliber hardly ever get into trouble. And yes, it is also inspiring for one to be able to make wise decisions before they utter a single word. This is because chances of their words hurting those around them are very narrow. Those who employ this technique always establish a good relationship with their friends and neighbors which is an inspiring thing.


4. Is it necessary?

Thinking before speaking is necessary; there is no doubt about that. Failure to think before opening your mouth to utter a word is risky. It could land you into a plethora of problems. Sometimes, it’s better to stay silent than utter a word that would put you into trouble. It is a trick that I have personally employed to avoid getting into trouble with most people. Although some people might think of it as a weakness, staying silent is, in fact, a strength!


5. Is it kind?



Thinking before you talk is the best way to show how kind you can get. Instead of uttering words which break your friend or neighbor down, it is better for you to think about the repercussions before talking. It is a kind way to avoid hurting those around you. We need to think before speaking!

10 WAYS TO LOVE



LOVE IN ACTION: 10 Ways to Love


I have witnessed several love stories turn sour in the recent past. All through, these questions kept lingering in my mind; what went wrong? Is there something that could have been done to avert the situation? As a result, I dusted off all my shelves in search of some amazing solutions. And yes, I came up with not one or two but 10 ways to love.



1. Listen without interrupting

This is the number one way to love which has proven quite helpful to me as a person. Failure to listen is suicidal to any relationship. I have seen many love stories ending tragically simply because those involved failed to give each other a listening ear. Brethren, if you want to have a successful relationship founded on love, learn to listen to each other without interrupting. In most cases, when you interrupt the other person as they talk, you are most likely going to stir up an argument. For that reason, you need to just listen first!


2. Speak without accusing

Leveling accusations against your better half is yet another dangerous path that each and every person who is in love should avoid like a plague. If you ever find yourself unable to hold a healthy conversation with your better half without hurling accusations at each other, I would suggest that you don’t even talk at all until things cool down. This is because accusations can really hurt your relationship in negative ways.


3. Give without sparing

Giving without sparing is yet another great way to show love to each other. You need to view those you love as part of you. In so doing, whatever you give or do to them will always feel like you have done it to yourself. Giving without sparing is an awesome way to show how much you love someone.


4. Pray without ceasing

If you love someone, constantly praying for them and your relationship is an awesome way to show how much you love them. For that reason, as Christians, we need to pray for those we love as a way of showing our love to them!


5. Answer without arguing

Did you know that answering without arguing can stop many fights between two love birds? Well, constantly stirring up unnecessary arguments with the person you love is destructive. If you love someone, just answer back without arguing!


6. Share without pretending

Pretending is a dangerous path for people who claim to be in love. To show how much you love someone, you need to share everything with them without pretense. If you ever find yourself unable to share with those you claim to love, then be sure that what you feel for them is not love. As Christians, sharing without pretense can strengthen our love.


7. Enjoy without complaining

One thing I have always failed to understand is why some people claim to be in love while they never enjoy anything together without complaining. Whenever one of you decides to offer something or take you somewhere, it is only prudent that you enjoy without complaining. In life, those who love you might not always give what you would have wished to have. That does not mean that they love you less. The best thing you can do is enjoy whatever they can offer without complaining. After all, we can never be equal in life! As Christians, we need to give those we love a chance to do what they can afford without criticizing or complaining.


8. Trust without wavering

Trust is the glue that will stitch your love together for a long time. If you love your partner, you need to trust them without ever wavering. This is the ultimate show of how much love you have for each other. Failure to trust those you love will always yield unpleasant results.


9. Forgive without punishing



What do you do when those you are in love with do something wrong? Do you forgive and forget? Well, to show love, you need to not just forgive but forgive and forget without punishing. That way, you will prove that your love is true and sincere. After all, if we were to be punished for every wrong we do, we would never know God!


10. Promise without forgetting

Do you keep your promises? Keeping your promises is a sure way to show you. I find it disturbing whenever I come across people who go around making promises which they never keep! If you love someone, you have to make real promises and keep them to the letter without forgetting.

GOD IS MY PROVIDER



With God as my provider; I will never lack anything


God is my provider; there is no doubt about that. He has been the source of everything I own from day one. Whenever things get out of hand, all I do is call upon Him. And yes, He has never failed to make a way in every struggle that comes my way. It is for this reason that I have Him and Him alone as my sole provider. 



Whenever I call upon God, things always seem to fall in place. Instead of drowning in an ocean of troubles and being engulfed in a web of stress and confusion, all I do is let Him take control. And yes, in so doing, I have had everything in abundance!


Make Him your provider too

Are you going through some hard times? Whether it’s your marriage, finances or social life, all you need to do is let God be your provider. He will restore your gradually disintegrating marriage, He will revive your rapidly deteriorating financial situation and above all, He will bring the right people into your life. It is time you let go of your worries brethren! Let God take care of all your wants, let Him provide for you and He will surely provide in abundance. If you are having any shortages, He will multiply whatever you have a thousand times! But all He asks of you is your consent and an invitation for Him to take the wheel and steer your life in the right direction. Give Him the go-ahead and you will love the results!


Share what God provides with others

There is glory in sharing what God provides to you with other people. When you use what God has freely given to you to make life easy for other people, He will keep providing in large quantities. In fact, giving to others is the ultimate secret to getting more and more blessings from God. What we need to understand is the fact that once God provides, He really looks at how we use whatever He has provided. When we use it to make life better for those who are in need, God is pleased. Come to think of it; would God fail to provide for you if He knew that you will use what He provides on others? I bet not! For that reason, try using what is provided to you to make life easy for those around you and more will keep trickling in!


God provides freely when time is right



You might have called upon Him for a very long time and you are almost giving up. However, what you need to understand is the fact that God provides when the time is right. Unlike the devil who offers short-cuts through your tribulations only for you to end up in much worse situations than you were before, God takes His time and only provides when He thinks that you are ready to receive whatever you had asked for. And yes, when He provides, He does so without requiring anything in return. For that reason, you need to let Him provide at His own convenient time.

3 TYPES OF FRIENDS IN LIFE



CATEGORIES OF FRIENDS


What do you look for in a friend? Is it the colors or the character? The most important thing you need to look out for a friend is their character. 



In your lifetime, you will meet so many types of friends. But did you know that these friends can be categorized? There are three types of friends in life. There are those that are there for a reason. The other category is those that are there for a given season. There is also another category that you will have and that is friends who will be there for you in your entire lifetime.

The following is a deep look at the three categories of friends based on their character and deeds.


Who are the friends for a reason?

These kinds of friends are not for you nor are they for what you are for it is just that they are against what you are against at. You might be thinking that they are your real friends but they come into your life to fulfill a purpose and when the purpose is complete is when you realize that they are not there anymore. These kinds of friends will leave you and desert you after their mission is accomplished.


Who are the friends for a season? 

These type of friend will walk with you, work with you and labor with you. But, they are not into you. They are into what you are for. This kind of friend is your constituent. Don’t think that they are for you when they are really not for you, they are just for what you are for and by the time you get to fall in love with them they will break your heart as they hook up with somebody else who is for what you are for because it was never about you anyway. It was about the causes that you represent. They are for what you are for but they are not for you. They are not real friends.


Who are the friends for a lifetime? 

These are the confidants. These are the people in your life who love you unconditionally. They are into you whether you are up or down. They are there in your life for the longest period of time. If you get in trouble they get in trouble with you. These are the types of friends that will come to see you in the jailhouse. You can open up and share anything with them. They are intimately intertwined in your life and they are there to make sure that you reach your destiny. They will comfort you, they will get in your business they will tell you when you are wrong. This is a true friend; a real friend that you need in your life. 



In a nutshell, it is wise enough if you know the kind of friends that you have. Be careful who you tell your dream because you might not achieve it if you have the wrong types of friends. Identify people who are really for you. If they are really for you, they will we win you with you, when you weep, they will weep with you and they will rejoice when you rejoice.

GOD HEALS THE BROKEN HEARTED



Don’t stitch your broken heart; let God heal it!


God heals the broken-hearted. Whenever your heart is broken, you should not stress yourself trying to stitch it. All you need to do is let God do the healing. It’s funny how some people attempt to do it on their own only to end up more heartbroken than they previously were. How does one attempt to stitch their heart? Well, resulting in the use of drugs simply because you are heartbroken, worrying yourself after being heartbroken and deciding to revenge after being heartbroken are all stitching! All these will only result in a worse heartbreak than the one you are going through. Instead of plotting evil deeds against anyone who break your heart, as a Christian, you only need to call upon the lord and He will heal your heart. And yes, healing your broken heart is not the only thing he will do; he will give you better options and open new ways for you!




Don’t let heartbreaks bring you down

It’s funny how some people easily give up in life after going through heartbreaks. Perhaps the reason they never learn to face these hard times is because they never invite God to take control. Brethren, let not such situations bring you down! All you need to do is call upon the lord and He will see you through. In fact, giving up should never be a vocabulary in your dictionary. After all, God has given us the power to proclaim how we want our lives to be. He has given us tremendous powers to steer our lives in the right direction through prayers and faith. Giving up is an utter manifestation of lack of faith in God. Do not let heartbreaks bring you down!


Learn to move on

After heartbreaks, even before God intervenes, you need to learn to let go of the past and move on with life. As a Christian, you need to call upon the lord to give you the power to move on. It is suicidal for you to keep focusing on the heartbreak instead of exploring new and better avenues which would bring happiness into your life. As much as God heals your broken heart, you have the power to determine whether you will accept the healing or not. If you keep focusing on the closed door, you might never see the doors that God has opened for you. My fellow Christians, let’s learn to move on after heartbreaks and God will help us heal!


Give God time to heal your broken heart!



Patience is one virtue that you need to exhibit when you want God to heal your broken heart. This is not something that can happen overnight. For that reason, just pray and let God do the rest. You should never lose hope or think that God has forgotten what you are going through. He sees everything and understands the situation. For that reason, be patient and you will get impressive results. He has power and can change the situation only when you let Him do it at his own pace.

CELEBRATE THE JOY OF LOVE



Let us rejoice in love


Brethren, it’s time to celebrate the joy of love. Let love fill your heart, soul, and mind. And yes, let every action you do portray how loving you are. God has shown us how much He loved us and the best thing we can do is rejoice in this very love. With love, we are able to ignite what we fill for each other. Let that spark of love in your heart turn into a flame of passion. Whether it’s towards your neighbor, your brothers, your sisters, your parents, your better half or GOD; let love blossom and spread its wings all over the world. One thing we need to understand as Christians; love conquers all and is not choosy. Love is the greatest gift we have!




Show your love in action

There is no better way to show love than in action. Give to those who are in need, visit the sick and those in jail, donate to the orphans, give to the servants of the lord and also help your neighbors. When you celebrate love alone, you only make yourself happy. When you celebrate it with other people, the entire community is Happy. Whatever God has blessed us with; let’s use it to spread love across the world. We need to show concern for the homeless, those who have fled their countries due to civil warfare and those who are stranded and have nowhere else to go. It is only through love that we will be able to turn the world into a better place for everyone.


Love unconditionally

You might not necessarily have people loving you in return. Do not give up! Love those who do not love you in return. After all, God has always loved us even when we never knew him. When you love expecting to be loved back, you will end up being disappointed. After all, when you love others, you have played your part. The question as to whether they love you back is not upon you to decide. And yes, loving you back works to their advantage and failure to love you back works to their disadvantage. For that reason, instead of worrying about those who don’t love you back, you need to just love them even more!


Love yourself, God and others



Love yourself, others and God without being picky on who to love and who not to love. If God was to be choosy, most of us would never know love. We all have our own shortcomings. And yes, we all have our own differences. Fellow Christians, let’s not allow our differences to dictate who we love and who we don’t. Race, religion and political affiliation are all worldly dictated aspects which need not affect our love for each other. After all, no one chose to belong to any given race or country. You by default found yourself being part of a given race. For that reason, let’s not choose who to love and who not to love, Let's love each other without holding anything against anyone. Love yourself and above all, love God!

LOVE RENEWS HOPE AND SPREADS JOY



Awaken your hope with love

Love renews hope and spreads joy; that is a simple fact! It is time you awakened your hope in life with love. Ignite that gradually disintegrating spark in your heart and you will live happily. When things get out of hand; only love can make you feel at peace. When you are slowly losing hope, let love brighten your heart and bring hope back. In love, we all have a chance to feel like champions even when we are going through hard times. Love awakens that lost hope and restores your enthusiasm to keep pushing even harder. Brethren, it’s time we allowed love to grow in our hearts. It is only through love that we can be able to live happily and peacefully. And, of course, with our hopes awakened, we will be able to make scale the heights of success in life.




Let love bring you joy

Love is meant to bring joy into your life. If love doesn’t bring joy and happiness into your life, I have all the reasons to believe that what you are feeling is not love. And yes, if love brings you pain, you need to avoid it like plague. Love is a beautiful thing which should always be viewed as such. Whenever you feel low and your desire to keep on living is slowly diminishing, always remember that love can help you overcome every situation. Let love fill your heart and you will be able to lead a happy and contented life.


Show love to others

The best way to let love grow in your heart is by sharing it with others. There is no better way to prove your love than sharing it with those around you. In so doing, you will feel contented and pleased with your life. Helping those around you, loving those who hate you, praying for your enemies and helping the poor in the society are some great ways to show love. Love is not selfish, love is patient and above all, love is unconditional. Love your fellow human being regardless of their political affiliation, social status and religious beliefs. After all, we are all human beings and God loves us all equally regardless of our race or religious beliefs.




Love yourself and God

It’s funny how we claim to love other people yet we do not even love ourselves. Even before you claim to love God, you need to begin by loving yourself. It is impossible for you to give to others that which you can’t even give to yourself. God would also be disappointed if you loved Him and didn’t even love yourself. It all begins with loving yourself. After all, how would you claim to be in a position to give something to someone else while you don’t have it yourself? Let’s take this scenario for example; would you give money to someone in need while you have no coin? That is impossible. For that reason, when you love yourself, you will be able to spread it to those around you. And above all, you will be able to love God!

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS THE BEST RELATIONSHIP YOU CAN HAVE



When you are in a relationship with God; He will never fail you



Relationship with God is the best relationship you can have; no doubt about that! Your friends, family, and partner can fail you but God will never fail you. He will never betray you! And above all, He will never leave your side. Love is the cornerstone of any relationships and God Himself is love. That means that He is the cornerstone of your relationship. Regardless of your situation, He will always be with you once you are in a relationship with Him. While other friends stick around when things are good then run away when things get ugly, God will be with you in your best times and in your darkest hour! That is how truthful and real God is when you are in a relationship with Him.




Do not “cheat” on Him!

It’s funny how most of us “cheat” on God. I have used quotation marks because I am not referring to the worldly meaning of the word cheating. How can one cheat on God? Come to think of it; how would you feel if your partner or best friend went to be with other people and only came back to you when things didn’t work out for them? And yes, as if that wasn’t enough, they leave and then later come back to you when they are frustrated once more! That would be the height of disloyalty and dishonesty, right? That would mean that they don’t respect your relationship at all! Funny enough, that is the kind of relationship most of us build with God. Going astray and then coming back when things are bad! That is ok since God is merciful and forgives us once we confess. However, the problem is, we keep doing it over and over again. Brethren, let’s not sabotage our relationship with God. Instead, we should nurture it as if He was our best friend, our loyal partner, and our closest family!


Help others build a relationship with God

You need to help others to build a relationship with God as well. To achieve this, you first need to be an example to them. They need to see you being in a relationship with God. You need to lead by example then others will follow. It’s never an easy task for anyone to convince others to build a close relationship with God when their own life shows no sign of any Godly deed. For that reason, as we strive to bring others closer to Him. We need to ensure that our lives are an example!




Never give up on Him because He will never give up on you

God will never leave your side! No matter what happens, He will always be with you. For that reason, you should never think of giving up on Him as well. Loyalty holds any relationship together at all times. And yes, God wants you to be loyal to Him under all situations. In so doing, He will always be by your side. And yes, when you stand by Him even when things get out of hand, He will see you through any storm that comes your way!

10 REASONS WHY I LOVE YOU



10 REASONS WHY I LOVE YOU


I love you! There is no doubt about that. Perhaps you might be wondering why I love you this much-I will tell you why. After deeply perusing through every corner of my heart, I came up with not one, not two but ten reasons why I love you more than anyone else!




1. Your Faith in God

Your faith in God is exemplary. You have given me the power to grow my faith in God as well. Every time we are together, it’s like you double my faith in God. Your undying faith in God ignites a spark in my heart every day! And yes, it is like I have been growing in faith every day we are together.


2. Your Obedience

Your obedience is like nothing I have ever seen before. It is because of your obedience that we have been able to live in harmony all through. Your obedience makes me feel indebted to you. And, of course, that very obedience makes me love you more! I know that I have my own weaknesses, but you have always been obedient even when I am on the wrong side. For that, I might never repay you back, but will always be grateful to you!


3. Your Prayers

Your prayers have kept me strong all through. Ever since I met you, you have stood by me in prayers and we have been able to sail through any situation that comes our way. Over time, your prayers have made me love you more. And I will always pray for you as well. I hope that we will build our love on prayers every day of our lives.


4. Your Confidence

Did I ever tell you that your confidence is a turn on for me? Now you know my love! Your unparalleled confidence has been like a rock for me to lean on every time I have an issue. The way you confidently approach life makes me feel confident too. That makes me love you more! And yes, it makes me feel confident as well.


5. Your Patience

The patience you exhibit is unequaled. I have traveled from East to the west, north to south; but I have not met anyone with so much patience. That is why I will always treasure you! You make me take life easy even when I want things to happen urgently. You have helped me develop patience in everything I do band I love you more for that.


6. Your Honesty

Sweetheart, I understand that honesty is a rare virtue! Finding someone like you is a hard task nowadays. That is why I value your honesty more than you can ever imagine. I love you for being honest with me even when the situations get complicated. That has taught me to never make a lie in order yo avoid hurting anyone. You taught me to always speak the truth and approach it even when it's bitter. That makes me love you more than anyone else!


7. Your Humility

Your humility is something else that sets my heart rolling whenever I think of you. The way you take every achievement in life lightly without bragging about it is quite impressive. I find your humility quite amazing. I must admit; you have taught me to be humble too! And I love you more for that.


8. Your Submission

Your submissive nature makes me weak around you. In fact, I think that your submission is your strength. I appreciate how submissive you are around me even when I am in the wrong. And I will always love you for that.




9. Your Devotion

Your devotion is yet another thing that makes my heart skip a beat for you. Although I might never tell it enough, I love how devoted you are to God, me and our families! Your devotion to your career as well as everything else you do makes me feel so relaxed and secure around you. You make feel like victorious in this life.


10. Your Strength that comes from the Word of God

The strength you draw from the word of God is admirable my love! It is that very strength that makes me feel stronger than ever before. I love you more for that! And yes, being around you makes me feel like I can go through any situation without ever giving up. You have influenced my life positively through the word of God and I will forever be grateful to you honey.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, USE IT TO GLORIFY GOD



God gave us Life; Let's Dedicate it to Him Alone


Freely given to us, Life is beautiful, use it to glorify God. There is no better way to thank God for our lives than dedicating it to Him. What we need to agree on is the fact that life is beautiful. You might be holding a different opinion on whether life is beautiful or not. However, by the time you are done reading this, you will be seeing life from an entirely different angle. First, whether you are going through some hard times or not, you need to understand that every aspect is part and parcel of life. In fact, some of these challenges make life worth living. Come to think of it; how would life be if there were no challenges? For that reason, you need to always dedicate your life to serving God regardless of your situation.




Discover the beauty in life by sharing it with others.

By sharing your time with others, you will discover how beautiful life is. When you talk, play and have fun with other people, you get an opportunity to forget all your challenges even if it’s for a minute. It is at this time that you get to see how beautiful life is. Instead of locking yourself in your house and feeling stressed, perhaps all you need to do is go out and have fun with your friends. There is this magical power in sharing with others that is simply unexplainable. When you share with other, you realize that your challenges are less. For that reason, you need to discover the beauty in life by having a good time with people who are special to you.


Use your gifts to glorify God.

In life, we are all endowed with outstanding characteristics, talents, and abilities. Each one of us has something special that we can do better than any other person. In order to discover the beauty in life, we need to first look deep into ourselves in order to unravel that ability. After we discover our strengths, we need to use them to glorify God. If you are a gifted musician, sing like it is your last day. If you are a gifted footballer; play like you will never do it again. And yes, if you are an outstanding preacher, get more people to know God. It is through the exploitation of these abilities that we can get to see how beautiful life is. After all, we all want to be the best at something. We don’t have to be good in class; we need to discover what makes us special. Come to think of it; was the smartest kid in your class good in football? Probably not!


It is the simple things we have that make life beautiful!



It is quite misleading for anyone to hold a notion that life is only beautiful when they have everything they need. Life is beautiful when you use whatever you have to glorify God. You don’t need to have everything you wish for in order to enjoy life. All you need to do is discover the simple things you can do to make life enjoyable. Whether it’s visiting the sick, visiting the poor or making simple donations to the homeless; just get something good to do and life will be beautiful!

FEAR ENDS WHEN FAITH BEGINS



Double your faith and deduct the fear



Fear ends when faith begins, there is no doubt about that. All you need to do is double your faith and fear will be deducted automatically. This is a simple mathematics analogy which has been of utmost help to me as a person. What it implies is simple; just make sure that faith overcomes your fear and things will work to your advantage. After all, it is only through faith that we can achieve desirable results. Show me a successful fearful person and I will show you a million successful people who made it through by multiplying their faith and deducting fear from their lives. I dare you to try it out brethren!




Let faith propel you through every tribulation that comes your way.


Tribulations and temptations will always come your way. How we take these tribulations determine how far we can go in life. I urge you to view every challenge as a lesson sent to you with good intentions. And yes, with faith, you will overcome all the challenges that come your way. Hoping for a better tomorrow even when situations dictate otherwise is the ultimate show of how much faith you have. And yes, hoping for a better tomorrow will definitely keep fear away from you. It’s time you increased your faith in order to face every challenge without fear. You need to exercise this and things will never be the same for you.


Fear is an enemy to success; don’t condone it.


Look around your locality; how many successful people do you see? Are you among those successful people? Well, if you don’t think you are one of them, perhaps it’s time your let go of your fear. It’s possible that your fear to start something new is what is holding you back. It’s time you let go of that fear which stops you from opening that business you have always thought of. And yes, it’s time you looked deep down into your soul in order to discover what you are capable of. You have tremendous potential in you. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist in order to start up a small business which might grow to something big. And yes, you don’t need a miracle for you to be successful. All you need to do is let go of your fear and start working towards success. In so doing, you will see blessings after blessing!


You are born with a gift - Awaken it with faith.


You might not have noticed it yet, but it is a fact that you are born with outstanding abilities. What makes most of us fail in life is fear and lack of faith. We need to ensure that we use our faith to exploit that immense potential buried deep down within ourselves. Whenever you feel like a failure in life, always remember that there is a great potential buried in you. It is quite unfortunate that some of us spend our entire lives without noticing how much potential we possess only to take it down with us. It doesn’t have to be that way anymore; wake up and take action with faith!



GOD IS LOVE



God loves you more than you can imagine



God is love; there is no doubt about that. He has manifested His love for us in so many ways we can never explain. Come to think of it; how many times have you wronged Him? Probably countless times yet despite our sinful nature, He still sees us through our hard times. Even when we go astray, He is always more than ready to take us back whenever we realize our mistakes and repent. I believe that this is the greatest manifestation of pure and true love. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder how I would judge myself or anyone who keeps doing the same mistakes then ask for forgiveness. I really doubt whether anyone of us would be so lenient. For this reason, I categorically believe that God is love itself!



Share God’s love with others!

The best way you can show appreciation for God’s love is by sharing the same love with others. Love your neighbors, friends, and family. Support them when you can and ensure that you never rest till they are okay. That way, you will be able to spread God’s love to different people. Come to think of it; how would the world be if we loved each other like God loves us? One thing is for a fact, most cases of violence, war, and other vices would be unheard of. Perhaps it’s time you shared that love with others. That is the only way we can make the world a happy place free of injustices and evil.

God’s love is unconditional!

Whether you are a sinner or not, whether you are a Christian or a non-Christian, whether you believe in God or not; He loves each and every one of us in equal proportions. Unlike human beings who vary their love depending on family ties, denominations and other factors, God sees us all as his children. It is funny how He loves even those who commit the worst atrocities in the society. All we need to do is ask for forgiveness and he forgives without asking for any sacrifices whatsoever. That is what unconditional love means. While friends and family might forsake you when you need them the most, God always stands with you all through regardless of whether you are a good are a good person or not. It is ridiculously unbelievable! In a world where love is gradually becoming a scarce commodity, God is our only real source of sincere and true love.

God’s love for mankind can never be shaken!



When situations some and make you feel like God no longer loves you, always remember that his love is unshakeable. He showed his love for us from day one and continues to show it to date. For that reason, you should never fall to the temptation of looking for love somewhere else. And yes, if you really understood how deep God’s love is; perhaps you wouldn’t ever look for it somewhere else. When people turn against you, simply call upon God to come to your rescue and you will see what He can do. His love remains unshaken to date. In fact, God Himself is love!

USE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE FOR DOING GOOD



USE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE FOR DOING GOOD



When you use what you have to do good; it gets multiplied.



Sounds strange, right? One thing I have personally discovered in life is the fact that when you use everything you have for doing good to others, it always comes back in abundance. Spend your money on the poor, donate one of your numerous houses to the orphans or that widow who has no home or better still; provide employment opportunities for the young, educated and jobless in the society. If you have not yet discovered the power in giving out and using what you have to do good to others; I challenge you to try it out and you will see blessings trickling in.


Do good expecting nothing in return.

When you use what you have to do good without expecting anything in return, you will always feel contented. The secret is simple; just do good without demanding for anything in return. In fact, God gives back to those who give with a clean heart without asking for anything in return. Instead of throwing away those extra clothes, give them to those who have no clothes. When you attach expectations to your good deeds, there are very high chances that you will end up disappointed. This is because God blesses those who give without making demands in return. That said, perhaps the reason as to why things haven’t yet worked out for you is because you do not give with a clean heart. Try giving with a clean heart today and you will see wonders!


You don’t have to be a millionaire; use whatever you have to do good.

It’s funny how some people think that for them to use what they have to do good, they need to have a lot of money. In fact, when I talk about what you have, I do not mean the material things only. You could be a gifted singer, a great scholar, an awesome pilot or an outstanding doctor. Whatever you are given, use it to do good. Use your music to bless others or use your medical knowledge to cure people. All you need to do is look deep down inside your soul and discover the gift given to you by God then use it to help others.


Don’t give up; keep doing good!



When you decide to use what you have to do good, never give up! Keep doing it and you will see what God can do for. Although you might not notice it, whenever people are happy for what you have done to them, God is impressed and ensures that you never lack anything. For that reason, keep doing good to others! It is that resilience that will yield fruits in the long run. When you are doing good, you not only impress those you do it for but also pleases God who watches everything you do. We do not need to travel abroad to see what God has done for those who use what they have to do good; I am certain that there are numerous examples within your locality. Do good and blessing will never depart from your life!

YOU ARE CONFIDENTLY BEAUTIFUL



GOD'S LOVE IS WITH YOU ALWAYS - JUST OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE


The world has always has a perspective and level of what beauty is and how a person or thing of that type looks like. All things are measured from a physical perspective, in that, only what is outside is considered. In most job applications and requirements, one has to be tall, of a good build, good-looking and many others to fit. Very often, it is easy to feel rejected and set aside in this bad world, what with all the segregation and favoritism? As a Christian, your eyes should see beyond the gloomy clouds, harsh remarks and constant glares, to the Wonderful Creator, the One who knows your worth and looks at you with pride in His eyes regardless of your physical appearance and status in this world.




GOD LOVES YOU

He thinks about you and marvels at everything you do, how you talk and express yourself and what's more, even in your slumber he watches over you and sees to it that you make it to the next day successfully and in full health. Most of the individuals the world considers important have bodyguards and other security personnel who man them with diligence and dedication, but you and I have an Invisible Protector who sends His angels to protect us from forces beyond natural comprehension at all times, at no cost, and He does not ask for even a single cent from you.


YOU ARE SPECIAL

Anytime you are side-lined and looked down upon, when you are told you are not good enough, go to a secluded or private place and utter a quick prayer or word of affirmation to yourself. If possible, pull out a Bible and let your Creator whisper a word or two of comfort into your weary ear and troubled soul. It is amazing what a positive word can do and how much it can change your perspective and lift your spirit. At the end of the day, it is important to remember that trials are a method of training and strengthening one's faith. Our Lord will always have a way to reach out and strengthen despite the turmoils and hardships in this life.


SELF-CONFIDENCE IS NURTURED

Once you are confident in yourself and your abilities, the beauty radiates far and wide, to anyone who cares to notice. A simple smile speaks volumes to others and warms even the coldest heart. Things don't have to be smooth for you to be jovial. The beautiful assurance and reminder that you are loved and always treasured should constantly ring in the innermost part of your soul. The heart will convince the mind, and before you know it your spirits are constantly high. Self- love is not an art that one can master alone. It takes constant reminder, prayers, and fellowship with the One Most High. He is the one who puts the self-appreciation in your heart and soul.


LET OUT THE BEAUTY WITHIN

A confident and positive spirit spreads and impacts more than a negative one. The world is yearning for such a personality. When you have experienced the beauty, don't hold it in. Give the world the generous and worthwhile gift you have received.



Always strive to live life to the fullest with a fresh and assured energy, with your head held high and shoulders square. With the Lord by your side, living confidently with a godly heart, mind, and soul will come naturally for you.

THE BEST CURE FOR WORRY IS TRUST IN GOD



THE BEST CURE FOR WORRY IS TRUST IN GOD


Pray and Trust in God for better times!



The best cure for worry is trust in God! Talking to God through a simple prayer could change your situation. Instead of spending the whole day worried about your life, perhaps all you need to do is pray. A simple communication with your creator could work miracles for you. And yes, there is this unexplainable power in prayer which leaves you feeling like something has been lifted off their chest. I dare you to try that out and you will feel the difference. Let God take the wheel; let Him be in control, invite Him to take charge over your life through a simple prayer and you will see the difference! It is that simple brethren.


Talk to your friends instead of worrying

Did you know that God uses people to communicate to you at times? Try talking to someone you trust instead of worrying about your situation. God could use them to pass a message to you concerning your situation. A say a problem shared is half solved, or so the saying goes. Although that might not be from a biblical approach, I strongly believe that sharing can work wonders. By talking to someone and sharing your issue, especially if they are Christians, you are able to feel relaxed. Perhaps it’s time you found someone to talk to about your situation instead of worrying.


Remember that He has you in His palm

While you look worried and stressed, you need to remember that God has you in the palm of his hand. Doesn’t that mean anything to you? Being in His palm simply means that he watches every step you take and cares about you. For that reason, you have no reason to worry about where you will get your next meal. And yes, perhaps all you should be doing is asking Him to show you the right direction instead of being engulfed in a web of fear and uncertainty. In so doing, not only will you feel relaxed, but also get a chance to figure out how to get solutions to whatever is troubling you. And yes, believe in Him and you will see wonders.


Throw your worries away and let God take control



There is no doubt that God has your life planned out. Instead of spending sleepless night worried about what to do next, what to eat, how to dress and where to stay, perhaps all you need to do is talk to Him and relax. Show me a time when a worried man made any wise decision and I will show a million times relaxed men made wider decisions. Worries don’t just distract and stress you; they also lower your ability to make rational and reasonable decisions. For that reason, do away with worries and let God take control of your life. After all, He created you with a purpose. Instead of crying and worrying each and every day about tomorrow, just look at yesterday and thank God for letting you wake up today. After all, you have the gift of life, don’t waste it!

GOD NEVER ALLOWS PAIN WITHOUT A PURPOSE



God Never Allows Pain without a Purpose



In the bible, we are told that God is love. But the question that bothers most people is why God allows bad things to happen to us? As most Christians believe, the Lord is omniscient. What this means is that He is all knowing. He can see even those events that are in the future. Christians also believe that God is omnipotent. What means is that He is all powerful. He is capable of doing anything. If you combine all these three things that Christians know about God, Then you find most Christians asking themselves, why does God allow pain and suffering? But the answer to that is because God will never allow pain without a purpose. The following are the things that show why God will never allow you to undergo pain without suffering;


God has given us the freewill

God is love. But for us to understand that God is love, we need to understand that God will not be love if he had taken our freedom. This freedom is what brings the pain. God allows humankind to make their own choices, and this can ultimately lead to some magnificent things. The downside of this freedom is that that we can just create the cruelest outcomes of being human. It is because of the freedom that God has granted to mankind that leads to wars and lifestyle diseases. 


He is always with us in our pain

Sometimes, we undergo the greatest pain of our lives. It could be the loss of a loved one, an accident or any other thing that breaks our heart. The bible is not silent on this question. In fact, in the scriptures, we see examples of pain and suffering. There is that instant where Lazarus dies and his sister goes to fetch Jesus. The bible says that Jesus Wept when he came to the scene. This is just one example which shows us that no matter what we go through, God is in our pain. We may not understand why we are going through that problem. But there is a purpose which is beyond our human understanding. We just have to let his will be done. 


In the bible, we are given the example of the Apostle Paul. Paul went through pain in what he describes as a thorn in the flesh. It was something physical. It was so painful for Paul and Paul always asked God to take it away. Jesus answers Paul by telling him that His grace was very sufficient for him and that His strength is perfected in weakness. What this answer meant is that what Paul actually needed was Him.




We need Him

When we undergo pain, all we need is God. He is the one who understands the purpose of that pain. The bible makes it clear that he cannot subject us to what we cannot bear. He will never allow us to experience pain that we can’t handle. All that we need to do is to seek him when we go through pain. When you go through a hardship know that the answer is God. As David puts it, even if you walk through the valley of death you don’t need to fear because the answer to this is God. God will never allow pain without a purpose, we just have to seek Him.

Honesty is the Best Policy



HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY



I believe you have heard it said quite often that honesty is the best policy. If you have ever doubted this, let it be known to you that this is probably one of the truest statements you will ever hear. This statement is particularly true in our world today than at any other time in history. In particular, advancement in technology has made it possible for people to engage in many different types of unethical practices in a very discrete manner, thus making it easy to hide such activities from others. 



Essentially, lack of honesty is associated with a lot of problems, both in relationships and workplaces. The most unfortunate thing is that even a significant number of Christians find themselves caught up in the web of dishonesty, leading to untold suffering and brokenness.


Reasons why honesty is the best policy


The following are some of the most compelling reasons why honesty is the best policy: 


It leads to success in life 


To succeed in life, one needs to be honest. Everywhere in the world, honest people are considered trustworthy. This means that people will want to do business with you or give you positions that require a lot of responsibility if you are in employment. Essentially, you will find yourself getting lots of opportunities to do business or rising very fast in your employment. Essentially, being honesty leads to success in your career.


It leads to success in relationships 


Honesty plays a very important role in all types of relationships, including family and business relationships. Honesty shows that we respect and honor those with whom we associate. For instance, if your wife, husband, business partner, or even your children finds it hard to trust your words, it will certainly lead to loss of faith in you. For this reason, it is important to be a person of your word in order so that others can have faith in you. For instance, if you are married, be open with your partner and always try to avoid deceit in all aspects of your relationship at whatever cost. For a business person, being honest will make you stand out above other people, leading to greater success in your business. This is because your reputation as an honest person will precede you before you arrive on the scene.


It strengthens your character 


Honesty has the potential to help strengthen your character, which is a very important thing for Christians. Being honest means that you have nothing to hide and for this reason, you don’t live in fear of being caught in compromising situations. This means that will be able to lead a simpler life every day because have no reason to lead a double life or even maintain false stories. To put it simply, honesty plays an important role in character building. 


It makes it easier for you to make important choices 




Honesty makes it easier for you to make important choices that help shape your life. These choices include marriage, friendships, and jobs, among others. This is because being honest means that you are guided by a strong set of values when it comes to making important choices that affect your life. This is because as an honest person, you already know what is important and meaningful in your life. Essentially, it means that you cannot involve yourself in anything that is likely to compromise your integrity.

Leading an honest life will help you maintain your integrity as a Christian. In addition, your personal integrity will lead you to succeed in every area of your life, including relationships, career, and Christian life.

GOD IS WITH YOU ALL THE TIME



GOD IS WITH YOU ALL THE TIME



We live in times of great distress. At times, we might face challenges that make us doubt whether God is with us. But we are supposed to know that no matter what we face, God is with us all the time. He knows our troubles. He is in our sorrows and all we have to do is to let his will be done. 



Even we are in our darkest times, there are things that we can be assured that the Lord is our provider and protector. No matter what we go through, we are supposed to remember the following:




His love for us is unconditional and He has the best plans for us

As in the book of Jeremiah 14, the word of God tells that the Lord has good plans for us. Plans to bring us success and not failure. Even if we are going through the worst stage of our lives, we should always remember that he is there for us. He will bless us abundantly if we let His will to happen. We should trust in the Lord and always have faith in Him. He will forgive our sins and bless us abundantly if we do so. 

Our sins has separated us from Him

When we sin, we cut the link that binds us to the Lord. When we are separated from him, we cannot feel the experience of sitting at the feet of Jesus. Casting all our problems to Him and believing that He is the rock of our life is possible when we repent our sins. There is good news, though. Even if we have sinned, it does mean that we are completely separated from the Lord. He has made a plan where we can still get in touch with him.

He has sent His son Jesus who will pay for our sins. For the consequence of sin is death. This is the reason why the Lord gave his only begotten son that we may be reconnected to Him. 

Because of His unconditional love, He came up with a way that we get back to Him by confessing and repenting our sins. And that is the way of our salvation through Jesus Christ who was sent pay for our sins. 

Jesus Christ is our Lord 

As we get separated from the Lord by sin, We should accept Jesus as the rock of our lives. For the bible makes it clear that we cannot go to the Lord unless we accept His sent son. We should obtain salvation by accepting Jesus as our Lord. 

Are you in trouble and still wondering if you would ever find a way out? 

You may be in the darkest days of your life. You may be going through the worst experience of your lifetime and it does not seem to end. You don't need to panic because God is with you. 



Job went through the worst In his life but due to his unwavering faith, he was able to come out victorious. Abraham was wondering why he could not have a child of his own. He kept believing in the Lord and God rewarded him. No matter what you may be going through, there is a way out. God is with you all the time. You don't need to worry, you just trust him.