Friday, 14 May 2010

Dare to dream. Help our children dream. Reach out and take the dream God has for you.

-Wintley Phipps-

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

People we have in our lives can be good or bad influences. They can be your friends or family. If we have a dream, then we need people to help us get there. We can never achieve anything on our own. Learning to appreciate people and ask ourselves as to what each person can contribute to our destiny. We need people to make it in life.
In the Bible great men and women of God were helped by other people to bring forth what God had called them to do. There’s Moses who had Aaron, Joshua had Caleb as a right man, Nehemiah who had Jews, priests, and so the list goes on.
Therefore, it is important that we work with others in making our dreams a reality. Nehemiah 2:17 reported saying, “Then I said them (the Jews, priest, nobles, officials and others), ‘you see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and will no longer be in disgrace.’” It is very clear here that Nehemiah was given the vision, but he had to go to other people to help him get it done.
For any vision that you have God has people prepared to work with you, and they will be a blessing to you. There will always be a need for positive people in your life. When I went to high school, I had my father, aunties and uncles who helped to pay my school fees. When I was in college my uncle helped me in my spiritual walk. When I was doing my studies in UK, my husband helped me financially and academically. People will always be there waiting to help you when you start. Therefore, if you have no dream or if you do not begin to act on it, the people who are supposed to help you won’t know where to find you.
People can have either a positive or negative influence on us. However, acting on our vision will stir some people to help us and some will try to hinder us. The influence of those who spend time with us has a powerful effect on how we will end up in life, on whether we will succeed or fail.
As adults we overlooked peer pressure, thinking it’s only for young people but if we are those who are affected by people’s opinions, then we are definitely under peer pressure. If we allow people’s opinions then they can either encourage or destroy our vision. We must learn to choose our friends wisely, selecting those who are with us and not against us (in line with vision/dream) Remember, vision always brings opposition. We must get use to the idea that people may gossip about us and treat us with malice because of our vision. It’s all part of the process! Whatever, the opposition hold on to your dream because it will help you through the troubles. Sometimes, we may need to pull away from the influence of those we love to pursue our dreams and be successful.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.

Henry Miller

Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thoughts correspond with our desires.

Orison Swett Marden

Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Hebrews 8:12
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds, I will remember no more.

Many of us like to talk about past failures of people we know and rejoice in our perfection without realising that the person we are talking about is loved by God. God loves all people no matter what background they may have or where they may have come from. I can remember the times when my friends said bad things about me. I also know the failures of some of my friends that did annoy me. However, God is not like us and so the way He does things can make us feel it is unjust.
What God thinks of us is the best and we should learn to get hold of it because it is life.

When you become a born again Christian dear friend, man can look at you and remember what you were like in the past. When God looks at you through the new covenant, He declares, “I will be merciful to your unrighteousness, and your sins and lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
God is reassuring us that when we come to Him, we must not think that, He is thinking about our sins. Every time He sees us, He sees Christ and not our sins. He does not have a record nor is mindful of our failures and shortcomings. That’s why He says He does not remember our sins anymore, never again.

God can say that all our sins He remembers no more because there is a time when He remembered them and punished every one of them (our sins) – in the body of His Son at the cross. He punished every single one of them until Jesus cried out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30) That is why today, God can justly say, “Your sins I will remember no more.”

We all know that we sin from time to time. But the good news is that all our sins have already been dealt with at the cross. They have been washed away by the blood of Jesus. Now we can come into God’s presence, He sees us without our sins. So beloved, forget your past failures. Believe that God remembers your sins no more and be the righteous man that you already are in Christ