Nothing we have is truly ours. Not even our lives.
We are mere stewards of these gifts that we receive and so long as we have them, we owe an obligation to use them well.
Sometimes, when I hear people say, ‘it’s my life, therefore, I can live it the way I want,’ I am tempted to remind them that ‘even their life is not truly theirs and that maltreating their lives in the name of living how they want can be likened to a drunken captain who chooses to run his vessel aground because he’s the Captain of the ship, forgetting that someone put him in charge of that vessel.’
If truth be told, none of us can add more time to that which has been assigned to us, it is, therefore, imperative that we use the gift of our life in edifying ways that would bring glory to the giver.
Never forget that the measure you give,
is the measure you will receive.
You can’t sow corn and harvest pumpkins.
You can’t sow hatred and reap a bounty of love.
When you uplift others, you rise up with them.
However, when you spend time holding someone down,
you stay down with them because you need all your energy
to keep them pressed to the floor or the wall.
If only you can remember this,
apply it in your relationship with everyone that you meet.
You, my dear friend, will have a good measure,
pressed down, shaken and running over
added continuously to your life.
You’ve got to reprogram that mind to accommodate the big dreams that you’ve got.
When a mind is set in its pattern of thinking it becomes myopic and doesn’t allow room for expansion. When people say this is the way I am, in essence, they admit that they are not willing to change or grow if need be, especially when it comes to negative habits and thought patterns that need to be changed.
You are never too old to learn. You continue self-mastery as long as the clock of your heart is ticking.
Setbacks will surely come as we journey along the path of life, are you prepared?
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Each day out of 365 days you are given an opportunity of a lifetime to live purposefully – Jacqueline
- We all are called for a purpose, we all are chosen, the important thing is; did you listen to hear your call; have you chosen to answer?
- Make no mistake, your life is absolutely not a mistake. Your life has a Purpose.
Sometimes we flounder because we don’t know which path to follow in our lives or because the path we’ve chosen seems to be going nowhere, but the pure truth is that the answers to the path we seek are there inside us.
All we need to do, is to scratch beneath the surface, to listen to our heart with keen ears in order to hear with clarity. Sometimes, we have to cover our eye’s to see through the window of our soul.
Lady Cee shares a nugget that tugs on my mind ‘from slavery to celebrity.’ The message I received from this post is that God is not interested in your background, gender, wealth or whatever before he can use you as a vessel.
Please check this short post out, you might receive a nugget too.
I knew that I would run out of fuel living as someone else, so, the best shot I’ve got at living is to live as me – Jacqueline
The best peace that we can give ourselves is to come to terms with who we truly are, embrace it and move forward from there.
Our life is intertwined with sweet and bitter moments, sometimes the bitterness tends to erode the sweetness, but I’ve learnt and still learning that we can enrich our bitter moments and turn it into fodder for sweeter moments.
Don’t stay in that categorised box where others have chosen to keep you. Liberate yourself, cut lose and live fully. You are more than a label.
Lady Cee shares with us snippets of 12 shades of thinking and a free e-book by renowned Dr John Maxwell.
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Oh my! What a curveball. Life brings surprises every day and sometimes they are not always wonderful surprises. I had no idea that loss of hearing could be sudden. It must be challenging relearning to manage your hearing, but you sound on top of things and the most important part is your attitude of positivity.
Michnavs writes ‘poetry in motion.’ I love this description. You’ve got to visit. Here’s a little sampling.
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With the thoughts of tomorrow…
That may never actually come…
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Quit carrying that baggage of guilt
it ain’t gonna buy you redemption.
Quit holding on to other people’s criticism
they have their own issues to deal with and ain’t perfect themselves.
Quit seeing yourself as not enough
nobody else can be you or as enough as you
Quit comparing yourself to others
your goal is to compete with yourself and be better than you were yesterday.
Quit bemoaning what yesterday could have been, it’s gone!
Look up to today and make it the damn best that you can.
Quit worrying about the future
when you are not done with admiring the present.
Quit holding on to your expectation of others,
it doesn’t belong to you and letting go will bring you peace.
Remember that though we are in this life together, your track belongs solely to you.
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