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My Prayer to the World

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer

 

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.

 

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

 

“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives”.  – Newell D. Hillis.

Just when, we thought the COVID-19 pandemic was under control. The world has just been hit with a second wave and more potent strain of the virus. We are told that the second wave is more contagious and very dangerous than the first one.

I have already heard about a few people that have died from it. I feel very sad and my thoughts go out to the families that have lost their loved ones. I just want to encourage all of us to take extra precaution and follow the guidelines as directed by our health authorities.

I would also like to thank our frontline health professionals for their courage, dedication and effort they are putting in to help alleviate the situation. May the good Lord continue to keep them safe.

In addition to following the guidelines as per WHO guidelines such as, wearing facial masks; keeping good hygiene by regularly washing your hands and keeping social distances when in public I encourage you to site psalm 91 on a daily basis:-

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

Conclusion

Please stay safe. Go out only when it is necessary and remember to protect yourself and your loved ones by practicing the recommended guidelines. This is no time for politicking but this is the time for the world to show unity of purpose. Together we can eliminate this pandemic. Remember the virus moves only when you move. Stay safe and God bless.

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Learn to keep your dreams alive

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Learn to Keep Your Dreams Alive

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer

 

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.

 

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

 

“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives”.  – Newell D. Hillis.

The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true.

We all have dreams, but life can be a discouragement. Life has a way of pushing our dreams backward.

We all have gone through a rough patch in our lives and this may have resulted in burying our dreams. There are various reasons why our dreams are buried. 

Some dreams are buried under bad health; some are buried under divorce and still, most people are buried with their dreams. Dr. Myles Monroe says the richest place on earth is the cemetery.

This is where you find songs that have never been sung; books that have never been written; paintings that have never been painted; businesses that have never been actualised; the buildings that have never been built and many other dreams that will never be realised.

Even though your dreams have been buried, for as long as you still have the breath of life they are still alive, I believe that God has not forgotten about them.

Your dreams may be buried but they are not dead.

I know that most of us are discouraged when we are met with adversity. But do you realise that obstacles are part of the bigger picture to help you achieve your dreams?

The adversities we face are part of the process we go through to actualise our dreams. The many obstacles that we encounter are part of the journey to achieving our dreams.

There is no success without overcoming obstacles. They say success is measured by the many obstacles that you overcome.

The fact that you have dreams does not necessarily mean that they will be achieved without hard work and persistence.

Yes, it’s very important and necessary to have dreams but that does not guarantee that you will not come across challenges. Life is full of challenges and I believe that these are meant to prepare us for a better future.

I want to let you know that it is never too late to realise your dreams. It does not matter how old you are if you awaken the dreams that God put on your heart you will surely achieve them.

The bible says I will restore the years that the locust has eaten”. God has a way of giving us back our lost time.

Do not die with your dreams, but allow God Almighty to help you share your dreams with the world.

When God created you, he put in you all the gifts and talents needed to overcome any adversity and obstacle that you may encounter on your way to achieving your goals.

He put in you the ability to change adversity into diversity; the ability to overcome obstacles.

Write Down Your Dreams

We must keep a hard copy of our dreams. Most successful people have written down their dreams.

Read goals and goal setting for more details. There is a saying that when you write down your dreams when people read them, they will most likely follow them and this will eventually help you realise them even more quickly.

Writing down our dreams also acts as a constant reminder to us. Every so often it is important to refer back to them and constantly remind ourselves of what we want to achieve.

Believe me, it is not easy to commit to something we have not written down. Regularly review your progress and make improvements. This can only be done if you have written them down.

I have developed a habit of writing down what I want to achieve. Every year I make resolutions and set out goals to be achieved.

I make sure that they conform to the bigger picture of what my life’s intended purpose is.

Life is becoming more bearable for me as each day I focus on what I want to achieve. Yes, sometimes I find myself fire fighting. But I always try as much as possible to learn from fire fighting instances.

Sometimes we may feel that there are too many setbacks, but do you realise that those same “setbacks” are “setups” to achieving our dreams?

They propel you to see beyond the current circumstances. In every bad situation, there is always something positive.

We may not understand it but I think God does not let us go through the storm alone. He always provides a way where there seems to be no way. 

God is always with us and he is always providing guidance. The currents that determine our dreams and shape our lives, flow from the attitudes that we nurture every day.

Speak Life to Every Dead Situation

There is power in your tongue. What you say usually comes to pass. Remember that even during creation the Bible tells us in Genesis that every time God spoke: “it came to be”.

For example on the first day of creation God said “let there be light” and here we are today, we have light throughout the day.

All through creation we are told God said whatever he wanted to see and that is what came out and was created.

To me, this demonstrates the power that the tongue holds. We are in our current situations mostly because of what we hold as thoughts and what we have said in the past.

In other words, we have created our situations knowingly or unknowingly.

If you go about complaining about how hard the economy is and how things are not working out for you, that is exactly what will come to pass in your life.

Have you noticed that when economists predict a rise in inflation or commodity prices that is exactly what happens around the world? And the opposite is also true.

This is equally true even with us on an individual level. When we speak positively about our life things begin to change.

Therefore, it is important that you learn to always speak positive words of encouragement when faced with negative situations.

One source of encouragement is the Bible. God has promised us so many good things even when we are faced with adversities.

If you are sick, begin to claim your healing because the bible promises us good health and long life. “With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation” – the Bible.

It may take time but every time you speak healing to your body you unbury your dreams of being healthy again.

Begin to see yourself walking and living your dreams because God promised it. Speak positive affirmations to all negative situations in your life.

Yes, you may be struggling financially but remember that God promised that he shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory. Not some, but all of them.

Trust in God

Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name” – the Bible.

At the end of the day, we are all created by God in his image and likeness.

It’s like when we buy an appliance, the first thing we do is read the user’s manual and understand how the new appliance works and what its limitations are.

The mere fact that we take time to read what the manufacturer’s manual says, we are placing our trust in the manufacturer because they are the creators of that appliance.

We are acknowledging that the manufacturer knows the appliance better than us and gives us instructions on how to use it.

I think it’s the same with us as human beings. If we live trusting God he surely does not let us down. Yes, sometimes things may not go as we want them, but God Almighty knows what’s best for us.

All things work out for the better if we put our trust in God.

Over the years I have learned to trust God. There are times when I feel that he is far away from me but my plans are not his.

I know for sure that he has much much better plans for my life than I can imagine. I try as much as possible to live my life according to his plans. 

The fact that am still alive is testimony enough that God cares about me. You may not realise it but we all have many things to thank God for.

If it’s wealth, I believe that this world has more than enough to round for all the 6 billion + inhabitants.

Most of the time we find ourselves on the wrong end because we ignore what God is telling us, and usually, this is done out of selfish motives.

There is a time I learned the hard way. I was trying to grow some tomatoes on a large scale for sale.

God had clearly told me to do my own seedlings, this would have meant that I plant the seeds and wait for at least a month before transplanting them, but instead, I decided to go and buy the seedlings. I was trying to cut down on waiting time.

They started very well and I thought you see I could have wasted time. My my my I lost everything after putting in so much effort and wasting money on fertilisers and chemicals.

By the time I decided to do what God had earlier told me it was too late and the rains were upon us. I guess God was trying to guide me to work within his plans.

Conclusion

We should show our lives not as it is or how it ought to be, but only as we see it in our dreams” – Count Leo Tolstoy.

I believe that every reasonable human being has a dream, in fact, many dreams.

The difference between successful people and average people is that successful people have kept their dreams alive and are seriously perusing them.

If you are reading this article I know that you have dreams, it is my prayer and hope that you will ask God to not allow you to go to the grave without realising them.

I also hope and trust that you have found this article useful and that it has helped stir up your long-buried dreams.

Have a blessed day and go and realise your dreams always remember to “standout tall and be counted”. Revised on 06/03/2021.

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