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THE LIVING THERAPY; DO YOU WANT TO LIVE LONG OR DIE LONG BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

THE LIVING THERAPY; DO YOU WANT TO LIVE LONG OR DIE LONG BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

“Death isn’t the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies in us while we live”.- Norman Cousins

If I’m asked; “at what age do people really die more?”, I will say; “between the age of 20 to 30 but are buried later at old age”.

Many started dying at the teenage age between the transition to adulthood where they experience being left in the coma of indecision, peer pressure, wrong counsels, poor parenting and negative influences.

Very few are actually resuscitated from this coma as they have the chance to live again and get things right while others are left in this disheartening condition till they finally get to meet a blow that would finally take life from them.

Their eyes stopped working the day they lost their vision, their heart stopped pumping immediately they lost their passion; their Central Nervous System started having complications when they can’t trace their ambitions and harness their potentials.

Of what use is a life if he doesn’t understand the time he is living in?

Of what use is a life who has lost the purpose of existence?

Of what use is a life who has no sense of relevance and whose absence is not felt?

As I walk from house to house, across the streets, visit communities and graced events, I have seen a great company of dead cadavers who don’t know their obituaries is that image they see in the mirror when they are yet to discover purpose and do the necessaries in being who God has made them.

Some have given in to embalmment processes of trying to prosper out of their purpose or shortchanged their desires with something just to make a living. The real sense of their lives has been taken away from them and ignorance has been the epidemy of this alarming death rate.

So disappointing today that many organizations some folks found themselves have become their mortuaries, some jobs have become cemeteries while some seemingly attractive opportunities have given many the privilege to attend their own funeral. The undertakers carrying their caskets are their so called “friends”.

Many died because they didn’t survive the accident of their nation’s economic situations, wrong spouse, negative influences, disappointment, choice of wrong carreer and so on. Some were given death sentences by the people around them while others by their hands made decisions to take life from themselves.

I believe some people don’t have to be addressed as “late” after they are buried because their legacies still out live them. I also feel the use of “late” for a deceased means, “the individual is dead for long but late to be buried”.

Men like Myles Munroe, Billy Graham aren’t late because their legacies live on while those individuals who died with their potentials untapped died earlier before they are buried.

Not everyone who died at age later than 70 lived long if they don’t fulfill purpose. It is better to say they “died long”.

A man starts dying the day when his purpose, passion and potentials can’t find expression. Are you among the living on this prospect? Do you want to live long or die long? Do you want to be addressed as late after your demised on earth?

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ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE BY WARI EKI

ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE BY WARI EKI

(John 10:9-10)

“Enjoying Everyday Life” is the title of a television series by Joyce Meyer where she teaches people how to make their everyday lives better by applying biblical principles. The phrase is one that has always struck me, and I feel sad that a lot of people, Christians especially, are not enjoying their everyday lives and do not even understand exactly what it means.

A lot of Christians have the belief that we are just to endure and bear this world, merely marking time till we can get to heaven and then we will begin to enjoy. They go through life with their Bible in their hands, a frown on their face and sadness in their hearts. They see the concept of “enjoyment” as a sin, and shun everything that might give them pleasure. They say things like, “this world is not my home, I am merely passing through” while ignoring all the things that God has freely placed around them for their pleasure.

God made us with the ability to feel delighted, so If the ability to experience a particular pleasure is God-given, and the way and time it is enjoyed is God-approved, then there is no harm in doing so. The problem comes when we are focused on enjoying our lives and make that more important than loving and serving God, or when the things that bring us pleasure are contrary to His Word and do not bring glory to His name.

John 10:9 says, “I am the door; anyone who enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out freely, and will find pasture”

This verse assures all those those who are genuinely saved that they will find pasture, and then verse 10 goes on to say, “…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (AMPC).

I believe that Christians are supposed to be among the happiest people on earth, because inside of us is the very source of love and joy and peace, and The Bible is full of promises about how our lives are meant to be; verses upon verses about how God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or think, how He has wonderful plans for our futures, how all things will always work together for our good as long as we love Him.

We need only look at the verses to realize that God very much intends for us to enjoy and appreciate our everyday lives even here on Earth.

We need to come to the understanding that it is God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment (1 Tim 6:17), so as children of God let us let go of the stigma that we have placed on the word “enjoyment”, and embrace the abundant, fulfilling, joyous life that is ours by virtue of our standing with Christ.

SO YOU WANT TO QUIT BECAUSE IS DIFFICULT? BY Dr. BIEN SUFFICIENT

SO YOU WANT TO QUIT BECAUSE IS DIFFICULT? BY Dr. BIEN SUFFICIENT

Life is not a bed of roses without its challenges. Everyone you see and admire today had to overcome one challenge or the other. Those who become success do not bow in the face of challenges. They are not quitters but fighters, they fight through it all. They are the ones that will always find a way where there seems to be no way. They do not take no for an answer.

I have made it my life goal and decision to never quit. That is one thing that can give you an edge over others. Stigability! Your ability to stand strong in the face of life Challenges and fight through it till you win its what will decide who you become in life and in the society at large.

If you want to make it a habit to quit at the face of every difficult situation, let it be known to you that you are signing a contract with failure. You are mortgaging your destiny and preparing yourself to be a nobody in the society. It is better to pay the price today for the better life you desire tomorrow.

Nothing good they say comes easily. If that is the case and you are shying away from everything that is not easy, it simply means, you are not going to get anything good. That something is difficult does not mean it cannot be done. Instead of finding one thousand reasons why it cannot be done, find one reason why it can be done.

When you fight your battles without quitting, it helps to mold you to a better person. You develop a stronger personality with strong muscles to face life squarely and win. Do not let the fear of failure cripple you from starting. Get to work on yourself and push through it.

You will win if you do not quit. Quitting should never be an option for you. The moment you do not have it as an option, your mind will get to work to provide you with the necessary ideas you will need to overcome or able you to do the task ahead of you.

When you quit, you let your brain shoot down. But when you continue to push, you open up your brain to tremendous creative ideas that will move you from one level to the other. Those who learn not to give up in difficult situations and circumstances in life are those who we celebrate because they will eventually win.

Don’t say it is impossible when you have not giving it your all. Don’t give up because you think you have done your best without a solution. Sometimes what will call our best is not good enough. If need be, seek for help but don’t give up. Ask for advice, ask for direction, ask for strategy from others but never give up or give in.

Know this, anything that has been done in life before is doable. It definitely might not be easy but if you stay committed to your dream, you will surely bring it to pass. See you on top.

ANGELIC KEYS OF ACTION BY OLAWADE JAMES.

ANGELIC KEYS OF ACTION BY OLAWADE JAMES.

As a counsellor I will like to give you some breaking limits advices, they are angelic keys of actions you will use to find strength when things seems wrong.

Firstly, Fully accept the reality of what is.

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Life spins with unexpected changes every hour,you can attest to this ursef by our life experience over the years; so instead of avoiding it, take every change and experience as a challenge for growth. Either it will give you what you want or it will teach you what the next step is.

Secondly, Remind yourself that everything in life is temporary.

Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you get hurt, you heal. After darkness there is always light,you are reminded of this every morning, but still you often forget, and instead choose to believe that the night will go on forever. It won’t. Nothing lasts.

So if things are good right now, enjoy it. It won’t last forever. If things are bad, don’t worry because it won’t last forever either. Just because life isn’t easy at the moment, doesn’t mean you can’t laugh. Just because something is bothering you, doesn’t mean you can’t smile. Every moment gives you a new beginning and a new ending. You get a second chance, every second. You just have to take it and make the best of it.

Thirdly, Push yourself to take another step, and another, no matter what.

After studying the lives of many successful people , I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful people from everyone else is pure perseverance. In a culture that seeks quick results, we must learn the beauty of effort, patience and perseverance. Be strong, present and steadfast.

The most beautiful smiles are usually the ones that struggled through the tears. Because breakdowns often lead to breakthroughs in the end. Every mistake, heartbreak and loss contains its own solution, its own subtle lesson on how to improve your performance and outcome next time. Thus, the most reliable way to predict the future is to create it yourself. Participate in life today instead of just watching it pass you by. Don’t let the few things that are out of your control interfere with the infinite assortment of things you can control.

The truth is we all lose sometimes. The greater truth is that no single loss ever defines us. Learn from your trials. Grow wiser. Press on.

In the end, good things don’t come to those who wait; good things come to those who are patient… while working hard, through good times and bad, for what they want most in life. It’s about courage. It’s about being scared to death and then taking the next step anyway.

Fourthly, Focus on making tiny fixes.

Don’t build mountains in your mind. Don’t try to conquer the world all at once. When you seek instant gratification (big, quick fixes) you make life unnecessarily painful and frustrating. When you choose instead to treat each moment as an opportunity to make a tiny, positive investment in yourself, the rewards come naturally.

When everything is broken, it’s easy to find plenty of little things you can fix. When nothing seems to be going right, even the most fundamental positive effort can make a significant difference.

Small steps, little leaps, and tiny fixes (very small repetitive changes) every day will get you there, through thick and thin.

Furthermore, I want you to Look for something small to appreciate.

You may not have what you want, and you may be very hurt, but you still have more than enough to appreciate right now . Epicurus once said, “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Meditate on this quote when life seems unfair.

At the end of the day, it’s not happiness that makes us thankful, but thankfulness that makes us happy. Showing appreciation for the good things you have is the most powerful happiness boosting activity there is.

Lastly, Give yourself the extra attention you need and deserve.

It’s not your job to change who you are in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. You are worthwhile. Not because other people think you are, but because you are breathing your own air, and therefore you matter. Your thoughts matter. Your feelings matter. Your voice matters. And with or without anyone’s approval or permission, you must be who you are and live your truth. Even if it makes people turn their heads. Even if it makes them uncomfortable. Even if they choose to leave.

Refuse to shrink. Choose to take up lot of space in your own life. Choose to give yourself permission to meet your own needs. Choose to honor your feelings and emotions. Choose to make self-care a top priority…

I can tell you from my own life experience that life is a wild ride. I’ve found happiness, lost it, found it, lost it and then I found it once again. But each time what I found was more incredible than the last.

So remember that everyone suffers in life at some point. Everyone feels lost sometimes. The key is using your experiences to grow, inch by inch. When you apply what you’re learning to your future choices and actions, you move forward not backward. You become stronger and wiser. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it in the end.

There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone.

Any time any day, if you are broken down, I WILL ALWAYS help your boat across to reach your own shore.

DON’T GIVE UP: DON’T BLOW THE WHISTLE YOURSELF BY ADEBAYO ISMAEEL OLAMILEKAN

DON’T GIVE UP: DON’T BLOW THE WHISTLE YOURSELF BY ADEBAYO ISMAEEL OLAMILEKAN

I watched a local football match in a school playing ground. As I sat down, I asked one of the boys what the score was.

With a smile, he replied; “They are leading us 3-0” !

And I said, REALLY!!

I have to say you don’t look discouraged.

“Discouraged?” the boy asked with a puzzled look …

Why should I be discouraged when the referee has not blown the final whistle?

I have confidence in the team and the managers; We shall definitely overcome!

Truly, the match ended 5-4 in favor of the boy’s team!

He waved at me gently, with a beautiful smile as he left; I was amazed, mouth wide open; Such confidence; Such beautiful faith;

As I got back home that night, his question kept coming back to me:

“Why should I be discouraged when the referee has not blown the final whistle?”

Life is like a game.

Why should you be discouraged when The Almighty God is your manager? Why should you be discouraged, when there’s still life? Why should you be discouraged when your final whistle has not sounded? The truth is that many people blow the final whistle themselves;

But as long as there is life , nothing is impossible and it is never too late for you.

(Impossible is just an opinion. Believe in Infinity)

Half time is not full time and HIS calendar for your life is not man’s calendar.

Don’t blow the whistle yourself.

BE ENCOURAGED! DON’T GIVE UP.

With God all things are still possible!”

# NeverEverGiveUp #.

WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR? BY OLAWADE DAVID B.

WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR? BY OLAWADE DAVID B.

YOU CAN’T BE IDLE

If you don’t want to spend your time in fulfilling God’s purpose for your life, you would definitely spend your time on something fruitless.

DON’T BE AN IDOLATER

If you don’t give your life to Jesus, who is your creator and savior, you would give your life to something else which would be a an idol in the sight of God.

DONT SHUN OR NEGLECT WHAT MATTERS TO GOD

If you don’t make your life an investment for eternity, you will use it for something that will make you miss heaven and grant you a ticket to hell.

DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE CONTROLLED BY OTHERS BY Dr. BIEN SUFFICIENT

DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE CONTROLLED BY OTHERS BY Dr. BIEN SUFFICIENT

We are living in a time when everybody seems to have a say and an opinion about the life of another person without even knowing them or having facts.

They have an opinion on what they think you should do and how you should do it in order to be accepted. Anything other than what they think you should do, is automatically wrong as you are expected to live by the status quo.

People talk more this days than they can even think.

My dear friend, do not be carried away by what everyone have to say about your life, that you forget who you are. Do not allow the opinions of others weigh you down or place a limitation on you. Always live in the consciousness of your uniqueness.

If you want to know who you are, if you want to know what to do, then go to the bible you will find all your answers. Look deep down within you in silence and in the serenity of your mind and you will surely discover who you truly are and what you are to do.

Be careful of those you take advice from. If you must take advice from someone, let it be those who have knowledge and a track record to show for the advice they are giving you. Like my popular saying goes, don’t tell me what you know, but show me what you have done with what you know. If you have no result then you are not qualified to advice me. It’s not pride, it’s called being reasonable, careful and watchful in a world filled with too many wrong informations.

Learn from everyone, but don’t follow everyone. In order words be a good student and not a follower. Think critically and let your decisions come from your own convictions and not from what others say. Develop yourself and have a mind of your own. Don’t let anyone manipulate you with empty words.

Above all build a personal relationship with God, seek to know God for yourself. Stop running from one pastor, bishop, prophet to the other. Learn to pray and seek God by yourself. Those that are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. So says the scriptures. It didn’t say those that are led by pastors, bishops and prophets. I’m l against having a pastor? No, I am rather against letting your pastor take the place of God in your life.

Do not be deceived by thus says thy Lord. If your Spirit do not confirm it, if it’s not in line with the word of God then is not from God. Study and endeavour to stay up to date with the happenings around you and in the world. Be a good soldier of Christ. Always be on the alert!

Finally my brethren! Be watchful of who you tell your problems and life situations. Not everyone is qualified to be a friend, even though you must be friendly to all. Learn to talk less, listen more and you will safe yourself from unnecessary headache. Beware of time wasters. Those who do not have any constructive idea but are full of gossip and rumours. Run away from them if you want to be successful for TIME IS LIFE!!!

Always remember to stay in charge of your life. You and you alone will give account of what you did with your life to God. Your Pastor, Bishop, Prophet, Father, Mother, siblings, relatives, friends and colleagues will not answer for you. Therefore live your life to the fullest from your own conviction given to you by God.

I WILL RATHER WALK ON THE PATH OF TRUTH ALONE THAN TO FOLLOW THE CROWD IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.