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You must rebel against the prophets of doom.

Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him even more.

Genesis 37:5.

In your journey of life, you’ll encounter prophets of doom. They think they know how your tomorrow will look based on your past and present.

Maybe what they’re seeing and saying is true but they won’t help you walk your journey. They don’t determine your future either, God does. He will finish the good work He began in you.

You can’t let your purpose and dreams be thwarted by what people are saying about your past and today. Nor can you give up and start wallowing in the muck and ashes of yesterday’s mistakes. Ha, no.

You cannot compromise with the past, otherwise, you’re going to recreate the past you so much detest instead of creating the glorious future you so much anticipated. You can’t bow down to the noises you’re hearing.

Your progress isn’t going to be determined by the predictions of naysayers. Like Joseph, you must ignore these noises of doom and tread confidently on your pathway toward your God-given inheritance. Amen!

Stay blessed!

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Forgive others

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Matthew 6:14–15.

Forgiving others for the hurts and pain they inflicted on us is difficult. However, it becomes easy when we acknowledge that we are all frail and fallible creatures.

It is this realization that makes us apologize first for what we did to them, then forgive them for what they did to us.

Forgiveness will liberate us from loads of resentment. Bitterness. Blame. Hatred… we don’t need to carry heavy burdens in our hearts. We don’t need to let them occupy the room of joy and peace in our hearts.

Are you carrying the burden of unforgiveness in your heart? What if you make a conscious choice to forgive. It isn’t too late. If you forgive, God will also forgive you. Amen!

Stay blessed!

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Is success making you or it is breaking you?

True success should be an opportunity to grow with others.

Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

1 Timothy 6:17-19.

Will success make or destroy us? Will getting everything we ever wished for substantiate our virtues or enable our vices to blossom?

When some people reach the pinnacle of success, they maintain sobriety and contentment. Others take success as an opportunity to blow the trumpet about how superior they are, so they start looking down on others. They brag about and show off their success.

However, success should make us better—more empathetic, compassionate and principled. It shouldn’t solicit compromises we would have earlier found inappropriate. It shouldn’t cause us to ignore or forget our friends and fall short of our values and God’s grace.

True success shouldn’t be a chance to curtail the progress of others, it should be an opportunity to grow with them. It shouldn’t be an excuse to mislead yourself and others into retrogression. 

Success reveals who we truly are — our personality. Who we are, determines what we’ll do when we reach the height. Don’t wait to reach the top to be a nice person. 

Always maintain humility and when you reach the top, never forget where you came from — the ground. Because no matter how high we have flown, we will all descend to the place of our origin and become part of the very same fabric we’re made of. Earth.

Ask yourself: who are you in reality? Will people admire what the success you aspire or you’re building will convey?.

Stay blessed!