Sunday, 15 January 2017

Always A Lesson To Learn

Amidst all the things that took place last year I inadvertently learnt the most from Donald Trump. 
A lot of what he had to say infuriated me and if I am honest, it took serious will power not to get offended by him, as he stands for a lot of what I stand aganist. Nonetheless, his offence could potentially block the flow of love in me, and without love, I am nothing. 

Side Note: [I am learning that walking in love with people; particularly those that are the hardest to love, is one of the most important decisions I can make and I employ you to do the same. It gives you an overwhelming liberating peace that noone can take away].

Nevertheless, a wise man once said "do not overlook any opportunity to learn, especially when things do not make sense. There is always a lesson in the difficult and different circumstances of life", and learning have I done.

For me 2016 marked a vivid shift in how I viewed the world. It showed me that we must not always confine our thoughts to what we can see or how things have always conventionally been done. There must always be scope for change or change will force it's way through regardless.

I picked up a couple of valuable lessons from the campaign and victory of Mr. Trump, and being that this week is the start to his inauguration, I cannot think of a better time to share some of them with you.

Have a fabulous week and let me know your thought on the video below:

**This article/ video does NOT condone Trump, his actions or what he has said or is saying**

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Am I starting this year off on the wrong foot?

...My stance this year is not due to lack of planning or thinking, neither am I encouraging inactivity. I am also not advocating you go through life with no direction, plan, purpose or desire to improve yourself.
I just feel that I need to start doing things for the right reasons and not just for the sake of it. I have found that if I have not specifically been lead of God to take a particular route or start something, then it often fizzles out as quickly as it started.

The reason we often fail miserably at resolutions is that we like the potential outcome the idea poses, but we do not like the process or change required to getting there. If the truth be told, all too often that change is just too big of a requirement on our current lifestyle.

You may have dreams and aspirations, but the timing to execute them may not necessarily be now. I am steadily realising that there is often a lot of learning and plenty of prep that is necessary before I am anywhere near ready, which is also true of some of the biblical examples before me.  
That is why I am applying the same principles of planning ahead and taking time out before I embark upon any new project (resolution).

There are things that I am doing now, that I know I could not have done a couple of years before. A lot of growing has happened in between and I have changed in the process. This in turn has helped build me up to the state where I can handle the challenges that come with that particular task. In the same line, there are things that I am not ready for now, but I know I will be in the future.

Hence forth, if the conviction and passion to see change through is not there, then I am not going to do it.

So take heart, hold on, be patient and take each season and phase as it comes.
DO NOT look around and compare your progress or activity to others, because that is the quickest way to get distracted from your course.

Watch this video with an open heart and I hope you understand where I am coming from.

Click the link below to watch my video and feel free to let me know what your thoughts are on this topic.

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