We all have those times when doing the wrong things feels so right. And you got to ask yourself is it worth it. Have strong principles in your life to fall back on .
Food, Food, Food.
Food is so delicious.
My mouth becomes watery.
I drool at the sight of food.
I know all kinds of food.
Food that taste good
Food that taste amazing
And the food that taste terrible.
Oh Food, Food, Food.
It comes in all shapes and sizes.
It lifts you up when you’re down.
It comforts you when you’re alone.
But we have so much to choose from.
Do I go with chocolate or ice- cream?
Steak or ribs?
Chicken or beef stew?
Vegetables or fruits?
Pap or rice?
We all have favourites.
A favourite that!
A favourite person!
Favouritism is all and well.
Except people favour.
Favour discriminates people.
Favour shows prejudice.
Having favourites made me a judge.
People put on the stand.
Choice put in my hands
Who I like and who I don’t.
My choice has consequences.
Whom shall I choose?
The answer is neither!
This was inspired by the book of James in the 2nd chapter, where Paul speaks of favouritism. He says that we as Christians should not show favouritism to anyone be it the rich or the poor. A comparison of this would be between, high politician and an everyday working class person. To bring it down to our levels in today’s world, we all have our favourite people. And we would say “this or that person is my favourite person” to others. I know I have. I’m guilty as charged. And it’s okay to have close friends or even best friends but we should be objective when it comes to making decisions. Even if it means choosing between the side of your best friend and someone you barely know. Favouritism in the church of Christ can cause division. Many people have been hurt in their families by the statements that parents make when they say “this is my favourite child” in a family which has more than one child. We don’t want that. Let’s leave the Judge which is Christ to judge not us, because we are definitely not qualified.
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Vision is everything.Do you have your own vision? What are your goal and life aspirations? Does your capability or mindset to fulfill your vision limit you? What fuels your vision? Or should I say who fuels your vision? This are some of the important questions we need to and ourselves.
We need faith and trust in God, to get too the finish line. That in simply doing that, we are already done 90% of the work. Some of the dreams and disorders that we want may be from God and put deep in our hearts and we may think that your own vision you want apart from Him. We need to persevere through the trails and challenges that will come.
Dream big ! Dream to your hearts content, but remember that your action of today bring you one step closer to making your dream a reality. You may want to be a doctor, a wealthy business man or maybe an actor. Keep in mind that the present is your launching pad to your future. This is something that I learned today😀😊😀
What is your vision?
Where do you envision for yourself in the future, whether short term or long term?
We all need to vent to blow off some steam. Life is not always easy and is full of complication, challenges and problems that we all have to face everyday.
A good friend of mine one said to me “Kindness it does not always mean when I say something to you, I want advice or the works but just to get something of my chest”. Than it hit me we all need that be it writing on a blank page your deepest raw emotions or be it painting art work that depicts your truest self .
For many of us we have our friends. Well that what there are there for right. But things never turn out the way you want , if we can get them to keep quite a bit more and listen or agree with what you say at that time no matter how wrong you where.
If you keep something long enough on the inside it will eventually explode and you would not want that happening in the wrong place. So when you feel the kettle is reaching boiling point. It about time to find that person to vent too, if that fails pic up a pen and just write or screaming could work for you too. You never know.
How do you vent ?
In a country far far away lived two young carpenters, they were the best throughout the country side well known for their flawless craft of making the best furniture throughout the kingdom.
But one day the king Pandelani happened to be in the small little town of Kando where there would be celebrating a 100 years of peace in a years’ time. And the king was planning to do something great for his people, he was looking for something so great to symbolize that day, something that would be in-grave in the hearts of his people forever.
Just before the great celebration the king dressed up as a civilian in disguise and went job haunting in searching for a carpenter who had the skill he was looking for in order to build something for his people. So he happened to find two carpenters, their names was Joseph and Nick.
The king then requested the services of this two gentlemen to build him a chair, he planned on testing them, having heard of the great reputation they had around the village from the people. It happens to be that Joseph and Nick had many work to do that week.
Joseph decided to quickly rush through the work and only did things half its quality, all his work was not as great. When the king received his chair was not as happy to see the chair he had, had made.
The king than went to the second carpenter Nick he too was busy with lots of work from the orders his other clients placed. But Nick was elegant and never rushed when he was carpeting. He saw it as more than a job but an art which brought his joy. He told the king that he would have to wait he would be done in three weeks.
So carpenter Nick went to work, when he was done with all his client work got to the King’s request. He spent the whole five days working on the chair day in and day out. To the carpenter it was not just a chair that was just made to sit on, but to also be the most beautiful chair in the room, strong and able to carry heavy weight on it.
After the carpenter was done he called the civilian who was the kind to come collect the chair. When the king arrived he looked at the chair and there came a smile on his face, never had he seen a chair like the carpenter chair.
The king said to Nick `How was it you were able to create such a good chair’ then the carpenter answered and told him that he loves what he does and with each job he gets he takes his time to build the best quality work and enjoying it at same time.
The king than revealed his identity after hearing this and said to young carpenter Nick. I have come here looking for a men who will build me the most beautiful palace in all known kingdom all that you would need is in your hands, but for now you will build my people for the celebration a church in honor of the fallen and so they may rejoice for the living.
The carpenter, Nick was known all over the kingdoms. He was well known for his great carpeting skills and work, some say he was greatest carpenters of the century. Joseph the other carpenter was just as talented and passionate as Nick but great opportunity passed him because he did not put in all his best afford to what he was doing, what is your gift or talent that you good at or your dream your striving to achieve, are you Joseph or Nick? Do we have to change our mind-set and work and sharpen your skills so we can be like Nick one day who through hard work and dedication became the best carpenter.
[parable of the talents Matthew 25:14-30. No matter how small of a gift r talent you may thing you have multiply it and grow it.]
You may know his name.
His body was brutalized and left for dead.
His hand were nailed on the cross.
His feet bind together and nailed.
The anguish he felt as his flesh
Was torn apart from his body.
He paid the highest price, of all.
For only He could satisfy the law.
The law stood against God
It was met for good and for
The betterment of all.
But it to imprison us.
To death and sin, for we could
Not pay the price it demand.
For we fall short.
Never seeming able to do enough
After the cross He rose
Back to life by His Spirit
He told me that He also gave
You this Spirit, whom broke
the hold of death.
Liberated and set free and set apart
My flesh a living sacrifice
My spirit revived within
Death no longer reigns in me.
Only Peace and life.
Kindness S Roman 8/ Galation 5
There are days where I spent my days with Lazy.
He is always there asking to spend time with me.
Its hard to resist his word of relaxation and
Hours turn into days each time i’m with him.
After a while I snap out of it,
I realized time went over my heard
like I was counting sheep as slept
- sheep 2. sheep 3. sheep …
I came to realize that my friend Laziness
was not a true friend but a liar.
When reality struck, he was nowhere to be found.
I had to do my assignments, projects all the work alone.
Alone and with little too no time to spare.
I told myself that in my tomorrow,
I will make a decision.
When my friend Mr Laziness
comes for a visit .
We will find out then.
Will I invite him in or
will I ask him to turn back.
The book of the wise Proverbs, states in 10:4
“Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.”
[Student life, or having a job and family can be overwhelming at times and there are days you may feel or drop everything to do nothing all day, the solution is to manage time well to avoid being overwhelmed. It’s good to rest but don’t be lazy]