Gratitude makes us happier; it strengthens relationships, improves health, reduces stress, and, in general, makes us happier! Even if you aren't feeling particularly cheerful, don’t let your feelings stop you from giving thanks to God.
There is still much to be thankful for, if we only look around us with open eyes and hearts. Here are some ways you can cultivate gratitude and make it a part of your life.
Pause during your busy schedule to notice your day-to-day world from a point of gratitude and be amazed at all the goodness we take for granted. Birds, trees, fresh air, nature are all reasons to be grateful
Gratitude helps us see our situation in a way that can eliminate hopelessness and opens up our thinking to new solutions. Gratitude is a skill and like any skill worth having, it requires practice. The benefits of practicing gratitude can be life changing.
Now is a good time to be grateful! Not grateful for our problems and challenges but grateful in-spite of the...
There is still so much to be thankful for, if we only look around us with open eyes and hearts.
Gratitude doesn’t come to us naturally and our natural tendency is to complain and focus on what isn’t working.
It takes great discipline to remain grateful especially if things are not going as well as you expect. Things could be worse!
There is always something to be grateful for, so take some time now to come up with a gratitude list.
Even if you aren't feeling particularly cheerful, don’t let your feelings stop you from giving thanks to God.
Some key reasons why you have to be grateful :
Be thankful for your life. Life is a gift, so many others didn’t make it this far. Where there is life, there is hope! Be thankful for your family and friends. Everyone around you that loves you is another reason for gratitude
Be thankful for food, clothes & shelter. Don’t be tempted to overlook the ‘little’ things, remember that these for many is an unaffordable luxury.
When you are organized and have a habit of planning ahead, you would be able to minimize all the interruptions. Your ability to achieve greatness in life may depend on the discipline with which you manage your time.
The importance of planning cannot be overemphasized, as the popular saying goes, “When you fail to plan, you have planned to fail.” You can’t really attain greatness without making proper planning and organization a personal culture.
We have so much to do at any given time and it could be very overwhelming if we don’t learn proper organization. When we fail to plan, we end up not maximizing our opportunities and potentials.
Luke 14:28 talks about counting the cost before building a house. This also applies to personal goals. It is so important for you to plan and take stock of what you are about to do.
Plan your day, plan your week. As you are able, plan ahead through the year. Sometimes, unavoidable interruptions by way of phone calls, SMS, emails & visits come in the c...
It is a known fact and reality that this year is running to an end so quickly and it seems like nothing is working for you or coming through for you, you may have put in a lot of effort into your work, relationships and service in general but feel the rewards are slow in coming, I encourage you to step out from that cloud of dissatisfaction and near depression!
The Bible in Hebrews 6: 9-10 tells us that God would never forget our work and labor of love when we serve Him and others. If you believe Gods word, rest and be reassured that your reward is on the way.
Negative circumstances and broken expectations may sometimes make life seem unfair.
God is bringing something new out of you, a beauty and a blessing that will over shadow past pain and struggles.
You may experience opposition but you must press on with God. He never fails!
Here are some important attitudes to imbibe as you trust God for an end to struggles in your life. Ask God for grace to forgive those who have hurt you.
Godly values may seem 'old school' and sound 'old fashioned' but are timeless and are the only way to a successful life. Share your faith and teach the young people around you Biblical principles from an early age.
A lot of the rot we see in the world today can be traced back to dysfunctional family systems. Be a praying parent. It is a joy when your children can share prayer points and testimonies with you.
Be open to discussing and talking about the issues in their lives. Don’t assume you know what they know or don’t know, especially with the evil going on in the media and on the internet.
Be a prayerful and watchful parent or guardian. Be an active part of your children or wards' lives and growth. Talk to your child before he or she begins to encounter evils such as pornography. Have those conversations upfront.
We as adults should model Godly behavior and values such as integrity and delayed gratification to our children. Don’t take a one-size fits all approach to parenting,...
Finally, Jesus asked that when He returns, would He find faith upon the earth? Many times it is when we have come to the end of the road that we demonstrate our faith in God.
Don’t wait till you are at the end of your rope to express aggressive faith.
Say to yourself daily, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”!, Draw strength from Him to do all He has purposed for you to do.
Do not worry because when you worry, it means you do not truly believe God is able to help you.
I encourage you, have faith in Him. Do not doubt His promise to you..The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God, this means that you should not expect to receive anything from God without faith in Him and His word. Your faith may be as small as a mustard seed, but it can still cause God to act on your behalf or give you whatever you need. Jesus told His disciples that with even very little faith, we can move mountains and achieve the seemingly impossible. Jesus was amazed by the persi...
The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God, this means that you should not expect to receive anything from God without faith in Him and His word.
Your faith may be as small as a mustard seed, but it can still cause God to act on your behalf or give you whatever you need. Jesus told His disciples that with even very little faith, we can move mountains and achieve the seemingly impossible.
Jesus was amazed by the persistent faith of Bartimaeus who persistently called out to Jesus till he got his healing. The Canaanite woman who was willing to ‘settle for the crumbs’ just to see her demon-possessed daughter healed.
In the Old Testament, Abraham and his wife were promised a son and they waited for many years before the promise came to pass. Abraham’s faith and absolute obedience even to the instruction to sacrifice Issac amazed and delighted God. So much so that God swore by Himself and pronounced blessings upon Abraham and his descendants forever. God also declared Abra...
The first step to walking in victory is to know what is yours by virtue of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection! There is a great promise reserved for you as a believer of this finished work if you will rise up and grow into it. Victory is in you.
God has finished everything and it depends on you to appropriate this victory into your life and circumstances. When you gave your life to Christ, you were seated in heavenly places far above principalities and powers.
Many believers today still carry a constant fear of tomorrow and uncertainty as to what God’s plan for them really is, because of this fear and uncertainty, they are easily deceived by the lies of the enemy and negative circumstances.
As you settle into the knowledge of your status in God, you will walk with confidence and clarity of purpose. Stop running from pillar to post rather take your place in the inheritance God obtained for you even before you were conceived.
How can a woman cope as a life giver with parents to care for, children to nurture, a husband to help and support, a career to attend to and a business to grow? Knowing that all these are to flourish simultaneously in our hands, Women surely need courage.
God would have you know that you cannot go at it alone. You need His help and strength. He will bless and empower you to succeed on all fronts if you depend on Him.
The average woman is loaded with responsibilities and the weight of people’s expectations of her. The society expects so much from women because God ordained us as life-givers.
That’s what ‘Eve’, the name of the first woman means.. ‘Life-Giver’ so every woman should see herself from this perspective. Whether single or married, whatever your age understand that you are a life-giver by divine ordination.
Woman, you're graced for your race.
Realize that there is no way you can accomplish all you have been encumbered with in your own strength or ability. We need God’s wisdom, disci...
A healthy self esteem is having a proper sense of personal worth and value.
Mental and emotional health is a big part of a healthy esteem. How healthy are you mentally and emotionally? A healthy self esteem is crucial to proper decision making, unlocking your destiny and fulfilling purpose.
God made you beautiful and He made you to be a reflection of His image. God declared that you are ‘good’ when He made you. Unfortunately, the environment , people or negative circumstances may sometimes make us feel less capable, resulting in a low self worth, but keep building your self confidence.
Negative words spoken by authority figures, abuse or lack may have eroded your self- esteem but God is set to restore you.
Self-esteem is your assessment of yourself relative to your surroundings and circumstances. A poor self esteem means judging yourself as less capable or valuable than you are.
In the Bible, God told Moses to send out men to spy the beautiful land of Canaan which He had promised them. Lat...