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Is it so hard to believe that God is as kind as His words. He promises and delivers, He says that we can always turn to Him when we have no where else to go and He will be there; you tell me, has He ever broken that promise? He says that when our burden is too heavy to carry, we can call on Him and He will lighten it for us; how many times has He made that burden for you easier to carry? Above all, He has given us a chance to always go back to Him even when our mistakes seem beyond reparation. How many times have you fallen to sin and felt like “this time, I’ve really gone too far, surely He will not forgive me for this” but when you turned around and called upon Him again He did not turn His face away from you but came straight to your aid.

How many times?

You yourself know the answer to that. We are always complaining on small issues. When things don’t go the way we want, we start to complain and blame others and sometimes even God. We easily forget the good we have received, the countless times HE came to us even when we didn’t deserve it. The minute one thing goes wrong we forget all of that. Take a minute and look around you. Take a minute and see all the love that surrounds you, the joy you have had in your life, the various opportunities that have “fallen'” at your feet. How many people do you think have had such pleasures?

A few days ago I was looking at myself and how I grew up. I considered our family poor. But then I looked back and I saw something different. We had clothes on our backs, shoes on our feet, food in our mouth and a roof over our heads and to top it all off, we had an education and two parents! How can I say that we were poor if all that was at our disposal? Yes, our shoes at times had holes, our clothes sometimes dirty and torn, and we might even have shared a bed amongst three of us, but we had them nonetheless. And we had the gift from God of parents who looked after us and made sure we never went to bed hungry. It wasn’t by mere chance but because God looked down on us and provided for us. Look at where we are now and I know there can’t be a reason to complain.

Sometimes things go awry and we forget for a moment the goodness we have had. But we always need to look around us and see that things could be far worse. There are people who do not have the life you have. Not even an ounce of it. God has give you so mucn more than you deserve. You  have shelter, food, clothing and yes those might be materials things but they are the most essential. Not forgeting that if you have family and friends, then you have the greatest gift ever from God- the gift of LOVE!

Take a minute and look at you. I once read somewhere of a little girl who woke up each morning and counted her blessings. If she counted seven blessings then she counted herself amongst the luckiest people alive. So why dont you wake up each morning and count your blessings. They dont even have to be seven because if you woke up to see the Lord’s new day then you already have the greatest blessing you could ask for- the gift if LIFE!

Take a look and see that the Lord has been more than good to you and simply enjoy His gift of Life to you.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Faith, Social Life, The Globe

 

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There’s Always a Choice

Some people think that life is limited on your position, in the society we live or the people that surrounds us. But those are just excuses.
Every person has a choice no matter the kind of life we live. We end up where we are because of the choises we make. If you think that you don’t have a choice and remain in the position you are, well to me that pretty much seems like a choice you just made. You choose to think you dont have a choice and therefore stay in your position. Maybe if you had taken the initiative to believe you could move from that position then things might have turned out differently for you. We all shape our own lives. Where we are today is a result of the choices we made yesterday.

We do not choose to be born in a poor family, or to be born black/white, handicapped or whole, Asian or Arab, Christian or Muslim but at the end of the day we have a choice. In spite where or who we are born as, we grow up and we see life from a different perspective, we realize the choices before us and how we can exploit them, it is up to us to reach out and grab them. Staying idle and expecting that things will work themselves out is like getting sick and not going to the hospital and expecting the disease to just go away. That is simple hypocrisy.  We are our own person and therefore have our own lives to shape. Don’t just sit idly by and expect someone else to make the choices for you.

If yesterday was a mistake, then make today right. People always say “forget yesterday and just live for today” but truth is yesterday defines what our today is. The wrong choice we made yesterday has affected how we view things today and therefore is a constant companion in our present life reminding us of what we need to change. So no, I do not believe that we should forget the past nor can we actually completely do so. The past is who we were, it is not who we are, but the past and the present is what makes our future, it is what molds our future. The choice lies in if we choose to let the past be the present or if we take the past and change our present for the betterment of our future. Don’t throw away your past, it is a part of you and therefore a chance to make the pesent right.

If we are always told by our families not to forget who we are and where we came from then that should also apply to how we make our own choices in our lives. Life is full of choices and no matter our position WE ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE!

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Social Life, The Globe

 

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Letting go and taking chances

So the new year has kicked off. The beginning of what everyone wants to be the start of something new. The year has began and we are all hoping that it will betterr than the last. That we will find better friends, better people to trust, better lover, better jobs, better everything.
We all began the year differently with our different expectations and hope and prayers. We all began with different issues that defined how we were going to get through the year and somehow we got through it. Maybe not how we imagined it, or how we hoped it will go through, but someone, one step at a time, we got through it.
Some of the people we loved dearly werent so lucky to get through it, some of them were unfortunately left behind…but our prayers are still with them and in our hearts they have moved ahead with us, they have made it to 2014 with us.

So once again here we go. The year has began and we are looking forward with new expectations and hopes. Whatever happened last year, no matter what we went through the last year, no matter how tough it got, no matter how much we wanted to give up, through it all we held our heads up high and kept walking right through it and stepped into 2014. Life gets harder every day and challenges are all around us but as long as we persevere we can just make it through anything.

Here is a chance to amend our wrongs, lay a new path to tread and pray to God to pave the way for us.
To all who made it to 2014, welcome. Be thankful to God that you have made it this far and keep praying for those who didn’t.
God bless you all in this year and remember to always keep your head held high.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Faith, Me. You. US, The Globe

 

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