A suit does not mean you are a Man, or that you are important. In the culture that everything is evolving about you, but do you really think that ALL is about you? Do you think that weather is depended on you and is sunny or rainy because of you!? Or, do you think that time on this earth is evolving about you? Do you think that country leaders are thinking and making business plans based on you? Do you think that traffic lights are signaling only for you?
It is very counter-cultural to think or to say out loud that “It is not about me”. And there is nothing wrong with that. Because the entire world is telling you, all the music, movies, games, culture, schools, etc. That everything is about you. ” Think about yourself, you are in the first place, first secure yourself, if they can’t understand me ill go my way, I know what’s best for me, etc. ” Does this all sound familiar? There is a statistic done in the US that shows that in one household there are 1.7 people who can live together. that means not even 2 persons can live together in normal life. The one and only book that is exposing the modern degeneration of human character is the Bible. And I can tell you that it is one hundred percent right. Human beings thinking only of themselves. The human soul is an arrogant and egoistic part of you and it is our job to control that part of us.
Soul has three main functions :
The soul expresses itself like this :
” I want “
” I think “
” I feel “
The dangerous part of this is selfishness, living life only for yourself. Even if someone is married, these things can overtake a person if they are not in control of themselves, something else will take control of you.So, be alert always.
There are 3 core problems nowadays :
love of self
love of money
love of pleasure
As long there are these three things involved in your life, these things will be in control of your life and not you. And they are very dangerous because it is one of the common causes of family breakups, marriage problems, depression, anxiety, fear of the future, fear of rejection. All kinds of fear, fear is very real and it’s personal, it can become personal, and it can rule your life if you let it.
Try to be better always. In the Bible is written, ” be holly, just as your Heavenly Father is “. It is not written, “try to be holly”, but BE holly. So do good to one another, don’t just try every time to return evil for evil. Small acts of kindness will not go unnoticed. Open doors for a stranger, help your neighbor next door and throw trash for them. Don’t let the world consumes you and make you part of it, to have machine minds and machine hearts, you are not a machine, you are a man. The best example in the world of unselfish love and sacrifice, mercy, gentleness, kindness, is Jesus Christ who gives himself for us all. As he did that, as a Christian you are bound to be good to one another. It is not about you, but about serving others to make others better, and believe me, the reward will be greater than if you receive anything else. That is how you build your confidence, humility, and compassion for your fellow man. Be kind, even when no one is looking. Pull somebody else up, help them to develop their personality and character, knowledge. And the way to go UP is to serve people in the best way you can do. Be of service.
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Many successful man and woman claim they are “self made” . But the fact is that no-one is reached the pinnacle without some sort of help. You must be prepared to give thanks to both human and divine help received. Never let your day passed or begin , no matter how big or how small things are happening in your daily life, always give thanks to our God, Lord Jesus. Who create you the way you are now. Be grateful. Gratitude takes whole new meaning when it is spoken out loud. Remember :
” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God “.John 1:1
If our almighty father create everything with just spoken word, then you can imagine how important is to say something gracious and important out loud. Giving thanks is very important, for our families, friends, and our Lord. And believe or not it will make you stronger.
Let me give you part of the wisdom that helped me greatly :
Turn around on end of your day, look what you have accomplished, and what you have done today. Tommorrow is not promissed for any of us. So enjoy in what you have done for today, and give thanks to your family that supported you, friends, coleagues , even to a small act like a man opening a door for you in building. Give thanks to him , acknowledge him , and be grateful.
Every ones in a month, follow your progress on your way. Would that be in faith, work, family plans, parenthood , friendship, business deals, etc. Keep your journal of gratitude , let it speak for it self, written word is very powerful and private, it gives you idea what God did for you, and your friends and familys. It gives you courage to move one in every aspect of your life, gives you boldness to press one. because you are not alone.
Stop, and take a look, fruits off your labour. Take a look behind you, where you have started, and where you are right now. Did you progress or, regress. In bout ways , give thanks to the lord almighty for he is faitfull till the end of times. No matter did you stumbel , and no matter did you fail, He ( Jesus ) will be with you to give you hope and future. He will encourage you, and strengthn you, and he will give you necessary tools , will power and strength to overcome everything that life brings you. And don’t forget to thank to the people around you, who endure with you, maybe in secret, but they endure never then less. Family members , fathers, mothers, bothers , sisters. God put them all in your life for a purpose. Cherish them and be grateful for them. And character that you have become, Which is the most important in our development.
Sabbath ( Rest ) :
On the sabbath day , the rest day that is every week. It is very important to have one day off from everything, on weakly basis . And reflect, learn and enjoy with people you love and that are closest to you. Use this day also to help others to grow. maybe somebody needed a push just like you did in a week.There is nothing that God did not allowed us to have , that we are taking things for granted. Reflect on dhose things , Give thanks and gratitude for the awesome Heavenly Father we have. But that does not mean we gonna have perfect life, he did not promise us that, but what he did promise ua , is that he will be with us , till the end of age.
Watch out for the enemy from the outside, but also you have to look out for the enemy from the inside of yourself as well. Look out for your own teaching that might deceive you, saying ” you’re too short, too tall, you’re too old, you’re never done it before, why do you think you can do it now !? You will never make it, you are not qualified enough “. You have to look out for temptation. Everyone faces doubts from time to time, but it is up to us how to fight them.
Build yourself and your character, that will stay on the firm foundation of the Rock and not on the sand. So when the storm in life comes, and they always will, if you build your life on the solid rock you will be saved from everything, from poverty, depression, doubt, fear. None of us are above the temptation and the tempter. That is why the great prayer says ” lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil ” . Do not listen for the tempter, stay on the track, build your life on the Rock, a cornerstone of life. Look out for your taught and for your mind. Develop yourself and stand guard at the doors of your mind. Be firm, and stay strong, whatever pushes you, push it back. Stay strong. Also, you should look up, to God. A great God who creates everything for you. Feel and use the miracles of life that God gives you. He is still on the throne and he is faithful and just. You can have a better life if you could trust him, and he is open to everyone and by choice. Draw on that spiritual part of human existence and human life, it will work miracles.
Stay on your goals and your track. Be humble but strong. Be determent and disciplined, high discipline is a great weapon to reflect the tempter. What can destroy our ambitions, our fortunes, our relationships—our lives? The enemies lurking inside us, the ones we face from within, the ones we’ve got to destroy before they destroy us. “ this is my command, do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go ” Joshua 1:9 One of my favorite Bible verses in times when I had my own doubts and fears, to get me going and to give me the courage to move one. And remember you’re not alone.
The 6 Emotional Enemies Inside Your Mind
Fear. We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. Some of our fears are imaginary, but some are real. Depends on your attitude to that certain fear. The important thing is not to fead it. Fear is a person, the more you fead it the more it grows. Let go of ALL kind of fear and live life to be frutfull above and beyond.
Indifference. What a tragic disease indifference is. Dont drift in your life, but have courage and passion to do what you love the most. We can’t drift our way to the top of the mountain
Indecision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal our chances for a better future. We have to take a sword and stand our ground in persuing what we love to do, what fullfill us as person,and your charachter.
Doubt. Sure, there’s room for healthy skepticism. We can’t believe everything. But we also can’t let doubt take over. Many of us doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities. Worst of all, we doubt ourselve and God. Doubt is a tempter and it can destroy your life if you let it.
Worry. We’ve all got to worry some—but we can’t let it conquer us. Instead, let it alarm us. Worry can be useful. As a alarm clock if you will it.Here’s what we’ve got to do with our worries: Drive them into a small corner. Whatever is out to get us, we’ve got to get it. Whatever is pushing on us, we’ve got to push back. Fight the good fight of faith and believe.
Timidity. Over-caution is the timid approach to life. Timidity is not a virtue (unlike humility); in fact, it can be an illness. If we let it go, it’ll conquer us.So, we must battle with the enemy, battle with fears, build our courage to fight what’s holding us back, what’s keeping us from our goals and dreams. We have to be courageous in our lives and in our pursuit of the things we want and the people we want to become.
Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
I hope that this blog post will help someone, and if in case someone needs any help to understand something more clearly, don’t hesitate to contact me. Like, comment and share the post, you never know who needs it. God Bless
I was talking to a dear friend a couple of months ago, he is more like a father to me, to be honest, whenever I talk to him, or just exchange messages, he is always there to give me a word of encouragement, the good word, and advice. So we end up talking about life and how to live life on earth, by which rules and values and principles to live. And what God gives each and every one of us, and what we need to do with the life that He gives us. I will separate 5 “blueprints” that every person has, and you can think about and ponder about them.
Time is very tricky to handle sometimes, sometimes it is consumed by others or boss at work. But the time you have been given outside of work, how do you spend it? Do you use that time to spend on your family, or friends, or video games, or making money and earthly riches, or maybe on personal growth and developing yourself? …think about how do you spend your time… because the hard truth is you don’t have much. The moment we are born into this world, the clock started ticking. It is up to the individual person how he chooses to spend his time. But ask yourself this, when your time comes to leave this place, how many people will come to the funereal of yours, are you going to be honored that you use that time for benefit of yourself or others.
My advice to you is, to impact someone else’s life in a good way, be an example in your community in your neighborhood. Spend time with your family and kids, spend also time with yourself and with the one that gives that time in the first place, GOD. Thank him for what he is doing in your life and I guarantee you no matter the outcome he Will is with you always. Now, you have to respect the time you have been given, and to work hard and smart, with passion. “during the time of Johann Sebastian Bach, he was living without both parents at one point in his young life, and he was living in poverty. After a while, he discovered that he has a talent for music, the way he spends his time was on his new familyand personal development, writing songs. People and friends use to comment about him, that he was working and living like he is always in rush, and that always he was looking like he is out of time”. The point that I am making is, how do you look when you spend your time? The truth is neither me nor you have it that we can spare it, work diligently on what you love the most with energy and passion, and develop yourself and character that you have to be in use for others as well. And most importantly God and family are in the first place.
Today unused is lost. A talent unused is lost. An ability unused is lost. Make sure that all of your talent, and ability, and mentality, and ingenuity, and vitality, and strong feelings, faith, courage, make sure that all you’ve got is being used, otherwise, you lose. A talent is something that you are instinctually born with that gives you unique skills and abilities. Talent is set apart from knowledge in that, it is not a learned behavior, although it can be strengthened and practiced. The Bible tells us that we are all born with distinct talents and gifts that set us apart from each other. When you discover the talents that God has given you and you use them to glorify Him, you will experience a full life “To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did“. Even if you fail at something, that does not mean you have to stop doing it. Tomas Eddison made 1000 failed experiments, but 1001st was a lightning bolt. So don’t be discouraged to fail, don’t be afraid to fail as well. Less Brown made an analogy about it, it says: ” imagine you’re on your deathbed and standing around your deathbed are the ghosts representing unfulfilled potential, the ghosts of the ideas you never acted on, the ghosts of the talents you didn’t use. And they are standing around your deathbed angry, disappointed, and upset. They say, we came to you because you could have brought us to life they say, and now we have to go to the grave together“. So I ask you, how many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes? Use your talents, search for them, ask for them, study them, work for them. Be strong and of good courage, because God your Lord is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
What do you value in life to consider a treasure? As for me, the treasure is your family and respected friends that you have around in your life. What do you have in life that you can consider treasure, that is long-lasting and that actually you can even take it to your grave because we both know, you cant take the money, your cars, houses, and all earthly possessions. Real wealth is really what you are and what you become as a developed person, the character of a man is the most valuable thing on earth, for me at least. The funny thing is, the Library is a very good treasure to have, books that saved your life, books that change your life, and the way you’re thinking. The best book that changes my life for sure is the Bible. The word of God can teach you so much about yourself, and about everything else in life. It will guide you and protect you. Your library is very important, the books that instructed you, fed your mind, and fed your soul, are some of the greatest gifts you can leave behind that will develop the person you become. Life is indeed more than food, and this body is more than just for clothing. Take care of your treasure inside of you, the spirit that is in you is very important, to feed it with the right mindset, with the right beliefs. And always, stand guard at the doors of your mind and heart.
What is your calling? What are you passionate about? At the moment where you are, do you work with all your heart, soul and mind, and strength? Very rarely someone finds a calling, that’s so much strength and passion in it. The year is 2021, and times are not getting better. But in this world of “self-help”, “self-rich “, everything is about “self”, my own things, my money, my life, etc. you get the point. But to have a calling is to work for something greater and higher than ourselves, something that money cant buy. Something that you will be happy to wake up and work on that. To work with all your heart and that nobody can discourage you in the process. Calling is helping others, but in a way it is also a selfish act because the more you help others, the more joy you will have and fulfilled life and happiness. I, for example, find my calling in writing Blogs about personal development and faith, something that would potentially touch someone’s heart, and when that happens I know I am on the right path. Helping others is the noblest of all the jobs on earth. Follow your heart, and most importantly follow God. “Finding your calling is like finding your why—the reason you exist, your purpose for living. When you do that, it changes everything.” —John C. Maxwell
In the 21st century, there are more unhealthy people than healthy, or the number is almost equal. What do you do, to keep yourself healthy, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and bodily? Do you work on yourself regarding your health more than on your material stuff? I bet for some people, if their temple (body) is an expensive car, they would take care of it every day, take it out for a ride (workout) put the best gas money can buy (natural food ). But the body is more than just clothing and more than to eat. Do you keep your spiritual life in check? when is the last time you read a good book in the past 3-6 months? Do you keep your journal about your health, or you just live and treat your body how the commercials and media are telling you. Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live. Exercise every day be strong in your God-given body, choose the simplest food and homemade food you have, and fuel yourself with health. Mental health is also very important, develop yourself and grow with constant growth in knowledge, don’t allow yourself to stagnate and stop growing, personal development is a lifetime process. The spiritual and emotional part of your temple is the core of your temple “ It is written in Proverbs 4:23: “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” In other words, do your utmost to keep your heart pure, because you are your heart – all of your life comes from your heart “. The greatest example that I found in my life that helped me is the Bible, the word of God that is a living word, and it will change your life for good. You will never be the same, but you will be the best version of yourself. So do your best to keep your temple healthy and strong, to be of benefit for yourself, your family, and to the good of others.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C.S. Lewis
I was thinking and wondering, that it is nice to get a gift from someone. Just a feeling of surprise i guess. When we are children we look upon the gifts with big expectations and wonder, even if that was just a small toy. But from that small toy we can get huge amount of imagination and create a “life story”. When we where kids we use to have much bigger imagination, and wonder about everything in life. We did not worry about anything. Did you notice,when we where kids we where much closer to God,then when we are adults, adults are to skeptical. And while we grow older, we neglect that joy in our life and we don’t know even how to be deliriously happy like a little children, we use to be. Even when someone surprise you with a gift, we look at it with taught, is it expensive , or how useful it might be. But what if i told you that God give us more then 600 gifts, and each of them are stored deep inside of you to discover it for yourself. Trough our lifetime, we are discovering them , some by accident and some by seeking them. But they are given by God to be found. So, open your heart for God to open it for you, don’t fight him, just surrender to him.
Let me Help you to sum up the 12 Gifts of life :
The gift of Work :
People underestimate the good old hard labor, it is God given. And until we learn to get tired to earn even a little, we will not appreciate the big things. Believe me, i have seen milliners over night, but they are broth back to the point where they started,and in some cases even lower. ” they say, if you spread all the money in the world equally for everyone to have, soon enough, it will come back to the same pockets” But on the end of the day work hard and smart, these days everyone likes to talk about working easy and smart, there’s no such a thing. Whoever have something in his life, he or she have it with hard work. So whatever you do, work like you are working for the Christ himself.
2. The Gift of money :
Money is not evil, as most people tend to believe. But , there is a thin line between obsession for money and working for money. If you are obsessed, then there is something that is holding you to look only to the money,while your life is passing trough. Spend money rationally and reasonably. There are so much better things in life to spend your money on,then on material things. Educate yourself, improve yourself , give to someone in need and i guarantee you, you will get double. Share it with your family. So, spend money wisely. Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
3. The Gift of friends :
To find a friend these days in this immoral generation is very hard, and specially an honest one. Well, your best friend is God, your best companion in life, there is no one equal, the best partner for life. And if you trust him,he will find for you more friends , just follow him. The picture above represents, the loyalty of a dog, and a love of a human baby that is not corrupt by the society. And you need both loyalty and pure love, to have pure friendship. Do not waste your time with “friends” that want you only until they need you. How to recognize a good friend ? Well…watch the fruits that he is leaving behind him, good friend cant produce bad fruit,and bad friend cant produce good fruit, look at his work/actions. But , for a true friend you need to be like with yourself, honest and loving. It is a rare gift, use it wisely.
4. Gift of Learning :
Freedom of learning is really one of the few things that humans can enjoy for free. It doesn’t cost anything to set your focus on some topic,or education goal and read,read,and read about whatever you want. Learn in life good and bad things, you need both to live life on this planet. Above all learn what you want to learn and that means, that you don’t brainstorm things that are useless, and not important. I use to read a lot of “self-help” books until i figure out its useless. The only book that really stick and i can use it for everything in my life, that’s the Gods word the Bible. If you need to learn about yourself, business, how to love, marriage, how to live life that is free and beautiful. My recommendation will always be, The Bible.
5. The Gift of Problems :
The point is, no matter the problems are, they will give you wisdom for the future. They will give you experience, and knowledge for the future in life. If the things were easy, leave that to somebody else, because that experience don’t worth much. In the middle of all the problems you are facing, there is gigantic figure of the God the Christ who can help you in all your ways. I Was running away from him most of my life, when i got tired i just told him,take it away, Guess what ? He did just that. He didn’t promise me that my life will be milk and honey, but he promise me that no matter what i am facing, he will stand beside me as my protective shade, and he will never leave me. Problems are good, face them ( you’re not alone) .
6. The Gift of Family :
Family unity is very important, it is the foundation of everything you do. Appreciate the days that God has given you and show him your devotion by honoring the gift that he gave you: your mother and father. From the unity of the family, you can learn everything about life. God create the family and his works, can be seen. If the family don’t go inline with Gods, you can see disorder, lack of love,lack of attention etc. But if you are about to have a family, don’t waste time and start by getting advice’s from the God who create them in the first place. Friends come and go, but family sticks with you during the hardest of times.
7. The Gift of laughter :
Laughter is healthy for us, it depicts our inner condition. Fake laughter is just completely opposite. But real genuine smile, and laughter cleans the soul and brings joy. And my advice to you is, you should laugh every day, no matter whats the situation is at your job, or neighborhood, or at home. Because God is in control of everything in your life, there is no better shepherd then him. Trust him, and he WILL bring joy in your life. Do not forget to enjoy the little things in life.
8. The Gift of Dreams :
It is amazing how humans have the freedom to dream, and we often dream about anything when we are children. Adults are “kill joy” regarding that. But who stay in his heart like a child, for sure he will have clean heart. We feel free when we dream about what ever we want. And that is the ability nobody else has but US humans. Use it, in your benefit to prosper in every way, consult yourself with God and he will make your path straight . But be pure in your heart, and don’t dream how you gonna be a billionaire. If you get closer to God, he will get closer to you. And your dreams will never stop. There is a big difference in corrupt dreams,and pure one. Why we never dream about how to help a complete stranger ? … i will leave that tough to you.
9. The Gift of Giving :
Giving is a selfish act believe or not, because the more we give with open hands without holding back or regretting no matter the outcome, i guarantee you, you will receive something you cant buy with any earth riches. That is something that we are tested here on earth , that even if we don’t have much, there is ALWAYS somebody who don’t have even that little. So be generous with all your heart, and do not regret it. The heavenly father will bless you beyond measure. We encounter every single day, somebody who is in need of something, maybe it is just smile, maybe it is just listening, or even kind word to a stranger, or even money. But whatever it is, give with your full heart.
10. The Gift of Gratitude :
In this century i have heard a lot of famous people that give thanks to the “universe”. I don’t know about that, but i am sure in my life, that you need to give thanks to only one, the creator of heaven and earth and all ,living seen and unseen. To the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Do not be ashamed to Give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ , the one who sacrifice himself for all of us. For that only, we should give thanks every single day. For the health he have given us, for our family’s, for our jobs, for the food on our table. He is responsible for all the good in the world and in us. ( the verse that is above, apostle Paul was writing to the church in pilippians, and he was writing the letter from the prison cell, that is deep under ground. My point is, that he was thankful very much, even from the prisoncell. )
11. The Gift of Day :
All the philosophers and the people of the Book are telling you to seize the day. What that means ? Well… that means to live your life fearless with full of believe and hope for the better tomorrow. It is a different story when you wake up every day wanting more money,and it is different to wake up every morning to think about how to be better husband,father, provider, neighbor. So what gets you going ? I can tell you for sure the money will not do the trick… Famous actor ones says : ” I wish everyone have nice cars and to become millionaires, so that they found out, that is not it” . So use the day to improve yourself, help someone, spend more time with your true friends and with your family. Picture above depicts father and daughter , you can see father is very young but he seize the day by taking his daughter to the beach, he benefit himself to be more responsible and better parent, so he can pass the responsibility and duty to his daughter, so one day she can be parent her kids deserve. “carpe-Diem “.
12. Gift of Love :
This topic, a lot of people are taking for granted, because they love everything. But it is much more deeper than that.We all must have faith, hope, and love, but love is the greatest gift of all. Where there is love, there is also faith and hope. Without it, our life’s would be very hard, everyone is seeking love from everything and from everybody. Nobody describes Love like apostle paul on the verse above. Love is Patient – if you love, you need to be patient with people you love all the time, and even more sometimes with people you don’t know, for if you love, you will have that in you for everybody. Love is Kind –Be kind to everybody, when you are at home,when you are out or standing in line somewhere, kindness is the most underestimated act that is very expensive. Love never envy or boasts because it is pure and always is in service to help people we love,it is not proud of anything but it humbles it self so it may serve good for others, it does need to dishonor others or people we care about, but it is gentle , it is not self-seeking , and today love is self seeking because we love more ourselves then others which is sad. Love is never angered because it contains only love, and for any other bad emotions don’t have “space” , it dos not keeps record of wrong and bad , but it moves one to love, love don’t care if you made any mistake. Because love don’t depend on you or me, it simply Loves, Love is Love.
So, lady’s and gentlemen, use God given gifts to your benefit, but always have council with him, he will help you and strengthen you. Be wise in your choices and your priorities . And always , put God first in everything you do.
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It is not easy to face any fear in life, specially if you have to face it by yourself. It took me long time, to remove myself from spirit of fear. It is very difficult, but it is not impossible. Five years ago i come to live in big city, to take my life to the next level in terms of education, finances etc. But somewhere along the line i stop and i shut down in myself, the hunger i had when i came in middle east was huge and i was unstoppable, young and full of dreams and goals. But time, people and constant stress run me over. Daily stress bombarded me, i start to wear out and i notice even more how people are ruthless and with no empathy for another human. The weaker i was mentally, the more i so the hard truth about the world and people around me. Humans didn’t tolerate weakness of any kind. The moment they smell fear is the moment they would eat you alive, in business life, in love, in friendship in almost every sphere of life. Then i started to go from bad to worst. My mental health was in bad shape and that follow my physical health. I was under a lot of stress which follow anxiety and that follows fear. Fear of the past not to catch you, fear of the present and the worst fear of the future. How you gonna life, what you gonna become, will you make something of yourself, can you provide for your family in the future etc. ( Maybe someone can relate to my story and see HE or SHE pattern at the moment) . Year and half ago my life changed for good. I do not worry about anything in life,i am healthier as i will ever be, and i am happier then i ever was before. What made my dramatic change ? The answer is very simple, and the solution for FEAR-LESS life and to be full of joy and happiness and security, i found in GOD!
Year and half ago, my life had no meaning what so ever, it was full of fear and depression, and aggression full of bad attitude and bad energy , and basically over one night God allowed me to change it forever. I wake up one morning and i said to myself , what i am doing, is this life, is this all that it is from life ? There has to be something much bigger and better then money , and possessions. It was clear to me that both of that didn’t get me nowhere. So i decided to start looking for the meaning of my life. And i found it in one book The Bible. but before i get into it. One book stood out from writer Rick Warren that is author of the book called “purpose driven life” this book was clear picture for my life, what i need to do, and that is to look for comfort, never ending happiness and blessings in life from God himself. Nothing can be compared to him and nothing ever will. Most of my life i was atheist, on my shame, but never then less, i am telling you how you should not live life with fear, and there is someone much bigger then fear and all the problems you face. He is faithful and just. And he will never leave you nor forsake you. This is from my own experience. It is not easy to surrender completely to him, i battle with that for some time, and i realize that he is the only one who can make my life worth living and who can remove all the worry and fears , and that is not me and my job, or my money. You need to trust him with all your heart, with all your strength, with all your mind,with all your spirit. That is the only way your life will be blessed.
Expect to have some difficulties in life, and that’s the part of our cross bearing. I am not telling you to follow Christ because it is easy, i tell you it is not easy to be Christian. It is hard in this materialistic, securalistic, immoral generation. But the scripture said let your LIGHT shine in this crooked and perverse generation.
If you ask God what he is doing in your life, you wouldn’t believe him. If God today told us what he is doing in our lives we wouldn’t believe him. Put out trust in him and him alone, i don’t put my trust in my government, i don’t put my trust in my country, i don’t put my trust in myself, i don’t put my trust in my money. I put my trust in the lord Jesus Christ, when all the rest of it fails and crumbles and shatters, He’ll be there!
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
I could not help but wonder, if all of humanity were in the light since our birth, what our life would look like so far ?
The topic i am about to unwrap considers us all,would we like it or not most of the people are in the “dark” in terms of our faith, life ,believes ,values, about how we look at life,is it worth living ? Well…it is!
The moment we come to this world we are not “free” we don’t get to chose our parents , or where we gonna be born,or where we gonna live , or what our name would be, or are we gonna be rich or poor . Everything is almost predetermined . But in one thing for sure we DO have a choice, and that is are we gonna live in the dark OR are we gonna live in the light. The person who lives concisely in the dark, he do not know why he is living, and purpose of his life, and goals of his life he cannot see those things because he is in the dark. On the other hand, person who lives concisely in the light, he exactly knows why he lives and the purpose of his life because he lives in the light and he can see. And who can give you the purpose of your life is your father the God. Me personally , i was fighting about this topic most of my life. I had secure life in my country, i had everything i needed, except fullness of life and joy of life. The feeling when you wake up and no matter what the day would bring, no matter what kind of work you do, or anything that life will bring ahead of you will just bounce of of you,and you will wait every test in your life with a smile and security. But not security in yourself, but in God alone. That feeling i got when i started to trust in God more seriously because i didn’t have any other option. I Move my life to another country, and testing and growth in my life just started. I was too proud, to full of myself to ask for anyone’s help and i believed in myself that i can do all by myself. After 5 years of working like that, my health was ruined i had high blood pressure and i was on medications and pills to calm myself down in age of 30 , my goals in life collapse because they seems to be always far from me, no matter how much i worked they seems to be always ten steps ahead of me,the world just chewed me and spit me . Basically job was all that i had in terms of income for quality in my life and status that i foolishly believed my powerful position would bring . I didn’t like what i become, i was starting to be “the world” i started to be inhumane and to be very much sarcastic towards everything and everyone. I had zero tolerance to the people around me and no faith in fellow human. I taught the good man was the one who suffers the most and i taught i have to be good only when someone is good to me and when is needed , or so i taught not so long ago. I was “smart” and very arrogant. The change in me took place after i basically lost my job over night and my health deteriorated. And one day in my office a day before i go from my work,i basically fell on my knees and ask God for help , because no one could help my arrogance and my fullness (emptiness) but God himself. I was desperate and i ask from God to fill me with his presence ,to fill me with peace in my heart and to give me purpose, to fill me with wisdom and understanding and love. I was “broke” in myself . Sure enough, i didn’t wait for long , tomorrow morning i received call i did not expect, a job opportunity that i dream about since i came to this country where i am now, and 5 years after they call me, after i bow myself before God, confess my transgressions and ask from him To clean me whole. I woke up tomorrow morning as a different man. Since that day everything else is history, today after one year walking with God and in his love and trust and his grace, i am a different man, a man that trust and love God i may say with all my heart ,with all my mind,with all my strength and with all my soul. Since that time i have never been sick and all my life i am in sport 20 years in martial arts and 10 years in weightlifting, i have never been more sure in myself and God alone provide that for me, i never had more clearer picture of where my life is going and what is the purpose in my life. I turn my life to God and all my trust is on him, not to the world…the world will come and go, job will come and go,loved ones will come and go, but Love of God and his Grace will endure till the end of time.
After wondering for thirty years i found my purpose and that is Jesus Christ,the creator of heavens and earth and all living,seen and unseen. I will Quote one poem from the times when Vietnam war break out, it was written by a soldier just before he enter into the battle zone:
“Lord God, I have never spoken to you,but now I want to say how do you do? You see God they told me you didn’t exist, and like a fool I believed all this.Last night from a shell hole I saw your sky,I figured right then they had told me a lie.Had I take time to see the things you made,I would have known they weren’t calling a spade a spade.I wonder God if you’ll take my hand,somehow I feel that you’ll understand.Funny how I had come to this hellish place,before I had time to see your face.I guess there really isn’t much more to say,but I’m sure glad God that I met you today.I guess zero hour will soon be here,But I’m not afraid since I know you’re near.The signal, well God I’ll have to go,I like you lots, I want you to know.Look now this will be a horrible fight,who knows I may come to your house tonight.Though I wasn’t friendly to you before,I wonder God if you’d wait at your door.Look I’m crying, I’m shedding tears,I’ll have to go now, God, goodbye.Strange now since I met you,I’m not afraid to die”
My advice to you is Find your purpose, find your light, and place it in the top of the mountain so it may shines strong for everyone who wonders to see, that Jesus is the way the truth and the life.
On the next Blog topic i will write about personal development and key points,how to develop yourself and grow . If you want me to write about some topic more,please contact me here or send me email on firstname.lastname@example.org
There is very little difference between someone who cannot read and someone who will not read. The result of either is ignorance. Readingis essential for thosewho seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to standbetween us and thebookthat could change our lives.
What kind of person i am ? Do i like to read, and if so, what ?
Search within you, to find out what do you want out of yourself and out of your life. Desire for reading books does not necessarily mean it will develop by itself, or by someone telling you that you have to read, you can read the back side of the news paper and or news on your mobile ( which is very popular these days ) or the posts on the Instagram, that also count as reading 🙂
But , reading books have profound way for your personal growth and education. You don’t have to have any school degree at all but if you have habit for reading quality books, then you are in the quantum jump ahead of the person who thinks he is educated with his paper called diploma. If you have any desire to achieve anything what ever the goal is, to know something that you always wanted as a kid, or some dream that you had but always something is holding you back,pulling you back and you read one page and you flip the book and take your phone instead. That is called temptation, week character that surrender to the first signed of ” panic ” during the reading, like, ” i am missing my Instagram posts, or those 1000 messages and notifications , better to look at it , i could miss something “. Hmm the moment you surrender to that taught and you actually do that, then you already lost game. And the temptation just won the battle.
For Reading books, you must have approach with kind and understanding attitude, that the book that you chose will help you to develop your character , your personality, your knowledge, your attitude toward the wold and everything in it. If you develop Habit to read books you will experience, calmness in your life, much more understanding to the people around you, view to life that no stress and other peoples opinion, will bother you no more.
If you want to know a person better, follow him/her home, and check his/hers library. See what he/she reads and look into person “soul” . You can find out much more about a person if you only see what they read. AND you have to be careful what goes into that mental factory of yours, will that be junk, ( like morning newspapers ) … or that would be some profound book that will open your eyes and expand your knowledge your views, your values. Be hungry for knowledge all the time, and always develop in to a better person then before, set a goals, that in the next 3 months i will read 2-3 books, with understanding and studying and implementing in my life. Without those steps any books will not have impact that you looking for, you have to study it. And ultimate goal is to implement it in your life, if you want to change something , start with a habit of reading books.
Let me give you some of the books that will change your life :
The Bible– Author GOD The best-selling book of all time tells the story of sin and redemption, the story of mankind, of despair and hope. It is quite literally the story of our lives. ( of all the books i have ever read, This book change my life for good )
Think and Grow Rich– Author “Napoleon Hill” This is arguably the best personal development and wealth building book of all time. It belongs on everyone’s bookshelf.
How to Read a Book -Author “Mortimer Adler” This book will teach you to do just what the title promises: how to read a book for all it is worth so that you come out the best you can be at the end.
As a Man Thinkethby James Allen This book will ground you in the belief that whatever you believe you will become . It’s based on the idea that we are what we think.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason Written in parables, this is a classic on thrift, financial planning and personal wealth. Everyone needs to read this book.
The Lessons of History by William James Durant This book gives insight as good as any book on the changes that have taken place over time in economics, politics, military customs and more—very insightful.
The Story of Philosophyby William James Durant In this book, Durant summarizes the lives and influence of philosophy’s greatest thinkers. This is very important for us, as we know that our philosophy determines how we live and what we achieve.
Now let me summarize all the books, I can tell you for a fact that the most books if not all of them have 1 book that is the foundation of life and all of them write according to that one book , and all the books known to man today that are life changing , and that book is THE BIBLE. So do yourself a favor if you want to change your life start today start now and READ.
You cant change whats going one around you, until you change what is going one within you…Start by changing your taught, your appearance in the morning when you go to work, your habits…and i guarantee you, you will feel much better in yourself…Sun sets for the rich people and for the pore people… Rain is poring on the rich as well as on the pore people…So don’t curse the soil that God created for you, but invest in yourself, that God given talent that you have. Develop yourself as much as you can. How much the tree grows ? As much as possibly can, going trough the ground and into the sky. So develop yourself as much as you can, find the purpose in your life, will that be to know God more then you already know, or maybe to start a family, and to provide for them. What ever that might be, develop yourself on the path that God meant you to take, and you will be happy i assure you of that.
Happiness is achieved by both giving and receiving, reaping and bestowing. Happiness comes to those who expand there horizons ( evolve ) and experiences.
Happiness resides in the Houses and families of those who have ability to handle disappointments and hard times without loosing there sense on faith and well being. Happiness is freedom of fear that grips and controls human to the point, digging us in to the ground from fear. Few understands, and among them is myself as well, at least i was. Few understand that happiness can only be experienced in the NOW ( present )…Someone will say i will be happy if i get my new car…i will be happy with new promotion at work…i will be happy if i just get one more tour trip… i will be happy if i just get one more million…i will be happy if i just both the house…i will be happy if i JUST…Just what ? You wont be any more happy as you already are, happiness is not something you can buy, it is something you need to study… And like all good things, happiness is often elusive. But it is not impossible to capture. Happiness is freedom from the negative taught, worry, low self-esteem, envy, greed , resentment , prejudice and hatred. If you suffer from these Illness then you have to turn around and follow the light.
But if you want to be happy, you need to study it, you need to “fashion” your life of happiness. In my brief experience of life on earth where nothing comes for free, i concluded that if you want to be happy you have to change your life, your thinking and your goals. Study it, ponder about it, and one day like for me it will happen for you as well. Life is an art, and you are the artist of your life, but, you have to have faith that you will succeed in your way of life, what ever that may be.
I will give you some guidance that helped me, you can implement in your life as well, or you can modify it how you like :
Put faith ( GOD ) first in everything you do
Learn the power of S.M.A.R.T goals
Always learn and seek for knowledge and above all Read books
Learn how to change ( evolve ) and adapt to any circumstances life trows at you
Learn how to control your finances ( but don’t be slave of money )
Learn how to make your time useful that God give you
Surround yourself with “wealthy” people ( moral people, enlightened people, humble people )
This is the list i put together that help me greatly , and i hope that will help you as well. If any questions ill leave my info below.
“Trust his timing, Rely on his promises, wait for his answers, rejoice in his goodness, rest in his presence”
What it takes to change your life ? Put GOD first in averything you do.
If person want to change something in there life no matter how small or how big that is , he or she must take action, action-pronto, action-Now , action- immediately . When the feelings are strong and the idea is hot.
It is not easy to change life, but it has to start with believe, believe in the power of God in you, believe in yourself , motivate yourself always, because there is no other motivation but personal motivation, if you don’t have strong feelings about what you want to do, you just might forget what you want,and your visions, your goals.
I am here to clear that vision, that goal for you, to make you see, to make you believe in yourself that it is possible, To always be hungry for achieving your fitness goals, your life goals, your financial goals , any kind of goals that you have set in your mind , it will be possible for you, but it has to start with BELIEVE .
I start to change my life when i hit the rock bottom with my spiritual and emotional state. I was empty. I was exhausted, i was tired from everything, fake smiles, fake people , fake friendships, fake messages, fake news that media feeding us all. I was Tired. I had no place to go. Then one sunny morning, something woke me up from my bed, before i didn’t know what it was but i know now. It was the inner voice that God spoke within me, he said Get up and make your own bed, and learn. I was thinking someone send a “note” on a wrong address. Sure enough, i get up and i start to read some books Spiritual books from norman vincet peal and Joseph murphy a writer with extraordinary ability to bring you a beautiful side of faith in God. One led to another i both another book and another, and i start to read like crazy, and i realize the key is in the BOOKS (personal growth ). Since that morning last year 2019, till now i have in my library more then 250 books, and plan is to read them all. So nothing will change , if YOU and your view and your emotions,and your believe system and your values CHANGE. So the key is YOUUU! I could lay back to my worm bed and role over and continue sleeping , but i decided to change myself for good. And if I can do it, you can do it as well. GOD give each and every one of us talents, some we will never be discovered because we are consumed with money, some talents will be discovered and you will know you are born for that. But if you don’t search for GOD and if you don’t look for him, you will have difficult times in your life. But you have to remember that he will never leave you, nor forsake you. What you need is to be STILL and BELIEVE that he is doing wonders in your life, even when the wonders don’t come when you expect them, not in your time, but in his time.
Morning routine is very important it separates pros from the amateurs, it separates dedicated from the ones that are not serious enough to work on their goals.
You have to plan your mornings your days and your months in order to achieve your goals. Put all your vision and goals on the paper and stay focus, because this is the only way that goals can work. Planed discipline, will help you to achieve anything you want, and there is the key, most of the people don’t know how to set the basic planes for the next three months , six months or a year plans.
Basic fitness training and goals are like life, you have to have a vision and where you want to be, if you have to lose weight then do it, not starting from tomorrow but start right now, or at the worst ASAP. But don’t lose your Focus.
This is the way and the easiest way to set your goals in life as well as in fitness are ( fat lose,weight lose, muscle building ETC ) :
The 5 Principles of Goal-Setting Are:
Clarity: Goals need to be clear and easily understood in order for them to be most effective.
Challenge: Good goals have a high enough level of difficulty that you actually have to push yourself in order to achieve them.
Commitment: Without a high level of commitment, it’s difficult to achieve any goal, especially those that are somewhat challenging.
Feedback: You need to be able to receive information about how well you are progressing toward your goal. This information can be used as a motivator, or it may signal that your goal is either too easy or too challenging and needs to be adjusted.
Task Complexity: The more complex a goal is, the more time you need to give yourself to achieve it. Good goals don’t have to be complex, but understanding how.
When looking at SMART goals, it’s important to understand goal setting theory, not only to provide some basis for the idea that setting good goals is beneficial but also to show the ways in which SMART goals help you fulfill its principles.
Start simple but effective , put it on the paper and work on it, what ever your goals are, you can achieve it.
The fitness and sports mentality , takes a lot of work and dedication, strong will. To woke up every morning and work on your goals, your dreams. If your goal is to loss 5kg or 10kg , then start right now. There is no time to waist , this God given body that we took for granted should be used for high purpose, to evolve mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically, to reach the highest form of human evolution.
If you don’t like the way you look then change it, if you don’t like your work change it, if you don’t like where you live change it, you’re not a tree 🙂 Yes it is risky, yes it will be tiring, yes you will have sleepless mornings, but the results that you gonna have will be addictive and it will change your life from the Root.
“Don’t be afraid to failed, if you haven’t try then you haven’t lived”
The beauty about it is that you can change any time you want and you don’t have to be same ever again, able by choice!
As we go in the New Year, you are perhaps one of the many who have resolved to commit to a healthier life style this time around. I commend you for choosing to be healthier. It is not an easy feat. As early as now, consider us here at Develop Good Habits as avid supporters in your quest for good health finding the time to work out or to learn a new exercise regimen, can be challenging. In fact, a research done in 2019 revealed that almost 75% of people who set keeping fit as their New Year’s resolution tend to quit before they see results .The main reason people cannot follow through ,and accomplish their resolutions is that they become discouraged because they’re doing it alone. They lack the support network necessary to realize a goal. In any undertaking, especially a new one, doing it with someone can increase the chance of success. Get a friend or a personal trainer or someone with a same goal,that will go to the gym with you or convince a friend to start a new weight-loss program with you. But again you have to BELIEVE in your progress, visualize the outcome that is already yours. STRONG BELIEVE INDEED CAN MOVE THE MOUNTAINS.
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable that was God given ” –socrates–
Self-discipline, Temperance is subdivided into self-control, discipline and modesty. … Discipline is the fundamental action, mind-set and philosophy which keeps one in a routine and making progress towards whatever one is pursuing. Stoicism cultivates iron will in anyone who adheres to its teachings.
What is self-discipline ?
Self-discipline is the ability you have to control and motivate yourself, stay on track and do what is right. An example of self-discipline is when you make sure you get up an hour early before work each day to pray, or go to run outside, or go to the gym or write your journal .
Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline :
3. Read books
5. Set clear goals and have an execution plan
6. Build your self-discipline
7. Create new habits by keeping it simple
8. Eat often and healthy
9. Change your perception about willpower
10. Give yourself a backup plan
11. Reward yourself
12. Forgive yourself and move forward
13. Know your weaknesses
For every disciplined effort, there are multiple rewards. That’s one of life’s great arrangements. If you sow well, you will reap well. Life is full of laws that both govern and explain behaviors, but the law of sowing and reaping may well be the major law. Decide what you want and what you want to accomplish, take a little time, and decide. If the future is clear, the price is easier to pay. Make promise to yourself and start the journey in your life, and start now. Set the goals that will make something out of you, that you will change for good. The most important is not what you will get, the most important is what you will become.
I am going to write about how to take Action and “Inspiration” , very important subject for us all for athletes and regular people that just want to stay fit or business man or a business woman, everyday life. Everyone needs an inspiration.
Everyone needs ACTION!
First learn the power of purpose , a person who has purpose in life they have something to go for, some meaning, like ” magnificent obsession ” . It doesn’t have to be that dramatic, but you have to have something that will pull you to be the best version of yourself , something that you will do every day, woke up early and stay up late, start pouring on. IF your mind work, your spirit work, your body works in synchronized way, i am telling you, there is nothing you can’t accomplish.
“If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.”
The word, ‘Inspiration‘ comes from the Latin, ‘inspiro‘, which literally means:
“To breathe into”
For example if you read Homer’s Iliad, the gods would often ‘inspire’ the warriors with new-found order, courage, and bravery for battle. This meant the god literally ‘breathed in’ courage into the hearts, lungs, and souls of the warriors.
Where does inspiration come from?
In ancient times — inspiration was BREATHED INTO you by an Divine GOD. For example if you were in battle, and feeling discouraged– God would ‘inspire’ you with newfound energy, breath, vitality, courage, and life.
Take the SAMSON story in the Bible, how samson could alone fight with thousands of soldiers , with a breath of life from the Holy spirit.
Inspiration doesn’t come from within you– it comes from the God. ( remember the talents that i told you about on the begging on the blog )
YOU HAVE TO TAKE ACTION!
Saying you want it bad WILL NOT get you results, but SHOWING you want it bad, WILL! TALKING about it WILL NOT get you results, DOING, IT WILL!You see in life you have a choice. You can either be a spectator, or you can be a participant.Spectators like to talk. Participants are all about ACTION. What separates the successful from the unknown? It’s ACTION. The successful, the champions of life, they what i call TAKE MASSIVE ACTION. They do not hesitate, they do not procrastinate. They do not fear failure. THEY FEAR BEING AVERAGE. They do not fear of Mondays and beginning of the week , they get up early, they see the picture in there head that is very clear of success , and they chase it! Dreams can come true, but dreams need ACTION. But there is a difference between a dream and a fairy tale , there is a difference in a dream and a good idea.
You see, a dream will keep coming back, a dream will not go away.
I don’t care how many years, how many months, how many days, that dream will keep coming back
Whatever you dream you gotta have ACTION, and if not it’s ALWAYS going to stay a fairy tale !
In fact it will stalk you, it will harass you, until you give in and say: “It is now time for me to LAUNCH, it is time for me to step out, it’s time for me to JUMP AND GO FOR IT. They do NOT die wondering what might have been. Sure, they may fail, in-fact they will most likely fail more than the average person, but they keep going, they keep taking massive action because they know CONSISTENT ACTION breeds SUCCESS. I believe you CAN have what you say, but you have to have ACTION.
In fact faith, without works is dead.
The only way YOUR DREAM can become YOUR REALITY is you have to have ACTION. You will never live your dream life by talking about it. BUT, you might just live your dream life by taking massive action toward it.