Inspiration

Why do you pray?

I do not pray because I expect miracles all the time. I pray because my faith is a miracle in itself.

Why do you pray?

Praying for the world
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Brevity is the Soul of Wit!

Have you realised the more goodness you exercise the more people trample on you? You wonder why people can’t just have as big a heart as yours!

While its futile to tolerate them in the hope they will change, the sequel continues!

Well, then how do I want you to deal with that? I am here today to talk about how you and I can combat controlling bosses, parents, teachers, peers, partners, etcetera. It’s not like I have a magical formula but I guarantee you success if you religiously follow the following tips.

How to free you from control

 

  • Recognise you’re being controlled

This is the trickiest part. We end up giving to the point that our rich wells dry up. I once worked for a foreign boss who used to take advantage of my industrious persona until one day a workmate shook the sense out of me. I had worked for the guy beyond the line of duty yet no promotion, leave nor pay rise was forthcoming. To make matters worse, he used to yell at me to get the job done since he knew I could never say STOP!

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  • Choose to break the habit

Looking at the cons of being controlled opens up a defence mechanism. While my boss benefited from my benevolence, I broke my back while my family and friends got little to no time from me. It was hard for my significant other too.
Realising how the habit hampered my social life and my physical wellbeing, I decided I wanted it to stop.

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  • Learn how you’re controlled.

I figured out that I loved working alone in the supermarket I was employed in. This was the perfect way for my boss to boss me around. He also timed just when I was through with my duties as a stock-shelf attendant, since I was very swift in completing tasks.
The last thing I realised is that he used to praise me before a load of extra work came in which only brought enmity between the workforce!

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  • Dare to confront your oppressor.

One of the most difficult things to do is to stand face to face with the person who pays you especially when you’re on the opposite side!
It takes not only courage but tact. As Romans 12:16 states, “you should strive to be at peace with everyone.”
I resolved to appreciate the fact that my boss saw me as the go to guy when he needed extra duties to be done quick, appreciate that he thought I was dependable and that others deserved his praise too so as to foster equity & motivation in his organisation.
I later came to learn he did all that since he had a problem with bullying at a young age, hence he exerted pressure on the cool worker he could get. He also complained that other workers were often rude and he did not want to boil over as a result.
The solution came gradually till the control eased. I had gotten off his leash while also preserving our friendship. Trust me I was shaking the whole time but I chose to do it anyway.

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As for those in abusive relationships/marriages, seek from God if it’s his will for you to be in a relationship/marriages. Then pray him to put you in that partner’s heart and give you favor-place love in his/her heart for you if he/she is the right for you.

If you are a parent, allow your kids to make mistakes so that they can get to grow up by themselves.
Do not get angry when others don’t do what you want. We must ask ourselves how well we respond when we don’t get our way.

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NB: When we step out in boldness, God usually joins us and provides the strength we need to go through. He also gives us what to say- he supplies wisdom, creativity, support & willpower.

P.S Choose to be free and allow others their freedom.
Have you been controlled before unknowingly? How did you break the chain?
Drop a comment to help hapless people who still do not know what freedom means.

Love,

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As my children, think on such.

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What condition is your mind in? Have you noticed it changes? For example, in one situation you may be calm, peaceful and certain of yourself, but in another you’re anxious, worried and insecure.340253d0e9fbe6ce62d1d5d7727d5588

There have been times in my life when I’ve been able to make a decision quickly and easily and stick with it. Other times I couldn’t arrive at a decision because of doubt, fear and uncertainty. These things caused me to second-guess myself and I couldn’t make up my mind.836026703a848890b18a68b2b6092678

A lot of people struggle with this because, like me, they have spent years allowing their minds to wander. They’ve never applied the principles of discipline to their thought lives.b5dc9ee3a3e85a61bf41ca91c1b42409

With God’s help, I have learned to train my mind to keep my focus on what I’m doing, and choose to agree with His Word and His way of doing things. It wasn’t easy, and sometimes I still have relapses, but I understand how important it is not to allow my mind to go wherever it wishes, whenever it desires.c2058e096a89436eb0907821d028472d

Remember, the mind is the battlefield and indecision and uncertainty are just results of losing battles, which can cause you to think there’s something wrong with you. But the truth is, your mind just needs to be disciplined.69a79dc66e8b1e38aae0794f20e2abcf

Ask God to help you, and then refuse to allow your mind to think about whatever it pleases. Begin today to control your thoughts and keep your mind on what you’re doing. And be patient with yourself, because breaking old habits and forming new ones always takes time.IMG_20200318_161857

What you think about has everything to do with your joy, happiness, and the overall quality of your life. But it’s not just good enough to stop thinking about the wrong things—we also need to replace them with good, healthy, positive thoughts from God’s Word.(see Philippians 4:8)

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You are worth it.

To every soul here, God sent me to tell you that you’re valued and your life matters! Regardless of any status, you are beautifully crafted by him.

God isolates you so you can get yourself together. It may seem like you lost friendship and relationships but a better you is worth more.

Live Life Happy

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When dreams turn to demons!

Hesitation in reaching an objective is a clear indication the goal is not genuine for you.

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Have you ever yearned for something but when the chance to get it came you hesitated? Maybe you became enthralled with the idea of your ambition, but not the process of getting it. You picture yourself at the end of the finish line- you look great, your surroundings are right and your surroundings seem to conspire with the world to actualize your dreams. Surely, this is where you are meant to be.
But what if it isn’t? What if the goal is a mere reverie you have conjured about the way your life should be? But deep down inside, you know you are unwilling to do what is necessary to achieve it. Maybe your real life is not as fulfilling as your wild imagination alludes. Maybe it represents what others expect of you rather than what you expect of yourself.
Or maybe, just maybe you just care about your dream because it would be pleasant. But “pleasant” isn’t enough for the sacrifice of time, energy, resources and relationships necessary for its attainment. This is what you hear in your spirit but you fear to accept and acknowledge!

You can decide to rejoice over what you do have instead of grieving over what does not seem fair or just in your life. Don’t let something you don’t understand blind you to the goodness of God.
So one day you declare one thing:

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Today I call upon the heavens and the earth to be my witness that I won’t chase a dream that is not authentic for me and one that won’t bring joy in my life. I chose to see the blessing in what I have instead of constantly struggling to attain more.

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What God says about you

I have been blessed tremendously today by total strangers. I can truly say that God is a way maker.

During this pandemic I have faced a lot of battles, but if you take care of God by serving him and his children, he will take care of you.There is no lack in obedience.

Be good to people always-it makes you a better person. When you take care of other people, God Will Take Care of You.

Nothing feels better than knowing God loves you, that he is always there for you, and that he will always take care of you.

Do you know that God cares about you?

Awards

‘The Vincent Ehindero Award’ #3

Life is not about being rich, popular, highly educated or perfect. It’s about being real, humble and kind.

To @Tangietwoods,

I appreciate your honoring me with this award.I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful “family” throughout the region showing their support in such a magnificent way.

Since I am at loss for words, it might be best to simply express my appreciation with a sincere and profound thank you.

Tangi is a Christian blogger who inpires godliness in her blogging family. To sum what her blog is all about, this is the best quote: “Pray for a perspective that sees everything through God first.”You can visit her blog via this link: https://tangietwoods.blog

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
  2. Make a post of the award (with a Photo of the Logo)
  3. Post the rules.
  4. Ask 5-10 Questions of your choice.
  5. Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.

Answers:

  1. On a scale of one to ten, how do you rate your blogging experience? 10. I can now appreciate myself and life more.
  2. On a scale of one to ten, how do you rate the blogging community? 10. They are amazing in that they get the best out of me through their responses.
  3. Do you have much interaction with fellow bloggers?Yes I do and I love it.
  4. Has your expectation been met of the blogging community? No. I thought it was easy but it’s a challenge am slowly mastering.
  5. How often do you post? A post per day as from last weekend.

My nominees:

In Recognition of Your Loyalty & Dedication.Allow me to use the formula of; the top 30 to like this post/comment are deserving of the award. However, everyone I follow deserves it too as I have learnt at least one important lesson from them. May God increase your wisdom so that you can continue being a rare ray of light in an otherwise dark world.

My Questions:

  1. What are you most thankful for today?
  2. Which of your posts got the maximum engagement in the last week? Share a link to your post, if you can.
  3. What are some ways of making your stories more engaging?
  4. Does your mood affect your behaviour on WordPress? How?
  5. What’s the last picture you clicked? Share it with us.