#its2serveU

Opposition only SERVES to strengthen your convictions about what you believe in .

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Choose Life

Choose love , not pride .

Choose relationships , not ego .

Choose options , not opinions .

Choose humility , not conceit .

Choose authenticity , not image .

Choose Calling , not reputation.

Choose excellence, not perfection .

Choose healing , not concealing .

Choose laughter , not medicine .

Choose Praise , not resignation .

Choose wisdom , not recklessness.

Choose gratitude , not entitlement

Choose freedom , not oppression .

Choose Grace , not struggle .

Choose respect , not attention .

Choose Destiny , not history .

Choose Identity , not validation .

Choose melody , not noise .

Choose creativity , not regimen .

Choose belief , not doubt .

Choose peace , not strife .

Choose collaboration, not rivalry .

Choose adventure , not structure .

Choose affirmation , not discouragement .

Choose discernment , not impulsiveness .

Choose spontaneity , not routine .

Choose courage , not escapism .

Choose Truth , not lies .

Choose Faith  , choose Life .

Simply because ,

He Chose you .

And nothing can reverse that .

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” Merry Christmas ”

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Cease Fire 

There is power in the wait .

I know we loathe it .It’s not fashionable nor favourable to us . We want instant results . The ” microwave theory ” .

I get it .

But believe it or not ,

There is infinite power in delayed gratification.  Anything worth accomplishing is definitely worth the wait . And I personally do believe that the manifestation of something that merely began as a quirk in your mind , a stir in your spirit or an echo in your heart , is nothing more than a triumphant resonance of a part of your journey done well . 

Done in passionate patience

Done in steely conviction

Done in unshakable belief

Done in undaunted tenacity

Done in raw honesty

Done in organic faith

… a faith that caused you to sense it before you saw it … a Revelation before the manifestation … a pulsation before the Promise … a draw before the Vision , a test before the triumph …

A faith that embarked you on a journey … a journey  towards the fulfilment of a Promise that began in the unrelenting rumblings in the pit of your gut , a journey replete with trials , challenges ,  living -on-the-edge moments ; an adventure so magnificent that through it all , it  served to consolidate enduring deposits on the inside of you that will stand the test of time . 

Time and time again .

So the next time you find yourself confronted, you know where to tap into and draw from .

You become seasoned in battle , in faith , in experience , in life .

And the manifestation of that which you celebrate?

It’s a mere physical phenomenon pointing to something greater .

Your grit .

Your guts.

Your God .

Let it just suffice to say there is power in the wait .

Cease Fire .

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Selah

Pause , and think calmly about that .

An argument with your spouse ?

Be the bigger person , and Selah .

A disagreement with your Boss ?

Humble yourself , and Selah .

News of a loved one in the ICU , when minutes prior she was having the latest pan pizza with you ?

Selah .

First attempt at cooking , and the resultant burnt ( not baked ! ) potatoes screaming for attention ?

A definite Selah .

A vision too grand , too big for you ?

Trust and Selah .

An unexpected fracture in your God ordained relationship?

Selah . Pray . Selah .

Chaos at home ?

Selah ( even if you’re the only one to ) !

Creating authentic art ?

Selah Selah Selah .

Doing life on your own terms ?

Selah and reconsider .

An ex convict but wanting to rebuild ?

Selah . And let nothing stop you .

Relocating to the countryside so your family and pets have room to breathe , grow and play ?

Selah , and move !

Time to birth that God given dream ?

Selah . Dig deep . Do it .

Writing an article and don’t quite know where it’s going ?

Selah . Trust . Continue .

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In the overwhelmingly noisy and busy world we live in , one comes across , in the course of a lifetime , as many situations as perhaps there are grains in the sand , or maybe that’s an exaggeration?

Maybe not.

Whatever the scenario ,

I believe ,  instead of impulsively reacting to every situation that demands our attention, if we can incorporate the simple yet effective habit of simply taking a moment to ” Selah” ( pause , and think calmly about that ) ,

not only would we experience more fruitfulness in a decision made in the stillness of time and the clarity that can come only as a result of such a sacrifice , but we would indefinitely be able to tap into the deeper recesses of our being , and thereby , have the FULL ASSURANCE that whatever we have decided stems from the roots of our belief system or faith structure , a magnificence that can be accessed only if we permit ourselves that simple gift : 

Stillness in a moment of Selah .

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