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

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#overflow

I often thought about the Biblical phrase , ” my cup runs over “.

And what does that even mean ?

I mean practically .

I believe when God says , ” Love The Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all your strength ” 

He means it .

Followed by , ” Love your neighbour as yourself ”

… as yourself .

I believe God calls us to love Him first , and from an intimate , vertical relationship with Him ; draw forth a healthy and abundant love of ourselves , and from the ” overflow ” of that ?

Let the cup run over , thereby gracing us to authentically love and serve the people of God.

Love Him.

Love you .

Love them .

Amen .

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Dreams

I have often thought about the stuff dreams are made of .

Of course , apart from things like a foundation , an innate passion and a resilience to stand up against all odds to make it happen , what else is there ?

Are we missing out on something here?

Stuff dreams are made of ..

To sum it all up , I came up with a quote inspired by Brian Houston , though this is my rendition of it

” Sow to Succeed , and Succeed to Serve ”

If you have stayed with me thus far , good to know you are a dreamer !

Dreamers are not day dreamers.

Dreamers are pioneers , visionaries , builders and legends in their own right . 

They know what they stand for , personally and professionally , and integrate their values to pursue the Highest Will for their lives .

Enriching to be one , I’m guessing! But as Scripture aptly puts it , ” He , to whom much is given , much is required” .

So what IS required of one ?

I believe in the ” sowing and reaping ” principle , the ” cause and effect ” .

You have a dream , a vision you desire the manifestation and fulfilment of .

That’s great .

More often than not , however , it is a process , a walk , a journey , what we call ” the good fight of faith ” .

It build us , and as a result , we are rewarded by the manifestations of that which we truly desire , with good intentions and good motives .

I digress.

Let’s focus .

” Sow to Succeed ,

And

Succeed to Serve ” .

Why don’t we strive to sow into our God given Dream  and Destiny ?

Sow with our love and generosity towards those around us .

Sow into The House of The Lord with our gifts , talents , time and tithes?

Sow into our vision by speaking Life and Faith into it , every single day .

Sow into it , as Scripture puts it ,by writing it down and making it plain/clear ?

Sow into our dream by guarding the voices that surround it .

Sow into it with fervent , consistent prayers .

Sow into it by sharing it with trustworthy , life giving friends and family ?

Just sow .

So you know , we can succeed and succeed we will !

We sow in faith and we reap what we sow .

We make the causes and lavish the effects .

However ,

Once ” successful “, now what ?

We have realised what was once only a seed , as Bishop Jakes puts it , “an acorn with the potential of an Oak tree” .

But we weren’t built to just rest on our  laurels .

So we take it to the next level , and I just don’t mean more and more creative ideas for our continued prosperity , but contributing in a way that we give back to the community that first , gave itself to us .

So how do we want to give back ?

We serve .

Not out of obligation , but because , as Scripture puts it , ” our cup runs over ” .

We Serve the folks around us with what we have to offer as a result of our Success .

We serve the poor and the underprivileged.

We serve in our local communities and families .

We serve in donations to the global movement against human trafficking.

We serve in The House of The Lord with ever increasing zest and earnest .

We serve in the ministries that invested in us .

We serve with generosity in the use of our resources.

We serve .

Whatever creative ways we can possibly come up with .

We serve .

And guess what happens ?

That ” service” in turn becomes a ” seed ” that you have ” sown ” , intentionally or unintentionally into The Kingdom of The Most High .

As  Christine Caine says ,” you never know the Eternal consequences of the seed you are sowing ” , so never underestimate the power in your seed .

It can be a vessel for miracles !

A vessel that continues the on going rhythm of  “Sow to Succeed , and Succeed to Serve ” . 

AMEN !

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Divine Mandate 

Let’s give it a thought .

We each have a specific calling , a designated assignment if you may , to be fulfilled during our time in The Earth. We are innately endowed with talents and gifts unique to us , with capacities to serve that differ , and character that is constantly and consistently being moulded by the day , in order that we may become the kind of person who does complete justice to their Calling when time beckons  our undivided attention,  initiative and responsibility.

We may have different ministries  , different careers , different journeys ; but  all welding together into the fabric of One Integrated Common Divine Mandate on our lives .

And what’s that you ask ?

Simply this.

We are world changers and history makers , barrier breakers and peace makers , leaders and innovators , creators and pioneers , champions and overcomers .

We are the voice to the voiceless , the salt in the tasteless, the light in the darkness , the hope in the hopelessness , the salvation in the brokenness.

We have a Divine Mandate that goes beyond the superficial limitations of a career you carefully carved out for yourself , a job profile you are trying with all your might to fit in , a social life that somehow makes you come alive , or a business venture you know is your God given dream . Whatever it is that currently has your time, focus and drive ; it will be sustainable only to the extent that it does justice to the Mandate on your life .

The work you put in is good . But do you think you would experience greater peace , abundant joy and dumb founding results  if you knew you were not just another worker in another ministry but God’s Chosen Vessel to bring change in your area of influence?

You are not just another receptionist.

Just another pilot.

Just another stay-at-home mom.

Just another speaker.

Just another dancer.

Just another manager.

Just another doctor.

Just another teacher .

No.

You are the salt and light of the world . You are the lotus that blooms in muddy waters , and leads by example . You are the diamond that is forged under pressure . You are the sandalwood with a fragrance so distinctive , it marks you wherever you go . You are the fire that burns brighter with every log that is added to it . You are the bird with the song so harmonious , it entices others to join you . You are the banyan not ashamed of it’s roots.

You are called to make a difference and spread your joy, your fragrance and your flavour wherever life takes you . You may change careers , change spouses , change your path in life , but my prayer for you is that you may never deviate from  your Divine Mandate .

It’s unchangeable.

It’s constant.

It’s you.

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