Getting motivated and staying motivated is often difficult. There are times when you may feel like giving up. But remember that the ones who achieve success are the ones who didn’t quit when the going got tough. If you surround yourself with people who only have hard luck stories to share you will become disheartened. It is therefore important to have in your circle positive people who will encourage you and help you up when you feel you are slipping.
We live in a world that thrives on negativity. It is the negative news that often make the headlines. It is the negative posts on social media that often get shared the most. Therefore don’t be surprised if people have negative things to say about you. You can do ninety-nine good things, but it is that one thing you did wrong that people will focus on.
The world would be a better place if we all came together and each one help the other. From nations and governments to the common man. If we all could work together and try to get along what a wonderful world this would be!
So often people try to equate wealth with happiness. Many have this unrealistic believe that if you are rich all your problems disappear. They fail to realize that rich or poor people have problems. Having money doesn’t mean that you won’t get ill. It doesn’t mean you are immune to drug addiction, heartbreak, betrayal or other ills that ordinary people struggle with in their lives.
One must always remember that rich or poor people are human with feelings and emotions. Rich people are likely to make mistakes like everyone else. Riches or celebrity status does not make anyone immune to life’s problems. We all have our struggles so we should never be envious and have lack empathy for others.
If only we as humans could find it in our heart to look past class and race and see each other as human beings. God made us all equal but mankind have divided us into groups and have created social status because although we are one some want feel more superior. My question is, in the final judgment will there be two heavens one for the ruling class and one for minorities. Will God look on us and select us based on the color of our skin. We all need to look inward to the man in the mirror and change our ways.
Nothing makes for a happier relationship than to have: a man who understands himself and his role. A man who understands that life comes with responsibilities and it is not always going to be smooth sailing. A man who will ride with the tide and be a tower of support when the waters of life gets turbulent. One who will not back down nut stand tall and give support to his woman.
His woman in return should get to know his likes, his dislikes, his dreams, and his aspiration. Give him love and support and make him feel appreciated. Because he is a man doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to feel appreciated nor does it mean that he doesn’t want to feel loved too. If he gives you his all you should give him your all. Love and cherish each.
I want us all to open up our eyes to the reality of the world in which we live and in particular the way we view others. I want you to consider the following scenario.
A very wealthy and generous man is going on a luxury cruise. He has invited some of the most well know celebrities and some of the most prominent pastors who heads well established ministries to go along with him. Before the ship sails he realizes there is still a lot of space and so he invites some homeless people from off the street. You are also invited.
Now each group of people is seated in separate sections but you can sit anywhere. Where would you choose to sit? I am taking a guess that that you would want to be with the celebrities or with the prominent pastors and sadly I must confess that I would probably choose either of these two groups too because let’s face it who wants to sit with a bunch of homeless smelly, people.
However let’s say out of nowhere there is a strong turbulence and you are thrown overboard, of the three groups who do you think will be the quickest to jump overboard to save your life. Do you think the celebrity will risk his life to save the life of someone who to them is nobody? Do you think that pastor with his mega-million ministry will shed his jacket and jump overboard to save you?
Sometimes it is the ones we overlook and disregard, the ones whose plight we pretend not to see, the ones we turn our nose up at and look upon with scorn, yes sometimes they are the very ones who will risk their lives to save ours.
God made the heaven and the earth, He made the days the sun, the moon and the stars and all was well. He made man in his own image. Man needed a companion and he made woman and all was well with the world.
Man decided to give names to the days and for some reason when man get involved there is confusion for now man spend time debating which day is the right day to worship and which one of the days that MAN NAMED did God make first. Why do people feel the only way to worship God is to gather inside a building and shout alleluia and amen.
So many miss the point and the real message: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Do good; feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless, visit the shut in and those in prison. Do we realize that if all mankind should do these simple acts of kindness and have love one to another, there would be no war, no people starving, or naked, or homeless, or lonely, or shunned. What greater worship to God than for mankind to live in love and harmony. Why don’t we focus on fulfilling the greatest commandment, Love God with all our hearts and the second greatest loving our fellowmen?
You are a person with purpose. You are someone who matters. Every person must believe that he or she has value. You are Important. You matter!
I have fallen, cried, been
Angry and afraid. But even
When I was hurting I always
Found a way to keep going.
A strong person never gives up.