Until you learn to say Thank You Jesus, as you carry your cross everyday, you will not become a happy disciple of the Lord. Someone once said that everyday we go through five minor humilations or minor crisis situations and in our lifetime, we shall go through five major humilations or major crisis situations.
As a person of faith, instead of looking at these as humilations , we can look at them as crosses. I personally look at my daily cross as an opportunity to grow. Jesus said in Mathew 10;38 that “whoever does not take up his cross and follow after him is not worthy of me.” This means that if we do not take up our daily crosses we shall be disciples of Jesus.This is why I say that instead of complaining about our daily challenges or humilations, we should thank God for the crosses of the day, because carrying them will help us better disciples of Christ.
We also have to remember that without the help of Christ, we cannot carry our daily crosses.Your everyday cross, can come from your family, friends or enemies.Whichever way, it comes from, the most important thing for to do is to carry it, to grow from it and to love God more.
God always gives us the cross we need to love Him more.If you need patience, your cross will come in the form of impatient people or situations in which your patience will be treated.Don’t make the mistake of trying to carry your cross alone, present your situation to God and ask Him to help you.
We all know that Jesus came so that we may life and have it more abundantly.Everyday, we have to try to deal in one form or another. It could be from illness, work, family or social life.Sometimes life could be going well then unexpectedly something bad will happen.What will you do?One effective way to deal with such a situation is to pray.
Pray for divine protection and divine grace.Ask God for the wisdom to deal with difficult and unexpected challenges.Remember that stress can impact our lives at anytime, anywhere.How you react to it, will determine whether you can overcome it or manage it and still be happy.
First you need to pray for acceptance. This means you accept that God is the almighty and you need His help for any project you want to accomplish.If you want to minimize stress you have to realize that sometimes the disappointments we experience in our daily lives, can be the greatest gifts God has ever given us.
One way we can take advantage of the opportunities that can be potentially associated with daily stress is to pray for the grace to help us to take the right action when such activities or events occur. Sometimes, this will mean walking away, at other times it might mean asking questions and other times it alo means asking God for forgiveness.
The key to taking the right action is situational management.Look for the valuable lesson in the moments or situations that make up your daily life.Sometimes the lesson can be life-saving, though it might be very stressful at the time of its occurrence.
What do you do with the moments that make up your day? Do you try to do the right thing or do you try to do things that may not be in the up and up? Each moment that makes up your day is an opportunity for you to live according to the will of God by treating others the way, you would like to be treated. It is an opportunity for you to try your best, to be patient with those you find annoying while being thankful for the blessings you have received in your life. In short, you can make yourself a winner by making God the winner through out the moments that make up your day.
However, we all know that this is easier said than done. This is because sometimes we get carried away by our emotions, our desires or our need to justify our actions or decisions.Sometimes this means we take the easy way out, we choose to look for a quick fix, like lying, corruption, stealing , lashing out in anger, drugs or sex, instead of trying to do the right thing.
We sometimes do the wrong thing because it is easier to do. Like David in the bible, we sometimes find it easier to look lustfully at others than to look away. This is especially true, if we rely on ourselves. This will lead us to the path of falling into temptation,doing harm to ourselves, to our families and to others.However, if we admit that we are weak and ask God to help us, we can look at others the way, we would like them to look at us. We can look at them with love.Doing this will help us become winners.
If you truly want to become a winner throughout the moments that make up your day, then you must be prepared to look at each moment of the day as an opportunity for you to transform into abundance, just like the merchant sees every moment or an encounter with a customer as an opportunity to make profit. We can do this praying to win through out the day.
Through prayers, we remove the burden from ourselves, because we acknowledge that we cannot do anything by ourselves, without the help of God. Through prayers, we infuse the moments that make up our days with the transformational power of grace. This will help us to make the right decisions and take the right action, in the different situations and circumstances, we find ourselves in, throughout the day.
How can we do this consistently?
By praying to win every day.
By being thankful to God.
By planning ahead.
By avoiding occasions of sin.
By watching what we read and what we watch.
By taking daily action to help us become more financially independent.
By becoming more forgiving.
By becoming more kind and more generous with our time and possessions.
Finally, we simply ask so that we shall receive. May God continue to bless you and transform you into a winner throughout the moments that make up your day.
If you want to live abundantly, be prepared to love abundantly. This means trying as much as you can to love yourself and others without conditions and without benchmarks.Are you prepared to forgive those who treat you the way you do not like? Are you ready to overlook hurtful remarks and accept your daily challenges? Here are 3 tips to unlimited abundance.
The first tip is that you should anchor your quest for unlimited abundance in the Lord. Remember that in John 10:10b, Jesus said”I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” This means Jesus has come so that we can have joy, happiness,health and success beyond our imagination.
This does not mean, we shall live a life without struggle.After all in John 10:10 a, Jesus said ,”A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy.” This means that while Jesus is prepared to give unlimited abundance , the thief , who can sometimes come to us in the form of our excuses or uncontrolled desires , is out limit our abundance and destroy us. However, if we make the mistake of trying to fight a thief who is much stronger than us, we shall lose.
The second tip for unlimited abundance is praying to win. This means you talk to God about your situation in life. You admit your weaknesses, imperfections and sins. You tell God your fears , concerns and worries. Howevr, don’t forget to tell God about your hopes, goals and dreams. Finally , tell God about your plans and the daily action states you intend to take to help you make your dreams a reality. After all, We all know that God helps those who help themselves.
This is means that after you have prayed and presented your plans to God, if you stumble on the way, you will have to get up and keep on going. After all because Jesus, loved us so much, even after falling three times on his road to calvary, he still got up and carried his cross. This was because he knew his mission was to die for us, so that we become children of God and have the capacity to have life abundantly. What can we learn from this?
Do you cooking because the first time you tried it nobody wanted to It? No, what you do is go back to the drawing board and learn how to become a better cook. Did you give up driving because the first time , you tried it ,you failed? No. Do not give on your prayers or your desire for unlimited abundance because you are struggling right now. After all, most great projects start small.
The third tip to living with unlimited abundance, is being thankful. The more you thank God for what he has done for you, the more he will do for you. You can thank God through the “Thank You Jesus Rosary”, you can also thank God through regular reading of the bible, you can also thank God by sharing your time,talents and wealth with others. You can help others get an education or get access to health.You can also thank God, by trying to do ordinary things extra=ordinarily well.
May God continue to bless you beyond your wildest imagination. May you have life with unlimited abundance!!!!!!
Time is the most precious commodity we have. We all have only 24 hours in a day,yet some of us get the most out of it, while others continue to make excuses for wasting time. While there are many psychology and business books that will teach you about time management, few of those books will talk about making God your divine partner for better time management.
Making God our partner will help us get direction and purpose in our daily activities. It will also help us to more urgently appreciate the value of the present moment. While yesterday is gone and tomorrow is uncertain, the least we can do is make sure we do our best with the present moment.What do you typically do your present moment? Do you go to work? Are you getting ready fora party? Asking God for help?
Sometimes we are in such a hurry to get things done that we forget to share our plans with God. Whenever, I tried this approach I have ended up wasting more time and achieving much less. This is usually due to a string of distractions that suddenly crop and end up leading to a significant waste of my time.
Trusting God and telling Him about your situation may help you accept what you cannot change. This will include those times when you have done everything possible but you still end up with problems. In such situations believe that God will see you through and help you to manage your time in such situations. Make God your partner, because without his help you will find yourself struggling to manage time and your life .
Unfortunately, one of the reasons we waste time is because, we take like for granted. We forget that the only time we are 100% sure of experiencing is right now. yesterday is gone and tomorrow depends on God. This is why it would be wise foe us to partner with God and ask Him to help us make the best use of the present moment.
You can become a winner by depending on God all the time. Say short prayers all the time. The more we depend on God, the more we show how much we trust Him. However, we ll have to remember that loving God and living according to His will all the days of all lives. Challenges can come in many different ways. They can come from work , from school or from home. Sometimes they can come swiftly and unexpectedly from the evil one.
It will be a big mistake for you to try to fight the devil alone. He has been around for a long, long time and he knows all the suggestions he can throw at you the he convinced Eve to eat the apple. Remember that the devil even tempted Jesus. Therefore, we should not be surprised if the devil tries to convince us to do the wrong thing.
If we depend on God all the time, we shall continue to overcome all the problems that will come our way. Whether these problems are financial or academic , spiritual or health -related issues . Through baptism , we all have the grace to live as children of God. To get the most out of our new life in Christ, we have acknowledge our weaknesses and total dependency on God. After all, Christ said that without Him. we can do nothing.
Unfortunately, sometimes we get carried away by our desires and tendency to seek pleasure at any cost. We forget that we are all struggling with the sin in us, that makes us do what we do want to do and fail to do what we want to do.This is because the body has desires against the spirit . According to St. Paul in Galatians, 16,” live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh”. In order to do this, we need to gain a better understanding of ourselves, our inner compass and the patterns that dominate our lives.
If you really want to become a winner and consistently overcome your daily temptations, you have to start by admitting to God that you need His help all the time. God will will help us if we take the steps to help ourselves. First we have to help ourselves by thanking God everyday. Secondly we have to pray to win everyday. We can do this by praying for ourselves and by asking others to pray for us. The third step would be to try to help others . By helping others we feel better about ourselves and become reminded of how God has helped us become more successful and happy in our daily lives, despite our daily struggles against sin and man’s wickedness to man.