Tag: Journal

WHY DO “THEY” PROSPER & I DON’T, EVEN THOUGH I SAID YES TO GOD? – PART 1

You said yes to God. You have given 100% to follow him. You have been at it for years. Still, things are stalling for you. You aren’t seeing any major breakthrough. No matter how much you try, how hard you pray, and the effort you put in, you don’t seem to be going anywhere. Yet, according to you, – THEY –

~those who are not as spiritual, not following God faithfully or at all~

-are prospering and going places. Why?

Why is it that I am following God and doing everything right but I am not prospering? Instead, it seems those who aren’t following God are prospering. How come these problems never end? I am tired man. Why do things just seem hard even after I have given God a hundred percent? How come it seems like things are working for other people and seems to come easy to others while for me its a fight…? Its not fair…! This faith thing must be a lie.

You want answers!

Welcome to the club. You are not alone. Continue reading “WHY DO “THEY” PROSPER & I DON’T, EVEN THOUGH I SAID YES TO GOD? – PART 1″

UN-EXPECTED BLESSINGS FROM A DYING MAN

Bastard Son! I remember it well. That’s how my step mother called me. Bastard Son! Unworthy of anything good. Useless! Expendable. Yes, she meant it and all the other unnamed curses too.  Continue reading “UN-EXPECTED BLESSINGS FROM A DYING MAN”

ON NOT BURNING BRIDGES

Breaking or burning a bridge is an idiom that describes straining, stressing, disconnecting, or breaking a deep or shared bond you have with others. So…

About burning bridges – dont’!

Yesterday, while helping a friend, who is 86, she said something that brought back sad memories and a difficult lesson. Naito said, Continue reading “ON NOT BURNING BRIDGES”

LESSONS IN COURAGE: STORY OF THE BEST ZERO

Fear is a speed-bump. But don’t let fear become a STOP SIGN!!! – John Maxwell

Are you a people pleaser?

Have you ever lacked courage?

Have you ever been so afraid to say NO because of what you thought people would say?

Have you ever been so afraid to something that would hurt someone but help, preserve, and protect your priority, build your reputation, and preserve your dignity?

Are you looking for something that can help you become courageous?

Well, I have a solution for you. Continue reading “LESSONS IN COURAGE: STORY OF THE BEST ZERO”

FOUR TIPS TO FLOURISH IN LIFE

May you flourish like the trees of Lebanon…and become as famous as the wine of Lebanon.

This is a blessing I read in the bible. Wine has a good rep and the respect of people with class. I can prove it to you. When you think – wine tasting – what comes to mind? Who comes to mind? But I want to focus on the word flourish.

Let the word – flourish – sit in your mind and in your heart for a moment…

Feels good doesn’t it? Continue reading “FOUR TIPS TO FLOURISH IN LIFE”

THE BIRTH OF BELIEF

People with perseverance have gone on to achieve what those with genius have not. Repetition is what routinizes faith in action, turning it into a consistent, everyday occurrence. Repetition invokes belief in the heart which is the first and main ingredient for inspiring action. After belief is inspired, faith comes by “hearing” and pursuing the possibility of the words you intend to become. Continue reading “THE BIRTH OF BELIEF”

THE ROAD TO DESTINY IS IN THE GIVING OF YOURSELF

In the words of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, faith is precisely the courage to take a risk in spite of the uncertainty, the doubts, the fears, and pressures. It’s your willingness to believe that “Though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death” you will not fear; you will not fail. As the good book says, “As the good book says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (1)Continue reading “THE ROAD TO DESTINY IS IN THE GIVING OF YOURSELF”

FAITH SIMPLISTICS – PRACTICAL APPLICATION

Faith is a fruitcake.

NO! I don’t mean the slur used to describe gay people.

I mean – fruitcake – as in acting with conviction in such a way that others see and think of you as being weird, foolish, unusual, – a fruitcake.

Faith is simple. It is simply the action behind your willingness to be “foolish” or “look foolish” for what you believe in and WHO you believe in, even if that means looking like a fruitcake in front of others. Continue reading “FAITH SIMPLISTICS – PRACTICAL APPLICATION”

FAITH LOGISTICS TO BEGIN DEVELOPING YOUR DESTINY

To pioneer, to develop your dreams, visions, ideas, and enterprise…you need faith. In fact, the Hebrew word for businessman is ohmein which translates to “Man of Faith.” To travel on a road you have never traveled before, you need faith. But faith begins with risk. Continue reading “FAITH LOGISTICS TO BEGIN DEVELOPING YOUR DESTINY”