Tag: Success

THE FUNNY THING ABOUT HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

I was embarrassed to share the featured picture for this post with you. It felt awkward.

I mean, what is a man in a suit doing carrying around and riding “half” a bicycle?

But, that’s the thing about humble beginnings-

They quite simply are – HUMBLE! Continue reading “THE FUNNY THING ABOUT HUMBLE BEGINNINGS”

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″

POSITIVY SHOES

I remember when I first came to know the Lord. For me, it was quite the experience. I had a zeal to study and to pray after that. I remember this one night. We had spent an entire night praying, singing, and just being in his presence. It was beautiful. Its normal for folks where I grew up. It was then that that still small voice whispered – Continue reading “POSITIVY SHOES”

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”

FAMILY IS GOLD

You have heard it said that, “Life is not about the destination but its about the journey.” Well, I disagree. Okay maybe – slightly.

The most valuable lesson I have learned in my travels and adventures is this:

Life, dreams, visions…destiny is not about the destination and its really not about the journey either. Its about THE PEOPLE on the journey to your destination.

Continue reading “FAMILY IS GOLD”

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”

TAMING INSPIRATION

Inspiration is like a wild stallion, charging about and spontaneously running from one place to the next within the incredible matrix and network of your mind. Inspiration is also as evasive as a cloud. You can see it, sense it, and climb a mountain to touch it. But, hold it—you cannot.

Still, inspiration is like watching a cowboy in a rodeo, attempting to ride a wild raging bull for as long as he can to win the cheer of the crowd and claim the respect and prize of the judges. The thing about riding a wild bull is that you can’t—you can only attempt to do so, for a very short time. You can tame it for the number of seconds for which you ride it. Continue reading “TAMING INSPIRATION”

WHERE TO START WITH YOUR DREAMS

After the set of events that transpired leading me to travel once, and then twice on the same journey (as you earlier read), I was puzzled by a question. Upon returning from my long journeys across the East, my cousins shared with me the same anxiety and curiosity.

Neither of us seemed to be progressing. I was at my lowest point, having suffered major setbacks and failures. My cousins were no exception. What was the question? Let me explain with a story. Continue reading “WHERE TO START WITH YOUR DREAMS”