Success: You Are The Yardstick

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I was going to do a post on the Equalism series I posted previously but I’m not quite done typing it ye so I decided to get Lately I’ve been thinking, ‘What is  Success?’. What should it be to each and everyone of us and what’s our yardstick. People? Society? Peers? Friends? Parents?…You? What exactly do we use to define our success in life? It’s relative. It MUST be different for everyone right. I mean, someone has to clean the streets. The question is, was that as a product of failure or success? Either way, someone has to clean the streets.

The way I see it it’s never so simple (well most things aren’t.). I’ll use me for example. I’ve tried for a nice long while to be the best that I can be. Fallen off that wagon so many times I ashamed to keep counting but perseverance and anxiety…

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Why I write…..

 

Simple….I love feelings. I love to experience them, read them, ignite them, I love talking about them and now I am learning the art of expressing them. One of the hardest things to do is trying to write them down. You may have a passion that is kept secret for only yourself, but when the time comes to allow others into your little secret…you simply can’t. No words can describe the depth in which your passion resides. All that is left are shallow words, the same you use to describe your favourite pizza or the moment your favourite song plays in the café. How professional song writers do it…I will try to find out, but until then, I will keep searching for that tune, that rhythm that voice that will get me so lost in…..I suggest you do too

 

My Inspiration…feelings

My Topic….writing

My Opinion….stated

Beautiful package, beautiful gift…..

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I couldn’t help but share this with the world after seeing this passage today from “Woman thou art loosed” edition KJV Bible by T.D Jakes, it’s so encouraging to anyone who may feel lost in themselves for a moment or for a long time. Based on Colossians 1:9-11….

The greater part of your attractiveness — the part that draws or attracts other people to you – is on the inside, not on your flesh. Our society spends billions of dollars a year to convince you to buy hundreds, even thousands of dollars worth of clothes and make-up in order to fix  up something that doesn’t really matter all that much. We spend countless hours at beauty salons and spas and malls in order to buy, acquire, or create the things we think will draw other people to us, but which actually have very little drawing power. What you create or design on the outside of yourself may  turn a head or two, but it is powerless to turn a mind or a heart.

You are bombarded daily with messages that tell you that if you will only go to the right weight-loss centre and get down to the right size, dye your hair the right shade, go to the right spa, use the right toothpaste, put on the right make-up, wear the right outfit at the right time, and be seen in the right places with the right people, then you will most certainly be able to attract the right man and have the right children and  live in the right neighbourhood and enjoy the right kind of life!

When we do this and nothing “right” happens for us, we are puzzled. We sit back and ask, “What went wrong?” This is what went wrong: We became the merchandise for those who tried to sell us the merchandise.

We’ve been had! The average woman, Christians included will spend thousands of dollars this year on hats and hair colour, earrings and evening dresses. Sadly, they will make no real investment to build or support those inner qualities that truly attract others to us and to Jesus Christ our Saviour. If you are only concerned with what you look like, you are going to be very shallow, superficial person. People are going to find that once they have quite playing with you, the box you came in was beautifully wrapped, but empty.

Go back to the source of your attractiveness—the Holy Spirit of God. He is the one who woos and wins the heart. When you are His woman, He will draw you to the right people for the right purposes at just the right time

All around me I see images and adverts showing me, friends and family telling me what I should look like when what I should look like makes me feel even more self conscious. To that I say “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” and “my worth is far above rubies”. A woman’s self-worth is impossible to crack if she knows how much of value she is when God is her creator. Enjoy your day people people and share the love.

My Inspiration…..a rough morning

My Topic…..value

My Opinion…..stated

Do you love me now…..

I leave you with this beautiful song by Nneka which seems to bring about moments of sadness, confusion, hurt, doubt and moments of compromise. The world is full of deceit and devious minds that may act innocent but it’s only later on that you find out the extent of the damage. Somebody once told me to put all my trust in God and not in man because with man, you surely will be disappointed….after all we are lead by our emotions. I find that with God, I don’t even have to ask or do anything for Him to love me, He just does. That is what He is….Love. I hope you find that and believe that for yourself too.

My inspiration……music

My topic…..life

My opinion……stated

No flesh should glory in His presence…Ted Williams

I know that it has been about a week since “the man with the Golden Voice” started appearing on our tv screens but its the beginning of the year and this was one of the first things that really captivated me. I hadn’t heard of him until the end of the week when the hype had died down because I was hibernating in my room doing completely nothing whilst trying to avoid the inevitable notion of studying (STUDent DYing), how I regret that now.when i did hear his story on the tv i immediately thought of…..

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and God has chosen the base things of the world, and things which are despised, and things which are not, in order to bring to nothing things are; so that no flesh should glory in His presence” Continue reading “No flesh should glory in His presence…Ted Williams”