A preacher once told the story of an experience and observation he made during a hurricane. It was a tale of resilience in the face of a raging storm. And this was about a palm tree defying the brutal force of a hurricane. As the strong wind currents traveled, it made a dash across the city landscape collapsing and destroying houses, uprooting infrastructures and all kinds of trees…but one. The palm tree resisted and withstood the pressures from all around its vicinity.
Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel like life is treating you unfairly? Or maybe God isn’t coming through for you as quickly as you’ve projected and thereby seeming too slow for your liking? Is your patience running out of steam? Then, you need to read this post written by Fola and pressed from openpleasures.com
One thing I have learned over time as a Christian is never to look back and regret where I am now based on where I’m coming from. This feeling of regret often set in when we believe we should have achieved more than we have already accomplished.
Discouragement is a deadly thing to habour and this is because of its tendency to leave you feeling exhausted, frustrated, worried and tired of living your life. It depletes enthusiasm and the drive to pursue your goals and dreams. Ironically, we all get discouraged in one way or the other as we journey through life but not all of us know how to manage, deal with or even nip discouragement in the bud. But here below is what works for me…
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I recently picked up the word scary from my little girl’s vocabulary and it left me wondering how and where she got it from. So, I started to re-orientate her on the word scary meaning fear. As part of my conscious efforts to help my 2-year-old do away with the S-word, I discovered I had learnt a handful myself in the process. All about the true nature of scary (fear).
This is what I’ve learnt;
Here’s a very encouraging and uplifting piece written by Fola originally posted on openpleasures.com
Many things come right at us in the form of worries every single day. Waking up late on a Monday morning has the power to set our hearts to worry if we would be able to catch our ‘regular’ bus or train to work and if you don’t use the public commute, you worry if you can still make it in time with the ‘regular’ traffic on your way. If only that can set our hearts in ‘worry mode’, then how about if you or your child has to be on a waiting list for school or waiting for an interview feedback for a dream job, not to talk of when we are faced with financial, emotional, relationship or health issues.