2018. március 17., szombat

"Whence Knowest Thou Me? (...) I Saw Thee"

"Nathaniel said unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee."

John 1: 48
American Standard Version

It takes wisdom to know what you see. It takes experience to see.
What you see is either reality or your reality. Come to that, does reality exist at all? Or is it just a figment of our imagination? Our neverending human desire to make life seem secure and predictable?

The things we know and this thing we call reality is always changing.
What you make of it is up to you. What you make of it is your decision. And this decision will give you that inner peace and wisdom to see and to know.

2018. március 16., péntek

"I Thank My God Always"

"I thank my God always, making mention of thee in my prayers,"

Philemon 1: 4
American Standard Version

Praying and thanksgiving day by day gives serenity and calm even when times our tough. Especially when times are tough. When everything goes fine, it is easy to give thanks, be calm and happy. Anyone can do that. Tough times on the other hand test us.

As anyone who works for himself/herself, as any businessperson knows, sometimes things can get nasty, really nasty. It's part of business. When you go through the rough and tumble of hard times it is easy to get caught up in negativity. So that is why it is important, both in good and bad times to thank the Lord and say our prayers. To fill our heart and soul with dreams, joy and hope. To fill our mind with positive thoughts, dreams. To fill our spirit with energy to build our world.

2018. március 15., csütörtök

"We Hope for That Which We See Not, Then Do We with Patience Wait for It"

"But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it."

Romans 8:25
American Standard Version

Hope is the fuel of our dreams. First we dream it, whatever we deem to be worthwhile and then we do it. And in the middle, there stands hope. Hope is illusional but used rightly it leads us to places we have never been to. And with hope comes patience.

Patience is a virtue few of us value. You can be impatient with little things, with mundane, time-consuming activities because you know that real patience takes character. Patience to wait for the results you've envisioned. Successful businesspeople, even successful politicians know it. 
They can wait even decades for events to unfold. 

And then we wait patiently for our new world, the world that was first a dream, then a hope and then reality.

When we want to achieve something, we have passion. We have dedication. This dedication is powered by our hope. The hope to get where we want to be.

2018. március 14., szerda

"Goodness Should Not Be as of Necessity, but of Free Will"

"but without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will."

Philemon 1:14
American Standard Version

Anything that comes out of sheer necessity and not of free will, sooner or later does more harm than good and then perishes.
Free will gives us who we are. Free will gives us goodness. Free will can create the life, the world we desired. Free will gives us strength and the willpower to do good things in our life. Free will is the essence of God.

God is with us. God shows his goodness in countless ways. One of this is our soul. When we listen to our soul and then act upon what we feel inside, our world changes and so do we. Goodness comes into our life and stays in it.

2018. március 13., kedd

"I Trust in the Lord"

"(...)I trust in the Lord (...)"

Philippians 2: 24
American Standard Version

Trust in ourselves and trust in the Lord. 
When we do something and when we get on with our daily lives, it is paramount we believe in something greater than ourselves. When we trust in the Lord we know that he is by our side. 
We feel the universe and the forces in it. The universe is in us.
We do our work, we do what we are here on this earth for and when we have done everything in our power and while we are doing everything we can to fulfill our destiny, we trust in God. 
We trust in the Lord. 

When we trust in the Lord, when we feel that universal power, inner peace is the reward. And inner peace is the most important element to reach your goals and to become who you are meant to become.  

Doing everything you can and trusting in the Lord paves the way for changing your world.

"The Son of Man Is Lord of The Sabbath"

"The Son of man is lord of the sabbath."

Luke 6:5
American Standard Version

There are days for celebrating and there are days for working.
There are days for weeping and there are days for smiling. 

There are days for thinking and there are days for learning. 
There are days for moving and there are days for resting. 
There are days for reading and there are days for writing. 
There are days for eating and there are days for fasting. 
There are days for words and there are days for silence. 

The important thing is to know which one you have chosen for that day. 

2018. március 12., hétfő

"For Therefore Was I Sent"

"And when it was day, he came out and went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought after him, and came unto him, and would have stayed him, that he should not go from them. But he said unto them, I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of God to the other cities also: for therefore was I sent."

Luke 4:42, 43

American Standard Version

Not only in this day and age but, according to the Bible, since the dawn of time, distractions are present in human life. 

Distractions can take many forms and shapes. 
Other people who are hellbent on diverting our attention and energy just to push their agenda and interest. 
Food (Hi, I'm Stella and I'm a chocaholic) that we indulge in and soon some excess fatty here and there crops up on our body. 
Entertainment that we enjoy but eventually these events keep us from really getting to know ourselves and concentrating on our goals. 
Debts that we pile up because of our desire to show off bigger cars and homes and travels that we can afford. 

You name it, you can continue the list as long as you wish. 

The true blessing is in the laser focus you have when you know what you are on this earth for.
There are some of us who truly know what they are here for at an early age.  

The world is changing. We live longer and we stay healthy longer.
It means that there are more and more of us who start to bloom, live our life to the fullest, focus on our true calling well over our forties. 

This is the first time in the history of humankind when this happens to crowds of people. 
It is still a relatively rare phenomenon but it is growing as a social trend and it is here and here to stay.
In the past there was Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's who started his true career at the age of 52. Before that he was a 'simple' salesman. Or Colonel Sanders who founded KFC when he was 62.
These were rare instances. Not any more.

Today it is becoming more and more of a societal change. A demographic trend.

It doesn't matter when we realize what our true calling is. As Steve Jobs said in the best motivational speech ever, in his Stanford commencement speech: "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." 
The important thing is that when you have found it, focus on it.

That focus will give you strength to fulfill your destiny.