“Forgiveness”. A simple word, but a though act to follow through with.

My dear friends, un-forgiveness is a danger to your well being, cancerous tumor that has led to the death – physical and spiritual of many. And the enemy of our 534253_407228992664539_957692351_nsoul knows just how to stoke it. The devil gives man a plethora of reasons never to forgive. But for each of his wiles to work, he capitalizes on man’s ego (a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance).

If we can do a dispassionate check on the real reason why we hold unto offense, we would see it boils down to these: ‘who does he take me for?’ or ‘why does she think she can do this to me and get away with it?’ or ‘I will show you that I am not easy to cheat (or put down etc.). Or things in that region. And the devil is a master at playing on man’s emotions.

There are many recipes out there on how to forgive and move on. I crave your indulgence to add one more. It might be hard to swallow but it may just save your life.

Regard yourself less, in fact without esteem, without honour in the sight of men. This way you will feel less offense and will not have to deal with the baggage that comes with un-forgiveness.

See, when you refuse to forgive people, you give such people power to control your life! Simple. For as long as you habour un-forgiveness, your life is no longer yours. How? You think offence, you meditate on offence, time best spent in getting and working on ideas to move your life forward will be tied down to this negative emotion. Guess what? You will live, breath and spew offense, and in the process alienate your destiny helpers. Because unforgiving clouds your thought process is clouded, you are prone to errors that are best avoided! YOUR LIFE IS RULED BY OFFENSE!

Finally, let me counsel – forgiveness is not for the other person, IT IS ACTUALLY FOR YOU. No matter how painful the process would be, release your offenders and move on with your life.

You were created to excel, and excel you shall IJMN. We love you! Shalom.



SHM REFLECTIONS_As You Begin 2015….

My dear friends, Happy New Year! I pray for you that 2015 will be your year of PROMOTION, as it is for us in SHM. Your lives will change radically for the best this new year, the mercies of God will open doors of opportunities for you, and your story shall change for the better IJMN.
If I ask a poll to be taken as to how many out there will consider 2014 a fruitful year, I can assure you many would say “it could have been better”. Some may even say “I couldn’t wait for it to pass over me” because potentials were not fulfilled, expectations not met.
But let me encourage you as you start this season of NEW BEGINNING that it is not over; not whilst you can still draw breath! Trust me, a living dog is better than a dead lion. Despite how some may feel because of unrealized desires and targets last year, I want to assure you that you are not a failure. Oh, far from it! Why? Simply because of the way God sees you, that’s why!
So, how does He see you? AS THE FINISHED PRODUCT! That’s how. You may not look it now, your situation may not speak it now; but trust me, the Almighty God sees you as He created you – a masterpiece! A success! A cornerstone!
Maybe you still do not believe me? Alright, fair enough. I challenge you then to look at your Bible now for confirmation. Hebrews chapter 11 gives us a very long list of people referred to as the heroes of faith; in other words, those who pleased God (For without faith no man can please God, right?) You will discover to your amazement that everybody mentioned there save for Enoch (for whom the Bible gave scant information) did not live perfect lives while alive!
Is it Abraham and his misadventure to get the promised child which led to Ismail and the division between faiths today? Or Moses, who did not make it to the promised land because of a recurring emotional issue that yet again caused him another lapse in judgment? Or dithering Brother Gideon, who kept doubting God’s offer to use him after each miracle by God to prove His call? STILL, GOD RECORDS THEM AS HEROES OF FAITH! Because that is how God sees man – the finished product, not a work in progress! And that is still how he sees you and me, dear friends.
Why is this important this new year? Because you must never allow what you went through in 2014 determine what you will get in 2015!!! So, maybe 2014 did not birth for you your desires or expectations; maybe you fell short in your anticipated blessings despite your best efforts; or maybe you saw no silver lining at all in the dark clouds that gathered? Listen to me, the joy of your situation is that you are still alive, and therefore you still have hope for a better 2015!
I encourage therefore to keep still, God has not forgotten you! He cannot forget you despite the best efforts of your situation! I see a better 2015 ahead of you! This year, you shall be numbered among the blessed, the fortunate, worthy to be envied folk IJMN. I see your story changing! I decree that the immutable principles of God for success will find alignment with your preparations and miracles will be birthed in your life. I look forward to hearing your testimony of change, of promotion, in 2015!
You shall excel IJMN. We love you! Happy New Year!!!
Shalom.New-Year-2015_Socila Media Platforms

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