2017 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBIT

WEEK 13. MENTAL TOUGHNESS.
Every human being has a weakness or another to contend with. Because no human being is God! He has not yet been born that human being who does not have issues. So, it is not new! 
The best we can do therefore, is to learn to identify, and starve our week points. And anyone who tells you it is easy has not done one successfully before! Because is is a tough, painful, and long process!
But the required starting point is to acquire ability for a tough mental state. Why mental? Because failed attempts to overcome problems usually would have focused on the symptoms, not root. The principle is FIRST WITHIN, THEN WITHOUT.
Successful athletes would tell you that they spend more time in mental preparation than they do with the physical side of training. Because what you get a picture of, is what you are empowered to do.
So, get a positive mental picture of yourself living above that problem, that addiction, that moral morass. Keep that mental picture strong; then gradually your mind would accept its possibility; and the flesh would follow. That was exactly what Abraham and Sarah had to do to get Isaac, which was why it took so long! (Story for another day, perhaps)
How to get that mental picture? By use of your imagination. Without imagination, he vital first step in self control is impossible. Picture yourself rising above that weakness, that contending issue. Remember what Jesus said about the devil, He COULD SEE Satan fall like lightening from heaven! And the Almighty God Himself saw order from the chaos of darkness before re-creation occurred. So, put you imagination to good use. Same way we picture before we act out those very things we need to correct, to put behind us!
Now, let the battle of the mind begin. 
You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
March 28th 2017. Salvation House.

An The Stones Tumbled

Easy to condemn,

Harder to forgive.

To ridicule others, effortless.

To praise, harder than meteorite. 

He who is without ought, He said,

the first stone to cast.

Alas, none the courage had,

to cast the stone first.

For none there be without fault.

Yet, they be fault finding!

At last all their stones tumbled,

humbled as their haughty bearers.

What a sight glorious when

all their stones tumbled,

their bearers humbled!

Thank you Sire, for lessons 

so apt, that my future assured.

No matter how filthy, how soiled.

A home for me to find in your

bossom so righteous; that I,

my dirty self, is made whole;

and made acceptable that no

haughty spirit can me torment!

Stones have tumbled indeed.
(Inspired by Jn. 8: 1-11)

© 4th January 2017. Adewale Adeniji.

2017 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITB _WEEK 2_ENCOURAGE YOUR SPOUSE

 

Encourage your spouse to flourish. By it you will stand beside a successful, grateful partner. Doing otherwise, for whatever reason, is the epitome of folly. We don’t want that, do we?

Let not simmering resentment rob you of the blessings of seeing your spouse succeed. See, no matter what he or she becomes, no one (not even the spouse) can validly discount your contribution. Even if no gratitude is shown to you, as some fear, you will benefit directly or indirectly. Someone close to your heart will be blessed by the prosperity/success/fulfillment of your spouse.

In any case, it is better, is it not, to sow that good seed and reap the rewards elsewhere? I encourage you today, assist your spouse to be the best he/she can be. You will be fulfilled thereby, trust me!

You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!

January 10th 2017. Salvation House.

2017 SHM Weekly Wisdom Titbit_Week 1_Imagination.

Week 1. IMAGINATION.
Imagination is its own form of courage. God Himself admitted that can do anything you envision possible! To lack imagination therefore, is to be without concrete hope for success.

 
Dream dreams, dream them big.

Imagine yourself getting that job; achieving that goal, that objective.

Place yourself in that role in your mind.

Let the picture of it be seared in your consciousness.

 
That was exactly how God recreated the world as we know it! Stop cheating yourself, IMAGINE! Those who call you crazy now will be the first to celebrate you!
You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
January 3rd 2017. Salvation House.

 

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