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The monkey swung fast, from branch to branch, giggling, jiggling, leaping swiftly! It was having the time of its life, happy in the face of danger! It was literally in the tiger’s face, teasing, taunting, dangling one limb then another, within easy reach of the drooling tiger’s mouth, then swift as only a mischievous monkey can, the limb was whisked out of the tiger’s reach, and almost immediately, the monkey would leap away, only to start the tease -taunt cycle again. Crazy? Yes! Yet, such confidence, for the monkey was safe in its part of the natural habitat, and skilled in that which he was designed to do!

Laughing in the face of danger!!

A dolphin at sea would not surprisingly be ecstatic, but not a monkey! Every being belongs in the environment designed for it, humans no different. Seasons may require environmental changes and staying in the wrong place in any season could be very hazardous!

Peace in the fiercest storm

An elderly lady once told me how with her husband they experienced indescribable peace, riding on the open back of a truck with bullets flying about at repeated near miss, whilst doing missionary work in Botswana. She recalled the deep rooted and unshakeable confidence of being in the right place at the right time, in spite of life threatening danger. Such peace!

Life Purpose.

Living purposefully doubtless gives indescribable peace, inexplicable to the the world’s apparent measuring standards of success or happiness. The path to determining one’s purpose is to follow one’s passion!

Don’t swing on trees when your whole being is craving a swim in the deep blue sea!

Develop, exercise and enjoy your healthy passions, the key to purpose in life!

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Love Divine

Love that will not let me go…The hymn that stuck to my heart for two weeks till October 7, 2014…

Suddenly it made sense why I had not ben able to get this hymn out of my head for so long. Had to check up the lyrics so many times, till that day on Oct7, when my heart kept screaming “No man Lord!”

Grateful for Love Divine……❤️

Jesus Christ, I am thankful you will never let me go, through all the changing scenes of life. The King of Love indeed my Shepherd is! Love divine all love excelling! Love that will not let me go…….🙏🏽

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The Pilot

I would hate to be a pilot and suddenly have s passenger struggling with me for control. The result is likely going to be fatal. 

My father often said “every man is the architect of his own fortune”. Indeed, one’s present state is the result of past choices, regardless of influence by others or circumstances! 

A BETTER FUTURE REQUIRES BETTER CHOICES….

Control of one’s affairs is taking ownership of responses to what life brings or offers, that is being “response-able”, otherwise known as responsibility. Life is in seasons, sometimes there are storms. Staying in control and not allowing fear, panic or anxiety to take over empowers one to be able to respond appropriately and win in life’s battles. No storm lasts forever.

This too shall come to pass!!!

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Stress Less

Looking for something and getting all worked up is not an uncommon experience, only to find it in the most conspicuous place! My children laugh when I start looking for my reading glasses as they point out, “mum it’s on your head!” I have looked for it whilst I had it on!


Too often we drop some balls when we take on too many to juggle. Unfortunately the dropped balls may be the most important ones!! The planned activity has not started and the key balls are lost, frustration sets in, compounding underlying anxiety!  Joy is lost, fear gains more room, despair gets bigger- all for biting more than one can chew. Those we had hoped to care for are abandoned as the pressing need becomes managing distress before things get even worse.

One day at a time is not a bad idea!!

Taking on more than one is designed for is  stressful to the emotional and mental muscles, and detrimental to one’s whole well being!

FEAR NOT AND STRESS LESS!


 

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The Dream

The Dream…Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” is an inspiration to many. Indeed his relatively short lived life is seen to be purposeful, with a goal achieved, enviable in that he lived and died for a defined purpose. Life for many will probably be more meaningful could the reason for existence be identified and pursued.

A duck on land can be imagined not to be as happy as when wading in a river: a picture of no cares, as it drifts carried by the force of the water, seemingly living for what it was designed. Same bird dare not fly as other feathered fellows, who soar to heights unimaginable , where they find their fulfilment, fully filled with the joy of their existence as they live the life for which they were designed.

Human existence may be seen in much the same way. While some people are excited with learning and increasing in knowledge in a particular area of life, others detest the concentration required to imbibe information from comprehensive lengthy texts, yet find fulfilment in hands on creativity , designing fascinating architecture, furniture and amazing variety of fashionable apparels and whatever their minds dare to imagine. Creativity could therefore be manifest in aesthetics or we may enjoy the benefits of intellectualism in various ways. The benefits of various giftings harmonizing to make the world a better place, to the delightful fulfillment of the originators.

Well, rather happily be a duck in water than an eagle on water, or a fish in the sea than a fish on a tree. The question then is, “who am I?”, “what have I been designed to be?” These questions are best answered by soul searching responses to, “what positive activity brings me joy?” “what would I do happily, if all I had was being alive with a lifetime ahead and unlimited resources in every way imaginable?” Some have said “travel round the world”. The questions asked are after you have seen it all, you are young and energetic, with decades of years ahead, and all the tme available everyday- what would you be excited to do with your life time?


What’s my 10?

Life could be rated on a scale of 0-10. Zero being the worst life could be and 10 being blissful, could not be better in any way whatsoever. Some say 10 is unrealistic, what then is 9 0r maybe 8?

Now….

The starting point to any destination is identifying where one is now, as a navigator would request. Where on the 0-10 scale is one currently located? Identifying the starting point helps to know what routes there are to destination. The fastest route is not always the best, neither is the shortest route. The fastest route may be healthier for someone very energetic, and the delays on the slower route may be the exercise for developing patience for someone who is always in a hurry. In order to stay on course in spite of the challenges the journey to a specified destination, it is best to identify the healthiest route for each person. An active person aiming at a healthier lifestyle may require diet modification to get to 9 on a journey to a healthier body, whilst someone else may require more exercise.


ACT – Action Changes Things. Aiming at nothing gets nothing!

The starting point is identified, the goal has been defined, the route is known, what happens next? The journey of a thousand miles is said to start with the first step. Whatever the reservations, take the first step. Refuse to be anxious about the duration of the journey. Every step gets you closer to destination. Pre-occupation with what needs to be done rather than taking action will not get one closer, once the goal is defined and the route planned. The route may be changed at some point in the journey should obstacles come up. From current position what needs now be done is that first step
Let’s get started!

Bon voyage!!!

Wonuola

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Saying “no”

Matching the weights with each client’s capacity helped to prevent avoidable injury or undue strain that could deter the client from continuing to engage. The trainer ensured this was done regularly.

Taking on extra tasks or additional roles, may put excessive strain on mental and emotional muscles, resulting in failure to attain desired goals or fulfil a dream. Saying “no” to excessive strain is therefore a must to keep healthy.

There are some things that must only be done by the person involved, this includes saying “no”, hard though it may feel: declining extra work from a respected employer, turning down social engagements to get some rest. Saying “no” may be needed to promote health and fulfil one’s life purpose.

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Timing and tactfulness need be taken into consideration, so the baby is not thrown out with the bath water. Saying “no” does not require rudeness, firmness and politeness are good packaging.

Taking on too much is akin to biting more than one can chew, with a risk of choking or other forms of avoidable distress. The benefit of the meal is lost, if one chokes or becomes unwell. Guesss who bears the complications of ill health?

What do you need to say “no” to?

#Enjoythejourney #PreservelifePreservepurpose #Saynotoabuse

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Wealth is Health

Indeed “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man, healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Age old sayings have their weight in gold.

Healthy values, healthy body, healthier thinking, therefore wealthy life.

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One Life

The promise of abundant life has always been my desire to experience in every way. As the years have progressed, I have regularly reflected on John 10:10 and wondered why my experiences did not appear to line up with “abundance”. Surely I must be doing something not quite right, having needs whilst longing to give so much more to others of apparently limited resources?

This thought has triggered my desire for a pursuit of the real thing, the truth! I am desperate to know the truth for a full life, fulfillment in every way, as I have also found out in my life and others too that erroneous beliefs hold people captive in every ally – financially, spiritually, mentally, physically ……

And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free! My dream is to be free, fully filled with truth that I can generously share with others and like a ripple effect set people free in our world!

I have been searching, I am still learning………sharing my discoveries and hoping  to learn from others too………….

Wonuola

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Hear It

Faith or doubt is built by what one hears. A child who is frequently criticized inevitably begins to entertain thoughts of low self esteem and his self confidence gradually gets eroded. The same applies to faith.  Hearing words of encouragement and optimism, builds faith. When there is a need for the heart to be encouraged there will not always be someone present to utter the much needed relevant words. Like David therefore, we need to encourage ourselves in the Lord.

Despondency

David and his 600 followers had lost their possessions, their homes burnt down, and worse, their wives and children had been taken captives! 1Samuel 30:1-31. These men were therefore not in the frame of mind to encourage David, their leader, and rather felt David was better of dead. These men needed encouragement themselves! They had always looked up to David, who had now seemingly put them in a position of hopelessness and despair, to the point that they considered stoning him, 1Samuel 30:4, resulting in David being “greatly distressed”. 1Samuel 30:6.


Focused

1Samuel 30 vs 6 “…and David encouraged himself in the Lord, his God.”  When David took his focus off the situation and focused on God, he was able to draw strength from the encouragement he received. He was subsequently able to think of the next best step which was seeking direction rather than be guided by emotion. He chose not to lean on his own understanding and ompulsively pursue his enemies. He acknowledged God in the situation, and God confirming His promise in Proverbs3:5-6, directed his paths to astounding victory. The joy of the Lord gave him strength and he went from a state of he and his men having “no power to weep” (vs4) to pursuing the troop that had raided them.

“My God!”

It is also worth noting that David encouraged himself in the Lord “his God”, not his team’s God or the God of his fathers. David knew God from his own personal relationship and consequent experiences with God. One may enjoy good christian fellowship with friends and family but in challenging times the depth of the individual relationship with God is what will determine how one survives the storm, come out better or badly burnt. Prov. 24:10 David had learnt how to draw strength from God so even in a time of great distress he could easily turn to “his God”.

Say it loud, say it strong!!

When there is no one around to say the words you need to hear, pick out the words relevant to your situation and speak it out loud so you can hear it clear. God’s words are spirit and life John 6:63, so hear it and let it every thing around you hear it, causing new life to spring forth. The words of life by which the worlds were framed (Hebrews 1:2, John 1:3  ) is the same life giving word that is to able to give us abundant life here on earth and save our souls throughout all eternity. 



The medicine for diabetes differs from that for epilepsy, the same way the scriptures for healing differ from the scriptures for healthy relationships. Seek and you will find the relevant scripture for every situation where life is desired, then speak the life as you declare the spirit and the life in the Word of God.
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Joshua 1:8 encourages us not to let the word of God depart out of our mouth, and to meditate on it day and night following which we are assured of good success, for God’s blessing maketh rich and addeth no sorrow.

Psalm 91:2 The psalm that declares protection. David declared “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I will trust”.

Psalm 142:5 “I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.”

Choose what you hear
Speak what you need
Say it loud, Say it clear
Speak words of Life

from God’s holy word!
It brings to life all that’s required  for
The abundant living that Christ has given!

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The Hose

It jerked back and forth, twisted side to side
It needed to be still, for the water to flow right
It curled up some more, the direction was lost
Water spray not directable to the plants.

The plants kept dying, the garden looked parched
though there was a hose, with water supply.
Each time the gardener attempted to work
this hose came alive and destroyed his job

The hose it appeared, just seemed determined
to sabotage the purpose, for which it was bought
prancing everywhere, except where told
redirecting the routes the water was to go.

Asked by the tap to which it was attached
“Why dear hose do you fret so?”
It replied,”I am trying to help, I cannot be still,
for fear that a beautiful garden may never be.”

Your fear however, responded the tap

Is fast ensuring the dreaded will be

you have no control of the greatest need

your fretting surely make your fears come true!

Do that which you can, the best that you know

without contamination of a fearful heart

Trusting always that with faith we can always soar

Above any challenge that may come our way !