Happy new year, all! It’s nearly the end of a whole month and I’m only now writing my first post of the year. Ha! And the funny thing about it is that I’ve been receiving quite a few emails and pinning several pins, all to do with improving my blogging in 2016. Smh…lol. I have to laugh, otherwise, I might become overwhelmed and become another statistic. I don’t want to be that blogger that couldn’t even make 10 posts, that couldn’t last 6 months, let alone a year.
Speaking of year, 2016 seems to be a pretty hopeful one. Granted, I think most people tend to have a positive outlook when they have to change their calendar. Just the thought of something new is enough to invigorate even the most faithless of hearts. But I think there’s still something special about this year.
I’ve always been a fan of sheismore.com. This post starts by saying that, “In this life you have to be your own cheerleader.” It is so true. Not to the extent where everything is about self-gratification, but about being your own motivation, even when you have feelings of defeat. The result is that you don’t feel that way permanently; you’re not defined by temporary circumstances. So here’s to power thinking #regal#ChildOfRoyalty
Source: 5 Ways To Think Like A Queen (or king!)
Could not serve up just one small portion of this man. He just had to be milked for all he’s worth. Seriously, he was loaded. All his sheep, goats, cattle, silver, gold and slaves made him the biblical version of a billionaire. If you missed out on some of the previous lessons Abraham would have taught based on his personal experiences, catch up on them here.
1) TAKE RISKS
Whether in business or in your personal life, you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone. Now it’s true that some people are risk-averse by nature or as a result of a traumatic event. But you can’t expect different results if you keep doing things the same way. And if it sounds too scary or too crazy, try packing up your family and your livelihood to a location you don’t know, with the directions being received en route.
I’ve always wanted a mentor, but never quite knew how to go about getting one. Should I just go ask the person I have in mind? What makes someone qualified enough to mentor me? Is it truly worth having one at all? I’ve been through the gamut of pros and cons, appropriate selection methods…the whole works. Needless to say, I am still mentorless. I’ve evaluated this state for a while, and while I am fully aware of the shortcomings of not having one – I’ve come to the realisation that it might be better to mentor than to be mentored. It’s difficult not to receive while giving, so by focusing on how I can give, I’m in a much better position to receive, rather than idly waiting for someone’s nugget of wisdom to drop my way.
I’m now on the hunt to acquire a mentee, or even a few of them (that shouldn’t be difficult given my line of work). I also realised that I don’t need to fight so hard to find a mentor when there are so many around me. I may not be able to have a lunch date with any of them, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to improve the quality of my life. I’m going to start a series on certain people who make great mentors. Whether you have one already, are looking for one, or just couldn’t be bothered, there’s something to learn from these amazing people.
This month’s spotlight mentor is Abraham. What can an old dude who got his groove back as a centenarian teach you? If you focus on the other areas of his life, then you see that señor was actually a pretty smart guy who had a number of amazing life lessons to pass on.
Isn’t it fantastic when you’ve just started a writing project and your laptop gives out on you less than a week later? Lol. I couldn’t believe it. Not only do I have to write for a blog, but for a whole thesis! Life is so funny, sometimes all you can do is laugh. Solomon sure knew what he was talking about when he wrote about not leaning on your own understanding and just trusting God (Proverbs 3:5,6). It really goes to prove what I’ve been reading about in Genesis. Whether it is external circumstances or an inner turmoil that’s preventing you from achieving your goals, the Creation story has taught me two lessons: 1) it’s all a process, and 2) have some imagination.
Eek! I’m so excited 🙂 It’s been on my heart for a few months now to start a blog. To test my motives, I kept asking myself, “Why should I do this?” But then I started asking myself, “Why not?” Why not write about what motivates me, and perhaps motivate someone else? I have lots of interests (just check out my Pinterest boards!) but I’m really passionate about the Word of God. I love when the Holy Spirit gives a revelation, and the truth really hits home. After basking in the Logos word – God’s written word – there’s nothing more I want to do than share it!
I’ve been keeping a journal for some years now, but the journal is mainly for me; this blog is mainly for you! It’s time to let loose what I’ve been storing up for a while. And to make it clear, this is a lifestyle blog, not a religious one. It’s not about traditions, it’s about acting out and living the best life possible, the way God intended and instructed. I’m so looking forward to sharing and connecting with others! Hello world!