Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How to change my life? - Part I

  Does changing your life seem difficult? In the next few days I'll be posting powerful techniques which are effective, simple and CAN-do . Here's the first one:

  What is discipline? It is simply choosing between the things you want now and things you want most. Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.

 Imagine you are standing in front of an open fridge, inside is a gallon of your favorite chocolate ice cream waiting to be eaten. You are aware that you already set a goal of losing weight. What will you do?

a. " Let me forget my diet for a moment and have this delicious ice cream!"
b. " Ah, let me take my diet next week, for now let me eat this one!!!! "
c.  " Hmmm... okay, let me just have one scoop " after a few minutes you end up eating more scoops

Note that this doesn't only happen in the example I gave. This is applicable to anything which requires discipline and achieving goals. How about choosing this statement?

d. " What I want at a moment is this ice cream but what I want most is to lose weight, therefore I must close the fridge now or let me take an apple instead! "

    Make a habit of disciplining yourself even in the smallest thing you do.  How can you change big things in your life if in you can’t discipline yourself in the smallest thing? What CAN you do right now? Do you have an answer now? Start from there.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

When the Heart is Ready...

      Someone asks me today why people need to die. I replied : " Go blame Eve for eating the apple and asking Adam to eat it as well! ".

      The death of love ones is one of the most difficult pace of life. We all know that eventually, all of us will have the same fate. So what's the good news about this? "To be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" - 2 Corinthians 5:8 . It maybe a terrible process but know that if Jesus died and rose from the dead, so we believe God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. see 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Everything has its time therefore, I believe it is alright to grieve. When the heart is ready, you'll soon be dancing in joy.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Passion as Profession?

   Sunday, August 11, we watched a movie called 3 Idiots, an Indian Film. The movie tackles about making your passion a profession. Is it still possible to apply this ideology in the present society? We are living in the busy 21st century. Life nowadays is all about generating money for yourself, your future or your family. Can you still use what you truly love as a profession if your priority is earning money for a living?

   Honestly, I have conflicting thoughts on this. There are some people who earns millions of dollars yet never gets fulfillment from getting their job done. On the contrary, there are some people who loves their job and earns from little to just enough, if you know what I mean. 

   To analyze this, I reviewed my past. During my childhood, I have a great interest in Science which turns out to be my degree - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. I do not have any regrets in taking up this course because like I said, I love science specially - Chemistry. I practiced this profession in a little length of time which turns out to be not so much fulfilling in terms of financial needs at that moment. 

   Eventually, I changed my line of work from science to clerical to managerial then into managerial & technical. I can say that my current job is still in line with science since I deal mostly on complexities of technology namely, Microsoft products. I just couldn't practice what I mostly learned in college days other than sharing it to students during my part time work as Chemistry tutor. Moreover, there is a significant difference between what I am earning now compared in the past. 

   Do I enjoy my current work? hmmm... let me think about it. My dear readers, let me save my answer and leave these questions instead:

  • What are your priorities?
  • What kind of profession do want to have which you think you will enjoy?
  • What are the good qualities of your current job do you like most?
  • If you can change your line of work, what would it be? Why would like to change it?
  • What are the factors that affect your decision in taking your current or future job?
  • Which do you really like, the job title or the tasks/responsibilities that is associated with the job?

       Happy reading and remember - GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Celebrate Every Good Thing in Your Life

          One way of maintaining the spirit of gratefulness is to celebrate every little good thing that comes to your life. Oh well, what do I mean by celebrate? It sounds as if you would have to create a party, isn't it? The truth is, celebration simply means to rejoice about an event. Rejoicing doesn't mean that you have to create a big party. A simple remembrance of the special event would do.

        Example, if something good happens, you can write it on a diary. This way you'll be reminded of the good days, good memories and good events in your life. It also creates the feeling of " Wow, I'm so blessed " which is indeed true. It also makes you appreciate more of small and big things that you receive everyday. Do this as a habit and you'll find great results!

      So what are the things or events that you are grateful about? Here's mine : I'm so much thankful that you are reading my blog right now!!! What about you? :-)

Monday, June 3, 2013

There is no Failure Only RESULTS!

      Never be scared to reach the heights! When you are having second thoughts or fear of failing just remember this : "There is no such thing as failure only results." So what if you found out that you made a bad decision? Learn from it! The more you acquire results the closer you get to your destination.

     In addition, when you have a victorious God what is it that you need to be afraid of?

Here's what I learned: 

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye." - Psalm 32:8

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." -  Philippians 4:13

" Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:4-7

God is good all the time! Thank you Jesus :-)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm victorious because my God Is!

         I had my plans set up but I am so much amaze on how God guides me! I acquired advises from knowledgeable people in reference to my plans. I believe that "Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. - Proverbs 15:22 " and that "The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. - Proverbs 11:3".

I hear you Lord... for...

"A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. - Proverbs 16:9"

Monday, May 27, 2013

I want everything!

      " I want to be rich, I want to have that beautiful house, I want a new car, oh I want a perfect life... I want this and that and everything that I can see!!!"

Before anything else.....

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. - Matthew 6:33

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Be Careful in What You Say

         There are times that you ought to speak words to someone due to terrible anger. People, think twice before talking! Most things you say out of anger are still words that comes from your heart and out of the heart comes negative thoughts. Do you really mean to hurt him/her? Or do you just say words out of fury?

           "Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. "
                                                                                                       - Colossians 4:6 ESV

  "But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person."

                                                                                                       - Matthew 15:18 ESV

Oh Yes! I Should be Thankful!

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. - James 1:17 

            The discussion about our salary increase made me realize how much I should be more thankful to God for what I received. Instead of complaining about how small the increase is or compare it with other people's salary, I should have a grateful heart. In a place where there is full of complexities, a person who always thinks that everything is inadequate would never have enough.

            Today, I thank God for making me realize this once more. I declare that every good gift comes from God. I'm so glad that I have a Father who is a great provider!

Monday, May 20, 2013

We Worship You Jesus!

           O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. - Psalms 8:1 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Three Steps to be Thankful

     Is your heart full of gratitude or resentment? Check these simple ways!

1. Write a diary - This is one way of reminding yourself of events. When I was young, I used to have a journal of daily happenings. I realized, why not mark about things I am thankful for?

2. Post It! - Are you stressed when seeing your desk full of clutter? Here's a suggestion, write something good on a post it. This will remind you of happy moments. Place it on your work desk, study table or anywhere noticeable.

3. Pray - prayer is not only done whenever you ask for something! How about utter your gladness to God?

            And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. - Isaiah 12:4-5 ESV

Gratitude - All the Goodness are Available in My Life

          I am more than thankful for all the great things in my life! God is faithful forever and ever...                                                                     

" Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." - Melody Beattie

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Die Empty

        Everyone has gifts or talents given by God. Have you been using these to its maximum potential? Never leave this world without utilizing and improving it. We are wonderfully created therefore, we are always a blessing to anyone.

What are you good at?

Making the Best Decision in Life

           We make constant decisions in life and the intention is always to choose for the best. Some made choices in the past which result to difficult consequences. Here's a  question, "How can you make the best decision/s in life?"

        "Plan carefully what you do, and whatever you do will turn out right." - Proverbs 4:26 (GNT). 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Truth Behind Positive Thinking

     Self help books about positive thinking are popular nowadays. Have you ever wondered when it started?

      People gets amused when learning that positive thinking has a significant effect in life. Some says that it takes a great self discipline to comply with the cosmic power of the universe. I have nothing against the idea of getting positive results through good disposition in life. However, I want to remind everyone that before these self-help books  even existed, there is the bible that teaches us about faith in God.

       God teaches us to trust Him and have faith in Him that all these great things shall be given to us.

            So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. - Mark 11:22-24 NKJV

I Treasure You!

Life is too short to mope about something trivial! Let your love ones know how much you love them. Focus on how you can be more delighted in expressing your feelings about them. It's good to be grateful for always having them by your side.

Therefore, I treasure you! I want to let you know how much I am thankful about your presence :-)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You do not have because you do not ask...

      Lord create us a pure heart that our personal motives shall be pleasing to you. We ask for positive results in our prayers. We have faith in your unfailing love...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Surely in-love!!!

Our love will always stay as good as new. Time and tide, nothing and no one can stop us now, for better, for worse this time I'm sure it's gonna last...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Why worry?

Of all the verses that I've read in the bible this verse came into my mind and reminded me "why worry?"

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

- Proverbs 3:5-6