Archive for August, 2018

Yesterday in Spread Love I asked that we all try to spread some love, because it could make a huge difference to someone’s day.

In a similar vein, we should always be kind to others, as kindness costs the giver nothing, but may be the lifeline the receiver is desperately in need of.

2 Samuel 2:6 (NIV)

May the Lord now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favour because you have done this.

Kindness encourages kindness, and kindness makes other’s lives brighter, so be spread some kindness each day.

Have you ever noticed how, not matter how you are feeling, some people are always able to make you feel happy?

People who are able to do that should be cherished, as they are precious.

We must all try to spread some happiness each day, because making just one person happier could be the thing that changes that person’s life for the better.

So spread some happiness today, and brighten someone’s life.

We all have things about us that we could improve on. If we want to try to improve those things, we must make that decision ourselves. If we don’t really want to try to change or improve something about us, it simply will not happen.

But in reality, even those things about us that we wish we could improve, but fail miserably to do so, don’t really matter. Because if we’re with someone we love, they will love us just the same.

Real love will not focus on our weaknesses, instead it will love us regardless.

Valued

Posted: August 28, 2018 in belief, blogging, life, love, motivation, quotes, religion, self improvement
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Yesterday in Over and Under Valued, I spoke about how we often undervalue our own worth. Today I want to remind you that God values you. In fact God values every one of us, because He knows everything about us, and knows what we are capable of achieving.

So never think no-one values you, because God will always value you, and you should value yourself too.

We live in a world where many are obsessed by how they look or what they have, trying to look or be like someone else, because their life looks more appealing than their own.

As this quote by Malcolm Forbes says, it’s as if we forget to value ourselves, and who we really are and what we have actually achieved in our life.

 

It may seem as if our life doesn’t amount to much at times, particularly when we compare it to what others have achieved, but it’s our life, and so we should be proud of ourselves, and value ourselves!

Do you consider yourself to be unique?

You may have noticed the tagline on my blog tells you whether I consider myself to be unique:

I’d actually go further and say that I know I am unique – yes, I know many of you who know me will be saying thank goodness just now!

When we think of potters we think of them making each piece of pottery by hand on a pottery wheel, meaning each item is individual and unique.

In the bible we read about God being the potter and us the clay, so it stands to reason then that in making us, God has made us all unique.

Still, God, you are our Father. We’re the clay and you’re our potter: All of us are what you made us. ~ Isaiah 64:8 (The Message)

The world would be boring if we were all the same, wouldn’t it!

I saw this shared by a friend on Facebook, and as well as making me laugh, it got me thinking – I come back to my thoughts, but first here’s the picture that was shared:

So after having a bit of a laugh at this photo, it struck me that these days we all tend to be permanently attached to our mobile devices – phones, tablets, laptops etc – so do we ever turn them off so that we can actually give God our full attention?

We must take a time-out from our mobile phones/tablets etc just to have quality time with God, otherwise we will never truly hear what he has to say to us. Likewise we can only ever give God our all, if we actually give Him our full attention, without any distractions from notifications or messages on our mobile devices.

What makes a true relationship for you? How about this description?

I hope you have someone who you have a ‘true relationship’ with. There is no greater feeling than finding that ‘soul-mate’, or your ‘one true love’.

If you haven’t found that person yet, keep looking, because there is a true relationship out there for you, you maybe just haven’t found that person yet.

On Monday in I can I reminded you that whenever you think you can’t do or can’t face something, you should turn to God, as he will give you the strength to face each day.

Today is about reminding you about what happens when you change an “I can’t” into an “I can” moment.

Are you one of these people who, when asked to do something, always says ‘Yes’?

There was a long time in my life when that was exactly what I did, I would say ‘Yes’ before really considering any of the following:

  • did I have time to prepare?
  • did I have the free time to attend?
  • was it something/somewhere I wanted to do/be?
  • was I or anyone else going to gain from me doing the task?
  • was it going to push me into something I didn’t want to do?

For me, it was usually my time that was the issue, as I was out the house most nights of the week and sometimes the weekends too, doing one thing or another, so need really had much free time to fit anything else into.

I did come to a realisation at one point in my life though that I should stop and consider requests from now on, before giving my answer. And what a difference that made! Yes, I have felt incredibly guilty sometimes for saying ‘No’ to some requests, even though I’ve seriously evaluated whether it is sensibly and practical for me to undertake them, before saying ‘No’.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say ‘No’ to every task I’m asked to do, but I do think I make better decisions about what tasks are the right ones for me to undertake at that time.