Today is a beautiful day and the best time to explore positivity ahead of the week and year. As a Christian and a note lover, I’ll try and make this fast. Mark Twain puts a good measure to the idea of purposeful living aptly. “The two most important days in your life are the days you were born and the day you find out why”.
I have been reflecting a lot on what gives me fulfilment or drives me to give off my best. Like Mark Twain, I sought my own whys as a Christian, family man, son of Beatrice, PR strategist, blogger and musician. I discovered there are things I needed to give more attention to and some I had to abandon for the greater good.
Some Prayer Points: Misplaced Priorities
Let me expand on some of the things I have revamped in my life. Because of what I am going to say, let me stress that I believe in prayers paaa; in fact, prayers have worked for me and continues to work for me.
My point is; I have gotten understanding that there are some things God will automatically do for me if I heed to His word and serve Him diligently. I don’t have to lift a finger.
All I hear nowadays is Pray for:
Advancement in education
Getting more cash
Binding and loosing demons
I advocate that we pay more attention to the fine details of our calling as Christians. James 1:27 (ESV) says “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world”.
So I ask:
Who is pursuing and praying for lost souls (those who don’t know Christ)?
Who’s making time for the sick and the backslidden?
When last did you randomly pray for someone else?
Who is visiting the poor?
Who is dedicated to teaching the young ones how to read, make music, understand school lessons, etc.?
What have you done for God or His Church for Him to answer your prayers?
Who is giving a listening ear to that neighbour, friend, and family member going through hard times?
When Life Becomes Beautiful
What does a guy like me know about a beautiful life? I have had and continue to have lots of struggles keeping up with everything. It hasn’t been easy actioning on deliverables to God (ministry), family, pen business and office duties.
Let me dig deeper again.
What’s your true calling?
Your work may pay the bills but are you fulfilled?
You money may give you the prestige and comfort but are you fulfilled?
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,
42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Give thanks to God for everything
Be good to people for no reason
Chase after what really matters
Take time off to care about people and things you genuinely care about
Take time off to be there for those you say you love
Get to know your mission today, before the year ends.
Give thanks to God for everything (again I say)
My beautiful life story just begun. It begun the moment I understood I am closer to my mission today than I was yesterday.
God bless us all.
Further Reading for Beautiful Life
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
“Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilment of the law.
And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbour as himself, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
Thanks for making time to read.