“We don’t yet fully understand the power that we hold. We have the power to change. The power to overcome. The Power to be brilliant. The power to hope and believe that anything we set our mind to is possible.”
As I sit here reflecting upon my life and the wisdom that I now use to guide me, I realized something— life is simple. It’s us, the complex beings that we are, who have an innate desire to make life much more difficult than it is. We can’t always change our experiences, but we can sure change the way we deal with them. Disappointments are inevitable, but discouragement is a choice.
As you go through this day, may you be inspired, and choose to embrace these simple wisdom.
Think abundantly: We tend to believe that there is not enough of what we want, need or desire to go around. Until we begin to embrace the truth, that God is able to supply all our needs, above and beyond our expectations, we will continue to experience lack. It doesn’t matter what you are facing now, just keep reminding yourself that abundance is your birthright and that there is nothing lacking.
Give gratefully. Because you now know that abundance is your birthright and there is nothing lacking. Share what you have with those in need knowing that all that you stand in the need of will come to you ten- fold.
Love unconditionally: We don’t have the right to choose who to love. We were created in love, and all people are lovable. By giving away love freely, we are opening up ourselves to receive more love in return. The day I realized that I don’t have the power to change anyone but myself, was the day I became free to love unconditionally. I don’t always like the other person’s action, but I am learning that people often make choices out of fear or what they think to be the best for them in that moment.
Pray consistently: Men always ought to pray and not lose heart. You have to keep believing that what you are hoping for is possible, and that at the right time it will come to pass.
Speak with authority: Words are powerful. They have the potential to build you up or tear you down. Think about all the negative words that have been spoken over your life and what they have done to your self-esteem. Choose your words wisely. Think about what you are thinking about, because how you think is how you tend to speak. Remember you are powerful. You have the authority to exercise that power for good or bad. Choose wisely.
Serve others gracefully: One of the purposes for our existence is to serve others. Our gifts and talents are not for us to use to entertain ourselves. We should be using them to serve others. There is great joy to be gained by living a life of service.
Walk in peace constantly: No one has the power to steal your joy. Whenever you find that you are not at peace, stop and determine to whom you have given your peace to and take it back. Deal with what you have to deal with on the outside, but guard your heart and mind at all times. What others do is none of your business, but what you allow them to do to you is your choice.
Show gratitude: Always express gratitude for any kindness you have received. Also make it a point of duty to find at least 10 things to be grateful for each day. You might not have money, but you have life, and once there is life, there is still hope for you to make more money to cover your expenses.
Live simply: Cut out the clutter and scale down. I gave away my entertainment set and so much other stuff, because I felt like they were caving in on me. You don’t have to do the same thing, but figure out what you don’t need and get rid of the excess weight. Your self worth should not be based on quantity, but by the quality of your life.
Take action: What is it that you want to achieve? What big dreams are you visualizing? Get very clear about what you want to see happen for you and take the necessary actions. The achievement of success is a journey. Success won’t be achieved over night so you have to be diligent and persistent in your efforts. If you don’t quit, over time you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Positive Affirmation: Today I will walk boldly and courageously, while giving thanks.
What simple wisdom do you live by? I would really love to hear your thoughts.