Inspiration Express: Day 3: Be Happy With what you have

Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind. (Ecclesiastes 6:9 NLT)

It’s normal for us to want a better life, a bigger house, a faster car, a better paying job. We often believe these things will make us happier and better off, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Happiness is a choice we have to consciously make, it’s not a function of the cars we drive, house we live in, or how much we can spend. Our happiness depends on how we appreciate the things and people in our lives today, in fact I dare to say that the most important factor in being happy is the quality of relationships we have with those around us and God.

As Humans, all we live our lives for is to find love, acceptance and significance. Acquiring material things will make us very comfortable, but we should never pay for them with our friendships. In today’s text Solomon Said “Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have.”, true happiness comes when we enjoy the things we have with people who love and care for us.

Happiness= Love God + Love your friends + Love you!

Published in: on August 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Inspiration Express: Day 2: Achieving your Dreams

At first you try , if you fail try again
(Exo 5:22) Then Moses turned again to the Lord and said, O Lord, why have You dealt evil to this people? Why did You ever send me?

When God gives us a vision or a dream, we get all excited and we start working on it, we believe since God said it, things should go smoothly. However things don’t turn out to be as easy as we expect. We often face a lot of obstacles on the way to our destiny and we begin to ask God if he truly gave us the dream.
In today’s text, God told Moses that he had heard the cries of the Israelites and he was going to free them from slavery. I bet Moses thought the only thing he had to do was talk to Pharaoh and he will immediately release the Israelites, however in his first attempt Pharaoh doubled the labor of the Israelites and they hated Moses for it. It took ten plagues to get Pharaoh to release the Israelites but he eventually did.

The lesson today is, even when we hear or receive God’s plan four our lives, it doesn’t mean they will come on a silver platter. Most times God makes us work for our dreams and victories and in the process of doing that we learn that success is not by our strength, education, intelligence or smartness; but by his grace and favor. The path to achieving our dreams is like a roller coaster, it never goes the way we plan, but eventually we learn to depend on God, and like Ephesians 3:20 says, “He will do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”.

Never give up!

Published in: on August 25, 2011 at 6:43 am  Comments (1)