Are you proud of what is yours?

A lot of people in this world who would have been happy are not happy.

Do you know why?

They waste precious time rejecting or disliking what God has given them instead of embracing, liking and making the most of it.

Here, I am thinking of people who hate their skin colour and wish they had a different colour.

It worries and even angers them that they have the skin colour they have.

There are people who hate their height especially if they are short. They wish they had been tall.

Since they are not tall, they are ashamed and get angry with anyone whom they think is looking down on them because of their height.

Some children hate their parents or feel ashamed of their parents. It may be because they are peasants, are not literate or are poor.

Some parents hate some of their children because they are disabled or not brilliant in school or not hard working.

Some people hate or feel ashamed of their spouses perhaps, because they are poor, not literate, old etc.

Those who do this miss a very important point in life. The people you have in your Life are not your choice, but God’s choice for you.

Your skin colour is chosen by God for you. Same goes for your height, your appearance, the type of eyes you have, the shape of your mouth, your nose, your ears.

Your children are chosen by God for you.

Your parents are made your parents by God not by you.

You may think you are the one who has chosen your wife or your husband, and may be blaming yourself for making a wrong choice.

Let me tell you. You are not the one who took the final decision. It’s God who did it for you. It’s God who has given you the one you call your husband or your wife.

You may ask where then is man’s freedom to choose. Yes! We are free to choose but God accepts or rejects our choice if we decide with him.

If we decide with God, our decision will always be the best because it will have his visa; and having his visa is the same as giving the final go ahead; or actually taking the decision.

It’s God who has given you the job you have; your colleagues; your leaders; your followers. It’s God!

When you spend time hating, disliking, rejecting these people in your life, you do yourself a great disservice. You create unnecessary stress in you. You work against God’s plan for your life.

God has a plan for you. And puts people in your life to help you succeed.

In your limitation of understanding of God’s divine ways, you instead take the wrong direction by hating what he has given you.

To reject what someone has given you is to reject the giver. Thus you reject God when you hate your skin colour, your family, a friend, your spouse, your colleague, your leaders, your country etc.

Instead of hating what God has given you, such as your parents, your children, your husband or your wife, your country, be proud of them and thank God for them.

Take note that if you are proud of your skin colour, others will respect your skin colour. If you hate your own skin colour, others will take advantage of it and look down on you because of your skin colour.

I have seen a man with a wife who has a serious physical disability but he is so proud of her that she has come to be highly respected by his friends and neighbours.

I also know a young woman with a doctorate degree who is married to a taxi driver but is very proud of him and they are a very happy couple. The man is highly respected among his friends. In fact, he has become a big business man.

It is not the level of education or position that defines a person. It is character. A man with creativity who is hard working and ready to go out and do things but is limited by learning or finances may be better than a highly learned person who lacks initiative, creativity and willingness to try out things.

I know if you get married to someone below your educational level and are weak minded you will easily fall victim to people who try to make fun of you, but that will be a big mistake on your side. Be proud of the one God has given you. Help to build him or her. If you do it well, soon the people who were laughing at you because of him or her will be the very same people who will admire you because of him or her.

Do not hate what God has given you. Do not be ashamed of what God has given you. Look deeply and you will see something in what God has given you to be proud of.

You are definitely more blessed by what God has given you than you are aware.

I thank God for your parents whether rich or poor.

I thank God for your skin colour. That is the best skin colour God could have given you.

I thank God for your country whether rich or poor. God knows why he chose that country for you.

I thank God for your spouse, handsome or ugly, old or young, working or not working; that is the best person in this world for you.

I thank God for your height, and your physical appearance. That is what God has given you and his works are all excellent.

Love what is yours and be proud of it.

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Thanks a million times

Father in heaven,
Thank you a million times;
Thank you for blessing me!
You have blessed me
With another day
In this world;
It is a difficult world;
But I am happy to be
A part of it;
I pray you, O High God,
To grant me wisdom
To live as you want;
Provide my needs;
I cannot help myself;
I depend on you;
And trust you will help me;
You always help
Those who put their trust
In you.
I put my trust in you;
I will put again and again;
Thank you a million times.

You have not disappointed me

Many thanks to you,
My people;
You have not disappointed me;
You could have failed me;
You have not failed me;
At first, it appeared
You were failing me;
My support came
From outside my continent:
From across the oceans;
America, India, what have you?
And I asked myself;
“Where are my own people?”
I felt disappointed;
Though I did not give up;
I felt you had not discovered
What your own was doing;
I continuef to have faith
In you;
Hence, I kept on digging
And hoping;
And I was right;
As expected,
The time has come;
This is that time;
You have discovered,
What your own is doing;
And this is your weight
All behind me;
And it is so clear
For all to see;
Silently eloquent;
Thank you and thank you
And thank you, my people;
Great, indeed, you are;
Greater than anyone can imagine;
Greatness I find in you!
Great people support their own,
To take greater strides;
To run and not fall;
And when they fall,
They hold their hand
And lift them up;
To continue
Their hard, sinuous journey.
Thank God
You have not disappointed me.

Today’s daily prayer (thanking God) 58

Good Lord, heavenly Father, Honour and glory be yours;
We praise and appreciate you;
We worship you for your great glory and honour,
As we start another day;
We recognize you
As our comfort and our joy;
We know that we are not alone as your army of angels is journeying with us;
Thank you for yesterday;
That you made it such a huge success as you have done for each day for years;
Thank you that such an amazing day has come and gone,
And we are still alive;
Thank you for the blessings
you keep pouring on us;

You always make us happy;

Your heart is full of kindness;
You have blessed us with many gifts and talents;
And you want us to use them for your glory;
Thank you for the gift of prayer through which we can connect with you;
Thank you for our families
And the blessings that each one of us has had;
Thank you
For all our friends who are far and near and for the different ways you have blessed them;
Thank you for the peace
that some of us enjoyed yesterday;
It is only by your grace,
That we have roofs over our heads;
Some among us are living
On hills
and in forests having escaped from their homes because of fear for their lives;
You can see, O king of kings,
That life is not easy for them;
We thank you for protecting them under such harsh conditions,
We thank you that some of our fears about our security have been allayed;
Thank you for our neighbours and our cordial relationship which makes us live together in peace.
Thank you for those who are fighting in anyway to ensure that we are protected and our interest is secured;
You know our needs and the desires of our hearts;
We pray you to look into them;
Keep on blessing us;
Let your warehouse of blessings always be well stocked as you continue to release them to pour on us.
Make this day the greatest in our lives.
Let us see more miracles,
Why not touch them with our bare fingers. Keep making us happy.
Help us in our various efforts to be holy so that when our candle burns out
We will come to You
To live in the splendour of your glory.
We make our prayer
Through Christ our Lord, Amen!

A look back

When I take a look
Back at 2019,
I have many reasons
To be happy;
I have many reasons
To thank God;
2019 recorded positives;
For sure,
There were challenges,
And failures,
But success dominated;
I am certain that
If I count my blessings,
I am sure
I will be delighted;
Thus, it is with joy
That I welcome 2020;
Will it be a magic year?
Hard to be sure;
What I know is;
Great things are ahead;
For that, thank you God.

The Lord is good

The rays of the sun
Have fallen on me,
And now I shine
Like a star;
This is my day;
The day
The Lord promised me;
It has come faster
Than I ever imagined;
How can I thank him
For his amazing grace?
0You are so good, my God.
You are wonderful;
You are amazing.
Thanks for amazing grace!
All the tim0e dear people,
The Lord is good.