God is controlled by belief

A writer weaves words to craft a piece of writing. Thus, where there was nothing, a story is born.

With a chisel and a hammer, a sculptor chisels a stone or wood into a beautiful design. Thus, what was a plain stone or piece of wood becomes a work of art.

With a brush and paint, or pencil and ink, a painter creates an image. Thus, what was a blank sheet of paper or a blank surface becomes a painting or drawing.

That is how out of nothing with his divine brush and ink, the Divine Mind, the greatest of artists, created the world. He continues to carve out our lives with little strokes of his divine brush.

We are not the authors of our lives. We may think we are the ones who determine what direction our lives take; how we look and what we become. We are not. The Master Artist is. But in his unfathomable ways, he has given us the power, through our belief, to tell him what he must do for us.

God controls the world; but belief controls God. He does for us what we believe he’ll do. He does for the world what the world believes he’ll do.

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Inspirational Quotes about Life Struggles and Success

Inspirational Quotes about Life Struggles and Success:

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward a goal, requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all know that there are times when life can be very uplifting, on other days it’s dragging us volumes. In fact, most times, life can be overwhelming for a lot of reasons and sometimes for nothing at all. Is that normal? Of course! After all, according to the great Napoleon Hill:

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” 

Moreover, Frederick Douglass says,

If there is no struggle, there is no progress“.

So, go on, do your tasks and achieve goals one day at a time!

But, more than anything else, do you know that you have that power within you that needs to awaken and be acknowledged?

Thus, it is my hope that you discover it by sharing with you this excerpt from the book Coffee Break with God:

Og Mandino has written: “Every living soul has different talents, different desires, different faculties. Be yourself. Try to be anything else but your genuine self, even if you deceive the entire world, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing…”

Consider the plants and the animals of the field, how they live. Does a cotton plant bear even one apple? Does a pomegranate tree ever produce an orange? Does a lion attempt to fly? Only man of all living things, foolishly strives to be other than what he was intended to be.

You cannot choose your calling. Your calling chooses you. You have been blessed with special skills that are yours alone. Use them, whatever they maybe, and forget about wearing another’s hat. A talented chariot driver can win gold and renown with his skills. Let him pick figs and he would starve.

No one can take your place. Realise this and be yourself. You have no obligation to succeed. You have only the obligation to be true to yourself.

Do the very best that you can, in the things you do best, and you will know, in thy soul, that you are the greatest success in the world.

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and success will come naturally.

“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

I wish you lots of inspiration in life and may your life abound with happiness and success!

Lyn Durante

Source: Inspirational Quotes about Life Struggles and Success at LynDurante.com

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The achiever’s spare tyre

What do you do when your car has a puncture? You remove the punctured tyre and put the spare. This means you always travel with a spare tyre. No wise person takes out the car without a spare tyre, especially on a long journey. It may become handy when you least expect it.

This is the same policy to adopt with your plans. Some call it plan B. I call it the achiever’s spare tyre. If the plan does not work, don’t say it has failed. Say it has had a puncture; and then you put on the spare tyre and continue your journey till you reach your destination.

At no time therefore should your journey to success or to great heights come to an end because of a plan-puncture. A spare tyre should be ever ready; ever near.

Puncture

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Romilia Quote vol 2.21

“Some of the great men and women who have lived on this earth didn’t look to many of their contemporaries as people who could do things, but they did them. They didn’t look like they amounted to anything but they did. It may not look like you amount to much but you do. To many, you may not look like one who can do anything but you can do much.”

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A nice Sunday

It’s been a happy day;
A happy Sunday;
A Sunday during which things went as planned;
A lot of celebration;
A lot of joy;
A real happy Sunday indeed.

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Through sweat to sweet

What can taste sweet
If it doesn’t come from sweat?
You must pass through Sweatland,
To get to Sweetland.
Sweat today and it will be sweet tomorrow;
It is sweat that gives birth to sweet;
Sweat is the mother of sweet;
Sweat is the road that leads to sweet.

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Blocks on your way

Blocks, you will find
On your way,
As your earthly destiny you seek;
They will want to stop you;
But let that not happen to you;
Always find a way out;
On obstacles, you may stumble and fall;
Do not remain lying down;
Jump up and keep on going;
Bear always in mind,
Nothing worthy of notice
Will jump at you;
You have to go for it;
Toil for it;
Sweat for it;
Let no obstacle ever stand on your way;
Let no block ever stop you.

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