Do you know how to make God give to you? It’s easy. This is what God himself says:
“Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands – all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you” (Luke 6:38)
“What is it that makes you think you cannot make history as you hear others doing? You can make history. You can create an impact on a world scale. All that is required is a decision to do that; a specific and clear goal; the determination to make an impact in the world; that you set about your work with a passion, close your ears to any discouraging messages; focus on your dream; make God your Senior Partner in your project and keep on until you realize your dream.”
Hearty thanks to those of you who responded to the question ‘Do you know who said this?” The quote was “Do not take the limits of your vision to be the limits of the world.”
I have not found this quote on record anywhere. What Arthur Schopenhauer said is “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
I found the statement “Do not take the limits of your vision to be the limits of the world” in one of my writings but could not say if I got it from someone or it is a thought that was inspired by the words of Schopenhauer.
What is most important is the call not to place unnecessary limits on ourselves. As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin says, “It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist”
Are you ready for this?
If you have not given me your feedback,
This is what Africans say: “Do not dirty the well just because your calabash is broken.”
Do your people say the same thing or something similar if you are not from Africa? If yes, what do they say? What do you understand this to mean?
“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones” (William Shakespeare).
Is someone far or near making life hard for you?
There are millions of people around the world suffering in the hands of others: wives in the hands of their husbands; husbands in the hands of their wives; workers in the hands of difficult bosses; bosses in the hands of difficult subordinates; citizens in the hands of bad leaders; and leaders in the hands of bad citizens.
Perhaps, you are suffering in the hands of someone or you yourself are making someone suffer. Are you making life hard for someone: your husband, your wife, your colleague, your subordinate, your boss etc?
Why should someone make you suffer? Why should you make another suffer? It is hard to understand that you are giving hard times to someone you called sweet heart just yesterday or that someone who called you sweet heart just yesterday is giving you hard times today; or that you are giving hard times to someone with whom you should be working in peace, love and harmony.
Who are we deceiving?Let us never forget the words of William Shakespeare: “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones”
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” (Bernard M. Baruch).
Bernard M. Baruch is encouraging being one’s true self and freedom of expression. Many people pretend to be what they are not; thinking it would make others esteem them.
Some people do not express themselves freely for fear of what others may say or of hurting others. Such people inhibit themselves and imprison their own ideas.
On the other hand, there are people who spend their time prying into the lives of others; gossiping about others. Such people have small minds. Should they talk about you, it should not bother you. Their words lack weight. Hardly do they think before they speak. They speak not because they have anything to say but to be heard. They are empty vessels out to make the loudest noise. The real people who matter in society do not have time to pry into the private lives of others. Time, to them, is precious and they cannot afford to waste any of it talking about what will help no one. They take you for who you are; and respect your freedom of expression. Do you want to be ‘an empty vessel’ that makes the loudest noise or somebody who matter?
What other thing can make you consider someone as: