BE CAREFULL WHAT YOU CALL “A WASTE”

Our clocks and watches are set to what we can call civil time, designed to follow the Sun. We call the average time between noon and noon, one day, and divide that period into 24 equal hours. It takes roughly 365.25days for the earth to revolve around the sun in order to keep the calendar in phase with the seasons, we add a leap day every fourth year.

It is this version of time that is embedded most deeply into our brains because we use it every day. So therefore, we find it a good idea to include and use civil time in observing plans, programs and events because our brains which doesn’t function well at night is able to check time, or events occurring by 5AM simply against our watches or the bedside table clock

excerpts from the book: The Strength Of The Man: a call to visionary leadership. get a copy @ amazon.co.uk

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FIGHT

It is true that the easiest thing to ask for is to ask for what is yours!   When we ask out of greed and covetousness it becomes difficult to get what we ask for. But whether we ask politely or not is inconsequential when what we are asking for is ours. We become leaders when we know that. We earn the votes and the confidence when we know what is ours.

This is because the strongest of men is a “cheated man”. One can’t defeat him. That fellow will wrestle Angels, men not withstanding.

A cheated ant will wear down an Elephant! The Elephant can only be free himself when the ant is pacified sooner or later, or it will inherit and insorb the restlessness and pain of this cheated ant. The woman in the gospel of Luke the eighteenth chapter, wasn’t only willing to wear down the unjust judge, but the judiciary if need be. And perhaps willing and ready to file through every appellate court, until she arrives the supreme court of Heaven if the ruling was not to her favor.

Rosa Park felt cheated to give up her seat for a white passenger. Martin Luther felt cheated to be judged by the colour of his skin. Nelson Mandela felt cheated to be denied his alienable rights.

This is because whenever  we feel cheated on any subject matter, then we have a case. But when we don’t feel cheated, however our condition, we don’t have a case.

Every visionary leader strides…….!!!!

excerpts from the book: The Strength Of The Man: a call to visionary leadership. get a copy @ amazon.co.uk

HUMOR SHOWS US WHAT TO CHANGE AND WHAT TO IGNORE

Humor shows us what to change and what to ignore

We laugh at situations and circumstances because it is better  and healthier, more rewarding; personally leveraging  and encouraging to laugh at them than to worry about them. “Humor really is our saving grace, and it helps keep us psychologically healthy…” attests Stephanie Sarkis PhD. Just like it was for the Hebrew boys. And Jesus counsel’s in Mathew 6:30,  “which of you, by taking thought can add a measure to your stature”. This is also because neither our laughter nor our worries, changes the situation in themselves. We laughed at the score lines in the football matches, and assume a relaxed atmosphere, because we could neither determine nor change the score line nor even make a change to the game. So at best we laughed and enjoyed it. It is intriguing, tensions-filled, with some edge-sitting suspense though. But like the sidemen in a chess game, card game, or a monopoly, we get a better view and vantage points from outside the game than the actual players in the field of play, perhaps because we are only spectators

What this suggests is that we really do not intend to change things we laugh about or talk about. Rather, we will and can only change things we talk to.

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith

Mark 11:22-23

How ever we talked about our situations, whether in private or in conference, the unpleasant circumstances around us, or about “the Mountains”, they don’t change. When we adjectivalize our issues; all we get from adjectives are information, descriptions, and qualifications. We draw up blue prints and pin-point objectives from seminars and summits, information from the news and tabloids, empowerment and education in colleges and conventions. And these all identify to us how, where, what, which and when our issues can be solved; but will not get the problem solved either. Until we talk to them. When we make a “Noun” out of them: meaning we make it a subject; identifying it as a thing, animal, place or person and not just an object or an adjective which only describes or qualifies the subject noun in a sentence, then they respond.(Nu 16:32, 22:11, Deut 4:26, 6:1, 26:2, 32:1, Jug 5:4, Is 14:15, 1Kg 1:40).

For instance, if the earth has ears to hear, mouth to swallow, eyes to witness, a face to be identified, a feet and hands to quake and to tremble, it then means, when we say: “satan, Cancer, Tuberculosis get lost!” “Peace, Wealth and Wisdom find your way to me!”  “Project be completed!” “Love, Favor, Money,Help, come to me!” “Barrenness, Poverty, Disappointment, out of my life!”   “Kitchen,  Wardrobe be filled!” Means we are talking to the issue and not discussing about it, and they respond accordingly. These two are important because just as we talk about or laugh about things; we trivialize them. And just as we talk to them; we change them.

Furthermore, the degree to which we are able effect change or become change agents is determined by the things we trivialize. Meaning we are able to set our priorities and goals in life only by knowing which and what things to ignore.

excerpt from the book: The Strength Of The Man: a call to visionary leadership. get a copy @ amozon.co.uk.