How many have heard someone say, “I have everything a person could ask for – a fine home, a great family, money in the bank.What more could I ask for?” Too many put their faith and concentration on the ‘things’ the world can give them. They do not give a thought to what is coming in the future. They do not consider what will happen when it is time for them to leave this world. They may honestly think they are happy, that they are at peace. They do not realize that money and the things of this world will never give true peace.. ONLY CHRIST CAN DO THAT! “27 Peace I leave with you,My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John14:27 (NKJV) Christ knew there would be people who would confuse the peace this world gives, and the peace which only comes through a personal relationship with Christ. Only He can give you eternal peace and happiness. The things of this world will all pass away when Christ returns. Only His eternal love will remain for always. I know several people who, while not ‘rich’, they are what would be considered ‘well-off’. Most wil tell you that they do not have time for peace or happiness.They are too bust trying to get more and more of the things this world consider important. The only thing which we need to consider important, is how we will spend eternity. We have nothing, and neither do these so-called ‘rich’ people, which was not given to them by God. All things serve His perfect will. The trick is to know that, no matter what imay be happening, God is in control. There will always be those who think they have done everythong themselves. The devil is a great liar, and his tricks with thoughts and words leasdmany down the wide,easy path. He knpws God is in control,but, just like man, he fights against it. He honestly believes he is above God, better than God, even though he knows the truth. He will do his best to take as many of the world with him, to his eterrnal fiery home. But the peace and love of Christ is the only true peace. Only Christ can give us eternal peace and happiness. When we place our trust and faith in Him, we will receive the rewards He has promised us, as children of Almighty God. We know where we will spend eternity and the rewards of our Heavenly Father can never compare to anything this world has to offer. All that will pass away.We have all heard that ‘you can’t take it with you’. Christ love and peace is eternal and will never pass away. THAT WE CAN AND WILL ‘TAKE WITH US’!
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I have been asked several times why I choose writing poetry and motivating people. Well, my answer is simple: If you find yourself in my side of life, you'll definitely be grateful about the simple things life offers. You'll come to understand that every single day is an opportunity, and a reason to be grateful. I love what I do not because I generate a flow of income from it, but because in what I do, I can define my life and at the same time give meaning to someone elses life. As a poet my perception to life and the things that happen around me is quite endearing. I see life from the angle of possibilities. "Having overtime understood that drooling over situations never change the results, I choose to be optimistic at all levels and sphere of life." Born into a humble background, where my Destiny helper took the pains of seeing me through school as his last born and integrate me into his blissful family. gave me quite the necessary lessons I needed to become the man I have grown to be. Life is simply amazing when you see situations as a class and a needed lesson. I am simply an observer, I try my best to sketch out my tomorrow from my today's views. As a motivator, I see every experiences as a needed tool to help my friends, acquaintance and the entire society towards making the right choices. When you appreciate the person you have become, you can easily define your life's journey from where you came from, having a clear vision and understanding of your desired destination. Self-discovery means many things. It means finding your purpose in life (we all have a purpose), it means digging deep into your childhood and revealing the experiences that shaped you... good and bad. It means realizing what your beliefs are and living by them. The effects of self-discovery include happiness, fulfillment, clarity and maybe even enlightenment! The journey however is not always an easy road. The journey includes fear, confusion, misunderstanding, doubt and literally re-visiting all your choices in life. I like to refer to it as reshuffling of the mind, your emotions and your surroundings (including the people in your life). It requires making some tough decisions and sticking to them. My journey so far has seen me cut people out of my life. I call them the “takers.” They were takers because I allowed them to be and it wasn’t until I realized that many of these relationships were one-sided — self- discovery — that I decided to cut them out. It has also seen me completely change the course of my life and start to follow my true passion and purpose (poetry and motivation). I have also started to set intentions and no longer have expectations from others — okay... this one is really hard for me and it’s a work in progress — but instead I have started to look within for answers. I’ve had several set backs along the way and I have no doubt I will have many more but, I’m not giving up. What I know for sure is that the journey is worth taking. I am slowly becoming my true self, more aware and more tolerant. I am learning how to pay attention to my feelings and understand myself better. What I know for sure is that I have had several unrealistic expectations, which have set up for disappointment. Apparently because I lie to myself. Why do we do this? Why do we lie to ourselves? And more importantly, why do we allow ourselves to get away with it? When someone else lies to me and I find out about it I freak out. “How dare he lie to me? Does she think I’m stupid?” but, we lie to ourselves profusely and even cover up our own lies by accepting them as truth in order to reassure ourselves that it’s okay!!! What I know for sure is that being true to my feelings and accepting the poet and motivator in me and also acknowledging him as well as validating him has released so much fear in me. It has released my fear of not being good enough as well as my fear of not living up to the expectations I set for myself. What I know for sure is that we are usually our own worst enemy. We hold ourselves back in so many ways and accepting who I am, helps me move away from that pattern. The freedom you will feel within yourself starts when you accept the person you are or have become without being bias. However, the universe will give you back in rewards when your passion and obsession for who you are and what you believe in supercedes the challenges and discouragement that comes from your distrators. View all posts by boazolaosebikan