Are there any amoung you who really like to disappoint yiour parents? Don’t we try do almost anything to avoid disappointing them? From personal experience and observation, most of us spend the majority of our lives trying to make our parents proud of us. So why do we not do all we canto make our heavenly Father proud of us? Why do we not work just as hard not to disappoint Him? “12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name; 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1: 12 – 13 (NKJV) “20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” John14:20 (NKJV) “22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I inthem,and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” John 17: 22 – 23 (NKJV) Each passage above tells us that we are children of the living, true God – our heavenly Father. As our heavenly Father, He is our ultimate Father. There is no better parent in heaven or on earth! He supplies our every need. He loves us unconditionally. He aches when we hurt, or when we turn our backs on Him, but His love never fails. When we do wrong, and come to Him and confess and repent of those wrongs, He not only foregives, He forgets they ever happened! WHAT EARTHLY PARENT DOES THAT? So why do we not spend as much time trying to make Him proud of all we say and do, as we do our earthly parents? Why do we not do all we can to keep from disappointing Him as we would our earthly parents? We can do this by doing all He asks of us. We do this by obeying His wishes and surrendering to His will. He knows what is best, and will do nothing which will not be in our best interest. Unlike our earthly parents, He really does know what is best for us. We can make Him proud by letting all who see and hear us, know without a doubt, that His Son, Christ Jesus,lives in and through us in our lives. We will never be the perfect child, only Christ can be that. Yet, we can do all we can to not disappoint our Father, and do all in our power to make Him proud. OUR LIVES ARE HIS – WE NEED TO DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE HIM PROUD TO CALL US HIS CHILDREN!
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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