L – Live Your Life

 

Live your life, don’t just exist while waiting for the fulfilment of your dreams. Yes you have it all planned out; yes, you’ve set your strategies and mapped out all the time scales.

 

Live your life. Don’t forget your immediate responsibilities with families and friends, don’t get holed up in WordPress and blogging that you forget and even neglect to meet the needs around you. Remember, you are still part of a family, a locality and a community. So get involved with something, get a job in the meantime, find an intermediary mini project, volunteer to do something and get busy while you wait.
Carry on and live your life while you wait to work through your plans in fulfilling your dreams.

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things he has not, but rejoices for those which he has”- Epictetus

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Reflections From Life #7

Define your terrain. Know your territory.
Define your skills. Know your limits.
Maximise your strengths. Don’t be over-confident.
Control your weakness. Don’t excuse them.
Rewrite your history. Own your story.
One life to live. To dream, desire and achieve.

Daily Prompt: Territory

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Be Thou my Vision

“Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best thought, by day or by night;
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light”

This song is a prayer, a desire for God to be our vision. For God to be all we see. For when we lose sight of God, we see the glitters of sin beckoning our lust-filled hearts, we see the ostentatious gifts of life seducing our minds, we become consumed with all our own plans and desires, we become selfish and self-centred. We may become bitter, unforgiving, proud, stubborn and sometimes foul-mouthed.

Problems become enlarged and solutions miles away. We may become hopeless, in despair and depressed, tearful and sad, blaming everybody and anybody. We may feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders and we focus only on the things that are wrong in our lifes. Some even attempt or do commit suicide.

But when we make God our vision, when we look unto Him who is the Author and Finisher of our faith, earth’s glooms and glitters grow dim. We see who He is and who He made us to be. When we make Him our Vision, He fills us with the desire to be more like Him, we become more loving, more hopeful, content, joyful, peaceful, spirit-filled, and all that God is. His character begins to rub off on us, we discover that we are increasing in His image from day to day.

Our problems may not go away but we discover an inner strength to keep fighting, keep hoping and to keep believing that because He lives we can face of tomorrow. We find a reason to love, to live and to be a blessing to others. Even when reasons are inexplicable, we find that love, joy and peace flows regardless.

May the good Lord be our daily vision indeed, Amen.

“Lord, help us not to lose sight of You, in our waking thoughts or when asleep; and may we become more like You as we behold Your lovely face day by day, Amen.”

In response to the daily prompt: Vision, Glitter

Instincts in the Jungle

The Predator,
Stealthily, edging closer
Waiting, waiting
Supper almost ready,
The Prey,
Lying down in the shrubs
Chewing, chewing
Bedtime almost near

The Predator
Stops in his track
Watching, watching
Getting ready to pounce
The Prey,
Suddenly twitches her ears up
Listening, listening
Movement behind her

Stillness, stillness
While the hot sun blazed down

The Predator,
Jumps out of his hiding place,
Heading straight for the kill,
Her jugular, his target;
The Prey,
Springs quickly to her feet,
Sprinting far from death
Her kind, her target

The Predator-
Compelled by his need to eat
The Prey-
Compelled by her need to live
Both driven by one word-
SURVIVAL!!

In response to today’s daily prompt: Survival