In a conversation with another blogger, she mentioned that she was very angry at a comment that a follower had made. Out of 200+ comments, this one was almost causing her to question why she was blogging.
What was said was very negative towards her but it was as if one comment had the power to cancel out the 99.9% of positive comments.
No matter what we go to do in life, the more successful we become the more people will try to bring us back to their level.
When the small dogs bark at you in life, do yourself a favour and remember that you are a Lion / Lioness.
Fridays are bin day where I live. One week it is general rubbish (Black bin) and the next it is recyclables and composting (Blue & Brown bin). Or as it is on my calendar black bin or blue bin, as I rarely put down the brown bin as I do my own composting as I have a flower and vegetable garden.
This week it was blue bin.
When I awakened, I heard the first bins getting collected. They collect the composting first then within the hour the second one comes for the recyclables.
As I awoke, I really didn’t want to get up, but the blue bin was full, and I knew I had too. I knew as soon as I got out of bed that was the hard job done.
It’s often that first step that is the hardest—just getting started.
What so many people do is they replay the entire journey in their head, which puts them off from even beginning. Using my simple morning challenge as an example.
If I had off thought about getting out of bed then getting changed, then going out in the cold morning air, I might have just lay there and regretted that decision for the next two weeks as all the rubbish built up.
Very often in life, we build small things into big things, and it results in us never even starting. Then 2-3 years down the road we regret not making a few sacrifices.
I once read that the pain of discipline weighs ounces, but the weight of regret weights tonnes. Something as simple as getting out of bed early each morning can have a massive impact on your life.
The journey of a million miles starts with one step, make that step today.
My brother once said to me, “you take your own level of intelligence for granted.”
A man of few words he only said it once but it stuck with me.
The wisdom within them words have been revealing themselves over the last 25 years.
We assume so much. We assume that everyone has the same common sense, empathy, compassion, and faith that we do.
Guess what, they don’t.
From today don’t assume anything. Just because something seems logical to you doesn’t mean that the other person sees your logic. 90% the time they don’t.
So if someone is always annoying you, always seems to do what you asked them not to do. Do not let it stress you out.
Very often they can not see the reasoning behind your words. As my brother said, don’t take your own level of intelligence for granted. Some people are not that intelligent.
Just because someone as a PHD or other fancy letters behind their name does not mean that they view the world the same as you. You may put them on a pedestal because they have a better education.
Yes, education matters but never feel inferior to anyone. Know who you are, a child of God, graced with many talents and abilities.
Never Take Your Level Of Intelligence for Granted
Your mind is unique, you can process information in ways that no one else can. Your life purpose has to be finding out— in what way.
It could be as simple as communication, you might have the ability to instil faith into peoples hearts in a way that no one else can. When you speak others listen.
Don’t hide away from that gift, don’t silence the David that is within you.
Stop 100 people on the street and ask them, “what is your gift, talent or ability?” 99 will say they don’t know, and if that is the case for you.
Let it be your life purpose to find out.
Chances are everyone around you already knows and probably have told you, many times— you’re great with people, a great listener, great with numbers, great with computers, with the written word…
but you have taken your level of intelligence for granted.
Your gift in life is effortless to you, so effortless that you can completely dismiss that gift and spend your entire life unhappy thinking that God forgot about you.
Im telling you today that you were not forgotten, you have seeds of greatness within.
If you’re still unsure what your gift in life is, that you can do effortlessly then you don’t want to miss my next post where I will reveal how to find it, and also what to do so that you can live out your divine destiny.
According to studies, one in 10 people are affected by depression at some point in their lives, with up to 10 times more people suffering from depression now than in 1945.
The most worrying thing is most of them won’t reach for assistance because they believe that depression is a personal weakness.
Now, let’s make an important distinction here. If you are clinically depressed it could be due to a chemical imbalance in your body, and a doctor can help you.
But the bible can help if you are feeling sad or hopeless, as it provides wisdom on how to recover. Your situation won’t be solved with a few clichés or a good pick me up from a friend. What you need is wisdom that is from above. (James 3:17 KJV)
After calling down fire from heaven, Elijah sat down….and prayed that he might die’ (1 Kings 19:4 NKJV). Fortunately, he turned to the right source. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up” (1 Kings 19:5 NIV 2011 Edition).
Now, God may not send you an angel, but he will answer you, lift and restore you. The psalmist said; why my soul, are you so downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my saviour and my God.’
Who is David talking to? Himself! First, he talked to God about his problem; that’s what you do in prayer.
Next, he listened to God about his problem; that’s what you do when you read scriptures and speak them over your life. That strategy works. It worked for David — and it will work for you too.