godly · motivational · spiritual

Growth: It’s up to you!

Growth begins when you decide to grow. It also begins when you walk outside your comfort zone.

Some people are basing their growth on the quality of their leaders or mentors. They say that they will grow better if they have these kind of leaders. Unfortunately, many people failed to experience growth because of this thinking. Why?

Remember, growth happens in your inner self. It’s when you decide to do things in an excellent way and when you come out of your little room called “comfort zone”.

Are you ready to come out? Are you ready to become uneasy? Are you ready to feel uncomfortable? If yes, that’s when you will only experience the true meaning of growth.

You can’t just blame others if you are not growing. You can’t say, “I’m not growing because my leader is not motivating me!”, “I’m not growing because my leader is not supporting me or he’s not pushing me to do this and that!”, “I hate it because my leader is not that smart and sensitive!”.

Why blame them when the real problem is you?

No matter how good or skilled your leader is, you will never grow if you do not do what you are ought to do. Stop balmaing it to others, the problem is your attitude and your thinking. 

Change the way you see things. Renew your mind. Remember that growth begins when you decide for yourself to grow. 

Change your attitude. See your leaders as guide, do not depend on them, depend on God instead, because He is the One who makes things grow.

Make a decision to grow and God will show you how to do it. It’s not easy, remember, it can be painful but think of yourself as a tree. You need to experience pruning for you to produce good fruit as you grow knowing Christ deeper and deeper. Building an intimate relationship with Him will make you grow stronger and firm. Nothing can ever shake you or destroy you, because Christ is your foundation.

I say it again, it’s up to you if you want to grow. 

godly · motivational · spiritual

Don’t try to be someone else.

Do not feel anxious in everything about you.

To those who are reading this, I just want to tell you these things:

You are one of a kind

You are one in a million.

You are precious.

You don’t have to pretend to be someone else.

You are original.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God.

You are not ugly.

You’re not worthless.

You are not accidental.

You are not a nuisance.

You are not a problem.

You are beautiful in your own special way.

God treasures you.

He loves you more than you love him.

He wants you to come to him and accept everything about you because that is how he created you.

He did not make a mistake when he created you. Everything about you is beautiful. 

You are wonderful in every way because the One who created you is perfect.

You are born to succeed, and not to lose.

You are born to achieve everything you want in life according to His purpose.

You are a winner.

You are a treasure, believe me.

Just be you. Be you.

You don’t have to be ashamed about how you look, how your eyes are made, or about how high or flat your nose is, or how thick or thin your lips are.

Those are just vanity.

Appreciate your self-worth. 

Love everything about you, even your flaws. 

Hey, at some point, we all think the same, but let us remember that we don’t need the praise of others about our looks. What matters is a kind and good heart. 

Do not compare yourself because each one of us has differences. We should embrace our differences and love everything about us, just as how God loved us from the beginning while he was creating and giving us his fresh breath that gives life.

God loves you, and I know you already know it. 

God bless you!


Run in such a way to get the prize

Don’t run aimlessly, it will get you nowhere. Don’t run alone, it will tire you. Don’t run while holding extra baggages, it will only exhaust you. Run, as if it is your last chance. Run, because you know that there is a finish line. Run, and let go of everything that slows you down. Shrug it all off. Look on what is ahead and forget everything in the past.

Just like the athletes, they undergo such trainings before going in a competition, in relation with the race that we are now facing (the race of life), experiencing hardships and trials are necessary because it is our ‘training ground’.

We need to strengthen our feeble feet and arms. We need to become flexible. We need to have a goal. What is our goal? Well, our ultimate goal is not to become the first one to finish the race or get the recognition of the crowd. 

Our ultimate goal is to finish the race no matter how long, how hard, how tiring or how painful it is, what’s important is that we are able to finish it, because we know, that great is the reward in heaven of those who finished the race. 

Our Father in heaven sees you heart while you persevere. He knows how hard it may become or how far is our capabilities. Remember, he will never put you in a situation that is beyond your reach. He is waiting for us on the finish line. 

Our reward is being with Him and having an eternal life where our joy is complete and without lacking anything.

Keep running. Keep the faith. Keep believeing.

Trust the One who knows our future. 

Brothers and sisters, let us run with one goal without giving up!