THE THIRSTY DONKEY (A LESSON IN HEARING GOD’S VOICE)

This is a story of a thirsty donkey that went on a long journey through the desert. At the end of his tedious journey, the donkey was tired, hungry and thirsty. As it trudged along, it noticed two stacks of hay at different ends of a field. The donkey thought to himself, “there is food for me!” Then realized that the two different haystacks were at opposite ends

of the field.
  The donkey, being a “christian”, decided to seek the will of God concerning which of the haystacks he should approach. The donkey decided to pray. As the donkey was bowing his head to pray, he noticed a bucket of water positioned by the haystack on the right. The donkey then prayed a simple but powerful prayer and said, ” O God, I want to know your will concerning which direction to go. Should I go to the haystack on the right or to the one on the left? ”
  After praying, the donkey gathered himself together and started walking towards one of the haystacks. Which of the haystacks do you think the donkey went to? Well, when asked, the donkey said, “God has directed me to the one on the right”.
  Everyone can predict that the donkey would say that God had directed him to the haystack on the right. However, you and I both know that it was probably the bucket of water that attracted the donkey to the haystack on the right. It is time to be honest and tell the truth! Is it really the Spirit of God leading us or is it the voice of our flesh and of circumstances? Think on this.

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maturity

Success depends upon maturity!

Maturity is humility. It is being big enough to say,

“I was wrong.” And, when he/she is right, the mature

person need not experience the satisfaction of saying,

“I told you so.”

Maturity is the ability to live up to your

responsibilities, and this means being dependable. It

means keeping your word. Dependability is the

hallmark

of integrity. Do you mean what you say-and do you

say

what you mean? Unfortunately, the world is filled

with

people who cannot be counted on. When you need

them

most, they are among the missing. They never seem

to

come through in the clutches. They break promises

and

substitute alibis for performance. They show up late

or

not at all. They are confused and disorganized. Their

lives are a chaotic maze of broken promises, former

friends, unfinished business and good intentions that

somehow never materialize. They are always a day

late

and a dollar short.

Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand

by it. Immature people spen their lives exploring

endless possibilities and then doing nothing. Action

requires courage. Without courage, little is

accomplished.

Maturity is the ability to harness your abilities and

your energies and do more than is expected. The

mature

person refuses to settle for mediocrity. He/she would

rather aim high and miss the mark than low-and

make it.

Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which

cannot be changed, the courage to change that which

should be changed, no matter what it takes, and the

wisdom to know the difference

THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

ImageOnly a few people in life have mastered the art of

public speaking. Now you may want to wave this off

and be like,”oh, I don’t need this stuff. This is for the

CEOs, and MDs and top businessmen….I don’t even

have an audience to address.” But I’d like to let you

know that sooner or later, everyone will have to

address an audience, whether large or small and the

earlier you start learning how to do this, the better it

will be for you and your to be audience.

Now the first thing you should do is to make a

decision to not be overcome by fear. A lot of people

don’t know this that feeling fear is hugely different

from being afraid. It is within the power of your choice

to choose whether to be overcome by fear or not.

Making this decision helps you to build more

confidence in yourself, and helps you to be more

composed. Start by saying to yourself continuously

that, ‘I will not live in fear’. As you say this over and

over again, you become more in control of yourself

and are more able to decide whether to be overcome

by fear or not.

The next and most vital thing to do is to know your

stuff. When you come out to speak in public, people

assume already that you are a pro and so it is up to

you, whether to convince them or disappoint them.

You should know the subject topic in and out so you

don’t fumble. What lecturer is it that goes to lecture a

class without conducting a proper study of the subject

he is to lecture.

Another point of note is, YOU MUST BE COMPOSED.

Everything you have to say must be composed and

arranged in a very clear order. All discussions under

the topic should follow sequentially and must be

related. The best form of speaking is stringed

speaking in which everything you say is tied to one

string and follows a clear order, that’s how you know

a good speaker.

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LESSONS from FAILURE. Smooth 98.1

And the fact is, one just has to learn or they’ll keep on failing

Olakunle Soriyan Blog

On-Meaningful-Coincidences-4Welcome to SMOOTH-LIFE with OLAKUNLE SORIYAN. We are on SMOOTH 98.1, and every Tuesday on SMOOTH-LIFE  daily show by 7  am,  I focus on LESSONS FROM FAILURE. Now, my experience in a life of ups and downs has thought me that coincidences are not ordinary; and they are created…every time. And whether you are a Christian, Muslim or whatever religion you practice or if you practice nothing, this is for you. See, In 1660, a ship sank in the Dover straits. The only survivor was named Hugh Williams. In 1769, a second ship sank in the Dover straits. The only survivor was named Hugh Williams. In 1820, a ship capsized on the Thames. The only survivor was named Hugh Williams. In 1940, a ship was destroyed by a German mine. Only two men survived; a man and his nephew. They were both named…Hugh Williams. Also, Hitler, Stalin and Franz Josef…

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DISCOVER PURPOSE (1)

This post is about finding and knowing your purpose in life and , I’ll be writing a post on knowing where your origin. Now a lot of you might be thinking this is not important, and some will be like “how does knowing my origin help me find my true purpose in life”. But I want you to know that knowing where you originate from will help you find purpose and to know your source. So I just want you to go through this regardless of what you’re thinking or feeling right now and I trust that after you are done, you will find reason with this.

Now, what is the first answer that comes to your mind when somebody asks you, where did you come from? Some will be like, “you know, science taught us that all humans evolved so I guess evolution was my origin”, or some will go, “my parents gave birth to me, so I guess my parents are my origin- or maybe my ancestors”. There is plenty of errors with these two kinds of thinking because they bring you to a position that assumes that you just happened. And if you’d agree with me, anything that ‘just happens’ doesn’t have a purpose. And I think this type of thinking is what drives people to ‘follow their heart’ and go wherever it leads, and I bet you, that will not help you find purpose.

Also thinking that your parents are your origin, and that you are just a product of biology puts you in a relative position to think that you just have to do whatever you feel you can do and that is it. But that is absolutely wrong, I mean, doing whatever you feel you can do doesn’t mean the same thing as doing what you should do.

The first thing we must understand so that we can fully understand this whole thing is that “to every product, there is a manufacturer. To everything formed there is a creator”. Now what do you understand about manufacturers and their products? If you’ve ever been a manufacturer of any product, what prompted you to create that product? If you would agree with me that to every product there is a manufacturer, you would also agree with me that every human came to be because of a Creator.

To many of you this is profound, I mean this goes way totally against what you have always believed. I don’t mean this critically but this goes for those who believe in the evolution theory; in a sense believing in the evolution theory dismisses them from responsibilty- it makes them think they are not accountable to anyone so therefore they can choose their own path for themselves and do whatever they feel they want to do. There is a passage of the bible that says, “I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own.We are not able to plan our own course. “(Jeremiah 10: 23 New Living Translation of the Bible). This just goes to prove that you are not the owner of your life, you don’t just choose what you want to do, you can’t just be anything and everything.

Let’s go by our first premises that says to every product there is a manufacturer.you’d also agree with me that before a manufacturer creates a product, he already knows why he’s making that product, ‘what purpose is it going to serve’. The same applies with our creator. Before any of us were formed, GOD which is our creator has already planned a purpose for us in mind. He already knows what we are capable of and why we are living. He designed and formed us with a purpose. GOD said to Jeremiah that, “before I formed you in the womb, I already knew you”( jeremiah 1: 5 ). Before even our parents ever thought of concieving us, GOD already knew us and has made us for a purpose.

GOD is our origin. Just like every product originates from a manufacturer, so we all originated from our creator which is GOD, and he has made you for a purpose. This just takes the wind off the sail of many people. If you ever want to discover your purpose, you have to acknowledge the fact that you have a creator.

Now GOD is not a magician that you go to and just get whatever you want from Him. It doesn’t work that way. He is our creator and He seeks to establish a relationship with us. His word says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that LOVE GOD, to them who are the called according to His purpose.(Romans8:28).See, it starts with loving GOD then you can begin to see what purpose He has in mind for you. And you just can’t develop this loveƐ for GOD until you are saved. You have to call on the name of the LORD to be saved(romans 10:13). This is not something that you feel you have to do. You must believe it in your heart. Again the bible says ,”That if you shall confess with thy mouth the LORD JESUS, and shall believe in your heart that GOD has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved”(romans 10:9). GOD has instituted our salvation by sending JESUS to die for us, and if you believe this in your heart and confess the Lordship of JESUS over your life, only then can you come into a relationship with GOD. So I encourage you today to have a relatioship with GOD, it will help you in finding your purpose.