The future depends on what you do today..

#mondaymotivation

If you can change your perception, then you can change your feeling, which in turn will change your behaviour plus actions, and ultimately your results.

One day, as a small child, Thomas Edison, America’s greatest inventor (of electric light bulb, motion picture camera, electric car battery, etc & 1093 patents to his name) came home from school and gave a paper to his mother. He said to her “Mom, my teacher gave this paper to me and told me only you are to read it. What does it say?”

Her eyes welled with tears as she read the letter out loud to her child…

“Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have good enough teachers to train him. Please teach him yourself.”

Many years after Edison’s mother had died, he became one of the greatest inventors of the century.

One day he was going through a closet and he found the folded letter that his old teacher wrote his Mother that day. He opened it…

The message written on the letter was “Your son is mentally deficient. We cannot let him attend our school anymore. He is expelled.”

Edison became emotional reading it and then wrote in his diary:

“Thomas A. Edison was a mentally deficient child whose mother turned him into the genius of the Century.”

The truth is “your perception (imagination + interpretation) is stronger than your reality (situation).”

No matter how broke & depressed you feel right now, if God took you in a timeline travel into 3 years from now to see that your bank statement reveals about $100million account balance and brought you back to now (& you know that this is God & He can’t lie or make mistakes), you’ll instantly get your energy and excitement about life back despite your broke situation.

This new week, know it’s less about the situation that is not working for you but more about your perception of it that is working against you. And perception is a choice!

I hear shouts of joy & victory around you- go make it happen with the right perception.

You’re unstoppable!
@DrOsaz

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Forgiveness is key

*WHY CAN’T YOU FORGIVE?*

I always tell myself that when you live your life without anyone hurting, disappointing, disgracing or offending you, then it means you never did anything worthy.

I want to tell you that there are so many people who are buried daily, and their crime is that someone they offended couldn’t forgive them.

There are innocent orphans and street children out there whose crime is that someone didn’t forgive their parents.

The reality is that even as you read this piece, there may be someone you have blocked on WhatsApp or facebook, or you have decided not to respond to his/ posts/messages and the person’s crime is that he/she is naughty, broke your heart, disappointed you or said something that really offended you. You aren’t talking to your roommate, an old friend, a family member, your Ex or that special friends because they offended you and you can’t forgive them.

Yes, I really understand you, they hurt you. He/she is annoying, rude and not worthy to be part of your life. However, my questions are: do you expect someone to forgive you if you can’t forgive others? Do you think you have never offended anyone before?

The beauty of life is that it comes with disappointments and offences from people you least expect.

Unfortunately, some of us spend so much time on the disappointments and offences and end up becoming victims of all circumstances.

Remember this one thing always: Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

The fact is that the world is full of annoying, naughty and ungrateful people; you will always come across them during the gentle stroll of your life span, but the best thing to do is to deal with them with love and maturity. You can’t get everyone to behave like you. Never!

Hatred and intolerance have caused many of the world’s problems and have solved none of them. We must learn to tolerate and forgive one another. We must bury the faults of others and move on with life.

As you read this piece, I beseech you to take the pain and forgive that special person you have grudges with and iron out your grievances. Muster the courage and apologise to that person you have offended. The clock is ticking, man is ageing, grave is calling and we are not in charge. Life is short, you don’t know how much time you have left… Live life to please God.

*Receive the grace to forgive* 🕊🙏🏽🕊