Let us admit that we all need love, kindness and care to get through that tough week, the grey skies and storm clouds in life. For the times when things go wrong, when we feel lost, when everyone else appears to be doing well, know that any act of goodness goes a long way.
The evil eye is real and should not be taken lightly. Most people are negligent in protecting themselves and do not worry about showing off their blessings; posting every detail of their life on social media. Know that not everyone who sees your story will be happy for you!
Everyone wants to succeed in life but only a few will be truly happy for your success. The truth is, people will generally only support your goals and dreams until you make it and end up doing more than them. Sadly, they want to see you do good, but never better than them!
The truth is nobody is born a racist. You have to be taught. Are we dealing with racism, bigotry and prejudice in our own lives so that we can be examples to our children and those under our charge? Do we reject someone only because of his skin colour? Time for reflection!
Many of us are stressed because we are in a hurry. We have this mental schedule which must be achieved by a certain time; get a degree, a good job, get married, have kids. We get upset when the schedule is out of sync. Trust that what He has decreed for you will be yours!
Family interference is one of the reasons why marriages fail. When spouses share personal or internal problems with family members, be prepared for trouble. Problems get distorted. Problems become larger than life. Try and settle your disputes without taking them to others.
Thinking of death will help you prepare for that meeting with your Creator. It will help you reflect on how you will appear before Him. Full of regret and shame or with a deep sense of happiness for having been dutiful. The choice is yours. Don't let this world trick you.
Always remember, your value is not based on what you look like, what you do, or who you know, your status in life! Also you are not defined by your past. Use the past to learn lessons for the present and future. Your true value comes from how close you are to your Creator!
Many people make the mistake thinking that a confident person is the one who is better than everyone else. That is far from the truth. Confidence isn't strutting into a room thinking you're better than everyone else; it's walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone.
Today, bullying no longer occurs only in schools. Social media has provided another way for bullies who seek to demean others. Home is no longer safe for victims of bullying; a Facebook status can hurt just as much, if not more, than hearing the typed words spoken out loud!