Key Text: Ephesians 4:14
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.
People have lost their lives while driving and texting (or calling), not because they do not know how to drive, but because their mind was distracted from their path. Likewise, many individuals and businesses have experienced major setbacks in their enterprises not because of any major obstacle or turbulence along their path, but by subtle distractions that has kept their focus away from their main agenda.
Rather than focus on our “MAIN” objectives, we allow too many activities to take over our time. We sweat the small stuffs, we listen to too many people including those who have no experience whatsoever in our business and personal dealings, we refuse to delegate by becoming obsessively busy and thinking that being “busy” is being productive. Continue reading
Key Text: Psalm 27:4
“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.”
New entrepreneurs face a lot of pressures and are usually in a haste to quickly succeed. And so, one of their greatest temptations is to get their hands into tons of businesses, projects and activities; spreading themselves too thin and splitting their limited resources (time, money, emotions) amongst so many engagements all at the same time.
Unfortunately, many of us have failed to achieve excellence not because we do not have the ability and/or resource that will enable us do so, but because we are caught up in the web of “Seeking too many things” all at the same time. Continue reading
Key Text: Hebrews 6:11 (NIV)
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.
The sensation of being celebrated and being in the front-line of life is such a pleasant one; many desire such experience and relish the idea of standing on the podiums to receive trophies for great achievements. But often times those who make it to the front lines didn’t get there by sheer luck, they must have prepared, practiced, weathered the storm and developed tenacity in the face of adversities while sometimes doing seemingly non-consequential tasks.
Olympic Champions never win a medal by mere wish; it takes a lot of practice and putting in the hard work even when no one is watching. Likewise, Medical doctors don’t get there by merely wishing, they had to put in the gruesome years to train whether or not they are receiving praises. Continue reading