Anger

One time I was having a discussion with a friend about Psalm 23.5 ” You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” She loved the verse so much that I was prompted to ask who her enemies were. I think anger is one source of enemies. But who needs enemies. I am not saying every body should be your friend. I am saying maybe none should be your enemy. Let them just be.

When someone does something wrong there are only three phases in which one can act.

1. Feel bad.

2. React.

3. Memorize and keep angry for a long time.

For the first phase there is no choice. You have to feel angry when nasty things are done. That is the natural way.

The second phase, from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “there is a small gap between stimuli and response.” You can choose how you respond. Some walk away. Some call other people names (I have heard people calling others names from the groin area, animals and dirty curse words which I will never use my entire life), others beat. At this stage you have to forcefully take control of your self because we err often with terrible consequences when we act inappropriately in response to anger.

The third phase you keep a record of the person and their act in your mind. It is like being so nice a person to  let someone bad live in your head with out paying rent. Joyce Meyer says it is like swallowing poison hoping the other person dies. Wasted memory.

Ephesians 4.26 ” Be angry and do not sin” do not let the sun go down on your wrath.

You could take an online course to manage anger but the easier way is to start practising now because the opportunities to get angry are enormous. Man is so fallible. Who knows maybe with lots of practise you could even stop feeling angry. At the moment feel and act better no crossing to the third flour.

Guilt

Sometimes things do not work out as we would want them to. We are fallible. We make terrible mistakes on the card of convenience. Once the mistake is done we send it in a box, lock it and stash it in a dark corner of our soul where no one can go. It is inaccessible. Then the Devil with his snooping nose trespasses and reminds us.

Mat 11: 28-30 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Pride

Pride is ultimately self-preoccupation. A prideful person thinks about himself.

I remember the number line from my math lessons back in school. It has a zero in the middle, negative numbers on one side and positive numbers on the other. Pride is like that it has a positive form and a negative form but it still remains pride.

Poaitively proud people take them selves high way above others and they want other people to give them more height.

Negative pride presents its self in a subtle way such as committing suicide, negative self-demotion statements to exalt / justify self.

You know for me I am shy . . .

 I can’t talk in front of people . . .

 I am broke . . .

I am bad but I am not as bad as (name of someone). . .

Pride is always shouting me, me, me, me, me myself and I. The subtle form of pride is the worst.

Proverbs 13.10 Only by pride cometh contention.

Definition of contention from google.

heated disagreement.

Similar: disagreement, dispute, disputation, argument, variance, discord, hostility, conflict, friction, acrimony, enmity, strife, dissension, disharmony, quarrelling, feuding,

Opposite: agreement

The scripture says only by pride and no other. One can have peace by turning away from pride. Cut self abit and put others in the picture.

Social friends

It is often said that today people have 5,000 friends on social media but have no real friends.

These two variables are mutually exclusive. These people actually have a large network with friends in their from whom they can gather information, specific help, fun, jokes, pass time and so on. They have real friends in the pool.

Jesus had many followers with different motives. Some wanted food, others liked the miracles and others out of curiosity. Among the many he had the 12 disciples but even among the 12 he had one who was to betray him to fulfill his mission on earth and he knew it.

In a nutshell make good use of your network. Fish some friends from there and do one on one meaningful relationships. Social media is not that bad after all.

Go get a job

God is into work. He’s into you doing something productive.
That’s why welfare—as it’s currently being practiced in our
country—isn’t a godly concept. I’m not saying that any person
who’s receiving welfare is ungodly. I’m not saying that God
hates them, or they’re in sin. But I am saying that it isn’t God’s
system.
Anyone might need help on occasion. There’s nothing wrong
with you taking the help of other people or a government if you
are in a situation where you temporarily need it. But to be a
second, third, or fourth generation welfare recipient where you
just sit at home and let the government pay you for doing
nothing is an ungodly concept.
If you’re going to get into God’s divine flow of provision, then
you need to start doing some things to release that power and
see this anointing begin to generate the income you need.
God has given you the power to get wealth, but you need to
do something. You need to work. You need to set your hand to
something productive.
One of our partners worked as the CEO of a corporation then
suddenly his company downsized and he was laid off. He
started drawing unemployment and took that for a period of
time. He wanted to work, so he put in resumes all over town,
but this was during an economically challenging time and he
was overqualified. Therefore, no one was hiring him.
When he was a few weeks away from getting his house
repossessed and losing everything, he came to me and asked,
“What do I do?”
I answered, “Go get a job.”
He said, “I’m trying.”
I continued, “No, I mean go get a job until. There’s nothing
wrong with you believing for another CEO job or something
similar, but until your better paying job comes in, get a job
stocking shelves or flipping burgers.”
This guy was highly offended. “I’m a CEO. I couldn’t do
something like that. Besides, I need more money than that. My
house is about to be repossessed.” He was something like
$5,000 behind, and hadn’t worked in over a year.
I told him, “If you would have been stocking shelves or flipping
burgers for the past year, you would have had enough money
to keep this house from being repossessed while you still
sought the job you’re believing for. There’s nothing wrong with
you not wanting to stay there, but you’ve got to do something.
By doing nothing, you are abdicating your responsibility and
keeping the blessing God wants to give you from manifesting.
“You can pray and pray, and you might get a miracle that will
tide you over to the next week or month. But then you’ll have
another crisis next month, and the month after that, and the
month after that. You aren’t going to see the supernatural flow
of finances start manifesting in your life until you recognize
God gave you power and authority to get wealth. You need to
stand up and use that power and authority by doing
something.”

Believers authority.

ANDREW WOMMACK.

The Winner takes it all

I am a Manu fan. One time we thoroughly beat our rivals Arsenal. I enjoyed the game so much so I decided to catch the replay. In the replay Arsenal almost beat us. I was all on my tenterhooks. But we won the game. Eish!. Any how it is the same with God.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

In God’s plan you win whatever position you find your self in. For him he sees you winning in the end but you need to partner with Him to quicken the manifestation of the plan. Sad story some people lose in the replay because of timeout.

Let us look at Moses in the bible. He tried to free the Isrealites with his power by killing an Egyptian. He delayed the process instead. Then the Isrealites who could have taken days to reach the promised land took 40 years. Trouble comes from not partnering with God but still he let’s the plan come to pass.

God’s plans are humongous. It is like you going to the kitchen at night and finding an insect which has come for a crystal of sugar and you tell it your ten year plan. It’s life span is like 4 weeks. It will be like ehh! that is too big for me. Then it will run away. All it needs is a crystal of sugar and the things you are talking about are too much for it to take in. In this story you are the insect when it comes to God’s plan (Pr. Mowze). Your prayers are as small as the crystal of Sugar and God is saying I have two Kilos in the cupboard and I can buy more from the grocery store any time. I even have cake, bread and lots of other food some uncooked. Plus many other things. This information can make the insects head bust.

In the end if you do not win. Probably it was not God for His plans are good.

The Joseph Principle

So Joseph in Genesis interpreted Pharaohs dream that there would be seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. So he came up with a strategy of saving 20 percent of the produce. When the famine came people bought seed with money. Then animals, then land. Every thing.

Fast forward you are still working and very energetic. You will get old and weak and will not be able to work. What will you do? If you are saving well and good it could help for a big fraction of the evening of your life but it is much better if you save and use the money for something people will constantly come for. The danger with money is no one will come for it. Instead you will take it to the people. If they come for it they are thieves.

The other day Pr. Mosze said that most people are one illness away from either poverty or death.

Whose people

This conversation took place somewhere on Mt. Sinai between God and Moses. The recently-released slaves were sinning by worshipping a calf made of gold and declaring that it, not the Lord, led them out of Egypt. (Exodus 32:4-6) Then they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!”.

Like a hot potato in the mouth. Neither God nor Moses wants to own these neds.

God goes first by telling Moses.

Genesis 32:7 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.

Moses does not want to associate with them either. He reminds God that these people are not his with some worship. Bright guy.

11 Then Moses pleaded with [d]the Lord his God, and said: “Lord, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

V.12.

Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people.

I know why the caged bird sings

By Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps

on the back of the wind

and floats downstream

till the current ends

and dips his wing

in the orange sun rays

and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks

down his narrow cage

can seldom see through

his bars of rage

his wings are clipped and

his feet are tied

so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings

with a fearful trill

of things unknown

but longed for still

and his tune is heard

on the distant hill

for the caged bird

sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze

and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees

and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn

and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams

his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream

his wings are clipped and his feet are tied

so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings

with a fearful trill

of things unknown

but longed for still

and his tune is heard

on the distant hill

for the caged bird

sings of freedom.

The dream.

Tell me. How many children will we have? What kind of house will we live in? How will our weekends be?

He was silent for it was not real in his life. He did not have much? He felt so inadequate so he let her go.

Many many years after he discovered that all she wanted was to dream.