Sitting on the fence is not an option if you want to make an impact. It’s an easy way to get through life. It means you’re not willing to risk anything, so you sit with others and play it safe. One good thing about sitting on the fence is that you will never be criticized, but you will also never truly be alive.
You might be afraid to spread your wings, to leave the safety of the fence and to fly towards the uncertainty of your purpose. But here’s the thing: “God gave you your purpose, and He will get you to where you need to be, to be the most effective you.” There will be detours and storms and you will need to go through them. It will require faith… and that’s the whole point. When we realise that getting off the fence requires faith in the One who holds our future, we will start to move towards our purpose with purpose, because we know that God is already there.
Have an awesome day!
We were all born with a purpose. God created every person different because only you can fulfill the plan He has for you. To find out what that is, you need to find what keeps you up at night and what makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.
This world will be a different place if less people were interested in making a living, and more people started living their passion. Making the world a better place, is far more rewarding than making your world a comfortable place. So many people hate what they do for a living, but do it anyway because it pays well. Life is too short to do what you hate, so that you can get what you don’t really need.
A man was once sitting on a beach next to his one bedroom shack, catching fish. He would sell the fish he catches, at the market, to provide for his needs. A man walked past and asked him why he didn’t use the money to buy a boat. “And then what?” he asked. The man told him that he will catch more fish and then he could buy more boats. “And then what?” he asked. Then you can buy yourself a big house and retire. “And then what?” he asked. “Then you can relax and fish!” the man said. “That’s what I’m doing now!” the fisherman replied.
You see, we so often chase after things that are unnecessary, and in the process, we miss the point of life. We miss our purpose.
Find your purpose and pursue it with passion. It will change your life in a way that you never thought was possible. Life is far more than just existing! Don’t waste another moment.
When your fear becomes stronger than your faith, you’re on shaky ground! Faith is looking at the “impossible”, but believing it can happen. Fear is looking at what can happen, but believing it’s impossible! The difference seems small but the result can be huge.
Whatever you choose to feed in your life, will become the strongest. When my logic tells me that something is not achievable, I choose to listen to what God says. That’s why it’s called faith… because it requires belief that supersedes what logic tells you. My dreams are huge because if they aren’t, they’re an insult to God. He wants us to attempt great things. Things so great that they are impossible for us to achieve, so that when they happen – He gets the glory.
Have an awesome day!
What a gift life is. We don’t always feel that way when our day hasn’t gone according to plan. Nobody said that life was going to be easy, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is a blessing to be alive. That heart beating in your chest is an absolute miracle… and it just keeps going. Those lungs that keep on filling up with air – that’s a miracle too.
There are so many people, at this very moment, who will soon be blowing out their last breath, who would give anything for the miracle of life to continue. And here we sometimes are, feeling that life is just one big effort. The fact that you still have a pulse means that God’s not done with you yet. You have an amazing purpose that is only meant for you. God has a plan for your life and so does Satan.
Satan’s plan is destruction, hurt, pain, negativity and heartache. And when we allow that negativity to take root in our lives, we are closing the door that God is holding open for us. God’s plan for your life is good. He wants you to fulfil the purpose that He created you for. He wants you to stand out and to be the difference that the world needs right now. He wants you to listen to your heartbeat and to realise that He has given you life to enjoy and to live to the full. But it’s up to you and me to move our feet and to dance, even in the face of adversity.
Have an awesome day and know that were are born to win!
The world teaches me to be selfish – to do whatever will make ME happy. The funny thing is that the more I focus on my own desires, the less joy it gives me. When I start pouring my energy into blessing others and praying for those around me, I become more joy-filled. It’s a crazy concept, but the more we do for others, the more fulfilled our own lives become.
When Jesus came to earth He made it about you and me! And that changed everything. Let’s show that same, unselfish love and grace to others and in doing so, it won’t only be others that benefit. You will be surprised at what it does for you.
Have an awesome day!
When the glow of our devices becomes the light in our life we are truly in a dark world!
Do yourself a favour and look at this till the end. It will take 9 minutes but it might just change your life.
If you think you are worthless, YOU AREN’T!
If you think your situation is leading to a dead-end, IT DOESN’T NEED TO.
If you think you are too far down the wrong road to turn around, YOU AREN’T.
You are more than the sum of your mistakes.
Have a Great Day!
When you’re feeling weak, there’s Strength if you will only call out. When you’re broken, there is One who will pick up the pieces. When life feels hopeless, know there’s a future waiting for you! When you’ve messed up, understand that there is nothing you could ever do that can take you outside the reach of God’s grace. No mistake is ever too bad and no choice is ever too messed up for God to turn His back on you.
When the prodigal son took his inheritance and walked away from his father without looking back, he deserved to be expelled from ever returning. But that’s not the story I know. That’s not the God I serve. When the son came grovelling back after he showed no concern for his dad, his father told him to get up. He held a party in honour of his son because he returned. His father didn’t focus on how much his son messed up… he focussed on the fact that his son was back where he belonged.
God doesn’t sit around all day, waiting to remind you of all the times you messed up. Quite the contrary. He stands at the door and waits for you to come home. He chooses to make your mistakes disappear because He doesn’t want anything to spoil the fact that you are home. That’s what’s important to Him.
That’s why, no matter where you are or where you’ve been, Grace always wins when you choose the Author of Life.
We live in a world that wants the best of everything, and wants it NOW. It’s true that we only have one life here on earth and that we need to strive towards our dreams – achieving them as quick as possible. There’s no time to waste.
I was one of those who fell into this “NOW” trap. My desire was (and still is) to encourage those who feel lost and alone. Those who feel unloved. It’s a great and worthwhile passion but it won’t just happen by putting a few nice things on social media. I am unknown to so many people and the only way that anybody would be willing to listen to me, is if they knew my heart. The only way that is going to happen is when others see that I practise what I preach. That the things I tell them are the same things that I apply in my life.
That all takes time and hard work. Whynot IMPACT is something I started to reach out to people who need that little bit of encouragement to get them moving towards their dreams. I am busy writing a book that will be part of the process of encouragement and support in schools. There are big plans for great things but it means a lot of groundwork.
So, when you are unknown like me, don’t allow the mountain that stands between you and your dream to overwhelm you. There’s no better day than today to take that first step. It will be long and tiring but it’s so much better to scale a mountain and see all the promises on the other side, than to sit in comfort, wondering what could have been.
Start as an unknown entity and finish by leaving an unforgettable legacy that will live on long after you are gone. That’s what I’m doing and it’s a great journey!