God Still Speaks To Us Directly

God speaks to us directly if we care to listen!!

WhisperIt has been a while since I posted in this category of mind body and spirit on the blog. That fact is actually a reflection of the imbalanced state that I discovered I had fallen into. Thank God for awakening me to my state and showing me what to change in my life.

He Spoke To Abraham

One of the challenges that you may be facing in your relationship with God is the answer to the question: “Does God still speak to us directly?” The Bible is full of instances where God ‘told’ His servants what to do. Just looking at the life of Abraham we realize that it was made up of a series of incidents where God spoke to Abraham and Abraham knew that it was God speaking. Just to mention a few:

• Abraham (when he was still called Abram) was told to go to another land
• He made a promise (repeated several times) to Abraham that he was going to have billions of descendants
• Abraham was told by God to go and sacrifice his son Isaac
• He shared with Abraham what he was going to do to Sodom and Gomorrah
• Etc.
So without a doubt the majority of the actions and decisions that Abraham took were guided by the words that came from the mouth of God. So the question still begs, is it still happening today that God speaks to us and we can hear Him?

He Has Been Speaking To Me

Recently, with the year rolling to an end and a new year looming ahead, I went through a reflective experience. I had achieved some of the goals that I had set for myself for 2015. I was beginning the process of planning for 2016. I had more questions than answers as to the place where my life was. So many things were not adding up and I was wrestling with how to plan for the future if I did not even understand how and why I was in the state that I was in.

At first I called on my logic for answers. Think as I would I could not put together why the right actions I took did not manifest the natural results that would have led to my achieving the majority of the goals that I could not meet. After much musings and a couple of nightmares about where my life was headed I realized that as a Christian and child of God, up to that point I had not included God in the process. God was at the back of my mind and I was expecting Him to somehow be a part of the process. Actually I am not even sure if that expectation was there at all.

I only mentioned His name when I was asking why I failed and the tone of my thoughts was more accusatory than acknowledging. When that realization struck me, I was awakened. It was then that the whole ball game changed. God became real to me and we have been walking and talking together for these last couple of weeks and it is an experience that I would like to continue for the rest of my life.

I wish it on you too. That is why in my next post I am going to walk you through how I personally came to the place where I am at. I have faith that someone out there is in need of that awakening. So as you plan for the coming year, while you go through the “what to dos” and the “how tos”, make God part of you planning process and by Him defining your whys, he will refine the mechanics of it all.

Blessed planning for 2016 (or whatever year you will be planning for the day that you read this article).

Should you wish to gain more insights into how Abraham was spoken to, Read this article by Rodney W. Francis.

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Breakthrough Life Barriers in Four Ways

breakthroughThe year was 2008. I was working at a local university as a lecturer in my home town of Bulawayo. The Zimbabwean economy had taken a real battering and my family and I were right in the middle of it and in urgent need of a breakthrough.

We had four sons, one at senior high school, two at middle primary school and one was less than a year old. The situation was so bad that as you stood in the queue in the bank the amount of money you could withdraw from your account each day would not take you back home either buying fuel or getting onto the public transport.

There were queues for everything from bread to petrol wherever they could be found. I remember waking up one day and saying to my husband “We cannot sustain this for much longer. Something’s got to give.”

For something to give I travelled to Botswana and stayed there with my cousin for two weeks scouring the papers and making piles of applications for jobs. Our youngest boy was less than a year old and was still breastfeeding. Each day of those two weeks I would express my milk about three or four times and throw it out to avoid drying out so my son would continue breastfeeding when I got back home.

Finally when the two weeks were over, I got on the bus to go back home. Before getting on the bus I bought the last lot of newspapers from which to search for jobs to apply for. There was a job on one of the papers that I applied for when I got back home. Guess what?? That was the job that I got that saw me and my family move to Botswana at the end of 2008. It was a better place and there was food and we could pay school fees and buy a car!

Why am I sharing this here? To show you that there is always a way out of any situation. Whatever it is that’s negative that is going on in your life right now, there is a way out. It may look as though it’s the end of the road, but it is not. You can make a breakthrough.

There are four traits that you ought to have to make that breakthrough no matter how impossible or difficult it may seem.

  1. Never Give Up

During the tough days in Zimbabwe we never stopped looking for ways to provide for our family. Going to work at the university daily seemed hopeless, but it was through waking up daily to do my part that got me in touch with a gentleman who connected me with a lady in the Netherlands who wanted a consultant to do some research for her organization in Zimbabwe. It was the hard currency from that contract that put food on the table for us for six months while I looked for inspiration as to what to do. That same payment provided the money for me to travel to Botswana to look for work.

At the bus station I bought just one more set of newspapers and the job I got was from one of those. Never ever give up doing what you can to get past the barriers you face in life. Keep the dream alive.

  1. Look Ahead

You might not be proud of your past choices and your present may be very discouraging. Focusing on your past will only kill your spirit and sap your energy because there is nothing that you can do to change it. Your present is real but it is not the end. It is just a stopover. Keep the future that you want clearly visible in front of you. All that I wanted was a better and brighter life for my children. A vision of what that would be like kept me going during those missing my family, milk expressing days looking for a job in a foreign land.

  1. Stay Positive

This is easier said than done but you just got to train your mind to adopt this attitude if you are to breakthrough your barriers. The easier natural tendency is for you to start feeling sorry for yourself and dragging yourself around wearing your misery on your face. Keep your energy levels high. Believe that what you are aspiring for is possible. Have faith. Faith that when you pronounce your hopes and dreams, God catches them and hatches out a plan to make them real. You may not have the full divine picture of that plan but stay positive by knowing that a universal plan for you is at work.

  1. Do Your Part

I have heard many times people who are praying for breakthroughs and when I ask them what they are doing for that to happen, most do not have an action plan being implemented. For some reason they think that by hoping for a breakthrough it will happen if they believe hard enough for it. Do all that you can to move towards your destination. God will do His part. After raining manna from heaven, each Israelite family had to get out of bed, get a clean basket, go outside and pick up the manna before it melted away. If they did not do that, it meant that the family would go hungry that day. We do have a part to play in our breakthroughs. Get up and do the part.

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Five Things To Do Daily Before 8:00AM For You To Be Successful

Daily  Morning Success Routine

Good morning! Rise and shine! For many this is an irritating phrase, especially if the person saying it is really lively and excited about it.

From the looks of things however it seems some of the very influential people are/were early risers. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to give a few examples.

According to Inc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. Also, the health benefits for those with an early morning life are numerous. I recommend you do these 5 things before 8 am that successful people are doing.

1. Meditate/Pray/Visualize

Your mental and emotional health is very important. It is from the mind that all ideas come. The quiet of the early morning is perfect for some quiet time introspecting and connecting with a Higher Power (God for me). Early in the morning take the time to visualize your day. Focus on the success that you will have. Commit your plans and vision to God. Pray for insight as to how to be a positive person not just for your own success but for the success of others too.

2. Exercise

It is easier to be consistent with your workouts if you do them in the morning. If you leave it until later the hustles and bustles of the day’s duties take over and you might find yourself having to push exercise aside. Early morning exercise gets the blood flowing to all parts of the body and you feel revitalized  to tackle any challenges. Even if you do not jog or go to the gym, taking a brisk walk or doing stretch and floor exercises outside will pep you up. Exercising at the end of a hard day’s work causes you to flake on your cardio exercises.

3. Map Out Your Day

In line with your goals, work on your to do lists. Go through your diary and schedule your appointments and all activities that feed into those goals. You can merge this activity with your prayer and meditation. The early morning quiet allows for calm reflections and uninterrupted problem solving. Let your schedule include moments of quiet meditation and prayer to punctuate your day; especially before and after major meetings. Schedule time in your evenings to prepare for the next day (Packing healthy sandwiches for snacks, taking out your clothes for the next day etc.)

4. Eat a Healthy Breakfast

For a busy working mom and dad this can be a very big challenge. But unless you get a grip on this and eat properly in the morning, you might find yourself having unhealthy snacks at the office. Your body needs the fuel. They say to be strong eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Many of us have that upside-down. Having a proper breakfast will also allow you to bond with the family. Five minutes chatting with them at the breakfast table can do wonders for your relationship.

5. Do The Unpleasant Tasks First

Do the least desirable task of the day first. If you do not you will procrastinate over it until it becomes urgent and derails your smooth planning. They say if you are to eat a plate of frogs, start with the biggest one. Do not allow yourself the dreaded feeling of knowing that there is an unpleasant important task that needs to be done and you have not done it. This dreadful feeling will affect everything else that you do. Due to the high energy levels you will have in the mornings, you will have a more positive attitude to the unpleasant tasks. Also this type of working will make your day progressively lighter and more pleasant and will usher home a happier and friendlier mom, dad or spouse.

Obviously for all this to work out you need to be early to bed and early to rise. In fact health specialists say the best and most beneficial sleep is one done before midnight.

Expect success….Get success. Some call it luck…..I call it faith and success by design.

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