Just as smart in our ways.
Beauty isn’t skin deep or a certain skin tone or size or specific weight.
Success isn’t defined by money alone.
Talent is a perspective.
Love isn’t the whipped cream on top of the coffee.
By extension of reading the book Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams, you will also discover your own spiritual connection to time, place, people and community wherever you are – also known as tūrangawaeware. There is a spiritual weight and heft to this book that is capable of eliciting gasped intakes of breathe at the beauty of the language Williams uses.
Kua rongo aku au..
Ētahi ka tau ki tōna taumata
Nā te whai rawa rānei
Kō te tini maha ka ū tonu nā te kaha rawa
O tē whawhai manawapū
I have learned that…
Because they are destined to
But most succeed
Because they’re determined to
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Zij die niet weten dat mislukking onvermijdelijk is
Too many are afraid for what or Whom is mocked by the majority of society. Therefore they often miss the boat which can bring them to a safe-haven.
Mankind is given answers to their many questions, but not many do want to go looking into those old books which provides enough answers to get going again, to see the ‘upside of things’ again, and to find renewed strength to conquer this world.
When we dare look up and see in the wonders of nature the Might Hand of the Most High we shall find consolation and help. Let us not be blind for the free given solace and the empowerment which is lying in front of us in the Bible. It is by sharing that Word that we should help others also to find the Way to the better life.
- safe-haven: only God gives inward peace
- depend on Him.
- God = mighty rock that keeps safe
- = fortress where you can feel secure.
- God saves and honours
- Trust God
- success is never defined nor determined by people
- People are frail, fickle, selfish and unreliable
- God never changes
- God will remain faithful to the cause and you
- realize value of growth and maturity
- God His Spirit = Guide
- Faith demands we look forward but fear will keep us frozen, unwilling and unbending.
- Keep your eyes on the King and follow His lead.
“Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on him. God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure. God saves me and honors me. He is that mighty rock where I find safety. Trust God, my friends, and always tell him each one of your concerns. God is our place of safety.” Ps 62:5-8
Maybe today you feel like giving up. May be you feel like a frog hanging on the side of a gator’s mouth. It could go either way : ) Hang on friend. God didn’t bring you this far to leave you high and dry. Here’s some things you need to remember. One, success is never defined nor determined by people. God is the one who defines what success is so get your eyes off of the opinions of people 😉 People are frail, fickle, selfish and unreliable…
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Looking for having success we can follow different paths. To come to the most positive way to get somewhere we best look into the very Old book of books, the bible where we can find a lot of advice, better than that of man of today.
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, following the tradition of men according to the rudiments of the world, and not in accordance with Christ.” (Colossians 2:8 KJ21)
The apostle Paul tells the Colossians,
“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition …” (Letter to the Colossians 2:8);
telling them that
“they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh” (Colossians 2:23).
What is of value?
It is by
“holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God” (Colossians 2:19).
And how does this happen?
By reading the word of God; it provides essential spiritual nourishment that we need every day. But it is not so much a case of trying to stop ourselves doing things that our human nature inclines us toward thinking and doing, but rather trying to occupy our thoughts to a greater degree with spiritual things. The result will be that we will be less and less inclined to indulge in fleshly thoughts and activities, but will grow “with a growth that is from God” as we appreciate his word to an ever greater degree.
Reading the Word of God we can come to get to know the Works of God, His Plan, how He has chosen Himself a people and how we too can become partakers of the promise God made in the Garden of Eden. There a positive message was given to those who had broken the relationship with God. The Creator saw the faults of the 1° Adam and took care that there would come a 2° Adam to save all people. But it would be up to the people themselves to accept or to ignore the Good News of the Saviour.
The promised one was the son of God, the Nazarene Jeshua (Jesus Christ). Under his blessing a person can come “in the light of Christ” and can get a positive mind. To come to more knowledge and mature in faith and spirit the person has to open his mind in such a way that Christ can come in him or her. The one who got to know Christ wants to build a relationship with him and with his followers.
Central to our relationship with God is “Christ in you” (Colossians 1:27). “Him we proclaim”, writes Paul, “that we may present everyone mature in Christ” (Colossians 1:28).
How is your maturity developing? Absorbing the true sense of the divine word is a foundation for this. May we all increase day by day in the “knowledge of God” and become “mature in Christ” so his way of thinking becomes more and more our way of thinking.
Such a right way of thinking shall also create a right way of living and having us taking on the right attitude for living and for having good relationships with others and to become successful in our life. We also can see that like at the beginning of the world the 1° Adam rejected the right of God to be the Master in the world, we do find lots of people who take such an adversary attitude against the Creator as well. They mostly bring lots of negative elements against those who believe in the Creator. They also shall try to do everything to get those believers a negative feeling.
From Scriptures we learn that we should not envy others, but we also come to see how the world develops and which position human beings are going to take in it and how we are set to chose. We also have to make up our choice to whom we want to belong.
Note in the dramatic account of Paul’s experience of shipwreck on the way to Rome in Acts 27 that Paul says
“the God I worship”
and then significantly adds,
“to whom I belong.”
Do we view our God in that way?
“For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 7:6 ASV)
Sadly, most of the people in the generations that followed failed to have the sense of belonging to God possessed by those entering the promised land. If we make no commitment to belong to God, then we belong to the world – a world which is facing an awesome shipwreck!
Isaiah has a vision of our days; it describes a time when the kingdoms of men come to an end and “the lofty pride of man shall be humbled” (Isaiah 2:11). It is a message against “every high tower” (Isaiah 2:15) and never have buildings been built higher than today. Later Isaiah sees in vision:
We should be conscious that there shall come a day thta we shall not have to face the day of man but the day of the Adonai, divine Creator Who shall bind up the wounds of His people and shall heal the bruise caused by the blow they received from other man. at that day those who did not want to know of the Name of the Most High shall have to hear that Holy Name of the Adonai, the Most High Lord the elohim Hashem Jehovah. At that day those who did not want to know of Him shall hear and see from afar, his anger burning, in thick rising smoke. they than should know it is too late to avoid His lips full to the brim with fury, His tongue a consuming fire. His breath shall race over them like a tornado or like a racing torrent that rises up to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction, and put a bridle in the peoples’ mouths to lead them astray. Shall you be ready and shall your song be like one that is sung on a night when a holy feast is kept, and will your heart be happy, as if walking to the sound of the flute, to the mountain of Jehovah, the Adonai, to the rock of Isra’el?
“24 the oxen likewise and the young asses that till the ground shall eat savory provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fork. 25 And there shall be upon every lofty mountain, and upon every high hill, brooks [and] streams of waters, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that Jehovah bindeth up the hurt of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of Jehovah cometh from far, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire; 28 and his breath is as an overflowing stream, that reacheth even unto the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction: and a bridle that causeth to err [shall be] in the jaws of the peoples. 29 Ye shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come unto the mountain of Jehovah, to the Rock of Israel.” (Isaiah 30:24-29 ASV)
Those who do not know God’s word will indeed be terrified. But those who know God’s word, although their faith will be tested – as “man is humbled and each one is brought low” (Isaiah 2:9) – they will then rejoice in the total wonder of those days. Will you be there? You make the answer now!
Therefore it is important that you make the right choice and take the positive route. Not getting afraid of man around you, making you shy and withdrawn, or getting you down even to become depressed, but standing strong not getting intimidated by man, but believing and trusting in the Hand which is much more Powerful than any human person, remembering:
“The lofty looks of man shall be brought low, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.” (Isaiah 2:11 ASV)
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
When people do want to get rid of the negativeness in their life they should come to the understanding that they shall have to change their attitude and direct their choices in the good direction.
To be able to find a path to success we get to put away our memories of the bad things. We have to chose to let go bad memories and most of all the fear for what happened in the past to us and for what still could happen to us. We must be aware that we may have to walk on a hard road, the one less travelled but the one with less hurt.
We perhaps have to choose to go into other directions than most people do want to go and we have to chose the better friends to walk with us. There is no reason at all to cling to the past nor to people who are not meant to stay with us.
For sure there will be haters of all sorts of thing and mostly of those who do not like us. But why keep worrying about them? Why wanting to walk around with those who so often doubt? We may doubt, but it may not catch us like a virus. When we do face the Non-Believers and the Unbelievers, we should stand strong in our own shoes, going for what we feel in our inner guts.
We better dare to stand strong in the heavy waters of the sea of this demanding world and have the strong feeling that we will and shall prove them wrong.
Positivism demands first a strong change in ourselves. First we do have to believe in ourselves before we can start constructing.
The attitudes given here are one step to the start-blocks to do the relay race of our life.
- Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past
- Running away from the past
- Rejoicing in the day
- Unstopable (cloud10site.wordpress.com)
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
- Look in My Mirror (thetimesofrefreshing.wordpress.com)
Each day you look in your mirror to see how you look; oftentimes you don’t notice the beauty that I’ve imparted into your life. You see only the negative things about yourself; the wrinkles, dark circles, blemishes and imperfections. You don’t take the time to see the joy, beauty or the marvelous workmanship that I so lovingly poured into you.
- Talent Is Not Enough (9/30/13) (tworiversblog.com)
Each and every one of us is given natural gifts and talents.
When our talents and gifts are moving in the same direction as God’s will and anointing we are unstoppable. So what is His will and for what purpose is His anointing? To proclaim good news to the poor, comfort for the brokenhearted, release for the captives, freedom for the prisoners and and blessing for those who mourn.
- Rejoice in the potential that lies before you! (megnocero.wordpress.com)
There has to be something or someone to hold onto and give you hope. Make the decision to find that one person or thing. And until you find it, embrace your thoughts laced with love, kindness and optimism for yourself and others. Making this one small choice could give you the strength to snap out of any gloomy and dismal hypnotic trance and find what you need to see the world in an entirely different light. You may face challenges, it is a part of every life. Remember when you are going through them, there is beauty to be found there.
- On a Positive Mental Attitude and the Soundtrack of My Life (dailytwocents.com)
According to my husband, a positive mental attitude is the most important part of his productivity. In order to achieve this attitude, he said he constantly reminds himself of the good things in his life. He makes up his mind to be happy and productive each day, and that’s how he gets so much done, he said. Perhaps I could learn something from my husband. Perhaps we all could!
Are you like my husband, or do you approach each day a bit more tentatively? If you are a gusto kind of person, what helps you get up and get going each day? (48)
- Attitude..!!! (spongebobz14.wordpress.com)
Attitude is little thing that makes a big difference” said Winston Churchill. When we have a difference of opinion with others and get into a conflict, it either leads to having a positive or negative effect on the relationship.Your positive attitude gives a positive result whereas the negative, gives a negative result.
- A Winning Attitude (buildingleaderseveryday.wordpress.com)
Your attitude can give life, raise esteem and signal hope. Your attitude can bring destruction, loss and hopelessness.Positive attitude is so much more than feeling a certain way. Positive attitude must be enacted through kind gestures and soft words; through praises and recognitions.
- It’s a Great Day! (emmanuelayeni.com)
It’s a great day because we are alive. The fact that we are living souls today is good enough reason that today is a great day. No matter your situations, no matter the circumstances surrounding you being alive means you own the day, it’s your day and because there is greatness in you, It can never be less than a great day! Step into it there is hope for you again today to become all you have ever dreamed of. It’s a bright and wonderful day!
- Meditate on Positivity (inspiringentrepreneur.wordpress.com)
To win the battle of your mindset and try to remain as positive as you can use mediation. Meditation is a powerful weapon. You can focus and read affirmations, positive quotes, listen to inspirational speakers, inspirational music, follow inspirational blogs and so much more.
- Does it matter where Positivism come’s from ? (thoughtsummary.wordpress.com)
Today Positivism has filled every corner of our life its there at the work or in our home, where the need and demand is growing at a very fast pace just as the technology is making our live’s vulnerable and stressful. The global life of an average person is being run over by stress , confusion, crises, tension, unfulfilled needs, desires complexities, problems, pain, suffering, and delusions that has become more or less an identity if that very person.
Alphabetically let’s learn to practice in life.