Saturday, November 4, 2017

WHO WILL GET THE CREDIT

Thinking out loud about navigating life, accomplishments & ownership.

Sometimes in the living of life, in navigating the inherent complexities we, the I in us can get overshadowed, buried in worry, anxiety, feelings of helplessness and inadequacy. It is important that we stay rooted in the knowledge God is love, we were created in that love from that love and its prefectness. Thus we must be careful not to allow doubt to plague us as it will erode our confidence and trick our mindinto believing we are not enough when in truth we are indeed enough. We are powerful beyond measure because we are of the Father who created us in his own image and likeness leaving his imprint on our heart, minds, bodies, souls and spirits. It important that we do not allow the light of others to diminish our own light by surrendering to envy or jealousy that in the long run only serves to cast doubt upon ourselves preventing us from understanding our own worth and from whom that worthiness stems.

DON'T LET THE EGO MISSILE YOU INTO FALSE NOTIONS OF INFERIORITY BECAUSE THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON SOMEONE ELSE.

Chris Langan has an IQ higher than Albert Einstein's.
Moustafa Ismail has 31-inch biceps and can lift 600 pounds.
Bill Gates is estimated to be worth billions.
Those who have extraordinary abilities or possessions might be tempted to think more highly of themselves than they should. The truth is we don't have to be widely smart, strong, or wealthy to want to take credit for our achievements. Though I dare say any size of accomplishment carries with it this question: Who will get the credit? During a time of judgement, God spoke to the Israelites through the prophet Jeremiah. He said: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his richest" (Jeremiah 9:23). Rather,"Let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me" (Jeremiah 9:24). God wanted His people to prize Him and His excellence above anything else. If we allow praise to inflate our self-image, we're forgetting that "every good gift comes down from the Father" (James 1:17). It's better to give God the glory not only because it protects our hearts from pride but also because He rightfully deserves it. He is God, the One "who does great things marvelous things without number" (Job 5:8). Not I but Christ, be honored, loved, exalted; Not I, but Christ, be seen, be known, be heard; Not I, but Christ, in every look and action; Not I, but Christ, in every though and word. We were created to give God the glory.......

Have a bless and productive day
Oswald Gould, written July 10, 2014
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ONE FOR THE MEN - STOP POLICING HER

This one is for the MEN.........
We’ve all seen, heard about, or experienced this first hand.
A woman and her man are together, she runs into someone she knows and introduces him to her man or she just says hello. When they walk away here he goes with the 100 questions, “Where do you know him from?” Did you ever talk to him” and on and on. 

A 30 minute conversation ensues because a guy said hello and smiled. You can’t get jealous of every man she comes in contact with, the mechanic, the pharmacist, the doctor, the postman, her coworker. Anyone she’s known before you she had plenty of chances to get with him if she wanted to. 

This is not the movie “Time Cop”, you can’t police her past, present, and future. She’s with you because she wants to be with YOU!!!!

Understand your worth and stand confident and strong in that worthiness.

Keep your head up

Some days the challenge is keeping your head up and out of the muck others create. You are well worth the effort. You are that important.Keep your head up.










Wednesday, December 28, 2016

LOVE | PREPARATION

Love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

 

Preparation

In the bible 1 Corinthians chapter 13, verses 4 - 7, it tells us about love by defining its characteristics and ethos. Yet many of us, though we read God's definition of love, do not truly comprehend its ordinance as elucidated. Hence we are not prepared. We are unprepared and unsure of how to recognize love, receive or to give love in a way that is affirming, nourishing, enriching and empowering. Outside of our own selfish desires - manipulation, entrapment, coercion and limiting conditions. In order to give love unconditionally and receive true love without suspicion, we owe it to ourselves to be prepared. We must learn and understand what love is and how to recognize it. To distinguish it from its counterfeits.

We are required by God's edict to love one another as He loves us, as such, we need to be prepared. We must learn to discern. We must learn to love by teaching ourselves to understand what love is. To recognize love in its truest form. To receive love and to give love unconditionally. We cannot be afraid to question, to analyze, to study in order to grasp the full scope of what love is. What it means, its significance and its powers.

 

Love

Everyone has a right to love, to receive it, to feel it, to be encompassed by it. Regardless of gender, creed, class, ethnicity, sexuality, culture, religion or identity. No one is exempt from love. Our job is to be prepared. Like a chef is prepared in the kitchen to cook a masterful meal. To a chef the kitchen holds the ingredients required to express the love of cooking.

 “The kitchen of love holds many ingredients for a great meal of love that can last for a lifetime, but you have to be willing to spend considerable time in the kitchen to master the preparation of the meal. Those who prefer to spend all of their time watching sports, playing video games, and hanging out with friends, attending every church program, will never master the art of preparation for this particular meal because it’s imperative that you become thoroughly acquainted with every cooking aide, every spice, every pot and pan, everything in there in order achieve the goal..........Have a bless day” –Oswald (Ossie) Gould | November 27, 2012

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Monday, September 5, 2016

YOUR FEELINGS WILL BE HURT

DISCIPLINE

Sometimes the deepest hurts can come from the ones we love the most and is closest to us and yet is sometimes where the most valuable lessons are learnt.

One of the most challenging things in life is navigating through our hurts feelings. Hurts inflicted by others and by the self as a direct consequence of our poor choices and judgments. Yet learning the skill of manoeuvring through our emotional and psychological hurts is essential to our growth and development into whom we are ordained to be as human beings.

“Someone once said that God is not about hurting someone’s feelings. But, we need to be mindful that when we transgress, disobey, and get out of order that God will handle his business concerning us, and, I guarantee you your feelings will be hurt. When our parents “put it on” us because we were disobedient our feelings were hurt but that went along with the punishment for our actions. Our parents did not care about our little feelings when it was time to discipline us for our actions because we were disobedient. Their job was to ensure that we understood right from wrong, action and consequence. God is a God of order. He is a covenant maker and a covenant keeper. When we get out of order we should expect for our little old feelings to be hurt.” Oswald Gould Dec 6, 2012

I guess some of the big questions should be:

  1. How do we shift ourselves in the midst of the pain so that we can get the lessons embedded within?
  2. How do we begin to deconstruct it so that we understand its meaning? Because essentially there is where the true self-protection lies.
  3. How do we apply it in our lives so that when the cycle of life repeats itself that we recognize the signs and are able to choose differently thereby creating a different outcome and sidestepping the negative consequence and hurt?

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