​THE PLANK IN MY EYE (2 minute Read)

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in our brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?  Matthew 7:3 NIV

So I have had these words stuck in my head all week “The Plank In My Eye” , it’s pretty obvious what this post should be about. Ok! let’s take a walk down the corridor of criticism, hypocrisy and being judgmental. 

Someone once said we are repelled by the things we see in others because they are somehow a part of ourselves that we dislike or are trying to repress, this might not be true in all cases but I have heard gossips say things like I know I gossip but that girl’s own level of gossiping is too much. 

The truth is according to the bible a little gossip is as sinful as a lot of gossiping unfortunately these things happen in the church where a group of gossips are gossiping about the church gossip ironic right.

“He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone”. John 8:7 

Aside doing the same thing we consider offensive in others remember when Jesus defended the woman accused of adultery in his own way, he reminded the people that they too had different sins in their lives.

You might not commit adultery or fornication but that doesn’t let you off the hook of sin whether it’s having bouts of temper ,unforgiveness, laziness, stinginess or greediness as far as they are contrary to what the word of God expects of  us as Christians, it is a sin and no different from fornication, adultery or murder.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8 NIV

God is continually refining us and we all are at different learning curves in our relationship with God, I was listening to a sermon sometimes ago when the preacher said he just found out something he had be doing for years that he considered harmless was actually a sin, he actually was very remorseful about it and thanked God that he shed light to that part of his life that needed change.
Change is a progress and that is why God guides us poco a poco so as not to overwhelm us, we should do the same, give that neighbor of yours a break maybe they are at a point in their lives where they are still learning. Even in the house of God, the church should show grace to one another.

God is shedding light on areas of our lives that need improvement or pruning off, he is doing the same for all believers. So just because a believer is struggling in an area you have conquered doesn’t make you better than them. Show grace at all times, encourage one another and most importantly we should love one another.

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9 Reasons Why You Hate Exercise

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Are you  tired of telling yourself, you are going to exercise and then you end up not doing it. Well you can stop feeling guilty, this is not a guilt trip post.  This post covers top 9 reasons why you hardly exercise.


(1)Like all good things exercise takes self-discipline and commitment.

Self-discipline and commitment are necessary when it comes to keeping to an exercise regimen whether it’s once a week or on a daily basis, sticking to a particular routine can sometimes seem like too much work.

(2) You are lazy when it comes to physical activity.

You would rather consider climbing the stairs in your house as exercise or just imagine yourself exercising without actually doing it.

(3)You have a busy schedule.

You are a workaholic and consider exercise of any sort as a waste of time.

(4) You like sleep and can’t imagine waking up early in the morning just to exercise.

You love to hit the snooze button when you alarm rings and continue sleeping even after you promised yourself you would exercise that morning.

 


(5) You feel it is only meant for people who want to lose weight.

You think only fat people and models should exercise.

(6) Your body aches after exercising.

After the first day of exercise your body felt like it has being doing manual labor and you swore never to exercise again.

(7) You picked the wrong work out.

You saw this great exercise routine on YouTube and decided you were going to try it out, didn’t work for you and now you don’t believe in exercising.

(8) You overdo it.

So you made up your mind to exercise and on the first day you worked out for 3 hours, now exercising seems like a draining task.

(9) You feel it cost too much money.

You decided to register in a gym but their prices were above your budget.

Exercising takes commitment but you don’t have to take it as one serious task or something that only athletes or serious minded people do. Personally I never really liked exercise until I was gingered (i.e. motivated) by a friend to start jogging.

 

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This is a form of exercise I actually enjoy I decided to take exercise in short strides, I started with just 30 minutes of jogging daily I also set a time frame for two weeks in which i would jog consistently, I did this so as not to put pressure on myself. Sincerely it was painful at first as all my body felt sore but as I got used to it, it became enjoyable and I looked forward to exercising every day.

If you are lazy about exercise you may need to enlist the services of a Personal Trainer to motivate you and keep you on track. You can also find friends who are interested in exercising and you can motivate each other to exercise daily.

Some people are just too busy to exercise on a daily basis, being a career person, a student with a huge work load or a single mother with little kids to raise doesn’t really give you any time to think of exercise or even actually doing it.

 

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If you are one of such people who are too busy to exercise daily make good use of your weekend. You can enroll in a gym or a sports club this way you still get to unwind and reap the benefits of exercising.

When it comes to exercising you don’t have to break the bank, some sports club or gyms are quite expensive but there are lots of them that are also quite affordable, look for one that is within you budget and register. Also exercising doesn’t have to cost anything going for a jog, run,walk or skipping cost little or nothing at all.

Everyone likes to sleep in a few hours extra, so getting out of bed early in the morning to exercise might seem like a lot of work.  I do it sometimes, there are days I literally have to give myself a pep talk on why I should get out of bed and when I finally do I have to drag myself to exercise but each time I do, it’s always worth it.

 

Exercising is not just meant for those who want to lose weight. As part of healthy living, regular exercise is advised as it keeps you strong and healthy physically and mentally.

I know most people already know the health benefits of exercise, aside avoiding complicated health conditions here are a few other reasons why you should start exercising today.

 

5 Reasons why you should love exercise.

  • Keeps you fit
  • Increases blood flow to all parts of your body giving you a healthy glow
  • Gives you drive and purpose
  • Lifts your mood
  • Helps you lose excess weight


NB: If you have a heart condition or breathing problems such as asthma, I would advise you to avoid strenuous exercise and also consult with a health care worker so as to know what forms of exercise are safe and still beneficial for you to practice.

Living a sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health; you need to start seeing exercise as fun and a necessity for your wellbeing make a decision to start exercising today.

 

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THE ABUNDANCE MENTALITY


‘Have a Mentality of Abundance, we don’t work in vain. Faith is the key to success’ Julia Cameron



Looking back over the years of struggle as an entrepreneur, I have come to realize that it is not the lack you see around you that propels you forward but the abundance around and within you that causes you to do more and achieve success.

 Lack can be an obstacle but it is how the mind perceives lack that determines productivity. In every circumstance you find yourself there is always an abundance of opportunity. For the struggling entrepreneur a lack of adequate funds and support is an opportunity to be resourceful.

Having faith establishes an atmosphere in which creativity flourishes’. Julia Cameron

Abundance is often quantified in terms of wealth and material possession, but what about skill, talent and knowledge these are commodities that can be transformed into wealth given the right opportunity. Many world and business leaders today came from obscure and poor backgrounds, but they pushed against the lack in their lives and strived until they had breakthroughs in their various enterprise.

‘If you have talent, devotion and plenty of perseverance, does that mean prosperity in some form is inevitable? Yes. Julia Cameron

So today friends irrespective of what you think is lacking in your life get up, get busy, get working with an abundance mentality and blocked ways will pave for you, locked doors will open for you.