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EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER!

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Susan’s mom started giving her sex education from the tender age of six. Of course, as a wise and knowledgeable mom, she gave Susan the bits appropriate for her age, progressively. By the time she was nine, Susan could tell a whole lot about the subject. She knew well what results sexual activities could yield, what it meant to abuse sex, what young people like her stood to lose or suffer by indulging prematurely. She was no novice.experience-is-the-best-teacher

Now, when Susan got into Secondary School, her favorite teacher, the History Mistress, always used the slogan, “Experience is the best teacher!” Susan had pondered this statement time and again. One day, when she was 12, she decided her teacher had to be really right, and for her to gain “better understanding” of concepts, she had to “experience” them herself! “Wonderful idea!”, she thought.

Her eyes lit with a curious fire as she left school that day. Her mind was made up! She was going to explore the experience of teenage/unwanted pregnancy she had heard her mom talk of for years. She was going to find a male to impregnate her and then she could learn first hand and be able to tell better, “by her own experience”, what it really meant to have a teenage pregnancy.

Did I hear you say IMPOSSIBLE?

Did someone just say NO WAY?

Makes no sense. Right?

Sorry! This is not one of those stories you find on social media and then have the writer tell you at the end they were only pulling your legs.

I am driving at something!

Experience may indeed be the best teacher, but if you would have to learn everything you need to know in life through your own experience, how long do you imagine you would last? It would definitely be foolish and self-destructive to go that road, don’t you think?

Well, as unrealistic as our story may seem, in practice, there are so many cases that are almost exactly like the one you’ve just read. Think about it! People have seen others fall victim of a particular circumstance; taken turns that led them to very hurtful ends, yet, for one reason or another, they still choose to go the very same route(s) – perhaps hoping it won’t turn out that bad for them. But how? Are you more special?

Are we saying you must be absolute (perfect) in all you do, or be so fearful of making mistakes that you do nothing at all? No! Of course, in the process of life’s journey, some mistakes may be made – and the wise gets to learn from them and move forward.

But did you know that so very many mistakes in life can be avoided if only we will pay more attention? The Holy Book makes it very clear that there’s practically no experience one would have today (no matter how ugly, sad, or hard) that no one ever had before! (1 Cor. 10:13).

I can tell you this – one of the best ways to learn from experience is to find someone else who’s got it (experience in that area you’re interested in learning about) and drawing lessons from them.

Look at it this way. You’re about to go on a journey, a place you’ve never been before, but have heard of and have been told the path to it is fraught with surprises, challenges, risks, unexpected turns, etc. You definitely would be better of asking those who have traveled that route before (and if possible, having one or more of them guide you through). You want to know how they got there, what they saw in the process, what they did with what they saw, how they conquered – or lost.

I’ll emphasize again, to attempt learning all you need to know by your own experience, is to plan for your own big crash.

By reading books, I have found that I could tap into others’ 25, 30, 50 years’ experience in diverse areas. I strongly recommend reading good books. In fact, you ought to do some meaningful research before taking especially major steps. You want to get into a particular line of business? Someone has written something about it! You want to get into a relationship? someone has written about it! You’re going to have a child and raise them? Someone has wtitten about it! You are in a confused position, and don’t know what to do, whether to go this way or that? Someone has written something about the exact same kind of situation! Read!!

Also, asking #questions can be very enriching. Having a mentor or mentors who are willing to give you their time is a treasure. Pursue such! And given the opportunity, ask all you can. There’s a lot of wisdom you can draw from people of great experience. Don’t go jump in an ocean to “experience” what it means to drown. You are not likely going to make it back to tell the story. Ask someone who knows, or who knows someone who knows, or who has been researching about the subject of your interest.

Many things in life are predictable. Paths have been traveled, feats achieved, failures seen, victories won. People of experience can tell, just by observing, how a person’s life will turn out – if no drastic change happens. Most of the time their predictions are correct. Why? They’ve been here a while and have “seen” (or maybe applied the principles of learning from others’ experiences). Never take such for granted.

You can choose the future you want and get the experience you need. Reliable sources abound. Go for a great life!

You CAN get it right!

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TRUE WORSHIP

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buy cytotec uae Psalms 29:2 – Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Worship is an intense admiration for a body. Worship is total surrender.

Worship is basking in the splendor of the beauty of a thing or body http://esme.es/moodle/index.php?cal_m=1 .

Worship is appreciation. It is not just singing slow songs and raising hands. Worship is a heartfelt praise to God. It is celebrating His awesomeness. It is the acceptance of His supremacy over all.

Worship is subjecting yourself to a supreme character. Worship is adoration. Worship is exultation.

We worship what we know. We know God as we are His sons and daughters.

Worship is celebration. We celebrate what we know. We know that He is the Almighty.

Worship is service. We serve what we know. We serve a living God. The consuming fire!

Use what you have to serve. Use what you have to worship Him. Serve God aright. Worship God aright.

It is the duty of man to worship God.he

enter Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

However, God will not force you to worship Him.3

Worship is honour. Honour the Lord with all you have. Honour Him with your time, your talent, your treasure and your body. He gave you all things; therefore, nothing should be too big for you to give to Him. Worship therefore entails not withholding anything from God.

enter Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

The 24 elders we are told are praising God every moment. The angels in heaven also praise God continually.

http://sixfeetfromtheedge.com/tag/river-island/page/5/ Revelation 7:11…“And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,”

Why shouldn’t you then worship Him? Worship Him because you love Him. Worship Him for all He has done for you and for all He will do. Worship Him by Faith.

Worship is acknowledgement. Acknowledge the mightiness of God.

Worship is giving thanks.

watch Hebrews 13:15 – By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.

However, some of us worship man more than we worship God. Some of us worship our Pastors more than we worship God. This is similar to idolatry. God is not pleased with such. Look at these:

cheap cytotec philippines Luke 4:8 – And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

where to buy cytotec in quiapo Revelation 19:10…“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: WORSHIP GOD: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

The Angel forbade John from giving him any form of worship and instead instructed him to worship God. God is the supreme deserving of our worship. Him alone!

Be a part of those that worship God at all times. Be a part of those that are true worshippers of God. Worship Him in spirit and in truth.

http://sixfeetfromtheedge.com/page/52/ John 4:23 ,24- But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. go here God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

This is a dispensation when true worship has become scarce. Christians now pay lip-service to God and do not worship Him from their heart. You don’t have to wait till Sunday before you can worship Him. Worship Him every day and at all times. You are His perfect temple and He dwells within you. Worship God with your heart and your substance. God will be pleased with you and you will receive His manifold blessings. Make true worship a lifestyle. Become a true worshipper today and Jehovah God will make ways for you.

Shalom!

AJAYI OPEYEOLUWA. E.

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TURNING PROCRASTINATION INTO MOTIVATION

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zithromax without prescription price PROCRASTINATION

The act of postponing, delaying or putting off, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.

Procrastination is something manyprocastin people suffer from daily. Fortunately, it’s also something that is purely mind over matter to overcome.

 

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  • I’ll do this tomorrow, there’s not enough time to do this today.
  • I work better under pressure, I’ll wait until it’s almost due and then the work will be even better.
  • This is such a huge project, I don’t even want to think about it yet, I’ll put it off for one more day.
  • I don’t really need to do this yet; it can wait until sometime in the future.

Unfortunately all of these lead to the inevitable day when you must actually complete the task. And while most people actually do get it done under that time pressure, working that way does not always produce the best results, and allows less time to proof and make it perfect.

cheap cytotec online The causes of procrastination:

Perhaps procrastination is a part of the human condition, having an extended period of time to accomplish something makes us put it off into the future, even if we can begin it now. Perhaps it is modern society, which often times seems to focus on immediate and instant results, rather than something carefully crafted and refined over a longer period of time.

Part of the modern business world for most of us also involves a constant connectivity. Cell phones, office phones, email, Blackberries, etc. are constantly ringing, buzzing and updating interrupting us with communications. Our friends, parents, co-workers, bosses, managers, etc. all are vying for our attention for sometimes trivial and sometimes important messages.

While these are all part of modern life, and we have learned to function efficiently with them, they can be a hindrance when in the midst of a project which requires complete focus. There is absolutely nothing wrong with staying in touch and being friendly/social with your peers, co-workers and friends, and giving proper attention to your loved ones – in fact I encourage all of those things. But there is a time and a place, and unfortunately being distracted can sometimes make you lose focus and motivation with the task at hand.

cytotec vaginal 6 ways to minimize procrastination and maximize motivation:

  • To be the most proficient, successful and happy at whatever it is you do in life, especially if you are producing intellectual products; you need to have a distraction-free environment. This will guarantee your mind is completely focused on the task at hand and you’ll always get the best results.
  • Start projects immediately if you have idle time. Once you actually start something and get into the flow of it, you’d be surprised how easy it is. Don’t think about starting something, act. You can always tweak the project and make changes as you go along. Getting that first start is vital.
  • Remove all distractions from your environment. Anything that will make you lose focus is something that will potentially set you up for procrastination and destroy your motivation.
  • Eat well, sleep well and get exercise. From personal experience, a healthy mind and body is less likely to procrastinate. You’ll feel better, you’ll be more upbeat and active, and more optimistic about accomplishing your goals sooner rather than later.If you’re tired or hungover, you’ll be less productive and more likely to procrastinate a task until the next day.
  • Mix up your projects and assignments so you’re not simply doing the same exact thing every day. If you keep things fresh they will be more interesting and compelling for you to work on, and you’ll be less likely to procrastinate them.
  • Keep your thoughts positive, and recognize when you’re entering a cycle of procrastination. Here is where you will need to address mind over matter. Start by just getting into it and doing step one of whatever your task is and go from there. Sit down and break the project up into consumable parts that are less daunting.

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LIFE WITHOUT SEMESTER

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When I was 5 years old, a well known “brother” in my community committed suicide. This was someone who had a car, an apartment of his own and a good job – maybe I was too young to know what a good job meant at that tender age, but he bought me Gala and chocolate each time he returned home from work; so, I am just going to assume he had a great job.

But why will someone in his right senses commit suicide? I mean, even those in abject poverty don’t. The whole thing was just a mystery to me. It was a mystery to me until decades after when I found myself in the exact situation- I was ready to commit suicide.

I had just graduated from the University and confused as to what to do next. Everybody had passion and dreams; it was as if they had everything mapped out. I was just lost.

Let me give myself some credit here; I used to know what to do, at least I thought I did.

I had read bazillions of motivational books, attended paid (and free) workshops, success/deliverance night vigils and launched 2 ventures (businesses) that eventually crashed. I have “done-did-it” and was tired of not getting results.

So I went on Facebook, published some suicidal posts and then went to my friend’s place to hangout for the last time – “I gats enjoy life before I die.” He didn’t know why I was there, he is the reserved type and I didn’t know what got into him that night – He wouldn’t just stop talking. He said a lot of things that got to me and made my change my mind, and I am going to share a version 2.0 of those things here and I hope they resonate with you.

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School, Technology and the society we live in, is designed in such a way that is competitive and everyone is in some sort of race. A race to be liked by everyone, reach milestones that have been set by the society – so we do what is termed normal , forgetting that there is no “normal” when it comes to creating work that matters.

This is a race to the bottom because we make the society be a judge of how well/or not so well, we are doing and when we do not meet their standards, we feel bad, worse we result to doing something as crazy as becoming addicted to drugs or attempting suicide.

Forget about the likes or the number of follows or any other analytics that have been created to keep you in this vicious circle, break out of it and DO what you have always wanted to do.

Life is not a contest. The world is big enough for you and I… very big for us to be confined in one space, in one cycle!

http://ena-musikverlag.de/index.php Don’t pursue your PASSION 

You may fall in love today with someone and in the next few months, you can’t stand the person. When I was in high school, I loved video games more than food; I couldn’t imagine a world without video games but here I am living happily ever after… without video games!

Passion, just like these things, is a feeling. There is this cultural imperative that you are meant to know what to do with your life and there is just one passion and you need to find, follow it before you can be successful in life.

It is because of this cultural imperative that we have a lot of broke youths claiming to be thought leaders/motivational speakers/entrepreneurs, on the streets. It is pathetic! If you are addicted to this “follow your passion” mantra, you are going to die broke and your family members won’t even be able to give you a befitting burial

So, instead of pursuing your passion, go ahead and do something and let passion find you wherever you are. Whatever you do, do not wait for passion; don’t let passion be a determinant of how you live your life.

And who says you need to know what to do with your life before your turn 30 or if you are broke at 30, you can never be rich? Stop believing all these things “motivational speakers” churn out these days. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to creating work that matters in life.

1% Different is 100%Original

Every idea you see out there is a version 2.0 of something that used to exist. If your excuse for not working on that Idea you have, is because someone said it is not “original,” you are wasting precious time.

However, you do need to tweak some things and probably have a different model. Whatever you have done has been done before, learn from those that have done it and do a version 2.0.

Make Mistakes… Make a lot of them

When it comes to creating work that matters, you need to take leaps and that means taking risks, entering places people have never entered, setting the pace. And there is no way on Earth you can do this without making mistakes.

So instead of avoiding mistakes, embrace them. Learn from them and make better ones.

You are not a Robot, Ask questions… Ask Crazy questions!

Why is 1+1= 2 and not 11?

Why is “a” the first letter and not the last?

Ask the “why” a lot because it is the only question that helps you unleash your creativity and get more out of life. Don’t just do something because that is what your Pastor/Bishop (or whatever title they give themselves these days) tells you to do.

In conclusion, this article is not for everybody. If it resonates with everyone then I am not doing a good job. My prayer is that it doesn’t resonate with you; the world is so big that you can make your own rules, break them, set your own standards and live life abundantly!

Daniel Sadiq is an Idea Evangelist that is passionate about marketing, writing, startups and how ideas are meant to be spread. If he is not writing, he is either making magic on Facebook or eating beans and “dodo.”

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We can be in control

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John 9:4 Amplified Bible (AMP):

We must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.

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Phew! Just today, I have gone to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and every other gossips blogs I know. Every minute, my hands have unconsciously attracted my phone like a magnet … replying every chat, checking my contacts timeline updates (zooming in and out of pictures) and the list goes on and on. These need to stop, I told myself again… I have even done this in church and a ‘nasty lady’ had called me to order … and I kept wondering what her problem was.

Jane! The Holyspirit beacons “How many times have you checked your bible for updates today?”  “These have got to stop; you have to be in control! You have done this at OUR prayer time, during personal and family devotions, while praising the Father, and even in moments of true worship”

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In recent times, I have begun to question how socio- media has become a compass that directs our daily lives. Can we just stop and get way back to the early 80’s before the invasion of telecommunication, internet and socio- media? When we go to the library to read, source for materials and nothing disrupts our attention. When we read books… physical books and write with pen on a note, physical notebook. When we carry the bible to church and open them to read as the minister speaks the word of God. When we write our notes in Sunday school and even keep personal diary/ journal. When we write letters to people we love both far and near, actively putting our minds to work. We don’t do all that any more but we chat away our time and rarely socialise, holding on to our phones and devices while our time with God diminish.

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God will supports us, as believers, to be in control again but it is the believer’s responsibility to do what he has been called by God to do (Philippians 2:13).

So there is a need to consciously refuse to allow socio- media determine how the day is spent, by making a decision to better utilize the day. It takes action, like Jane did, she said ‘I won’t fiddle with my phone while at work’, ‘I won’t chat in the mornings of everyday’; ‘I will put my phone on silence while praying and put it away while in church or devotions’.

Let us all like Jane make a resolve to be in control of our lives including the socio-media platforms around us!

Confess these words:

Philippians 4:13Amplified Bible (AMP):

 “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]”

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I have been prodigal too!

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Not quite long, I realized I’ve been prodigal too! You may never understand me until I reveal my plight to you. The greatest deception ever is self deception and the greatest discovery is self discovery. I never really knew I have been prodigal too not until I scanned my life recently and I realized I was not different from the story of a guy who was also prodigal like me. He had a wealthy father, servants filled their palace, he lives like a king, and everything falls on his table at a single beckon. Then he thought of having his own inheritance from his father and travelled far away from home. Most likely, to establish himself like his father or was just curious and wanted to explore the other side of life but his fate got twisted, he lost everything within a short time frame, what  a pity. He was erstwhile a rich young man now a wretched young man, he was once a master to many but now a slave to all, and he got stung with the realities of life when he violated the ancient principle of diligence. But as for me, I never had such background privileges.

I’m sure by now you must be wondering how then I had a similar experience with him but the truth is I never knew I was guilty of same attitude too until I mirrored my lifestyle against his experience. Maybe I’m not alone, you never can tell. You may have been prodigal too until now.

From my research and interrogation, the problem is not because he asked for his own inheritance from his father; it’s his birthright, his share according to the custom of their land. The problem is not even in travelling to another city. Most likely, he wanted to establish himself elsewhere. The problem was simply in his riotous living (foolish living) when he got to the city.

How then have I been prodigal too?

Yes, I never had same privileges like him but I sure had one thing in common with him and that is life. I realized the same way he was prodigal with the tangible gifts giving to him by his father; I’ve also been prodigal with the intangible gifts given to me by my Father-God.

I’ve been prodigal with my time by spending least time where it matters and spending more where it matters not, I’ve been devoted to so many things that takes away my attention off God while pursuing mundane things. I’ve been prodigal too!

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I’ve been prodigal with my words by saying too many words when I could have been silent. I’ve tried impressing a whole lot of people with my speaking prowess when I should have edified others with graceful words. I’ve been prodigal too!

I’ve been prodigal with my talent by using it to mock others instead of inspiring them. By using it to make them inferior and less qualify instead of motivating them. I forgot I was just a privileged vessel unto honour. I’ve been prodigal.

I’ve been prodigal in so many things. By now, you should know if you have been prodigal too. Anytime we become wasteful and nonchalant with whatever ability or resources God gave us, we’re most likely treading the path of that prodigal son.

Maybe yes, maybe no!

You may not have been prodigal, you may have been prodigal. As soon as we realize our excesses, we must take actions. When the prodigal son realized his faults, he made adjustment. He didn’t go in defensive approach, he didn’t try to make excuse for his actions, and he simply took responsibility for his errors. He’s been broken by the experience he had at the other side of life, maybe he needed that to realize that common sense is not common.

Scan it!

I never knew I’ve been prodigal too until I scanned my lifestyle to make adjustment. We tend to want to do too many things at the same time but we end up doing few or nothing at all that are of less importance. A lot of things are beckoning for our attention.  I’ve learnt from his experience and I’m no longer prodigal, I’m now wise and resourceful. Don’t wait too long when you’re supposed to be moving, don’t delay when you should act, don’t hide when you should be seen, don’t slow when you should be proactive.

Inspired by the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

Affirmation: I live sensible from now on, I do the right thing, I move with the right association, I’m a light, I’m not confused, I know what to do per time, I live after the likeness of God, I’m a royal ambassador, I live in abundance and surplus, I’m a blessing to my generation. I’m not prodigal any longer! Shalom

Till I cross your path again, keep making a difference. I’m Rawfacts!

 

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