As 2016 ends in 10 days time, I want to go back to and measure the success at achieving my goals for the year. As a spiritual being, a yearning for a deeper fellowship with the Supreme Being is very important to me. I longed for a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit. Like every goal, … Continue reading Year in Review II (Assessment)
The hardest part about this campaign for me, is not admitting to the world I was abused.
I spent years conditioning myself to believe I could take pain. Of all kinds.
Many of us do this.
Emotionally, physically, verbally, mentally, psychologically, and even spiritually I found ways to convince myself daily that it was better for me to endure than someone else. I was “strong.” I was “selfless.”
The part of this confession I still struggle to accept is that the people who hurt me are in fact “abusers.” I was also a self-abuser. I had to be freed from myself.
Regardless what I told myself or you tell yourself – the fact remains they are abusers. You have been abused. They abused you. You abused you by staying and believing the things you were told. And it won’t just go away. You have to let them go. You have to…
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Exactly one year ago today I listened to a sermon titled “Rethink It” by Andy Stanly, who is the pastor at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The sermon series was titled Starting Over: How to ensure next time won’t be like last time, and Andy was emphasizing the importance of renewing your mind. He thought that the key to not making the same mistakes over and over was renewing your mind, and truly giving yourself the appropriate amount of time to go through this process. He then challenged people to take a one year challenge from making any major life decisions. For some people it may be not making a large purchase for a year, or not moving to another city, or not getting into another relationship. For my one year challenge I choose to not date for a year to really take the time to restore my…
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First off, it feels foreign to type that year—as you surely know from every transition on school papers, documents, and other stuff we do annually. Second of all, I realize there’s a good amount of evidence and simple sentiment against writing “New Year’s Resolutions.” Usually, these arguments come in these forms:
- “We never keep New Year’s resolutions. Just look at the gym numbers that drop every February.”
- “You should start improving your life now, not when the calendar changes over.”
- “Resolutions are just ploys to make people feel better about themselves for “trying.””
Well, here are my reasons for writing this post about my goals for 2017, in the face of those fairly valid statements:
- Sure, I may not keep every single resolution I make. But this year, I did keep one. I’ll get into that in a minute!
- Yes, life improvement should be a constant process; and new seasons…
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Hey, you beautiful people! As I said in my previous post, today I’m going to write to you something about my plans for the next year. The end of December is “the time for plans”. I prefer to say goals, because you know that say…” Man plans, God laughs” ! In this time of year, we are thinking about all the things we have done in previous year, all those good and bed moments we had. All of these experience we had, all our successes and failures, they all very valuable life lessons. So, pick up all those pieces, stand up and keep going. You have to be ready to embrace the future.
This year was the “year of lessons” for me. I have learned a lot about business world, had some great and some not that great work experiences, but also I think I learned a lot about myself…
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After getting a score that meant I had to repeat Accounting Information Systems (AIS) again in the next academic year and thus would not be able to graduate with my year mates; the continuous thought of being a failure finally gripped me. Gradually I was able to counter the thoughts of failure with positive thoughts … Continue reading Year in Review I (Goals)