Two people waiting outside the bakery. One sees the bagels, goes in and joins the queue. The other one sees the long queue and keeps on walking. Who was right?
For me it was the one that saw the bagels, and not just because I like baked goods!
That person SAW what was good and did what was necessary to get it i.e wait in that queue. This person will eventually enjoy that bagel, the other one will only go hungry!
I’m giving no more traction to companies that are offensively racist for the sake of promotional tweets and Insta rants.
I do not accept their false apologies, I will not advertise their names, I will silently boycott until they realise that we cannot be used for the sake of a sales margin.
Every one of these companies is a part of the problem in this country and the very reason why hooligans feel like they can chant monkey noises at players, why our youth are singled out as troublemakers by those in authority, why it is still not ‘normal’ to see a face of colour present mainstream TV programmes.
These companies are being racially offensive on purpose. These are not mistakes. They are perpetually feeding the myth that it is ok to use people of colour for profit.
Let’s no longer be fooled, the apology is written alongside the ad campaign.
No matter what, I am sure of it, we will rise above this all..enough is enough!!!
I used to look at life like a series of platforms. Each one separated by a ladder that you would have to climb to reach the next level.
Today I look at my life different. You see, when my platforms are separated by ladders I limit myself.
Firstly, I limit who I can take with me. I also leave everything from my previous platform in pursuit of the next.
I see my life now like one huge floor on one level with a variety of corridors and doors. Some open now, some to be opened in the future, others closed forever.
As I journey through life, I walk through doors, down corridors, experiencing life events. I am promoted when I walk through doors which have been opened up to me in season.
This sound so much better than walking up a bunch of ladders for sure!!
John 8:32. Then the truth shall MAKE you free or is it SET you free?
You see if God were to set us free, He’s saying that the battles are external, like a prison, or a locked chain. But when he makes us free, we are instead being released from the internal struggle.
I believe God has made us free so that regardless of our challenge, wherever we are, we are always free.
The only way to build is brick by brick.
I’m no construction worker but I’m guessing that if I want to build a wall, it won’t work if I throw 5 bricks and hope they all stick and stay where they are supposed to.
It’s the same with life and the goals I set. I can only do things well one at a time.
Yesterday my task was to call up some manufacturing companies for a project I’m starting. Today, I had some calls to make to IVF clinics.
Now I could have tried to do a bunch of other tasks but I want to get things right. God will allow for the time I need but it is more important that I get it right than do it quickly.
I used to believe that once I got saved, everything would just work out the way I wanted it. Perfect!
I soon found out that that was not so!
You see, accepting Christ is like being given the tools. Without God I was trying to build my house, a.k.a my life, with just me. Using my hand to drive in nails, my teeth to cut wood. ..it was taking a lot of effort and was becoming quite painful.
When I said yes to Christ, I was awarded a tool box. In this box, I now had everything I needed to build my future.
Now, it doesn’t mean that life won’t happen, it’s just that I’m no longer doing this alone. God has equipped me, with the tools, to live my best life.
We can talk to God about anything
He is interested in the little things because basically everything is little to God.
There is no challenge we face that is bigger than God.