DO SOMETHING THAT IS BEYOND YOU!

When I look back at how 2019 started for me, it really made me more aware of meeting people who are not only in my industry, but who specialises in other areas which makes friendship and working more effective. For me, I have been fully stretched out of my comfort zone this year, and has made me realise how much I have to give. You would be so surprised to appreciate what you already have, rather than looking for external answers.

In this September season, what is something that is beyond you that will make you feel a little bit uncomfortable? Have you given thought to it, or even tried to make one move? They say it is better to try and fail than not try and regret. With failure, comes success. I strongly guarantee this. You can learn so much in your failures as well as you do in your successes. It is all about perspective.

We only have four months left to go for 2019. If you started off great, well done and keep going! Your consistency and hard work will pay off. If 2019 didn’t go off so well for you, examine and look back over the areas that failed you and write them down to see how you can learn from them and get better. You only get better by persevering, not staying down.

When you want to achieve a specific goal or purpose, it won’t be in the way in your comfort zone, but it takes a lot of strength to step out in Faith and believe that you have what it takes to make a change. Starting a business is a full-tie job, as well as working for a large corporate firm – they still both have their demands, but how you perceive it to be matters the most. Not how other people are telling you to run your life.

I leave you with this: be persistent, be consistent, be expectant and when rejection comes, use it as an opportunity for a turn-around. Do not give up; you could be next in line for something that is greater beyond you! Remember, when you are building, you are not just building for you. You are building for those who are yet to come in the future. Legacy!

Esther Jacob (c) Copyright 2019

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The best is yet to come!

Can I be real with you? Patience is a real test of character, integrity and humility. Within the waiting process, you see how much growth has been added to your life, including your expectations. At times, you realise that what you desire becomes more stronger, but then, when panic kicks in, you are rest assured that it will come through.

There will be stages in our lives where we will question whether our hearts’ desires will really come to fruition. You look around and it seems that everyone’s needs are being met but yours. I am here to let you know that YOUR BEST IS YET TO COME! Do not give up on what you want to see happen in your life. When you are near to giving up, it is the moment that your prayers become answered.

I really want to encourage you to keep the Faith and hold on to what you want to see happen. Remember that it is your words that create your life, so watch how you speak and be consistent in your endeavours. Don’t be happy today then upset tomorrow. Strive to be positive all the time! Someone is looking up to you for strength, so don’t put your head down just because what you want didn’t come through.

You are reading this blog today so that is a true testament of what you desire being nearer than you think. It’s amazing how life works; what you give it, it will give itself back to you. Stand firm and be bold, and know that what is ahead of you awaits YOU!

You will get what you desire; every tear you cried is a strong sign that it is closer than you think!

Keep going!

With love,

Esther.

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The Excitement is Real

So far, 2018 has been an up and downs, as any other year would. I have truly been tested in various ways according to my level of Faith, being focused on what truly matters, and more importantly having inner peace of mind.

Despite all the distractions and noise, there is still room for excitement! You know when you have been waiting so long for something you desire to happen, I want to encourage you to be expectant and patient. What you have been waiting for is on its way. I have learnt to take things one step at a time, focusing on one area of my life to another.

Imagine how content and happy you would become if you just took life step by step? You do not need to look at what other people are doing which makes you question who you really are. You should not be working on people’s clock, but on the Lord’s timing.

There will be moments in our lives where it will seem that nothing is happening, but that is when the Lord is up to something great. I truly believe with all my heart that in your season of silence, you are being pruned, set apart and stretched all for the better. I would say to myself that if I had everything I always wanted in my time, would I truly be able to handle it? I do not think I would, and may take them for granted.

You can’t always demand so much if you have not put in the hard work. This I where humility comes in. It is so vital to consistently cultivate a thankful heart and use what you have to benefit other people. Do not hide your gifts and think nothing good can come out of it. In my recent video ‘In a world of comparison’, I emphasised on our gifts and utilising them to the best of our ability. To encourage the ladies and gentlemen that we are all uniquely created and chosen to do great things without having to compare ourselves with others. Click on the link below: In a World of Comparison

Do be encouraged today that your 2018 will be a great one. We are literally a quarter into the year and it has been a beautiful journey so far. Do not give up on God because He will not give up on you. Stay grounded in the Faith and keep going because your breakthrough is on the way, so enjoy the journey!

 

Esther Jacob

Author of It’s Time to Heal & Completion.

How To Stop Worrying About Your Problems

I’ve always been very good at math. It was my favorite subject. The concepts came to me easily and as a result I was prompted by my math teacher to take a class that not many did called additional math. On my first homework submission, he gave me a poor grade. I confronted him because I was sure my answers were right. He told me that indeed they were but that I didn’t show my work, I didn’t reveal to him the process by which I came to the answers. I was annoyed. “It’s not fair” I said, after all I had got the right answers, wasn’t that the point. He told me that actually it was not, he explained that getting the right results doesn’t necessarily mean you understand the right process.

Once you have really learnt how to process the information properly then you will always get the right result, so in his class he focused on the process.
This is the same principle that we can apply to life. Sometimes we find ourselves going to and from looking for what we consider the right result, but we have not stopped to consider the process. Given the proliferation of false churches home and abroad; this man of god and that one promising to make your problems go away and provide the answer to your needs, it leads me to think that we have become very results oriented. As long as we get what looks like the right answer, we don’t care about the process by which it comes.

Problems in life, much like problems in math are meant to increase you; Increase your knowledge, understanding, wisdom. They make you better. God is always God. His strength is unmatched. He created the universe and everything in it, so do you think your problem is too difficult for him? Certainly not, but I have come to believe He is focused on the process. Consider the children of Israel who wandered in the wilderness for forty years. When God delivered them it was with great signs and wonders. He parted the Red Sea, sent manna from heaven and more, yet they wandered. He could have probably spirited them all to the Promised Land if He so chose, but they needed to go through the process in order to grow and transform.
Sometimes the process seems to suck. I mean I’ll be frank. It is hard work.

Sometimes you need to feel pain, sometimes even shame. It is not always easy, you may have to work and rework your approach to it, but it is necessary. When a pupa is being transformed into a butterfly, I wonder if it hurts. We have all heard the term growing pains. This life is not about having the most money, the best marriage, wonderful kids and more, those are all just perks and if that is all life is what a passive life, we might as well never leave the baby phase.

The real deal about the life we lead is transformation, becoming more who we are meant to be, so that we can actually recognize and fulfill the purpose for which we were born. Right now I am in the midst of a process; it is no fun at all. I am a crier so I have had moments when the tears fell and I remember going to God and saying “Enough, you said you won’t give me more than I can bear” and My heavenly father responded patiently, “my daughter, you have much growing to do, (so suck it up, you have the strength inside of you, besides I am with you always!)

I am always wary of the concept that you have to force your answers down from heaven, so that if you haven’t got what you want it’s because you haven’t prayed or fasted enough. By all means pray, it is imperative that we do so. I believe that it is not only about telling God what we need, but hearing from Him and connecting to Him, it’s about learning how to be still and how to walk with Him.

By all means fast. That is teaching you how to feed your spirit and not just your flesh. It is teaching you how to bring some things in your life under submission. As I write this I recognize that I have to bring some emotions under submission in my life even now. I get angry too easily and I feel hurt too often. I need to learn to stop, pray and then act, too often I do it backwards by acting, then stopping and finally praying, by then life is invariably in a big mess but thank God for God, He is always there fixing all the broken things just the same and if I haven’t learned my lesson, he gives me the same homework in a different way, so that I can understand the process.

In life we will not always get what we want and in fact bad things may happen to us. Problems like storms are sure to come. It is the natural order of things, just like the rains have to come for the land to produce life; challenges have to come in order for us to produce our best selves. So when a problem comes, yes pray, fast but also take some time for introspection. Let us ask ourselves if there is something to be learned here, something that can add to our growth. Let us not spend so much time ascribing blame to “our enemies”. I was thinking about how Christ asked us to pray for and bless our enemies and I wondered why if someone is the source of torment for us that we must still bless them. Then it hit me, Jesus is more concerned with who we are and who we become, what happens to them is of less consequence. As we pray for our enemies we become transformed and that my dears is the bottom line.

So, if you’re in the midst of a storm, stop worrying. It will pass. It always does. The question you need to ask yourself is “do you understand the process?”

 

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