KEEP THE HOPE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

It is easy to feel confused and eventually want to entertain the thoughts of your emotions. It is not wrong to have thoughts, questions and concerns, but in times of uncertainty, how much can you actually control? When you are lost for words and don’t know which way to turn, what is your ultimate solution? Is it to cry? Sleep? Resist speaking to everyone around you? Become bitter? What is the essence? It’s as if when each day comes, there is so much tension and rivalry. But why do we allow this to happen? Why do we become so loyal to pain and neglect peace?

I want to remind you today that the days we are living in are monitored. We are in a very critical season that requires heaps of prayer, teamwork, forgiveness, love and patience. Our hearts must be kept secure and firm to avoid burning out. We must not stop doing good, regardless of how we feel or not. We must not stop intervening for those less fortunate than us. We must keep our hope in times of uncertainty. I remember starting off the year and currently, I am still finding ways to motivate, inspire and support individuals in their professional and personal endeavours through storytelling and book writing. I am very happy with the progress it is making in the lives of others. This is what community is about.

Do not allow life’s uncertainties to change who you are or what you do. Be true and integral to yourself and have a servitude heart and spirit. 2021 is the year to wake up and do something with your life, despite the pandemic. Covid-19 is not an excuse to be complement. You have so much to give and it is up to you to take responsibility and work with what you have. Keep your hope in times of uncertainty for it will surely pay off. I am also running a free online event on Saturday 30th January about Authentic Worth Publishing and can register on this link. If you have a story to share and want more information on how we work, register your interest and meet like-minded people who are determined to make an impact no matter what comes their way.

Let 2021 be your year of hope, not quitting on your dream, but knowing that we are the only people that can restrict ourselves. Be positive, be hopeful, be faithful, and more importantly, be authentic.

THE PERSONALITY OF GOD | HOW TO GET CLOSER TO GOD

Every night I journal my thoughts. During my writing, I heard God’s voice: draw close to Me – you will find peace and rest. God reveals His personality to us in different seasons, but the challenge at times is being able to patiently wait for Him to speak. No matter where you are in your relationship with God, I want this video to encourage you that getting closer to God is what He desires. Your intentions to know God should come from a place of surrendering all the distractions, anxious thoughts and unknown fears; how much do you want of Him? 

When you desire to be in a relationship, it is important to communicate effectively and be clear about what you want from the union; with God, He wants more than a relationship; He wants to be intimate with you. Remind yourself each day that you are making progress! God is not far away from you; He loves and wants the very best for you.

If you have any questions regarding how to get closer to God, message me

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The beauty of authentic love

What greater love does a human being have for an entire nation? The world in itself is so big that in our limited hearts, may be impossible to love or even reach everyone. However, I know of a man who gave His own life, died a cruel death, where those who were meant to help Him, ridiculed and spat on Him. His name is Jesus Christ, and today, we celebrate Easter Sunday; the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour.

I can’t even begin to fathom how amazing and faithful God in. Even when I have my lowest and dark moments, feelings of whether I can carry on, all because I was in my own emotions; but Jesus, in His power reminded me that on this day (Sunday 12th April 2020), that every stagnant situation in my life will lift off me NOW! I am in awe and will always be thankful for what Jesus has done for me.

Coming from a long way in life, I have had many achievements as well as dark moments, but through it all, Jesus has been on my side, cheering me on, giving me creative ideas on how I can continue with the vision He gave me, granting me rest when my body gets weak. I know that nobody can love me the way Jesus can, neither will the motives of a man’s heart be more pure than Christ Himself.

I am fully rest assured that my best days are ahead of me, and nothing that was in the past will ever equate to what is coming for me. My testimony is warming up and all those that have struggled to see why they had to go through what they had to go through will see Christ in my testimony and give Him praise. For every painful situation, there is a way out.

Celebrate today the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is available to everyone and will not discriminate. I am a full living witness and testimony to Jesus’ goodness! He will bless you; He wants to grant you your hearts desires and give you more. This is your opportunity to give Him what is due to His Name. Has He been good to you? I KNOW He has!

Happy Easter everyone

With love,

Esther
Founder of Authentic Worth

PREPARE FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND

This week always gets me emotional when I think about Easter. It is an opportunity to ponder, reflect and be thankful for what Jesus did for all of us on the Cross over 2,000 years ago. Despite what is happening throughout our world, let us not allow the coronavirus to take the headlines of Christ. Christ is higher and greater than corona.

I was meant to travel to Malta this weekend with one of my favourite sisters, however, due to the coronavirus, the flight has been cancelled. I was looking forward to spending Easter at Malta for a change, as my Easter celebrations have always been in London. Nonetheless, I am grateful for the opportunity to see the Easter weekend in advance. I have been humbled, and despite all that is happening, there is still an opportunity to celebrate Easter everywhere.

I want to encourage you to not be put off by what is happening in the world today. Life is tough; that I know. Nevertheless, it shouldn’t have such power that we can’t endeavour to move on with life and reflect on what Christ did for us. When I think of the Cross, I can only humble myself with my knees bowed down, lifting up my hands and saying to Jesus, “thank YOU for taking my place”. When you look at your problems, you can’t understand or fathom the beauty of Easter, but when you look up to the Cross, that is where you gain strength and the ability to carry on in life.

Let this weekend cause you to rejoice, because had it not been for the Cross, nobody would be here right now. Don’t allow your circumstances to make you bitter or cause you to give up on your loved ones. Jesus had a large heart to care for all of us, and this weekend is an opportunity to express how much we love Him back. I will be watching The Passion of the Christ this weekend with my family, as well as celebrating Easter with my church family online.

Don’t allow corona to take the headlines of Christ. Christ is greater than corona. You have to believe it!

Enjoy this weekend to the fullest; don’t allow your emotions or feelings to get in the way. Your strength is in your praise.

Happy Easter Weekend ❤

YOUR CHARACTER WILL MAINTAIN YOU

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When you have a good character, it shows. Through your mannerism, your lifestyle, your conduct. Everywhere you go, your aura will speak before your mouth does. In our generation today, where it seems that people are striving for financial success and popularity, I have understood the importance of being humble, not weak. There is a difference in humility and pride!

In my previous video, I spoke about the pressures of social media and how it is becoming a ‘source’ of ‘self-affirmation’ or where to feel approved. Social media is a platform and resource; it should not define who you are or cause you to change. Your proof is in the hard work behind the scenes, the tears, the frustrations, the silent rejections that will gradually enable you to get to where you need to be. Through your rejection you can create opportunities, and that is when character is birthed. You can always have a good character when everything works in your favour, but when things seem to not be working, that is where true character is tested.

With a great character, you are not only attracting blessings, but people will notice and will invest in you (the RIGHT people – not those who are going to take from you and run away). It would be really upsetting to have invisible pride and not deal with it at the early stages. No one is expecting you to be successful in a day. There is success and there is ‘SUCCESS’. The success I am talking about and determined to strive for is Godly success. No matter how relevant or popular one is, if God is not in the centre, the success will not last.

You may have the materialistic possessions, but not the wisdom to handle it. You may have knowledge but the character if not thoroughly checked can cause double-mindedness. Don’t let this be you. Be true to yourself. Love where you are, and allow each day to teach you something, because it will. When you have a good character, it attracts blessings that you did not have to work hard for; it also brings those above you to understand your goals, dreams and visions and can partner with you, just because of your character.

Do not be deceived, being humble does not mean allowing anyone to take you for granted. You can have a kind heart and be a firm individual at the same time. You have every right to protect your heart (Proverbs 4:23). Be true to yourself, and if you sincerely have an issue in dealing with insecurities, speak to a trusted friend before it tarnishes the character.

Remember this: character and beauty works hand in hand, and God will use people to help in your time of need. Do not stop being you because support isn’t coming or compromise your values. You will always get what you desire when you least expect it. Be open to change, and above all maintain your character. It will truly get you further than where you are now.

With love,

Esther Jacob
Founder of Authentic Worth and WWCG