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The 4 Major Lessons I Have Learned From Pastor Joel Osteen

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Joel Osteen, one of the wealthiest and most influential preachers in the world, is my favorite pastor. He is well known for his inspiring and moving sermons. I have watched his sermons for almost two years and this is what I have learned from him.

  1. Never force someone to love you.

In one of his sermons, pastor Osteen advises the congregation to stop hanging on people that are not attracted to them. According to him, God always sends the right lovers to us, therefore, if someone really loves us, we never have to force them or beg them for their love. Furthermore, he revealed that if someone walks out of a relationship, we must stop trying to figure out the facts that made them leave, and we must also stop begging them to come back. He advises us that moving on provides room for the new, God-chosen person to show up.

  1. Always trust the faithfulness of God

Joel Osteen teaches that God knows all our needs, and he will always provide them for us. He is the giver of our desires, therefore he also partakes in their fulfilling. The only thing we have to do is to work hard and trust that he will always provide for us.

  1. We must always encourage ourselves.

Joel Osteen encourages us to stop focusing on our failures and start concentrating on what worked out for us. He preaches that we must always remember the times we prayed to God and he answered our prayers immediately.

Joel teaches that we will never be defeated if we always remember God’s goodness. Besides this, he teaches us that in difficult times, we must always remind ourselves that we are God’s children, and therefore, we have the power to overcome anything that appears to be a barrier to our progress.

  1. Run your own race

Joel Osteen teaches that today, some of us fail to be happy because we like comparing ourselves with others. He teaches that comparison leads to stress because there are people who will always be better than us.

Osteen teaches us that we should often remember that we are unique, and that God has different plans for all of us. Therefore, we must run our own races.

When advising about running our own races, Joel Osteen said, “At our 20s we wonder what everybody thinks about us, at 40 we don’t care what anybody think about us. At sixty we realize nobody thinks about us.”

Peace be unto you. I love you all.

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  1. Davis

    January 20, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    “At 20s we wonder what everybody thinks about us, at 40 we don’t care what anybody think about us. At sixty we realize nobody thinks about us.” so true

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 21, 2018 at 3:33 am

      yap, true indeed….Read the book, THE DEATH OF IVAN LLYCH BY LEO TOLSTOY. On his bed Ivan llych regretted wasting his life by listening to other people’s opinions because this made him fail to do what he was meant to do

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16 Great Mind-Opening Quotes By Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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Jalal ad-Din Rumi was an ancient Muslim poet and Sufi mystic who taught about pain, positivity and following our purpose. He also taught about the importance of realizing the greatness within us. Here are some of his greatest mind-opening quotes.

  1. ‘Sorrow prepares you for joy.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘This universe is not outside of you, look inside yourself, everything you want, you are already that.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘Don’t grieve, anything you lose comes round in another form.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘There is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

 

  1. ‘You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. You were born with wings you were not meant for crawling, so don’t you have wings, learn to use them and fly.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

 

  1. ‘Everyone is made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.’- Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

 

  1. ‘Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, I want to change myself.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear (the wisdom of the soul).’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi.

 

 

  1. ‘There is a voice that doesn’t use words; listen.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘Maybe you are searching on the branches for what appears in the roots (Don’t look for answers outside of you because all your answers are within you).’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘The wound is where the light enters.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in a perfect position to pray.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

  1. ‘There is a force within that gives you life, seek that.’ – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

 

Which quote did you love the most? You are free to inquire about the meaning of any quote, and add more Rumi quotes in the comment box below.

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The Top 5 Amazing Takeaways from Yasmin Mogahed’s book: RECLAIM YOUR HEART

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Yasmin Mogahed’s book, Reclaim Your Heart, was written to free your heart from slavery and enable you to have a positive perception towards hardships. The book also reveals the importance of placing our hope in God and advises us on how to react when we fall.

Besides this, the book is inspiring and also easy-to-read. I learned several things from the book, and I believe it made me wiser.

Here are 5 remarkable lessons I learned from Yasmin Mogahed’s book.

  1. Pain Warns Us That Something is Wrong

According to Yasmin, pain is a warning that something is wrong and we need to make changes in our lives. For example, heart-breaks tell us that we are too attached to a particular person, and we need to let go of him/her. They force us to make internal changes.

  1. The importance of Hardships

Hardships purify our souls and move us closer to God. They also remind us about the Greatness of God, and how small we are compared to his greatness. Difficulties awaken us from our recklessness and show us where we are heading to. For this reason, we must embrace hardships

  1. Life is a Test

‘The present world is an illusory pleasure: you are sure to be tested through your possessions and persons’ – Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

We must realize that Life is a test that God uses to bring us closer to Him. Besides this, we must see life as a test because this perception enables us to realize that we can learn something from everything that happens to us. Lastly, we must strive to realize how we can pass the test of life.

  1. The Importance of Fasting

Yasmin teaches that fasting enables us to control our soul’s desires because it makes us learn to restrain our physical desires. By learning to avoid eating food while no one is watching, fasting also trains us to avoid indulging in immoral activities when people aren’t watching.

  1. The Definition of Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual awakening occurs when you realize that you had a wrong perception of the world. For this reason, awakening enables you to have a truer and beautiful life. It makes you fully aware and makes you realize that you can do and have anything you want. Lastly, when you awaken, nothing from your past will matter.

I believe these lessons will be of help to you on the journey of life. You are welcome to share in the comment box below the lesson you think is the most valuable.

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