KEYS TO ACHIEVING THE GOOD LIFE – Timi Ologunoye

May 6, 2012

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” Matt. 5:13-14.

The good life is the kind of life that anyone would like to live. It is a goal and a dream that both kings and common men alike seek after. The desire of everyone in every generation. For many, ‘the good life’ is all about happiness and all that comes with it such as material prosperity, pleasure and popularity but Jesus in Luke 12:15 discredited this claim when “He said unto them, ” Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth”. You will notice that the most wealthy and famous people are not always the happiest.

So, what is a good life? Find below twelve (12) powerful keys that can help you achieve the good life that you seek:

1. Be ever grateful
Life is a privilege not a right and therefore you must remain grateful for the gift of everyday. Gratitude is the flight to altitude and you can never drop in altitude unless you drop in gratitude. You cannot stop gaining altitude unless you stop expressing gratitude. Gratitude teaches contentment which cheaply qualifies you for next lifting. It destroys pride and is the key to continuous supply of grace. Grateful people are never ambitious or contentious. Because they realized that they didn’t struggle to arrive where they are and will never have to climb up the next level by themselves.

2.Live Right, Walk Right
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Family Life – May 2012

May 6, 2012

The courtship period is a time to make discoveries about the person you hope to marry. It is crucial during this period that you ascertain whether you are compatible with the person spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and socially.

Ade’s story

Ade gave his life to Christ as a teenager in secondary school. He was regular at all fellowship meetings in school and imbibed the teachings of their Chaplain, which bordered on values such as integrity and abstinence from sex before marriage. A naturally bright young man, Ade never cheated in exams and neither was he really interested in ladies. He remained a virgin throughout his secondary school days.

When he gained admission into the university, Ade found that it was a different story entirely where ladies were concerned. He found himself attracted to ladies and being a young man with a good mix of intelligence, decent looks, courtesy and a sense of humour, ladies were drawn to him. He had more than his fair share of female friends and temptations began to arise.

In one instance, he met a lady, during a semester break, with whom he became friendly. The friendlier they became, the more attractive he found her and it soon became obvious to him that the attraction was mutual.

However, he became uncomfortable with his feelings for the lady as he Read the rest of this entry »