Technology is a tool and like any tool it can be used for good or for bad. A knife can be used for cooking, a hammer or axe for building, but both can be used for harm. The tool has no morals or values, it is the user that brings their morals and values to the use of that tool. This is the same with technology. The psychologist in me makes me understand another aspect of the use of technology as a tool. Anything that we use creates or exerts a degree of change in us, whether we realise it or not. For example, when you constantly use a pen or knife, after a while you may see an impression on your hands and fingers. Similarly, our use of technology creates impression marks on our minds which primes us for future activities, decisions, habits, expectations and relationships.
In a generation where face to face communication is almost second place to social media, Whatsapp, iMessage etc. I must stress the next sentence. Mature friendships are void of assumptions and full of intentional communication. 'Assumed telepathy is the silent killer of friendship! No one really knows what another person is thinking'. Ask don't assume. Let any person with the ability to talk — ASK. Let anyone with the ability to talk — TELL! Don't assume that your friends know what you are going through if you haven't told them. Don't assume that you know what your friend is going through if you haven't asked.
While it is very easy to ‘passively’ forgive an offender, with a simple ‘I forgive you’, the challenge comes when you are reminded of their offence every time you see them. Or when you find it hard to get rid of that negative memory. Sometimes these recurring memories and feelings, make you question whether you have really forgiven them or not. So what do we do when we have forgiven but we still remember?
I was given the honour of sharing at this Gospel Jam 2017 in Leicester and what a beautiful showcase it was. My message was part of the drama production with the theme of the scene being 'Only God Can'. Have a listen to my short word below and join in with the mass declaration towards … Continue reading Only God Can…
When do you call on God? What are the things, situations or circumstances that move you to reach out to God - or to even acknowledge His existence and sovereignty? When I asked, most people via a twitter poll said that they are more likely to call on God 'if something bad happens' as opposed to when something good happens.
God's 'no' is better than man's 'yes'. Look back and glorify God for the things He saved you from. Look back and think about how pre-mature desires could have led you in the ditch. Look back and appreciate God's discipline, an expression of HIS love for you as His son/daughter. Look back and appreciate His … Continue reading Sometimes God says NO!
God is for you, and He has your back covered. He will never allow the waves of life to overwhelm you as long as you hold on to Him as the true anchor, those waves will lift you higher!
I love my big sisters - had to share their encouraging words which touched me! Have a read below and show some love and support! (Thank You to my big sister Ashley for this Prayer) Lord, protect my heart and the hearts of all those battling with rejection and pain. Keep our hearts free from … Continue reading Prayer and Encouragement from my Big Sisters
(Thank you Pastor Gina Elmes of Family Church, for this word) Discouragement is the loss of confidence or enthusiasm, feeling let down and disappointed even crushed. When we allow these feelings to settle in our heart we can begin to question God’s love and plan for us. Can we really trust Him? Am I alone … Continue reading Feeling Discouraged?
I was so touched by this post by Ella, so I had to reblogg. Have a read, share and follow @EllaDecember x He lied to me, he cheated and he always treated me badly. Somehow he always made me feel like it was my fault. He had this ability to turn my anger at his wrongdoings … Continue reading Emotional Abuse (by @EllaDecember)