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Part 2: Getting to where you want: how to transition

In the book of Isaiah, chapter 28 and verse 13, we read, “But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, and there a little, that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.”

Isaiah is prophesying God’s judgement against Israel who is about to lose out on the rest and refreshment they might have had had they listened. But they would not hear. God tells them that His warning didn’t come to them all at once but little by little by little. He gave them time but because they didn’t heed, that time brought them destruction, little by little.

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Part 1: Here’s why you aren’t where you want to be

If we’re honest, many of us will admit that we aren’t in the place we’d like to be, or know we should be. We hold dreams, visions and desires to be somewhere else, do something else or for both.

Some of us have been in this place for a mighty long time!

There are lots of reasons for this but we can pretty much conclude that whatever they are they will fall within three of the following categories:

Time

Energy

Finance

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The Miracle of True Potential

Many of us overlook our true potential, though we may not think so. But when you seriously consider it, how do you know whether you do or don’t?

I was listening to A W Tozer describing the attributes of God. He was explaining God’s omnipotence, the fact that God being all powerful holds inside Himself all the power that exists anywhere in or beyond the universe. He explained that even when God gives away some of this power, say to enable a man to do some sort of work, God never lets go of it. He gives away power without losing power. God gives away and yet retains because He is all powerful. There is no diminishing in Him. Continue reading “The Miracle of True Potential”

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May you flavour 2017 in your own way

All serious cooks understand the importance of flavour. In the Caribbean, we create flavour by seasoning.

Seasoning fish, meat or chicken the evening before it was to be cooked was a big thing in our home growing up and although I sometimes take short cuts due to last minute decisions, it remains important in my home.

Some may call it marinating. It’s the same thing. It means to allow food to soak in the flavours of the spices and herbs you’ve seasoned it with. The aim is that food will be tasteful, delicious, savoured and enjoyed.

Good seasoning enhances the nutritional qualities of food; and it makes it more digestible, because our relationship with food is also emotional and psychological. If it smells, looks and tastes good, we’re more likely to enjoy it.

But food is not my point. I use it merely as a metaphor for what I want to say, and it is that you have a flavour and are here to release it to the world. That’s your sole purpose. It’s your soul’s purpose. Release your flavour.

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