Does looks affect jobs and will your face land you a dream job? Some measure expected standard face as a potential employer to decide whose face best fits the job. This new trend selects mostly females based on their looks or shape of their faces. Some companies go as far as asking for pictures in advance and then measuring faces with tape during their interviews for their required face. This matter is becoming an issue of concern as some do not hear from the employer again after their receiving photos. This way of employing staff members was again in the news. So is this another stereotypical selection method of the beauty considered fit for a workplace? This method is based on facial profiling by face reader’s opinions who claim to predict suitable jobs for specific faces. They are consulted to analyse faces to determine the best face for each job. Is this another underhand tactics and an excuse to discriminate against certain faces? It is possible to send own air brushed picture to look impressive often people send a younger photo than their current looks. Are companies being influenced by the modern concepts of what constitutes good looks online in the media as true standard beauty? What about ‘Ugly Betty’ chosen to help her boss from getting distracted by his beautiful secretaries to focus on managing his company. What happens if a company is catfished as happens often in many cases including Sarah who got a job from a university based on her photo of previous youthful years. The university appointed her and on arrival for work turned out to be confronted by an old lady three times her age. Sarah did not indicate her current age to them so it was assumed she looked like the photo sent. At first, the university thought it was a mix up until she confirmed her identity and she enough she was the same person. She was allowed to do the job based on her excellent and genuine track record on her CV qualifications and work history. Sarah although het looks did not affect her job turned out to be a nightmare. Sarah told university zoology director, she must live literary with all the animals in her home. Therefore Sarah turned posh university accommodation into animal husbandry for her practical research. Her teaching produced great students so made up for lack of her youthful look Was tolerated to live among her beloved animals till she died unexpectedly. Sarah carried on dutifully for many years but became a victim of her own success. One of the animals bit her while taking him to a vet in her vehicle became infected by rhesus as he carried that disease. Sarah dedicated her phenomenal long life collaborating with the university for many years. The university afterwards took the animals to the appropriate zoo set aside for all other animals. Then the house was refurbished and restored for new person employed to fill her place. Sarah was a great character and loyal to her beloved animals and carried on with her zoologist passion to a whole new level. Her presence at university was well-known so she was popular and well loved, one of a kind in that gated community. Her research papers, work was immaculate in both classroom and outside winning many awards. Sarah’s looks and age did not hinder or affect her work in at all. So if the university had based the choice on only superficial or aesthetic looks to reject application, they would have missed out on her skills, talents and practical abilities for many years, as an impressive scientist. So do looks really help in choosing the most competent staff members? Sarah’s job technically did not have age limits in those days so she was able to do her work perfectly well. Sarah did what she loved most so died doing her job carried on faithfully to the end. So is it fair and ethically moral to demand specific looks to determine certain jobs?
The LORD God Almighty corrects those HE LOVES as a father or parents correct the children in whom they delight says the Bible in Proverbs 3:12. God reveals to HIS Children error by love to point out mistakes to reveal the correct way to change for good. Correction is done by God directly or through Jesus Christ the Eraser to wipe out errors to restart correctly to show a person unaware of a mistake due to lack of knowledge. This helps learn from mistakes to improve lives to please God. By doing so the lives transformed grow in righteousness and improves in faith, active listening skills in obedience to God. The person gains useful information previously unknown before. Hebrews 12:6-11 says the LORD chastens, disciplines, scourges all HE LOVES to receive correction to endure to gain better experience in life. God deals with people as individual, family or on corporate basis as required.Correction of Bart Simpson is a classic example of the line writing exercise on the classroom board to highlight point of correction. Years ago, schools gave pupils correction exercise books for rewriting misspelt words. Of course, as children unaware of exact right words intended word teachers point mistake to teach learners to write many times in exercise books to help remember the correct words in future. The brain coordinates hand movements with eyes to record words. Repetition of the words written many times forever registers so etched in minds of pupils to remember better. But along came a contemporary educational theory it constitutes abuse to ask children to use repetition method to write lines for correction so avoided
So spell checker was born so people did not memorize words for rote learning for recall. Computers correct the words obviously misspelt but words like “cap” and “cup”or “hat” and “hut” for example though correct, if not in context can be incorrect. Drinking milk in “cap” does not show on spellchecker so the reader must know word “cup” in the first place to edit it. This affects spelling error not dealt still with by computer in modern times. Therefore it is important to teach correct words in academia for life as a whole. The Bible says if you correct wise people and they become wiser and love you but correct mockers and they hate you. Choose correction carefully at right time in right way to help improve lives. Purpose of correction is not to shame a person in a negative way for vengeance to hurt them. People who love and care about you help with any issues affecting you to deal with it by Godly correction, compassion, support, understanding as God disciplines us.
Godly discipline is for good so it is not punishment though unpleasant because one is compelled to conform or comply against own rebellious ideas. Proverbs 9:8 warns not to attempt to correct fools because they are offended so hate you. Adapting to change is uncomfortable so may seem harsh to recipient until they benefit when they correct the error. So Correction requires determination by the teacher to help ‘wise’ to be ‘wiser’ as challenge to one doing correction. Their unpredictable nature, response reaction to correction depends on the persona at receiving end. Element of risk means a teacher helps learners to avoid mistakes to help correct them through a training experience. Criticising a person affects correction as attack on ego or pride may refuse help or reject correction. In the long run, over a period of time, people realise an insolent person’s ignorance is caused by fear of change. So help stop the devices of mistakes damaging them. Lack of Frontal Cortex means those in crises do not know how mistakes can impact lives. Sadly, some learn the hard way by self-destruction that could be avoided if only they listened. Through arguments a stiff neck refuses to take instructions so does not realise the errors done to themselves or to their family. Blinded by error mindset, causes havoc by process of fear rebuff or reject correction so avoid a pointed out error altogether for improvement. The theory that correction discourages children in the early years from learning affects the attitude to correction in general. Left to figure things out for themselves, many people are unaware of their mistakes. So it becomes problems affecting their performance if the person is allowed to be left to their own devices. In terms of future career the person carries on into other areas of life. Anyone who points out errors to them other than own ideas is not well received. Although a trainer from experience knows exactly what they are talking about, so foresees error, the learner does not accept help, refuses correction. Yet correction is specifically for their good, well-being of the whole family or work place, community and world in general.If a stubborn person resists wisdom at all cost to defy authority in the name of freedom to do as they please, they miss out on the Spirit of excellence. Realise boundaries of correction helps to learn better ways to protect them from a long winding road of mistakes. Like prodigal son, God forgives and restores the ways of error to rescue the lost or misdirected by the wrong choices they made. Proper correction helps to avoid, prevent worse case scenarios. A person corrected must be educated to visualise or understand benefits of the correction in advance. So learners must be taught advantages of correction to instill value of flexibility, humility to bring changes in learning methods. Correction is not to inflict pain or suffering but guidance to give correct information to the person taught. The teacher must be patient and tolerant because learners do not immediately see what they teachers know. Important to understand a soft stick bends because it is malleable than a hard dry stick. The concept that learners grow up to correct themselves is not always the wise move. As they continue in set ways without an understanding of the impact of previous years without correction. Many adults get offended when genuine people try to guide them to correct errors. Some explode in anger and rage so take anger on others. This even spills over into the others aspects of life treating anyone’s suggestions in good faith as an attack on their character or personality.
Reprove not a scorner lest he hates you, rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man so he will be still wiser, teach a righteous man and he will thank you and apply correction in their lives. Correct fools and they take offence. Do not despise chastening of the LORD God; neither be weary of HIS correction. So accept correction for your own good. Accept correction of God by Grace and wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth and teach you. A personal Bible study as a faithful Child of God is part of growth and maturity in the LORD. Start correction of children as early as possible from 2 years old to correct them in love at their level not by anger. Teach children by pointing out correct manner of behaviour as part of life for all to learn. It is imperative to carefully train a child to get rewards for their good behaviour to help reinforce correction. Follow up with apology and hug so child learns to accept teachers doing well to teach child to accept critique of work performance. Children with trained good sense accept correction and even recognise error by admitting error if unnoticed by teacher. A child can politely point out error to a teacher because all are human, so make mistakes in life. The secret is to get up immediately for good success not to feel disheartened by correction. Correction is good as it builds a person up to thrive.
Jesus said many fake pastors and false prophets deceive and mislead people to misdirect genuine faith in God. So Bible forbids practice of occult, black magic, sorcery, consulting dead or astrologers. When you live on land the LORD God gives you do not follow abominations of heathen nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes sons, daughters pass through fire or practice witchcraft, or soothsayer or interprets omens or sorcerer, conjures spells or a medium or spiritist or calls up the dead. Or casts spells to hex and curse people because vengeance belongs to God. For all who do these things are abominations to the LORD your God who drives out enemies from before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. For nations dispossessed listened to soothsayers and diviners for you, the LORD your God forbids it in Deuteronomy 18:9–13. Bible says be wise to test the spirits to discern and see if they are from God Almighty through Jesus Christ. The devil thrown out of heaven is determined to fool some people to think following the TRUE GOD. Recruits deceiving spirits to mingle in churches to create deception, confusion, strife, entice, entrap souls to hell. God never forgives devil banned from Eternal life in heaven forever kept in hellfire after 1000 year millennium Reign of Jesus on earth. The devil roams about seeking to recruit to destroy some people to take to hell reserved originally exclusively only for devil and rebellious angels turned demons. So deceives and destroys people using fake counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders or rituals thinking the devil is ‘protecting’ them. Rituals embedded in ‘culture’ accepted as norm without realising abomination sin judged by God. Many in fear of life sent by families consult them for ‘help’ with fertility, childbirth, health, wealth ensnaring souls. God’s miracles mixed with trick potions to people invite devil to take control to own lives to destroy them in the end.
The devil knows the Bible better than some believers to quote verses as he did to Jesus Christ. Jesus already knows the real true words of God so said to devil “it is written.” The trouble is they do not read, study or know the contents of the Bible or God’s Will concerning their lives. So turn to psychics, palm readers and fake charlatans to tell them what to do in life. They do not seek their creator or maker to help plan their lives but do take advice from such people enriching themselves at the expense of their lack of knowledge. God says HIS PEOPLE perish due to their lack of knowledge of Bible. God lets them delude themselves by thoughts of reprobate imaginations concocted in their minds. The devil is ready to use and abuse them to distract them from the true love of God. There are millions of genuine pastors doing will of God helping, praying interceding, offering practical solutions, sacrificing time to assist genuine believers. But the ones who attend church and still mix belief in fetish in the name of ‘culture’ have one leg in the kingdom of God and another leg in satan’s world. God says to choose today whom you will serve. If you believe in the One true God, belong exclusively to God alone, do HIS WILL ONLY. Cannot hop on one leg in God’s Kingdom or other to devil but stand in God in Christ on both feet and firmly grounded and rooted in Christ Jesus. True Christian believers come totally under new management of Jesus Christ so old things pass away and all things are made new in the BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME. So changes take place inside the heart to transform and renew mind in Christ TRANSLATED from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God’s Glorious Marvellous Gospel of Light in Jesus Christ Name. God has not given believers the spirit of fear but of POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND. So repent and serve God in the Strength of God’s WORDS and devil runs from you. Do not seed fetish ‘protection,’ Seek God Almighty Jehovah Nissi to save you for Eternal life forever. Jesus came to save, heal, deliver you from all destructions and works of the devil over your lives in Jesus Name. Trust God completely to do greater work publicly in your life so to testify by BLOOD OF THE LAMB JESUS CHRIST. Remember, the blood of bulls, goats cannot save only THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE OF JESUS IS ACCEPTABLE TO JEOVAH YAHWEH IN JESUS NAME.
Steps To recover friends
- Stop pre-empting: Sometimes we are anxious when we do not need to be and it creates conflicts with friends in our heads. Your friend may be sitting thinking the same thing; not think anything is wrong.
- Do not be consumed by guilt: Often you feel guilty or embarrassed you did not make contact for a while. This is what is getting in the way, try not to hold onto these feelings.
- Face conflicts that arise: If your friendships is worthwhile you should be willing to fix them, ask what has gone wrong, what their position may be to work solution.
- Set objectives: Once you have discussed the issues don’t let them drag on, make a decision to move forward and set practical ways of keeping in touch and letting the other know you care.
- Find positive aspects: Friendship may take on a different form with distance allows space to see things objectively. You may be able to help each other more, to make use of the distance when you can.
Sometimes it feels like the world is growing more dangerous and stressful by the day. Turn on the TV, and you’re bombarded with the latest terror attack, the latest crime in your county, the latest danger to hang, wordlessly, over your head. And, no matter what the ads tell you, the solution isn’t a fad product like the fidget spinner. And it’s not helped out by competing with or even beating the Jones’ down the street. In fact, we’ve invented new problems and worries for ourselves it is easy to forget your life will be just fine without the latest and greatest gadget. Maybe it’s because we have disconnected from nature in our day-to-day life, and in the process we’ve lost a part of something essentially human. Whatever the reason and it is probably a combination of all the above, plus countless other personal stressors people are more anxious now than ever. But that does not mean you have to join them. Today, I want to show you 7 strategies for reducing anxiety in your life, and increasing your healthy calm in an all-natural way.
Use Natural Remedies for Stress
Anxiety disorders is a common mental issue, affecting 18% of the population. Feeling anxious and stressed out does not require a clinical diagnosis. Indeed, many people try to tough it out without seeking professional help or revealing their high stress levels to those closest to them. But it is important to know that if left unchecked stress is among leading contributors to illness. It increases the odds of heart disease, stroke, cancer the common cold, since stress affects down your immune system. Simply put the body’s response to stress does more harm than good, in the modern world a world where the greatest stressors aren’t physical. It worked wonderfully when we had to dodge saber-tooth tigers. It does a much poorer job when we’re concerned about bills or our kids’ futures. Stress is meant to give your body a quick shot of adrenaline, to resolve a short-term threat like being attacked by a predator.
When stress is long-term low level but constant the hormones associated with stress like cortisol does damage to your body. Among other things, prematurely age cardiovascular system constantly elevating your blood pressure. And of course eliminating stress entirely would be ideal but that is impossible. The next best thing is to, at least, give your body a vacation from stress a few times a day. Even relaxing for a half-hour every day is an important chance for your body to reset. That why I want to give you seven all-natural, super-healthy ways to relax. You do not have to try a different one each day in fact, some you probably want to make part of a daily routine. So
you definitely want as much relaxation you can this week and every week after.
Natural Stress Relief: Walking
Getting outside an moving about is said to be 233% more than glucosamane and chondroitin. There is nothing like breathing fresh outdoor air, or thinking about newinteresting surroundings as opposed to your usual worries. Many of humanity’s best minds like Charles Darwin, Steve Jobs, and Isaac Newton, credited long walks with boosting their thinking. And one researcher found that a simple ten-minute walk boosts your mood for next two hours. If you walk more than minutes, your benefits will increase as well. Enjoy joint comfort, strength, and flexibility. Harvard Research confirms that this miracle nutrient halts joint destruction and spurs new cartilage growth into high-gear! Get up in the morning and attack your day with ease and comfort…walk down your stairs without a single twinge. Just one of these a day can bring back mobility and independence. Find out more here.
Natural Stress Relief: Breathing
We all know, when you feel yourself getting upset, you should take a breath and count to ten. Counting gives your mind time to cool off. But it’s really the breath that does heavy lifting. There is, perhaps, nothing more peaceful than mindful breathing that is, breathing with awareness, and with purpose. Try it you will see. Within moments, your focus on mindful breathing will melt away stressful thoughts and feelings. Now, plenty of people are attached to their old habits of thought, so they’ll wind up selecting stress over mindful breathing. That’s ok. It takes practice. You might think that breathing is the most natural thing in the world (it is), but paying attention to that breath—that takes attention! Attention is like oxygen for stress. Devote it elsewhere, and you’ll wind up much more relaxed, without even trying to be.
Good Stress Relief: Gym
When you read as many medical studies you notice a particular pattern emerge. Every time there’s some new miracle cure or miracle drug, the proof of how good it is usually sounds something like “It’s almost as effective as exercise!” We know the greatest natural cure in the world is one that beats nine out of ten drugs in nine out of ten situations and that is regular exercise. While exercise is great for most problems, it is even better for stress. Because there’s no better way to work out stress than to sweat it out. Much like with breathing, good exercise demands your attention. But unlike breathing, it also works out all the kinks and blockages in your body. There is a reason the freshest you can ever feel is right after exercise and a shower helps clean your body out better. Nothing eliminates toxins faster nothing gives faster rush of endorphins the happy hormone. Exercise doesn’t have to mean sprinting or Olympic deadlifts. Go for a walk, bike ride or some stretches. Whatever you can do to get your blood flowing and break a little sweat with help do the trick.
Natural Relief: Tune Out
We’re constantly bombarded by bad news, throughout the day. Generations ago, folks worried that easy to access to the news would alter your view of reality. And that was just with the introduction of TV. Now that you have a computer in your pocket, buzzing with information every few minutes, demanding your attention, the problem has gotten much worse. And it can create a downward spiral. For instance, some people like to turn to social media for relaxation. But now, Facebook and Twitter are some of the biggest sources of stress-inducing news! The simple truth is, while it’s good to be a well-informed citizen, we’ve taken it too far. If you want to keep up with all the information being thrown your way, you’d have to quit your job and cut back on your sleep. It’s impossible and it’s unnecessary. And it’s creating plenty of stress from the news itself, and also from the pressure people feel to keep up. Let it go. Give yourself some quiet time each day. Turn off your phone. Keep the TV off, and hide the remote. Tune out barrage of media. Disconnect from the hamster wheel. Start off by giving yourself a half hour unplugged each day. Go for a walk, or pick up a book. Get away from all the screens in your life. Odds are, you’ll immediately notice how much freer you feel or how you haven’t really missed anything. For most people that half hour lengthens and grows until you plug in to perform essentials to avoid the unnecessary.
Walk Barefoot In Nature
Reconnecting to the natural world is one of the fastest paths to relaxation. And there’s no faster way to reconnect than to make physical contact with the natural world, usually through your feet. Think of how good grass feels between your toes, or walk on a sandy beach. We’re increasingly disconnected from nature, and it shows. That’s why a barefoot walk feels like a breath of fresh air, or a swig of natural spring water. Nature feeds your soul as nothing else can. Some researchers also think that walking barefoot grounding has electromagnetic rebalancing effects. All I know is how good it feels, and how effective it is at restoring calm.
Get A Massage
For some people idle mind makes for racing worries. But, because massages are so powerfully relaxing, it’s hard to keep any negative thought string going long. You’re more likely to fall asleep than stress out. And a good massage doesn’t have to be a professional one, either. In fact, being on the giving end is almost as beneficial as being massaged, since so many of the benefits just come from touch. Make massages part of your routine with a professional, a friend or a significant other and feel better every day, not just on special occasions.
Natural Chill Pills
You don’t need prescription drugs to relieve stress. There are plenty of natural alternatives that work as well, or often better. For instance, GABA -gamma-amino butyric acid is naturally occurring amino acid that serves to cut down on mental chatter. There are a number of supplements that contain GABA. But that’s not the best way to get the positive effects. You see, GABA is made in the brain, but has trouble crossing the blood-brain barrier when ingested. Much better and recommends l-theanine, a precursor to GABA. You should take 100-200 mg, once or twice a day. And since these chemicals occur naturally in your body and in nature green tea contains l-theanine you don’t have to worry about adverse reactions or nasty side effects. These supplements help to quiet unfocused, distracting thoughts nothing more. Make some or all of the natural stress relief strategies a part of your routine. Try them out over time, or dive in all immediately. The important thing is just to combat the stresses of the modern world. You’ll be amazed how far-reaching that little change will be.
Interesting meaningful alphabet life
A B C D E F G H I J K LM N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z each sequenced equals to:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Each 26 alphabets in English values as:
A=1; B=2; C=3; D=4; E=5; F=6; G=7; H=8; I=9; J=10; K=11; L=12; M=13; N=14; O=15; P=16; Q=17; R=18; S=19; T=20; U=21; V=22; W =23; X=24; Y=25; Z=26.
H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K =8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
L+O+V+E = 12+15+22+5 = 54%
L+U+C+K = 12+21+3+11 = 47%
None of the above makes 100%. So what makes 100%?
Is it Money? NO!
M+O+N+E+Y = 13+15+14+5+25 =72%*
A problem has solutions if we change *ATTITUDE*
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
Our ATTITUDE towards Life and Work makes stress free life 100% Successful. By the Grace of God through Jesus help we can face life because with God all things are possible including stress free lifestyle in Jesus Name.
God is Amazing Mathematician!!!
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After years of toiling in bondage torment of slavery in Egypt, whole nation of millions in refugee camp find themselves not doing much any longer. Without adequate clean running water, sumptuous meals, sophisticated medical facilities and resources used to in luxury in Egypt. No regular gardening, farming, fishing, building pyramids, constructing super big structural works, felt bored. The harsh desert environment impacted them to have contempt for Moses and Aaron. The devil finds work for the idle hands frustrated, unaccomplished ones. Some begun to look for things to do to try to preoccupy themselves. With not much luxury resources in wilderness became ungrateful and unthankful to God. Begun mocking, murmuring, ridiculing, taunting, complaining, moaning, sabotaging, recruiting, inciting others to join to confront, harass, blame Moses and Aaron for all their life problems in wilderness. They started trying to damage leadership reputation of Moses and Aaron. Instead of submission, encouraging, corporating, supporting, leading by good example to discuss perceived grievance. Rather than humbly approaching in a civilised manner, to unite together to solve problems, to recreate new self – sufficient community in wilderness they attacked Moses and Aaron. Despite positions of authority and privilege were not loyal or God Fearing. So seethed with bottled rage they vented anger by ganging up with others to challenge leadership of Moses and Aaron. They went looking for opportunities to query to destroy God’s Chosen Appointed leaders Moses and Aaron. They focussed anger towards Moses thereby enraging God Who Chose Moses and Aaron to lead them. In Numbers 16:1-35, Korah son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi plus Dathan, Abiram sons of Eliab and son of Peleth the Reubenites, took men and rebelled against Moses, with 250 leaders of community chosen from assembly as famous men. They assembled against Moses and Aaron saying, “You take too much upon yourselves seeing whole community is holy, every one of them and God is also among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the community of the Lord?” 16:4 When Moses heard it he fell down with his face to the ground. 16:5 Then he said to Korah and to all his company, “In the morning the Lord will make known who are His and who is holy.
God will cause that person to approach him; the person He has chosen He will cause to approach Him. 16:6 Do this, Korah, you and all your company, take censers, 16:7 put fire in them. And set incense on them before the Lord tomorrow and the man whom the Lord chooses will be holy. You take too much upon yourselves, you sons of Levi!” 16:8 Moses said to Korah, “Listen now, you sons of Levi! 16:9 Does it seem too small a thing to you God of Israel separated you from the community of Israel to bring you near to himself, to perform service of the tabernacle of the Lord, to stand before the community to minister to them? 16:10 God brought you near and all your brothers, the sons of Levi, with you. Do you now seek the priesthood also? 16:11 You and all your company assembled together against the Lord! And what has Aaron done that you murmur against him?” 16:12 Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, but said, “We will not come up. 16:13 Is it a small thing you brought us out of land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in wilderness? Now do you want to make yourself a prince over us? 16:14 Moreover, you have not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Do you think you can blind these men? We will not come up.” 16:15 Moses was very angry, and he said to the Lord, “Have no respect for their offering! I have not taken so much as one donkey from them, nor have I harmed any one of them!”16:16 Then Moses said to Korah, “You and all your company present yourselves before the Lord and leaders tomorrow. 16:17 Each of you take his censer, put incense in it and present his censer before the Lord. 250 censers along with you and Aaron, each of you with his censer.” 16:18 So everyone took his censer, put fire in it and set incense on it. And stood at entrance of tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron. 16:19 When Korah assembled the whole community against them at entrance of the tent of meeting, the Glory of the Lord appeared to the whole community. In Numbers 16:20-35, in 16:20 God spoke to Moses and Aaron 16:21 “Separate yourselves from among this community, that I may consume them in an instant.”
16:22 Then they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground and said, “O God, the God of the spirits of all people, will you be angry with the whole community when only one man sins?”16:23 So the Lord spoke to Moses: 16:24 “Tell the community: ‘Get away from around the homes of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.’” 16:25 Then Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel went after him. 16:26 And he said to the community, “Move away from the tents of these wicked men, and do not touch anything they have, lest you be destroyed because of all their sins.” 16:27 So they got away from the homes of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram on every side, and Dathan and Abiram came out and stationed themselves in the entrances of their tents with their wives, children, and toddlers. 16:28 Then Moses said, “This is how you will know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will. 16:29 If these men die a natural death, or if they share the fate of all men, then the Lord has not sent me. 16:30 But if the Lord does something entirely new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up along with all that they have, and they go down alive to the grave, then you will know that these men have despised the Lord!”16:31 When he had finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open, 16:32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, along with their households, and all Korah’s men, and all their goods. 16:33 They and all that they had went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed over them. So they perished from among the community. 16:34 All the Israelites who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, “What if the earth swallows us too?” 16:35 Then a fire went out from the Lord and devoured the 250 men who offered incense.God has His Way of dealing with people rebelling against chosen leaders. God’s chosen leader may not be perfect or preferred according to man’s decision. God ordains leaders so they are directly accountable and responsible to God. However, reluctant tyrants do not account to God or respect people because they lord themselves as gods over people. This enrages and infuriates some members of the community to try to take the law into their own hands. God does not yield to such anger and destructive rage of anarchist’s personality nature in the name of God. God responds decisively by opening the earth to bury rebellious ones and their families alive.
God is capable of dishing out His Own Judgement Punishment on behalf of His People in His Own Way and Timing. It is important to Fear God to give leaders due honour. Egyptian bondage and the exodus desert wilderness is still in existence, alive and well in Christendom today. Moses and Aaron did not entertain those self – righteous leaders and members who want to determine the direction of the church. Many leaders like Moses and Aaron appointed, called and chosen by God Jehovah still face challenges. From in fighting flimsy issues matters of colour of carpet, decor, softness of comfortable pews, sitting positions in front of church to be seen on TV. Compared to financial responsibility of running mega televised church costing millions of dollars per week. In addition, leader is expected to please high maintenance sophisticated funders. As heavy duty multitude back bone contributors want to run leader’s life and church agenda.
A leader who dares to correct inappropriate behaviour is abandoned by such regular sponsors and supporters. Inadvertently responsible for creating pyramid scheme church lifestyle such leaders became accustomed to. Soon develop taste for the good things of life, wanting more to keep up with the Joneses’ sophisticated lifestyle. Soon God is out of Centre of worship with sermons becoming insinuations at long suffering loyal members of the congregation. Church life becomes chaotic as leaders are self-serving. Yet God is the Ultimate Owner of people with Christ as the Head of the Christian Church. Its means leaders and the congregation are both directly accountable to God. Therefore, the church is about first pleasing and worshipping God before tackling personal grievances in counselling. God asked Pharaoh to let go to go to worship and serve God. This the whole purpose of God creation people on earth. To acknowledge His Creation of priceless people and the firmaments. God wants exclusive attention on Himself First and Foremost. Then due honour is given to the honourable leaders. Leaders first God’s Stewards before trying to please people. So Moses refused to condone rebellious tyrants.
Some leaders demand consultation fees to counsel members who pay upfront. In turn, members are banned from associating with Christian affiliations to retain control over their lives. Having given all life savings have nowhere else to turn. Meanwhile, watch such leaders getting richer while members get poorer. Resentment sets in and the atmosphere is tense but they are coupled for life. Some are paired to marry so the become the pawn of those leaders. God’s Word is used to influence and cajole them into submission. God is not at the helm of affairs or at centre in the heart of those churches. Having form of godliness but denying God’s Powerful Presence through the Holy Spirit. Routine ritual gimmick motion, grumbling faction bickering gossip rules such churches. Sweeping brewing issues under carpet becomes full blown scandal beyond concealment. The truth of the matter is both become victim of success as tolerant enabler condones. By avoiding correction due to fear of man leader is built up above God so ‘worshipped’ in place of God Almighty. Yet do not recognise pattern of behaviour taking God’s adulation and honour for themselves. God Comes First as each person’s life is empowered by Holy Spirit and God’s Word to meet together to celebrate God in Jesus Name.
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Motivation is defined here as motive (m) plus action (a) equal motivation (M). (m+a=M). Other definitions exist but we coined biblical meaning to include God, Christ, Holy Spirit as root source of wisdom confidence. Motivation represents motive behind all needs in life. It is important to examine a specific motive or exact reason to achieve goals.
Action is essential to fulfill required motive or purpose becomes unfulfilled dreams. Action plan written is necessary for God says write the vision down so all who see it will run to perform it. Express clearly what exactly your desire, interest, passion is. It is written believers must stir up gifts inbuilt within. Each has been given a talent suitable to ability to develop and grow so the ultimate motive in life is to have good success.
Confidence, trust, belief, faith in motives without action is dead of no use. Therefore God speed is essential to achieve short – term and long-term goals. Test goals by reflecting deeply on motive, plan, purpose. Does it bless you first and others through Christ who strengthens you? Does it enhance, improve quality of own life and other lives around you, family, church, community, globally? Can you write 5 essential personal strengths to reflect, review adapt, action, spiritually, physically, emotionally in Christ to reconnect to God to restore abundant Eden relationship?
Motivation helps to focus on plans to do things looking up to God as the source of all life, breathing, sunshine, rain, all silver and gold for the earth is the Lord’s and fullness thereof. Personal motives of a Christian believer has Christ at the center of life guiding decisions with the angels and Divine connection helping fulfill ambitions. Motivation means facing challenges yet instant in season. Doing things instantly in time available, to easily achieve set goals as one size does not fit all, one requires personal touch. Motivation is important for wonderful sense of accomplishment if personally handling own life. Others help to fulfill visions, plans, ambitions and goals.
Motivation is inner drive to behave or act in a certain manner to fulfill desires and goals. It originates from specific physical needs like eating, sleeping, resting and intimacy. To be motivated actively means moving in a particular direction that best suits you. The American motivation psychologist Abraham H. Maslow developed a hierarchy of needs. These five hierarchical types needs are: physiology, hunger, thirst, sleep; safety, shelter, health; belonging, love, friendship; self-esteem, recognition, approval, achievement and self – actualization.
The correlation between these basic requirements is build upon the first step in the pyramid as physiology. If there deficiency at this level behaviour becomes disoriented to satisfy deficit. If lacking sound sleep or food one will not be interested in self-esteem desires. Subsequently the second level leads to safety and security. Socializing is the third level and psychological requirements is the fourth level. Top of hierarchy is self-realization and self-actualization These needs focus on personal desire motivation, with sense of attainment dedicated to obtaining ultimate prize. So by focusing first on own motives helps to develop improve own personal life to enable and equip to help others.
Christ is the answer to help query oneself thoroughly first for motives and reasons for any agenda at hand. Inner peace overrides issues of peer pressure influence motives and actions. Motivation is rooted in basic desire to optimize personal well-being to maximize pleasure. Yet in 1 Corinthians 15;58, My beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for you know your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Again in Colossians 3:23. Whatever you do, do it heartily unto the Lord, and not unto men as a people pleasers.
In 2 Corinthians 12 :9, God’s grace is sufficient for my strength is made perfect in Christ. Most gladly will I glory in the power of Christ resting upon me. In Psalm 34:17-20, the righteous cry and the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. Motivation requires self – discipline as disciples of Christ set time side from leisure pleasure loitering gallivanting. In Romans 12:11, not slothful in business but fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. God advises people to watch disciplined ant’s hard work as an example of life and progress.
In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, what? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit Who is in you, whom you have from God so you are not your own? In Matthew 6:14, take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. God wants believers to seek first the kingdom of God and all other things will be added. For winning souls for God is the ultimate success required. In Luke 15:7, I say unto you likewise, joy is in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance. It is important to help win souls by sharing God’s word to save people.
In Galatians 6:7-8, be not deceived, God is not mocked for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he reap. It is also said you are what you and read, watch, touch, feel, hear. Trust and confidence in money is credit crunch effect on world. God is faithful so will provide in Philippians 4:19 my God shall supply all needs according to His Riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. Basically, it depends on one to make informed choice decisions with regard to one’s motives, goals not only what is it for me mindset.Good success, must be genuinely reliable, positive motive within scope ability, capability, really suitable, relevant, reasonably attainable in practical terms.
In ideal world a motive goal is chosen, designed, approved by you for ultimate decision means dealing with consequences. Christian believer’s priceless life is bought, paid for by Christ at costly price so be rich towards God. 2 Corinthians 9:7, purpose in heart to give, God loves cheerful giver. In Isaiah 55:1-13, ho all that thirst, come to the waters, those that have no money come buy and eat come buy wine and milk without money and without price. God provides so be motivated even if not feeling in control for God still cares.
In Galatians 5:5-12, for we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. In Galatians 5:1-12, Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Motivation leads to stick to vision goal so prevents gaol bondage due to lack of direction in life. God’s wisdom and counsel is needed to guide motives and actions. In Exodus 19:5, if you will obey my voice indeed and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people for all the earth is mine.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof so Malachi 3:10 says Bring all tithes into God’s storehouse for meat in mine house. And prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. All silver and gold belongs to God so Honour God first tithe, give offerings, support, sponsor His Kingdom with thanksgiving, time, praise and resources. Check one’s giving life, as motivation to give affects good success.
In Genesis 2:7, the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. God’s creative spirit helps to motivate and empower to achieve great accomplish as far as going on the moon so the sky is the limit. In Luke 15:10, angels and saints rejoice with joy in presence of God over one sinner that repents so salvation of souls motivates believers to win souls for God. In Psalm 34:1-22 David, changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. He still blessed the LORD at all times so God’s praise was continually in the Psalms he wrote.
To have good success, it must be genuinely reliable, positive motive within scope ability, capability, really suitable, relevant, reasonably attainable in practical terms. Do self-analysis to check if personal motives and actions agree, in line with God’s approval. Motivation is relative because people live in a community so upbringing, molding, guidance influence motives. The process is quick if already prepared in advance and readily available. David’s experience of killing bear and lion motivated him to take down Goliath though mocked, ridiculed by those he fought for and saved.
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