Strong Foundation: Spiritual – Proverbs

I’ve come to love the book of proverbs even more so for the past few weeks. I’ve often leaned towards asking for every bit of wisdom i can find from chapters from the book. However, for my interpretation, there are supposedly deeper ones that i should just make time to dig into and cross reference within the net or other books.

Friends, i want to share with you how important it is to build a strong foundation of your life from the lessons that we get from the bible. There are several books there, stories of great victory as well as sacrifice, of love and friendship, of hope and gratitude, of pain and suffering all for the glory of our Lord.

The best gift that we can all get from the bible, better than knowledge, better than likeable status messages, better than best selling quotes for cards and letters, it’s wisdom. And all the wisdom we would like to possess is in reading, internalizing and implementing the lessons that we learn, especially in the book of proverbs. This is all the more significant when you would like to learn also in building our next levels, physical and financial.

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A Strong Foundation (series)

Spiritual, Physical, Financial, Social and Mental.

All aspects of your life.

Spiritual: Proverbs

Physical: Back muscles

Financial: Emergency Fund

Social: Dale Carnegie

Mental: Thirst for knowledge

Not easy.

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It’s a process. There’s no shortcut. It’s simple but not easy. It’s not easy but it sure is worth it.

Pride. Destruction.

Friends, today I’d like to share with you a verse that has struck me, the first time i read it.

I know that this is true because it has happened to me time and time again, that is why i keep myself in check and always deploy a blanket of humility.

What do you think? You can comment on my drawing too, it’s obviously a work in progress, severe progress required.

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You really can’t have everything, or can you?

I had the most amazing day! So many things to be thankful for, new goals (financially, physically), new triumphs and miracle (more to come). I’ll have to make time for yesterday events also because it was really encouraging to talk to people, talk about a very sensitive topic and concern with them and make it into a really fun and a great learning opportunity.

But whenever I think of the things I do right now, I’m even more excited for the days to come. I’ve always talked about making your time count and how time should not be wasted.

You have to allot a specific amount of time for each and every activity for the day, for your 24 hours. But you do know, that you are actually giving more time to “important” (insert sarcasm here) things than those that actually matter.

In a little hingbarrio where a lot of people have the “time” to actually sit down and “observe” other people and generally, talk really “good” things about them,

Pedro is really handsome but he has a weird voice.
Jam is an amazing dancer but her nose is small, it’s not pango.
Juan’s business is doing really well but I hear his son is failing his math subject. (how is that even related?)
Aida has been going strong with her advocacies (feeding programs, donating books and toys to schools etc.) but her dog is not pure bred. (Polgas later on became a star in hit new dog movie)

was a man named Eric, who loved hearing people talk about other people. In a sense, he’s also chismoso but he just doesn’t share the chismis with other people, which is good. He immediately said, “You really can’t have everything”. But realized, why not? Why can you not have everything that YOU want and need. In his thoughts, “everything” is relative.

When he looks at Pedro, he sees someone who has been the face of countless barrio fiesta’s Mr. whatever contest and has been around giving talks and seminars to young children about self confidence and believing in themselves with his weird voice (which turned out to be a perfectly modulated voice for a speaker).

Whenever there’s a dance performance at their barrio, Jam will surely be there, like a firecracker with her killer dance moves, and Eric actually likes her, a lot. Ssssh.

Juan is actually Eric’s role model, and he believes in his businesses and how even if he is a busy man, he is also a tri-athlete in which their town sponsor the hardest races (with trail, mountains, lakes and all), and above all else, is an amazing father to his children. The son who was failing math became Einstein-like.

Yes, I’m making all this up just to make my point.

and Aida, bless her soul, is a wonderful carinderia owner and proud cook who happens to have many connections with other NGOs and private (anonymous) donors to implement her advocacies. All proceeds of her dog’s self titled film, Polgas, was used to provide help and support to those in need.

It dawned on him, when people say everything, it is relative. Relative in a sense that the one looking into a person’s life and say that the person doesn’t have everything has actually fallen to a little prospective trap – that they will forever be seeking that perfect life of a person, which they will never really find unless they look into their own lives, be satisfied with what they have (if they can eat 5-6 small meals a day, if they can go out with friends and family, if they wake up another day and thank God for another 24 hours to live their awesome life), and be grateful. Tell themselves, this is MY LIFE. This is mine to live and prosper. This is my life, and i will live it to be a worthwhile existence in this earth.

Had a run with this article. Hope you liked it, because i enjoyed writing it. Please leave your comments, greatly appreciated. 🙂

Make time for what matters.

Friends, i’d like to share with you a story.

There was Eric, a 23 year old man who was very busy. He was buried underneath all his everyday tasks. He knew that to make a huge difference in his life and other people, he needed to give it his all. He was always the first one to the office and the last one to leave. He would always lend a hand to other people’s project that’s why he has become the resident second hand, the best wingman, the shoulder to cry on and the reliable person. However, his mother (yes, he’s still living with his mom) noticed that he is becoming more and more immersed in work that he wasn’t doing anything, even give a little time for his drawing. He has been so swamped with work that he has forgotten to pursue his talent, making portraits. He tried to make time for it but he was just “too busy”. This was one of his greatest regrets everytime he went to work, to not be able to make time for his passion and gift. He wasn’t able to go back to drawing because he had continued to work at his job until an accident happened.

When he died, he asked one of the angels, he’d been curious. Who is the greatest portrait artist in here? The angel smiled and pointed at him. To his surprise, he shouted, what, me? You must be mistaken? I haven’t been drawing for the last 7 years. I know, but this gift was given to you to cultivate and make your own, if you’d have pursued it, you would have became the greatest the world has ever known.

Friends, what is your talent? What are your core gifts? What is something that you can do and have genuine fun doing? What is something that you are excited to wake up for each and eveyday?

Winning is a muscle.

I want to look at the mindset of winning as a muscle, the more you work it out, the higher chances of winning everytime. A lot of people say that winning is a habit, and i agree with them, it’s absolutely true. But whenever you look at winning as a kind of workout routine, an ever progressing event. You look forward to achieving more and even better quality triumphs.

I have to share with you that i’m very happy with how i’m doing so far when it comes to posting one article per day, and so far, it’s going really well. I want to thank the Lord for providing me with wisdom and inspiration each and every single day and for my family and friends for caring for and loving me, despite of me.

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