CAPACITY

  
As I stood in my kitchen today doing my regular chores I found my mind straying not to anything in particular and boom the word CAPACITY popped up deep within me. It’s a general word that we hear often and there’s nothing special about it. But as I began to think and ponder that word I started to learn from it. Everyone of us has a capacity. If you take a jar and pour into it the jar will only hold what it has the capacity to contain. 

So basically it’s not all about the amount you are willing to pour into a jar it’s about the amount the jar is built to hold. The amazing thing about humans that makes us different from just any regular jar is that we have the ability to increase our capacity to retain more at different times in our life. So whether it’s love, forgiveness, hope, faith, wealth etc we can’t let ourself be limited to a small capacity. We can determine in our heart that we will do what it takes to increase the capacity we can hold. Because the truth is what we can hold determines what we can give out to bless our world.

When you talk about capacity it’s not just from the dimension of retaining but also from the dimension of giving. If you pour into a pint and a gallon the quantity you get out won’t be the same. You get more product out of the gallon than the pint. In the same way if you pour into pint minded people and expect a gallon supply you will be frustrated because pint minded people will not give at a gallon level. They will pour into you what they have. You can’t give what you don’t have. 

Don’t get frustrated because you are not getting more from certain things or certain people check yourself, check your expectation and check their capacity. Expecting a gallon content from a pint minded person or situation is going to leave you frustrated. If you know you want to give at a gallon capacity you have to be ready to do what it takes to grow yourself from a pint minded person to a gallon minded person where you increase your capacity to hold and in turn you increase the content that you have to bless your world with.

Sometimes some people are giving you the best at the capacity they have but because you want more you forget to check their capacity. You can’t hold people to an unfair expectation that you have of them. Check the capacity and understand the capcity. Don’t frustrate yourself or others by making demands that is more than their capacity. Also if you are a gallon person who continue to pour into something or someone that only has a pint capacity you overwhelm them because they don’t understand why you continue to pour when clearly they can’t contain it anymore don’t waste your time pouring your content into people or things that can’t hold it. 

Don’t cast your pearls before swines. You can’t blame a pint minded person for not understanding you have so much content to pour and they can’t hold the content.It’s not their fault they don’t get it but it will be a waste of your precious time if you continue to pour into containers that are not built to hold your content. Knowing when to walk away or stop pouring is something we all have to learn at some point in our lives. By all means increase your capacity so that you can receive more and give more to your world. But also be wise to know that you can’t give people more than the capacity they are built to retain.

Don’t let pint minded people frustrate you with their pint size thinking. Get yourself surrounded by people who contain and give at your capacity because nothing frustrates more than having miss matched expectations of yourself and of people. Pint size people will only give pint size content don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking you can get more from them or they can hold more. Check the capacity before you pour! Check the capacity before you make a demand.

 Don’t limit yourself to a pint size person when you can grow and increase your capacity in terms of the love, forgiveness, knowledge, hope faith, joy, abundance that you can retain and give.

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CAPACITY

  
As I stood in my kitchen today doing my regular chores I found my mind straying not to anything in particular and boom the word CAPACITY popped up deep within me. It’s a general word that we hear often and there’s nothing special about it. But as I began to think and ponder that word I started to learn from it. Everyone of us has a capacity. If you take a jar and pour into it the jar will only hold what it has the capacity to contain. 

So basically it’s not all about the amount you are willing to pour into a jar it’s about the amount the jar is built to hold. The amazing thing about humans that makes us different from just any regular jar is that we have the ability to increase our capacity to retain more at different times in our life. So whether it’s love, forgiveness, hope, faith, wealth etc we can’t let ourself be limited to a small capacity. We can determine in our heart that we will do what it takes to increase the capacity we can hold. Because the truth is what we can hold determines what we can give out to bless our world.

When you talk about capacity it’s not just from the dimension of retaining but also from the dimension of giving. If you pour into a pint and a gallon the quantity you get out won’t be the same. You get more product out of the gallon than the pint. In the same way if you pour into pint minded people and expect a gallon supply you will be frustrated because pint minded people will not give at a gallon level. They will pour into you what they have. You can’t give what you don’t have. 

Don’t get frustrated because you are not getting more from certain things or certain people check yourself, check your expectation and check their capacity. Expecting a gallon content from a pint minded person or situation is going to leave you frustrated. If you know you want to give at a gallon capacity you have to be ready to do what it takes to grow yourself from a pint minded person to a gallon minded person where you increase your capacity to hold and in turn you increase the content that you have to bless your world with.

Sometimes some people are giving you the best at the capacity they have but because you want more you forget to check their capacity. You can’t hold people to an unfair expectation that you have of them. Check the capacity and understand the capcity. Don’t frustrate yourself or others by making demands that is more than their capacity. Also if you are a gallon person who continue to pour into something or someone that only has a pint capacity you overwhelm them because they don’t understand why you continue to pour when clearly they can’t contain it anymore don’t waste your time pouring your content into people or things that can’t hold it. 

Don’t cast your pearls before swines. You can’t blame a pint minded person for not understanding you have so much content to pour and they can’t hold the content.It’s not their fault they don’t get it but it will be a waste of your precious time if you continue to pour into containers that are not built to hold your content. Knowing when to walk away or stop pouring is something we all have to learn at some point in our lives. By all means increase your capacity so that you can receive more and give more to your world. But also be wise to know that you can’t give people more than the capacity they are built to retain.

Don’t let pint minded people frustrate you with their pint size thinking. Get yourself surrounded by people who contain and give at your capacity because nothing frustrates more than having miss matched expectations of yourself and of people. Pint size people will only give pint size content don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking you can get more from them or they can hold more. Check the capacity before you pour! Check the capacity before you make a demand.

 Don’t limit yourself to a pint size person when you can grow and increase your capacity in terms of the love, forgiveness, knowledge, hope faith, joy, abundance that you can retain and give.

CAPACITY

  
As I stood in my kitchen today doing my regular chores I found my mind straying not to anything in particular and boom the word CAPACITY popped up deep within me. It’s a general word that we hear often and there’s nothing special about it. But as I began to think and ponder that word I started to learn from it. Everyone of us has a capacity. If you take a jar and pour into it the jar will only hold what it has the capacity to contain. 

So basically it’s not all about the amount you are willing to pour into a jar it’s about the amount the jar is built to hold. The amazing thing about humans that makes us different from just any regular jar is that we have the ability to increase our capacity to retain more at different times in our life. So whether it’s love, forgiveness, hope, faith, wealth etc we can’t let ourself be limited to a small capacity. We can determine in our heart that we will do what it takes to increase the capacity we can hold. Because the truth is what we can hold determines what we can give out to bless our world.

When you talk about capacity it’s not just from the dimension of retaining but also from the dimension of giving. If you pour into a pint and a gallon the quantity you get out won’t be the same. You get more product out of the gallon than the pint. In the same way if you pour into pint minded people and expect a gallon supply you will be frustrated because pint minded people will not give at a gallon level. They will pour into you what they have. You can’t give what you don’t have. 

Don’t get frustrated because you are not getting more from certain things or certain people check yourself, check your expectation and check their capacity. Expecting a gallon content from a pint minded person or situation is going to leave you frustrated. If you know you want to give at a gallon capacity you have to be ready to do what it takes to grow yourself from a pint minded person to a gallon minded person where you increase your capacity to hold and in turn you increase the content that you have to bless your world with.

Sometimes some people are giving you the best at the capacity they have but because you want more you forget to check their capacity. You can’t hold people to an unfair expectation that you have of them. Check the capacity and understand the capcity. Don’t frustrate yourself or others by making demands that is more than their capacity. Also if you are a gallon person who continue to pour into something or someone that only has a pint capacity you overwhelm them because they don’t understand why you continue to pour when clearly they can’t contain it anymore don’t waste your time pouring your content into people or things that can’t hold it. 

Don’t cast your pearls before swines. You can’t blame a pint minded person for not understanding you have so much content to pour and they can’t hold the content.It’s not their fault they don’t get it but it will be a waste of your precious time if you continue to pour into containers that are not built to hold your content. Knowing when to walk away or stop pouring is something we all have to learn at some point in our lives. By all means increase your capacity so that you can receive more and give more to your world. But also be wise to know that you can’t give people more than the capacity they are built to retain.

Don’t let pint minded people frustrate you with their pint size thinking. Get yourself surrounded by people who contain and give at your capacity because nothing frustrates more than having miss matched expectations of yourself and of people. Pint size people will only give pint size content don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking you can get more from them or they can hold more. Check the capacity before you pour! Check the capacity before you make a demand.

 Don’t limit yourself to a pint size person when you can grow and increase your capacity in terms of the love, forgiveness, knowledge, hope faith, joy, abundance that you can retain and give.

2016 Mantra

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If you are like me you are sitting back at this point reflecting and counting your blessings to see how far you came in 2016. I don’t even have enough vocabulary to put in words what 2016 has been and all it has taught me. But i’ll just say it this way  IT’S BEEN REAL.

Today is officially the last Friday and the last work day of 2016 atleast for those who are on the 9-5 type job. Even though this year my thinking has somewhat shifted and i’m asking myself more is there any such thing as 9-5 anymore i think we have more “when i wake till i stop” kinda clock. But as i sit back and reflect on the year I’ve had i can only be thankful.

My personal mantra this year with every thing that has been thrown my way is that “God never ends a story without bringing back the glory”. This i have found to be true even as i struggled to accept some certain experiences that i would have wanted a different outcome for.

If your heart is heavy as we round off 2016 i pray you find the courage to look inwards and still know that there is still something to be thankful for.I pray you can gather the mustard seed faith to believe for more as you journey on in life. I have learnt that we may never have all of our prayers answered within a time-frame of any particular calendar year but that shouldn’t cloud our hopes that things will get better and our lives is on to something good.

In every aspect of our lives we are where we are for a reason and sometimes those reasons are as simple as we failing to move forward with our dreams.So if you are not moving forward before you play the blame game asking questions that isn’t beneficial to you in anyway you may want to ask yourself point blank “WHO IS RESPONSIBLE” for me not moving forward. The quality of the questions we ask ourselves will determine the actions we take and the results we get. So sometimes it’s not others standing in our way and its not God not answering our prayers it just us not facing the truth about ourselves.So as we close out 2016 it’s time to sit with ourselves and ask quality questions that inspire us to be better people in 2017.

For me in 2016 i am thankful for every high, low, reconnect, disconnect, happy, sad, answered prayers, silent moment and everything in-between. What doesn’t break us make us stronger and that’s the truth. And my mantra really came true for me God never ends a story without bringing back the glory.

I hope to do better in 2017 with blogging more because this year i know i haven’t been in this space much. But from next year there is a schedule in place.

Here is to closing 2016 out with a bang and wishing that 2017 we are better people for God first, then ourselves and then for all of the lives attached to our existence.

Stay winning!

 

 

 

 

You are enough for your purpose

  
We all play different roles in this life. And so often we define ourselves by what we do, what our relationship status is and what we have in our bank account. When people ask to meet us we want to give our name and quickly add what we do so they don’t think we are irrelevant or beneath them in any way.

We all want to feel relevant and we will revel in titles even if the duties of those titles make us feel inadequate because we don’t think we are doing well at service delivery. We wear our roles like scarlet letters so everyone can read it and rate us successful.
I’m not against titles and I’m not against giving a grand introduction of yourself if you need to. But you can’t let your identity be tied down to a set of activities and  you lose the meaning in your existence everytime life threatens to rip you off your title. 
I want you to ask yourself who you are apart from what you do, where you live, who you are related to and how many followers you have on Instagram. As I’ve grown older I have come to see the fickleness in titles and the roller coaster our lives may take in a split second. I know what it is to be sure of your standing and what you have and also how all these fancy things can leave and you are left depleted and confused about why you are here and if you are ever enough.
I’ve walked the hard long and lonely road of inadequacy where you stand in front of the mirror and wonder if you are ever enough to be you. I’ve battled voices in my head in the dark moments of life that replay all of my failures and remind me that I will amount to nothing and I will never be enough for my destiny.
To be enough means to know that you are sufficient for your PURPOSE. This has nothing to do with your relationship status or your bank account figures or the likes you get on Instagram or the number of favourites or retweets. 

Being ENOUGH has to do with you coming to an acknowledgement that your have been equipped to deliver your destiny.Being enough is knowing that you are not defined by your failure or by your success but you are defined by the word of God that makes you realise on a daily basis that before you came on scene to take on all this responsibilities you were already prepackaged with everything that you needed to succeed at your destiny.

So before you go on thinking that if you don’t introduce yourself as Mrs XYZ the daughter of Jo Blog business tycoon the embers of history will not echo your name. Or you feel inadequate because you think you don’t have so many things that “qualifies people as being enough” I need you to think again…….. Jer 1:5 says before you were born I knew you and I ordained you. God already prepacked you for success so don’t second guess your significance. Tell the voices that hold their AGM in your head to take a sit because beyond all the things the world labels you as and all that they question you for and all that you put yourself down for I need you to know that you are enough. You are adequate and there is no one like you in this generation.

Yes there will be lonely days and dark nights where your fears will speak louder than your faith and your questions will speak greater than the solution that you are. But be confident and fight the good fight of faith and speak life over yourself reminding yourself that you are a whole lot of things but the fact that you are enough trumps all the other things
Never feel inadequate you are sufficient for your purpose.

What are you doing?

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First let me start by greeting my beautiful readers and lovely followers a HAPPY NEW YEAR. It’s been a minute on here but pardon me life has been really busy and its been filled with all numerous and wonderful lessons already. Lets face it life never stops for us to catch our breath we just have to be ready and prepared for all that we are thrown.

While I started preparing for 2016 I knew one of the things I didn’t want was for this year to be the same like other years gone by and one of the questions I daily ask myself is the question that I have made the title of this blog post…What are you doing?

It’s amazing how everyone wants a change in their life but they don’t want to change the way they play the game. What do they say about doing the same thing and expecting a different result errr…errmmm………… that is the  fist rule of madness.

If you want a different result ask yourself the right questions and go after the things that move you closer to your goals. It’s not about piling up your day with activities and having umpteenth to-do-list and your life looks so busy but there’s nothing extraordinary happening.

Don’t just junk your life up with activities that fill your time but think deeply about what you want to achieve and how you intend to achieve them and what significance achieving those results will mean to you and your life purpose. From this trail of thoughts you can plan your day, week, and month and this will generally flow into your year.

You want a change then create the change. Some famous word of wisdom says “if you don’t like where you are move from there you are not a tree”. Don’t wait around for somebody to come and fix your life for you. Everything you need to be effective and successful is already deposited inside of you by the Maker who formed you. So search within you for the answers and pray for guidance.

Let this year be that year you are intentional with your life. Dont let people take their picture and crop you into it. You don’t have time for people and things that are not adding any value to you. Create your own picture and write your own story.

If returning to school is your ultimate goal for this year then let this be the year you ask yourself what are you doing about getting into college and start making the necessary step to get yourself back to school. Find the right college, the right course and apply. Don’t just sit down with wishful thinking and daydreaming about graduation when you are not even doing anything in reality to get yourself on track.

Whatever it is you want to do you are capable of achieving it as long as you set your mind to it. Its okay to dream about a good future but make sure you wake up and put the necessary work into getting that life you claim you deserve.

You will make it as long as you are willing and ready to put the work in.

Don’t quit on yourself you are made for more

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THANKFUL

  
We started out not knowing where we will end or all we will face. We were just clad with #faith in our heart #hope for the best and #love that conquers all. There were times we didn’t think we’ll make it but God.🙏🏽 There were times we felt we were at our end but it happened it was the end for a new beginning. With 12 chapters and 365 pages we wrote the best stories we could have on a daily basis and it’s safe to say the story of our lives in the book 2015 is EPIC not perfect though😉 

Even though we tasted pain and had a face off with disappointment I can tell you we also hugged closely to our hearts VICTORIES. For prayers answered we say THANK YOU LORD 🙏🏽 For unanswered prayers and situations that didn’t change we say we will continue to GO HARD IN FAITH AND KEEP HOPE ALIVE 👊🏾✌🏽️

For opened doors, divine interventions and opportunities that took us higher and made us better we are ETERNALLY GRATEFUL 🙏🏽💃🏽We will forever be grateful also for the closed doors and people that left us because we are more confident now that our future isn’t tied to people that walked away or locked behind divinely closed doors.

 We are eternally grateful for family 💗💃🏽that double up as friends and friends 👯 who have become family. May we go hard in FAITH in 2016 and May we write the most EPIC STORY of our life yet! Get ready for Book 2016 chapter 1-12 pages 1-366. We will WIN with GOD on our side.

 To all the Kings 👑and Queens👑 in my world I LOVE YOU continue to watch the throne and no matter what don’t let your crown fall. 💗💗💗🙏🏽🙏🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

It’s been real but I remain THANKFUL!