Do not try to be someone else, be you.

We can be anything we want to be, but we cannot be anyone we want to be. You can be a scientist, a actor; a dancer; a business person; a writer; an artist, an astronaut; a president; sports star, but you have no choice but to be yourself.

Rather, you have no other wise choice than to be yourself. You can try to be someone you are not; plenty of people try, but they all ultimately fail. Sometimes the hardest challenge is being yourself in a world where people are trying to make you someone else. Be you. It is much easier than trying to be someone who you are not.

The people with whom you surround yourself are extremely important. Do not hang around cannot-do-it, not-going-to-happen, “that dream is too big for you” people. They say, “Yes, God promised it to you, but do you see how big the opposition is? You think you can get well and you think you can get out of debt. I do not see how.”

Do yourself a favour and find some different people. Find Peter. Find Samuel, people who share your common interests. Find people who will fan your flame, not people who will throw water on your flame. Find people who will put their faith with yours and say, “If you believe, count me in. I’m believing with you.” Your life can change in a moment.

Do not let anyone put limitations on you with what He has promised to you. He is sending the answer to your prayer. He is faithful. That barrier in front of you is about to become the bridge that brings you over. Pray for those who are at the mercy of negative thoughts.

May you recognize that your thoughts have incredible power and stop letting them dictate your attitude and your day. Choose to push your thoughts around so that you can see all the good that He has placed in your life. Life is a marathon and not a sprint!

Some people will achieve great things very quickly. Good for them. For you, this may not be the case, and you will need more time to realize your potential and your most ambitious goals.

You just have to be yourself and learn to be patient. Life is a marathon and you do not have to compare yourself to others. Everyone progresses at their own pace and at the end, those who have shown the greatest resilience and willpower are rewarded.

You must continue to move forward every day by giving the best of yourself and you will see that great things await you at one time or another during this great journey that is life.

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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.

Yours Truly
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane