The Things You Know Can Radically Change Your Life

YOU KNOW

radically change your life

You know you have potentials
But You are not doing enough to develop them.
What is the use of a vibrant energy,
That remains largely buried and untapped?

You know the future is bright
But you keep living in the past!
How can you ever enjoy the future,
If you don’t ever leave the past behind?

You know your life could be better
But you hesitate to do what it takes to improve on it.
Why are you waiting and delaying?
The room for improvement is never filled up!

You know you are not so perfect!
But you fail to work on your obvious weaknesses!
Can a dirty china become clean,
If it has not been washed at all?

You know you don’t like to be criticized
But you never cease from criticizing others.
What makes you think you would be likable,
When your words ache like pain?

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You know you like being appreciated
But you think others don’t deserve the same.
Don’t you think if you want appreciation to come round,
You ought to start giving it first to others?

You know you ought to make more progress in life
But you fear to take the necessary steps forward.
How can you get to where you want to be
If you don’t dare to leave where you are?

You know you crave for love and forgiveness
But you yourself are never generous with such.
How can you be so very surprised, that
You don’t get often loved and forgiven by others as you want?

You know you want respect and admiration from others
But you are less concerned about your self-respect
Why then are you so bothered that you don’t get so respected,
As much as you think you deserve?

You know how good it feels to be warmly welcomed
But you don’t always spread your hands to welcome others
Yet you wonder why people don’t always warm up to you
Like the insect to the nectar in a scenting flower.

You know you are not without blemish
But you are always quick to cast the stone on others
Why don’t you treat other people with grace,
As you want to be treated?

You know Rome was not built in a day
But you cry and worry over every little slip.
With your heart filled with so much worry,
How can you enjoy a deep sleep at night?

How can you get to where you want to be
If you don’t dare to leave where you are?

You know you shouldn’t go to bed with the roof on fire.
But you pretend it’s just a little flick of flame.
Why then do you wonder and cry aloud,
When all you have is burnt to ashes?

You know every seed produces after its own kind.
But somehow you sow corn and expect a harvest of yam.
Who would be ever so disappointed,
As much as someone like that would be?

You know you should say ‘I am sorry’ sometimes
But your pride keeps you from saying so.
Doesn’t it matter to you that your friends and family are hurt,
When you fail to say “I am sorry, please forgive me”?

You know it’s good for you to give generously.
But you hoard the things you ought to share with others.
Have you forgotten the Master’s golden rule?
“Give and it shall be given unto you.”

You know you should give thanks in all things.
But you complain that all things are not okay
Are you now wiser than the Master,
Who said in his Word “give thanks in all things”?

 

 

P.S. Adapted from WE KNOW, the very first post published on this blog. It has been one year since this blog was started.

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7 thoughts on “The Things You Know Can Radically Change Your Life

  1. So EMPOWERING March 3, 2016 / 9:37 am

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Hmm! Good stuff. The things we know yet we don’t do…amazingly interesting to know we don’t actually do them. Thanks Victor for sharing this.

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  2. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus March 6, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Yes there are false accusers but I believe Victor that standing up for God’s Truth is more important than being liked and popular in a worldly way. As Jesus tells us and those who have followed and who follow Jesus now can confirm too, when we do follow Him, we will be hated and could even be Martyred as some are already today and more will be now we are in the end times as we see in the Scriptures and in those below too.

    As we judge others so are we judging ourselves but this is when judging in the flesh critically or judging others Eternal Destiny, only God knows there hearts, they may repent on their deathbeds or before.

    Yes God tells us to Rebuke Sin, Correct error and Warn of danger but with His Truth not with worldly understanding but you can be sure it will not always be appreciated but to be perfected in Love it is needed.

    2 Timothy 3:1-17……

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to Parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the Truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.

    But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer Persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD and is profitable for doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for instruction in Righteousness: That the Man/Woman of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (KJV)

    “Christ”ian Love Always – Anne

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    • Victor Uyanwanne March 6, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you Anne for pointing that out. It is good to stand up for the truth, whether we are appreciated or not – especially when we do it in love.

      Even if the world hates us, we know our father in heaven is pleased. Regards.

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