OMG vs O.I.T

O.M.G, Oh My God, has become a popular saying, used primarily by teenager in texts and communication. However, the term has gained great popularity and is being used by older populations. O.M.G is an acronym to express surprise or disgust. Though it is a common statement, accepted by most, as a humorous and harmless, reciting this expression is wrong.

The truth is, you are calling upon the name of God for no specific reason. Why would you call upon God to express your like or dislike about a lipstick color. Oh My God that lipstick color is awful.

Let’s say this comment is used out of fear. Are you stating the term because you actually want the aid of God, or something that rolls from your lips out of habit? If it’s the latter, you should refrain from using the term.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Exodus 20:7 (KJV)

Think about it. How would you feel that if someone called your name 50 times a day for no reason? Is fire and brimstone going to rain from the sky if you continue to use the term? No. However, you are expressing respect to a higher power to abstain from the saying.

There is a term that shows respect and can assist you during good and bad times. You can recite the term as many times a day, if needed. The term is O.I.T, on, in, though. The term reflects God shines On you, In you and Through you.

On me, you are asking God to cast a covering of protection upon you. In me, He is working in your mind and heart, for you to make sound decisions and perform good behaviors. And through me, His blessings will go through you to others. You will be an example of God’s goodness.

When you are going to a new job and you are nervous you can recite: I will super-exceed the expectations of this job, because God shines O.I.T, on me, in me and through me.

If your finances are taking a beating, recite: My finances will super-exceed all expectations because God shines O.I.T.

You were granted an unexpected $1000.00 check. Thank you Lord for this gift. It was your blessings, because You shine O.I T.

 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24-26 (KJV)

Stop saying O.M.G to express your pain, strain and distain. Declare O. I. T, to pacify your pain, solve your strain and destroy your distain.

B.L.O.W BY

A fast runner blows by their opponents. A gust of wind can blow an object down the street. You can blow to your destiny and blow to your prosperity. As the spirit blows, so can you.

To blow means to move or run quickly; to be in motion. How do you blow to a better place? Use God’s B.L.O.W method, Believe, Listen, Obey, Wait. God wants you to breeze to your destination that He has prepared for you.

Believe God exists. Today, people don’t believe in God, at least not fully. They believe He may exist, but blame Him for all the horrific things that goes on in the world. They may believe in Him, but if a prayer goes unanswered, they are quick to give up on Him. And there are others who just don’t believe. Today, people believe more in themselves and their self-efforts and feel there is no need to believe in a Higher Power, because they are doing just fine. In the B. L.O.W method, the first step is abandoned because of unbelief. Believe in Him. Believe in His good works. Believe in His gifts, that He offers freely (love, grace, peace, joy, etc.) Believe that He has a good plan for our lives.

… Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 2 Chronicles 20:20 (KJV)

Listen to God. Listens means to pay attention in order to hear what is being said. To hear and understand that a message is important and serious. Distractions cause many not to hear the Word of God. There are so many other voices shouting in the mind, it is difficult to hear the correct voice. If God’s Word is heard, if it makes one feel uncomfortable, something that one does not want to do, or anything that is too difficult, the message is not perceived. The second step in the B.L.O W method is not heeded because it was not heard or disregarded. Learn to tune into the station WGOD, your life will be changed.

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. Proverbs 4:1 (KJV)

Obey. To do what is told of you; to follow commands, guidance or instructions. Stubbornness and rebellion pulsate in our society. Children are disobedient to parents. Employees are disobedient to employers. It appears no one wants to obey. Every man has their own plan. Stop disobeying the things that will make your life easier. Obey God’s plan. He has great expectations for your life.

 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11Amplified Bible (AMP)

 Wait. To remain in a constant state until whatever is hoped or expected comes to pass. Patience is the one of the most difficult stages to achieve. People are addicted to comfort. And they want, what they want, right now. The world has contributed to this behavior, with ATM, high speed internet, fast food and other quick fix items, to wait is a thing of the past. But, think about it. There is a season for everything. Would you mow grass with snow on the ground, put a roof on a house in the middle of a rainstorm, or plant spring flowers in the winter? No, you would wait for the proper season or time to accomplish those goals. We must remember some things in life might require to wait for a particular season. The truth is, being inpatient does not bring anything any faster. It only brings frustration and anger. Learn to wait for God. His timetable is not yours.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)

Use God’s B.L.O.W method and watch how fast you breeze to prosperity and more.

R.I.D.E DOWN

Are you on an R.I.D.E down? Do you feel like your life is a roller-coaster? Your life climbs slowly, reaches a peak and then spirals down to destruction, depression or despair? While others, like a gust of wind, blows from one good fortune to another.

The devil wants you to ride down. The devil wants you to be a passenger in his vehicle of no return. He will whisper his methods in your mind as often as needed. Whether you are a willing participant or performing this technique unaware, it is time to acknowledge your position and do something about it. The enemy’s technique is R.I D E. Reject, Ignorance Disobedience, and Encumber

Reject. To refuse to believe or accept God or any wise counsel. This is a common behavior. Many people don’t believe in God and His good works. Or, blames God for all the horrific things that may have occurred in their lives. Many people rely on themselves, friends, society or the government to make life decisions.  The opposite of reject is to accept. Listen to God’s direction in your life.

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. Proverbs 1:5 (KJV) 

Ignorance is the lack of knowledge about who you are, God exists and the Truth. There are so many lies and deceit in the world. It is difficult to decipher the truth from reality. Many people lack the fortitude to find out. It is easier to allow Facebook, Twitter or the media to become your sole knowledge base. The opposite of ignorance is knowledge. Know the truth, it will set you free. Read the Bible. Study the Word.

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 (KJV)

 Disobedience-Refusing to obey; not taking heed to laws, instructions, commands or guidance. In this case, disobedient to God’s Word and Wisdom. No one wants to obey God, because man thinks they have a better plan. Obey God and prosperity follows.

 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1:19 (KJV)

Encumber. To make heavy. To carry something heavy. The devil will constantly remind you of your shortcomings. He wants you to live in guilt, condemnation and shame. He wants your heart to be heavy. Suicide, depression and despair is on the rise. Have you checked out the news lately? Encourage yourself with prayer. Find rest in God and in His Word.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:29-30 (KJV)

If you read the post B.L.O.W (Believe, Listen Obey Wait) By, you will notice the devil’s method is the complete opposite of God’s method. Satan wants you to believe you can do all things alone. He wants you to turn from God and get in his vehicle and ride.

Now, that you know about the R.I.D.E, what are you going to do about it? Ride on or Blow by?

Balance, Moderation and Budgets

What do you need more of? If someone asked you that question, what would be your response? The list could be endless. I would like to narrow the list and identify that time and money would be in the top twenty. These items appear to be the top priorities on the minds of many. People with money, need more time. People with time, need more money. The elderly or sick need more time. The people with lack need more money. There are many scenarios, but time and money are involved in some type of capacity. The question is, what you are doing with the time and money you have right now. Are you having good success with the time and money you have available?

If you are born into a wealthy family with the silver spoon hanging from your mouth, you have more money to begin with. And, maybe you have people to perform many tasks and chores, for you, freeing up time in your day. I am addressing the average person who works full time and maybe living from paycheck to paycheck with many items on their daily to-do list.

Balance is staying in the middle, not to sway to the left or right. Centered. Staying balanced should be taught. Have a wiliness to do and the self-discipline to keep doing it. Moderation is to avoid extreme behaviors; to observe reasonable limits. A budget is a plan to determine how much of a specific item is allocated based how much of that item is available.

Society is unbalanced always swaying too far to left or right, whatever the trend is, at any given time that is the way society leans. We live in a time of excess, which is the opposite of moderation. And, the world teaches always to have more than usual or necessary. If you own a car, a luxury car is desired. If you own a home, a bigger home is better. If you have one credit card, more credits are sought. More people are not making or keeping a budget. The reasons may vary. They may not have been taught to keep one or feel budgets are useless and a waste of time.

Are you in the middle or at the extreme ends of life’s spectrum? Are you doing too little or doing too much in areas in your life? Does it appear as soon as money comes in it flies out without you knowing where it went?

If you are tired of seeing other people reach their goals in a timely matter and purchasing items you dream of. It’s time to receive some basic tips on balance, moderation and budgets, specifically on time and money. Two items that should be budgeted to enrich your life. You don’t need to do it alone, let God to be your guide.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5King James Version (KJV)

Balance and Moderation on Time Management

Time is an important commodity. Older individuals realize much time has passed, silently desiring more time. While the younger generation believes they have all the time in the world.

You cannot go back in time. You cannot make up for lost time. My advice is to make the present time count for something because the future is not guaranteed.

Do you budget your time, like your money. Or, do you live minute to minute, day to day with the regards to how your time is spent. It does not matter if you are 18, 28, 48 or 88, spend time wisely.

Do you budget your time?  Budgets reflect balance, the ability to stay centered when spending your time is concerned. To be able to acknowledge limits, deficits and surpluses and adjust accordingly. To maintain a healthy time budget is to avoid extreme behaviors, not to spend too much time or spend too little in areas of your life. That’s moderation.

I understand, the majority of people spend many hours of their day with either going to work or school time. What about the rest of your time?

You may hear or even say two statements;

  • I’m so busy
  • I don’t have the time

Many can testify and prove that those statements are true. If you are juggling employment, participating in an exercise regimen, going to school part time, performing household chores, running errands, fulfilling family time and stealing a little bit of “me”. There is probably isn’t much time left.

However, if you fall into the category of going to work, and having a lot of “me” time, and you barely cook, perform little to no housekeeping, attend no classes and your spouse and children are left to fend for themselves. This post is for you.

Statements often made are:

  • I’m so tired
  • I’m sleepy
  • I need a nap
  • I need my rest

These people are the ones who take off unnecessary days at work or come to work dragging and unhappy, but miraculously have a second wind close to clock out time and hurriedly go home to do nothing.

Time should be budgeted. We spend time on the things we must get done, working, traveling to and from work. But, you better believe we make time for the things we want to do. Texting, Facebook, television shows, movies, friends or any other fun activity.

For obvious reasons, time should be budgeted because things get neglected, for example:

  • Aging parents, or other loved ones may want a phone call, a quick visit, something to let them know you love them.
  • Spouses need attention. Don’t be fooled. Spend time with your husband or wife.
  • Too many children are not nurtured at home. So they go elsewhere to get what they think they need. And, the places they end up, may not always be positive.
  • Education should always be sought. Don’t allow opportunities to come your way and you’re unprepared.
  • Self-awareness is the knowledge of your personality or character. Do you know yourself?
  • Health should be addressed. There are too may illness, disease and disorders that can be avoided with good health habits.
  • God. I purposely left God last, not because He is least. But, He can assist you with all of the above issues. He is the key to your success.

Remember, anything you do not water, feed or nurture will eventually die. Not necessarily a physical death, but a cease from functioning to end in failure or to become indifferent.

Here are some tips on managing your time more effectively. No one knows your schedule better than you. The obvious tip is asking God for help. We are living in a “me” society and a world of selfishness. It is difficult to take your eyes off yourself and focus on God and His counsel. You must have a strong will to have good time management. You must be obedient to wise counsel. If you do not have at least these qualities. You run a high risk of failing because the strong will of procrastination, laziness and distractions will be activated. With God, you can fight these unhealthy spirits.

When developing any new skills or healthy behaviors, it may come a time when you must isolate yourself from people who are not encouraging you on your quest. If you have previously associated yourself with individuals who waste time or lack time management skills, it may be time to part company. It may not be forever, only until you get stronger.

Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders (non-believers), make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious]. Colossians 4:5Amplified Bible (AMP)

You may not have control of all the hours of your day, but make good on the things you can control. Become an early riser. Instead of sleeping to the very last minute, wake up early and spend time on things that matter. Maybe call your parents/loved in the morning. Take an early exercise class for your health.

If you are a night owl. Instead of binge watching television series or playing video games, spend time with your spouse, do something special. Have date nights. Do something your spouse enjoys. As far as education, spend late hours doing online college courses. For health, locate a gym that is open 24 hours a day or have late hours.

Traveling back and forth to work is an excellent t time for self-awareness. Listen to audio books, spiritual guidance CD, the Bible on tape. Also, this time can be allocated for calling parents and loved ones.

Time can be spent with children while you are cooking. Have them sit in the kitchen, while you prepare meals. Have them assist you in preparing the meals. This is a wonderful time to teach them cooking skills as well as catch up on what is going on in their lives. Also, maybe take one day out of the week for meal prep. When you come home from work, it may be a matter of just heating up a meal instead starting from the scratch. Make sure you incorporate your children or maybe your spouse with meal prep. Preparing meals in advance, gives you control with healthy eating habits.  Having your premade nutritional lunches and healthy snacks can help you to avoid the vending machines or high caloric; high fat; fast food meals.

On your lunch break eat, of course, but attempt to incorporate some the items listed above.

Spend time with God early in the morning, late at night, coming and going to work, on your lunch break, all throughout the day.

Time is more precious than money. You can lose money and get it back. Once time is lost, it is gone. Spend your time wisely.

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17King James Version (KJV)