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Long story short, dude made him an offer, Naboth said ‘not interested’ and politely asked the King to bounce!

Meanwhile in the palace, after two hours soaking in the bathtub with goat milk and herbs from Egypt, Queen Jezebel’s scent was delicious. Her hair was perfect. The maid servant whispered a prayer for strength for what was coming next. She picked up the corset and started the process of transforming Queen Jezebel’s waist from 38” to 28”. After much screaming and yelling, the queen miraculously entered her favorite blue dress. She was ready for her weekly date with her man.

Ahab sat on the floor with his crown placed on the royal throne. He requested a funeral song from the harp player as he sat there pulling his beard. Once she saw Him, Jezebel knew the date night would not happen.

She had seen this side of him before; his depression could last days! Hell hath no fury like a Jezebel whose date has bounced after two hours in tub of goat milk. “You are the king! Stop acting like a mouse, be a man! I’ll show you how it’s done!”

Mr Ahab nice guy, the diplomat who had asked nicely and even offered to pay for the vineyard allowed Jezebel to forge a letter, get Naboth killed and soon, he owned the vineyard. On the day Ahab went to see his new vineyard, God’s judgement came swiftly to the whole family. Even before he could enjoy the grapes.

Do you have something that you want really badly?

 Be picky about who you open your heart to and share your longings.

 Especially when getting out of our comfort zone and taking a risk, doing something unfamiliar. There is someone who will open your eyes to other options and challenge you to push past obstacles while keeping you accountable to your values and God’s values.

 It’s better to hold on to an unfulfilled longing than suffer from following someone’s idea which brings out the worst in you making you do something stupid.

Ahab needed someone to tell him, “Dude, you’re the King! Plant your own vineyard or look for another one to buy.” Yes, Ahab is responsible for his choices but his wife was not much help.

Check out the story in I Kings 21.

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100% Success

Whether made on New Year or a random day like today – resolutions are important because the only way to move ahead in life is to set and achieve goals. Its March! Let’s see how well I’m doing on my resolutions.

So far, I am successfully keeping one out of my two New Year resolutions, 50% success rate!

Really, some advice – don’t have a list of 20 resolutions, be kind to yourself!

I’m really struggling on one resolution and doing great on the other. I’ve been thinking about it and I realise my winning resolution has two things going for it;

Not motivated by guilt

This goal was not set through the gritting of my teeth; I must! I must! I should! This just doesn’t work and nothing gets off the ground.  Why is guilt so terrible? Negative vibes take away the energy that you so desperately need to fuel your forward motion.

Look at how God does it – God demonstrated His love through His son and invites us to follow Him – Love not guilt. It is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance.

Why do you want to make more money – are you jealous of someone or do you have actual goals?

Why stop looking at porn? Is it to stop feeling guilty or do you want to please God and feel better about yourself?

Why loose weight? Is it because someone teased you or to walk easily and be healthy?

Forget about the guilt – focus on the reward for succeeding.

Choosing to take the stairs

Where I have a step by step plan, things are really moving. In my stagnant resolution, I just dreamed up a goal and waited for an elevator to ‘somehow’ get me there, I’m still on the ground floor.

Right motivation and a Plan – that’s the fuel baby!

Join me – Let’s not wait for December to feel guilty about unkept resolutions. If it has no motivation or clear plan, then its a wish.We can work to turn our wishes to goals and resolutions. 

We can achieve 100% success rate this year.

Did I hear you say yeah?