Few Things You Need To Know About Pastor Joel Osteen; His Life And Ministry.

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Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American Pastor, Televangelist, and Author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen’s televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries.
Joel Osteen was born into a nuclear family of eight (8) in Houston. His Father, a former Southern Baptist Pastor, founded Lakewood Church (of Which Osteen is the Current Pastor) behind an old feed Store. Osteen Attended Humble High School, a public high School in the City of Humble, Texas, graduated in 1981 and furthered his education at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied radio and television communications, but for some reason unknown to the public, he never graduated; a degree wasn’t given from a divinity School. He returned to houston in 1982 and founded Lakewood’s Television Program, where he produced his father’s televised sermons for 17 years until January 1999, when his father kicked the bucket (died) unexpectedly from Myocardial infarction (heart attack).

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He was encouraged by his father to preach for many years but his quest to work behind the scenes, he declined until January 17, 1999 when he accepted his father’s proposal/counsel and preached his first sermon. Two (2) weeks after his father’s death, he began preaching regularly and was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Lakewood church later that year – October 3, 1999. Since then, Church attendance grew from 5,000 to 43,000.
Lakewood Church later acquired the NBA Houston Rockets’ former home, Compaq Center in 2003 which was renovated at the cost of $105 million. The renovations took over 15 months to complete, and included the addition of five stories to add more capacity. Lakewood’s 2005 grand opening was attended by an estimated 56,000 people, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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Lakewood Church services are seen in over 100 countries. Osteen was selected by Barbara Walters as one of her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006. Former presidential candidate John McCain described Osteen as his favorite inspirational author. The Osteen family attended Easter breakfast hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in 2010.

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I Survived Food Poisoning And Nearly Gave Up On Everything. Business Coach and Founder of IAES Africa, Caroline Esinam Adzogble Shares!!

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Caroline Esinam Adzogble is a profound Entrepreneur, Educationist, Business Coach, Diversity maverick, an advocate for women and girls in technology and the founder of IAES Africa, Potters International College, Admission in 30 Minutes, Everyday Travels and Tours, Caroline Technology Solutions, President of Caroline University and the Mercy Heart Foundation.
Madam Caroline recently revealed some shocking challenges she faced on her Journey to be Successful. I pray and hope this Story inspires/motivates You. Regardless of the Problems/Challenges you encounter on your path, make sure you don’t quit. Remember, “So long as there’s Life, There’s Hope”. You will Succeed if You Dont Quit.
This is what she posted on her Instagram Page.
“My crime in 2019 was that I surrounded myself with people who didn’t want me to be who God says I needed to be. I met my previous chef the other day and he told me ‘Caroline I happened to be in a meeting where they plotted, I knew everything that was going to happen, I didn’t tell you about it because I wanted you to go through it’ then I asked him *who’s call was it to decide what I had to go through* This was because I was a happy little girl😂. I nearly gave up on everything. I nearly killed myself but anytime I tried someone walked in on me. I survived food poisoning. I escaped car chases. I have overstepped all the traps set for me. But the Gag is, God showed up and showed out as always. I cannot actually count my blessings. Maybe I should produce a documentary about my 2019. This is to say I MADE IT. I SURVIVED IT. I actually still can’t believe that I did. I look into the future with a lot of hope. God is good. Help me thank him. Trust me when I say We aren’t ready for 2020.”

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5 Things To Do To Stay Out Comfort Zones!

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What are the things you need to do to stay out your comfort zone? Do you feel stacked in your own body? Have you been experiencing the feeling of inferiority? Well, I think, comfort zones maybe nice places but they are waste lands where nothing grows. Oh yes! Get out. Go out there and do what you detest doing. Below are few things that I know, will help you get out from your comfort zone and be the best you. Enjoy Reading!!

1: Face Your Fears: So what exactly do we mean by the word “Fear”? Well, I think “Fear” as we all know is “False Evidence Appearing Real”. So then, why must one give in to fear when there is so much to live for; I mean the unachieved dreams and the untapped potentials stacked within? One of the ways by which one can get out his/her comfort zone is by facing their fears. So you ask, how? Apparently, many people all around the world, tend to act on fear, overlooking the fact that, acting on fear makes your fears come true but acting on faith and the zeal to succeed, makes your dreams come true. Regardless of your status/position at work or even at home; you need to stand up for yourself. Be it, public speaking etc. Take control of your destiny. The fear of the unknown makes life much stressful. Don’t let it serve as a destructive tool, to get you off your path of success. Don’t let it be a setback. Chase fear into a room and be fear’s friend. Go out your comfort zone; do the things you have difficulties doing. Being indolent, will only render you poor. Remember if you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost.

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2: Set Small Achievable Goals: Ever heard of the old adage that goes like “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step” Oh yes, it does! No idea is too little as you might think sometimes. Regardless of how small you see it, just work on it and I assure you, it will become something you least expected. Remember, you don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great. Get uncomfortable with yourself and reach out for more. There is always a lot more to learn/achieve. Refuse to stay small.

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3: Change your comfort to discomfort: By changing your comfort to discomfort, I mean, doing the things that makes you uncomfortable. You need to forget about whatever people say about you. The perception people have about you, doesn’t define you. It is what you perceive about yourself that works. It is how you see yourself that determines how you will fight the giants in your life. Don’t pay heed to their negative comments about your life. You own your happiness. Choose to stay positive-minded every day regardless of the circumstances at hand and the situation you find yourself in.

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4: Envisage the person you want to be: How do you view yourself now? What about in the next 5years? What do you want to do in future? Some people tend to under-estimate themselves because they failed to visualize who they want to become in life. You need to understand that, whatever work you set your eyes on, to be in life, requires hard work and determination. Be encouraged, see yourself doing it. You need to form a clear mental image of the person you want to become. Break out your comfort zone; there is absolutely nothing special in there. Remember, your memory improves when you imagine yourself doing something. If you aspire to be a Doctor, visualize yourself doing it and work towards it. Fight towards your set goals.
5: Becoming more Persistent: Once you have come out of your self-defeating comfort zone, you still have the mission of staying out of it. You have to be persistent in doing the things you feel so uncomfortable doing, to help achieve your Goals/Objectives in life. You have what it takes. You only need to avail yourself. Strive for success. You can’t be successful whiles living in your comfort zone. Come out of it and make your world a wonderful one. You can. You Will. Make it happen. Be a Comfort killer.
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When All Hope Is Lost!

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Who do you call a Friend? Who do you call unto, when all hell is breaking loose? Who responds to you when you call? Have you ever found yourself in a worst situation and the only thought that came in mind was Committing Suicide? Here, I have discovered some solutions to your problem. Enjoy Reading!!!

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Your purpose for living is not determined by your failures in life. We are all unique in our own special way. No one is exempted. We were all made to use the tear ducts given to us by our Maker; you have to go through PAIN to experience PROGRESS. Such is life. Life is a journey full of uncertainties and we are all bound to go through it. And yes, some were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and others, were to suffer to gain. Regardless of your background and whatsoever situation you are going through; bear in mind that, there will always be a light at the end of every tunnel. Quit self-doubt and strive hard to achieve greatness. There came a time in my life, that I thought it was all over but with Prayer, Hardwork and Determination, I was able to achieve greatness. Remember, people for that matter, will come at you with all sort of let downs, words of discouragement just because Success isn’t reflecting in the work that you do but pay no heed to what they say; it is not necessarily about them, it is about you. The Perception some people have about you, does not make you a loser, it is you that makes you a loser; it’s a Choice. Love what you do, it will surely pay off one day. Going through Challenges/Difficulties in life is a sure thing. Below are few solutions I discovered in my quest to be successful:

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1: Prayer – Prayer is and will always be the only means by which Humanity links up with Divinity. Without Prayer, our success is temporal. Whatever situation you find yourself in, just pray about it.
“Proverbs 10:22 – It is the blessings of the Lord that brings wealth, without painful toil for it”
Weeping and feeling all moody won’t solve the problems, it will make them worst. Therefore make Prayer your priority in every aspect of your life and you will see greatness happening all around you.
2: Be Optimistic – The only thing that keeps us going in life and wanting to do more is Hope. Never Lose Hope in anything you do. Being optimistic has saved lots of lives and restored lots of properties. Some people end up committing suicide when there is lack of hope. Some people lost their lives because they felt there was no need to live. And yes, it very painful to lose a loved one when all he/she did was pray and believe God for a miracle but sometimes we need to have the spirit to wait on God; I call that “Firm Faith”. Don’t give up and never give in, because you will surely make it. God’s time is the best.
Keep Praying and keep believing God for a miracle. You Can. Make it Happen.

What Life Presents to the Table!

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Going through Challenges and Difficulties in “Life” is an assurance and no one is exempted from it. Life is a Journey with one road connecting to the other; the narrow road (Wrong) and the one that leads to eternal life (Right). Have you ever, for once, asked yourself, the purpose for which you are here on earth? A Motivational Speaker and a Great Man of God, Dr. Myles Munroe said in one of his quotes that”The Greatest tragedy in Life is not death but a life without a Purpose”. Re-examination is the Key.

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So therefore, day in day out, each and every one of us, ought to re-examine ourselves and know what’s really going wrong in our lives and find solutions to it. Sometimes, the people we even claim to love so dearly are the ones wishing for our downfall. There’s nothing new under the sun, you know; it happens. You tend to give your all to a friend or even a relative, but all you get in return is HATRED. Remember, we are all going to use the tear ducts given to us by God; no one is exempted from it. Crying doesn’t solve our problems, it only worsens it. This piece was actually inspired by a pathetic movie I watched a week ago and this said movie, was very touching and I had no option than to write about it and to inspire the hopeless to keep on working hard in life. You see, “nothing good comes easily” says an old adage. Whatever you plan on achieving in life, comes along with regrets, obstacles, complications and Challenges; that I assure you! But you can only overcome these challenges, when you are focused and determined to get to your final destination. And bear in mind, those who were able to achieve and accomplish their mission/dreams in this life, were once nobody but all they had was just a “DREAM” and ways on how to achieve those dreams. They encountered so many obstacles on their way to be successful but they never gave up, they stood firm and decided to make it, regardless of the challenges they are bound to face in achieving those dreams. You see, whenever you encounter problems in your life, the only solution/option you have is God. Never rely on your strength, for all you have is Weaknesses. Nothing can be done in your life without the help of our Maker.

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“Life” is good.
“Life” is full of Uncertainties.
“Life has a way of knocking us down to the point where we can’t even pray for ourselves”.

Keep your head up. Don’t allow the perception of people drown out your inner voice. Keep working hard, rise up after every fall. Failure is never the end of your life. Give it a second try anytime you fail. Success is just a stone-throw from where you are. Go get it. You Can. You Will. Make it Happen.

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Have you ever, for once in your lifetime felt like the world’s biggest failure? Do you think you have nothing left inside of you? Regardless of who you think you are, there is something lurking. The reality is that, there is something you have to do; dreams to achieve and a purpose to live for. If you have ever felt this way, then I guess this message is for YOU. Enjoy Reading…!!!

 

Life as we all know, has got pathways, you either go the right way or the wrong way; it’s your choice. Life will always present us with new ways or strategies to help us achieve our goals/ambitions but, to what time can we wait for that? “Time” they say alters appearance. The fact that everything isn’t going the way we want it to go, doesn’t mean we are the world’s biggest failure. Some friends succeed whiles others fail; that’s just how far the world has come. The word “FAITH’ has been taken out, our Christian life and has been replaced with “Fear”. We have given in to what the world present to the table.

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Each and every individual on this earth works based on their TIMEZONE. People around you may be ahead of you but this shouldn’t be a big deal and never waste much time and energy thinking about why you are not making progress in everything you do; just remember, some friends you started with, might also be behind you. At least this should motivate you to keep moving in your chosen field. Failure is not death. For me, I think, failure is more or less a stepping stone to GREATNESS. When you fail, it’s an opportunity to get back up and excel in all your endeavors. Strive for success. Never allow the success of others bring you down. Get your spirit up and start moving. Remember there is time for everything. Make good use of your time. “Procrastination is a thief of time” as the adage goes.

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Quit Postponing, Start Working towards your set goals. Life is too short to waste it on some unnecessary stuffs, which is of no benefit to your life. You Can.. You Will.. Make it Happen!!!

All you need to know about the Advance Youth Group.

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The Advance Youth Group is a Non-Governmental Organization created by Grey Owusu Agyarko, a level 200 student of the University of Ghana, legon, studying Sociology and Information Studies. The Main purpose of the Organization is to Educate, Inspire and Empower the Youth to become what they are really purposed to be, because looking at the rate at which some youth of today go about life, and even their way of approaching certain issues that confront them, is very appalling. So this Initiative, is aimed at eradicating or rectifying some issues/challenges that come their way. Each and every individual has got his/her own flaws and this flaws makes us unique. Building a Happy and a Successful life entails a lot; it requires Self-Love, Self-Motivation, Hardwork and Determination. This Initiative seeks to provide resources to each and every individual who is willing to make a change in his/her life. It will also serve as a go-to-source for other NGO’s/Organizations.

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Our Objectives

1: To Educate the Youth on various pressing issues and matters such as “Health, Education etc.

2: To Empower the youth to come up with ideas and also establish their own business.

3: To Inspire the Youth to be responsible Men and Woman they are meant to be.

4: To Create a Platform for the voices of the poor and needy to be heard and taken into consideration.

5: To Give hope to the Hopeless.

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Mission

Our mission is to ensure the Youth are well educated on some hidden truth about what life really entails. Empowering the Youth is our primary goal and it’s also our aim to set the pace for other organizations to follow.

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Vision

A Global Organization that has positive impact on the youth.

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#AYG…It’s All About Change!

#AYG…Inspiring the Youth!!