HOPE

When you have nothing, everything is possible! I heard somebody said before that we need to focus on where are moving to , not from where we are moving from! We sometimes get stuck on our present situation that we lose hope of what the future holds.

We have seen great men come from nothing and become something not because they were better but because they never lose hope.

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Hope is a life saver. When a lot of people quit, hope tells us to persevere.

When we are getting tired from working so hard and seeing no promotion – hope tells us that our day will come!

I remember when we planted the church in Greenhills and we were so scared that nobody will show up in our services. We rented a 600 hall and by faith offered two Sunday services. That means we needed at least 300 people to show up for the two time slots we were offering.

Guess what… we had 300 people showing up all in all! We couldn’t even fill the hall we rented but thank God for hope. We were just a bunch of former campus missionaries who were called to plant a church in a very influential city and we would do whatever it takes to make it happen. I could remember Bojo, who stood by me all this years and is now our Kids church pastor and Sheryn who did her college OJT in our church who sacrificed a lot to take the church to the next level of growth.

What kept some young crazy bunch to persevere. HOPE. Hope that one day what we would do would impact our city.

Now after 7 years, we have seen close to 300 leaders doing small groups in our city. 800 volunteers who help us every month to run the church and pastor the city.

Never lose hope whatever field you are in. If you know God called you for that specific thing, believe that God will deliver. Just always be open to change and never lose hope!

 

Are you Ready for your Finest Moment?

“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.

– Winston Churchhill

5750827d819b7f00acb7307bb8e164adYou don’t know when it will come but what you need to do is prepare yourself for that moment of greatness!

Men, it is learning how to work hard, hustle, having a hungry spirit to take whatever you have now and take it to the next level. Many people fail to plan, thus they plan to fail.

Moments where greatness is ushered is rare. It is sad to see so many men pass that opportunity to do something bigger than themselves because they did not prepare.

Whether it is courting a girl but finding out she was looking for someone more prepared and matured…

or a business idea that have the probability of success but we are not prepared to grab it because we have no prior preparation….

or a chance to help an organization financially but we were not financially prepared to do so….

We can all have great intentions of living a great life but intent would only get as so far. There is a preparation needed on the road to greatness.

How is your preparation plan?

Discover Why

Let me share this powerful quote that makes me want to get up every morning!

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Are you living out God’s given dream for you? Are you living out the dangerous, great adventure God has for your life. The day you were born, God has already ordained a dream for you to fulfill. Do no lose that! Once discovered – put your effort into fulfilling your God-given dream and vision.

Once you start dragging yourself everyday – it’s time to pause and reflect – have I lost my why?

I was talking with a dear friend who was battling loneliness and depression because of work. He felt lost, empty and fruitless after all the hard labor and sacrifice he has done. When asked why he felt that way, he felt like he can’t stop working for the organization he is presently employed in.

But then I had to point him back decades before when he decided to enter his field of work. I asked him – Why did you enter that field of work? Was it because of the organization or the call of God in your life? Who was responsible for the call of God in your life – the organization (business, company, or church organization) or God?

He recalled how he knew God called him to do the work he is in now and somehow along the way – he forgot the WHY he was doing what he was doing and focused more on the organization rather than on the call of God. Now that the organization is experiencing death – he felt he can’t let go but in the process he was also losing the joy and the why he was doing his job in the first place.

After a few weeks, I get a message from my friend and he was thanking me because he realized how through the years of working he somewhat lost they WHY he was doing it. And gladly he is on his way back to living out the dream God has for him.

How about you? What is your WHY? Are you living out your purpose and God-given call in your life?

 

 

 

 

Love those Insecurities Away

Song of Solomon 1:5-6 New Living Translation (NLT)

5 I am dark but beautiful, O women of Jerusalem— dark as the tents of Kedar, dark as the curtains of Solomon’s tents. 6 Don’t stare at me because I am dark— the sun has darkened my skin. My brothers were angry with me; they forced me to care for their vineyards, so I couldn’t care for myself—my own vineyard.

The girl in the Song of Solomon had some insecurity issues because she was dark. She knew she was beautiful but she was dark because of hard labor working in the vineyards. She had no time to go to the parlor and beautify herself.

But if there was one thing we notice with the woman in this verse is that she was vulnerable to her man. She knew that she wasn’t beautiful according to the standards she was living in. But if there was something the man did in the book of Song of Songs is that he loved her insecurities away.

I talked about our wife is our standard of beauty in another blog and that was what the man did to his beloved. He loved her insecurities away. He found her beautiful and loved her in spite of what she feels. You see our standard of beauty is not what the world tells us is beautiful. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

I thank God for Thammie who loved me in spite of my insecurities. When I was young, I was teased for having thick eyebrows and no eyes. In high school, they call me the jukebox king because they said that all they need to do is drop a peso in my eye-slot and I would sing. I had no eyes that people thought my eyes were part of my eyebrow. The worst thing was only our Cadet Officer who was really old found my eye brows attractive. Everybody laughed at how I look.

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Then Thammie came along. She actually found my eyebrows hot! It was awesome! Somebody saw the potential of my eyebrows! In Tagalog – I call it my kilay look ( as supposed to killer look).

She loved my insecurities away. She in fact shampoos and conditions my eyebrows once in a while. Seriously, she went pass the physical and look at things that are far more important – character, integrity, faith and heart.

Looks are overrated. So next time your girlfriend, fiancee or wife feels insecure about something, love her insecurities away!

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Boldness

Acts 4:29-30 

29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 

A fearless and dangerous quote from the apostle Paul.

When you are doing something significant, you might receive grave threats, major haters and people whose main goal is to destroy your dream by discouraging you.

But here is the great news for the men of God. The Lord grants us boldness to continue speaking His word with all boldness. Not with a little boldness but ALL boldness.

Not only is their a spirit of boldness – but signs and wonders would accompany you because of your faith in Jesus. We would start to see and do things we thought of as impossible not because we are so strong but because the God we worship is supernatural.

Knowing who our God is gives us the boldness to live out his calling with undivided attention. No matter what happens. Whatever it takes. No matter what the cost.

That is the spirit of a dangerous man.

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Honored to be Nominated as the Most Influential Author of the Year

This week I was surprised to be tagged by friends who told me I was nominated. Nominated for what?

The thickest eyebrows of the year?

The Chinito of the year award?

A group called Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy, nominated me as one of the most influential author of the year for my book Rich for Life: Secrets of Those Who Stayed Rich for Life and How You Can be One, that has become a consistent best seller in Amazon Kindle and is on its 3rd printing.

The book was conceived because of our group, Premier Thought Leaders, had a desire to educate our country men on how to handle their finances and make it grow. When I published the book, I never thought it would spread and help thousands of people in their financial freedom journey.

I do hope you can visit the website and join in voting the people who has helped you in your financial journey. Click on the link to vote: CLICK HERE

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Here are some of the things people say about the book:

“If you are looking for solutions and ways to become rich, not just for a season but for the long haul, this is the book that you don’t want to miss.”

– Chinkee Tan, Wealth and Life Coach.

“There is a big difference between getting rich and being rich. Rich for Life is a book everyone needs to read because we should all be truly rich. Dennis Sy gives us a counter-cultural view of what being rich is. We do not only need to change our mindset, we also need to have a change of heart. Read this book and know that we are truly rich.”

– Randell Tiongson, best-selling author and Registered Financial Planner 

“The normal way of life is to chase money and riches like there’s no tomorrow. However, Rich for life bucks the trend and teaches us a new and different way of looking at money. This book is life changing and a ,ust read for everyone.”

– Marvin Germo, Stock Smarts

“Our world can really be all about money therefore many times life can boil down to money. Interestingly this is a book that talks about money yet it is not about money. Read on and you will discover that life is so much more than money while you work on getting more.”

– Bishop Juray Mora, Victory Philippines