Helloooo…

WOW! Its been a while since I blogged… Time really flies these days. So much has happened in the past months, I don’t even know where to start…

But, for now, Just know that I am still ALIVE and KICKING! I will be back shortly with some exiting stories about our journey the last couple of months…

Be sure to tune in!

#roadofsteel  #FueledByFAITH

P.S. You are welcome to click around on my webpage.

I would love some feedback!

See ya!

I’m leaving you with something to think about

Daily 44

 

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May the 4th, be with you…

I have been very quiet the last while. Well, at least on the blogging part. But for good reason. I had to work through a few things in my life, one of which was to finish the first part of #roadofsteel.

Today marks a the closure of one chapter, but the beginning of a new one. My journey so far has been incredible. Full of love, hate and misunderstandings. The moment you think that things are getting together, they seem to fall apart! Or, st least so it seems most of the time. But still, life is absolutely worth living, and I urge everybody out there, to take the plunge. Get to know yourself better and find your true purpose!  I sincerely hope that by sharing my story with the world, there might be a change that it could give someone hope and the faith we need to proceed.

After all, sometimes all we need is faith!

So, herewith I present to you:

#roadofsteel – Finally the first chapter

You can view it here

Your feedback is more than welcome.

God bless!

Willie

Too good not to share..!

I read a piece and thought I just have to share this with everybody. Here goes:

During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.”

Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking.

When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her: “Please be civilized! This is a robbery and not a rape!”

This is called “Being Professional” Focus only on what you are trained to do!

When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA-trained) told the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school): “Big brother, let’s count how much we got.”

The older robber rebutted and said: “You are very stupid. There is so much money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!”

This is called “Experience.” Nowadays, experience is more important than paper qualifications!

After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him: “Wait! Let us take out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million that we have previously embezzled from the bank”.

This is called “Swim with the tide.” Converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!

The supervisor says: “It will be good if there is a robbery every month.”

This is called “Killing Boredom.” Personal Happiness is more important than your job.

The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count $20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained: “We risked our lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a thief!”

This is called “Knowledge is worth as much as gold!”

The bank manager was smiling and happy because his losses in the share market are now covered by this robbery.

This is called “Seizing the opportunity.” Daring to take risks!

So who are the real robbers here?

Take it easy guys✌✌

#getAligned

I think there comes a time in a person’s life where you reach a point of “return”. A point where you just give up everything that you have fought for. I don’t know about other people, but as for myself, I think I have reached that point. The point where I feel I have nothing to give anymore. Nothing to say, nothing to do and absolutely no strenght to go further, figuring things out. Ever felt this way? If not, well, good for you then!

I have embarked on this journey for the sole purpose of finding my purpose. Finding out what it is exactly what I am here for. What is expected of me? The world tells me everyday to be a good man, good husband, good father, good son, helping friend and so on. But is that all we are here for? Today is one of those days that my keybord should actually be locked away. Not for the reason that I can write a bunch of bull and offend people, but purely the fact that I can use it as a weapon…To either hit someone, or tie them up with the cord!

But nevertheless, I have gone through the morning so far without killing someone, or myself. Which should count for something, right? I am hurt by the world, saddened by what the human race has accomplished. Yeah the technology part is great, I love tech stuff. But thats not the point. And maybe its just not what we did with the world, maybe its what we have done to each other that ticks me off the most! Everybody knows by now that I have lost everything that I own. And I have made peace with that. Or at least I try. It is really not that easy to always forgive and forget. But I have only myself to blame. Not for mishandeling my affairs, but for trusting in people. Trusting the human race! No, I have never been a naive person overall, I have learned from an early age that people can be snakes. Or at least most of them. There is good people out there. I can assure you! But they are becoming like the rhinos…extinct. So this morning I get up and decided to take a long bath and catch up on some reading…and started reading a mail I received last night. Credit to the author, JUSTIN from Gather ministries by the way. For putting it so nicely.

Bring life into Alighnment

A steel beam has integrity when its purpose, its design, its manufacture, and its use are aligned. Said another way, to have integrity a beam must be designed and manufactured for a spesific purpose-and it must actually be used towards the purpose. We can count on a beam like that, even to bear a heavy and important load, because all its existence is in alignment.

Though considerably more complex and wondrous, obviuosly, than a steel beam, we humans need alighnment too, to have that kind of integrity. You see, God designs and builds us for spesific purposes.

God gives us natural talents and spiritual gifts and hearts with unique passions. And He shapes us further by our individual journeys. So, for each of us, our purpose, our design, and our way we’re built, are always aligned. God does that. Unlike the beam, however, He allows us to choose our lives. If we ask and search, listen and discover what He had in mind when He dreamt us up and knit us together – and then allow ourselves to be used in the ways He intends – we bring our lives into full alignment. If we strike out on our own, though, and follow the world’s “oughts” into other uses altogether, we commit ourselves to living lives of misalignment.

Okay, so what do we do? How do we fix this? I mean, all is well in love and war, but how do I get back aligned with His plan for me?

Start small and be practical. Come up with a short-term project that requires your unique skills and abilities, your unique spiritual gifts (if you know them) and your unique passions. Choose something with significance – i.e., it helps others. Then, don’t wait. Get going on it!

Alrighty then! So there we have it! When we reach that point of “return” and want to give up. Just ask these questions to yourself:

ARE WE WHO WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE?

AND ARE WE WHERE WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE?

HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

I really feel better at this point. I have made the choice. I am getting aligned! See you soon!

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#get Aligned #roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong

#roadofsteel~Finally the first chapter (Sneak Preview)

So it seems the time has finally arrived for me to put myself out there in the big world. I have never been so sh@t scared in my life! My mind is in constant battle between the one half that says “Lets do this!” and the other half that goes in hiding without even saying a word. So I have decided that before I do anything more, I am going to give the world a “sneak peak”. Just for in case you know..the world don’t like it or something..? Just keeping my risk limited…

So without any further wait, here is a snippet..:

#roadofsteel – Finally the first chapter…

I don’t know where the words will come from,
I don’t know what to expect, but this is what I know….
This is my story…a story of hate, love and hope..this is my #roadofsteel.

A lot has happened to me in the last few decades… years… months… days… But it is only lately that things started making sense to me in a way that’s difficult to explain in words, but I will try my best…
Where to start..? I feel I have so much to share, yet can’t seem to find the words. A feeling that’s familiar in so many ways, yet a surprise every time..what is our #purpose? There is so many questions that pop in my head at every moment in time… What defines us? Well that is the question I think most of us are wondering around with… personally I think we are defined by the representation of ourselves to the world…. They say that first impressions lasts. But in the same breath they say, never judge a book by its cover.. Which one is it now? I wonder…

A child once asked his father what the value of a stone was. His dad gave him a stone and said to go to town with it. When someone asks you the value of the stone, you just raise you hand and show 2 fingers. Don’t say a word. So the son did so and quickly came across a lady that was very interested in the stone. She asked the price and the boy raised 2 fingers without saying a word. She immediately replied: “Only 2 bucks? I want to put the stone in my garden; I will pay you 2 bucks with no problem”. The boy ran back to his father and told him what happened. His dad then replied: “Go to the museum and do the same”. So he went…

The owner of the museum was over the moon about the stone and quickly asked what the price was. Once again the boy just raised 2 fingers without saying a word. “200 bucks? No problem”. the man replied. So the boy ran to his father and told him the news. He was ecstatic of joy. But his dad told him to take the stone to the jeweller and do the same. So the boy went…

The jeweller gave the stone just one look and asked how much? The boy raised 2 fingers. “200 thousand??” The man shouted. I will pay you that with a smile! This is a very rare stone!” he shouted joyfully.

The boy ran home as fast as the wind to share the news with his father. His father smiled at him when uttering these words: SON, YOU SEE, THE VALUE OF THE STONE IS THE SAME AS YOUR VALUE TO THE WORLD. It depend whom is interested in the stone and what use they have for it. Always surround yourself with people that appreciate the rare and precious stone that you are! A 2 buck stone to one person is a 200k stone to someone else!

Since I was little, I always had this “feeling” inside me that I had more to offer to the world. That I was different. But the more I tried to fit in and find out what it was I was looking for, the more I got pushed aside as the “non-fit”. I always knew I was differently wired in my head than others. I needed someone to acknowledge it, but instead it was just brushed off as being a kid..but I knew, I was different. I had a superpower! I could DO things…things that no one knew I could do. And that was awesome! I was in a world where no one really cared what I did, as long as I did what they want! Believe me, it had its perks. But also its “not-so-nice-times”. Sometimes people can be really ugly. And thats not from the outside… From the outside they are all gloom and glory, meanwhile back at the ranch, they are upto some really scary sh@t. I should know, I used to be simular. I aslo used to fix problems for some of those peoples. But thats a story for another day…Lets continue…

I recently (recently at the time of writing this) had the priveledge of enjoying the chance in life to loose everything that I worked for. I am not gonna go into the details, but it was really NOT something I would want to re-live. My family took a serious knock. Not just physically, but emotionaly as well. But as it turns out the moment you think you hit rock-bottom, the universe surprises you… with a “hidden” level in your “game-of-life”. Yeah, that’s correct. There is a level beneath rock-bottom. So, you hit that level where you think that not even God can help you. And you can not take anymore of this bullsh@t. You are quitting! Then He surprises you! “Here dude, Here is another rock-bottom for you!”. And you hit an even lower point in your life… And so I pretty much hit all the “rock-bottoms” you can think off. Trust me, if you can dream it up, that sh@t hit me. Pushed me even further from my purpose.

For many years of my life, I never had found what my real purpose was in life. Why was I here? What was my mission in Life?

Well, this is the end of the snippet. Any comments and feedback would be really appreciated. Good or bad. I can take the truth, so you are welcome to be honest.

Wish everyone a joyful day!

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#roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong

Mystery Blogger Award

After almost a week of total “nothingness” in my head, and fighting with myself…I get up this morning and have the urge to continue working on the first part of my book #roadofsteel ~ Finally the first chapter. (Sneak peak) Only to find my WiFi not working. Totally cut off from the world so to speak..then after almost the whole day passed, my WiFi comes back online and I receive the notification from onelifeoneworld2018 that I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. “Great! Really a sick prank or something. I mean, small blogs like mine never gets noticed”. So it seems that its not a joke, and they really did nominate me. Awesome you guys! Thanks a million! For everyone out there that’s like me, wishing you can travel like other people but never have the budged or time, the onelifeoneworld2018 blog is what you need in your life! Awesome work Becky and Ryan! And thank you for the nomination!

For those of you that, like me, didn’t know what this award is about, here is word from the creator of the award as well as the rules.

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers, who have yet to be discovered. They are one of the best out there, they deserve every recognition they get. Okoto Enigma(Mystery Blogger Award creator)

The Rules

* Put the logo on your blog

*List the rules

*Thank whoever nominated you and add a link to their blog

*Mention the creator of the award and a link

*Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

*Answer the questions you were asked

*Nominate 8-20 people

*Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

*Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice. One weird and one funny one.

*Share a link to your best post

Here are 3 things about myself

  1. I live in South Africa, and I have never been over seas
  2. I am a junior programmer/developer by day
  3. I love to “braai”.

I was asked asked 5 question. Here is my answers

1. If you go anywhere, where would you go?

Bora Bora! Definately! It has been my dream to take my wife there for our honeymoon. We have been married for 12 years this year…and I still owe her that dream honeymoon.

2. Would you go back in time? to change anything in your life if so what would it be?

Mmmm…this is a tough one. I think we all would like to be able to change things in our past, however I personally feel that we are where and what we are because of the choices we made in life, in the past. If I change things from the past, I would change who I am today…and I am happy with who I am.

3. If you could be an animal what would you choose?

Definately a dolphin! I love the ocean!

4. What is your favourite memory?

The day I got married to the most awesome person I have ever met. My wife, my best friend and the reason I get up in the morning.

5. What is your favourite food?

My wife’s homemade cooking!

My nominations are as follows:

5 Questions to my nominations

1. What is your favourite thing to do when you have some time to yourself?

2. If you could be a superhero, who would you be?

3. Whats your favourite food?

4. If you could have dinner with anybody (dead or alive) who would it be

5. If you could be any animal, what would you choose?

Link to my best post

This is a tough one. I don’t like bragging with my own stuff, so I decided to choose the post with the most response.

https://willieviljoen.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/new-lifelesson/