LET US GO TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

Father, I come before you in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Lord, you know all things. They are all before you like an open book. Who can hide their heart from your presence and your eye? The deeds of the most clever men are exposed before you. Your omniscience knows know bounds - and if it were not for grace, I would be of all men most terrified. But there is grace, abounding and glorious, poured out upon the weakest of men, and abounding to your glory.
Father, I praise you and I worship you; I thank you for all that you are and all that have done. There is no one like you in Heavens and on the Earth or under the earth. You are the King and there is no other. You are Savior and you share your glory with no one. Father, this day you know me and my great need of grace. Why am I here except that you called the weakest among men, the most ignoble among brothers, and that by your grace, often times, the lesser teaches the greater? That is always my case and I praise you. I worship you. Father, help us today, to the wind with eloquence, to hell with brilliant intellect, Father. Let the truth go forward. Let me be changed that the state of your church be more glorious. I pray for grace upon grace and mercy upon mercy for myself and for those who hear. Help us, Oh God, and we will be helped; and we will boast in that help in Jesus' Name. AMEN!!!

Friday, September 30, 2016

HOW TO IMPROVE LEADERSHIP SKILLS

The best type of leaders have been described as those who are positive, inspiring, and who empower and develop their teams.
     For us to improve our leadership skills we should have the following skills and as we exercise them in our leadership, we will improve our qualities.
                                                       Be Passionate
If you really want to know how to improve leadership skills, one of the best places to start is to be passionate about the goals of the group. Your genuine enthusiasm for the team, the project and the tasks will be contagious, and your interest and encouragement of your team members progress will make them feel appreciated and valued. Put yourself in your followers shoes.Discover Your Leadership Style
To  improve your leadership skills, you first need to understand which skills you already have; what your strengths are, and more importantly, what your weakness are. Only once you have this insight can you really begin to work on using your strengths to your advantage, improving your weaknesses, and perfecting your leadership abilities.
                                                         Communication Is Key
You won't be able to carry a team if you can't communicate with them effectively. Take the time to improve your listening and communication skills and you will soon see the results will be worthwhile. By expressing sincere care and concern towards group members and their opinions, you will encourage them to contribute to the team both verbally and non-verbally.
                                                          Boost Creativity 
If you want to get the most out of your followers, you will need to ensure that they are first stimulated intellectually and creatively. If not, you risk leading a group of bored, uninspired people who may not be able to contribute to your greater cause. Most effective employment leaders encourage creativity by offering their team members challenges with clearly defined and reachable goals, as well as ample support if required. This exercise is as much to get people to stretch their limits, as it is to teach them that obstacles aren't a barrier to success.
                                                          Have A Positive Attitude
Inspire your followers by maintaining an optimism and upbeat attitude for everything you do. This is especially important when facing obstacles and tough times. As your followers look to you for guidance, it's important you maintain an optimistic view in the face of challenges, or you risk your followers becoming uninspired and discouraged.
                                                          Encourage Contribution 
Just because you are a leader, that doesn't mean that your team can't play a large part in contributing ideas and plans. If you want a really engaged team, work on encouraging contribution by welcoming new ideas, acknowledging and even rewarding where appropriate. Although you will ultimately have the final say over all decisions, you will be increasing your members' commitment, productivity and problem-solving abilities by encouraging their involvement.
                                                           Be A Follower
Even though you're a leader, you will still want to ensure your followers can relate to you on a personal level. You can develop yourself and your leadership skills by learning from your team members and putting that new knowledge into practice. By doing this, you will make  your team members feel valued, as well as the added bonus of learning something you didn't know before. Encourage your team members to learn from each other, and they will find in not only themselves, but also one another.
                                            
                                                           Set Goals And Follow Your Plans
You can't work towards something great if you don't know what it is. Leaders need to have a vision or goal to work towards, and need concrete action plans to follow. Improve your leadership skills by being specific about this information to your followers, including timelines, expectations, and objectives. Once you do this, your followers  will know what they are working towards, and you will have a more effective leadership process.
                                                            Motivate Your Followers
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. You can make huge improvements to your leadership skills by motivating and energizing your followers to take action.
 Let us be the leaders that will bring change in our societies.  

Monday, September 26, 2016

BE INSPIRED OR YOU WILL EXPIRE.

Today the average life span is 25,550 days, that is how long you can live if you are typical. Don't you think it would be a wife use of time to set aside 40 of these days to figure out what God wants you to do with the rest of them?

The Bible is clear that God considers 40 days a spiritual significant time period whenever God wanted someone for His purposes he took 40 days.

1. Noah's life was transformed by 40 days of floods.
2. Moses was transformed by 40 days on mount Sinai.
3. The spies were transformed by 40 days in the promise land.
4. David was transformed by Goliath's 40 days challenge.
5. Elijah was transformed when God gave him 40 days of strength from a single meal.
6. The entire city of Nineveh was transformed when God gave people 40 days to change.
7. Jesus was empowered by 40 days in the wilderness.

According to William Barclay, "There are two great days in a man's life; the day he was born and the day he discovers why he is born." It is true that life is all about inspiration and expiration if one fails to be inspired he will expire.

A great inspiration figure and educationist William Arthur Ward said, 'The mediocre teacher tells, a good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates and the great teacher inspires. We should take the latter our personal calling in life. We should be inspired and inspire others into greatness and excellence. In life or in business you can only give what you have, whether it is good or bad.

An expired person is a very dangerous fellow, he is harmful as an expired product. In medical field, expired substance are mostly labelled as health hazards, in the same way we should be aware of expired minds for they shall contaminate your dream with the virus of failure, discouragement, self doubt and compromise expired people are success hazards.
How do you recognize an expired person? They are always, the ones who see the dark side of life. They perceive difficulty in every project, they can't stand new ideas and new ways of doing things, they are too conservatives, with a thousand and one excuses of why an idea will never part of the expired mind's business vocabulary. They are more secure in trading comfort zones and are more emotional than principled on the contrary, inspired people are very interesting people to hang around with. They never wait for things to happen. They take the initiative of doing the right thing without having to be told.  They are leaders who lead with integrity.

Another way to recognize an expired person is by the say they react to new concepts and ideas, most of them will say things like, "I know it never works that way" They will then go ahead and give you other people's experiences, 'So and so tried it once and  another company also tried it but they failed terribly" Robert Schullar said that whenever he hears it is said that something has been tried and was impossible, his wisdom always compels him to ask three questions, When was it tried? By who? And how?

Inspired people learn from the past but they do not live there. They live in the present but they don't accommodate it. They look to the future but they don't wait for it. Expired people don't bury their dead failures and losses, they mourn until the corpse get decomposed and begins to stink. This affects and infects them, after which they become sick and contaminate others. At the end of the day, they make the world around them an expired place. Because of such characters. In art of motivation, there is always what is called "Beatitudes of success" one of the most inspirational is Blessed are those who are inspired for they shall make the world a better place.

My message to the leaders around is that you should be careful with the expired fellows whose minds are corrupted and always remember that; Yesterday was History, Tomorrow is a mystery. But Today is a gift, that is why it's called the PRESENT.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

WHO IS A FOOL?

A fool is a stupid person, a person who cannot come up with his or her own words, ideas or plans.
That is exactly what a fool is. Fools talk to much but the words of the wise protect them. They are like carts that wait for oxen to pull them. A fool will always think to know everything but they know nothing at all. They are always blinded with some words and when they are bitten, they come up with bitter words to protect them. Remember that at the end of it all we shall know them by their fruits. A good example is the believers of the Church of "House Of Yahweh" which said with straight faces to the media that the world is going to end on September 12TH 2006 from a nuclear holocaust but after the day passed, they warned us not to laugh at them or we will perish. All this was to defend themselves and that is blind faith by fools.
         We as Youths, we should not become fools by following everything that other people say. We are the Leaders for tomorrow. Right now our country is in a poor state of negative ethnicity, corruption and drugs. This is done by foolish Kenyans by choosing leaders due to ethnicity or being misled by some rich people into drugs. In 2008 were leading to the genocide due to negative ethnicity or was it a way of giving human sacrifice to please the goddess of power and money?
          These were foolish Kenyans lured into ethnic hate by their ethnic leaders. We as Kenyans  are fools because we do not want to work hard but keep surviving due to help from Western Countries. We should rise up in our doings as Youths, a people with a common goal of making Kenya a better place and Kenyans to make Kenya lie among the developed countries. Thanks to the Jubilee Government for the Great Work you have done to see that Kenyans are in the world map as an upcoming developing country. Thumbs Up!!  We youths should work hard in our places of work to make our country name shine and salvage bondage as our motto remains "ONE KENYA, ONE PEOPLE" and together we stand, divided we fall. Remember that 'Your joy is yours and your bitterness is yours no one can share them with you.

                                               





"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."

                       GOD BLESS KENYA



Saturday, September 24, 2016

BE THE MASTER AND NOT THE SERVANT

Do you belong to a society? Yes, of course you do, then this affects you. We are one society affected by some trends, we get influenced or we tend to lean on some certain sides, be it a positive contribution to the society or a negative contribution. There are some certain aspects that influence us, making us want to change our ways. Some habits affect us, they are our weakness. We are going to talk about few things that affect us.
       a. Mobile Phones Dependency/ Addiction
       b. Living Beyond Our Means

      Mobile Phones dependency/ addiction

Most of us are in the shade of the cool canopy of mobile phone dependency, it has become like a god, more have to worship, serve at its altar. There are more than 20 million mobile phone users in the country, a larger percentage comprising of the youth; the young generation most of whom are teenagers. We have become addicted to our phones, we don't want them to be left behind, our heads are always bent, busy on the phone. Do you know what most high scholars do? for those who passed this stage  with me can understand what I mean here. If you don't, then you live in another world. When do their phones get to rest, only when they are in school! Wait until holidays come knocking. All those three months are usually compensated during the holidays, prove me wrong, dare and the mobile service providers will give an outcry, you have a plan to reduce their profits.

Fights usually break at home, not only between the parents but also between their faithful ones not for any tangible reason but chatting on phones most especially on the social sites. With the introduction of subscription to the daily items -on- net, most of the work stall at homes since the teenagers tense chatting, introduce a paragraph. Research shows that people who sex text have a chance, more than four to seven times to engage in sex often than those who don't. Once the teens are chatting, the house can burn up to the coach where they are sited before they realize the room is on fire. All the concentration is directed towards one place, though there are some teens who brag they are multi - taskers, they are still affected. Husbands and wives will find chat partners in chat rooms and this can lead to unfaithfulness.

The SMS has liked the construction of sentences, the reading culture was buried sometime back. Only a handful of teens do get time to read novels, plays and poems. Most are allergic to poetry and they only read them in exams or when revising for them. Our creativity has died. In an era where it should burning viciously wanting. Our composition and inshas (Kiswahili essay) are pathetic. My fellow Teachers, I pity you, the workload you have. I am sure you have ever come across some work mixed up with sheng. It keeps you burning with rage especially when you are a strong defender of our languages. I guess many teachers give their students compositions and 'inshas' to write after the holidays so that they can bring back to school for marking.

Research are nowadays done on the internet, projects are searched for on the internet, assignments done from internet, is this what digital means? Does digital kill the creativity and innovation in us? The phones are just like fife, a good servant but a bad  master. Don't let your life be defined by a gadget, a network. Bring yourself out and grow from it, don't allow yourself to be ruled by the phones with their connectivity to internet. Be the master and not the servant.          God bless you.

TAKE CARE AND BE INSPIRED BEFORE YOU EXPIRE.

QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE LEADER

Friends, let me start by saying this "Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself" As a leader you should know that the first person to lead is you yourself before  dreaming to lead others.  Being A  Kingdom Financier you need to develop leadership skills and have qualities that your team and the people around you can really admire and desire to have.  Good leaders don't wait to be served but they serve others for them to learn.  
     I love one of the quotes by Albert Schweitzer in says, "Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. "  Wow I like that, It is the only thing.
     Effective leaders are guided by their qualities. And these qualities are the ones that make them to be effective in administering good leadership to the team or people around them.

The top qualities of an effective leader are;
COMMUNICATION.
A leader should be clear in his or her communication. Clearly relate your vision & expectations to your team and keep everything working towards the same goal.

HONESTY.
A good leader is honest and transparent. Being honest & transparent is vital for developing trust.

CONFIDENCE.
Staying calm & confident as a leader will help your team to feel the same.

COMMITMENT.
Do what you say & stick to your word to build trust.

POSITIVITY.
Always as a leader, keeping yourself & the team upbeat helps with morale.

INSPIRING.
Help your team feel like a vital part of the company vision.

FAIRNESS.
Remain objective & unbiased when dealing with others.

HUMILITY.
Being humble and serving your team, they will want to follow you.

        MY DEAR FRIENDS, EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IS NOT A POSITION OR TITLE
Leadership is about influence, not authority; having a title does not make someone a leader.

A leader and a manager they are two different people;
A leader Motivates and inspires       A manager plans and budgets.
A leader influences others                A manager allocates resources.
A leader shows direction                  A manager solves problems.
A leader proactive                            A manager coordinates.
A leader takes  responsibility           A manager delegates.

Always remember what the great leaders who ever lived under the sun said, like Martin Luther King JR said, " THE ULTIMATE MEASURE OF A MAN IS NOT WHERE HE STANDS IN MOMENTS OF COMFORT, BUT WHERE HE STANDS AT TIMES OF CHALLENGE AND CONTROVERSY."

Friday, September 23, 2016

13 REASONS YOU'RE NOT AS SUCCESSFUL AS YOU SHOULD BE.

We have to understand that we are all successful people in life if we take seriousness in whatsoever we do. Remember that God didn't create us to come here on earth and suffer but to have dominion over his creation, rule and subdue the earth. That was God's plan for man kind.  As a leader you need to know and understand that you were created to be a successful person and a person of substance in your life. 
God expects to see His creation successful but we have turned ourselves down not agreeing on what God says about us or the plans He has for us. Remember that in His word He says that He is not a son of man that He should lie or repent and He says that He has good plans on us to prospers us and not of evil.
  God sees us as successful people but we see ourselves as failures and not people of substance. Friends we need to reboot, reformat our minds and start to download new things that are valuable to us and the generations to come.

Now the reasons why you are not as successful as you should be is as follows;
1. LAZINESS
    I don't think there is an easy way to put this. I have to assume that you are lazy. Every single successful person works their butts off to get where they are. It is ok to be lazy. Just admit it. But don't whine about not being rich and successful, ok?
    Always remember that an idle mind is a devils workshop so please don't give the devil your mind to be his workshop to turn you into nothing then you curse God.
2. ENTITLEMENT
    Only a few people in the world are part of the lucky sperm club.You and me? we gonna work to get what we want. Please friends quit thinking you are owed something. You are not. Get to work.
3. FEAR
    You are afraid, plain and simple. Afraid of looking silly. Afraid of what your friends and family will say. Afraid of Everything. Look, you are either going to stop being afraid, or you are not.
   Remember that nobody can convince you to stop, imagine though.... what awaits you when stop with the fear excuses?
4. NEGATIVITY
    You may not realize it, but the people you associate with might be negative[orifices].
     They could be soul-sucking beings who don't want anyone to be successful. Get rid of them, now surround yourself with successful people. People you want to be like.
     You can not walk with failures then dream to be a successful person or a leader.
5. STOP THINKING
    Friends, how much do you want to bet you have paralysis by analysis? You think way too much about what you could or should do. Doers gets what they want, and everyone else gets what they get. Stop analyzing and start doing.
    Remember also what the Bible says; Be you doers of the word but not only listeners. So start doing something and not just something but what brings a change and transformation in life.
6. NO GOALS
    You plan nothing. Yet you believe that someway, somehow, everything you always wanted will just magically happen. So you "play it by ear" and wait. You need goals to shoot for, otherwise, you are just treading water.
   Please have and determine to have goals and run with them.
7. "THEY"
    There's no "they" There is no secret group of people that controls your success or failure. You have made that up to make you feel better about yourself. The truth is you, and you alone, control your success in life/businesses/everything. It is easy to blame "them" though, isn't it weak?
8. NO "X" FACTOR
    You can't do it because you are not pretty enough, or don't have a strong personality?
     You don't have the "X" factor? Wow, what an unbelievably lame excuse. The truth is even jerks, idiots and boring people can be just as successful as anyone else. Your problem is you don't believe  it yet.
9. WASTE TIME
    You are a classic time-waster. You spend hours and hours everyday working on not-working. You do things that aren't productive. How are you ever going to get anything done, or reach any goal if you keep wasting time? You are not. So you might as well give up now if you are going to keep this path.
10. SOCIAL MEDIA
      You spend too much time in social media land. You waste probably about 50% of your productive hours of the day doing this. The sad part is, you know it, but you can't stop. So you can't get anything done that matters.  
11. THINK SMALL
      You and your thinking is too small. You are constantly looking only a day or a week ahead instead of years ahead. Because of this, you never get anywhere, and you never lead; you always follow.
     Stop following and start leading in Jesus Name!!
12. DON'T WANT IT
      You don't really want to be successful, sure, you like to dream about it like everyone else. But in your heart are afraid of what might happen if you really get it. That is B.S. fear your brain is feeding you. Success is change, and it feels really, really good, tell your brain to shut the [foolishness]up.
13. DON'T BELIEVE
      You never believed that it is possible. Society taught you that only a few "exceptional" people get what they want. Everyone else should just settle. If you really want to believe that, go ahead. The rest of us will be at the front of the line because we believe.

Always keeping in mind that leaders lead from front not behind. Therefore friends trust in the lord with all your understanding and don't lean on your own understanding. We are a success in life not a failure in life. God bless you and illuminate your mind with His word of truth and victory.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LEADERS READ,READERS LEAD

All Leadership and Authority is given and is there by God. No one was born knowing that he or she is a leader  but only God who formed us in our mother's womb knew us even before we were born what kind of people we will be in the future.
          My experience as A Christian Union Leader and  prefect in both Primary and High School has been exciting. I have learnt that responsibility is all about leadership.
         A great leader is one who listens to people and helps them. As a leader you must always take up the responsibility or tasks at hand.
        I always ensured that advice from the teachers was paramount in guiding other prefects that I was working with. I take this opportunity to thank my fellow senior prefects, teachers, and the students' body for ensuring that my duties and responsibilities were well undertaken; I also wish those who are leading others now, good leadership skills guided by our good God. For my students' of 2011-2014 class scattered abroad in all parts of Kenya and the world, I do wish you all the best in all aspect of your life. May you live to shine our school motto. "EXCELLENCE IN EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE. "

                                          GOD BLESS GILGAL HIGH SCHOOL