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Selasie Bulmuo - Strategist For Insightful Living

I Write, I Speak, I Engage passionately mainly with the disadvantaged, the hurt and the socially struggling one who is seeking true redirection and support to discover hidden potential and to recover from the ravages of life.

Iron sharpens iron. Great minds ignite one another for the greater good. I am happy to have you here.

I am Selasie Bulmuo – a Strategist For Insightful Living. I am absolutely thrilled to welcome you to my E- home full of lovely, deliciously ‘good for you’ inspired ideas, resources and opportunities to connect with others.

On this site you will find relevant information, uplifting writings and resources that are designed to captivate your senses and leverage your efforts towards becoming the best you.

Enjoy your visit here. Read! Challenge yourself! Think! Invest!

Also visit my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SelasieBulmuo This page is an E-Hub of wisdom, spirituality, posters, quotes, messages and social synergy aimed at providing the inspiration and support you need to steer your life back into the right track.

Selasie Joan Bulmuo – Who is she? What does she do?

• She is a Qualified Social Worker and Director of SJB Resource Limited, a Social Capital Builder focused on the provision of services to individuals and groups particularly families in crisis. SJB Resource Ltd (www.sjbresource.co.uk) is a Social Capital Builder.
Blog – http://www.socialjackpotbuddy.wordpress.com (social topical issues, articles and networking).

• An Author and writer, she writes across genres and styles mainly poetry, short stories, articles, reflections, wisdom quotes, plays and songs all aimed at reaching out to others where they are and accompanying them on the journey to where they are destined to be. She also writes fiction and non-fiction books cutting across both the mainstream and Christian domains. This blog http://www.selasiebulmuo.wordpress.com mainly features her Poems, Posters (Inspirational Snippets), Smart Talk and her Fictional Works including excerpts from her books both existing ones and soon to be released ones.

• She Co-Pastors Fountain Gate Chapel, Life Pastures, North London with her husband Reverend Grant Bulmuo and also with a team of able Pastors and Ministers. The congregation affectionately call her Lady Pastor Selasie. She is a dynamic preacher of the word of God and is known for her revelatory and wise teachings which challenges people to re-think, reconsider and recover from the adversities of life and move towards walking in the sure purposes of God for their lives. Visit her blog http://www.neitherdoicondemnyou.wordpress.com for christian articles, expositions, Q&A, etc

. She runs the ‘The Marriage Preparation In 3-Step Programme’- (MP3-STEP PROGRAMME) made up of 2 modules in each step run over a period of six months, once a month as a transitionary preparation programme from singleness to married life. It is open to singles, singles in relationships and is also a really good refresher for married couples. An E- Course is soon to be launched. Visit the Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/MarriagePreparationIn3StepsProgramme

. She heads the Women’s Ministry of her local church. The HAYIL Ladies Ministry, North London. Her vision is to encourage women to DARE to break all limitations and be who they were intended to be against all odds. There are regular Influence Meetings for women to network sharing their goals and ambitions and finding resources, help and advise as well as a market for their entrepreneurial endeavours. There are revival, prayer and ministration meetings where women are released and anointed to overcome. Practical Workshops focusing on Confidence building, leadership etc are also run frequently. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Hayilladiesfgcnorthlondon

Selasie is a mother of two boys and a daughter.

• For further information on her books, writings, blog posts, Video and Audio messages, please visit http://www.selasiebulmuo.com

• For invitations to speaking engagements, conferences, workshops and other Bespoke events please send a request to selasiebulmuo@yahoo.com

Short Version Bio – Selasie J Bulmuo

She Writes, She Speaks, She Engages passionately mainly with the disadvantaged, the hurt and the socially struggling one who is seeking true redirection and support to discover hidden potential and to recover from the ravages of life. She is:
• A Qualified Social Worker and the Director of SJB Resource Limited, a Social Capital Builder.
• A Mother, Wife & Pre – Maital Counsellor, Examplar to Women and Co – Pastor of Fountain Gate Chapel North London.
• The author of ‘Warm Honey Drizzle & Lemon – for my blocked up soul’ a collection of poems with accompanying graphics and short fictional stories that mimic real life triumphs and tragedies; experiences to which others can relate and see their own stories and lives through. A reaching out book soon to be published.
For further information on this and other upcoming books, blog posts, speaking engagements, workshops, conferences and other projects please visit http://www.selasiebulmuo.com

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SMART TALK

Speed and coverage are functions of Momentum

imageIf you’ve ever been behind the wheels of a car on a busy road, you will notice that if you are driving slowly, pedestrians are less cautious of how they cross the road. Other drivers in a hurry cut in in front of you as they may feel you are unduly hesitant and they are in a hurry.

However when a car is speeding, pedestrians make way. They do not want to get hit. Other cars dare not cut in in front of it.

If you are a qualified and good driver and you are obeying the traffic laws and not over speeding then you are good to go.

Without enough momentum in life, others will criss cross and cut in in front of you. If you are too hesitant and slow to take appropriate actions in life, people will further waste your time and cause you to deviate.

Momentum is important to ensure that you are going at the best speed, not too fast that you injure yourself and others and not too slow that you deviate.

So gather some momentum today. Take the necessary action. Be purposeful. Make room for yourself to progress.

Life gives to you, what you purposefully demand of it.

Life will address you the way you present yourself to it.

Have a great day.

SMART TALK

Passion – The Engine That Moves The Vehicle

Passion is a stoked fire that burns brighter and brighter the more the resting embers are troubled and the ashes of yesterday are taken out of the mix.

Without a decision to stand by your dream, no matter the cost, the journey of passion does not begin. It dies before it’s even started.

The cemetery is full of untapped talent that will never be accessed not because they were not good enough but because the journey of passion was never allowed to begin.

 
Passion is a now decision. Yesterday does not count.

 
Whatever your talents, orientations, your intentions etc, passion does not accompany it or you until you re – pledge and reaffirm today, now, and everyday after that, your decision to go all the way, irrespective of the cost, irrespective of the criticisms and failures of yesterday. Come on, let’s stoke the fires.

ENOUGH SAID!!! - Articles by Selasie Bulmuo

Is Success Just A Good Story Which Ends Well Or Is It A Neverending story?

Matthew 6:21

What is your definition of success?

I have noticed over time that when forward thinking people gather or meet, discussions usually boil down to issues about ‘how to make it’ in whatever fields or interests they happen to be involved in or aspire to be involved in. Everyone wants to be a success. Curiously though, I find that most discussions treat the issue of success as an end and not a means to an end.

I try to answer two questions in my mind when I am listening to these discussions or conversions about success or ‘how to make it’. What is success to the person speaking? In other words what are the indicators the person uses to identify success? Why do they want that success?

The first question (the what question) is easily answered once I hear a person speaking. The second question (the why or what for question) is not that easily answered. This is because a lot of people do not think that far and so the answer to this question does not immediately feature in discussions. Their motivations for success do not always stretch to include anything bigger or outside of themselves. Some pretend that their motivations are noble and bigger than just satisfying themselves. Their communication however belies that assertion. This is even common and prevalent in Christendom. The desire to make it is great. The desire to be rich, to be famous, to be recognised and respected, is prevalent. Most want these things for their own sake so once they find these things that is where their success story ends. That is where their testimony ends. The rest is to settle back and enjoy.

We even have the effrontery sometimes to believe that as long as we are trying our best, God owes us these ‘symbols’ of success. You can see this attitude in the prayers we pray and the declarations we make. Our prayers are almost never about social justice, or about promoting the cause of the oppressed or alleviating the suffering of vulnerable ones or about seeking and finding the lost. Our prayers are often about what we will eat, wear, live in, ride in, or be called by. These are important and God knows you need them. He however wants you to lift your eyes up from yourself. Look at him and at others. Look to meeting their needs. 

‘I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread’. (Psalm 37:25 KJV).

‘And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.’ (Luke 12:15 KJV).

Becoming rich, famous, respected etc are ‘definitely will happen’ by- products in the life of a man or a woman whose primary focus is on a goal other than his / her own welfare. If you are driven by meeting a need outside of yourself, then by divine orchestration the resources to do so will find you.

True success therefore is measured by your ability to continue to meet that need which is outside of your own needs and not just by the resources that come to you personally along the way. The minute your eyes go off the job and becomes focused on the by – products as an end in themselves, your story and your testimony has ended. Trully successful people see the resources as a means to an end and not indicators in themselves of their success. Their success story therefore never ends. It is embedded in a purpose bigger than themselves and therefore God continues to supports their cause.

A trully successful person is a labouring man whose sleep is sweet with no cares about maintaining his status, riches etc. His focus is on his labour for the good of others. When you stop labouring because you are full, your story ends. When you carry on labouring because others are still empty, you become a channel of provision. You never become full and your resources also dont stop coming in.

‘The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep’. (Ecclesiastes 5:12 KJV).

‘But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you’. (Matthew 6:33 KJV).

Some equate doing righteous acts to seeking the kingdom of God. They make sure they pay their tithes, give to good causes, attend church as much as they can etc. They try their best thinking that by doing so, their provision will be ensured. Trying your best is not good enough because you end up just doing anything and everything you can find to do, so your box can be ticked that you are contributing what will meet God’s approval. there is a particular thing or a main thing to which you should apply yourself.

Your purpose is uniqie to you, and when you find it, you are continuosly energised by it so you do not get tired of doing good.  To find your purpose, your link to never ending success, you need to be a seeker. It’s a quest, an unquenchable hunger, a drive, a strong desire to see God’s reign established on earth, and people set free. This demands a singular FOCUS on a vision bigger than yourself to which you can give your very life. Jesus puts it this way;

‘Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!’ (Matthew 6:19-23 KJV).

I pray that you will have a never – ending story of success and not just a success story.

Enough Said

ENOUGH SAID!!! - Articles by Selasie Bulmuo

When Preparation Meets Opportunity, Purposes Become Established.

2 Peter 3:8

When I was at school, both through my secondary education as well as college, I always purposed at the beginning of every new term that come the end of term I will be very prepared for the final examinations. I usually start of very well, with good planning, attending every lecture, setting time aside for study, adhering to my timetable.

Unfortunately, this often does not last for too long before I start trying to take things a bit easier, telling myself the end of term is still some time away and that I did not need to be so hard on myself. Almost too soon, the examinations timetable will be out at which time i begin to realise that there was no longer enough time to prepare. That is when the late night coffee and sleepless nights begin. What this demonstrated to me was that even when purposes and timings are known, preparation can be difficult to maintain.

When it comes to our life’s purpose, our destinies, time is not something we can control. It will not move faster than 24 hours a day and it will not go slower than that either. Time does not respect deadlines. It does it’s thing irrespective of who it affects and how it affects them. Our destinies, our futures, our dreams, our expectations, our purposes are always locked away in time waiting to be unraveled. All we can do each day we are alive is to prepare to make them a reality by wisely using the opportunities that come our way.

There are however those who work hard, do the best they can but feel that their breakthroughs never seem to come. They seem to have a lot of motion but no progress.There are others who get the breaks they need at the right times and appear to have mastered the rhythm of life. The wise man Solomon in the bible puts it this way: 

‘I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. (Ecclesiastes 9:11, 12 KJV).

Time and Chance (opportunities), they make the difference. Both of these unfortunately are out of our control. They are out of our control for a reason. There is a purpose for your life, for which cause, you were born and allotted a specific amount of time to live to fulfil that purpose. God is the one who know this purpose and the time allotted to you and the opportunities you need for this purpose to be established. He alone therefore maintains control over both time and opportunities. The most important thing to him is that you fulfil your purpose and not necessarily the longevity of your life or the abundance of the opportunities he brings your way.

 Time and opportunities are means to an end as far as God is concerned. Purpose is the deciding factor when it comes to how much time and opportunities he gives you. He therefore uses them (time and opportunity) to prepare you for purpose.It is a tragedy therefore to live without identifying your God ordained purpose. You will most likely be wasting the time and opportunities that come your way. You can’t afford  to do so because their supply as far as you are concerned is limited.

God on the otherhand walks in purpose and he subjects time to purpose. (“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day”. (2 Peter 3:8 KJV))

You unlike God,can only walk in time to fulfil an assigned purpose. When the allotted time for that purpose is up, there is nothing you can do to change it. But it will be a tragedy for your time to be up and the purpose allotted to it and to your life has not been achieved. 

But how can your purpose be achieved, if you spend your time refusing to be submitted to God and to be accountable to him so he can lead and direct you? You may seem successful at what you spend your time doing but is that the reason God is keeping you alive? Remember, there is no extra time once your time is up.

The Psalmist understood this and so prayed; ‘The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom’.(Psalm 90:10-12 KJV).

While you are still alive, now is the time to allign yourself with God, so you can spend your time making the right preparation for the God ordained opportunities coming your way. Remember they are linked to your purpose. However if you are spending your time preparing for the wrong thing, you will miss those opportunities, then you have no one to blame but yourself.

You can live a very long life and never fulfil your purpose because your preparation and opportunities never matched or synchronised. Your end will be full of regret and disillusionment. You can also live a short life but achieve all that God intended for you to achieve, in his way and in his time. That is fulfilling. Whether time and opportunities are on your side or not the most important thing is that you have lived the life God purposed for you. At the end of which you will hear him call you a good and a faithful servant / steward. My advice to you is as follows:

‘……..Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation’. (Hebrews 3:15 KJV).

Enough Said!!!

POEMS

Why am I here?- Poem by Selasie Bulmuo

A seed falls to the ground.

With no idea what awaits it

Soon a liitle plant peers out

It catches its first glimpse of life

My life started like the seed’s

It all began in mother’s womb

I had no idea what the world had for me

But the day came When I had my first glimpse of lifehappy

 

Where am I? What am I doing here?

I gave a shrill cry

Everyone around broke into smiles

They seemed to be saying ;

‘Welcome to the world little one We are yet to find the answers too’.

Soon I began to grow I learnt to sleep, laugh, walk and talk

Without knowing why I shouldhappy

 

Where am I? What am I doing here?

I still couldn’t find the answers

I continued to grow

I learnt to acquire wealth, knowledge and prestige

Without really knowing whyhappy

 

Why am I here? What am I doing here?

Eating, sleeping, relating,

Wealth, knowledge, prestige

These didnt hold the answer.

One day I looked out my window

Out there stood a tree

It was once just a seed

Now its fruits were cast

And on the ground were new seeds

Then in a flash, I got my answer

The answer to my questions.happy

 

Why am I here?

To identify my gift

And make it available to othershappy

 

What am I doing here?

I’m fulfilling my mission

The purpose of my existence

The reason I was placed In my mother’s womb

The fruits I bear now

Will carry the seeds for the next generationhappy

YOU ARE ONLY HERE FOR A SHORT TIME