Why We Should Put Our Faith in God Over the World

Many of us are accustomed to following what we can see with our eyes. Most of us like to have a future we can predict. We like to have things prepared and organized. We like to know what to expect; we prefer to be in our comfort zones.

We prefer to trust the system of the world over the guidance of the creator but let us ask ourselves this question: why should we put our trust into the world?

Does the world guarantee us safety from poverty, illness, injury and death? Does the world promise us stable finances and a successful future?

In the beginning, God created this world to be a perfect place where there was no suffering, death and illness. Under the guidance of God, the world was made secure. However, man brought sin into the world by his actions and thus making the world into what it is today. The world has become what it is today from the imperfections of man.

God provided a perfect world for us before we decided to do things our own way. God was the master maker who provided a world free from all poverty, death and illness until we brought it in from the choice of our free will.

If we understand that God’s ways are filled with perfection while the world’s ways are filled imperfection, why do we decide to follow the world’s security? If we are the cause of the world’s imperfections, why would we put the trust of our hopes, dreams and securities into our own knowledge?

Under the world’s power, anything given can easily be taken away and once it is taken away, we are left with nothing. Now anything taken from God will never leave you with nothing because regardless what is taken, you will still always have what you truly need.

God knows everything we need in our lives. He knows us better than ourselves. Everything given to you is given to you for a reason. From the face you wear, to the talents you possess, from your body type, to your colored race. Everything you are is the exact way he wants you to be.

God is the master designer of everything. He placed the earth, the moon, and the sun exactly where they are in order for life to happen. Everything is the way it is because it is required for life to take place.

God is made up of everything good and pure so every pure, happy and constructive thought going through your mind comes from him. Your excitements, dreams, ambitions and ideas were all placed in your mind by God. God has a master plan for every person born into the world and he has already given him and her everything he or she needs to accomplish it.

If we place our full trust in his plan, he will provide us the fullness of his blessings. What does it mean to place our full trust in his plan? It means we should not have any back up plans or worldly security to fall back on. By having back up plans we are preparing for the potential failure of God’s plan. We doubt the creator of the universe at bringing his promises to reality. We are preparing to fall back on what we know will for sure secure our futures: our back up plan. In other words, we aren’t one hundred percent certain the creator of the universe will provide everything we need to accomplish what he promised us but we are one hundred percent certain our back up plan (which is the imperfect world’s plan) will save us from complete disaster should our plan set by God fail.

An imperfect world cannot promise us perfect security so why do we put our trust in it? Is it because we can see our future with our eyes and predict it with our minds? Why should we trust in our eyes and mind? Can our eyes and mind promise us security? Are our eyes and mind powerful enough judges for our entire futures and lives?! For a sales job, investing all of our hard earned money into products that have been selling very well lately seems like a great investment. Normally it would be but who’s to say the market of your products won’t suddenly crash? How would we know? You’re right, no one would know, that’s simply the risk of doing business.

The truth is, no one knows for sure if their plans will work out. Everything we do is a risk and a guess. Any plan that seems like a great idea at the time can easily run the other direction fast. None of us can be one hundred percent certain that their plans will work out the way we want them to.

None of us know the perfect plans for our lives. Using the best knowledge we have, we pursue the plan that seems like the best course of action. No matter how educated we become, nothing we do will ever promise us stable security. Everything action we take is a risk.

This is why we should give our plans to God. God knows everything, he knows what works and what doesn’t and he knows when something will work and when something won’t. God’s timing is perfect and everything he does is exactly what needs to be done. If God can adjust everything in the universe just perfectly so life can happen, do we not believe he will take care of our futures?

Forget everything you think you know and give it to God because he knows everything better than you do already! Do you want something done perfectly? Give it to him and He’ll show you exactly what you need to do and when you need to it! Would you rather live your life with risks and guesses or give your life over to someone who promises to carry out perfectly, who has proven to carry out things perfectly! The world has proven many times to fail us but God has proven many times to provide for us through his word and the word of thousands of testimonies.

Imagine how perfect our plans would be if we gave them to God one hundred percent! Imagine the possibilities if we had complete faith in his ability to provide! Imagine how happy we would be if we relaxed and had faith in His ability to carry out our plans exactly when they needed to be carried out! No one knows how to succeed in our ambitions better than he does so we should give to him! Stop relying on an unpredictable world and start believing in the creator of the universe! Spend less time stressing over what might work on your plans and start filling your mind with God’s wisdom and understanding on how everything truly works. The world fills your mind with doubt and insecurity but God fills you with hope and confidence which is a huge part of what you need to achieve your success! Under his guidance, there is no way you will fail! So for once invest your time, money and life into something that is sure to work! Before you doubt his power, remind yourself how small your plans are compared to how big the almighty God truly is!

5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Conveyor Chains Operational

Conveyor chains are used to drive different types of conveyor units and use different types of power transmission. If you want to get the most out of your equipment, make sure you maintain them. This is even more important if they are installed in the mining and construction industry. Given below are a few tips that can help you ensure your conveyor chains will continue to work properly.

1. Follow the Maintenance Schedule

First of all, you may want to inspect and service them to ensure proper alignment, lubrication and tension. If inspected on a regular basis, they can last up to 15,000 hours. It’s better if you schedule filter and oil changes every 3 months. On the other hand, the cleaning of bigger parts, such as shafts, machine lubrication and replacement of damaged or worn sprockets and sideplats should be done on an annual basis.

Following the maintenance schedule is paramount, especially if you have installed the conveyor chains in the construction and mining industry.

2. Lubricate Wisely

For smooth operation, conveyor drives and chains should be free of moisture and dust. Most of these systems require petroleum-based oil. It’s not a good idea to opt for heavy greases and heavy oils. The reason is that they are overly stiff and can’t lubricate the system properly. Given below are some common ways of lubricating the conveyor chains. Some of them are listed below:

Stream lubrication
Disk lubrication
Drip lubrication
Manual lubrication

Based on the power and chain speed, the right method can be used. For reducing wear and tear and enjoying all the benefits, it’s important that you lubricate the system properly.

3. Get Heat-Treated Parts

Heat treatment can be used to improve the mechanical components. Therefore, manufacturers control the treatment methods for best results. In other words, to reduce wear and tear, it’s important to perform proper heat treatment.

Case hardness and depth are the two primary parts of component heat transfer. This plays a great role as far as resistance and durability is concerned. If the depth is too much, the parts may break while working due to brittleness.

4. Make sure there is Proper Alignment and Tension

Make sure you check the slack span and chain tension, and perform the required maintenance. If you need to reduce the tension, you can eliminate two pitches and then connect the chain again. However, you may need to replace the entire chain if the wear and tear goes beyond the functional limits.

Also, you may not want to connect new chains to the worn one as it can damage the drive. Misaligned sprockets can also cause the link plates of the roller chain to get a lot of wear and tear.

5. Check the Primary Parts

Typically, conveyor chains have two main parts that go through wear and tear: sprockets and chain. Chain stretching happens due to this very reason and results in the complete replacement of the sprockets and chain.

Therefore, you should inspect conveyor chains for any broken parts, deformation and cracks.

In short, these are the tips you can follow to maintain your roller chains.

How to Save the World With Your College Degree

Online education is contributing a lot towards reducing carbon footprint an institution can create otherwise. Providing education through internet and e-learning methods radically reduces energy consumption. According to a research conducted by the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) and the UK’s Open University Design Innovation Group (DIG), it has come to light that distance learning courses and online college degrees consume around 90% less energy. So by earning your degree online rather than commuting to a traditional classroom, you are conserving energy in your own little way.

Given below are 7 important ways in which you conserve energy and reduce carbon footprints by earning your college degree online. You are really doing your part in saving the world and making it a better place to live.

Drive Less
Online education eliminates the requirement of traveling to a classroom. Of course, you don’t need to drive to get to your home office or kitchen table. Therefore, getting a college degree online dramatically reduces the emission of carbon dioxide. According to DIG, it leads to around 92% reduction in environmental impact which is travel-related.

Use Less Campus Resources
Campus education adds much to the creation of carbon footprints. SEI records that the UK school system emits 9.25 million metric ton of carbon dioxide annually. As compared to a separate educational infrastructure, your home office uses less energy, thereby contributing hugely towards reducing carbon footprint.

Use Less Paper
In online education, learning happens on the screen rather than using a large amount of paper in the traditional learning methods. By earning your college degree online, therefore, you are saving trees. There is no need of expensive books, writing notes and submitting essays in online education. It is a great way to reduce carbon footprints and make world better and greener.

Promote Large-scale Conservation
A single online class can cater to the learning requirements of a large number of students. Nearly the same amount of server space is required to provide online education to one student or several students. Therefore, online education also promotes large scale conservation.

Increase Awareness on More Civic Responsibilities
Due to the flexible format of online education, larger number of students including non-traditional students can access the learning programs. Online degree programs has raised the level of education immensely, thereby educating more and more students and making them aware of world’s environmental problems.

Create a Global Network
Through online education programs, students from far across the world and several cultural backgrounds can share their experience together. This, in turn, creates a huge global community. Virtual classrooms result in the creation of large global communities who can all work towards reducing the carbon footprints, saving the world and making it a greener place to live.