The Variables of Success and Prosperity (Part 2)

The Variables of Success and Prosperity (Part 2)

The Variables of Success and Prosperity (Part 2)

Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
Deuteronomy 29:9

The pursuit of success and prosperity has led many into subscribing to career or professional paths that run contrary to their natural strength and divine gifting. So many people have chosen perceived high-profile professions with the aim of gaining wealth and fame thereby. But this has often proved counter-productive, as they neither found happiness nor success in what they do. Instead, frustration sums their days and clouds the joy they could have derived from doing what they were made for.

Meanwhile, contrary to popular belief that you have to do certain businesses or practise certain professions to be prosperous, the passage above tells us God says what needs be done is to keep the words of His covenant. In other words, He is saying keep the terms He spelt out in His engagements with our forbears in the Bible, both in the old and new testaments, then you will be prosperous –  irrespective of what you do as career or business!

God has declared that silver and gold are His, the same with the earth and all that exist on it. And whoever He pleases He blesses with the resources of the earth, irrespective of the person’s race or vocation.

For emphasis, God-given prosperity does not depend on what you do. To God, the job or business you do is immaterial, as He can bless anything, no matter how menial, as long as it is legal and not injurious to the wellbeing of others. God can make a meagre vocation a high-income earner. The key is to be engaged doing something, not staying idle, and to diligently keep His rules for living. That way, your prosperity is sure.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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The Variables of Success and Prosperity (Part 1)

The Variables of Success and Prosperity (Part 1)

The Variables of Success and Prosperity (Part 1)

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8

Over the years, motivational speakers and authors have given us numerous principles of success. We’ve been told countless things we need to do and things we must discontinue doing if we want to be successful.

By human reasoning, most of the recommendations have some logical validity. However, it takes a lot to remember the numerous success tips, talk less of applying them. And considering that every success expert claims that his/her tips have been applied by others with measurable success, that adds more pressure on the readers/listeners, which then results in frustration when one cannot sustain the tips.

God is the Creator of us all. In addition to us, He also instituted success, prosperity, healthiness and other material/emotional states we desire. God has His own idea as to what we should do to attain success. And it is interesting to note that His requirements are not far-fetched. They are unbelievably simple, perhaps, that is why we often do not give them a thought; as they sound just too simple to be true.

The passage above gives us an insight into the mind of God concerning success and prosperity. God did not require that you do some rigorous routine to be successful. All He demands is to keep His laws constantly in our mouth, in our mind, and in our conducts. He then affirms that it is by so doing that we will prosper and have good success.

His describing the kind of success you will have as “good” means that there is bad success – the kind of success that is not sustainable and leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of the successful. I want the kind of success He can deliver. What about you?

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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How to Achieve Success in the Marketplace

How to Achieve Success in the Marketplace

How to Achieve Success in the Marketplace

Two friends joined a wholesale company together just after their graduation. Both worked very hard.

After several years, the boss promoted one of them to the post of Senior Sales Executive but the other remained a Sales Executive.

One day, the one who was not promoted could not take it anymore. He tendered his resignation and complained that the boss did not value hard-working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.

The boss knew that he worked very hard for the years he’d spent in the company, but in order to help him realize the difference between him and his counterpart who was promoted, he sent him a task.

“Go and find out if anyone is selling watermelon in the market.”

The disgruntled fellow went and then returned saying, “Yes, there is someone.”

The boss asked how much per kilogram? Not having the answer, this young man had to go back to the market to ask. He later returned to inform the boss that the price was $12 per kilogram.

The boss then told him we would send the one that was promoted on the same errand and he should pay close attention to his response.

The other man went on the same errand and returned saying, “Boss, there is only one person selling watermelon. The cost is $12 per kg and $100 for 10 kg. He has an inventory of 340 melons. On the table, there were 58 melons, with each one weighing about 15 kg. They were purchased from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red with good quality.”

The jealous worker was very impressed by the answer of his friend and realized the difference between both of them. He decided not to resign anymore, but rather to learn from him.

To be successful in the marketplace, you must be observant, think more, have a holistic perspective and go the extra mile. Go to work today with a better approach to your work or business, and you will rule the market.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. – Daniel 6:3

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I Carry A Cross in My Pocket

I Carry A Cross in My Pocket

I carry a cross in my pocket,
A simple reminder to me
That I am a Christian,
No matter where I may be.

This little cross isn’t magic,
Nor is it a good luck charm.
It isn’t meant to protect me
From every physical harm.

It’s not for identification
For all the world to see.
It’s simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.

It reminds me too, to be thankful
For my blessings every day,
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do or say.

When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or a key,
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me.

It’s also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to His care.

So, I carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding none but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life,
If only I’ll let Him be.

– Author Unknown

Meditation: Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.Revelation 22:14

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The Master’s Vow

The Master’s Vow

The Master’s Vow

In the country of Armenia, in 1988, Samuel and Danielle sent their young son, Armand, off to school. Samuel squatted before his son and looked him in the eye. “Have a good day at school, and remember, no matter what, I’ll always be there for you.” They hugged and the boy ran off to school.

Hours later, a powerful earthquake rocked the area. In the midst of the pandemonium, Samuel and Danielle tried to discover what happened to their son but they couldn’t get any information. The radio announced that there were thousands of casualties. Samuel then grabbed his coat and headed for the schoolyard. When he reached the area, what he saw brought tears to his eyes. Armand’s school was a pile of debris. Other parents were standing around crying.

Samuel found the place where Armand’s classroom used to be and began pulling a broken beam off the pile of rubble. He then grabbed a rock and put it to the side, and then grabbed another one.

One of the parents looking on asked, “What are you doing?” “Digging for my son,” Samuel answered. The man then said, “You’re just going to make things worse! The building is unstable,” and tried to pull Samuel away from his work.

Samuel just kept working. As time wore on, one by one, the other parents left. Then a worker tried to pull Samuel away from the rubble. Samuel looked at him and said, “Won’t you help me?” The worker left and Samuel kept digging.

All through the night and into the next day, Samuel continued digging. Parents placed flowers and pictures of their children on the ruins. But, Samuel just kept working. He picked up a beam and pushed it out of the way when he heard a faint cry. “Help! Help!” Samuel listened but didn’t hear anything again. Then he heard a muffled voice, “Papa?”

Samuel began to dig furiously. Finally, he could see his son. “Come on out, son!” he said with relief.

“No,” Armand said. “Let the other kids come out first because I know you’ll get me.” Child after child emerged until, finally, little Armand appeared. Samuel took him in his arms and Armand said, “I told the other kids not to worry because you told me that you’d always be there for me!”

Fourteen children were saved that day because one father was faithful.

How much more faithful is our heavenly Father! Whether trapped by fallen debris or ensnared by life’s hardships and struggles, we are never cut off from God’s faithfulness. He is true to His character. He is reliable and trustworthy and can always be counted on.

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations…”

“For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever.”

By Daily Encourager

Meditation: God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, – Psalm 46:1-2

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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How to Obtain Wisdom for Salvation

How to Obtain Wisdom for Salvation

and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith

– 2 Timothy 3:15

Wisdom is the supreme possession. The Bible describes it as the most important thing. Wisdom is the key ingredient needed for success in life, and it is applicable in all situations. Wisdom makes a fulfilled person, a successful career, a happy home, a fruitful activity, a peaceful and prosperous nation, a profitable business, an impactful ministry, etc. And the wisdom deployed to achieve one may not necessary be applicable in another; hence, the need to continually evolve in wisdom in order to succeed in the various dynamics of life.

The Bible also tells us that even God used wisdom whilst creating the heavens and earth (Prov 8:22-31). And if you consider the enormous complexity of the earth – not to mention the heavens – you would realise what it means to employ wisdom in the execution of anything.

It is an accepted fact that each of us would die someday and, after death, there is a longer spell of life, which could be either painful or blissful, depending on one’s inclination to Jesus Christ while on earth. Those that accepted Him as their Lord and lived in accordance with His teachings are said to have obtained ‘salvation’, a process of being that will result in a blissful life after death.

Salvation is both instantaneous and transitional. At the point of surrendering your life to the authority of Christ and confessing Him as Lord, you become saved. But, it doesn’t end there; everything you do afterwards must align with your salvation status. It takes wisdom to be saved; it also takes wisdom to remain saved. Salvation is not automatic, and once saved doesn’t mean always saved. The passage above tells us the Scriptures is where we can find the wisdom we need to make our salvation sure. So, let’s make the Scriptures a daily must-read.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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