Success Principles

Success Principles

Success Principles

Accept
Accept others for who they are and for the choices they have made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives or actions.

Break Away
Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

Create
Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness together.

Decide
Decide that you’ll be successful and happy, come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

Explore
Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you’ll learn more about yourself.

Forgive
Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

Grow
Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

Hope
Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

Ignore
Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

Journey
Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, is mostly by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day and you will grow in Knowledge.

Know
Know that no matter how bad things seem to be, they will always get better. The harshest winter always follows the warmth of Spring.

Love
Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there is no room for anything else. But when love is in your heart, there’s room for endless happiness.

Manage
Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you’ll suffer less stress and worry. Then you’ll be able to focus on the important things in life.

Notice
Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering people. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.

Open
Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there’s still much to be thankful for.

Play
Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

Question
Ask many questions, because you are here to learn and be informed.

Relax
Refuse to let worry and stress rule your Life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

Share
Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times Multiplied.

Try
Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

Use
Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that is wasted has no value. Talent that is made into efforts will bring unexpected rewards.

Value
Value the friends and family members who have supported and encouraged you and be there for them as well.

Work
Work hard every day to be the best person you aspire to be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

X-Ray
Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you will see the goodness and beauty within.

Yield
Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you will find success at the end of the road.

Zoom
Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rears its ugly head. Let nothing interfere with your goals. Instead, focus on your abilities, in your dreams, and a brighter tomorrow.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”Acts 20:32

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.
1 Kings 2:3

For some days now, we have been considering God’s factor to success in comparison with other popular factors, such as location and choice of vocation. One variable that remains constant in all the scriptures we have considered thus far is the word of God. As we have seen, while your location or choice of career/business may be relevant to your success, inasmuch as those are in tandem with your divine gifting and natural strength, these variables can change from person to person, and do not necessarily have universal application.

Someone who deals in night soil in a remote village can be extremely prosperous, whilst another person engaged in similar vocation in a city will not be as successful. The same way engineers or medical doctors operating in the same location would have varying degree of success. This shows that the variables of location and vocation are not certain to guarantee success.

However, one variable that is constant and is not subject to the principle of place or vocation is the word of God. No matter the career path you are engaged, or what location you are based, God does not need these to prosper you. According to the passage above, all He needs to make you a success is your dutiful adherence to His word – to keep His charge, walk in His ways, and keep His statutes, then you will prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
Joshua 1:7

Success experts and motivational speakers have also told us that success is a function of location. Perhaps, this is true, but that is to the extent that such location refers to an intangible one, as against a physical environment. Because in the passage above, God tells us that He will prosper whoever observes His laws and strictly adheres to them, anywhere such person is!

That tells us that God-given prosperity is not a function of place, but a consequence of unflinching commitment to the word of God. Perhaps, this can be a turnaround for the millions of people who desire to leave their country of origin in search of greener pastures in another country. Your prosperity is not determined by your physical environment, your prosperity is determined by your inclination to the word of God.

If you channel all the energy you devote to pursuing means to check out of your country to studying and applying the counsel of God, you would see a significant improvement in your bottom line. Now, that assurance is premised on nothing else but the integrity of the word of God alone.

It does not cost God anything to bless you. Oftentimes, we are the one restraining His hand by our half-hearted devotion to Him. He vouches that He will prosper whoever observes His law wherever he/she goes. This shows that the prosperity of such person will not be a function of his/her physical location, but as a result of his/her commitment to God’s word.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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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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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 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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