Thursday, 16 April 2015
Making progress in life depends on so many factors, and the above is one of it. An individual who wants progress must allow those factors to be part of his or her own life if they mean to succeed. Think about obedience, discipline, humility, faithfulness and relationship for example. In this little book, am going to talk about some few of them in a way that will make you have fun as you continue with me, and I do pray that God will enrich your life through these.
Early 2005 I attended a conference that challenged me a lot. At the conference, the preacher wisely preached on the alphabets of progress, a message that I can help you obtain if you want. This message rang and rang in my ears like a baby and its mother. Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, PHD said that if we are willing to progress in life, we must always start with the first alphabet of progress which is A. A stands for the word ACCEPT.
He said, those wiling to progress must accept Jesus, others before himself or herself (yourself), and this gives us “JOY” where J is for Jesus, O for others and Y is for you.
Very many of us go through life gambling with what we have. Some of us go on grumbling, lamenting instead of focusing. They focus on non-essentials rather than essentials and by the time, they know it is already late for them to do what they were supposed to do. What a misery is it to waste life and talents that could have been of help to many?
To be able to make it in life, we all need to stay focused and faithful. These are the basic keys for achievers. Without focus, a car light or touch light cannot travel far. Think about somebody riding a bicycle or driving a car, if that person refuses to focus, he or she will be off the road or may run into another car or bicycle.
The same thing applies to life as well. It is therefore very important to have undiverted attention in whatever you want to do in this life. For example, in our world today people do complain that they do not hear the voice of God. The issue is that we are so busy and have focused our attention on materialistic things that when God speaks we do not understand. Friend of mine, diverted attention leads to failure.
Friend, what am trying to say is that, we should accept who we are without worries and give God the glory and He will glorify Himself in us. This is because; to make success in life depends on, first acceptance.
As the artist creates the image the way she wants to see it, so did God create us the way He want to see us. Beautiful or ugly as I am, one thing I know is that God created me and He loves me so much as His own image. Being black, short, white is not the issue. The issue is, I am saved and a son of God who created the universe.
Having this qualification gives me the liberty to be myself and own all the good things that my father provided for me at the beginning. However, this does not give me the guarantee to mess up with his word that he used to create all things. He is love as well as consuming fire.
My loving one, any limitation you come across is self-imposed, and nobody’s imposition Psalm 8 and 2.
Let me tell you something funny, Satan does abuse some people’s lives because they do not know their identity in Jesus Christ. Who is Satan? Does he have earthly body? If he does not have earthly body, which implies that he has no passport or visas into your life and property. He is only an intruder.
Do not allow him to take advantage of you. He is nobody. He is a vagabond. He has no home here on earth and in heaven as well. He is an intimidator. Be wise and sack him out of your premises in Jesus Name.
My loving one, you see, the problem is always with us and not God as some do say. We are the creators of our own hells and heavens as well as our failures and success’. Somebody said that we are what we think. You see, what we think become our attitude and action, our attitude and actions became our character, and our character becomes our future or destiny as some call it. The contract you sign in your mind will be permanent. What are you signing and writing there?
I have been living in Italy for more than six years now. My personal research has proved that the greatest barrier to black Immigrants in Italy is not racism. Although racism exists, the greatest problem as I see is the language. The language is the greatest barrier for many immigrants. Not knowing this, many have the mindset that it is racism, and thus they continue in mediocrity instead of heroism.
Although there are many opportunities in the system, some of them continue to circulate this odd information around instead of encouraging the young who are coming up.
Friend, you may have a similar problem in your life, and my key is, does not believe this. Counteract that by seeking the right information. When you obtain information, you will know what is around you and get rid if negative image that the world is trying to put on you.
There are certain people in life who think that because they did not make it somewhere, other people too cannot make it. Many years ago, when I came to Italy, I was advised by my pastor’s wife by name Georgina that I should learn the language. In trying to do this, one evening, I met a man who told me that I should ignore the language because it is not important. My reply to him was, “dad, I cannot, because it will help me in the future.”
If I had allowed his voice to hinder me, I would have hindered my future. What I mean is, my first book was in Italian, and the counsel came from the director of the school. Though I had the dream, this woman propelled the dreams fulfilment. Her name is Luiza.
My dear friends, if you will like to make progress in life do not allow your image to sink, because people who sink die soon. They cannot swim. Allow that image and give it the energy to grow and fly without stepping on anyone.
To develop your image, you must reject self-pity and the past. Have you failed? That is the past. Once you are in Christ, remember that He has made you new and a son after his own image. Without rejecting your bitter past, you cannot do better in life. The only thing that it can do for you is you learn the better things out of them. Let them serve as experience and move on into the future ahead of you.
Progress in your life will always begin from where you are. Accept yourself and move on to achieving what you want. Make use of the available resources and people around you. God knows that you can and you surely can do that. Move on now! Think about Joseph in the bible, he discovered that his only hope was God and nobody.
Joseph saw God as his source and resource of progress and it became real to him. He decided to use his dreaming experience to help others, and God glorified Himself in that and made him to be free and king in a land where he was once a slave.
My loving friend, I have good news for you from my friend Isaiah. Can you please read Isaiah 52 vs., 2 and Isaiah 60 vs. 2 for me before we continue? God will bless you if you do that for me. Amen. The call of Isaiah to you is that you should wake up, after waking up, you need to arise and shine not as the stars as the world believe, but as the sun. You must make a difference because you are a daughter and son of God.
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