Most of us believe the wrong stories about how to become successful. We are buying into these lies like; “you don’t need to work so hard”, “you need fortune or good luck to smile on you” “just stay positive, pray and believe” and so on and you will become successful. I guess that’s one of the reasons why so many youths have given into playing the lottery to get rich.
Agreed there is a certain amount of randomness to life, but more often success and failure are all about making choices and repeating them most of the time. Our society always like to use certain labels to describe successful people, we are told they got lucky, they had a miracle, they didn’t work that had, they just prayed and believed but while all that may be true, successful people didn’t just do only that, they made good choices and decisions.
Unfortunately today many of us are not willing make the right choices and decisions yet we want to be successful. We consider the right choices as being too difficult a sacrifice to pay now. Many of us are not willing to delay gratification; if come across little money, all we think about is how to spend it. Successful people understand that they have to spend their time on things that matter, always focusing on their dreams and goals. They face their responsibilities and hold themselves accountable. They are always willing to step out of their comfort zones and face their fears even when it will be much easier to stay where they feel safe. Continue reading Success by Luck?→
I have been failed a lot of times by people and I guess others may say the same about me. Sometimes people fail you or you fail people not because you do it intentionally but just because you are human and it is in your nature. Man forgets…man fails, yet many people still put their trust in man.
I hear many folks talk about their parents, family members, bosses, political leaders and the promises they made to them which make them so happy. Well guys even the most honest among us still fails, still forgets…because he is man. The only thing that is sure is God’s word. God is as good as His Word. And God’s Word is as good as He is. Do you have God’s promise? Do you have God’s Word? Then just rejoice. That is as good as having it.
There is a great old story about a block of marble that was cut at the quarries in Carara, Italy and sent to Florence to be made into a statue by one of the great artisans of the city. It was brought into town and one of the great artists, Donatello saw this block of marble; but because of its imperfections, he rejected it immediately. And so it sat in a cathedral yard for a couple of years. Another artist came by and looked at it. His name was Michaelangelo. And Michaelangelo, seeing the imperfections said, “There’s an angel trapped inside and I must set it free.” He began working on the marble, and January 25, 1504 he unveiled his greatest work—David, the great statue by Michaelangelo.
There are many of us who have been rejected because of our flaws. Our families, friends, even churches have denied us because of our cracks and imperfections. Maybe in your case they don’t expect you to become anything good in this life, so they don’t even bother attending to you anymore. if that is the case with you, I want you to think about that story and know that it isn’t over for you just because the people you care about have given up on you. Continue reading God Has Chosen You→