TALENT IS NEVER ENOUGH

WHAT IS TALENT?

Talent is a natural aptitude or skill. It’s an innate abilities possessed by an individual that distinguishes him from others. That’s why you’ll often hear someone saying this *guy is talented*
Talent is an essential part of success, & manifesting true greatness in life. Part of that which we celebrate in great men in the world today is their talent but after all is said and done, *Talent isn’t enough*
Truth be told, talent can take you up, but cannot keep you up forever! So there are other factors that must be in place in order to back up your talent. Tonight promises to be very insightful, I pray for grace to be able to pass these truths across. IJN

WHY IS TALENT NOT ENOUGH?

Just as you can’t depend solely on crayfish to have a delicious jollof rice, so is it with talent & success…
So I’ll be sharing with us tonight some other factors that MUST be in place.

1. BELIEF

The first & greatest obstacle to success for most people is their lack of belief in themselves…Lack of belief can act as a ceiling on your talent
However when people believe in themselves, they unleash power in themselves and resources around them that almost immediately take them to a higher level. Belief helps you see the big picture & reach for it.

Areas your beliefs must come to play;

A. Believe in yourself
B. Believe in your potential
C. Believe in your assignment
This is true because over time *You’ll become on the outside what you strongly believe on the inside*
Never you forget that..

2. PASSION

Passion energizes your talent. What carries people to the top?
What makes people dare the impossible?
What makes men go the extra mile in their journey in life?
The answer is *PASSION*
Passion is more important than a plan. Because passion creates fire.. I’m yet to meet a passionate person who lacked energy, not possible. As long as passion is there, failure isn’t an option. Let me briefly show to you *The power of Passion*
A. Passion is the first step to Achievement
B. Passion increases willpower
C. Passion produces energy
D. Passion is the foundation for Excellence
E. Passion is the key to success
F. Passion makes a person contagious
Like Ralph Waldo Emerson said *Every great & commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm*
Truth be told; *Death isn’t the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live* If you don’t possess the energy that you desire, then you need to fire up your passion.

Here’s how to do it;

A. Prioritize your life according to your passion.
B. Protect your passion.
C. Pursue your passion with everything you’ve got!
Let’s move onto the 3rd factor…

3. FOCUS

Watch children playing, and what do you see? *They move quickly from one toy to another & from activity to activity* They expend tremendous amounts of energy but get little done.
Focus does not come naturally to us, yet it is essential for anyone who wants to make the most of his talent
*Having talent without focus is like being an octopus on roller skates.* You can be sure that there will be plenty of movement, but you won’t know in what direction it will be. Talent with focus directs you & has the potential to take you far…
Let’s discuss briefly on *THE POWER OF FOCUS*
A. Focus increases your energy
B. Focus lifts you
C. Focus expands your life
D. Focus must be intentional sustained
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of your today
*You cannot put Same energy meant for your future into your past.* Focus on the present & make today count!

4. PREPARATION

Not been prepared puts you out of position.
Preparation is what separates winners from losers in the race of life
*Spectacular achievement comes from unspectacular preparation* As a matter of fact; *Talent maybe given, but success you must earn*
Lemme give to us some *PREPARATION PRINCIPLE*
A. Preparation allows you to tap into your talent.
B. Preparation is a process, not an event.
C. Preparation precedes opportunity
D. Preparation for tomorrow begins with the right use of today.
E. Preparation requires continually good perspective.
F. Good preparation leads to action.

FACTS TO NOTE ABOUT PREPARATION

*The only thing that relieves pressure is preparation.*

*Preparation doesn’t begin with what you do, it begins with what you believe*

*If you’re preparing for today, chances are, you will not be repairing tomorrow*
And lastly…

5. PRACTICE

Like the popular saying goes
*Practice makes perfect* it is true till date.
Practice sharpens your talent.
Let’s look briefly at *THE POWER OF PRACTICE*
A. Practice enables development
B. Practice leads to discovery
C. Practice demands discipline
This is true, because we’re a sum total of what we repeatedly do! Understanding makes all the difference in our lives And I pray that as we apply our hearts to these truth we shall rise to higher level in life In Jesus name.. God bless you all
God bless the PLP family.

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Christianity in a multi cultural environment

*PROLOGUE:*

I am privileged to present some intellectual, philosophical, cultural, political and educative issue to us this evening. As a Christian Youth minister and a missionary in the making. This discuss entails me touching a little politics as regards world matters (humanity and human right), and take different stand points such as being a Christian , Jew and a Muslim. I would be so glad to bring us to a point of understanding of history and our today’s reality.

*Topic: Christianity in a multi cultural environment: OUTLINE

_Prologue_
_Judaic-Christianity Era a little history and summary_
_Today’s reality and era_
_Migration and its role_
_The multicultural Society from a Muslim point of view_
_Common values of the Jews , Muslims and Christians_
_Secularism_
_Approaching Multiculturalism_
_Personal experience_
_Conclusion_
_Q and A_
*#Judaic- Christianity Era a little history and Summary* Christianity as a religion and as a unique world view is one that can’t be isolated from her Judaic origin. This brings us to having a canonical glance at the bible. Examining the Torah, the Pentateuchs, the Chronicles, the Canticles, the Prophets and the Goodnews and the Epistles .
I wouldn’t want us to forget that Noah’s ark was the preserver of mankind. We all got separated and scattered abroad . Cultures were formed and people were raised on different continent.
Looking at the scriptures, we can see how God’s own people evolved from being multitribal to being multicultural, it started from the days of Joseph his wife wasn’t from the fold, looking at the days of Moses his father in law wasn’t Hebrew, then Joshua days was on wars and rumors of war took them from one territory to another. The escaped in Jericho the walled city made them bring in the harlot into the fold named the Rechab (Rechabite), then on their way to Ai they had some morality problem and started bringing in more few people. After the Ai’s victory the Gibeonite subtly outwitted the great Joshua and their population made their ways into the camp. Later we observed that the Israelites when there was famine left the land their fathers conquered for bread and intermarried. Such were the history of Ruth and others it went on and on . The days of great rulers like Nebuchadnezzar and co. till the days of Jesus. Jesus days was a definition on a new era and missions of men. The great civilisation was on the roman civilisations and before then were a lot that rose and fell. Then the Holy Spirit fell on Pentecost revealing that Christianity has a committed cause to multiculturalism.

TODAY’S REALITY AND ERA In the wake of the end of the cold war and ideological confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States some western ideologues and politicians are raising the spectre of another period of turmoil and conflict based this topic on religious differences.

They foresee a threat to western values and culture challenge to is recent ideological “triumph” from a resurgent Islam based on the latter’s growing numerical economic and military strength. This indeed is an ominous signal at a time when peace and co-operation is most essential.
The world today is passing through a period of rapid change.

The unprecedented proliferation of knowledge, information and technology is expanding the horizon of the world that we have long known. Globalization made possible by revolutionary developments in information and communications technology has on the one hand brought peoples and nations together and on the other made them interdependent as never before.

Problems in under-developed and war-torn countries are leading to exoduses of their people towards a better future in Europe. Although illegal immigration is rife in our time, Europe’s economy is moving to a point where it is going to need an influx of immigrants to strengthen its workforce.

*Thus, a multicultural society is today inevitable*.

Followers of the World’s greatest religions come to live together as one nation. Jews, Christians and Muslims have become neighbors literally. And this phenomenon will only grow in the future.

The question is, *can Jews, Christians and Muslims live together in peace?*
*Will they be able to live as one nation?* Or
*will there be a confrontation of values?*
*And what about the secular state, which must legislate for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike?*
*Can citizens of a secular state, who actively practice their respective religions, be active in social and political life?*
Or *will they become marginalized?*

These are the challenges, which the multicultural society must face in our time.

*#MIGRATION- AND ITS ROLE*

For the past few years, especially during the warm summer months, we have seen hundreds of migrants arriving on Europe’s and America’s shores illegally by boat. Most of them never wanted to land there, but had their sights set on mainland Europe.

The overwhelming number of arrivals had its toll on the Maltese , Caribbeans, Germans, Americans, Russians, Canadians and few other countries in Asia with open door policy to immigrants by education and war and refugees boot camping, and the issues of racism culture, religion were all brought up. This to an extent brings division amongst indigenous lawmaker to a certain extent, division regarding the issue. Opinions varied, some were extreme.

A fear that a large influx of people would change their culture and religion was and still is present. However the general idea is that the destination country maybe too small to take large numbers of immigrants, so a solution must be found for these people in other, larger, countries.

The attitude towards migration is not only defined by rational arguments. Even though we can prove that increasing migration has both a cultural and economic advantage to our society, this still does not have to lead to a different attitude towards ‘foreigners’.

We have to consider which conditions in our thinking are necessary to change our attitude towards the foreigner. The way we think about ‘foreigners’ has in essence much to do with the way we perceive ourselves.
One of the most important foundations for a policy that does not welcome the foreigner (of the restrictive foreigner’s policy) is the fear that comes from the sense of threat. The foreigner is perceived as a threat. Not only because of the number of foreigners that would arrive but more importantly because of the unknown. This implies evading a confrontation with the ‘difference’. To maintain the evasion there follows aversion, also because of a misplaced sense of superiority. We see ourselves as highly civilized and developed against others who are less civil and developed.

Chenjerai Hovc, a writer from Zimbabwe wrote: “ …. I resent living in a country where everyone thinks and says the same. That is boring. I want to see straight and crooked noses, weird, ugly and beautiful faces. That is my ideal. That is why I put colour in my work”
*#The Multicultural Society from a Muslim Point of View*

The Muslim, acknowledging one Creator, claims to sees humanity as one. Thus, to the Muslim, colour, race and language the obvious external differences within the family of man- are signs of God’s wondrous creativity, the God-ordained diversity of mankind within its overall unity. Such outward differences can never constitute a reason for either looking up to or despising another individual, for the only criteria Islam acknowledges for distinction or greatness among human beings are spiritual and moral qualities such as the excellence of a person’s character.

I highlighted this because this happen to be a point by which or from which you can start up a discussion apologetically with a Muslim. *#Judaism, Christianity and Islam Common Values*

All great near eastern religions including Islam, Christianity and Judaism have a similar origin, background and historical context. Jews, Christians and Muslims all revere Abraham as a Patriarch or a great prophet. Jews, Christians and Muslims also revere Moses, while Muslims have great respect for Jesus, although Islam and Christianity differ regarding the nature of Jesus and his mission on Earth.
*Many important elements are common between Islam and Christianity. Muslims and Christians share many similar beliefs, values, moral injunctions and principles of behavior. Christians and Muslims believe in God the Creator, who is Eternal, Merciful, Forgiving and Just but at different depths.*

Jews are regarded by Muslims as ‘People of the Book’, along with Christians, because God had conveyed to them his Divine Guidance through Divine Scriptures revealed to different Prophets.

_Jews and some localized Christians lived alongside a majority of Palestinian Muslims (earthen) for hundreds of years in Palestine, and problems only started when an official Jewish state was declared on Palestinian land in 1948. Problems aggravated when, after 1967, more islands were annexed to the state of Israel. But conflicts here are not of a religious nature. This issue seems to be of recent political interest in our recent times._
Each of these three religions has played a vital role in inculcating a spirit of mutual accommodation and a sense of compassion and brotherhood among human beings irrespective of their differences in faith, colour or creed only in our modern civilisation. _This has often been a driving force for social reforms and checking oppression, injustice and exploitation._ An important contribution of religion is the promotion of a moral code and ethical principles and precepts. It has provided a global view of the world to its adherents, which traditionally remained limited to tribal and family matters.
In any case, the world has come a long way from the middle ages when religious strife and sectarian conflicts marked relations between and among different communities and disturbed peace and stability in the society.

For centuries. people of different faith lived side by side in peace and amity in the near east, south Asia, Europe and elsewhere.
No doubt, there were pockets marked by bloodshed, rivalry and competition but except for the crusades, which had their own peculiar driving force, these were essentially localized. *I can however say the later is systematized and agendaised on tables of World Power.* The Muslim and the Christian communities today constitute about 20% and 25% of the global population respectively. It would be unthinkable for such big communities to live in conflict and confrontation. Apart from the force of interdependence in an era of globalization to which reference has already been made, the emergence of what writers like V S Naipul describe as a universal civilization and cultural coming together of humanity and increasing acceptance of common values, beliefs, orientations and practices” would strongly argue against any such conflict along “fault lines” dividing civilisations. The need of the hour is to launch a concerted effort by public leaders, religious scholars, academics and civil society to highlight the common message of universal brotherhood, friendship and harmony which are the main themes of all religions and to work unitedly towards a prosperous, stable and harmonious international community. Did you observed that Even until this Point I haven’t mentioned or shared Any scripture .. ?

The proverbs are filled with Wits on how to survive in tour society…

Solomon Was at his peak when he really aimed at raising a multicultural Society. He married from far lands and we know the Result… Before I continue , I have be careful to mention the Federation where a I live because my chats can be read , since I have registered this number on whatsapp. Mentioning the country’s name is a keyword that the Feds ,FBI there uses to track terrorism acts and to do some followup on people.

*#SECULARISM*

Secularism started in the West as a response to ‘theocratic’ systems where the state imposed the law of Religion on its citizens so that the law of the state and religious law were one and the same.

*Secularism today makes a distinction between state and religion.* In a secular society, citizens are allowed to practice any religion, as long as the law of the state is nor broken. Also, when legislating, he government of a secular state is guided by the laws of any religion but by a set of values which, in many societies, is called a constitution. There are, however, various levels of secularism. In Malta, for example, which is a secular state, the President of the Republic has stated various times that he would not endorse a law which goes against his set of values and beliefs. And that is his right. Again in Malta divorce is illegal, even for a marriage constituted only under Maltese law. This is because the Maltese Government is Roman Catholic and divorce is prohibited in the Roman Catholic Religion. Having said the above, can citizens who practice Judaism, Christianity and Islam live in harmony with the law in a secular state?
The answer would generally be yes, because a secular state normally does not prohibit its citizens from practicing their religion freely neither does it make them do what is prohibited in their religion.

No secular state, for example, forces Jews to work on Saturday, Christians to use artificial contraception, or Muslims lo drink alcohol. Nonetheless, here are exceptions. The prohibition of girls and women wearing the Muslim headscarves in government places in France is a classic case. Here, even though a Muslim girl or woman is obliged to cover her hair according to her Religion, the state has prohibited her from doing so. This law did not affect Jews and Christians in the same manner, since Jews are not obliged to wear the star of David, neither are Christians obliged to wear crucifixes
But in the main, there is no conflict as regards religion and a secular state.
[11/12, 9:47 PM] ‪+7 987 509-98-18‬: The country where I live has a limited religious right secular right. It has the history of being communist and understanding it literarily that communism was God then. But when the system fell and failed in 1991 the fathers returned writing the constitution and limiting a lot of rights .

Some of which has been rumors. Religious activities should be personal and only personal is envisaged on the secular level. You can’t talk about Christ on the street , or invite someone to church , you can’t ask someone to accept Christ as his Savior.
To preach in the church you must be registered with the government. This called for radical means of sharing the good news. Home cell units etc.
Well it was recorded in history that Russian killed its Christians and impersonated many , cause they were against the world war. That generation raised the present two and half decade generation. Secularism and impacting lives is strategic for us on this side of the world. You really need to be like the greeks to really win some. This is Christianity demands in a multicultural society.

*# APPROACHING MULTI-CULTURALISM*

There are generally three approaches to multiculturalism.
The first approach is _intolerance_ taking the extreme form of killing biologically or socially (marginalization) other cultures: or imprinting on them the *culture of the invader /colonizer/ empire builder.* Nothing compares to Western imperialism in its extreme asymmetry, imposing language, body language and religion, barely assimilating some spices and dishes into their own culture The idea of possessing the only valid faith, as in the Papal Bull of May 4, 1493, Inter Caetera set the tone; handing over territories (even yet to be discovered) to the Spanish Kings.
The second approach is _tolerance_, better than _intolerance_, but only a passive, peaceful coexistence, essentially signaling *”I am generous that I tolerate that you exist”* This opens for world of *(dominant) nation state ha tolerate each other, better than imperialism with a cultural component.* And it opens for human rights inside the states protecting ‘minorities’. The formula facilitates a transition from a multicultural world to multicultural societies. But this is not good enough in a world where different cultures will have ever broader and deeper contact. _If intolerance leads being denied, then obviously the later prevails. The dominant culture has won._ Some compromises may be carved out as small niches for one’s own culture.
The third approach _is dialogue_, based on mutual respect and curiosity like *”how wonderful that you are different from me. then we can learn from each other and maybe develop something new!” *This is not a debate which is a form of warfare with verbal means, to show that the other side is false/ wrong /bad /ugly/ profane. A major step forward for a multicultural society is with the parts seeing each other as sources of mutual enrichment.
*It is not frequent. But this active peaceful coexistence is clearly a jump forward*.
Let us Read this –

*Proverbs. 25:21-28: 26:4-5.* If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the Lord will reward you. The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue an angry countenance. It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. A righteous man who falters before the wicked Is like a murky spring and a polluted well. It is not good to eat much honey; So to seek one’s own glory is not glory. Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.
Proverbs 25:21‭-‬24‭, ‬26‭-‬28 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/pro.25.21-28.NKJV

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.
Proverbs 26:4‭-‬5 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/pro.26.4-5.NKJV

*# Personal Experience*

– Answering crazy questions … How long would you be here ?
– Can I feel your hair ?
– Do you like our girls ?
– How does having sex feel with our girls better than with black ?
– Are you a Christian , your Christianity is not the original our Orthodoxy is the best ?
– Do you drink vodka ?
– Is your Church a sect ?
– Hey what are you saying monkey (heard this once in 4years) ?

Its endless …

CONCLUSION.

I have refused to bring it to the table that the language is a key you don’t want to ever Miss it make you feel like one of those in the community. I can imagine the numbers of languages Apostle Paul knew. The was earthly relevant and heavenly focused. The goodnews of Salvation needs to be channeled in very proportionate ways to conserve the truth of Jesus’s saving Power.

*We must open our hearts and minds to each other*. Instead of sensing danger when somebody is different let us be filled with joy at the opportunity to learn, to enrich and be enriched. to live in peace and create peace.

Evangelism included circus acting , street dancing and concerts and organising Seminars called *”Alpha course”*.

As Christians , We must have a lifelong dedication to _increasing knowledge and sensitivity to major multicultural groups, by leaning about their values, customs, world views. political history and contributions to humanity._

In the emerging reality of the “global village” international peace, co-operation and understanding is a vital imperative we must strive to lead.
Like I said in the beginning a circumspect view of different Point of view will be my stance.

This alone can sustain and promote common aspirations of human kind to live a prosperous and purposeful life in peace, security and dignity.

Experiences of recent years have amply demonstrated that cooperation and understanding among nations create the environment conducive to attaining these common objectives. Equally, conflict and acrimony in any part of the world can vitiate the atmosphere even in far away lands,

Whilst keeping the basic message of devotion to Christ let us find new ways, acts and words to live together in harmony. _It is within the spirit of freedom of interpretation of one’s own religion that genuine respect for other religions can evolve._

Let the future be an era of active peace built in our hearts and our minds, and enacted in our deeds as we intently understand the right Christian values.

I drop the pen ✍🏿 here tonight …
I believe this is a Leadership Platform…
Details Are Import for Us…
And Christianity is a Detailed something…
The Power of God too is a detailed something…

*#PLP would never Die…*

Let the questions come in , either tonight or tomorrow… Remain Blessed

QUESTION

Sir what are the right Christian values?? And how can they be effectively practiced in this current multicultural environment

ANSWER

Jesus said it all , the disciple displayed it …

#high committed Christian
Would value things that in two category
#1. As regards to those in Christ
#2. As regards those that aren’t in the fold of Christ .
#be committed to the truth
#Fellowship – in the house and at the assembly
Peace lover
#1. Perfect in words
#1. Humility
#1.#2. Hospitable
#2. Easy accessibility Peace loving

QUESTION :

1.Is there a link between culture and religion, using Russia as a case study

2. How do we draw line between Christian values and cultural values

ANSWER

Well _culture_ is the way of life as we can define it.
_Religion_ is once choisest World view.

I would say Yes. I would need to say that culture serves you your most philosophies of life. Then correspondingly ones values are tied to these cues for living.

_Religion_ gives you a value system that is systemized. This makes religion a Support system or group.

What if I am an atheist , the culture I would have around my life must around must feed my conviction. I would also need group of people who believes the same things and We should meet often.

Remember: *Whatsoever you don’t feed dies.*

Using my country of habitation for an example , we are diverse , different Nations and Values. There are a lot of cultures here .
There are patriotic cultures that stems from the days of communist commitments.
There are national holidays that has become a culture.
There are days given to different causes Halloween, Beginning of different seasons, Christmas etc.
By the way, Christmas in this part of the world is celebrated in January and Easter is 2weeks after ours.

The culture and religion has a very strong grip on the nature of secularism. Secularism is systematised to kill religion and to elevate culture.

*#QUESTION 2 answer:*

Cultural Values are those practices that reminds us or keep save our history .
These values are _axiomatized_, no one seems to see what is wrong in it.
Many a cultural value may not be wrong using a biblical standard and few may be wrong.
Cultural values are preserved in our local proverbs , cultural songs, chieftaincy, cultural succession, dressings, languages, writings, caste system , burial rites and so on.

Christian Values are however much lighter as we have taken the yoke of Christ, we are free from yokes of cultural values in order words (Doctrines of men and those of the elders and philosophies etc).
This doesn’t mean we would demean these values. Christian has sacrificial understanding especially when relating with babes in Christ and the unregenerated. At the same time we don’t commit ourselves to these values or people who exalts the value.
Other times you must define a stand . and make it clear…

If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for everything…

Today I want us all to list Christian Values that Christ would have us hold dear and exalt.
Ask yourself why do I choose to do things this way and not that way ?

It would show you the state of your life.

Cultural Values are very beautiful.
Christian values are much more beautiful.
Be wise in striking the balance.
Note: the cultural value in a multicultural society is in two Category .
#1. Their cultural Value
#2. Your cultural Value

Read the Word of Life then your mind would be renewed to define the following (Romans 12:2);
* the good will of God
* the acceptable will of God
* the perfect will of God.

God bless you.

AYANFEOLUWA ALABETUTU

A christian Scientist, (Microbiologist, Molecular biologist and Molecular Geneticist). A Leader , Very Open and eagle focused , jovial and tough , demanding and Productive somebody… What I see I can Achieve…

Purpose : Raising Leading Youths in my generation. Relating Christ Life practically and making sure we all understand that we can be perfect in our Generation.

Mindset: Nondenominational, Jesus centred Libralist Christianity, Apologist.

Pivotal Life guiding Quote : The extent you know Christ is seeing in your relationship with people.

Domiciled : Mid Russia .

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SACRIFICE

Greetings PLP, I trust I’m right on time.

Special thanks to the administrators of this movement. It’s a privilege not taken for granted. By
Had to leave a lot to be here, likewise many of us..

So we’ll be quick and straight to the point.

Holy one, hallowed be your name, strengthen our hearts once again, through Jesus Christ Amen.
The aim of this teaching won’t be to convince anyone on the issue of sacrifice, as most of us already do. Rather, I’m trusting God it’ll be an eye opener leaving us with a choice to make.
The amount of knowledge at our disposal determines the degree of our victory. That is to say, what we are looking for, is in the knowledge we’ve not got. Upon my little x-ray of scriptures, I’ve concluded that, very few things moves the heart of God and one of such is Sacrifice. The reason many of our walk with God is slow and for some crippled is because we have nothing we target to apprehend in Christ.
I discovered that an occult needs no encouragement to practice sacrifice, because he/she has a goal in mind.

WHAT THEN IS SACRIFICE?

Sacrifice is a science or act of annihilating pleasure(s) for the sole aim of apprehending a greater goal. Philippians 3:7 ]But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Essentially, there is no need for sacrifice if there is/are no goal(s) to apprehend. That is to say, a man full of goals will be a man of many sacrifices. In otherwords, the higher the quality of a goal, the higher the cost of sacrifice . The weight of my goal’ll determine the weight of my sacrifice.
Sir Newton of blessed memory proposed in his 3rd law that “For every action (Goal), there is equal and opposite reaction (Sacrifice). Incinuating that the reality of our goals rides on the reality of our sacrifice.
The disciples saw no reason to Fast nor pray as long as Jesus was around. But as soon as he ascended, the weight of their calling shone on them. They needed no encouragement to remain in the upper room till the Holy Ghost came on and in them. They now knew that their lives depended on that intimacy.
They were aflamed with the purpose of their calling. In the face of hunger, pain, torture etc they kept on.
I dare to ask myself first, can I be like this men in my current dispensation?
Philippians 1:21
]For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
I remember an issue of Capitation which came up during my service year, sacrificing 1 month allowance (20,000) for the gospel. It was a struggle for many of us.

Why?

Ruminating back at this, I realized the answer, where my treasure is, there will my heart be also.
A life without sacrifices is a life without goals.
Marriage, career, academic exploits, business stability etc, all need sacrifice. Even Jesus couldn’t achieve much without sacrifice. Taking a sonograph into other aspects of our life, it is therefore imperative to say that

“The birth of anything valuable is always painful.”

Judges 13 Vs 7
[7]But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
Greatness flies and thrives on the wings of sacrifice.

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Little wonder great men have limited pleasures. We can’t eat our cake and have it back at the same time.
Sacrifice is an access route to the top. An entrepreneur who doesn’t understand financial sacrifice should be set to fold up. A couple who lacks self control in both speech and actions are bound to separate. An academic student void of sacrifice will end like the rest.

“Diligence can take you before kings and not before mere men, but sacrifice will make you a king after the order of Jesus who is now King of kings after summiting to sacrifice.” David Oyedepo.
If you don’t know sacrifice, you don’t know your way to the top. In other words you are not at the top because you don’t know how to sacrifice.

Sacrifice is the surest way to the top. Sacrifice is a common characteristic of all great men, whether Christian or not. If you doubt it ask me. 😍😃. We are all great men. HALLELUJAH

Success is no respecter of tribe or religion. It answers to principles, one of which is Sacrifice. “MostAfrican young men want to be like me but most can’t be awake to study at 2am. Aliko Dangote.”
“For the past 25 years, I can’t recall when last my back was on the bed at 1am. Apostle Johnson Suleman.”

“If you think my achievement is luck try working for the next 30years 16 hours daily. David Oyedepo.”

We’ll soon be drawing the curtain. A goal full life is a painful life, such a one is inhibited and chronically restricted to actions facilitating fulfillment of goals.
What then is the conclusion of the whole matter; Every destination we aspire to reach, someone has been there and is still there. Therefore

Hebrews 6:12
[12]That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.Be ye followers of them who through the right means of godly Sacrifice, obtained the promise.

Every promise of scripture is not free it demands responsibility from our path.

May our lives praise you oh Great God even when our mouths are shut. May our daily results match up to your expectations over us. Thine is the Glory and Honor, forever and ever, Amen.

Thank you House for the privilege. I hope God has blessed someone.

God bless PLP.
God bless Nigeria. Akan A. Umossoh

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Family: A foundation of Godly society

Good evening people of God
I thank God for this privilege and this family of God too. Where ever you are, Start praying in the spirit for the next 5mins. Isa 43 says all things were created for his glory, And if all things were created for his glory. It also means all that concerns us also.
We are praying for our families to reflect the glory of God.. Hallelujah.
Dear heavenly father, We pray the entrance of younger word will bring light to our path and be lamp to our feet…Amen
We will be looking into a sensitive matter this evening so I will start by asking

IS A GODLY SOCIETY POSSIBLE IN THIS EARTHLY REALM?

Forging ahead cos of time, What then is a Godly society? Because of time, Let’s check 2pet 1:4 Psalms 82:1 and 6
We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust. (2 Peter 1:4|MSG-http://b-bq.eu/2Pet/1_4/MSG)
2Pet 1:4: “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
Peter tells us we have a divine nature existing on the earth, Psalms calls us gods. So defining a Godly society, Its an environment where all of the God essence is displayed or exhibited. An environment where all consistent with the life and nature of God are on the show. If we check verse 5 and 7 of psalms 82 we see the result of not functioning in this awareness. Ignorant judges! Head-in-the-sand judges!They haven’t a clue to what’s going on.And now everything’s falling apart,the world’s coming unglued. … But you’ve betrayed your commission and now you’re stripped of your rank, busted.” (Psalms 82:5,7|MSG-http://b-bq.eu/Ps/82_5,7/MSG)
So we having the God nature and being a god on earth (exhibiting the characteristic of the life we carry) makes our location a Godly society.
Our reference scripture for this topic is ROMANS 10:14 MSG BIBLE
We are focusing now on the FAMILY
What the family is? And what it stands for in Gods scheme of events/plan/purpose. But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? (Romans 10:14|MSG-http://b-bq.eu/Rom/10_14/MSG)
Pls note the the first question.
Are we seeing where out responsibility as parents and soon to be parents? Before I talk about the family. We know that two family is a product of marriage So if you are not married yet. Kip trusting God prayerfully to help with a partner that will help chat the course of this assignment because if a marriage is wrongly constituted , the family will be affected in the long run and so the society. Setting up a family we must note that it is a means to an end, and not an end in itself. Nehemiah 4:17 who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand. They carried a weapon in the other hand.Nehemiah 4:17 ICB
https://bible.com/bible/1359/neh.4.17.ICB
Let’s note that the reason for the weapon was to defend a course ( the building of the temple) How then does this relate to the topic?
See this👇
We must understand the family can serve as a weapon to defend the course of Gods agenda and also advancing the kingdom of God

Why is the family key?

School education teaches us that the family bus the first agent of socialization
Biblically, its the oldest institution on earth Gen 2:18
But guess what, A Godly society is only possible via a Godly family/home

Then what’s a Godly family?

A Godly family is not just a family where everyone goes to church, It’s a home where the principles of Jesus, the father’s plans, pleasure and purposes are represented.We all know if the family is weak, the society will be weak, Same with the church.
The church is weakened when the family is weak. The influence of the church is diminished by homes/families in turmoil. Then we can conclusively say a twisted society is easily traced to the family
Let me ask??
Have you ever wandered or asked yourself, why there are no reciprocated effects to the number of churches in our society? It shows it doesn’t end with/in the church. Sadly the norm in majority of homes/family is to focuse on externals.
Get a good house, furnishings, good schools for your kids etc. But check this out Fathers, do not make your children angry, but raise them with the training and teaching of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 ICB https://bible.com/bible/1359/eph.6.4.ICB
Let’s see this also
Train a child how to live the right way. Then even when he is old, he will still live that way.
Proverbs 22:6 ICB
https://bible.com/bible/1359/pro.22.6.ICB
Questions I ask myself;
1. Did it say in the way I as a parent want the child to go?
2. Did it say the way the child feels like going?
No wonder proverbs talks about a way that seems right before a man. There is one mistake parents make which is
Leaving the fate/outcome of their kid’s life to chances Primers be responsible parents, Never leave anything to chance. Of course there are things they will of necessity need to experience but the basics must be done by parents. See what God said about Abraham I have chosen him so he would command his children and his descendants to live the way the Lord wants them to.Genesis 18:19 ICB
https://bible.com/bible/1359/gen.18.19.ICB
There was a certain group of people called the sons of Isachar in Jeremiah 35. The point from this people is that they sticked to the instruction of their father
But let’s see an example of a man who left his kids to chances The man of God called Eli In the book of 1samuel Of course Eli’s children attended church services, they heard sermons. But why was their end the way it is? Clearly spell out, The fault of the parents. That’s how we have zealous, serious minded believers, who are busy but forget their first assignment at home. I will come to this later
See primers, now that majority of us are not married yet, Biko learn God for yourself. So you can give understanding to your kids. Hear me sirs/MA’s
Every successful home/family is a threat to the kingdom of darkness and they must fight back.
Sometimes I do ask If Satan can bewitch a child as early as 2-5yrs, while can’t the word of God possess same in that little stage. Sadly, its only believers I see that allow their kids to fraternize and learn things not consistent with out nature. We are making progress right?? Psalms 127:5
Happy is the man who has his bag full of arrows. They will not be defeated when they fight their enemies in court.Psalms 127:5 ICB
https://bible.com/bible/1359/psa.127.5.ICB
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord : and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Psalms 127:3‭-‬4 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.127.3-4.KJV
From verse 3 into 5, we see that these tools referred to are children So whosoever hands we commit them to knowingly or unknowingly. They become weapons of mass destruction. As we begin to round up, lemme drop this Never become too busy with activities to neglect the moral, social and above all the spiritual needs of your children. There is the
Boss servant relationship
– Father son relationship
By father son relationship, I mean the provider (finance) mentality But there is the best I will prescribe for us to add The friendship kind of relationship. This one is rare in Nigeria. Seriously, if you can become your kids best friend, it would do a lot of good. The 21st century kind of children are awesome ooo. How can they learn friendship with the holy ghost? When they haven’t experience such with you A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Proverbs 13:22 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/pro.13.22.KJV
When it talks about inheritance, Was it just referring to riches? I think NO Because in chapter 11 It talks about men of strength retaining riches. We have moral strength and above all spiritual strength. So these inheritances are values for living. Have you not heard of rich men whose children squandered the riches overtime. Finally my brethren, John 6:39
John 18:9 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.John 6:39 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jhn.6.39.KJV
That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.
John 18:9 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jhn.18.9.KJV
We see here the accountability consciousness of Jesus. We as parents will give account for the outcome of the lives of our children because LIFE IS A GIFT OF TRUST FROM GOD.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH PRIMERS FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.
Before we conclude with words of prayers. That of the children the lord gave us, Non will be missing
Let’s pray in the spirit leaders.

Pray with this scriptures

We shall raise them up on the last day, non will be Missing.. In Jesus name we pray (Amen).
Thank you our father and maker. I pray we will not be found wanting in this area of our assignment in Jesus name .Amen

Thanks once again, I appreciate everyone
God bless you all

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Sin consciousness vs God consciousness

*Sin consciousness vs GOD consciousness* by MOJOLAOLUWA GIDEON

Thank you father for the supply of your grace amen. I remember when I served as a leader during my service year. I had to stand before different thousands of people. I was recognized by many but recognized few And one thing happened a number of times. I have had someone walk up to me saying “why are you so quiet?”
You know why? Because there were times they expected me to say hi to them and I would just pass them, why? because I wasn’t *aware* that anyone was expecting me to say hi or to give them attention. In other words, I wasn’t conscious of them. How many of you have ever felt that a popular figure should come to you in the midst of a crowd to shake hands with you but oops! the person would just walk pass you? Lol. Many a time it’s not because they don’t know you’re there, it’s because they’re not expecting you to expect them to come to you.
You know, there are people who think you are proud because at some point they expected you to say hello to them but you didn’t… Meanwhile, you’re not aware someone is looking at you So, they’re more *conscious* of you than you are of them
SO, WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS?
The state of being aware of/ responsive to one’s environment. Women can be so *conscious of (sensitive to receiving)* love that they become selfish unknowingly, men can become so *conscious of (sensitive to receiving)* respect that it leads to pride unknowingly. You could get so busy with activities that you are not *conscious* of the speed of time.
A mad man is conscious, he’s just not in his right senses. A dead man is more than unconscious, he is not alive. A man in coma, though alive cannot respond to his environment, he is unconscious. The word conscious actually comes from the word “conscire”, conscire means to be aware when you’ve done something wrong, in other words, to be conscious that you’ve done something wrong. So,

what is sin consciousness and what is God consciousness?

Sin consciousness is the awareness of sin. God-consciousness is the awareness of GOD. I’ll explain it deeper and how this matters to us. You see, there’s a difference between the *spirit of fear* and *the fear of the Lord*. The spirit of fear produces sin consciousness, the fear of the Lord produces God consciousness. Now, Bible says GOD has not given us the spirit of fear… (2Timothy 1:7) But then, we are told to fear the Lord (1peter 2:17) The spirit of fear is not from GOD. Now, someone might say “Hold on there! have you not read Isaiah 11:2?” Actually, in Isaiah 11:2, the Bible didn’t say “The spirit of fear”, it says, “the spirit of the fear of the Lord.” The spirit of fear makes you feel in bondage, the fear of GOD makes you stay within the purpose of your freedom.
The spirit of fear steals your freedom, the fear of GOD contains your freedom. Now, we came out of sin once and entered into righteousness, therefore, believers must know that we don’t grow out of sin, we grow in righteousness. We dont grow out of death, we grow in life. We don’t grow into sonship, we grow in sonship. We don’t grow into perfection, we grow in perfection.
What then should you be conscious of? Sin or righteousness? Death or life? Imperfection or perfection? It is light that exists, darkness actually doesn’t exist. Darkness is simply the absence of light. Why would you be conscious (aware) of darkness (the absence of light) when there’s light everywhere? Why would you be conscious (aware) of sin (the absence of righteousness) when you are the righteousness of GOD? It doesn’t make sense. Sin actually came as a result of the fall. Since we have risen with CHRIST, why then are we to be conscious of the consequence of the fall? See, we must focus on the rise of man in Christ than the fall of man in Adam. Why don’t we rather emphasize on the fate of man in the risen Adam than the plight of man in the fallen Adam? See, the journey of the believer is like the journey of Peter on water. While his gaze was on JESUS, he was walking like Jesus, but when he took his gaze away from Jesus, HE began to sink, what was he looking at? The size of the ocean. And guess what, he began to sink. You see, believers are to constantly look unto Jesus, Jesus is our identity. What ever we see in HIM is what we can do. Here’s the truth, If I pray more about the expression of who I am in Christ I DON’T NEED TO PRAY AGAINST the expression of some sinful nature. This is the truth, as a believer, there’s nothing that made Jesus who HE is that you don’t have. The average believer understands the consequence of the fall of man at Eden, but only very few understand the meaning of the rise of man at Golgotha. So, you hear a pastor preach against sin every Sunday and nothing about life, so, the people are consecrated from sin but are not consecrated to GOD. They’re not dying in sin but they’re also not growing in CHRIST
We are not sinners that need to start acting like saints, we are saints that need to stop acting like sinners. We are not vagabonds that need a green card to heaven, our citizenship is of heaven, the earth is only our vineyard. As a man, can you imagine that your father or mother comes to you everyday teaching you how not to act like a woman but they don’t teach you how to act like a man? You’ll end up living in the fear of being a woman than in the reality of being a man. Sin consciousness takes different dimensions. But it simply is the awareness of sin in you. So, if you have sin consciousness and it bothers you, it produces fear, but if you have sin consciousness and it doesn’t bother you, it produces complacency, so hear things like “I’m only human, I can’t be perfect”. I hate to hear that statement from a believer. Have you not read that Jesus became exactly like you so that you can be exactly like HIM?
So, to excuse ourselves we hear things like ” I have a weakness”, no sir, it is the old nature, and you don’t need deliverance, you only need Christ to be formed in you. The Gospel is simple, the son of GOD fully became the son of man so that sons of men can fully become the sons of GOD. The Gospel makes me understand that there is nothing that makes JESUS who HE is that I don’t have. I am complete in HIM
See, the earth is no longer groaning for darkness to be rolled away, the earth groans for the manifestation of the sons of GOD, the lights of the world. Bible says Light shines in darkness and darkness can’t overcome it. If we are the light of the world, then, when we shine, darkness cannot *stop our shine* So, you see, as believers, the reason we keep sinning is not because we can’t stop, it’s because we don’t want to stop. We are free *from* sin but there’s a tendency to feel we are free *to* sin, hence, the GOD-consciousness So, while the spirit of fear makes you feel in bondage to sin, the fear of GOD makes you stay within the purpose of your freedom
The fear of GOD by the consciousness of GOD keeps us within the purpose of our freedom which is to be conformed to the image of the SON. The fear of the LORD is not just the beginning of wisdom, it is wisdom. The fear of the LORD is not a fear of terror, it is of reverence. GOD, the ability to do, the ALMIGHTY, the ONLY BEING that truly exists. The I AM. The measurement for anything. THE Fabric OF EXISTENCE. The uncreated creator. It is not a rewardable act to reverence GOD, it is mere wisdom. Only those who are wise fear the LORD. When I understood a little about the BEING of GOD, It commanded a reverence in me that came seamlessly
We read from Phillilians 2:12-13_”continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, *for it is God* who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose”_
Another translation would say *_”because it is GOD…”_* In other words, continue to express your salvation with deep reverence, because it is GOD who is stimulating you to will and to do. It is not a random coincidence that you can or that you want to do the will of GOD. It is not by chance, it is the I AM working in you. Know ye not that ye are the Temple of the LORD?
To be conscious of GOD is to be aware of the presence of GOD in you, and not just that, but also to be responsive to HIS presence in you. It is this fear that Paul referred to here. There’s no addiction that the consciousness of GOD in you cannot break
Romans 6 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a]that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God
In the same way, *count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus*
Halleluyah!
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness
Thank you Father
We give you praise, thank you! Thank you for Liberty. Thank you for freedom. Thank you for grace. We know there’s no reason to fear sin, because it is merely the absence of what we already have in Christ Jesus. We walk in victory, we walk in power, we walk in purpose and love
We walk in understanding and revelation, we are not of darkness, we are of light! 😁 glory! We are the just, the uncompromisingly righteous, we live by faith
Thank you Father

In Jesus name we have prayed…

Teacher:MOJOLAOLUWA GIDEON Founder POOL OF SILOAM

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

As easy as it sound, it is one of the reasons many of us are not progressing in life. I will like to inform us that, in life nothing happens by chance, you don’t get rich by luck neither will you be successful by mistake.

Take note : “Personal development is personal responsibility.”

This is the secret of any great man that ever lived on this earth even Jesus Christ. Personal development is a lifelong process. It is a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, *consider their aims in life* and *set goals in order to realise and maximise their potential.*
Personal development is lacking among the youth today because is hard work. Personal development is not found in the lives of the unserious people they don’t even do it by mistake. When ever a man start paying attention to develop himself or herself personally, he or she is on track for success. If you are not developing yourself personally, it is evident that you lack vision for your life. Personal development is one of the yardstick to become a leader. It is a basic requirement for a successful life. If you don’t develop yourself personally you will remain a mediocre. Personal development is a conscious effort and commitment to be better than how you were yesterday. It is the secret of value and relevance. You are not forced, it is what you do knowing why you are doing it which is birthed as a result of the vision and purpose of your life. A man without vision can’t be committed to development or growth I.e. if you don’t have what you are chasing in life you won’t see a need to run. In other words if you are not running after something you won’t see a need to board a bus because personal development is an extra effort you put to yourself to achieve a greater result.
Those that are not developing personally, are those without vision. It is evident to people that you are not living for anything but just existing. Lack of vision is dangerous, that is why many are useless and not adding values to humanity. No matter what your purpose might be in life, either as a teacher, pastor, doctor, engineer, business tycoon it requires that you develop your self enough to achieve that, No one is exempted.
The limit at which a man can develop himself is endless. Let’s see the scripture 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾Put these *abilities* to work; *throw yourself* into your tasks so that everyone may notice *your improvement* and *progress* . ~ 1 Timothy 4:15 TLB
Your progress is at the mercy of how much you are willing to throw yourself to work. Someone said if you are born poor is not your fault, but if you die poor is your fault. It is not enough to be a Christian, is a call to development and growth And Jesus grew in *wisdom* and *stature* , and in favor with God and man. ~ Luke 2:52 NIV
Jesus refuse to just grow in age but also in wisdom.. *That is capacity.*
Understanding your vision for life is germane. It’s unfortunate many don’t have vision for living, If you wake up daily not knowing why you live, you don’t have a vision.
Let me quickly say some characteristics of people without vision.
1. If every you apply for every job vacancies, you lack vision.
2. If you fail interviews or exam regularly and not doing something about it you lack vision
3. If you have been jobless for more than a year you lack vision
4. If you don’t have a scheduled for your daily, weekly and monthly activities you lack vision
5.if you don’t have reasonable friends you lack vision
6. If you don’t have at least a mentor you lack vision
7. If you don’t have a pastor you lack vision
8.if you don’t understand the role of Christ in your life you lack vision
9. If you don’t pray you lack vision
10. If you don’t have personal principles that guide your life you lack vision
Check if you are on the list 👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾.
As I said earlier, Lack of vision is dangerous You can never be a blessing to others, Some people have developed themselves to a level that when they give talks alone they get paid for it, Just talking for 30mins attract a certain amount to their bank account. Many of us have been talking since we are babies, nobody has been compel to pay us for it.
What will happen to a man in life that will make people pay him or her for just speaking to them..
AS you are now, if you talk from now till tomorrow nobody will pay you for that. Why? The difference is that one has invested so much in himself or herself to build intellectual capacity and character which increases his or her value and relevance to humanity
You should not be forced to develop yourself, if so, you are not matured for anything he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James 1:7-9

Vision gives direction, lack of it.. Make you see life as complexity
The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. Proverbs 13:3-5

You must be committed to your personal growth and development, laziness should not be found in your dictionary. Have you heard a testimony of any great man before and tell you the secret of me becoming great is laziness? If you are not ready to stretch yourself, you won’t attain anything high.

HOW DO WE DEVELOP OUR SELF?

That’s the purpose of this teaching.

STEPS OR PROCESS OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
I urge us to pay attention, because many of us have not seen a need to develop ourselves personally since we have been born, Some of us where force to primary school, They thought you will change when you grow up. They still force you to secondary school
Even till university you have been force to develop your self till date. Many of us have the potential to be great and relevant than we are but we have been distracted by not paying attention to development
Many of us wish to be great but don’t want to be great because of the fear to pay the price. Mediocrity will always be a friendly companion except we take actions for personal development.

1. SELF ACCEPTANCE

This is a virtue, accepting that you need a change is the first step to personal development. Some of us, have not truthfully accept our weaknesses and limitations, that is why we find it difficult to develop. We become arrogant and proud to learn from people hence, we see every correction as insult to your life. We disagree at any thing directed to us which is not inline with your selfish feelings
SELF ACCEPTANCE THAT YOU NEED TO DEVELOP YOURSELF IS KEY. If not no one can help you.

2. EXPAND YOUR CIRCLES

Always make sincere effort to increase your network. Your network determines your net-worth. Relationship is key in life, because relationships can open the door money may not open. Look for opportunities that will build your reputation and identity

3. MEDITATION

This is very key to our development in life..Many of us don’t meditate, in meditation you explore, gain clarity and emotional intelligence, It helps you to control your thoughts and plan adequately. In meditation you can get numerous ideas that can transform you and your environment.

4. GETTING A MENTOR

Getting a mentor is also very key to personal development. I am a beneficiary of having a mentor both distance and personal mentor. A mentor will teach you principle of succeeding in life… Because they tend to have move ahead of you in that pursuit.
Is like a guide.. A mentor shows you how to actualize your potential faster.

5. KEEP LEARNING

There’s no end in learning, because education develop your mind and equips you. Learning expand your horizon. Read books and don’t stop asking questions. The more you learn, the better you will earn. Personal development has no end date, it is what you do continuously as God take you closer to your vision then self actualization

“Remember; Personal development is personal responsibility Personal responsibility is commitment Commitment is birthed as a result of your vision or purpose.”

So without vision, you live for anything and for nothing, Get a vision for your life and develop yourself.. Thank you.

God bless you all

Source : OLALEKAN ADEYANJU (prime leadership platform).

WHERE IS YOUR PLACE OF SAFETY

Where is your place of safety

I could remember vividly years back then in a rented apartment somewhere in Lagos, My mum insisted that we attach a burglary proof at all entrances, against any attempt of theft or illegal entry of a building with intent to commit crime.
Later, we moved to another location only to remove the burglary proof and place it at the entrance of the new accommodation, the same was repeated in her new house.
It came to me that this burglary proof in question was seen as a means to curb any criminal attempt and so on.
Now, if there can be so much reliance on a burglary proof for security, there remains an important question to answer-what then or where is your place of safety? This is a rhetorical question that demands a sincere and urgent answer. We need to really ponder over it.
A gospel minister in his song quoted Psalms 20:7 that says that some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Now, it is possible to put trust in humans. Are you among those that trust in horses or chariot, iron or all small gods instead of the Almighty God, the creator of the universe, the one who knows the beginning of all things. The small gods will only cut you off from the presence of God.
Until you recognize that name,Jesus and the God that gave his only begotten Son to reconcile us back to himself,there is no safety. The bible says in Proverb 18:10 that the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.
So, if you are out there and don’t know that name, security remains a mirage. Until You know the efficacy of that name and that without it you are prone to all manner of attacks, you will remain vulnerable.
The name of Jesus is a place of safety and a fountain of grace. Philippians 2:10 makes us know that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. What then are you looking for?
As a christian, are you on the verge of giving up? It means that you may still a babe surviving on milk. Until you grow unto the level of maturity, the name might not work for you. Remember Proverbs 18:10 which says that the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runs to it and are safe.
In other words, if there is any place for you to be saved, it is the name of our Lord which is a strong tower.

Until you see that powerful name as the surest place of safety as a christian, you will remain vulnerable just like the people of the world…God bless you so abundantly