“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.”
James 1:2 (MSG)
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome rightly said it “you cannot change yesterday but you can do something that can change your tomorrow”. We live in a world that is filled with so much negativity such that it is very easy for one to start complaining about anything and have many people join you. There are so many things that one can murmur about today. The fact that there are challenges in this world doesn’t mean that one cannot live the life he as always dreamed of.
It doesnt matter if no one else believes in you: God believes in you therefore join Him in believing in yourself. Focus on the things that really matter, develop yourself – become the best version of yourself and live that life that God intended for you.
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal” – Matthew 6:20 (AMP)
We live in a culture where a person’s worth is determined by his bank balance and utility rather than his personality and the state of his character. As far as its good to make a name for oneself and secure all the success that you can possibly achieve, you will never have a sense of satisfaction and completion in your life.
Not everything matters, it’s not everything that we can get our hands that has an eternal value. It is those that things that we do for God that matters in eternity. It’s very paramount that we learn to connect everything that we do to God.
“We control our actions, but the consequences that flow from those actions are controlled by principles”.
– Dr. Stephen R. Covey
The world that we live in is governed by principles and laws: every action has its own corresponding result.
Every field has its own principles. Whenever one follows them he or she is sure to get excellent results, the same applies to one’s own pursuits.Nothing should be done out of naivety. Learn from the Bible, from biographies of others. Learn the principles that they abode by in their enterprises.
It is essential that whenever you are with others you should be thinking about what you do have within yourself for them. Don’t put your focus on “what they do have for you”. Having this mentality will open doors of opportunities for you.
Focusing on what and how you can contribute to others can help you make more friends and also grow your influence over people. Successful leaders are those who are good at recognizing what their communities need and know how to meet those needs.
It is significant that one associates himself with companions who betters him and pushes him beyond his limits. Settle for friends who compel to level up and inspire you to work on your dreams.
Being in toxic company can cost you alot, it can take away from you your energy and focus.
It is essential that as a young person you define where your momentum will come from. You have to establish yourself as a person driven by the passion to meet the needs of others either in your office, school or community. Don’t put your focus on making a name for yourself. The moment you start investing in others, you will begin to experience a sense of fulfillment within yourself.
This is the thing that should become the foundation for all your work. As you do this people around you will begin to gain an interest in you and your work. People tend to have great interest in people who have first showed interest in them. The attitude of investing into other people should be the very first thing that one must cultivate within himself or herself at an early stage in one’s career path.
There’s more to creating a secure and healthy relationship than selecting a good partner, but finding a partner who is good enough is a great place to start.