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Five Ways To The Success Of Your Resolutions πŸ˜‡πŸ˜Š!!

Once upon a time, there was a man who had a project to accomplish within seven days. He had clear strategy and vision in him. So he decided to clearly articulate the details to all those under him before the start of the actual implementation. The next morning, this man rose early and the work began.

There were daily and specific tasks for all his people to do. They respected and trusted their leader to follow all his instructions to the latter. This was contributed to the fact that they benefited a lot from previous successful projects led by him. And so they had faith in him and no one disputed the tasks assigned to them. And on this specific project, they had much success on the seventh day. They managed to win against their competitors who seemed really capable of defeating them at the job.

After a victory celebration, the man reviewed their success and remembered during step 2 in setting of resolutions, they received much assistance from a connection they encountered. He made sure that his appreciation was delivered. The end of this story leads to the beginning of the continuation of last week’s post, hoping you had time to honestly and critically evaluate yourself together with your goals.

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What do you need to ensure that you accomplish the right goals? Well, in my opinion, the following ways can assist.

  1. Ensure You Have Fulfilled Steps 1 to 3. I mean, there is no way you can achieve any goals if you do not have any to achieve in the first place. Let them be resolutions. Feel free to read the previous post again. Have some vision of where you want to be and come up with ways you think can lead you to your destination. Get some research done about your objective if you do not have all the information. While you do all this, trust yourself to do the things you set out to do. Believe in yourself. I should nail this to my head every day πŸ˜‰!!
  2. Do Not Allow Pride To Stand In Your Way. Since you are not a jack of all trades, do not be afraid to seek help in the actual implementation. I would suggest pray for guidance for people who can be part of your goals. My prayer for a long time has been to ask God to connect me to people that I need to be connected to for the purpose of my life.
  3. Communicate Well. This is not only for you to have it clearly in your head but also to those who are walking with you in your journey. Be willing to share and speak about your vision. Speaking with clarity brings out the confidence others will have of you. It helps raise trust and faith in them, meaning, they will eventually reciprocate by working hard on their part. When all is said and done, one thing am sure of is success that comes from God’s wisdom and guidance in all these steps.
  4. Give It Time. Well this one is also for me. Patience is not my cup of tea and this is a daily struggle of working to improvement. This is a personal area that I pray for grace to be sufficient but also acknowledge that I need to follow deliberate measures to become better. So with regards to resolutions, I plead with you to be patient and allow for process (quoting a friend of mine who sings this to me) to bring out the desired fruits. The story above is of a man who not only had vision and strategy but knew very well, he could not finish the project within one or two days but seven days. For others, this can be weeks or months or even years. Ever heard of the 10,000 hour or 10 years rule. This is from Outliers:The Story Of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. The author noted that almost all musical masterpieces were written after 10 years of the composer’s career. Out of 500 pieces that he studied, there were only three exceptions, which were written in years eight and nine.
  5. Celebrate. After reaching your destination, do not forget to celebrate yourself and all those that held your hand along the way. This is following the example of our creator who rested on the seventh day after fulfilling His own project. You can also celebrate your failures as lessons on future goals. I need to remember this also πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰!!

So, I had promised to reveal the book in today’s post as the source of the ways to set and achieve resolutions. And yes I will do. So here it is:The story at the beginning of this post including all the information I have shared since last week Friday is from the Book of Joshua πŸ˜‡! Today’s post is specifically from Joshua chapter one, verse one to twenty seven. I picked out sections of chapter one to six for last week’s post. How this came about is when I watched a movie about Joshua’s story on television (Hope TV which is affiliated to my church) on a children’s christian movie, Super Book. Over time, I have come to acknowledge and appreciate that God’s word has all the answers to all life’s questions!!

Am glad I wrote this as everything I have written speaks to me and I very much identify with it all. Thank you so much for making time to read and please free to comment or reach out to in any of my social media handles below. God bless and see you next week πŸ˜‡!!

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The Huge Man With 12 Fingers and 12 Toes………!!!

In studying the Word, I got to 1 Chronicles chapter 20. Reading this full chapter which consists of just eight verses (yeah, I know very few, further detail necessary so as not to puff myself up as so spiritual πŸ˜‰…this is really for my own good!!…let those with eyes read in between the lines!!), what pulls me into deep thought is verse 6 and 7. 6 In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each footβ€”twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha. 7 When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him.

I mean, this man had an extra finger on each hand and extra toe on each foot. Occasionally, I have seen someone with this occurrence on one hand or one leg but not in all. Why did God create this man so? In addition he was of great stature. Please remember that this battle took place at Gath, the same town that Goliath came from. Yes, that same Goliath you know that was defeated by David...some little ululation there please!!!!!!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

As I type this words, it is amazing how I can create hyperlinks to the Bible without hesitation. Am literally saying to myself if it is written in God’s word, then you can take it to the bank. My apologies for diverting but I need to express what I feel right now. I feel this assurance that comes from just simple faith. We were not all there when the writings were made or even the decision to arrange the books in the order that they currently are, leave alone choosing what books should be included or the titles/names of each book. It is only by faith that I have this confidence that my Sovereign Lord was in charge of the whole process for my sake. To guide me when I needed Him. To offer a place that I can hear from Him when am in need of answers. He is such an All-Knowing God that He foresaw this need in me right now right here. How grateful I am…How loved I must be. But even the more humble I need to be to request for an increase in my faith as He is the founder and perfecter of it.

Given the long paragraph, you can tell I express myself better in writing…at least I know that!!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜„

Okay, now back to this huge man who was in the same town that Goliath (nine feet tall) came from. Given he still wanted to fight David and his men, I doubt his parents gave him a bedtime story to help him learn what happened earlier, you know!!!πŸ€“πŸ€”πŸ˜‰. He should know people πŸ˜‰, especially the ones that he should not have dared to fight. Because they were likely to kill him…not with their physical strength but because of the special favour and anointing from the Creator Himself. And just to display this fact, this huge man was killed by Jonathan,David’s brother and not even David himself.

For me, this first speaks of how David’s anointing spread to the people who were on his side and especially those who fought for him which meant fought for the God of Israel. The huge man had taunted the people of Israel which meant he had troubled the people who were chosen by God.

Ever heard of how one would want the blessings of one person to rub on them on the basis of them hanging around such a person? Or how families can get reluctant to seek God just because the mother of such a house is so prayerful and God fearing? Well I know I sometimes fall in the second category. I cannot reiterate more how I am very much aware that my mother’s prayers have contributed greatly to where I am in my life and the far I will go. Despite the need to work harder on my own spiritual walk, this is one factor of the little success in my life I can never ignore. Thank you Mum!!πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ™‹πŸ’ƒπŸ’– #MothersDay

So far, we have two examples of people using their “higher” positions to positively influence those under them. And we also have an example of a person who used his “higher” position to bring pain to those they viewed less privileged. I am still trying to figure out why he even needed twelve fingers and twelve toes in the first place. The rest of us have ten each while others have less and our lives are still very much okay…relatively speaking! So why did he need twenty four?πŸ€”πŸ˜•πŸ™†

Anybody with answers?? Don’t forget he was also a huge man meaning more physical strength. Okay, I will stop with the questions and suspense and pretense that I have the answer myself. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know…why do I ask the questions if I do not have the answers myself? Well, I do not have answers par se, but rather just my two cents. So here it is!!

The focus for me is not why he had to have the extra features unlike the rest of us, but instead my interest is more of what he did with the privilege or power that the average man does not have. There are so many unanswered questions as I write this post and even more by the time you get to read it, that even the brightest of scientists have no solutions to. In addition, there are questions that need answers that no one on earth has even thought of asking. So I will not attempt to try and understand God’s mind as it is unfathomable.

All I know is that just like Goliath, this huge man, whose name was not deemed important for us to know, went fighting smaller people instead of choosing the winning side and supporting the good cause. I guess they were both great in stature but poor/small in wisdom, favour and anointing. Which one would you choose? Great physical endowment or God’s favour? At least I know there is no choosing for me as the physical endowment part was not in my answer choices..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‡

Okay, am serious now 😐 ..what are your strengths? Remember SWOT analysis?Strength..Weakness..Opportunity..Threat..? There is need to evaluate ourselves and see what areas in our lives give us a relatively higher position of power/skill to accomplish certain tasks. And afterwards, the need to use these endowments in a manner that does not harm others, which I find very vital while fulfilling one’s purpose.

I now need to stop typing..am almost at a thousand words but you can guess by now am in a really good mood today. I must confess am in a place of complete surrender to God’s will for my life and have let go of the driver’s wheel. This is a position that I have to deliberately come back to if I want my Heavenly Father to keep smiling at me from above. And yes, I have to get back as often as possible given that I sometimes tend to deceive myself that I can drive to my life’s exact destination using the right path. Driving I can, but definitely not in the way that my Omnipresent God would desire!!..and at this point am itchy for an emoji to fully express my gratitude to God’s grace and mercy in my stubborn moments…hehehehe!!

How I pray that this post has stirred up your thinking. And may I be counted faithful in using this “higher” skill not to harm you but encourage you in your path and pray you get closer to fulfilling your own purpose as much as I ought to with mine. May our legacies be more than four sentences in the history books…may it include our names and our works for the sake of humanityπŸ™!!

God bless. See you next week Friday. I have had so much fun writing this one πŸ˜‡πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‰!!!

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