Saturday, 28 February 2015
This inspiration led to the writing of this article. It must be God communicating with me in the usual style He does. Though I was tired from working overnight and just wanted to rest, home alone because my beautiful wife and lovely son are out at the moment, I didnt feel comfortable because I knew I have an assignment to put this inspiration down as a typed out article so that I don't loose it.
I feel strengthened already as I type this out.
I understand the urgency of 'the message' and the need for many of God's own to understand what I am writing.
The message/inspiration is short and simple- THINK BIG!
Too many people think to small. We think to small because we do not know who we are, we do not know our identity.
Don't take yourself for granted. You are a walking, living miracle created in God's image and likeness! You are talented, gifted, and knowledgeable in more ways than one.
The important question is, what are you doing with all the talent(s), gifts, abilities and knowledge in your possession?
Your ability to 'connect the dots', your ability to innovate, which is combining your gifts, talents, opportunities, knowledge, experience, education or whatever you've got to make something new and needed is a key to your success. Innovation is creativity and creativity is making something with what you have tobring about what is needed. Creativity is success
Many people don't innovate because they do not think big enough. They do not think big enough because they do not know who they are which is evidence of a low self esteem.
The challenge to you today is to think big!
If you are going to make your mark in the world you have to think big.
To make the most of life you have to think big.
To take territories for God you have to think big.
To be all God has created you to be, you have to think big.
I am not the biggest fan of Donald Trump but I like something he once said, I even used it as a quote in one of my books GREAT WORDS FOR GREAT LIVING. He said "you have to think anyway, so why not think big"
Thinking is something we will always have to do, so we might as well think big! Let's not make time for small thinking, though starting small is a requirement at times to growing big. Most things start small, from companies, to ministries, new born human being to animals, we all started small, as seeds, unfertilized sperm, babies, kittens, puppies, caterpillars, etc
We grew to the size are are today.
Everything is designed to grow to some degree. There is an invisible law on everything shouting 'growth'
You can grow in resourcefulness,wisdom, grace, ability, generousity, physical size, accomplishments, spiritually, financially and even in your skills.
You can grow in the art of thinking.
Let your small thinking evolve into big thinking today.
Many of us work hard, put most times its for other people (employers).
We spend a good part of our lives getting an education, only to devote and spend most of our adult life to someone else's dream, organization or to enrich the pocket of our employers. This is not bad in itself but is this God's best for us? Could it be that God has something better for you, could it be that there is a better way to live and to be?
There is a better way to do everything. Find it!
The definition of a successful career to many is to get a good certificate(s) or degree(s) and get a good job, hopefully with a very established organization like Exxon Mobil, Shell, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Ebay,Samsung, architectural firms, established hospitals etc
This is not bad in itself.
But someone started facebook, someone started Shell, Exxon Mobil, Apple, Microsoft, Ebay, Samsung and every established organization on the face of the earth. They are human beings like you and I.
Many people want to work in Shell, Mobil, and many of the oil companies of the world today. Did you know someone started that company? Have you considered starting yours?
Chevron, Shell, Exxon Mobil are parts of John D. Rockfellar's Standard Oil which was one big gigantic oil organisation before the government of his day broke standard oil into several fragments. John D. Rockfellar became even richer after standard oil was fractionized to reduce his financial wealth!
Some of them the world's established entrepreneurs are not as educated as you are. Some of them didn't have better opportunities than you have, but a few things has made the difference between them and the everyday person, and one of those few things is the ability to think big.
Let your imagination begin to soar unto big and great things like an eagle.
From Donald Trump, to Bill Gates, to Mark Zuckerberg, to Aliko Dangote, to Mike Adenuga, to Warren Buffet, to M.K.O Abiola, to Barack Obama, the quality of thinking big is the quality they all have in common.
Why don't you work on that idea, that product, that company, that book you have talked about for so long?
How big are you thinking?
Make the world your oyster, the earth can be yours for the taking. You are the son/daughter of a King!
I will give you the earth as an inheritance, the ends of the world as a possession Psalm 2 verse 8
Begin to think big.
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Your skills are very important to you, and you will do well to cultivate them!
Your skills can become a major determinant of your success and recognition, your financial prosperity and your ability to win your own share of the market in business or career.
In life, more often than not, we are recognized for that which we do exceptionally well.
What you do exceptionally well, better than others is what people will gravitate towards you for, and make you or the work of your hands a brand name in.
Your skill what you do really well and exceptionally giving you the edge.
Our skills can be innate or acquired. Innate skills are those qualities in the form of talents and gifts we are born with, such skills flow out of us naturally and we have a natural 'knack' for it. While acquired skills are not natural to us be developed over a period of time due to training, practice and observation.
Both forms of skill can take you to the top and I think we should make the most of both forms of skill, our innate and acquired skills.
Acquired skills call for a making the most of opportunities life presents to us. The acquiring of certain skills will not always seem like an opportunity when the chance presents itself.
This is where our decision making comes in, you have to make the right decisions to create or receive the right opportunities. One of the opportunities life will present you with whether you recognize it or not is the opportunity to acquire skills you were not born with.
Folks, we have to make the right decisions! Making the right decisions may not be the easiest of things to do but it always pays off in the long run.
The 'opportunity' to develop your skill of multitasking may present itself as you try to build your career and raise a family at the same time!
Working in a nursery or child care setting may develop your ability to plan activities for your children or child many people do not think about.
Having a child or children, even a spouse may develop your ability to be patient!
Working in a public place or customer service job may develop your people skills which is a top valuable skill!
What kind of decisions/choices are you making?
When you want to pick between job offers or when you aspire to build a career what do you consider? What makes you pick one career path over the other?
Unfortunately, human beings can be very limited in their 'sight'. Foresight is a very rare and necessary ability.
Are you able to weave your experience into your present circumstance, to squeeze foresight out of it?
When life is trying you, do you let it do its perfect work, moulding you, helping you, developing your endurance, and stretching you unto better things so that you will have the 'eagle eye' on matters and learn to multi task or do you complain, whine and give up?
Your job should be a place, or offer an environment where you can grow and develop.
When you took your job offer or applied for that work, did you consider a job where you can learn life lessons and develop life skills? Most people spend more time on the job every week than they spend at home during their working careers. If you are going to put that amount of time into a job you might as well choose a job that enhances you especially in the area of skill acquisition.
Are you able to draw out your development from your current enterprises? Do you have a right, healthy perspective to issues?
When you are being built up, even if you don'tlike the process, do you complain or do you learn your life's valuable lessons from the process?
It's never to late to do the right thing!
Friday, 20 February 2015
Judges have always been of interest to us.
Theres is something about judges that command respect and reverence and they tend to have a presence.
There are judges of all sorts and of various degrees and for different reasons. From talent show judges, to judges in the court room, to judges in villages, towns and localities and tribes.
The position of a judge is an important one, judges are decision makers whose ability to analyse, think and sometimes discern affects those whose matter they have to deal with.
In Bible times many of God's heros were judges. Men like the powerful Samson, the valiant Gideon, the prophet Moses, Samuel the chief prophet of Ramah and King Solomon.
The view and verdict of a judge could mean life or death, prison or freedom,and sometimes favour blessings, compensation or doom, gloom and regret to those the outcome of the judges decision are dealt to.
Judges are used in beauty pageants, talent competition shows, baby pageants e.t.c
The role of a judge is one we all play at some point or season in our lives. Decisions have to be made in our family lives, between friends, relatives and employees, employers and colleagues, and at times we find ourselves having to make judgements.
A judgement refers to the ability to make reasonable, beneficial decisions. This calls for wisdom!
Wisdom, the Bible says is the principal thing. It is the number one thing an individual should aspire for, for good judgement answers to wisdom!
Wise King Solomon cleverly played the role of a judge when two women were presented before him and he found himself having to decide and discern who of the two women who were harlots is actually the true mother of the child. But wisdom saw him through the situation, and his stardom began!
God is the giver of wisdom and the ultimate judge. God is described as a great judge in scriptures who will judge both the living and the dead! He is the true judge who will not judge with partiality and favouritism but looks deeper than man sees. He looks into the heart, and His judgement is correct and true!
God is the judge of all judges! The judiciary system of the world originated from Him. He is our lawgiver, our judge, our king!
In our time, judges are even being elevated to the position of celebrities and their importance is being recognized more than ever before.
The decision of judges are being used to entertain in this day and age that entertainment is big business and people seek to be entertained. From the likes of judge Judy to judge Rinder, from Paul Hollywood to Simon Cowell, from Mary Berry to WillIam I. Am, from Donald Trump to Louis Walsh to Cheryl Fernandez Varsini, from Sir Alan Sugar to Nigeria's Charly Boy Oputa.
From judging in the courtroom, to judging on talent shows like X- Factor and The Voice, to business shows like The Apprentice UK and Apprentice USA, modern day judges are interesting to read about and watch!
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Do you live in London, Uk?
Or are you a visitor or tourist passing through this beautiful city?
Whoever you are and whatever your status, there is a place for you at The Light Of Jesus Christ Assembly Ministries.
Our church is a Jesus focused teaching ministry with a love culture.
Why not pay us a visit?You will be glad you did!!!
A warm welcome awaits you.
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Do you live in London, UK, are you visiting or passing through as a tourist?
Join us for a precious time in the Lord's presence on the 24th of December 2014 (christmas eve service) by 7pm and the 31st of December 2014 (watch night service) by 10pm @ 5-15 Beaumont road, off prince regent road, Plaistow, London E13 8RJ
You will be glad you did!
Saturday, 1 November 2014
A school is a place of learning where we acquire knowledge and training we feel will be beneficial to us in life. The essence of schools is to prepare us for the future, we don't necessarily go to school for the present but schooling is more for the future. There is a common knowledge humanity seems to have, which is that 'the future is more important than the present'.
In the film sequels, Harry Potter, authored by J.K Rolling and the lead act, played by Daniel Radcliffe we see that there is a spiritual school of witchcraft called Hogwarts that is as real as a physical school, where witches and wizards are groomed. They learn how to use their 'powers', develop their talents and they are observed in this school so as to discover who is special and what each witch/wizard can do. There is a truth in what J.K Rowling penned about Hogwarts. I believe there are spiritual schools as their are physical schools, for the physical realm shows and reflects the spiritual realm. If we humans know the importance of preparing for the future through 'schooling' how much more spirit beings like God and satan. The Bible talks about the school of prophets where senior/chief/master prophets had a school where they trained and groomed other prophets in their prophetic gifts. Prophets Samuel was a chief prophet or master prophet who trained other prophets. He had a school of prophets in a town called Ramah, as their teaching prophet, he was teaching and raising new prophets for the work of God. God knows the importance of His prophets being schooled and so does satan. I believe that's what Harry Potter's school Hogwarts reveals to us, that satan to trains his agents and initiates them early. Apart from academic schools, God also trains his warriors and champions through schools of life. Schools of life qualify you for the next stage and the glory ahead. In Psalm 144 verse 1 David said ''blessed is the Lord who teaches my hands to war and my fingers to do battle''. So God trains people.This suggests to me that God has a 'school' of training where He trains people to become the individuals and leaders He wants them to be.
This 'school' is not a Bible school or seminary of some sort. It is a 'school of life' where God's champions are forged! It is a place where fears are confronted, faith is developed, gifts and talents are sharpened and potentials are forced to manifest. It's in this 'school' we are trained for the great future and inheritance God has for us.King David is one of God's champions in the scriptures. King David was once a candidate of this 'school', it's in this school he qualified himself for the Kingship of Israel. This 'school' is not the four walls of a classroom, it is the back corner of the 'wilderness' for many, this school has the storms of life as part of its different stages and challenges and trials as part of its many courses.Many people who were potential champions have dropped out of this school because of their inability to endure, and an unwillingness to persist.When you are being trained in this school you are hardly seen and relatively unknown because the time of your showing has not yet come. Your graduation from this school after passing your 'courses' is what 'shows' you or brings you to your manifestation.King David passed, he made it to the Kingship and became a hero of faith! What about you? Have you even enrolled?
Thursday, 9 October 2014
You are a genius.
Whether you believe it or not is irrelevant, neither do I care if you don't believe the statement I just typed.
I know its true and that's what matters to me.
I know you are a genius because God created you. God doesn't create junk.
Man (the human race) is the best and most priced of his creation.
If you are from the human race, then you are valuable, valuable because a high price has been placed upon you by God to the point of God coming to earth in human form and shedding holy blood for your redemption.
Within you are gifts, talents and abilities that you may not have even scratched the surface of or realized. How many people discover what they carry anyway? Some people discover some of the things within them but they despise their idea, gift or talent. You must not make that mistake!
If Bill Gates had ignored is idea, there wouldn't be microsoft today, if Steve Jobs ignored his talent there wouldn't exist the apple coorporation today and the many products they have invented which have been a blessing to humanity.
If James Dyson had made light of his ability, we wouldn't have the beautiful and innovative Dyson products that have been a blessing to humanity.
I wonder what is in you?
What are your gifts, talents,abilities and ideas?
You have something, it will set you apart.
You have something, you must use it!
You have something in you that can bless the world. Don't go to the grave with the blessings you are meant to bless humanity with. Make sure you die 'empty'.
You are God's highest creation, you are a masterpiece, thats why I said you are a genius. Geniuses are created by a genuies. God is the genius. You are His creation. He wouldn't create anything less because you are His image and likeness if you are in Christ Jesus!
Ask God to show you what you have.
Ask God to show you what you have in your hand.
Carry out a genuine self appraisal on yourself!
What you have may look insignificant to you, but it may be everything to someone else. It may be everything to the world.
Moses, in the book of Exodus in the Bible had a shepherds rod in his hand. He didn't see it as a spectacular or special rod, afterall he had been 'shepherding' the flocks of Jethro his father in-law for many years. Yet it was the tool in the hands of Moses that God would use to deliver a nation and make history!
What are you ignoring around you, what are you disdaining about yourself or your gifts?
David the shepherd boy would not have come to national prominence if he had not defeated Goliath. But the question is, what did he defeat Goliath with? A sling and a stone! He defeated Goliath with that which looked simple but was in his hand!
What will bring you success and victory is not far from you. It's around you, its a potential, its in your hand, and it is enough. It could be a skill, an ability or an effort. It could be your prayer that will make the difference, it could be your God given wisdom, your money or your oratory gift, even your hand writing. All I know is that you have something, you are a genius, it will set you apart!