2 Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
King James Version (KJV)
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.” (James 1:22-24 KJV)
People often look for and want the magic pill to success. That pill does not exist.
There is one thing that separates the successful from the unsuccessful and that is ACTION. Action is the prerequisite to achievement and accomplishment. If you want to acquire something take action and DO what is necessary.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:…” (Proverbs 23:7a KJV)
Be defined by your purpose and not by people.
What are your thoughts about yourself and about who you are?
Are your thoughts positive or negative?
Do you think BIG or small?
What and who do you think you are?
What you think you can become.
Think BIG and your dreams can grow!
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8 KJV)
“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” (Proverbs 13:4 KJV)
The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.
“Action leads to acquisition and achievement”
– Vincent T. Edwards “Mr. Speaker”
“Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.” (Proverbs 13:11 KJV)
Are you Mediocre or Magnificent?
Mediocre = Moderate to low in quality, basically average.
Magnificent = Splendid, Grand, Outstanding, Impressive, Exceptionally Fine
Mediocrity is not missed.
Magnificence is memorable and remembered.
In all that you do – Be Magnificent!!!!!
One cannot expect something out of someone that is not in them. People are who they are because of what’s inside of them (Past Life Experiences), and where they are mentally, physically and spiritually. What’s inside of an individual will eventually come out – Matthew 12:34b
Until a person’s heart is changed they will not change. One cannot expect Heathens to be Holy or Sinners to act like Saints.
An individual’s life and lifestyle exemplifies what, who, and whose they are. It also reveals what they love. What one watches, hears, and reads as well as the places they visit and the relationships they have greatly influences their behavior and reveals their character.
Learn to Evaluate your Intake because what’s inside is who you really are.
Sometimes when you realize that you have made the wrong choice it is too late and unless God miraculously intervenes, you must live with the consequences forever.
Learn to pray and heed to the voice of God before you make decisions and choices.
Two statements that I have come to learn are true:
“All that glitters is not gold.”
“The grass is not always greener on the other side.”
Pray and think long and hard before you make decisions.
Water and nurture your grass before you jump the fence and trade it in for a new lawn. Once you go across the fence you may never be able to come back. You may find out that grass is not greener or cleaner on the other side. You may now be stuck with weeds, bugs, and things that you could not see before you crossed the fence. In short make sure you know before you go because once you go you may be gone forever.
To succeed in life you must have IT. To make it you must possess IT.
IT = Insight and Truth
IT = Intellect and Talent
IT = Influence and Time
IT = Intensity and Toughness
IT = Inspiration and Tenacity
Do you have IT?