How to Make Progress With God.

How to Make Progress With God.
I want to start this piece by telling you that God is faithful. If there is anything that God desires of you, it is that you can make progress in your walk with Him. No man who diligently seek God that is put to shame. 

There is a little secret that people ought to know about making progress with the King of kings. Many are worshipers of God, but not many who know how to get the best from Him. You must understand the brain behind the reason why some people get answers to their prayers whereas others don't. Of course there must be a reason for that.

Faith remains the key to accessing God's promises. Everybody claim to have FAITH, but only few know how to put their faith to work. When it comes to making progress with God, you need to be watchful of your mind. In essence, to make progress with God, you need to constantly guard the doors of your mind. Shocking? This is just the truth.

I don't think many people knew that our minds have doors. But am here to tell you that it does. You will agree with me that your mind is constantly bugged with many ideas and suggestions. At every decision moment, we are faced with many suggestions in our minds. Your mind is a door through which information flow into our hearts. This door entertains both negative and positive thoughts. It takes maturity to eliminate the negatives and settle for the positives. 

Now listen, faith is the act of believing God. Hebrew chapter 11 defined it as the object of things hoped for and substance of things not seen. If we must make progress with God, we need to have FAITH. And for us to get faith work for us, we need to guard the doors of our mind. Your mind can become you best enemy if we fail to manage the thoughts going on there very well. 

Have you ever noticed that every time we pray that our faith is put into test. Take for example, you asked God for a car this year and your mind begin to suggest to you that it might not be possible considering your present state. I tell you the truth, if you give heed to such thought you will definitely not have the answer for your prayer. Every war of faith are won in the mind. Any war you cannot win in your mind cannot be won physically. 

You see! Faith is the key to the world of all possibilities. But your mind is the checkmator of your faith. Your mind has a lot to do with the level of breakthrough that your faith enjoys. Try it out today and see your life ascend upwards.
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The 3 Simple Steps to Greatness

The 3 Simple Steps to Greatness
Great things they say start small. Greatness is the destiny of every man. God has given us the potential to be great. Everybody that can pay the prize of greatness will definitely be great. I don't think there is any right thinking man that will choose not to be great if given the choice to make. 

It's important to understand the mystery of greatness. This is because it is not everyone that wished to be great that ended up great. In as much as we believe with Ecclesiastes 9:11 which says, "The race is not for the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favour to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all". What exactly am I pointing out here? Here is it, we acknowledge the place of opportunity in the making of greatness. Opportunity has much to do with greatness. People who by circumstances became more opportuned than others has better chances of attaining greatness.

But outside that, people can work themselves to greatness. Taking a number of actions towards the attainment of greatness can facilitate its reality. I have come to reveal to you what I call three steps to greatness. I consider these steps able to launch someone into the life of greatness. And what are the steps? I go ahead to discuss them with you.

1. Desire It: The first step towards achieving greatness is to desire it. It is the desire that births the zeal. You will have to desire greatness to be great. You don't get what you don't ask for. Desire is the mother of hard word. When you desire something you work hard to have it. That is why you will need to desire greatness.

2. Imagine It: Another step that need to be taken in order to attain greatness is to imagine it. Imagination is the act of creating imagery of our expectations. When you create the image of greatness, it draws you near to greatness. Therefore, you need to constantly imagine to be great. You can never receive anything that your mind cannot picture. It is called the power of attraction. That is, attracting the desires of your heart through imagination. See yourself a great man already. Visualise how you gonna look in your great status. Imagination helps you to live in your future, thereby propelling action from within to step into it. 

3. Pursue It: Finally, you need to match up the above two actions with work. If you desire and imagine, you then need to pursue greatness to bring it to reality. This calls for hard work. You work yourself into greatness. You cannot sit back and expect miracle to happen. You must make a conscious effect to be great. Whatever you desire to achieve has been achieved by people in the past. You need to learn how they did it and apply the same in your case. Do you wanna be a Teacher? Follow the approved way of becoming a Teacher in your society. Do you want to be a banker, do the same as a Teacher. Is it a preacher, learn from outstanding preachers. Pursue your dreams to attain greatness. 

Note: Everybody is given the potential to be great, but not everyone can be great. Only the few that apply extra skills end up great.
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Behold the 2 Attitudinal Conditions for Success

Behold the 2 Attitudinal Conditions for Success
For some time now, our articles has dwelled on success. This is to our acknowledgement of how important this word means to every human being. Success has been one of the most craving need of man. I do all I do in life with a view of achieving my goals.

In this article, I will be revealing two vital attitudinal behaviours necessary for success to take place. Honestly, some of our actions can propel or deter us from success. Success is not a chance event, it is a careful effort. To be successful, you need to prepare yourself. You will need to work on some of your attitudes to life.

Two key areas to watch are your THINKING and WORD. The way we think has a lot to do with our extent of accomplishments. Your thought can affect how far you go in life. Positive thinking breeds positive results while negative thinking breeds negative results as well.

No wonder the Bible said that "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he". The thoughts of your heart will definitely manifest in your physical state. If your thought is dominated by failure, there is likelihood that you will fail in life. When you give failure a room in your heart, it will constantly manifest in your life. Whatever your mind cannot imagine will never come to you.

On the other hand, if your thoughts are dominated by success, success must surely identify with you. A thought of possibilities will see you to possibilities. But a thought of challenges will blind your eyes from the possible opportunities.

To remain above our challenges, we must maintain positive mindset. Our mindset towards life matters a lot. People need to train their mind to become their friend. This is because our minds can become our enemies. Your mind becomes your enemies when it is negatively construed to work against your success.

Getting your mind trained is not easy. But if you can achieve it, you will forever sweem in the river of success. One of the easy ways to train your mind is to constantly rebuff negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones.

Having addressed the issue of mindset, we now move on to another important attitude that guarantees success. And that is WORD. Spoken words greatly affects our way of life. Positive talks attracts positive results, while negative words attracts negative results. There is power in the tongue. Even the Bible acknowledged this when it said that "life and death are in the power of the tongue".

According a story on a research on the power of spoken words, two plants were planted. While one receives praises and encouragements, the other were constantly cursed. Words such as "you must be great, bear fruits" etc were used on one of the plants, and such words as" it shall not be well with you, die" etc were used on the other plant. Meanwhile, the plants were placed on the same condition in terms of soil, nutrients, etc. The research revealed that the plant that received praises blossomed while the one that were constantly cursed withered off.

The illustrarion above is a clear example of what our words can do. Positive confessions will in no doubt lead to positive living whereas negative confessions leads to the opposite. Our words greatly affect our lives. We must learn how to chat our ways to success through positive confessions.

In conclusion, I want to state that our thoughts and words if well managed can accelerate our success in life.

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The Place of Training in Journey of Success.

The Place of Training in Journey of Success.
Success is a passionate desire of everybody. Everyone wants to be successful in his or her field of endeavour. I have never seen any man who favours failure more than success. Success doesn't just happen. Therefore, it is worthy to note that success is not a product of chance. Over 75% of successes are induced. It did not come by chance but rather, was necessitated by a number of factors.

In our last article, we x-rayed the place of mentorship in the journey of success. This time around, we will be looking at the place of training in the same journey of success. This is because, we regard success as a journey. It is not a destination but a journey.

Now, what is training and how can it help someone to emerge successful in his or her pursuit? Training is the action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behaviour through sustained practice and instruction. Training is teaching or developing in oneself or others, any knowledge or skill that relate to specific competencies.

The essence of training is to improve one's capability, capacity, productivity, and performance. Training has a lot to offer when it comes to a successful career. According to a quote by Ann Voskamp, "practice is the hardest part of learning, training is the essence of transformation". Transformation means to get better than the present. Training makes you better than you were yesterday.

A good example can be illustrated with football. Footballers keep training themselves until they become professionals. Nobody was born a professional, it is consistent training and practice that births professionalism. Without training, we tend to remain in our weaknesses, thereby continue to fail in our careers. We must consider training very pertinent to career excellence.

Aristotle puts it this way, "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act tightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.

If we can devote like 15% of our time acquiring training, success will forever be our companion. Training deals with our weaknesses. It help us overcome our weaknesses. It also puts us on the track of productivity. We must keep on training to achieve a sustainable level of success.

To cap up this article, I want to borrow a quote by Tomorrow Hopkins which says that, "You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort, and money into training, grooming and encouraging your greatest asset".

Best regards
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