SUCCESS MOTIVATION

Christian Growth

I have a lot to be thankful for in my life and the more I think about it I give more thanks but beyond the thankfulness I celebrate the Lordship of Jesus over my life and the gift of the Holy Spirit to the world. I said that to say this.

There is a stage I have been in my life where I asked myself “Is this what I planned to be experiencing now”? and of course my answer was a very big NO. I know that some of us have been there, perhaps we still are and I have noticed that this state of UNACCOMPLISHMENT could eat so deep into us that depression could set in and before we can say Jack Robinson, we already feel like we have failed and defeat sets in (which is what we really do not want, trust me).

depressionI read a post last night and I was surprised at the number of people who are going through this state of depression and I don’t mean generally, I mean our fellow Christians (Born Again and Holy Ghost filled). The cause of their depression may not necessarily be connected to this particular reason I’m about to address, but I know for sure that depression is one of those stages that people go through and at different levels, during this period of their lives.

I, for one could have gone through it in a very high degree, but for the words that I was taught through God’s word and by the Holy Spirit.

This success matter is a really big issue of concern, as people now have misunderstood the meaning of it which is not even as bad as when you now decide to measure your success with the measuring tape of the world and I don’t mean the one that the Obioma near your compound uses ooh, lol.accomp

There are so many definitions of Success but for the sake of what I want to talk about, I’ll use this one.

“the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals”

 There are certain things that we must know to identify success:

1. You are Successful when you know what God wants you to do at a particular time: If you read the book of Acts 22:12-16, there, Paul was given an instruction from the Lord and the knowing what exactly God wanted him to do was the beginning of his Ministry. He didn’t just stand up and decide to preach the Gospel, he received a clear instruction.

When you know what God has asked you to do at a particular time or period and you are set on it, there would not be any form of discouragement for you because even if you aren’t at the same level as your friend or colleague or classmate, you know that you are on the right path for your life and in God’s perfect will. In my post on “Have you discovered the treasure” I told you guys of How I was so discouraged and so wasn’t doing well in school, I wasn’t attending any classes when my mates were having A’s. After that period of Identifying myself with God’s word, one day I was praying, I said to God that I wanted to shake this world for him, I told him of How I wanted to be soo soo rich because he knows how caring I am, how I wanted to give for the furtherance of the Gospel. Guess what his answer was, I heard it so clearly eehn, hmmm, My PAPA said, “Prove to me how faithful you can be in your academics, start with waking up on time to attend every class you ought to”. Those words were so clear and I held on to them, I responded immediately and said “Lord I have heard you and I will do as you have instructed, thank you for your words”

Those instructions taught me that God has blessed us, but it is we who are not yet ready to live in the blessing. So, he trains us in an orderly fashion. God is a king and like an earthly king would, he doesn’t just appoint his heir as his successor when the time is right, He makes sure that the young boy goes through every stage of training until he is totally sure that he can seat on the throne when the time comes and that does not mean that he is not being treated as the prince that he is, of course he is, but for his own good he undergoes several years of training. Our heavenly father is the same with all his kids. Imagine if God actually filled my account with money and made me identify with all the opportunities that I could use to actually make this world a better place, would I have been able to pull that off with the state of indiscipline that I was at that time? Emphatically, NO, I would make a fool out of that opportunity.

Now back to my experience. I have been running with that instruction and I must say that not only have I been called by several people to commend my effort, God reminds me every day that I am a huge success, because sometimes I’m like, why didn’t I have the highest mark in class for this course but thank God for the Holy Ghost, he always uses the same words “Hannah, I’m training you in righteousness” and there and then I square my shoulders up and I’m bold to declare that I’m a success. I am doing what he asked me to and so many other things are falling in place without any struggle. This singular act has shown me of how God sees us.  Even though the world might not know what happened in my room that night, It doesn’t stop people from looking down on me or saying what they want to say only you and God are in this business together and you must always appreciate yourself at every point in time. This brings me to my next point.

2. Success comes in levels and it is measurable: This one can be applied to every and any area of our lives. It’s called GROWTH. Today I’m in this area of my life where I am building discipline, tomorrow, God will increase my greatness by asking me to probably spending more time in studying so that I can be the very best as I desired in the former level. For some, it’s in your giving, you want to give more to God but you have seen that you aren’t doing well enough maybe because of the level you are financially. Maybe God is saying, Frances, why don’t we work on your consistency for now, let’s do this consistently for the next 8months and after that we will work on an increase and gradually we will get there. You see, even if it’s in your Job, business, you can measure your success, even in the little things like having a shower in the evenings after work or changing your nail colour every two weeks, washing the dishes everyday and not letting it pile up till the next day or even attending midweek service, praying every 12am for 15mins, maintaining your exercise routine for the next three months, there’s so many things I can list, including giving your child a peck before they leave for school in the morning, giving your wife a kiss before leaving for work, saying good morning with a smile to everyone you meet in the morning, I can go on and on. But what I am saying is that you can set your targets and meet them, that way success for you is an unending stream. You just see your life moving from glory to Glory. For some, God’s next level for you is not always cozy or comfortable. Stay there, God’s will, will take place.

How do we know what’s God’s next level for us?

We know this, through the ministry of God’s word. The Holy Ghost guides us through our fellowship with him. For our next level, He tells Us, there’s a knowing in our heart and he starts to prepare us for that next level.

That is why I want to Urge us to see the Holy Spirit as our captain, there’s no next level without the Holy Spirit and without constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit, you will not train yourself to identify His voice when you hear it. You’ll still live in confusion and that’s not the life we’ve been called to live. The bible calls the Holy Spirit the revelation of all truth, he will guide us into all truth. He knows everything and anything, so spend more time with him, commune more often with him, see him as your friend.

The time you spend with the word, determines the amount of the word you’ll live out. It’s not magic, you grow and that’s why success is the easiest thing that you can be. It’s who you are, so don’t ever feel discouraged or limited when you see that you are not in that place you desire to be. Be in the place that God has carved out and wants you to be. It’s only for a while and you’ll see that your life represents success and you are moving from glory to Glory

3. Recognize when you ought to move to the next level: This one is so important because you can be in one place and even though you are a success at that level, you haven’t actually moved, you are not making progress. It’s like my grandpa’s rocking chair, he’s moving but he’s not making progress. That’s why we need the Holy Ghost, He will tell us when it’s time to move and we listen and when we do, we look back and see how much progress we have made and how much we are set to make. It’s really a beautiful life, there’s really no need to worry, as long as you depend on the Holy Spirit.

So, for my sisters and my brothers who might have this challenge, it is what it is, a challenge, make up your mind that you will live the Lord’s dream for your life, the truth is that no one else will understand you but God himself. The inabilities you see are your opportunities, they are building blocks for the life that God has called you to live. Be happy, never let anything control your happiness, that way, you say to the devil that he’s in charge whereas, you are in charge. No one will actually help you decide this, but yourself, the Spirit of God is waiting to help you and you can throw in all your eggs in his basket for you will surely win and come back victor.

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“Therefore, as a Christian, live your life to show that what Jesus did wasn’t for nothing; live up to His dream! Jesus the creator of the whole world, the maker of all things died for you to give you a new life—the impregnable life of God. That’s something big! He thought we were valuable and important to the Father, so He came just for us. Why then should anyone live an empty or unhappy life?

The way to show your gratitude for all He’s done for you is to live up to His dream by maintaining your superiority and victory over Satan and the cohorts of darkness. You’re His seed, and He’s prolonging His days through you today (Isaiah 53:10). When you show up, Jesus shows up! You’re the express image of His person, called to show forth the beauty and excellence of His divine life in you.”

This is still the beginning of the year I know that most of us want to testify of so many areas of accomplishment by the end of the year. You can take this up from now, with this mindset, it doesn’t matter what level you are, even if you have exceeded your targets, like JOSHUA, there’s still more land to possess. God is taking every one of us places throughout the year, we will record outstanding results by the Spirit of God.

At every level, your success can be determined. God has a plan for you and the moment you begin to really let that dawn in your heart, the moment you begin to say it with your mouth and before long, those plans are being fulfilled through you, everyday.  Stay on the word, not on your situation. Nothing can stop you.

These are the things that have helped me and is still helping me. I’m really inspired by the Holy Spirit everyday and my life is moving from one level of Glory to the next.

I love you all and I want to say a big thank you to all my new and old followers, you guys are just awesome, thank you also for your response to my last post. Thank you for your encouragement. You rock and I know that God has increased us.

Again, you can reach me on my personal email @ missproductivehannah@yahoo.com

God bless you and HAVE A GLORIOUS AND SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND

Till I see you on Monday,

Kip Illuminating

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What does Christmas mean to you ?

Christmas Musings

I know we are in that special spirit of Christmas all around the world no matter what time it is in the world right now. With most dining tables, big or small filled with Chicken, beef, rice, pasta and all sorts of delicacies there is in the world. I myself will likely make some pounded yam and egusi soup for my enjoyment today, all my fellow Africans know what I mean now, hopefully I’m really inspired.

While I lay awake this early morning of Christmas, 3:00am to be precise, I start to ponder on what Christmas means to me and this was what I came up with remembering the Christmas message I was opportune to have listened to recently by my Man of God, Rev. Chris Oyakhilome. I write:

Christmas to me means Christ in me; Christ in me means Christ is Light for me.

Christ in me means that Christ has become my light and there are three basic things that Light connotes to me. They are:

 Direction

 Since Christ is in me, I now have a purpose. My life now has a meaning. I no longer run this race of life with uncertainty (1Corinthians 9:26). Unlike many, everyday there is a purpose for my existence. Halleluiah!!

 Revelation

I now have knowledge. Christ has been made unto me wisdom. I can never be confused in life because knowledge is now inside of me. Even when nobody knows it, I do because Christ, knowledge is in me. In any situation or circumstance I find myself, all I need to do is to tap into the wisdom inside of me. Thank you Jesus.

Development

Whenever Light comes, there is development. I just keep getting better, always. The glory is an ever increasing glory in my life. Every time our spirits get engaged in contemplating the Glory of God, we become that Glory that we see, as we study God’s word. That’s why I tell myself “Hannah, it CANNOT get worse for you, it can only get better, you are born again and Christ (the anointing) now lives in you”.

Christmas to me means Christ in me; Christ in me also means Christ is Life to me.

Christ being my Life means to me that, He is my…..

Source

Christ is my source, my unending source. I’ll never run dry in life. In everything I just know that I’ve got a source and a very reliable one at that in the person of Jesus Christ our Lord. I now live in abundance in all things that pertain to life and Godliness. With this consciousness, I know I can never be poor, I cannot fail in life. This is not because of how much I’ve got in my bank account. I choose not to see my wealth through the eyes of the world, but by the Word. I’m always prospering, Glory to God!!

Sustenance

Not only does He supply me or brings to me, he makes sure I have in abundance, I never run dry. I’m always glorious in health, relationship and all that concerns me. This is how Life is for me now that I have Christ.

Success

I give life to everything I touch. Whatever I get involved in, turns out a success. I’m definitely a winner. Christ has now become my Life. Halleluiah

There must be something you get in your spirit as you celebrate this season. The song is not enough, the carols and jingle bells is not enough, neither is the plenty food and drinks enough. You must become LIGHT AND LIFE conscious. This is what He came to make me and you, and do through you and I to our world.

I am THE BLESSING that Christ has given to this world. This is my consciousness as I go about my life. I know that when I come, the blessing has come. So, even today and throughout this season, even in the coming year, square up your shoulders, be bold as you visit and celebrate with your family and your world, because when you arrive in their midst, the blessing has arrived.

Remember ” You are born again, born into His presence where there is fullness of Joy and at His right hand where there are pleasures evermore” 2 Corinthians 5:17

If you are not born again, then your life is yet to begin. Please get in contact with someone you know who is and let the person lead you to Christ. Life begins in Christ and His arms are wide open to receive you today.

Or you can say these words with me and as you say them, mean them from your heart:

“Dear Jesus, I believe that you died for me, I believe that you are risen from the dead and today I take you as my Lord and personal saviour. I choose to follow you and live the life you’ve called me to live. Thank you for accepting me as your child. I’m born again” Halleluiah!

So now that you are born again, you will have to Identify  yourself with the body of Christ, get yourself to a bible based teaching ministry and get committed. This will help to groom you and help take you to the next level in your fellowship with the Master. I love you and welcome to the family of God, of Lights.

So rounding up, Christmas means:  I am in Christ Now, He lives in me Now and He lives through me Now.

If you haven’t believed this then you don’t know what Christmas means. I trust we believe this and more.

Have a beautiful day, remember we are still celebrating our risen king and our lives all together (the body of Christ)

I love you all soo much, plenty “Huggs and kisses” from me.

Kip Illuminating!! Merry Christmas Family

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Que Sera Sera ! Whatever will be, Will be ?

Christian Growth

Top of the world’s goodness to you my dear, I’m sure you had a good night rest. Well, I did myself. I’m always soo excited when its time to share posts with you guys, you guys are more than amazing. Today is a beautiful day and as we must have noticed, its one of the last Tuesday’s in this year 2013 and I don’t know about you, but for me I’m glad to be a part of it, making history in the land of the living, yaaaaaaaayy!!!que sera sera

Hmmmm, one of the world’s favorite quote “Que Sera Sera” is our topic of discussion today, its funny how most of us, including Christians still  stand by this quote in almost everything we do today. Even as you read, you are singing the popular song in your head, I soo used to sing this song eeh, lol. Well, I’m sorry what I’m about to say today might be against your judgement but really, what is the essence of Love and Reality if we don’t trash issues like this. So, let me begin by saying this: “WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BE WILL BE” . If you don’t think so after the end of this post, then you should follow, comment and like the post so I can prove it to you in our upcoming posts, lol

There was no need to beat around the bush for this one because many of us need to hear this as it is. Nowadays, we live our lives in excuses for almost everything we are faced with. With quotes like this which put us on the safer side, we get too comfortable with the stages we are in life, even in our jobs, career, relationships, academics and so many other areas. This brings me to the issue of PURPOSE, do you know your purpose in life?, do you have a purpose in your job, career, relationship, marriage ? If these questions are not answered by us as we grow, we end up settling for “what life brings” , because the truth is that Life has nothing to offer anyone of us, we on the other hand were made to bring the good news, the beauty and as the bible will put it, “We have been called to show forth the excellencies of him that called us out of darkness into his marvelous light”, How, brilliant!, Isn’t GOD just simply amazing, we have answers to every question we ask Him. Anyhooo!, that is to say that “We are the Light of this World’. The faster we come to the reality of this truth, the better our lives will be.

The reality is that It is our responsibility to beautify our lives, God already did his part by blessing us with all that it takes to live a glorious and beautiful life so, take advantage of them today and stop relying on “whatever will be, will be”, for that way, we are saying to God that all we are is the best we can ever be, which is a big fat lie.

So, today I want you to develop and have the mindset that you own your world  and you can recreate it with your words (faith filled proclamations) actions and your prayers. Don’t stop there, where you are is not enough, you can be greater and much more better than you already are and it all starts and depends on your mindset (thoughts). Whatever point you have reached in your goals and aspirations, my advice to you is to stop measuring your life’s achievement with the world’s tape rule, as is the manner of most of us” rather, use the Word of God and what he has called you, a success, a victor, a joint heir with Christ, this is who you really are.

I’m hope you didn’t expect me too be soft on this issue? Love and reality is not to spice up your life but to totally beautify it, yes I dare say,.lol. Oya my time is up, and people biko, ejor, PLEASE, I need to get your comments, don’t just read and be blessed and smile, make comments, I wanna get to know my readers. Show me some love na, abeg,..lol See YOU tomorrow,  Make sure you don’t forget to follow the blog.

Kip Illuminating!!