Beautiful lessons from the vase

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Life is always full of profound lessons that are profitable to those who find them.

And just like the vase, a beautifully crafted container, you were beautifully crafted by your Creator.

The vase is always made for a purpose, you were purposefully made.

The vase doesn’t know why it’s a vase, you too need to discover your purpose of creation from your Creator.

The vase was made to carry beautiful flowers and always project them, there’s so much beauty in the potentials you carry and you must project it.

Every vase has it’s unique design, shape and colour, you also have your uniqueness, live in this consciousness and never despise this!

The vase remains relevant as long as it never loses its uniqueness and ability to showcase beauty and flavour and if you must stay relevant in your world, never lose your unique flavour, never lose your ability to bring solutions.

Your relevance makes the world complete, stay relevant!

Plug into wealth

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As I taught in an online class very recently, this question popped up- can everybody be rich and wealthy? And I gave my answer in these simple terms:

1. God designed everyone with the ability to be rich and wealthy. Sadly many people never realize and tap into this ability.

2. Life happens to us according to our belief. So becoming wealthy is first a matter of belief and it begins in your mind.

3. Wealth is first intangible and you are responsible for making the decisions and taking the actions that will move your wealth into the tangible realm

4. You therefore must train your eyes to see, your mind to recognize and your hands to maximize opportunities as they come

5. Real wealth resides in the resources within and around you and also in your ability to use the uncommon value you carry to serve your world in an uncommon manner.

6. Yes, you can plug into the heavy deposit of wealth within and around you and release it, if you don’t join the band wagon of those that see problems everywhere and agonize, but become a part of those who see opportunities everywhere and organize all it takes to make the most of every opportunity.

Wealth is in your design, but It’s up to you to choose where you belong and what you really want!

Health is wealth

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Growing up as a little boy, I always heard the saying “health is wealth” used to buttress the import of our health as humans. Searching through the holy scriptures, I also saw that it is God’s will for us to prosper and be in health even as our souls prosper.

These statements have made more sense to me and perhaps the whole world in the past few weeks as we’ve collectively witnessed a rise in the scourge of the Covid 19 epidemic, currently viewed as the greatest threat to the health and collective prosperity of the world.

With the swift spread of this virus, the world economy is under intense pressure, major cities and nations are shutting down and people going into compulsory isolation all in a bid to find survival.

It all boils down to one truth: “the healthier we are, the wealthier we can become”. So in the midst of all these:

• Let’s maintain good personal hygiene

•Let’s ensure our health is in tact

•Let’s reach out and show love to our friends, family and neighbours while maintaining social distance at least by phone calls, mobile chats and sms.

•Let’s draw closer to our maker, be sensitive to the Spirit and seek His face now more than ever before

•Let’s pray for and support all those on the frontline of action and service

•Let’s choose faith over fear, fear not but have faith in God

•Let’s stay positive, utilize our time wisely to plan, prepare and position ourselves for the best

•Let’s stay safe and remain grateful for the gift of life and good health.

At the end of it all, we will win this battle.

Every life is precious!

Maximizing relationships

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For everyday we are alive, we have to meet and interact with people, wherever we find ourselves because people make the world habitable.

Having the right people around you is one of the best things that can ever happen to anyone, but most times we are ignorant and tend to neglect and despise the people we have around us and some times we even abuse our relationship with them.

If Joseph’s brothers and those he encountered in Potiphar’s house and in the prison yard ever knew that Joseph was going to become the Prime Minister of Egypt, I believe they would have treated him better and maximized their relationship with him.

So whenever we have people around us, we must appreciate the gift of people, we must be the best we can be to them, add value to them and help them become the best they can be and by so doing, we maximize our relationships for the better.

Profitable collaboration

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Every great organization and institution all over the world is simply a collaboration of ideas.

It might have started with an idea from one person, but has grown big to have innovative ideas from other people- this goes a long way to show that one is too small a number to achieve anything significant.

There’s always a need for partnerships. It is through partnerships that babies are born, plants are made to germinate and businesses are made to profit.

So as you begin to bring your dreams and ideas to fruition, you would need to collaborate with valuable partners who can make your dream succeed.

And since two can’t work together except they agree, there’s a grave need to consider the PEOPLE in the partnership, the PLACE where the partnership will work, the PRINCIPLES by which the partnership will blossom, the PROGRAM that structures the partnership and most importantly, you must focus on the PURPOSE of the partnership.

These keys will make your collaboration a PROFITABLE one and unlock the doors of success for you.

Never take your life for granted!!!

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Life is a precious gift which should never be taken for granted simply because you can effortlessly breathe, sleep, wake, eat and move.

People who do not trivialize life easily recognise opportunities. Since, success is not an accidental gift, only intentional individuals get it!

Most people have missed opportunities, delayed their accomplishments and have buried their dreams because they took life for granted.

If you truly want to be successful and achieve your greatness then you can’t afford to take your life for granted for a second. You must be intentional about living.

Harvest your success

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As children, we always looked forward to the last 3-4 months of the year because those were the months during which we celebrated our church’s harvest.

The harvest celebration was very unique, as people came to thank God for a bumper harvest or a successful farming season. They did this by showcasing their various yields.

I’d like to see life as a farm and we as farmers. Our ideas, businesses, and careers are the seeds. In the end, we all look forward to the harvest season. It is important for you to bear the following in mind.

1. Every farmer knows that the harvest season is preceded by the planting season. What have you been planting?

2. Every farmer understands the place of diligence in cultivating his farmland. How have you been cultivating your “farmland”?

3. Every farmer knows that the quality of the harvest is largely determined by the quality of the seed and the cultivation. What is the quality of your work so far?

4. Every farmer understands that after the harvest comes the season to plant again. Have you reserved some seeds to sow again?

These questions should guide you through every season of your life, whether planting or harvesting.

Here or there…

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Double-mindedness is a state of uncertainty in which productivity is stalled. Double-mindedness hinders one’s realisation of dreams and achievement of targets.

Double-minded folks are like the waves of a sea that rise and fall within seconds. Such people seldom accomplish anything significant in life because they are unstable, neither here nor there.

Life is programmed not to respond to options. So you must be clear about what you desire and go for it.

Banish your doubts and fears and focus on your goals and dreams. Apply yourself diligently until you reach your greatness.

Make your success sprout

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Few months into this year, I planted four coconut seedlings and began to cultivate them, ensuring that they got the care needed for them to do well.

Surprisingly, at the time I expected them to sprout, I observed that only two, out of the four, were sprouting and it seemed as if the remaining two were not going to sprout. I felt as though my efforts were wasted.

I was consoled by the fact that at least two were doing well and rising each day. For the remaining two, I chose to apply the faith principle, believing that they would do well.

Yesterday, I took a look at them and I noticed something sprouting gradually from those two that refused to sprout initially. My heart was filled with overwhelming joy. Then the following dawned on me:

  1. We must never lose sight of our visions, dreams and goals.
  2. Faith is an indispensable factor for success.
  3. Sometimes, our successes truly differ and have their set times.
  4. Success (growth) happens internally before the results are seen externally.
  5. Every due diligence is never a wasted effort.
  6. Even when we’re disappointed, we should never be discouraged.

Cheers to your success!

Make that move

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I officially welcome you to the second half of this year.

Just like a football match, the second half is a critical time, and everyone gunning for the win is never casual about the second half.

And so, this is not the time to be casual, but the time to consolidate on the lessons learnt in the previous half.

This is the time to steer clear of distractions and focus on winning. This is the time to make fresh moves for the win. This is the time to apply your winning strategies and take the right steps.

Remember: the fisherman doesn’t succeed by just paddling his boat; he succeeds only when he makes the move of throwing his net into the river for a catch.

Now is the time to make your winning moves and succeed!