Innovate Your Way UP!

Key Text: 2 Chronicles 26:15, 14

He made skillfully designed ENGINES in Jerusalem to shoot arrows and catapult large stones for use on the towers and on the corners. So his fame spread even to distant places, for he was marvelously helped until he became strong.

One of the distinguishing factors between successful people and the “not-so-successful” people is in the power of innovations. The major leading companies in our world today have achieved major feats through innovations. Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and the likes came into the lime light via innovations and have been able to sustain themselves only by constantly bringing on board new inventions.

This trend did not just start in the last century; it’s well dated back to the scripture times; one of which is recorded in the story of Uzziah who became king at age sixteen (16) and then began to make engines of war. These engines were superior to what previously existed. The Israelite armies needed not to fight at close proximity with their enemies like they did before with swords and arrows, but from a very far distance and at a fast pace they can shoot thousands of arrows and hurl huge rocks at their enemies. Continue reading

Resolve Ahead of Time

Key Text: Daniel 1:8

But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.

Decisions are an integral part of daily living. An average person makes about 70 to 80 decisions per day:  What to eat, drink, wear, what to read, what route to take to work, what to say and what not to say, how to act and react, and lots more. Some decisions are more important than others; some decisions are easy while others may be tough to make. To succeed however, one must consistently make good and sound decisions.

Successful people have simplified their decision making process by making use of the power of RESOLUTIONS. These resolutions help them get through the decision making process much quicker and with less stress. It frees up more time for crucial decisions, while keeping mundane daily decisions at bay.

Daniel and his friends mastered the use of RESOLUTIONS, and this got them to the top. They used it so much that they’ve decided on their menu ahead of time. The result – They became ten times wiser than their counterparts (Daniel 1:20).

President Obama said this about himself: “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits, I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing because I have too many other decisions to make.”

Make up your mind on how you want to run your business, decide on how to treat your customers (Prestigious or not), how many sales call you must make per day, what quality of work will you produce, how many pages of your book you must write a week, how many chapters of scriptures to read daily, what types of things you will allow yourself to view, read, or hear. Make up your mind to work very hard, and resolve to succeed without any excuse.

Most importantly, resolve to obey God irrespective of the circumstance, and watch heaven open upon your life.

Prayer: Sweet Holy Spirit, help me to consistently make the right decisions that will thrust me forward in the direction of my destiny.

You will succeed.

Gbenga Solademi

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What’s Your Schedule Like?

Key Text: John 2:4-5

When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine. “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

The first Miracle that Jesus performs gives us an insight into the lifestyle of the Master. The response He gave to his mum was that of an organized person. He said “My hour has not yet come”. This implies that he works with a schedule. He knew what to do at every season of his life. He knew when to move and when to stay back; He knew when to perform miracles and when to hold back on signs and wonders; He understood what was to come next in his life and knew how to prepare for the next turn. Continue reading