The 3 Powerful Tools For A Successful Life

“You can work for success but ONLY God can make you prosper”.

 Read Joshua 1:5-9 The Message

Overview: Joshua a servant of Moses was thrust into the position of leadership after the death of his master, Moses. He did not know what to do, as the task was enormous and as we all do sometimes (probably at all times) developed cold feet, got very scared because he felt inadequate, comparing himself to Moses. So he went on and cried out to God, but in this place of crossroad- in the valley of decisions, God showed up and proffered a solution.

GOD OFFERED JOSHUA 3 POWERFUL TOOLS FOR SUCCESS


Tool Number 1:

 “No one will be able to oppose you for as long as you live. I will be with you just as I was with Moses, and I will never fail or abandon you.”

Joshua 1:5

God heard Joshua’s cry and offered him His presence. Why? because God’s presence guarantees Joshua’s success, His presence guarantees your success too!

Romans 8 says “If God is for you, who can be against you?”

Exactly!

God’s presence is everything you need to prosper in anything you find yourselves doing on earth. Ask for His presence daily, just like David did in Psalm 27:4a “…one thing I seek the most is to live in the presence of the Lord all the days of my life”

He has promised His presence to always be with you; to counsel and advise, to guide and direct, to protect and defend you. No man or principalities can prevail over you.

He is assuring you of His faithfulness to always be with you. You are not alone!


Tool Number 2:

” Let the words from the book of the law be always on your lips.Meditate on them day and night so that you may be careful to live by all that is written in it.If you do, as you make your way through this world, you will prosper and always find success.”

Joshua 1:8

The level of your commitment to God’s Word will determine how far you go. Not just knowing the Word of God but going a step further – meditating and doing it.

Relationship Not Religious acts

Corrie Ten Boom said “Don’t worry about what you do not understand of the Bible. Worry about what you do understand and do not live by.”

God knows you cannot do this alone that is why He is asking you to walk with Him daily – every day (not once a week) then you will prosper in all your ways.

Don’t try to negotiate with what and when to obey Him, always enter into the fullness of His presence, let His Word delight in you.

This old hymn comes to mind; Just a closer walk with thee by PATSY CLINE

I am weak but Thou art strong
Jesus keep me from all wrong
I'll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee
Just a closer walk with Thee
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea
Daily walking close to Thee
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be

Tool Number 3:

“This is My command: be strong and courageous.Never be afraid or discouraged because I am your God, the Eternal One, and I will remain with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

Be Godfidence!

Even though the assignment/ task might look big, risky or even dangerous at times, TRUST God and depend on Him, He is ALWAYS faithful!

When God told us to be Courageous

COURAGE does not mean the absence of FEAR but releasing yourself with your arms stretched out in surrender and submission.

Be confident in Him even though you think the task is impossible, even though you cannot see success or a glimpse of a breakthrough but you are able to stand firm and trust that He is with you. Now that’s the confidence, the courage He is talking about.

That’s the type of CRAZY Faith He loves!

Faith like a mustard seed but yet mighty to believe.

Learn from Esther, Esther 4:1 “…And if I perish, I perish”

Now that’s COURAGE and STRENGTH!

True Success comes from GOD.


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Plan Your Ideal 2019

Write down this vision.
Write it clearly on tablets, so that anyone who reads it may run. 

For the vision points ahead to a time I have appointed; it testifies regarding the end, and it will not lie.
Even if there is a delay, wait for it.
It is coming and will come without delay.

HABAKKUK 2:2-3 The Voice

During the last week of December, I took some few days to reflect on how the year went; In 2018 I didn’t achieve some of my goals. And for the first time, I do not regret anything instead I am encouraged to sling my shot better and focus on my aim. I am determined to press on towards the goal.

This year, I plan on pressing on towards achieving these goals and more, knowing that delay is never a denial. However, as I reflect back on how last year went I realised maybe I could have been clearer and time specific with some of my goals; by making daily/ weekly/monthly progress evaluation on them.

I generally set goals for every area in my life I want to improve and plan my year accordingly. Through the years, I have realized that writing new year plans can be quite daunting as it forces one to deal with some of the “not so great parts” of the year. However, it can also encourage you to do better in the coming year. And in fact, it forces you to select something specific and visualise your goals. The truth is you become better at achieving your goals.

This year I plan on living out God’s best for my life and to become all that He had intended and destined me to be. I will align myself with God’s will for my life. This is not the year to mess about.

And to do this I have to do things differently.
Albert Einstein once stated

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

So in 2019, I have decided to level up! It would require discipline, prioritisation and commitment to make these goals happen but I am ready to put in the WORK!

Proverbs 16:3 says

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.”

Planning your ideal 2019 will require you to…

  1. Reflect and Renew constantly. It’s all about your mindset baby!
  2. Retain habits/things that are working for you already.
  3. Remove; what are things you need to let go of this year?
  4. Resolve; what is missing or lacking in your life? Then make your resolutions.
  5. Respond – Close the gap between the end result you want and where you are now with a plan. Make sure your plan is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely)
  6. Review and Report – Find someone you are accountable to. Remember Proverbs 15:22!
  7. Be Responsible for your actions

One thing that is constant about life is that change is inevitable.

If you haven’t yet written your plans yet then what are you waiting for? The right moment? It will never come.

Instead, just DO IT! It doesn’t have to be perfect. Follow the steps above and you are good to go.

Do not procrastinate!

Educate yourself – Use resources, look for books out there that talk about your vision. Listen to podcasts, attend seminars or webinars. As for me, I want to own my business in 5 yrs so, I have purchased some books to help me become a manager, and be the best at it! Go to my READS FOR 2019.

Visualise your plans. Vision boards are great tools. Start by gathering words and images that represent your true purpose. Spend some time creating your ideas on the board. Post affirmations, quotes and inspirational words on it. Keep it neat – stay away from clutter. Simplicity is bliss! You can buy boards from Amazon and ideas from Pinterest or Google.

Prayer is the key!

By being persistent in prayer and spending some intentional time in the Word of God will help you achieve all that God has spoken over your life. In Jesus name, Amen!


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Love always,

WORD FOR 2019 – BECOMING

Happy New Year!
I’m so grateful for what God did last year – It was indeed a year of Freedom for me and my family.

WELCOME TO 2019

Back in December while I was asking God for a word for 2019, the Holy Spirit said BECOMING.

At first, I thought it was just me assuming or maybe because the new book from Michelle Obama inspired the word becoming or could it be that it’s the new word in right now. I was reluctant, so I leaned in closer to God for confirmation.

God confirmed this over the past few weeks as I had conversations with my friends and loved ones over the festive period which all pointed back to what God has been tiring up in my heart.

I remember a conversation I had with a good friend/sister of mine. She asked me what the word for 2019 is, so I told her that I believe God is telling me – “2019 is a year of fulfilment of everything He has written over my life when He first made me even before I was formed in my mama’s womb. God is telling me; every season I have ever gone through has been building up for this time, this new age! This is a year of becoming “the me” God has destined and purposed me to become.

This is the year for my POTENTIALS to become PURPOSE and for my PLANS to become ACTIONS!

This is the year I become LESS of ME and MORE like CHRIST

This is the year I become ROOTED in my faith and God will do miraculous things in my life. The year I become a TESTIMONY that points everyone to Christ and God’s GLORY.

This is the year I become older and full of God’s WISDOM and REVELATIONS. This is the year I become the big 30 years on this planet earth!

This is the year I become CHANNELS of BLESSINGS!

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 New Living Translation (NLT)

…for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests,a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9 New Living Translation (NLT)

And we know that God causes everything to work togetherfor the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:28 New Living Translation (NLT)

What do you want to become in 2019?

by being persistent in prayer and fasting you will become all that God has spoken over your life. In Jesus name, Amen!

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#BECOMING19 or #BECOMING2019

Love Always,