THE PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
27 January, 2021
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Genesis 1:3 KJV
Today, it is no longer a secret that opportunities abound in the different sectors of our economy as a nation. However, the irony is that many believers are barely scratching the surface. Rather than harness our God-given potentials and proffer solutions to our world, we would rather sit back and complain, saying that it is not working. For everything you say is not working, just turn around and you will see someone else doing it.
Success does not come by mistake. In Genesis chapter 1, the earth was void and without form but it did not remain like that. God saw the darkness and did not like it; hence, He proffered a solution. He commanded the light to appear and there was light. In like manner, believers are also called to proffer solutions in their world. The Word of God is plastered with templates and principles for us to follow. If we diligently harness these divine principles, we will ultimately succeed.
One of the principles of success is to know that you are unique. So, don’t try to be someone else. You cannot afford to be a copy when you are the original. By virtue of the New Birth, you have been designed to be ahead of others. Being a child of God confers an advantage on you because you now have the mind of Christ. That means you can have insight into what God is doing. You can download divine concepts that the world is still looking for. When you have the mind of Christ, you can proffer a solution that will leave the world wondering.
Take a look at the streets and you will see needs in people’s lives. When you dare to satisfy those needs, people will naturally gravitate towards you. You may be selling roasted plantain and fish, let people see a touch of creativity in what you are doing and pretty soon, you will become the sought after. Remember that the enemy wants you down and out. But I declare that you will win in the competitions of life.
Further Reading: Joshua 1:8, Proverbs 2:1-7
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 16-18/ Evening- Matthew 18:1-20