Sep 9, 2020
BE Consistent by Joyce Meyer

 

Be consistent

Consistency Is the Key~ Joyce Meyer.

I remember a time when I gained about ten pounds and had tried everything I could think of to lose it. My clothes were getting right; I was very uncomfortable, and I wanted to lose the weight quickly.

 

For a few days, I ate no fat at all. When that diet didn’t work, I ate nothing but protein. When I had no success with all-protein after a couple of days, I decided to eat only nine hundred calories per day. 

 

When nothing was working and I still failed to shed my extra pounds, I tried something else and finally concluded my metabolism had gone haywire and my hormones were out of whack..

 

As you can imagine, became frustrated.

 

One day, God spoke to me and said something very simple, but something I will never forget:  Consistency is the key.

 

Since that day, I have certainly found those words to be true. If you want to make progress in any area of your life, you need to keep doing the right thing over a period of of time. That is what consistency means.

 

Let me ask you: if you are not happy with with the situation you’re in now, will you make the effort to change it? Do you want to be in the same situation this time next year? Or do you want something different?

 

If you want to have something different, then you have to pay the price. As you move forward, you will have to make tough choices and you will come to some painful crossroads. When you reach those places, you will either run back to where you came from or you will press through.

If you press through, without giving up, then you will have victory.

 

This article was adapted from Joyce Meyer’s book, “Never Give Up”

 

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Nov 29, 2017
What My Mentor Taught Me: Lesson 4-Duyilemi A. Felix

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“Why do you think many people live below their potential”

My mentor asked that afternoon in his office.


I think “It’s ignorance sir.” I responded.


“Ignorance, ignorance, hmmm… ignorance” that word “ignorance” My mentor seemed to have a long contemplation before he called that word again, “ignorance”


“Do you know the meaning of ignorance?” My mentor asked.


  I presumed the question was hypothetical, so I delayed giving a response.

“You see, the Latin word for ignorance is ignorantia, and it means ‘want of knowledge’”


“It’s not talking about want of general knowledge, it’s talking about want of specific knowledge”


“Specific knowledge”


 I leaned forward towards my mentor as I pronounced that two words after him.

“Son” my mentor reclined, “Nobody ever becomes great on general knowledge, it’s only specific knowledge that differentiates men in life. And 80% of the world population lives on general knowledge.”



“Let me tell you a story” continued my mentor…

 


There was a village in a kingdom. There (in that Kingdom) was living a milkman. His name was Ofibus. Ofibus was called the ignorant man.

 

 He had built his hut far away from his village, in the woods. He loved the quietness of the woods rather than the noisy atmosphere of the village.

 

 He lived in his hut with his two cows. He fed them well and took proper care of them. Every day he took the two cows to a nearby lake to bath them. The two cows gave more milk. With the milk that the two cows gave, he earned enough money to live happily.

Ofibus was an honest man. Though he was content, at times he would be restless. “There is so much wrong and evil in this world. Is there nobody to guide the people?" he was constantly burdened by this thought.

One evening, the ignorant man, Ofibus was returning home after selling milk in the village. He saw a saint sitting under a tree and meditating. He slowly walked up to him and waited for the saint to open his eyes. He was happy to be with the saint for some time. He decided to wait there itself till the saint opened his eyes.

After a while, the saint slowly opened his eyes. He was surprised to see a man patiently sitting beside him.

“What do you want?" asked the saint humbly.

“I want to know what the path to Truth? Where shall I find Honesty?" asked Ofibus.

The saint smiled and said, “Go to the pond nearby and ask the fish the same question. It will give you the answer."

 Ofibus went to the nearby pond and asked the same question to the fish.

 

 The fish said, “O kind man! First, bring me some water to drink." Ofibus was surprised. He said,

 

“You live in water. But you still want water to drink? How strange!"

At this moment, the fish replied, “You are right. And that gives you the answer to your question as well. Truth, Piety and honesty are inside the heart of a man. But being ignorant, he searches for them in the outer world. Instead of wandering here and there, look within yourself and you will find them." 

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This gave an immense satisfaction to Ofibus. He thanked the fish and walked home a wiser man. He changed the way in which he saw this world as well as himself. From that day, Ofibus never felt restless.

He took his best to carry this message to the rest of his fellow human beings. All his friends accepted him as their master and consulted him to overcome their mental problems. He led them properly.”

“Did you  learn anything from this story” asked my Mentor.

“Yes Sir” I responded.

“What’s it?” My Mentor asked.

“Ignorance is want of knowledge that is already within us” I calmly responded.

“Yes, you are right. Specific Knowledge can only come from within you. General knowledge will make you to be well informed, specific knowledge will transform your life”

“See you next week Wednesday” My Mentor concluded.

 

“Thank you Sir for your time” I responded with joy!


PS: Thanks for visiting, please check back next week Wednesday for Lesson 5. Please, leave a comment before you leave. Thanks, It’s In You! 


About the Author

Dr. Duyilemi Akindele Felix is a renowned  writer and International Inspirational Speaker. He is a popularly sought after Speaker in Corporate Organizations, Schools, Seminars andChurches and host of a daily Radio Program "Life Without Limits" on Impact 92.5Fm. He has written a number of inspirational books, including "It’s In You" "Pick Up Your Broken dreams" "Wake Up Your Destiny" and others. He spends his time reading, writing and speaking. Reach him via [email protected]


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Apr 27, 2016
7 Life Lessons From The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

7 Life Lessons From The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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Many people came into the world to participate in a myriad of events and then died without meaningful impacts traceable to their mundane existence. Some others came to create events that would forever etch in the annals of history. The latter continue to arouse the interest of the world years after they have gone. They become beckon of hopes and inspirations to the world they left behind.

 

 

Such was the life of the great history maker, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Born on January 15, 1929, to Rev’d Micheal King and his wife Alberta, Luther was born into the ugly shadow of segregation. Though the kings loved their handsome boy, they were sad that he had to be born into a society that would treat him as second class citizen.
   

King had an experience at 6 that forever made an impact for the rest of his life. Martin had gone to visit his friend after school, but the father of his friend wouldn’t allow King to see him. Exasperated, Luther asked, “Why Not?” The man responded grimly, “Because you’re black and he’s white” and slammed the door. Luther went home to relate the incidence to his Mum, who told him, “See, son, no matter what the rest of the world says, you’re as good as anyone else”

Luther, from then, would live with a vision, a dominating desire to stop segregation in the Continent of America. A vision was born in his heart, he began to study and at 14, Martin Luther King had become an intellectual Monster! Upon graduation at the top of his class at the University of Boston, Luther decided to go back home with his new found love, Coretta Scott with one purpose in mind: to fight for the freedom of himself and his people. Luther King never expected to be a leader. All he wanted was for black people like him to be treated fairly in America. But what began as a small protest soon became a revolution.

 

I have taken my time to learn from the life history of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., here are  the 7 Life Lessons gleaned from the life of this amazing legend


 

 

          

                 1. Intelligence has no colour.

Luther led his class at the Crozer Seminary, a mixed school for both black and white students. It was a great opportunity for  King to prove that a black student could achieve as much as anybody else. Black doesn’t spell D.a.r.k and intelligence has no respect for colour.

Today, we have seen similar examples from the life of Dr. Ben Carson, a black American who at the young age of 35 became the director of Pediatric neuro    surgery at the popular Johns Hopkins Hospital. The lesson here is evident, if you take the time to develop your intelligence, you can rise above any situation in life   ,  no matter the condition of your birth or the colour of your skin.

 

                             2. Live with A dream.

 

 

Though Dr Martin Luther delivered his famous speech ” I have a Dream” on August 28, 1963, in the presence of 250,000 protesters, he had lived with that dream since he was 6. Luther lived with a dream that he would one day see, “The sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners sit together at the table of brotherhood…that his four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.”

This was the vision that burnt in the heart of Luther day and night. This dream made him study harder than his colleagues and influenced his choice of vocation as a Clergyman. Today, America lives in the Light of his dream. His dream has become a reality. Dreamers have been the saviour of the world. If you have a dream in your heart and you allow it to become an obsession there is no telling what legacy your life can leave behind.

 

 

                 3. A Passionate Desire For A Change.

 

Luther wanted a change. He wanted it so badly. Many people had come before Luther who saw the problem and did nothing. However, King saw the problem, felt the pain and promised himself to do something about it even if it took the last breath in his nostril. In fact, Luther was willing to let go of his romantic relationship with Coretta if she wasn’t willing to follow him to Montgomery to fight for the dream of his heart. To Luther, “It’s either freedom or death.”

Change doesn’t occur on the platter of gold, it takes commitment, determination and a degree of stubbornness for things to change. 


 

 

             4. Small victory births bigger victories.

 

 

Nobody expected the small protest that began in the early hour of December 1st, 1955 when Rosa Parks had refused to vacate her seat for a white man in Montgomery to turn to a phenomenon that would spread across the country.

 Inspired by the Court order that segregation on buses was illegal, Luther took the protest to

Birmingham, a city known to be the heart of unfair treatment of the black. He fought, he was arrested and jailed. At the end, he won! Later, Luther took the struggle to Alabama and fought for the right of the black to vote and be voted for and also won. On August 28th, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an act removing restrictions on black voting rights.

Here is the lesson: Major success is an accumulation of little successes. If you start you will generate the energy needed to continue. Movement creates momentum. Things will move, when you move. Every great thing started small. A change can begin with you where you are today.

 

 

           5. The Value of Great Companionship.

 

 

Dr. Luther surrounded himself with great friends. From his wife Coretta, who he said possessed “Character, intelligence, personality and beauty” to E.D Nixon one of his closest friends, King selected carefully friends who had the same values, passion and drive like himself. For instance, the idea to boycott  the buses in Montgomery was suggested by his friend, Nixon and throughout his life Luther would value and sought the counsel of his wife and of his great friends .

Your friends create your influence. Your association determines your assimilation. Your destiny can be marred or made by the choice of friends you made. Nobody succeeds in isolation. If you want to do great things, then look for great friends.

 

                6. Fight for your Freedom.

 

Freedom is worth the fight. Don’t put up with oppression, go for freedom at all cost. If you need today mental, financial, physical, emotional, psychological or marital freedom, stand up and fight. You can’t change what you are unwilling to confront. At the end, the prize of freedom far outweighs the comfort of slavery. Luther did exactly that. He fought for the freedom of the black. He knew they deserved


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               7. Leave the World better than you Met it.

 

Luther was born into  the  world where he and his people were considered second class citizens. They were forced to drink from separate fountains, attend separate schools, banned from restaurants, made to stand up on buses and even had to step into the gutter when white people passed them on the street. But Martin changed it! When he left the world on April 4, 1968,black people could eat where they wished, sit where they wished and walked where they wished. Few years ago, a black American became the President of the United States of America!
Luther’s dream has been fulfilled! The world is glad Luther came. In 1983, US Congress established the third Monday of every January as ‘Martin Luther King Day’, confirming him as one of America’s greatest  leaders ever.

One day, your life on earth will be over, what legacy will you leave  behind? Hope you answer that question.

Let me leave you with this from Dr. Martin Luther King:

 

 

  

 

                                                                                                                                                     

About the Author

Felix A. Duyilemi is a Greatness and Leadership Coach who specializes in helping people create extraordinary results by becoming aware of their infinite potential. He is the creator of the 1000X Results Coaching Program, a Coaching Program designed to skyrocket your results.

Felix A. Duyilemi has written over 15 books and given more than  5000 talks on subjects ranging from Success Ideation, Mindset, Leadership, and Potential Maximization. His latest book is “How to Monetize Your Brain.”

 

When he’s not learning, coaching, or speaking, he’s at home enjoying the company of his amazing family!

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Feb 2, 2016
You Can Have Anything You Want In Life Just the Way You Want It.

 

You don’ have to choose between success and peace of mind, you can have both! You don’t have to choose between purity and prosperity, you can have both. You can have anything you want in life just the way you want it. You don’t have to abandon your dreams or goals,you can enjoy life optimally while blessing others and advancing the Kingdom of God.

Right now you are surrounded with the plenty of the universe. There is no scarcity in creation. Economics teaches us that human want is insatiable. How correct is that? It went further to say "Demand is always higher than supply" What does that embed into our consciousness? Scarcity! That is the reason  parents thinking they are being honest will caution their children to limit their vision and dream "You see son, in life, you can’t have everything you want" What a poor piece of advice!


The truth is you can have anything in life, exactly the way you want it. You can get the colour, the size, the model, the quality just the way you want it. You don’t have to settle for less. You don’t have to settle for second best. You can go for gold!


Here are 5 principles to make life pay in your own terms:


1. Have A DReam.

Your dream according to James Allen "Is the promise of what you shall one day become; your ideal is the prophesy of what you shall at last unveil." Dream big dreams, don’t limit yourself to what is AVAILABLE, focus on what is POSSIBLE. Remember "Be careful of what you want because you will get it!" noted Emerson.


2. Surround Yourself With Big Mind.

Your association determines your assimilation. What you see creates your feelings. Positive feelings draw positive circumstances. Your friends create your influence. You will gravitate towards  what you pay attention to. So look for people who seem to be lucky in life and court their friendship, observe their thoughts\ pattern and mirror their behaviour.


3. Think Big.

Your thoughts create your reality. "As a man thinketh so is he" observe the greatest King ever lived. To get what you want in life exactly the way you want it you must remove limited thinking from your mind. You must open your mind to the abundance of the universe around you. If you can see it clearly in your mind, you can handle it firmly with your hand.


4. Create Services That Bless Others

"You can get anything in life, if you just help other people to get what they want" said the motivational King Zig Ziglar. By helping other people solve their problems you will end up living the life you want not the one you dread. Find needs and meet them and you will meet your needs.


5. Focus on Your Passion

You don’t have to abandon your passion for the lifestyle you want. The truth is, your passion will create your lifestyle! If your passion is writing, then write. If it’s singing, sing. Whatever your passion is, that is where your blessing is.


LIFE CAN DELIVER TO YOU IN YOUR OWN TERMS.

About the Author

Dr. Duyilemi Akindele Felix is a renowned  writer and International Inspirational Speaker. He is a popularly sought after Speaker in Corporate Organizations, Schools, Seminars and Churches. He has written a number of inspirational books including "It’s In You" "Pick Up Your Broken dreams" "Wake Up Your Destiny" and others.

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