2016, GOALS & YOUR ROLE

  Based on reactions to my last post on 2016, Goals & Imagination, I have decided to do a follow up with this title. Many got in touch with us to know why many set goals do not end in result despite engaging their imaginative powers. Some claim this has lead to frustration; while some have given up. I trust that we should be able to address this issue here with the help of our eternal teacher, the Holy Spirit.
First, let me say this straight away – I am a praying person. Those who know me personally know that I love to pray, and by His grace my life is a testament to the efficacy of God’s manifest assistance through prayers; and I remain eternally grateful for this. 
I need to say this because of my MAIN POINT in this piece, which is :- God will not do for man what He has enabled man to do for himself! And this is where most who set goals miss it. Yes, prayers are efficacious, but to succeed (the ultimate function of set goals), you (not God) has more roles to play! Am I saying you should not pray over your goals? No! Am I saying you should not remind God that you have goals set, and need His help? No!! So what exactly am I saying?
Change the manner of your prayers already! As a vessel, I see many prayers that will not be answered by the Almighty, even if He wanted to! For example, when a person prays for God to ‘make me a millionaire’, frustration will soon set it because that is not God’s job to put physical cash in any man’s pocket! In fact, currency is alien to God’s principles! (Topic for another day, maybe) 
The correct prayer should have been for God to ‘open my mind to unique ideas for prosperity’! Reference Jacob in Laban’s employment. Show me where God ‘made him a rich man by depositing cash in his pocket’ as many pray today, and I will keep quiet. Rather, what happened? God gave Jacob a unique idea to get stripped and spotted cattle! That is the pattern through out scripture. 
Next, spend more time working on your goal(s)! It saddens me today that many religious organizations (both Christian and Moslem) encourage adherents to spend more time in places of worship than in working and meditation on their trades, jobs and professions! Or how else do you explain the plethora of religious services on work days and periods when people should be at work! And a times, several times during one day! 
Do you know what this does? It encourages people to lie and cheat; and no one who does both succeeds in a lasting manner, or gets the help of the Almighty God! See, what excuse other than lies would an employee give to his/her employer for their absence from work during working hours at the same time EVERY WEEK, other than to lie? And that is cheating the employer of time that would be paid for! Yet such people want the help of the Almighty who abhors liars? I don’t see it happening! Another thing you need to see my friends on this point, is that the pastor or imam who calls such prayer meetings during working hours is at his/her own job, while you are not!!!! Time that should be spent in creative contemplation is spent in often raucous gatherings! What imaginative thought could be done there? Beat me o. 
Third, you need to conquer your self – every flesh is prone to indiscipline. Trust me, been there, done that! Switch off that gadget, and spend time in contemplation! There is a reason why the biggest earners are the thinkers not the person of brawn! Thinkers put others to work! It is the way of the Almighty. Read the story of recreation again, how much physical effort did the Almighty God exert? Go through the amazing work of the Lord Jesus Christ, how much physical lifting did He do to calm the storm, to feed over 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 pieces of fish? Even to raise Lazarus, He ordered others to do the physical rolling away of the tomb stone! My dear friend, learn to think – and this requires disciplining your flesh. Switch off that TV set, and pick up a book. Ignore that WIFI and your smart gadgets, just sit down in meditation! Do you have to attend that party – again? Must you go out – again? These are things the flesh luxuriate in. You have to win that battle friend.
In concluding this piece, you will notice that I have avoided mentioning the steps mentioned in my previous post on “2016, Goals & Imagination”, so please go back to them that piece.
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Now go and achieve!!! I love for you to succeed! 
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