2017 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBIT

WEEK 13. MENTAL TOUGHNESS.
Every human being has a weakness or another to contend with. Because no human being is God! He has not yet been born that human being who does not have issues. So, it is not new! 
The best we can do therefore, is to learn to identify, and starve our week points. And anyone who tells you it is easy has not done one successfully before! Because is is a tough, painful, and long process!
But the required starting point is to acquire ability for a tough mental state. Why mental? Because failed attempts to overcome problems usually would have focused on the symptoms, not root. The principle is FIRST WITHIN, THEN WITHOUT.
Successful athletes would tell you that they spend more time in mental preparation than they do with the physical side of training. Because what you get a picture of, is what you are empowered to do.
So, get a positive mental picture of yourself living above that problem, that addiction, that moral morass. Keep that mental picture strong; then gradually your mind would accept its possibility; and the flesh would follow. That was exactly what Abraham and Sarah had to do to get Isaac, which was why it took so long! (Story for another day, perhaps)
How to get that mental picture? By use of your imagination. Without imagination, he vital first step in self control is impossible. Picture yourself rising above that weakness, that contending issue. Remember what Jesus said about the devil, He COULD SEE Satan fall like lightening from heaven! And the Almighty God Himself saw order from the chaos of darkness before re-creation occurred. So, put you imagination to good use. Same way we picture before we act out those very things we need to correct, to put behind us!
Now, let the battle of the mind begin. 
You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
March 28th 2017. Salvation House.

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2017 SHM Weekly Wisdom Titbit_Week 1_Imagination.

Week 1. IMAGINATION.
Imagination is its own form of courage. God Himself admitted that can do anything you envision possible! To lack imagination therefore, is to be without concrete hope for success.

 
Dream dreams, dream them big.

Imagine yourself getting that job; achieving that goal, that objective.

Place yourself in that role in your mind.

Let the picture of it be seared in your consciousness.

 
That was exactly how God recreated the world as we know it! Stop cheating yourself, IMAGINE! Those who call you crazy now will be the first to celebrate you!
You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
January 3rd 2017. Salvation House.

 

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.
For help please contact us at salvationhouse@gmail.com or +2348098445165. It has come to my knowledge that some may be unable to reach the mobile number. Please leave a text message and we would get right back to you. We promise!
Now go and achieve!!! I love for you to succeed! 
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2016, GOALS & IMAGINATION

  
According to the time of man, 2016 is just around the corner as the current year enters into its throes of expiration. And as usual, many are setting out plans for the new season. But how can you do this effectively?

The Almighty God is the best project manager in the world because He does nothing without planning. And that is His expectation for mankind – to plan in order to be able to execute. Anyone who wants to build must first sit down and do a cost analysis, so that he would not become embarrassed, He counsels. SO IT BEHOVES EVERY SMART MAN TO SET GOALS TO SUCCEED!
Trust me, setting goals and achieving them ‘no be beans’ as we say in Nigeria’s local parlance. Meaning it usually is hard to match plan with reality. But there is a way out that I want to teach you today. That is where your IMAGINATION comes in.
A dictionary definition of ‘imagination’ is “forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses”.
Now, imagination is a sweet thing! I just love it. In your imagination, you can own the world! Nobody can interrupt your imagination, no negative comments can rain on the parade of your imagination, because the picture is in your mind. You own it and can apply it to your plans! 
But the sweetest thing about imagination for me is that IT IS THE WAY GOD HAS OPERATED from time immemorial; the way He has achieved all He has and will continue to achieve! In fact God knows how potent a power the imagination is that He confessed that not even He can stop man’s imagination when deployed!
So, how can you deploy your imagination to set and achieve your goals? 
First, you must learn to engage your mind in seeing the invincible. Remember our operative definition of imagination in paragraph 4 above.
In other words, you must become a dreamer! Sit down and begin to picture in your mind where you want to go, what you want to become. Trust me, while the Spirit of God was hovering upon the face of the deep at re-creation, that was what He was doing. Visualizing in His mind’s eye the posibilities. By the time He commanded light to be, He already saw it happen in His imagination! And light had no choice but to burst forth!
Second, live with your imagination. What does this mean? Stay with the vision you have dreamt up! Never give up. Become another Brother Joseph. Of course, anyone who has not lived in your imagination; who does not know what you have dreamt up will tell you your plans can’t be achieved, or that it will be hard! Reference Joseph’s brothers and the Lord of Samaria upon who the king leaned! 
This will also help when it appears nothing dey work, nothing dey shele! Just adopt a ‘no shaking’ attitude. The thing go work eventually if your liver no fail you! {Persist even when it appears nothing is happening. Do not chicken out} So train your mind to keep your eye on the ball! 
Finally, remain with an attitude of thanksgiving. Do not be your own enemy. Whilst waiting, keep doing the right thing. Do not ‘Dasuki’ your destiny. Meaning? Do not compromise; do not take the short cut. Keep trusting and praising He who owns the universe! Your period of waiting is just a test. Remember the tallest buildings must have the deepest foundations! Remember also hat God does not measure time as man does, because He is time Himself.
I perceive in my spirit that 2016 will be your best year yet. So, engage your imagination and plan your goals to success, good health, prosperity, enviable family etc. See that future you want in your mind’s eye – engage your imagination. YOU SHALL EXCEL!
For help please contact us at salvationhouse@gmail.com or +2348098445165. Go and achieve!!!

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