Goals & Path To Realization

(First Published in 2016, Still Relevant)

By the grace of the Holy Spirit, I have been able to share twice on Goals. Much more importantly we give Him all the praise for the testimonies that have trailed those posts.

Today, I would like to share with you how to take your goals from conception stage to realization, an area where many dreams remain just that – dreams. I encourage you to be diligent in taking these steps, and stay with the process. As it works for me, I am sure it would work for you too.

Action Point 1. Write Down Your Goals & Keep Them In Your Face!

Write down the vision, make it plain upon the table, that he who sees them may run with them, says Scrupture. So, maybe most of us do in fact write them down. Then what? Haha! Caught you there! You are not alone if you just dump the goals in the note book, waiting for another time; or you know it’s there but .. yes, I will look them up again – someday!

I counsel that you put your goals where they can ‘confront’ you DAILY; where they can’t be ignored. This will ensure you constantly, consciously or otherwise think about them. And I am sure you have heard it said that when you constantly obsess about something, it eventually consumes you.

Choose a location best suited for you. Mine are my mobile gadgets – phone, tablet and laptop – my mobile offices! I have synchronized my calendar and Reminders with my goals, that they ‘annoyingly’ pop up at regular intervals. This drives me ‘nuts’ at times but they do work!

This way, they become my dominant thoughts; and I have no choice but to constantly work at them until realization.

Action Point 2. Allocate 30 Minutes/Day To Your Goals.

Spend at least 30 minutes every day on your goals – working on them, making plans, making adjustments where necessary.

Everybody claims to be busy, right? So, where will the 30 minutes come from? Let me show you where.

No matter how tight your schedule may be, research shows that there are activities you carry out which, for lack of better word, I will call “unproductive” (forgive me if that offends you😜). Examples – chatting, watching TV (gotcha!!!), even travel time on buses, taxis, trains (if you’re that lucky) etc. So, if you cut out 10 minutes out of any 3 of such activity, you have your 30 minutes, don’t you?

Now that you can get the 30 minutes, what do you do with them? Think about the goal(s). Ask yourself questions such as – “what do I need to do to get this show on the road?”; “what kind of resources would I need?”; “what options do I have to raise these resources?” “what kind of skill set/knowledge/expertise do I need to deploy?” “How do I acquire the required skill set/knowledge/expertise” etc.

If you do this diligently, you will suddenly realize that to achieve any goal is really not difficult. Once you set out the parameters, once they stare you in the face regularly, suddenly your mind begins the process of REFRAMING, tossing the idea around to see other perspectives. This brings illumination, trust me.

What you spend 30 minutes a day to focus on will sooner rather than later become so crystal clear to your mind that it no longer seem daunting. Let me give you an illustration of this –

If your goal is to lose weight (ouch! Sorry), spending 30 minutes on a treadmill or swimming might not appear to be much. But what do you think will happen if you do this everyday for 30 days? Point made? Okay! Thanks.

However, if you still cannot find 30 minutes of your valuable time to set aside for a goal, then maybe that goal isn’t a valuable one to start with. So, remove it from your list and stop wasting mental energy thinking about it.

Action Point 3. Ascertain Why You Need To Reach A Goal.

David the shepherd boy did not just rush into battle with Goliath. Oh no. He made enquiries as to the reward for victory before he plunged into battle! See, at times you need a burning desire to meet targets. This burning desire is what would keep you going when you inevitably come across obstacles, low points and frustrations.

So, you need to ask yourself what I call the “why” questions. “Why do I want a new steam of income?”; “Why am I setting fitness goals?”; “why, why, why?”

Once you get a clear answer, you must now remind yourself constantly your “why”. This will not only recharge your batteries but also fuel a burning desire in you; and I am sure you know that

a burning desire will always get an outlet.

Action Point 4. Get Supportive Help.

You have to surround yourself with people who are going in he same direction with you, or those who already reached the destination you’re headed for. It may be a mentor, an accountability partner or someone you can agree with concerning your goals. Someone who will complement you, encourage you and if need be put the boot to your rear end to get a move on already!

This might not necessarily be someone you know very well, or even a friend. You have to be proactive in seeking such people out; so long as you get the help you need.

Action Point 5. Set Yourself A Time-line For Achievement Of Set Goals.

Time is the most important resource available to man simply because every man, regardless of status has access to just 24 hours per day. And also because once lost, you cannot redeem it. So, you need to wisely utilize the limited time available.

To achieve this, I counsel that you set schedules to achieve each goal. This offers you pressure to keep working on realizing your goals, thereby help to sharpen your focus. Once you are able to set a realistic time-line you suddenly would need no promoting to focus on only those things that will enhance your realization of the goals. This will help you discipline your flesh (remember I mentioned this in 2016, Goals & Your Role. Please get this if you have not read it.)

On this action point I need to sound a note of caution. Do not be w slave to your own scheduling and time-line. Remember, the sabbath was made for man, not the her way round. If you chose your Supportive Help wisely, s/he should be able to help you deal with scheduling issues that I have no time to discuss here.

Action Point 6. Incentivize Yourself.

Human beings love to be appreciated, to be celebrated. It is said that the best way to get a smile on a person’s face is to reward him. So, set yourself rewards for achieving set goals within time. Nothing motivates like a reward, well earned.

It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, particularly if you’re still trying to build a business or profession. But it has to be enjoyable enough to make you want more. For me, I splurge on books when I hit a milestone. For you, it may be another motivation! But reward yourself!

It is my wish that you succeed and prosper. If you think I may be of any help, please get in touch with me. We will share our experience and help you with tips. My contact details are below:

salvationhouse@gmail.com or +2348098445165. You can also like our FaceBook page – SalvationHouse to get regular tips on life issues and success tips.

Now go and achieve!!! I love for you to succeed! Enjoy 2020!!!

© January 2016. Adewale Adeniji

2018 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBIT. Week 20. God’s Purpose.

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There is a reason for everything under the sun. Absolutely! There are players in all situations, divided between two contending forces -those seeking to maintain the status quo of things, those intent on making things better. The world perceives it as a battle between the forces of darkness and light. But there is a deeper meaning to it all. That is what I am led to share with you this week.

All battles, all contention, all issues of life, are acts and scenes in the greatest dramatic production of all ages. Human beings, all other forms of creature are the actors in this great drama. And the Producer, Director is the Big Boss Himself! He writes the script, He chooses each actor for each segment of the play. Most import of all, He determines the final outcome! HE HAS A PURPOSE FOR EVERYTHING ABOVE AND UNDER THE SUN!

Meaning? Whether we realize it or not, whether we believe it or not, no matter the stridency of our disputation of this fact, you and I, all creature are working out God’s purpose, one way or the other. Strange? Let me make it stranger! That ‘wicked’ person you avoid, that ‘good’ person you associate with, all act and perform out of God’s great script. The enemy of our soul? Also an actor! That fellow has known from the earth’s foundation, what fate awaits him in the drama series. So sure is he of his fate that he wants to corral as many as he possibly could to align with him.

And that is where people who prefer not to be on his side come in. We can align ourselves with the purpose of the Producer/Director. You remember how in movies and plays you have seen the main actor cannot die? So will it be for those who align with God’s purpose. By death, I mean eternal death, not the physical one that is just a transition to real life. 

I refuse to complicate matters any further this week. My counsel is simple: would you join with people like me who struggle everyday to align with the Writer’s script, so that we can come out victorious when the credits are shown? Or would you prefer to hedge your bets with the side sure never to be victorious? That my dear reader is the most important choice you can ever make. Decide today, as by tomorrow the cast may be set for you or I!

Now go an have yourself a great week. You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!

May 22nd 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

2018 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBIT WEEK 20. DECIDE NOT TO LIVE IN FEAR!

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I am sure that you would have seen many newspaper or magazine articles telling you about what is wrong with the world. There have been many social media posts about new techniques people now use to kidnap, defraud or even kill? If not, it is not unlikely you have people who have read of, or even testified to these happenings.
 
Let me tell you something.
 
What you dwell on becomes your reality. It is an immutable principle of life. Just as you will get the aggregate of your thoughts, many who serve the Lord will confirm to you that most of the solutions that are wrought through their hands is as a result of what they chose to believe per situation or circumstance! I know. Been there, done that!
 
So, I charge you this week to believe only in one report. That the Lord’s got your back. And because of that, a thousand may fall on the right, tens of them on the left; but no evil will come your way.
 
You need to see this, for it to happen.
 
Also, locate the vision that He who holds the key of life has for your life, and focus on it like a laser beam; not minding what people say is happening or will happen in future. God is the owner of time – the past, the present and the future. All you need do is stay in Him – and win your future!
 
I declare, that what I see happening to you are things that will glorify God in your life. As I prayed with you on January 1st, your testimony will bring glory to the name of the Lord!
 
Leave others to see a casting down, please!
 
You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
 
May 15th 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

2018 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBITS. WEEK 16. INNER EYES, PART 2

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Hello there, friends. Last week we began our understanding of the fact that the spiritual controls the physical. Thank you for the enquiries and questions that came. I am trusting Him that He will provide answers to those questions this week.
 
First, what are those inner eyes? Simple. Our hearts. No, not the physical one that pumps blood and keeps us alive. Another. You can call it your spiritual heart if you want. Remember that out of our hearts flow issues of life? And that the heart of man is desperately wicked? These admonitions of the Lord refer, not to the physical heart, but the spiritual one.
 
Second, how do we deploy this inner heart to affect what happens in the spiritual realm, that now impacts the physical? By placing it at the disposal of the force that controls all realms – He who sits upon the circle of the earth and makes the earth His footstool. We constantly need to ask Him to open the eyes of our heart to see as He sees. Trust me, once you get a hang of this, your decision making would go to another level, as you would see (some will say ‘sense’ things before they happen and with wisdom, prepare for them). Trust me also, it is such a sweet advantage that makes those around you wonder!
 
Third, if you resist the temptation to use this advantage for selfish ends (as is likely for many), then another vista would open unto you to influence what happens in and around you. Because the ability to horn this grace depends on what use you put it.
 
Let me leave you, my friends, with this – why not meditate on this – Father, open the eyes of my heart to see as you see?
 
I see many doing great and mighty things from now on. We love you!
 
April 17th 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

2018 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBIT. WEEK 15. INNER EYES, PART 1.

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Every human being is equipped with 2 sets of eyes. I know, strange, right? Let me explain. We have our pair of eyes that sees outward, that takes in images and sends the signals of them to our brains to decode and interpret in nano seconds. Yes.
 
But there is also our inner eyes. Not visible to the sight of others, but really it is that which ought to drive our lives. I pray I get inspiration not to make this too complicated. This is the way of it.
 
The physical realm is a manifestation. It is not where decisions that matter are taken. Life changing, situation altering decisions take place in a realm above this physical. Whatever faith you profess, this is the truth of it. What happens therefore in our lives, in our environment are influenced by decisions taken outside those lives, that environment. Lord, help me!
 
So, simply put, there is this realm where important decisions that we see and live through are made. AND THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT YOU AND I CAN ACCESS, AND INFLUENCE THE DECISIONS THERE! That is part of what being a little lower than Elohim means! How do we do this?
 
Well that will be our discuss next week. I need to leave us with this thought though. The spiritual influences the physical, and you have a say on how that works in your life and circumstance. So, please use this week to meditate on this and we will take it up from there next week. God bless you!
 
You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
 
April 10th 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBITS. WEEK 14. NOT MONEY, PLEASE.

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God has never and will never think in monetary terms. Show me one thing He created with money and I’d shut up. None?
So, I encourage you to stop praying amiss for money. I make bold to say that no amount of night vigils or fasting will put money in your pocket or food on your table. Anybody who teaches you otherwise does not himself understand the way God prospers. Why? Because it is contrary to the principles of our principled God.
Pray instead for ideas. The chair you sit on came from someone’s idea. In fact every raw material God created in this world have made people and nations money because they generated ideas to mine and market them! It is not enough for you, for example to catch game. You must add value to it by knowing how to roast it!
Not knowing how to add value to natural resources remain one major problem for developing economies despite in some cases vast mineral resources. Some have oil, but cannot refine it. Some have coffee, cocoa but cannot turn them into chocolate products. So, they can only export them as raw materials to developed economies who add value to these raw materials and sell it back at exorbitant values.
I repeat, pray not for money; instead pray for unique ideas. Like God gave Jacob in Laban’s house; like He endowed Joseph with in Egypt; such as He gave without measure to the Lord Jesus Christ who went about doing good relieving those oppressed of the devil.
Think ideas, pray for solution to problems that will make a difference in your environment. And then, sit back and watch your finances explode. Been there, done that; so this is no theoretical teaching.
That’s how you prosper, that’s how you conquer poverty. It’s your time to shine and I see the season changing for you.
You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
April 3rd 2018. (First published in February 2016)
Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBIT. WEEK 13. “TOMORROW”

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Dear friends, how are you this week? Hope you Year has been profitable thus far? Hallelujah!

Growing up, my parents drummed in my siblings and me that man has no power to achieve anything by himself. I am sure this resonates with some of you too. The foundation for this admonition is that only the Almighty controls the future, and we have to plan (set goals, prepare strategies for these goals etc.) firmly within His power over the future.

I want to remind some of us who may have forgotten, or any for who this is fresh teaching, that man’s times and seasons are outside the say so of any man. Yes, no matter how smart those goals may be, or hung-ho those strategies may be, you need to be alive to execute them!

A visit to the cemetery would reveal the powerlessness of man on this issue of “tomorrow”. There lies many who used to be accomplished, those for whom doors were opened and food served on silver platters! Those doors, the food and silver platters would now be used be some other fellow! Akika, Olodumare! [great God!}

So, my friends, the wise thing to do is ALWAYS to pre-fix our plans thus: “If the Master wills it, and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.” This is wisdom indeed, as we commit all to the pleasure of He who rules and controls the affairs of all men. It also show our total dependence on He who knows tomorrow from yesterday! Anything else does not really speak to application of knowledge.

You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!

March 27th 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

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