It seems, at least to me, that most folks in the world today are looking for, searching for, and/or hoping for great personal success, mostly great financial success to come crashing into their lives, almost as if it was falling out of the sky. They all too often never seem to want to connect any really hard and long-suffering commitment and effort to the accomplishment of this fantasized desire for great success. They just want it…IF…it is readily available, is free, and doesn’t require much work! Permit me to tell you that if you put specific conditions on what success has to be in your life other than it has to be in accordance with God’s Laws and does not violate your fellow man’s rights,…then there will be no success in your life. Do not try to tell God what to do with you!
Sorry friend, a great fact of life in America and under the restrictions of a Free Enterprise Economy is that there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch! The reasoning is quite simple…if someone in fact gets something for nothing,…then some other person had to give something up and get nothing back for it. That simply is not how God designed this balanced world in which we live to operate. His instruction to us is that we are first to give to another and to God Almighty,…before we should ever expect to receive anything for ourselves. Freely giving of our love, assistance, companionship, help, encouragement, edification, and the like are to first come from ourselves towards other people. Nowhere in God’s Word does It say you are to get before you give.
Now, no matter, how much you desire something or how much you think you deserve something, God specifically instructs us to work first and then reward yourself later. He further tells us to labor six days and rest only on the seventh day of the week. I would like to point out that His instructions are not suggestions, but rather they are commands. During my own lifetime, I have found that the best way to discern if a person who says they are under the authority of a higher power is actually telling the truth is to watch them and see (observe) if they are obedient to the commands of the higher authority. Enough said.
If a person truly desires to accomplish something great and lasting in their life, then it becomes imperative that whatever work is required to achieve their desire…it must be done correctly in the right manner and way. Under those conditions and pretexts, one can safely and correctly conclude that the work needs to be performed God’s way.
Now hear me well, work done God’s Way is always work done the correct way,…and work that is done the correct way is work that produces end results that always will last for the long term. My simple advice to you, the reader or listener, is that if you truly desire long-term success to be accomplished in your lifetime, then insure and insist that all of your work efforts be performed God’s Way. That means through a consistent and persistent (non-sporadic) totally committed work ethic. That means showing up on time six days out of every week to perform correct work habits. That means being obedient to and in submission to the authority figures in your life. That means being thankful and grateful for the work you have been given to perform. That means giving a full day’s work in exchange for a full day’s pay. Above all, that means working in the service to and in recognition of the Lord so that your good example shows to all of the people around you who are always watching you work!
Every great structure, organization, cause, or any other achievement must be built upon the correct foundation,…if it is to last. The foundation must be the first thing to be constructed. The better the foundation, the better will be the results of what is built upon it.
All the greatest human accomplishments occur through a team effort,…not just one person’s talent and abilities. Possessing and employing proper people skills is an absolute “MUST” if you desire to establish and train up an effective operating team effort. These are the type of skills that very few people are ever fortunate enough to possess at the instant of their birth. The people and organizational skills needed to build a team of workers are almost always learned and developed skills. That, of course, means that they are taught skills. That, of course, means that anyone can learn them if they so choose to do so.
Science and mathematics are great fields of education that can support and corroborate the Divine Creation of mankind and the things on and in the earth. Mathematics and its rules can help define practically all of the activities, events, and phenomenon that God has put into place and under which mankind continues to operate.
Most people today would first deny that they understood very much about either subject or their curriculum. Is it any wonder that the majority of our population knows very little, if anything, about our God and His Universe.
Well I do know, without a doubt, that if you truly do desire to become successful in your own chosen field of endeavor, then you are going to have to do things the right way, i.e. God’s Way or else your efforts will all be for naught.
People skills (learned skills) are of paramount importance when working with people. Proper preparation and proper positioning in order to give success a chance of happening are also critical.
One will never go through the effort required to achieve mastery over these three areas of life unless and until they possess and employ a good and proper deep-rooted Positive Mental Attitude….until they always, under all situations and circumstances, possess and employ a Positive Mental Attitude.
This fact of life can and will be supported and established first by God’s Word. In the Bible, in The Book of James, Chapter 1, verses 2–8
NKJV: It reads:
Profiting from Trials
(2) “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
(3) knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
(4) But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be
perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
(5) If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to
all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to
(6) But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who
doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the
(7) For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything
from the Lord;
(8) he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
Just always remember that within every event, circumstance, or adversity that happens to you,…during the course of living your life,…there always lies the seed of an equal or greater benefit to you,…as long as you always look for that seed with a positive mental attitude.
Now let’s continue to support this discussion with some mathematics. Always keeping in mind that the laws of mathematics are God’s laws and are always in place, correct, and working…either in your behalf or against you. It is the wise man or woman who knows the laws and puts them to work for their own benefit.
COINCIDENCE, HAPPENSTANCE, OR TRUTH?
K – N – O – W – L – E – D – G – E
11 14 15 23 12 5 4 7 5 = 96%
H – A – R – D – W – O – R – K
8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 = 98%
Both are important, but fall just short of 100%
A – T – T – I – T – U – D – E
1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 = 100%
God’s Word and the laws of mathematics confirm that a positive mental attitude is the first and most important of all character traits that must be included in the laying of a proper and lasting foundation for your personal success!
May I suggest to you that you get about developing one,…that you get started at developing it today!
Peace and Love to All of You…………Poppa Bear