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Let’s talk about WISDOM.

Where it all Begins.

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (James 1:5)

The foundation for gaining and growing in wisdom is actually an acknowledgement of the fact that you either lack it or that you do not have enough of it. You cannot gain access to (God’s) wisdom with a mentality that is self sufficient. You must first ACKNOWLEDGE and ADMIT that you do not have (enough of) it.
We live in a generation where it has become very easy to pretend to be knowledgeable. Yes, almost anyone with a smart phone and access to the Internet considers himself smart. But common sense still let us understand that there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.
Some people cannot admit that they do not know. Some cannot accept open correction. And some do not accept correction at all, whether open or secret. With these kinds of people, true wisdom will always be far.
There are some others who although have learned quite a lot in their fields are always open to corrections and advice. They constantly admit that they do not know it all and some would even ask for open advice and suggestions from as many that can give it (including from subordinates). These are the kinds of people with whom wisdom resides.
Notice in the scriptural verse above, that it is only those who first acknowledge that they lack wisdom that will ask.

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask…”

If you do not acknowledge it, you will not ask. And this principle is not only applicable to receiving from God, but also to receiving through men (as channels).
It is only a person who acknowledges his deficiency and ignorance in an area that can position him/herself to learn and grow in that area.
Many people today are in marriages and relationships that can best be described as ‘Disasters’ yet, they will never go for counselling or even buy (and actually read) a book on relationships or marriage. They just believe that they know how to handle it.
Some people are occupying positions of authority and they bear titles that suggests that they are ‘leaders’. Yet, in the very practical sense of it, their leadership ‘sucks’. They just cannot accept suggestions or corrections or advice from their ‘followers’ (afterall, they’re the boss). But Moses demonstrated to us that even a Prophet that hears directly from God can still learn from man. (Remember Moses and Jethro)
Never be too Big, too Advanced, too Schooled or too High in Position to acknowledge that you still do not know it all. It is the Foundational Prerequisite for Wisdom.
Remember Solomon. First he acknowledged that he lacked it and so he asked for it, then he got it.
Apply the same principle in everything you do.

God bless you Abundantly.

IN LIFE’S RACE…

In life’s race, you don’t stay ”in front” to win.
You stay ”on course” – On ”your” lane to obtain the prize.

In life’s race you don’t get disqualified for falling down.
You get disqualified for STAYING DOWN.

Life’s race requires more of STAMINA than SPEED – more of tenacity, persistence and staying power. Because Life’s race is more of a MARATHON than a SPRINT.

Life’s Race respects FOCUS over ABILITY, CLARITY over SKILL and DETERMINATION over STRENGTH.

In Life’s Race, you’re not competing against the other runners.
You’re competing against yourself AND Time.

So quit looking at the other runners, else you MISS YOUR STEP!

You will #SUCCEED.

Listen to Yourself

A dying old man said to his doctor while on the sick bed ” Doctor, don’t worry. I know I am going to die. I didn’t want to come here but they brought me here.

Please don’t worry about me, look at my hair, they are gone. I am so old but you are so young. I have learnt a lot from life, if you don’t mind I will tell you some of them before I die.

When I was 4 years, I use to think the world is about me. When I turned 14, I wanted to rule the world. I thought I would be the greatest man that ever lived. When I was 21, I wanted to be the richest man, when I was 25, I wanted to find love, when I was 40, I wanted to be helpful to everyone. Now that I am here, I want to die. You see, I wanted so many things at so many times. Most importantly, I wanted to be happy. I thought the best way to be happy is to listen to others.

When I wanted to enter the University, I wanted to study Zoology but everyone said I should study Engineering that I will be a great Engineer. So I listened to them. I had no one to pay my fees, I had to work and also pay my fees. In my third year, I couldn’t cope with my studies, I had to drop. When I dropped, the same people told me “you should have studied Zoology”!

When I turned 28, everyone said I should marry. That I needed a wife. So I listened to them, I got married. 6 years into the marriage, I caught my wife sleeping with my neighbour. I asked her why and she slapped me. I was angry and didn’t say anything. The next day I returned from work, she had run away with my children, now I am dying a lonely man.

At 40, I got a huge contract. My name was in the news. The next day, all my friends and families were at my house, everyone had a serious problem. Within one week, I spent all the money on them with the promise that they will pay back. I could not complete the contract because they refused to return the money as promised. So I was sent to jail for 6 years. I stayed in jail and I came out. When I came out, they were nowhere.

There was one mistake I made through all this time. Now it is clear to me. Let me tell you about it. I refused to listen to myself. I ignored my own self and listen to others. Now that I am here the only person that is with me is myself.

You see, it is very good to listen to others. It is very wise to seek advice from others. But it is very dangerous to ignore your own self. It is very dangerous to refuse to pay attention to your heart.

When you get home this night, sit down, take a glass of water. Close your eyes if you want or open it if you want, then talk to yourself, reason with yourself. You can walk down the road alone and as you walk, begin to talk to yourself.

The only person that can overrule yourself is God, after God, listen to yourself next. I know it may not make sense to you now but always remember I told you LEARN TO LISTEN TO YOURSELF.

 

Do Not Despair

And I heard “Sometimes, we make the wrong choices to get to the right place”.
Think about it, God really is not counting on us His Children to do all things right every time. He has a way of turning our broken pieces into a Master piece.

So just like ME, in case you’re wondering how your life is going to manifest the big dreams you’ve always had, I have this message for US.

● God is the author of Time, so don’t worry about your past.
● He is Alpha and Omega, so even the Future is in his hands.
● The Successes of others are not evidences of your Failure, so no need for comparisons.
● Begin now to Focus on WHO you truly are and What you ALREADY have (not who you’re not or what you don’t have.)
● With God, it’s never too late to fulfill Destiny. You just have to TRUST and WALK with Him. Moses (at 80) had a fresh start and made a trans-generational mark on humanity. (Remember Abraham also)

Yes, sometimes we make the wrong choices to get to the right place, not because the wrong choices were supposed to take us there, but because God can use both the good and the bad (right and wrong) and make it all work out for our good. It’s all part of His Grace.

So do not despair, because…
We Are Stars.
We Shine.

My Discovery…

I have seen many days, I have seen many nights.
I have seen laughter, I have seen tears.
I have been happy, I have been sad.
I have experienced success, I have experienced failure too.
I have seen strangers become friends, I have seen friends become strangers.
I have enjoyed gains, I have suffered loses.
I have been up high, I have been down low…
But this indeed is what I have to say;

All things in life happen for a REASON. And every experience is but for a SEASON.
When the season is gone and the reason is learned, there comes about GROWTH. – A growth that can only be by CHANGE. A change that can only be WITHIN.

So whatever you are going through now, learn from the reason and live out the season. You are coming out stronger and better, PURER THAN GOLD… You will succeed!

~Peter Akhere~

Making an Impact.

In this world that we live in, many people live their lives to tell the stories of others but some live and become the stories to be told. The choice is ours to make. It is ultimately our decision to make whether we will be remembered or forgotten many years after we are dead.
In whatever you do, determine to make the world remember that you were here FOR GOOD, even when you are centuries gone.
Father Abraham today is known as the father of faith. Daniel has become a symbol of integrity and Jesus is the personification of love itself. What will you be remembered for? Will you be remembered at all?
The true worth and value of a man’s life is not in the number of years he spent living, but in the impact that he made while he lived. This simply refers to the contribution that you make to the betterment of the world, your nation, your community or even just an individual.
Always remember that you owe everyone that comes in contact with you (physically or otherwise) an encounter of a lifetime. But what kind of encounter would that be? Would it be positive or negative? Only you can decide.
Determine to write your name not just on the sands of time, but on the hearts of men. For this is most important. Some have used a warrior’s sword, some have used a painter’s brush, and I will use a writer’s pen.
What will you use? Decide that today.