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LESSONS ABOUT VALUES You will not rise beyond the value you place on God and your relationship with Him; yourself, your gifting and your opportunities. Have a healthy value system that governs your choices and lifestyle. Be a person who honours others and have a realistic assessment of yourself and circumstances. Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought but at the same time do not think of yourself as not having value. It is the most self-defeating thing to do to yourself. Receive corrections without feeling rejection. It is a privilege to serve God and through Him serve others and help them fulfil their destinies in God. Do not play ‘God’ over others. You are not their God and do not have the right to define their lives. It is only the authority God gives you, and their recognition of such, that enables you to speak into other...

LESSONS FROM THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF LIFE It is important we learn the right lessons from the negative experiences we have in life. Contrary to what many might think there are inevitable conflicts, some rejections and some genuine fears that we all face and must be willing to confront. This is so that we become better and not bitter. Our willingness to deal with issues in a correct way can mark the beginning of real growth or our unwillingness can mark the beginning of some decline in life. The right lessons draw us closer to God, enlarge our capacity to love and do not condemn others. We need to internalise the lessons and then commit ourselves to doing the right things to bring about healing, deliverance and wholeness to us and the people involved with us. One great lesson in life is to learn not to put your trust in the...

LESSONS ABOUT THE PROCESS WE GO THROUGH IN LIFE A lack of understanding of the process we go through and the phase we are in has been a source of frustration in many lives. Life is in phases and men are in sizes. It is beneficial to know your size and phase at all times. Process happens when we handle our challenges with the right attitude, learning the right lessons, developing character and making necessary adjustments as we move on in life. John Maxwell explains that success is not quite complete without our development in the following areas; Relationships, Equipping, Attitudes and Leadership. Learning to recognise the phase and the process will help us make the right decisions in life. Life’s decisions are major keys to experiencing the necessary changes in life. Sometimes we need to make the decision to choose our relationships and our challenges. To obey God we need...

LIFE LESSONS ABOUT FOCUS Our focus has a lot to do with our vision, expectation and what we pay attention to as we function in life. The scripture says “looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” What are we seeing? What are we looking unto with our mind’s eye? Having an eye for a better tomorrow seems good but it is better if the future expectation is based on the Word of God. Jesus was more focused on doing the will of the Father than on His convenience. Whatever we focus on will determine our strength. Many focus on being successful but that will not stand the test of time. If Jesus, for the joy set before Him endured the cross and despised the shame is sat on the right hand of the Father, we also can look at pleasing the Father as our goal even if it...

SOME LIFE LESSONS ABOUT MOTIVES What motivates you will eventually determine what you do. When our motives are inaccurate, we eventually stop doing what is right as whatever motivates will determine our source of frustration and possible confusion. Many serve God purely for what they can get from Him. Usually what they want from Him has a lot to do with their material needs. Little wonder their service towards Him diminishes when they have material provision in some degree of abundance. If the church in Jerusalem thought their comfort was the highest priority, how would they have handled their persecution and having to be scattered? Would they really go everywhere preaching the Word? When your motive in relationship is to use not build people up, you tend to abuse the relationship. It is the motive that was wrong in the first place. Motives do not usually become obvious until things go...

  SOME LIFE LESSONS ABOUT DECEPTION No one is immune against deception. Deception is the gradual persuasion to believe a lie. Error is usually some truth taken out of its proper boundaries. The content of the heart affects the understanding and application of truth. The fact that deception has to do with a gradual persuasion, and truth itself sometimes has the element of a gradual unfolding, it means that, when the receiver is not poised to embrace a complete picture, there is every possibility that deception can trail anyone in pursuit of truth. There is a spirit of truth, an attitude of being teachable (meekness) and a willingness to accept truth and its demands of faith. All these need to characterise our lives for us to avoid deception. James, chapter one, has some things to say about deception. Being a doer of the Word and not just a hearer is one way...

SOME OF LIFE’S UNCHANGING LESSONS FOR LEADERS Life is full of lessons. Life has its pains and joys. We all love to minimise the pain and extend the joys. Some of the pains and joys in life are short-lived and some are long-lived. It is in our best interest to learn how to make the pains short-lived and the joys long-lived. There are two major pains in life; the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. When circumstances beyond our control inflict pains on us then we call on human endurance to handle such. Life is full of its own type of drama. Many believe life is a form of drama wherein the scripts have been written for us to act out, while others believe we are capable of writing out our own scripts. Another belief is that there are scripts written indeed but the creature needs to be developed...

Experiencing Victory as a New Creation (Part 2)   Three key aspects are important in our understanding and experiencing victory in our Christian faith. They are:   Our identity in Christ; this includes our position, our authority and the consciousness we build into our lives. Who are we? How we see ourselves and how far have we allowed circumstances to define us. Our Conduct; this includes our behaviour, our service and our attitude. Do we operate in obedience, in compliance with God's Word, and are we consistent and faithful? With no hidden agendas? Our Capacity, this includes what levels we come into as a result of our consistency in carrying out our services and our consciousness of who we are and what we have. Capacity goes with responsibility. When we take responsibility we can develop capacity. This determines the levels of results we get. Callings are a product of capacity and function in...

Finishing Strong Dear Beloved, Our purposes in life include discovering our potentials, developing them and deploying them to benefit and add value to other human beings. We need to build healthy relationships, develop our own inner convictions and so build strength into our character. We need to learn the principles that govern different aspects of our lives and try to inculcate these into our everyday life. We need to build the right inner image, sow the right seeds and expect a bright future for ourselves and those around us. Looking around we can see that not many are finishing their journey in life in the strength that only God can provide. Many finish either ‘so-so’ or finish poorly. Records show only 1 out of 10 finishes strong. Will you be that one? God is not altogether responsible for how we finish; we are. The decisions we make is a function of the knowledge...

Experiencing Victory as a New Creation   Three key aspects are important in our understanding and experiencing victory in our Christian faith. They are 1. Our identity in Christ; this includes our position, our authority and the consciousness we build into our lives. Who are we? How do we see our selves and how far have we allowed circumstances to define us? 2. Our Conduct; this includes our behaviour, our service and our attitude. Do we operate in obedience, in compliance with God's Word, and are we consistent and faithful? Are there any hidden agendas? 3. Our Capacity, this includes what levels we come into as a result of our consistency in carrying out our services and our consciousness of who we are and what we have. Capacity goes with responsibility. When we take responsibility we can develop capacity. This determines the levels of results we get. Callings are a product of capacity and function...