5 Steps to Success

May 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

I believe God made us interdependent. We need one another to enjoy life and success to it’s fullest.

You are the sum total of what others think of you. That’s why it’s important to be around people who encourage you, believe in you and recognize your worth before God.

You believe about yourself what others believe about you. You need someone to believe in you to succeed.

Here are five things you can do to live your dreams and reach your potential.

1. Find those who believe in you and separate from those who keep you in a box of past mistakes. You want people around you who can see the gifts God has place in you and know how to nurture and encourage you to release those gifts.

2. God is in love with you. He doesn’t just love you He’s in love with you. Think about the difference in those two phrases, loves you or is in love with you. To be in love is to be emotionally involved with someone, to be attracted to them, to want to hang out with them.

This is the truth about God’s heart towards you. He doesn’t just love you He’s in love with you.

3. Esteem and Serve others Romans 15:2 “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. For even Christ did not please Himself…”

Jesus set the example of service. He said “ I did not come to be served but to serve…”

When we serve others we also are benefitted. Proverbs 15:25 tells us: “The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.”

4. Realize you already have a dream, it’s a treasure God has hidden inside of you, dig for that treasure. God desires for you to have joy and to have it at its fullest. Don’t be afraid to dream or be afraid of your dreams. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,” Ephesians 3:20

5. Speak positive words to yourself and to others. “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29

Speak words that encourage and build up and give hope.

Speak those words to others and to yourself.

Philippians 4:8 tells us what to focus on in others and in ourselves. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.”

Relationships are transformed when we choose to focus on the good and excellent in others. Marriages can be healed almost overnight when each spouse will focus on and think only about the things that are good, lovely, noble, pure and virtuous in each other.

I stress the fact that you need to also speak positive encouraging words to yourself. God warns us to not be critical of others because they are His servants. That also applies to us God is grieved when we criticize and put down ourselves. You don’t lift others up by putting yourself down.

Recognize your worth in God, embrace it by faith and the feelings will follow.

Jeff

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