GET WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING

“Through wisdom a house (a live, business, family ministry) is built but by understanding it is established Prov. 24:3 from the day I read that portion of the bible I started asking God to explain to me what wisdom and understanding really meant but before then I knew that wisdom is the right application of knowledge but I wanted to know more about wisdom and understanding. And one day the holy spirit gave me a simple definition of wisdom and understanding which I will be exposing you to. The scripture above made us to understand that to be successful in any area of your life you need both wisdom and understanding. Permit me to say wisdom and understanding are brothers which cannot be separated. God himself who is the creator of the whole universe said in Pro 3:19 that the earth was created by wisdom and the heaven was established by understanding. What then is wisdom and understanding? Like I said for years I have been trying to know the definition of wisdom and understanding for God’s perspective not from the world perspective or dictionary definition. Until God showed me the simple definition from the book of Job 28:28 according to that portion of the bible, wisdom means the fear of the Lord while understanding means departing from evil. Simple!

Wisdom means to know what God want you to do and do it, while understanding means to know what is evil and depart from it. People keep on committing sin today because they lack wisdom and understanding. Prov. 7:7 end tells us a story of a young man who died a miserable death because he lacks  understanding (please read those bible portion).

A child of God that still commit fornication or adultery lacks understanding. A child of God that tells lies which is very common lacks understanding. Understanding simply means departing from evil.

You can start a thing and it seem as if you are making progress at the beginning and later if fail. It could be because you lack wisdom and understanding. You can’t be establish without  understanding, you cannot be outstanding without understanding and you can’t rule a kingdom without wisdom. Wisdom is the key to stardom in life and ministry.

BE A CONTRIBUTOR NOT MERELY A COLLECTOR

Success in life and ministry does not answer to the consumer, it answers in to the contributors.

People like sir Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln. Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Boss Perot, Asa Cadler, Ted turner and a host of other great Elite are all contributor and they all reap the reward.

The world is made up of two categories of people. The seller and the buyer, producer and consumer, leaders and followers, Artists and spectators, Those adding value and those receiving values which category are you? Those in the first category always come out great in life. All the great men and women in the world today were all in the first category. They were all contributors. They added value to humanity and was rewarded greatly for it. Bill gate created software to satisfy human  need and today he is the richest man in the world. Be a contributor rather than merely a collector.

Anywhere you are in life, in your environment, your Church your school your society even in your family, you are there to contribute you are there to add value. We are all here on earth to add value to humanity.

Life is not all about duration but donation. How many lives have you affected positively with the resources God has bestowed upon you? You can bless others with your talent, your wealth, and even your connection. When you die what will you be remember for? Is it merely your age? Just like Methuselah whose age was only mentioned in the bible as a man who lived  969 years. Life rewards contributor not collectors.

MANAGE YOUR TIME

Time is the 21st Century currency. Time is money, you have to judiciously use your time. Time management is life management. Time is life.

“We have time enough if we will use it alright”

Johann Wolf Von Goethe

A man can ask God for more blessing be it spiritual, financial, physical material etc. but you can’t ask God to add hours to the twenty-four hours of the day.

The only resources that the rich, the poor, the middle class, the young, the old, the believers, the unbelievers, the advantage/influential people and the disadvantaged people have equally is times but the only difference is that some use their time rightly while others waste their time. Wastage of time means life wastage.

The bible said in Ecclesiastes that there is a time for everything time to learn, time to mourn, time to dance etc. when you understand time management success become inevitable.

A student who lacks understanding will go to parties when he is suppose to be reading and reading when he is suppose to be in Church or relaxing because he lacks time management. A lot of people sleep when they are suppose to be awake or working. Each passing second is an addition to your age, you are invariable growing old each passing seconds. Time is your age. If you manage your time well you will manage your life well. Time waits for no man.

There are so many activities that occur in a day, to manage your time well, you don’t need to focus on everything, focus on what is important rather than urgent. 

THE POWER OF THE RIGHT INFORMATION

To be successful in any area of life, you need to lay hold on the right information concerning that area.

The difference between successful people and mediocre is the quality of information available to them.

Bill gate who was once the richest man in the world becomes the richest man in the world as result of an information he encounters in a magazine titled “populi electronics” right there he caught the vision of computers as an evolving technology and applied the information today he is a multi-billionaire.

Success, like i said in the introduction of this book, is a journey. If you are rightly informed, you will get to where you are going to in life. Information brings transformation and reformation. Many people are missing a lot of fortunes, opportunities and breakthrough today because they lack information. People pay you for what you know that they don’t know, while you pay people for what they know and can do that you don’t know and cannot do. Everybody pay for his or her  ignorance. Information is the bridge from failure to success. Get informed about your economy, get informed about your ministry. Anything you are involved in get the right information about it, only then will success be guaranteed. Don’t forget that the level of your insight is greatly influenced by the level of your information. If you are not informed you cannot perform. The more informed you are the more successful you become provided application remains constant.

I ∞ s                            I = information            S = success I = AS                         A = Application (Constant)