Peace and blessings in the precious name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I welcome you to the second edition in this teaching series and I am sure you were blessed by the first and I hope you have started discovering your potentials. In this edition, I shall be sharing with you on the ‘How’ to make your life count. The Bible says, And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey (Matthew 25:15).
- Make A Conscious Choice to Pursue Personal Growth.
The decision to change and grow is a powerful tool that can help you move forward. Make a conscious decision that you will start to pursue growth. Also, start reading books and materials about stretching yourself, listen to audio books, or attend seminars with other like-minded people.
Materials and mentors are everywhere. There are many books, podcasts, articles and quotes on social media that will be helpful to you. There are many lessons and tips that can help you discover your inner potential.
- Set Yourself A Goal to Work Towards.
It is easy to feel aimless when you do not have a concrete goal you are working towards. Narrow in on what you will like to accomplish in the near future. Maybe it is to get fit, start your own business, or clear your debts. The point is to get specific about exactly what you will like to do and when.
When you delay action, you make it harder to identify the things you enjoy doing. The only way to learn is to jump into something that sounds right and make adjustments as you go.
- Take Daily Steps.
By taking small steps, you are building evidence to show your mind that you are more and can do more than you think. Now that you have something to aim for, brainstorm for ways to get yourself to where you want to be. A good plan is to look to people who have already done what you would like to do.
- Set Your Own Bench Mark.
Don’t ever think that your accomplishments are too small to be proud of. It may seem that way if you start comparing yourself to other people. Even if you complete a marathon, there will be others out there who completed an iron man race. It is an endless cycle when you compare yourself to others all the time.
As teenagers, set your own benchmark. Be proud of yourself if you are making progress. Some people progress faster than others will, that is okay. Life is not a sprint; it is a marathon. Focus on what you can do to improve yourself instead of comparing yourself to other people. Keep growing, setting goals, and moving forward one step at a time and you will continually impress yourself.
In conclusion, life is an individual journey and God has given every one of us potentials for direction and speed in accomplishing our tasks in grand style. But the choice is left to you to either discover and develop it or let it be dormant. As it is written, I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live (Deuteronomy 30:19).
But all of these cannot be possible without the help of the Holy Spirit and you cannot have the Holy spirit without being born again. If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Make Your Life Count authored by me and Ruling your Word authored by Dr. David Oyedepo.