“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us”
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].
Today on our daily recharge, we present you actionable thoughts that can make all the difference in your life .
1. Set Apart One Day in a Week to Fast and Pray.
I know. Fasting is an old story.
There are apps and online tools for almost everything in life these days.
But the truth is that, it works.
If it worked for Jesus, then it will work for anyone who do it right.
If you fast once a week and do it consistently, by the end of the year, you would have fasted 52 days. Not bad.
To make your fasting effective, you have to plan your prayer points. Don’t be selfish and pray for yourself all alone.
Look around, there are so much suffering in the society. And there is little we can do to help.
But genuinely praying about them, will go a long way.
2. Decide to Read at Least 6 New Books
You will not live long enough to want to learn everything that will make your life meaningful from your own experience.
That’s why you have to learn from the works and experiences of others who have done what you desire to do.
Take a class if need be. Read, learn.
3. Find what you’re good at and concentrate on it.
We’ve talked about divine direction on this website severally. You might want to review those posts and articles.
I believe that divine direction is the greatest secret of success in life
You cannot succeed doing everything. Everything (or even many things) is the road that leads to obscurity. Be a man of few things or IF POSSIBLE, one thing.
4. Prune Your Association and Friendship
Remember the old saying…
“You will be in 5 years what you are today, except for two things, the books you read and the friends you keep”.
There are three levels of friendships you need to develop…
a. Those who are above you miles away, that you would like to become what they are…they are your mentors
b. Those whose works and life challenge you, make it look like you haven’t started…they are your mates and colleagues working very hard.
c. Those who are sincerely trying to learn from you…they are your proteges Do everything you can never to associate with failures in your field. This is because they will kill your faith, always telling you ten thousand reasons why it is difficult to succeed.
5. Plan Your Day, Win on a Daily Basis
A wise man said, big success is a collection of little successes achieved over a long period of time.
Plan each day of your life on paper and endeavor to make sure there is an addition to your goal and life purpose
6. Celebrate Yourself Daily
Don’t let each day go by without celebrating yourself and giving thanks to God.
There is a common story about the lizard in my village. It is said that the lizard fell down from a very tall tree and looking around, does not see anyone celebrating what it did, it nods and says, Yeah men, I did great.
Learn to celebrate your daily accomplishments while working for the ultimate big