Draw up from the well of wisdom located deep within your heart

The scripture in Proverbs 20:5 of the Christian Bible, states: “Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out”. An assessment of the scripture will give you the impression that an immeasurable amount of treasures lie waiting in each person’s heart, and these treasures can help each individual live an outstanding and distinguished lifestyle — if they are properly summoned! There is counsel, information and direction within the deepest part of man. It takes a lot of time and thinking to pull them out. Also, it takes wisdom to apply them towards becoming great. When Joseph (ancient Israel) gave Pharaoh insight into the impending economic crisis of their era, Pharaoh used that insight as a unique breakthrough in preventing the occurrence of bigger problems in the future. Joseph advised the king on how food could be preserved for seven years without applying the type of sophisticated technology present in our era/generation.

In so many instances, to seek help by running from place to place is not the real solution to some major issues in life. There is advice, information, direction, and solutions within you; your responsibility is to settle down and discover them. Many people don’t create time to settle down, meditate, think and plan, and so they end up frustrated. At every junction of life, meditate deeply within your heart and spirit in order to obtain directions. If people can be committed to being thoughtful in a meditative state, then proper directions can be discovered. Most of the modern wonders of science were invented because men created time to think and tap into the abundance of wealth and treasures located in the depths of their minds. For example, electricity was around all the while, but no one saw it or did anything about it until Benjamin Franklin thought about it and brought it into physical existence.

Archimedes brought forth the laws of flotation after thinking deeply over the matter for a long period of time. He got the solution in the bathroom and shouted “eureka”, which means “I have found it”. Bill Gates, who is extremely wealthy and one of the fathers of modern information technology, is a confirmed thinker. A story was once told about him, that while he was in deep thought one day, his mother called out: “Bill, Bill”, but he was lost in his thoughts. When he was eventually asked what he was doing, he replied: “I was thinking, don’t you think?” Limitless amounts of useful information can emanate from your mind if you make out time to delve into it a little bit — or even much more deeper than usual. The fact that you don’t take time to think over the issues of life, doesn’t mean that you have an opportunity to be careless! Always create time to settle down and calmly meditate in order to release the treasures of ideas located in the inner part of you.

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In the Pursuit of Dreams Along With Spiritual Development …

If we take a look at life from God’s position and perspective, we might be pushed to ask ourselves this big question: why are we here on Earth? What was God’s reason for placing us on Earth? Did we get here accidentally? Or, were we intentionally designed with a specific purpose which is different from what we think? Many people and religions agree that our reason for being here is attached to a unique and all-encompassing purpose. One of the major purposes for being here (on Earth) is to find your own destiny by consistently striving to find out/do what you were born to do, and go all out to fulfill it. By achieving fulfillment and greatness, we’ll certainly be able to contribute what we can to the welfare of mankind and the whole world at large.

Another major purpose for being here is to continuously develop spiritually as we travel on our everlasting journey of spirituality. Unfortunately, the minds of most people tend to lead them astray, and into a direction that doesn’t come from their hearts: this distracts them from finding the true purpose of their lives. Most people often think that money, power, success, fame and popularity will create an eternally happy lifestyle for them, and so they vigorously pursue these desires. Other types of people chase these dreams while simultaneously seeking spiritual development; this is the best option because you’ll be using one stone (life on earth) to kill two birds (your dreams, and spiritual development).

Seeking spiritual development and insight into destiny would give people a more peaceful state of mind and make them feel at least a bit relaxed and calm. Our purpose in life is  considerably connected to a great extent with seeking spiritual enlightenment about God’s ethics and kingdom. If our spirits are not sufficiently inspired and motivated, we’ll find it difficult to awaken the real truth about our life’s purpose. A major key towards realizing spiritual development and enlightenment is to follow your intuition—your spiritual thinking—and your heart. We have to find out our purpose in life and live it to the fullest from deep within our souls. Living our life in this manner will imbibe stillness within our minds, and then we’ll naturally be able to let go of negative emotions, hopelessness, fear, guilt, malice and false beliefs which normally preoccupy the human mind.

If we can succeed in making the pursuit of spirituality a habit, our minds will automatically tune into a greater reality that would help in achieving a stable level of spiritual enlightenment and continuous spiritual development. In summary, locate your life’s purpose. If you can succeed in doing so, then you won’t have much to worry about, and you will be contented with everything you have, no matter what position you are in life. Everyone has to learn how to let go of bad memories often associated with the past: don’t harbor them within your minds. In dropping the odds and negatives, our minds will gradually become more still as time passes by. Also, we have to develop a personality that can’t be negatively influenced by the outward (material) changes so often associated with life. In so doing, our minds will become less affected by any change in external situations. Another important thing to do is to rid ourselves of fear(s) associated with a lack of faith. This fear often keeps many people away from moving towards the direction of their destinies. Such negative traits prevent us from believing in God, the spiritual world, and eternity.

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True Prosperity Depends on the Strength of Your Connection With GOD

Any person who is really connected with GOD (the creator of all things) would have ultimate peace and true prosperity. GOD is spirit and we can’t see him! In fact, his invisibility makes many people feel like he doesn’t exist. But He’s right up there, and realer than anything we’ve ever seen! He’s connected with men and women who also play (or played) their own little part in maintaining that strong connection. Through the ages, GOD has been quite close to a number of people, too many for us to recall from history; but one important thing to take note of is that irrespective of any challenges encountered, irrespective of any attempt(s) that enemies put up against those connected with GOD, they conquered at the end of the day. Another remarkable quality that people of GOD have is the genuine feeling of rest, peace, and sense of fulfillment which they get from any other place. Their foundation doesn’t rest on material things: on the material aspect of creation. Anything that has a foundation outside of GOD is just temporal vanity and would pass away or cease to exist from a particular date in the near future. Whatever anyone has, no matter how little it might appear in the eyes of other people, it would always be sufficient to accomplish every plan that GOD has called or destined for that particular person to execute in this world.

Everything that GOD gave everyone at birth, and while they are alive, is a seed which has to be sown, fertilized, continuously catered for, and groomed to maturity. We must prosper if we have the mind-set that with what we were given, we can efficiently accomplish GOD’s purposes for our lives. Plant your seed and it must produce a bountiful harvest, good or bad. True prosperity and abundance are beyond the acquisition of material possessions; it isn’t defined by the number of cars, industries, houses, lands, assets, women, or property that anyone has; otherwise those who have the largest amount of material possessions in the world, would always be the most happy, joyful and fulfilled people. Unfortunately, most materially successful personalities haven’t been so happy, neither have they felt inwardly fulfilled in their lives.

Read through history and you will observe that a lot of popular people, with an abundance of “earthly possessions,” have had high blood pressures, gone crazy or even committed extreme acts like suicide! Many of them have been dependent on drugs in order to try and control their minds and feelings. These few descriptions show that man cannot depend solely on what he externally possesses if he wants to have real joy and eternal livelihood! Many people who have/had great possessions, are/were really empty on the inside; if not, they wouldn’t resort to empty remedies like drugs and suicide. The treasures of this world all have their expiry dates, and really, not all that glitters is gold. There are many men and women who have been frustrated in life because they measured themselves by the world’s symbols of prosperity. In all your prosperity, or lack of it, let your total dependence be on GOD, then you’ll have everlasting treasures that no amount of money can buy.

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The power of words

In the book of The Bible, “Hebrews 11:3” says: “Through faith we understand that the universe was framed by the word of GOD so that the things which are seen were made from nothing.” Everything you see, handle and feel, came out of words. In fact, words are the most powerful tools in the universe. Kingdoms and nations are ruled by decrees, ordinances or constitutions which are all written in words. Words have always been the greatest weapons at the disposal of every human being who has ever lived on earth. Actually, words are great assets.

Anyone who carefully studies the first book of The Bible (Genesis), will find out that GOD created the whole universe through the simple use of words. He stood before the land and waters, and declared that they should bring forth an abundance of creatures; he spoke to the firmament as well and it responded. On and on, GOD continued declaring words until the whole universe was set up. Most probably, there wouldn’t have been anything in existence if GOD hadn’t spoken. The method that GOD used in making everything manifest (physically and spiritually), was by speaking them out. Actually, everything was with Him before creation came into existence. You were created in his image and likeness, therefore you too posses the ability to speak out and create your own world (through the use of your own words).

Words are one of the most important tools you need on earth. Make optimum use of them! Each morning, make it a habit to speak into the day and declare the things you  want to achieve in future. You ought to always speak positively and declare the right words which will be more effective in the spirit world than in the physical world. All things (visible and invisible) have their roots/foundations firmly anchored in the almighty power GOD; for without him, nothing would have been created. If words, which  have spiritual power in them, cease to exist, then all things will disintegrate, become empty and void of any meaningful substance.

In the book of Matthew 8:8, a centurion made a remarkable statement which can reveal the powerful effect of words. He said: “I am not worthy that thou [Jesus] come under my roof, but speak the words only and my servant shall be healed.” A careful study of The Bible—all through—reveals that words have no respect for a barrier like distance: distance cannot prevent words from exhibiting the effects of their inherent latent power. Words are so powerful; that’s why you must make your thoughts, actions and comments to be aligned with the nature of GOD’s belief and words. Jesus said: “The words I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.” Words are spirit! Speak positive words in alignment with belief in GOD, and the spirit of GOD will make your spoken words become a reality and physically manifest the things you desire.

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