God’s Voice – Create an Awareness For It

Sharpen the ears of your heart and mind to hear God’s voice.

God SpeaksAs I was wrestling with what it was that made some of my plans for 2015 to not come together, I was also struggling with how to move forward and plan for 2016. It was the realization that I had marginalized God in what I was doing that helped me to come back full circle and review how I was relating to God about my life. Only then was God’s voice clear and audible to me.

It took a conscious and intentional decision to want to hear God’s voice that the formula for doing so came together for me. You might be asking yourself if it can really be that easy and fast to learn to hear God’s voice. I believe the details and duration will vary among individuals but the principles remain the same.

Start With Reflection and Confession

The most tangible things in your life are the state in which the different areas of your life are at the moment. Go to a quiet place and just talk to God as you would to a friend about where you were aspiring to be in that area of life and how you feel about where you are. Then be quiet and listen to what God will say to you about the issue.

Do not expect a voice to boom from the clouds about it! As you quietly sit there just meditating, thoughts will come into your head. Remember the experience of Elijah on the mount after fleeing form Jezebel? God’s message was in the still, small voice 1 Kings 19 v 11-13. Write down your thoughts under each area that you are praying about. Make your prayer life vibrant and alive by writing down your request and then capturing your thoughts as you ponder upon the subject.

Fix Your Eyes On Christ

Hebrews 12:1,2 sets the tone for setting our eyes on Jesus as we meditate about the critical areas of our lives. Beyond just what we do, God is interested in the intentions of why we aspire for those dreams. Fixing your eyes upon Jesus removes all ungodly intentions from your mind as you think. Focusing on Christ will place you at the right place to be able to hear only the voice of God speak to you as opposed to your own selfish desires or suggestions from other people as to what is good for you.

Be Aware of Those Spontaneous Thoughts

Do not be surprised when you receive new revelation. One of the things that I noticed happen to me during those times of meditation were other ideas/truths that were not necessarily driving my primary objective coming into my mind as a thought. All this testified to me of the fact that I may start a prayer session with my agenda in mind but as I open myself to hear God’s voice, He introduces His agenda as well. Read 1 Kings 19 v 14, 18. If my objective is to know God’s will and to do it then I should not have any problems with God doing this. For example some of the messages that came through were names of people to pray for, a raised awareness of a particular individual or organization who should be on my ‘help’ list etc.

Get Scriptural Confirmation

Write the messages you are receiving from God in child-like faith. You can then use search terms on your mobile Bible or the concordance of your hard copy bible to look up scriptures related to the particular aspect. Messages coming from God will not contradict Scripture or God’s principles. If you have a Spiritual mentor from your church, share with them and ask them to intercede for you regarding any controversial matters that may arise.

Like I said, this has been a new experience for me and it is helping my prayer life to be true communication with God. Whereas previously I used to just close my eyes and tell God, now I give myself time for Him to talk to me. Hard as it still is, I am learning to let Him speak more than I do in my prayers.

Let’s Grow Together

I hope this has been helpful to you in giving you insight as to how to make your prayers more of an active communication in which you truly hear God’s voice. This is a very deep subject and I do not claim to be an expert in it but as I learn more from reading and my own experiences, we will keep delving deeper as the year progresses.

I wish you a blessed 2016. Sharpen the ears of your heart and mind to hear God’s voice Jeremiah 29 v 12,13.

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God Still Speaks To Us Directly

God speaks to us directly if we care to listen!!

WhisperIt has been a while since I posted in this category of mind body and spirit on the blog. That fact is actually a reflection of the imbalanced state that I discovered I had fallen into. Thank God for awakening me to my state and showing me what to change in my life.

He Spoke To Abraham

One of the challenges that you may be facing in your relationship with God is the answer to the question: “Does God still speak to us directly?” The Bible is full of instances where God ‘told’ His servants what to do. Just looking at the life of Abraham we realize that it was made up of a series of incidents where God spoke to Abraham and Abraham knew that it was God speaking. Just to mention a few:

• Abraham (when he was still called Abram) was told to go to another land
• He made a promise (repeated several times) to Abraham that he was going to have billions of descendants
• Abraham was told by God to go and sacrifice his son Isaac
• He shared with Abraham what he was going to do to Sodom and Gomorrah
• Etc.
So without a doubt the majority of the actions and decisions that Abraham took were guided by the words that came from the mouth of God. So the question still begs, is it still happening today that God speaks to us and we can hear Him?

He Has Been Speaking To Me

Recently, with the year rolling to an end and a new year looming ahead, I went through a reflective experience. I had achieved some of the goals that I had set for myself for 2015. I was beginning the process of planning for 2016. I had more questions than answers as to the place where my life was. So many things were not adding up and I was wrestling with how to plan for the future if I did not even understand how and why I was in the state that I was in.

At first I called on my logic for answers. Think as I would I could not put together why the right actions I took did not manifest the natural results that would have led to my achieving the majority of the goals that I could not meet. After much musings and a couple of nightmares about where my life was headed I realized that as a Christian and child of God, up to that point I had not included God in the process. God was at the back of my mind and I was expecting Him to somehow be a part of the process. Actually I am not even sure if that expectation was there at all.

I only mentioned His name when I was asking why I failed and the tone of my thoughts was more accusatory than acknowledging. When that realization struck me, I was awakened. It was then that the whole ball game changed. God became real to me and we have been walking and talking together for these last couple of weeks and it is an experience that I would like to continue for the rest of my life.

I wish it on you too. That is why in my next post I am going to walk you through how I personally came to the place where I am at. I have faith that someone out there is in need of that awakening. So as you plan for the coming year, while you go through the “what to dos” and the “how tos”, make God part of you planning process and by Him defining your whys, he will refine the mechanics of it all.

Blessed planning for 2016 (or whatever year you will be planning for the day that you read this article).

Should you wish to gain more insights into how Abraham was spoken to, Read this article by Rodney W. Francis.

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Who Has Dominion Over You

ego busterThe first thing to do is obviously to define what dominion is. Dominion is to have control over, to domineer. It is a word that is found in the Bible because humans were given the right to have dominion. So we need to understand the kind of dominion that humans were given in order for it to be used properly.

Firstly let me make something clear from the onset. Humans were given dominion over animals and plants and not over other humans. Animals do not have the power to reason. They mainly operate using natural instinct. That is why humans who have the power to reason and rationalize were given the right to rule over the animals and make decisions on their behalf.

When it comes to humans however, no matter how old or young or what sex an individual is, no one has the right to domineer over the other. We can only reason with each other and none is compelled to accept the other person’s opinion.

To progress and meet your aspirations as an individual, you should never allow another person to have dominion over you. Only God should have dominion over you because He is all knowing and He created you and understands you more that you will even ever understand yourself.

With the above statement am I saying that other people cannot play a role in influencing your life for success. Definitely not. There is plenty of room for others to be a part of your success through their influence. Influence is different from dominion.

Influence shows you how success is achieved by the person being a good example of what you aspire to achieve. Dominion on the other hand dictates to you the path and demands that you walk in it. Humans being the imperfect creatures that they are do not have the prerogative to dictate anything to each other. They can only guide, give advice and lead by example as proof that their philosophy works.

Usually dictators want others to do what they prescribe while they themselves do not do or live by that prescription. Influencers (another name for leaders) live what they preach. Their credibility stems from that trait of saying what they do, and doing what they say.

So the question comes back again. Who are you allowing to have dominion over you? When you aspire to do things that you have never been done before or which most people have never done before such as becoming an entrepreneur who are you allowing to dictate to you what can or cannot be done.

There are three classes of dictators that I have met in my career as an entrepreneur.

1. The I Cannot Do It so Neither Can You Group
These people look at what you are getting started with, they look at themselves and declare to themselves that it is impossible to achieve success. Instead of keeping their opinions to themselves, they want you to buy their story. They will do all in their power to remind you at every turn that you are crazy and that you will fail. What drives them is their own fear and they want you to be just as fearful and quit what you have started.

2. The Do Not Disrupt the Status Quo Group
This group of dictators is very interesting. They are afraid that you are going to succeed and then expose them for what they are, fearful people (I reserved the use of the C word here ). By breaking away and becoming a successful entrepreneur, your success becomes a reprimand to them for not breaking out as well. In a pretext to protect you from yourself, they look up every failure case in entrepreneurship or whatever new venture you are embarking on that they can find in real life or from the internet and they will spread it before you as proof. The objective is to paralyze you with fear until you quit.

3. The Haters
These are people who just do not wish you any good. They spend most of their energy devising and carrying out PHD (Pull Him/Her Down) missions. They will secretly and openly plot your downfall. They thrive on making other people feel inferior through negative talk and gossip. They are just busy bodies who feel happy from popping other people’s balloons. They want the gloom that they spread to poison you into paralysis.

I felt my body tense up just writing about these people. I am sure you have met others who belong to other categories but the above three are the most common.

My advice to you is never allow the toxicity of negative talk and fear to have dominion over you. The last time I read my Good Book on how to make a living, it stated that we are to labor and do all our work. Nowhere did I see a prescription of what kind of work is to be done. The only admonition given in how we work is that there be no exploitation of man by man. Fairness and equity are to be the guiding principles that we live by.

It is an individual’s choice whether they earn their living working a job or being an entrepreneur. I am offended when a budding entrepreneur is told to stay where they are and do what has always been done.

Are there risks involved in entrepreneurship? Yes. Is it tough becoming a successful entrepreneur? Yes. But the bottom line is: they must leave you be. You should be free to go through the growth process of becoming a successful entrepreneur in order to become one.

So, since you clearly have the entrepreneurial bug (you would not be reading this if you did not), brace yourself up for the opposing current. Be upright and true in all your dealings. Help others along the way. Work with Godliness. Take good advice from your mentors and never, ever let anyone have dominion over you.

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This Temporary Setback was An Opportunity After All

I caught this flu bug that has been a setback as it made it difficult for me over the last seven days to conduct my business the way that my daily routine requires me to do.

You see, the bulk of my daily activities for me to accomplish my goals involves communicating with my prospects and customers using my voice through phone calls, Skype calls, webinars and direct conversations.

Now this flu bug went and got my voice. I lost my voice last Friday.

So you can imagine my dilemma as a sole business owner and operator. I must talk to people but I am not able to because the doctor ordered that I strictly keep the use of my voice to a minimum as a way for my voice box to recover.

By the way not only was this to setback my business. On the home front, with teenagers and a primary scholar for children there often is a lot of talking required in a normal day. I must say it has been torture for me and a hilarious reprieve for my boys. Overall though they have been very supportive and surprisingly mature about the whole episode.

Thankfully I was calm about it just let things roll.

As a result lots of good came out of this episode. I found that I made inroads into some areas of personal growth that will definitely have a positive impact on my business.

I Became More Personal on Facebook and Whatsapp

RelationshipThis opportunity enabled me to realize that I have not been engaging directly on a personal level with the people on my facebook and whatsapp contact lists. With more time on my hands, I took the time to personally reach out to them and really rebuild relationships. Being always in business mode can easily make you forget that you are dealing with people who just want to feel that you care for them. I must say the catching up has made a big difference. A surprising side benefit is that I am actually getting positive enquiries about what it is exactly that I am doing with my business. I have landed some promising voice call appointments to discuss business as a result.

The Setback Got My Creative Juices Flowing

With time on my hands I found myself pottering around the house doing some chores here and there (no matter how sick a woman gets, she cannot spend an entire day in bed, doctors’ orders or not) that gave me extended times of solitude. You do not realize how your thoughts are not given reign to go where they want if you are continually involved intellectually. I kept a note book near me all the time and jotted so many notes for my writing projects that I actually surprised myself. I made so much progress for my writing than I have done when I deliberately told myself I was sitting down to write. It made me realize what really makes me creative.Creativity

I Created Lots of Training Content

I also used my moments of silence to create PowerPoint content that I am going to use for live and online training for the team and for generic home business and network marketing training online and offline. I had been finding it difficult of late to fit that activity into my tight schedule.

I Had More Time For Prayer and Devotion

Praying handsI must say I really enjoyed my times alone with my Bible and my God. As opposed to the scheduled and sometimes hurried payer and devotional times. This time I had much more relaxed experiences. This setback was an opportunity to truly redefine my relationship with God and reinforce my commitment. I was blessed with some deep insights into how my business life and my spiritual life overlap and this realization helped me put things in their correct perspective.

I did do a few Skype calls that I just could not avoid making. I really kept them short and to the point. Overall I think I have been a good patient and followed the doctor’s orders well.

What had started off as a setback turned out to be a great opportunity to refocus, regroup and reinvent myself for my personal development and the future of my home business.

P.S. – Doctor’s orders after a review. My voice is not yet fit enough for me to talk for a continuous hour. So I have had to postpone the Live Life By Design Part 2 webinar to next Thursday. Those who have registered will already have received notice of the postponement. My sincere apologies for any inconveniences caused. If you are not yet registered hop on over here to register. It will be worth your while and I will be as fit as a fiddle to deliver some quality content.

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Motivation Can Be Created For Yourself and Others

Are you lacking motivation, feeling discouraged and despondent as to whether you will or can ever be successful in life and in your business?motivation

You need to stay motivated.

Motivation is the fuel that you need to stay on course and do what you need to do to achieve your goals; and you need it daily.

Here are a few quotes to motivate you:

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” – Zig Ziggler

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”
― Tricia Cunningham

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

So how do you stay motivated? You must decide to stay motivated. It is a choice you make that no one else can do. Actually the best motivation is self motivation because when it comes from within, no one can take it away.

I am going to share with you a few help points on how you can keep yourself motivated. In the process you will find that you are motivating others too.

Take Action Consistently
Starting to do something new is always nerve wrecking. The only way to deal with the nerves is to feel afraid and do it anyway, not once, not twice but until you know how to do it well. Set the tempo for action and keep at it. The more you do an activity, the better you become. So keep on doing. You levels of confidence will rise to motivate you.

VisionHave A Vision and Set Goals To Achieve It
My favourite book says “My people perish for lack of vision”. Where there is no vision, there is no reason to live. Do you know what you want. Who do you want to be. How do you want to be known. What do you want to have. Create a vision board that you look at every day that reminds you what you want to become.

In case the vision intimidates you because it is too big, break t down into bite size goals and steps that you must take every day. Give yourself a reason to wake up everyday.

Do results Driven Activities
Do not do what I call treadmill activities. You can be busy all the time but achieving nothing. Your vision and your goals will define what your results ought to be and if what you are doing is not getting you where you want to go you will exhaust yourself and kill the motivation. Focus on results driven activities.

Create a Motivation Circle
Build relationships with other like-minded individuals so that you can do things together and keep each other motivated. Meet often or talk on the phone often. Have them to rekindle your fire when you are down or to kick your butt when you are slacking. Keep each other accountable and do not buy each other’s excuses. Your motivation circle will be even more fun and exciting if it is made up of people on your team. Get together and do business growth activities together. Celebrate each others’ victories and successes.

Help Others To Succeed
People who help others to achieve their goals often find the motivation to attain their own goals too. Have an open door policy of letting people seek you out if in need of help. as you show them what to do to achieve success you become a servant leader because the best way to show people what to do is doing it yourself. There is nothing like people looking up to you to get you to stand up and work.

Constantly Reprogram Yourselfprogramming
Have you ever noticed how a computer gets to ‘hang’. I am not sure what happens in the hardware but you will be in the middle of a task and the processing thingy on your screen keeps spinning and spinning until you have to end task and refresh. Our minds and bodies can get into that tail spin too and you will need occasional refreshing. How do you reprogram? Go away somewhere alone or with your mastermind group and chill. Take time to reflect, reorganize and regroup. Remember to have fun while you are at it and break the serious and monotonous business mode.

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