Published From a Desire Proclaimed a Decade Ago

Salvation_May-June_2016_ Issue_CoverYesterday I received news that I have waited for and anticipated for quite some time. A devotional article that I wrote some time back had been published in a Christian magazine titled Salvation.

I have published a thesis for my masters degree as well as academic papers. All fade in significance compared to the publication of this article. It is a culmination and a continuation of a work that has been nearly a decade in the making.

The Manifestation of a Decade Old Dream

In one of my journal entries in 2006, I wrote down that I wanted to one day be able to share the spiritual insights that God gave me during my devotions in a printed publication. From that day I started a compilation of those spiritual insights in my hard copy journals. I have kept the journals over the years. Later on the writings were done on my laptop. Today one of them is a published work. This goes to show the power of writing down one’s dreams.

Some of my literary works in 2010 were published in a blog that I started and abandoned. I was still figuring out what the thrust of my online presence was to be. It was in 2012 that I finally purchased a domain that would become this blog/website that I still have today.

Content emphasis has varied. I have been invited by several individuals to contribute to their blogs with a thrust towards purely business coaching. I did that for a while but fell of the bandwagon along the way. Somehow deep inside me, I knew that my calling was in the area of Christ centered writing. I shared my thoughts and insights on various subjects, business included. My objective has been to mold thinking that infuses Christ into all areas of life for my readers and subscribers on this blog.

How A Way To be Print Published was Opened

This caught the attention of a certain young man called Victor Nkomo who was following my Facebook posts. He also happened to be the founding publisher of the magazine Salvation. He asked me to contribute an article on the story of my life. The article that I had earmarked was part of a work that is in the pipeline for publication during the course of this year. My editor objected to me sharing that before being published.

We then agreed for me to contribute a regular devotional article in the magazine instead. Today I share with you the first of those devotional articles extracted from my prayer journals that I have been writing over the years. It is an honor and a privilege for me to be a part of this noble publication. I believe it is inspired by the Holy Spirit for the winning of souls into God’s Kingdom.

How It All Ties In

Being a home business owner, I use the internet to grow my business. I have always wanted to be a visible and audible advocate for a rounded approach to business. I do not want to teach business principles in isolation from my Christian beliefs. I want to infuse the two in a bid to showcase and inspire a rounded and spiritually focused business person. I envision a business owner who exercises Godly principles at home, at church and in the market place.

Once the printed version of this issue is out, I will let you all know. I will offer a limited number of ¬†autographed printed copies to some of my subscribers here. Look out for that announcement over the next couple of days. In the meantime, you can access the online PDF version of the May/June 2016 issue of Salvation Magazine. You can then read my article from “The Heart Intelligence Corner” on Page 9.

You may also connect with the man behind this noble publication, Victor Nkomo on facebook .

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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a loving mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.

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Dreams Do Come True – Only Protect Them From Dream Stealers

Dreams Do Come True – Only Protect Them From Dream Stealers

The main ingredient that drives entrepreneurship are dreams. Almost every entrepreneur that I have spoken to started their entrepreneurial journey with a dream they aspired to achieve. Now that you are embarking on the same journey yourself you will discover that there is a sub-species of the human race called dream stealers.

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Dream stealers can be very obvious to identify and then again they can be so disguised that unless you can identify them, they will successfully steal your dream without you even knowing it. In most cases these people are motivated by either love or jealousy.

A Love That Over Protects

The love motivated dream stealers want what is best for you. They are people who are mostly close to you (parents, siblings, friends and close relatives) who see your choices as not properly aligned with what they believe is for you. You run to them excited with your dream and they have nothing positive or encouraging to say except to tell you how wrong your dream is and what you really should be doing.

Out of concern they tell you to play it safe. Why not keep your job instead of this uncertain route that you are on; at least you get a regular monthly income, guaranteed? Marry the girl next door; at least we know her and the kind of family that she comes from. Going on holiday, why not go to the nearest amusement park instead of the camping safari; you might catch malaria in the bush. They love you so much they do not want you to dare, lest you become disappointed when it does not turn out right.

The Haters Are Not Just Thieves, They Are Robbers

The jealousy or hate guys are what I actually prefer to call ‘dream robbers.’ You see a thief comes in the night and takes what he wants without necessarily harming you physically. A robber on the other had will take your stuff at gun-point and will even kill or maim if they have to get what they want. This lot are set to destroy you. They do not want to see you succeed, period. They may even feel threatened by your success.

Know How To Protect Your Dream From Thieves and Robbers

To realize your dream you need to know how to protect it from being taken away and if it has already been stolen, how to claim it back. Here are seven ways in which you can do that:

1. Only share your dream with people who will encourage, celebrate and support you. Spend time and talk to people who are full of love and encouragement for you. Do not tell anyone that you sense is unsupportive of you what your dreams are. For those who love you but do not understand, take a firm position and let them know that you love them and you will pursue your dream with or without their support. Keep those who cheer you on, lose those who oppose you.

2. Only Listen to the right people. Your brother-in-law with a can of beer in hand at every opportunity he gets and makes no more than $40,000/year is definitely not the right person to tell you that it is impossible to make $500,000/year. Just plug your ears to his words. Find people who have achieved what you are aiming for. Watch what they do closely, listen to what they say intently and mirror it.

3. Do not worry about what people think of you. Whatever you do, people will always have an opinion and there is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent them from formulating their opinion. Do not waste your energy worrying about their opinion. Focus your energy on doing what needs to be done for you to achieve your dream. Which brings us to the next point:

4. Do what you need to do to succeed. Never sabotage yourself by dreaming and then doing nothing about your dream. Do not give the dream stealers room to mock you because you did not even try. Get into the trenches and do the digging.

5. Have faith, not fear. Part of what would cause you to do nothing is fear. Fear is one emotion that dream stealers feed on. they feed on their fear to tell you what is impossible to do and they will destroy you with your fear once they sense it. Even when your insides are trembling, on the outside be confident, learn, be teachable and pursue your dream with confidence.

6. Do not steal others’ dreams. Be an encourager. Treat other people exactly as you would like to be treated by them. If people want to do something different from you, that does not make them wrong. Encourage others to pursue their dreams as much as you want them to encourage you to pursue yours.

7. Reward any progress you make. Give yourself a treat daily for doing something towards your dream and for making progress and hitting milestones. Even if it’s just looking in the mirror and telling yourself how awesome you are. Have some ‘me’ time and encourage yourself daily.

Keep that dream alive. Never allow anyone to steal it from you or rob you of your destiny.

Expect success….Get success. Some call it luck…..I call it faith and success by design.

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I help working moms and dads succeed in network marketing by showing them how to have the right mindset for success and teaching them online and offline marketing skills to build residual incomes and retire when they want.