Monthly Archives: March 2014
A friend of mine’s son was searching for a job and was unable to find one. He couldn’t figure out why he was not successful since he was doing everything within his power to land a job. When he asked his mother, she pointed out that every day he read the sign on his door indicating he didn’t want to work for anyone but himself. She told him to simply take the sign down. He did.
Within days this young man acquired a great job and was promoted repeatedly. All he did was take a sign off the wall that didn’t reflect his desired outcome.
Oftentimes you are not successful because of the stimulus viewed every day. The more you meditate on that picture or words that provide you with the stimulus to achieve, believe me you are going to achieve. Conversely, if you meditate on negative stimulus, you got it, you won’t be successful.
Jacob proved that when he took the goats and had them mate as they looked at the speckled, striped and spotted trees he had altered. As they mated and focused on the stimulus that was in front of them, their offspring was born speckled, striped, and spotted. What happen was that Jacob increased and became very wealthy because he provided the necessary stimulus to create his desired outcome. (Genesis 30:37-31:13)
I read an article about a woman who would read aphorisms all the time, but did nothing in making them come true. “An aphorism, by definition, is a succinct statement containing a truth of general import. But because they are so clever and catchy, it’s all too easy to collect them, pay them a little lip service when the occasion presents itself, and then fail to translate that truth into action.” (Jeanine Gajewski, Washington SmartCEO Magazine, June, 2008) You have to be careful that you don’t become more absorbed in meditating on the stimulus without doing anything about it. I’ve been guilty of that as I’m sure most of you have been.
I’ve come to realize that it is absolutely nothing wrong with meditating on the stimulus; the problem comes when you don’t act on it. The inherent truth in each of them has as much to do with meditating on them as much as it has to do with taking action. In order for them to propel you to another level, they have to become a part of your life. You have to put them into practice. The more you focus on them the more you will experience transformation of your mindset; and the more your mind is renewed the more you will take action and experience success.
Whether it’s journaling, photo-journaling or just hanging words or pictures some place where you can visibly see them, if you don’t do anything afterwards it is an exercise in futility. Faith without the corresponding actions does not lead to success, but dismal failure.
But faith with action leads to unparalleled success. With that said, get focused, take action and expect stupendous success!
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This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Josh 1:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalms 1:2-3
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
Father, Bless me to be a person who doesn’t merely meditate on pure and good things, but to be a person of action. I don’t want to just give lip service, but I want to be a doer. In doing so, I will experience all You have for me as You make my way prosperous and I will experience great success. Amen.