14 Things To Do To Succeed in 2017
1. MAKE PEACE WITH GOD PERSONALLY
Your journey to your dream and destination this year begins with your decision to make peace with God and have Him take control of your life completely. Uzziah sought the Lord in the days of Zechariah as he sought The Lord God made him to prosper. (2 Chron. 26: 4).
2. DECIDE TO LET GO THE UGLY PAST OF 2016
2016 now is already a history and history is a story of the past not present or future. Letting go the past is a serious battle everyone that wants success in the present must fight. The truth is that the past does not want to let you go into the present and future.
It’s power is in disturbing and worrying your mind therefore you must break free from it by force. Consider the position of Pharoah when the children of Israel decided to go from Egypt. Egypt represents everyone’s past struggling with him and his or her future.
3. SEE YOURSELF THE WAY GOD SEES YOU
There is a way people see you, neighbors, friends, relatives, colleagues and even Yourself. But that is not the true picture of your person and until you get the right picture of yourself nothing is
That was the challenge Mary, Gideon, Abraham had until God helped them to see themselves the way He saw them. God sees you as able, capable, great, successful but do you see yourself that way?
4. GIVE YOURSELF TO PLANNING
Your plans should be what to guide your actions not your emotions, sentiments or emergency. Make up your mind that whatever you don’t plan for don’t commit yourself and effort much to.
Anything that faces you in 2017 don’t be in a hurry to attend to first ask this question did I plan for this? Above all, stick to your plans it works better than your emotions. Emotions don’t respect principles but plans do.
5. DEVELOP YOUR VARIOUS ABILITIES AND CAPACITY
There is something you are created to do best. There is something you are gifted, talented or enabled for find it, and develop yourself in that direction. Highly successful people are specialists not ‘generalists’ they are known for something.
When you mention Messi something comes to your mind; when you mention Adegboye something comes to your mind also when you mention Dangote, Gordon’s, etc.
6. CULTIVATE THE HABIT OF PRAYER AND FASTING PERSONALLY
Depending on God always is a good business. There is nothing God cannot do for anyone no matter how difficult or impossible with man. When you pray and fast you are presenting your God to your problems rather than yourself.
Your problem cannot fear you but fears your God who can always solve it. Prayer and fasting is a compulsory duty of the believer who wants divine intervention in any area of his or her life.
7. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities are powerful weapons in the hand of God to do miracles, answer prayers, solve problems and meet needs. Don’t joke with opportunities!
Prepare for them, look for them, pray for them, pay for them, create them and when they come make good use of them.
The people you will meet this year, places you will go, problems you will face, needs that will come your way are opportunity channels. Don’t joke with them.
8. MAKE GOOD USE OF TIME
Time is great and it is a gift of God to humanity; success cannot do without it and outside it failure is a conclusion. You cannot succeed this year without making the most of your time.
Spend time to learn what you don’t know and also spend time to master what you have known.
Moreover, spend time to do your work it will show and consequently bring a very huge reward. You must justify your morning, noon and night by what you do with them in the general progress of your destiny for they are the three segments of time. Finally, invest your time wisely, creatively and resourcefully.
9. GET INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH TITHE AND GIVING
No matter what anybody thinks and does it is too late to change the truth. God is the source of every good and great supply. God is not your channel of supply, He is the source; therefore Partnership with Him this year for success will be the greatest decision for anyone.
Tithing is not just a religious obligation it is a spiritual business that involves servicing your senior and principal partner in life.
You don’t pay tithe this year without a high sense of responsibility. Your tithe is a measurement of how much you have been blessed by God not the car you bought, house rented, property acquired, etc..
Your tithe record is the actual indicator of your blessing volume.
Keep accurate records of your tithe this year. There shall be quarterly celebration of our tithes to The Lord this year. If giving is not your joy this year success may not be your portion as well.
10. DECISIVE SEPARATION FROM WRONG ASSOCIATION AND INFLUENCES
To succeed this year there people, places and things you must deliberately separate from. Every person winning or losing in life has what is inspiring or influencing him or her. Association has a very strong influence on individuals.
Mind the people you go close to this year and also mind the things you open up yourself to if you want to succeed.
11. BREAKING NEGATIVE HABITS
Success or failure any day anytime anywhere is a matter of habit. There are negative habits you must decisively and courageously engage in battle this year if you desire to succeed.
For example, procrastination, pride, smoking, drunkenness, indebtedness, fornication, adultery, lying etc..
12. DEVELOPING GOOD CHARACTER
The best personality is your character. Moreover, it has been said that character is beauty. It is your character that attracts people to you and it is also your character that drives people away from you. Cultivate a dependable and praise worthy character this year the success you are looking for will come.
13. HAVING A STRONG FINISHING HABIT
Take time this year to build a very strong finishing habit. Have a principle this year that whatever good I start I must commit to finishing well.
The best attitude is Gratitude. Learn this year how to appreciate God and men who will bless you this year. When you say Thank you sincerely to a good deed you qualify yourself for another turn.
Make appreciation a matter of duty this year. And what you owe duty is to perform it.
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