Three Reasons why you must stop comparing yourself to others

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you must stop comparing yourself to others. Here are three reasons why you should stop comparing yourself to other people. 1) You will always be more than others. No matter your condition and where you are in life, you are more than other people. Even when you think you don’t have shoes, you will meet those who don’t have legs. When you say that it is hard to live on $100 a day, you will meet those who live on less than a dollar a day. No wonder Paul, the apostle, gave this admonition: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  not looking to your

You have the power to choose

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you must choose to discover, develop, and deploy the potential that is already in you. Nobody was born without a gift and a purpose to use this give to accomplish. It is crucial that you choose to believe this and act accordingly. Don’t get distracted by what other people around you are doing and how far they have gone. You should focus on discovering, developing, and deploying the great potential in you. Nobody is going to make this choice for you, because it is you and you alone that has the power to choose. Just has nobody eats for you; nobody is going to work out for you. Therefore, you must choose to ge

How to leverage the power to choose

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you must leverage the power of choice. You are not at the mercy of any system, society, or other people’s perception. You are not at the mercy of where you were born, and who gave birth to you. You are not at the mercy of what you have been through. This is a choice that you have to power to make. This does not mean that you will not be tempted to be at the mercy of your history and present circumstances. Don’t yield to that temptation. In stead chose to say, “I am who I am, made in the image and likeness of God and can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Choose hope over despair. Choose victor

How overcome your circumstances

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you must not allow your circumstances to determine the outcome of your life. When I was a child, I heard that “a goat eats where it is tired.” This made sense, because each morning, we took the goats out and tired them in a specific location for them to graze all day. The goats were tied because we did not want them roaming around and eating crops. As I grew older it dawn on me that this metaphor of the "goat eating where it is tied" was being used to justified corruption and many or illicit behaviors. Those justifying receiving bribes and acting in an unethical manner blamed their circumstances. In other wo

How to keep going come rain, come shine

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you must keep going, "come rain, come shine." This metaphor " come rain, come shine" can, at times, be taken literally. In order words, you may not let your circumstances determine the outcome of your life. What you have been through, where you are right now, shouldn’t prevent you from reaching your full potential. The outcome of your life is hinging on the action you take. While it may be hot or cold, you should not take this as a legitimate excuse not to do what you have to do. You may think there are valid excuses because of the circumstances surrounding you. But the bitter truth is that there is no such

Who are you?

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you MUST know where you are coming from, who you are, why you are here, and where you are going. How far you will go in life is directly related to how you answer these questions. We spend so much time, energy and resources studying many different subjects yet many people don’t know who they are. Too many people don’t understand why they are here on earth and where they are going. No wonder many are confused, perplexed, and disfranchised. It is impossible to reach your full potential if you don’t know who you are. When asked, who are you? Many say, a lawyer, pilot, professor, accountant, entrepreneur, pastor

Why You MUST change

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you MUST change. What you need to hear is the truth. At times it is easy to fall into the temptation that your circumstances, where you have been, and other people are the reason you are not doing so well. Please, I did not say that the horrible things that have happened to you are not painful. Listen carefully and pay close attention because what I am about to say is life-changing. I did not mean that it is what you are expecting or like to hear. Pity parties are useless because they keep you grounded, and all they do is take away hope and make you weak. Without change, you are going to remain where you are

How to face and overcome all Challenges

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you MUST face challenges. Just because you have great potential in you and great dreams does not mean that things will come to you without a fight. You are going to face numerous challenges. If you are not being challenged, you have not left your comfort zone. Expect challenges, both internal and external, when you begin to deploy your potential. There is going to be some push back from expected and unexpected quarters. But to win, you must face these challenges and deal with them accordingly. You must have heard that winners don’t quit and quitters don’t win. The long and short of this statement is that you

Why you must get out of your comfort zone

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you MUST get out of your comfort zone. All of us have our comfort zone. It is called a comfort zone because it is where we are comfortable. By default most of us like what is familiar and predictable. There are many different ways people define their comfort zone, but the bottom line is that the comfort zone is what comes naturally to you. It is that default position that many operate from. When you are in your comfort zone, there is no risk-taking, no pressure, and zero discomforts. Now you see why many like to stay in this place of zero risks and no discomfort. This attempt to occupy a neutral place in a w

Why you MUST STOP complaining

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you MUST STOP complaining. What has complaining done for you lately? Let’s be honest how has complaining made things better for you or improved your situation? There is nothing more useless, helpless, and hopeless than complaining. The more you complain, the weaker, helpless, and helpless your situation gets. Complaining is a waste of time, energy, and resources. Those who complain spend less time thinking about solutions and a way out because it is challenging to be useful when you are complaining. Unfortunately, complaining is attractive because it attracts sympathy and empathy from others. What you need i

Why You Must be a Person of Character

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you MUST be a person of character. Nothing is going to destroy you faster than bad character. Without character, you have lost your way and have compromised the potential that is in you. It is possible to be “highly successful” yet a significant failure if you lack character. Your gifts will take you to the top, but character is what will keep you at the top. Without good character, you will not last long at the top. Be careful not to sacrifice character for success. It is possible to maintain your character and be successful as well. Don’t buy into the lie, which says, “It is a jungle out there, and the onl

The role our senses play in perpetuating racism

In the beginning, after God finished creating the universe and all that is in it was good. God gave the five senses so that mankind could enjoy the physical environment and all the good things that God had created. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned because the physical senses were used to break God’s law and have since then become the avenue through which the enemy uses to tempt people to disobey God. Eve engaged her five senses to disobey God. This first act of disobedience forever changed the wiring of our five senses because they are now susceptible to be used to do evil. If you trace any evil thing under the sun, it is connected to one of the five senses. I am focusing on the f

You must count the cost and pay the price

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you MUST count the cost. If it is not going to cost you anything, it should not be worth your time. Don’t go for what is free because without paying the price, you will never reach your full potential. Can you imagine what will happen to a grain of corn if it refuses to pay the ultimate cost of dying and giving up being seed? It will never experience 100, 200, or even 300 fold increase. Do you want to reach your full potential? Then count the cost. Here is what Jesus said concerning counting the cost: “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you hav

Why you need positive confession

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you need positive confession. There is so much power is what you say, because out of the abundance of your heart the mouth speaks. What you confess is a reflection of what you think. Your thoughts inform your actions. The actions you take determine the outcome of your life. Therefore, to change your life, you have to change your thoughts and your confession. Run away from negative confession because it will prevent you from reaching your full potential. If you cannot see it, you will not speak it. If you don’t say it, you will never have it. The power of life and death is in the tongue, and you will enjoy go

The first broken relationship and how it led to racism

After God had finished creating the first man and woman, He placed them in the Garden of Eden, and there was perfect harmony and fellowship between God and humankind. In addition to the harmony between God and the first humans, there was peace and harmony between the first man and woman. God, out of His foreknowledge and deep love for the well-being of Adam and Eve, gave them special instructions on how to conduct themselves in the garden. Out of all the trees in the garden, there was one tree that they were not allowed to eat the fruit, but they could eat the fruits from all the other trees. As time went on, it seems they got a little distracted. One day, the devil showed up and tempted the

Without conviction you will not make it

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you need personal conviction. Without firm conviction, any opposition that you face will overcome you. It takes personal conviction, courage, confidence, and comfort in yourself and your methods for you to win. Are you know as a person of strong convictions or you go with the win? Just because something is popular and everybody is doing it does not mean that you should. Conviction will keep you focused on your dreams and on the narrow path that leads to success. Conviction will shield you from distractions and detractors. Conviction will boost your self-confidence, and you will become unstoppable. Conviction

Why you must be consistent

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you must be consistent. Without consistency, you will start but never finish if you don’t finish what you have started, you will not be rewarded. Although the beginning is essential, the end is more important. It is better not to start if you are not going to finish. Therefore, you must begin with the end in mind; without the end in mind, you will be distracted and will give up when you face opposition. If you are not facing opposition, distractions, and diverse challenges, you are not pursuing your dreams. There is nobody in the entire human history that reach their full potential without overcoming opposit

We are all created in God's image

Let us go back before there were any humans on earth — the time when there were no Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Aboriginal, American Indians, Indians, etc. In the beginning, after God had created the entire universe and the earth, a decision was made by God himself to create mankind. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Genesis 1:26 (NIV) Nobody is an accident because God himself decided out of His free will that the human race be created. One special aspect of the human race is that human

Why you must be comfortable with who you are

Do you want to reach your full potential and become all you were created to be? Then you must be comfortable with who you are. Nothing will prevent you from reaching your full potential faster than the inability to accept who you are. You don’t have to change your height, skin color, and many other things that you think are wrong with you. Don’t fall into the temptation of wishing to be somebody else. Until you identify your uniqueness and embrace it, you will remain adequate. You are created in God’s image and likeness if you have accepted God’s free gift of salvation, you have become a child of God. The most excellent news is that God is living in you and will perfect that which He has sta

Racism is the boggy man

Nobody can say that “Racism caused me to discriminate against some other person, treat them badly, segregate them, enslave, lynch, and murder them with impunity.” Therefore, we must dig deeper and look for the root cause of all the hate, resentment, and wickedness that people express towards one another. Therefore, we should resist the temptation of reducing such depths of depravity with racism because racism pales in comparison to what is hidden deep within the heart of man. All our attempts over the years to address the symptoms of this problem have not taken us far because abolishing racism will never be possible if the root cause is not attacked. How can anybody in their right minds pin

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