BY PRINCE UFFORD
1CORINTHIANS 12:31. But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and grace (The higher gifts and choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all – love]. Amplify Bible.
*Be different among your friends.
Your thought creates your future, you can not see your thought but you can trace the effect. Positive thinkers succeed in life. Positive thinking will display your value (best). Who you are now and who you will be tomorrow is your decision. Be ready to create change, see break through with your spiritual eyes. Have faith in God for the best.
*Do not devalue yourself, meaning you should not lower your standard no matter your condition naturally. How you rate yourself before the world is how the world will rate you.
*Go after success even after you have failed. Do not feel discouraged even when you fail, but rather encourage yourself with I can make it. “YES”. YOUR FRIENDS SHOULD NOT DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE, DECIDE YOUR FUTURE YOURSELF. BE IN AGREEMENT WITH YOURSELF.
*Create the atmosphere for what you want with your own words. Discouragement will kill your drive for greatness, do not allow it. Take charge of your thoughts, see yourself winning in life, don’t forget that Life is a race. Run well that you may win. Have faith in yourself, believe in yourself.To transform your life naturally, look at the area in your life that you need to change. This will be possible because you have decided that you want to experience what God has said in His word concerning you naturally.
*Your life style naturally is your responsibility, your approach to life will earn you well. What you become on earth with regards to prosperity, failure is the choice you make daily. For instance, wrong word will create an atmosphere for condemnation. Kind word will make kindness available to you. Naturally you may look empty but spiritually you are fully loaded with raw materials for greatness. Stop looking down at yourself even though you are not there yet. Create your world with a vision.
*Stop discouraging yourself with wrong statements. Stop seeing yourself as a failure. You are a great product. Words of success will help create room for you. Be concerned about your future, create it now, work towards actualization of what you see from within. Give yourself a good life by creating healthy environment to dwell in.
*Think to create idea for money. Wealth comes from idea. If you refuse to work or engage yourself in business, you will not have money. Don’t forget money will not fall from heaven. You will have money because you have what it takes to make money. Your idea is the raw material.
*ECCLESIASTES 9:10. WHATEVER YOUR HAND FINDS TO DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT, FOR THERE IS NO WORK OR DEVICE OR KNOWLEDGE OR WISDOM IN SHEOL (THE PLACE OF THE DEAD), WHERE YOU ARE GOING. Whatever you are engaged in, do it with the sincerity of your heart. Whether you are a manager in an organzation, a driver, give your best, be happy in giving your best.
*GENESIS 4:3-5. AND IN PROCESS OF TIME IT CAME TO PASS, THAT CAIN BROUGHT OF THE FRUIT OF THE GROUND AN OFFERING UNTO THE LORD. AND ABEL, HE ALSO BROUGHT OF THE FIRSTLINGS OF HIS FLOCK AND OF THE FAT THEREOF. AND THE LORD HAD RESPECT UNTO ABEL AND TO HIS OFFERING :BUT UNTO CAIN AND TO HIS OFFERING HE HAD NO RESPECT. AND CAIN WAS VERY WROTH, AND HIS CONTENANCE FELL.
*Your best will attract honourable report unto you naturally, your best at work will earn you promotion. Doing your best will create happiness and sense of fulfillment in your heart. Cain did not do well, it is the same thing we do unto God Almighty every day; we refuse to honour Him with our best yet we expect the best from God.
*JOHN 3:16. FOR GOD SO GREATLY LOVED AND DEARLY PRIZED THE WORLD THAT HE [EVEN] GAVE UP HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN (UNIQUE) SON, SO THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN (TRUSTS IN, CLINGS TO, RELIES ON) HIM SHALL NOT PERISH (COME TO DESTRUCTION, BE LOST) BUT HAVE ETERNAL (EVERLASTING) LIFE. Amplify Bible.
*If you have love in your heart [genuine love] you will not find it difficult to give your best. God had shown unto us what it means to love. He gave His only Son to us. He even allowed Him to die for us. He took our punishment by going to the CROSS for our sins.
*If we walk in love we will do our best at any given time. Kingdom principle says , whatever you sow that’s what you will reap. Ifyou sow kindness you will enjoy same. If you sow wickedness, you will enjoy wickedness. If all you sow daily is evil, you will enjoy harvest of evil – hardship.
*So stop, think, consider. Cain showed disrespect unto God Almighty, God refused to accept his offering. Some of the offerings and tithes pastors receive from members of the congregation as unto the Lord God Almighty might not be acceptable to God, but it is acceptable to the pastor. In our churches today, there are Cains, just as there are Abels. Love will propel you to give your best.Make your choice.
*2CORINTHIANS 5:14. FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST CONSTRAINETH US: BECAUSE WE THUS JUDGE, THAT IF ONE DIED FOR ALL, THEN WE ALL DEAD. Understand from this scripture that you can only have genuine love in your heart if you are recreated in Christ Jesus. You have supernaturally move from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. And by reprogramming your mind with the written word of God through the help of Holy Spirit. Walking in love will not be difficult. With the Spirit of love in your heart, you give out your best.
*COLOSSIANS1:12-13. GIVING THANKS TO THE FATHER, WHO HAS QUALIFIED AND MADE US FIT TO SHARE THE PORTION WHICH IS THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS (GOD’S HOLY PEOPLE) IN THE LIGHT. [THE FATHER] HAS DELIEVERED AND DRAWN US TO HIMSELF OUT OF THE CONTROL AND DOMINION OF DARKNESS AND HAS TRANSFERRED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF THE SON OF HIS LOVE. Amplify Bible.
*You can see from this verse what love has done for us. We should flow in the same Spirit of love. Love will compel us to do our best, love will compel us to show love the exact way by demonstration.
*Your faith will work to produce miracles, grace will help you because you are obedient to Spiritual principles of grace. Give your best where ever you find yourself. If you give Almighty God your best, you will enjoy grace. Abel’s offering was acceptable unto God Almighty because he honoured Him with an excellent offering. God honoured him in return. The Lord spoke to me recently. [He said darkness can not give direction to light]. Holy Spirit will teach you how to be the best, allow Holy Spirit by submiting to Him.
*In MATTHEW 7:12. SO THEN, WHATEVER YOU DESIRE THAT OTHERS WOULD DO TO AND FOR YOU, EVEN SO DO ALSO TO AND FOR THEM, FOR THIS IS (SUMS UP) THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS.
*Do you desire the best things of Life? Practice they say makes perfect. Good things will only happen unto those who practice doing good. Naturally you can not do good, sometimes what we celebrate as good before God is evil, some of the testimonies we share in church might not be God who has done them, but because we are not able to decode them spiritually. God rejected Cain’s offering, it was not acceptable unto God , which means it was not according to kingdom standards but Abel’s offering was honourable, acceptable, a sweet smelling offering full of appreciation to show God he was grateful for His mercy and grace toward him. It was an offering full of love and worship from the heart.
*GENESIS 8:20-22. AND NOAH BUILDED AN ALTAR UNTO THE LORD: AND TOOK OF EVERY CLEAN BEAST, AND OF EVERY CLEAN FOWL, AND OFFERED BURNT OFFERINGS ON THE ALTAR. AND THE LORD SMELLED A SWEET SAVOUR: AND THE LORD SAID IN HIS HEART, I WILL NOT AGAIN CURSE THE GROUND ANY MORE FOR MAN’S SAKE: FOR THE IMAGINATION OF MAN’S HEART IS EVIL FROM HIS YOUTH: NEITHER WILL I AGAIN SMITE ANY MORE EVERY THING LIVING, AS I HAVE DONE. WHILE THE EARTH REMAINETH, SEEDTIME AND HARVEST, AND COLD AND HEAT, AND SUMMER AND WINTER, AND DAY AND NIGHT SHALL NOT CEASE.
Noah recognized grace as the favour of God showned unto him. He decided to appreciate God by honouring Him with the best. He carefully selected the best for God. God visited Noah with prophetic blessings. Naoh drew God’s attention unto himself and the entire family.
* My mother used to say this to us, if you do good, you do for yourself. You do bad, you do for yourself. The scripture has this to say, be not deceive whatever you sow that’s what you will reap as harvest naturally. Daily my eyes are spiritually open to receive understanding, therefore it helps me to apply living wisdom for effectivenss in life.
*God is good. Jesus Christ while here was a good person. The question I should ask myself is: Prince are you a good person? I am sure you will like to ask yourself the same question.
*ROMANS 12:1-2. Amplify Bible. I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. Amplify Bible