Personal Development Key to Success
Proverbs 13:22 – …the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Proverbs 16:1 – The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
In the next few days we will be dealing with personal development as a key to success. Friend, supernatural increase is a product of both super (spiritual) and natural development, not only spiritual, not only natural but both. Remember what was said about our Lord Jesus in Luke 2:52 , And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men. Your personal development is really your personal responsibility. Remember what God told Abraham when He was giving him the Promised Land, God said “as far as your eyes can see, that I have given you” so Abraham had responsibility to get out of his tent, get on the top of the highest mountain on a sunny day so he could have a clear view and then look northward, and then southwards and then eastward and then westward. That was one of the things he did and reaped the reward of the Promised Land.
From the above scripture in Proverbs we know that the wealth of the wicked is laid up for us to take hold of but it is not going to come cheap, not without a thorough preparation for your enthronement. I remember a couple in our church in Ireland when they first arrived, they could not speak English. They realised very quickly that for them to succeed in Ireland they must find a way to learn, understand and communicate well in English. The wife enrolled in an English class and took Cambridge exams and out of twelve people in her class only two passed and she was one of the two. Today, she works in sales in a busy company. They told me they took it upon themselves not to speak their native tongue at home (Portuguese) but speak only English there. The husband works in an English-speaking computer firm and he concluded his degree in the Dublin Business School and went on to obtain a Masters in one of Ireland’s foremost universities.
This couple, yes they are Christians and are children of the Most High and have all the promises in the Bible but they had to develop themselves in order to actualise those promises in their lives and un-lay the wealth of the wicked that had been stored up for them in Christ. Friend, it’s time to rise up and act. It’s time to stop wishing and complaining. It’s time to take responsibility for your personal development and attainment of your goals.
You already have the Holy Spirit now all you need is the backbone and guts to get the job done. Stop waiting for the opportunity to come to you, go to it and take it. When you have taken it, give it whatever it takes to keep it and increase it by lifelong self-development. Make yourself indispensable and make yourself an essential commodity in your world. I see you breaking forth on all sides in Jesus’ mighty name. See you at the top!
1Corinthians 9:27, Songs of Solomon 1:6, 2Corithinas 9:8, Ecclesiastes 9:11
Personal declaration for the day
God has a big plan for me; therefore I will invest in myself to live up to the plan.
Questions for you to reflect on
What are you currently doing to improve yourself?
How much time do you invest in personal development?