Improving the world around us comes before perfecting our own inner world ~ Mendel Kalmenson
Then I asked the question –
Did you notice the twist in that quote? Well, did you?
Its true. Transformation begins on the inside before it can be expressed on the outside. It only makes sense to work on yourself first before you work on the world. One must blow the flames of God’s word and God’s call in their souls first so that the heat of their fire can bring warmth to those around them.
God’s greatest gifts are people and He sends his gifts to you when you are about to enter a new level of your mission here on earth. People connect and complete the circle of your destiny.
Whatever it is you are asking God for, it is in other people, in the hands of other people, in the hearts and minds of other people who may very well be right next to you.
But here’s the thing.
God can touch hearts, inspire people to think and favor you. What He won’t do is do the loving and talking for you. God will send you his gifts, his people, his friends. But –
If you don’t pick up the scent of God’s favor through the people he sends who may very well be unconventional; if you don’t love and respect them, they will leave you: they will walk away. And yes, your blessings will too
Hands up if you have ever watched a video or read an an article that said something like:
The THREE things you need to succeed
FIVE keys to success
This ONE thing will make you rich in a year
SEVEN Life Changing Keys to Success
SIX Traits the Most Successful People Have in Common
….and so on.
Now! Hands up if you are sick and tired of hearing about “this” key to success, “that” key to success, and the many other different keys to success that never seem to end?
These days, listening to “The Experts” these days end up confusing and frustrating some of us. They share keys like be consistent, determination, commitment, communicate well, excellence is required, vision is necessary…or need I go on?
While these are informational, across the board, they are highly personal to the experts. Folks need different keys for different areas of their life and business; for different industries, at different times. That’s why “keys to success” never seem to end.
After listening to several or trying to put them to work, you end up becoming frustrated. I think its because the many “keys to success” out there miss a pivotal focus.
I am not just interested in personal success and achievement. My greatest goal is to be a part of and influence the success, achievement, and greatness of a generation. I long to see a whole generation get this thing right. I long to see a communities of people succeeding together, partnering with the Lord, and working in teams to solve problems and create solutions.
The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope ~ unknown
We are that generation. But, we have to do it together. Here are my thoughts.