One of the proverbs in Africa says, twenty children cannot play for twenty years. I did not really understand this when I was young. I try to figure it out in my head, I reflected on it anytime it flashes back to my mind. But all these processes never explained to me the reason for the proverb. I kept my ways and still living my life like others until I discovered my purpose and had an encounter with destiny.
Greatness is not for everybody, but just anybody can be great. Wellness is available for all but it is not everybody that live a life of wellness. Life is a secret. And only those who embark on the journey of life can make something great out of it. Formal education is good but is not the ultimate determinant of life. To be a first class student in school is very good, but it can never be the yardstick to measure success.
Life has rules that need to be learned, applied and followed. Greatness has some demands and price that needs to be supply and paid. If the necessary things are not put in place, the necessary will never be supplied. Only those that do it well, will live well and enjoy well.
Sometimes, when I check social media and look at some pictures of people, I got worried and baffled. My question is where are the A students? Where are the people that I thought will make it faster than me in life? All of a sudden their identities fizzle out, expectation disappeared and reality set in.
I kept asking, where are the people that when they talked, I dare not whisper? Where are people that I thought I will never match up with in life? People that passed their high school exams when I had to repeated mine four times? Where are the first class students in the polytechnic and I had no class? Where are the people that can write better than me? Where are the people who spoke better English language than me?
More so, after I crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the land of green white green to the land of 50 stars, people that got here before me that I thought they are smarter, sharper and wiser. I tried to look for their identities and I cannot even find their footprints. This is my verdict, “life will truly reveal true mates.”
I have these 7 secrets which I think will change your life and catapult you ahead of people that you think has gone ahead. These secrets worked for me and it can work for you too. These secrets are not what I think will work, but what I know that has worked. These secrets don’t care about your background or where you are right now. Fortunately, these secrets are blind, they can’t even recognize who uses them and who do not. They are also deaf, they cannot recognize voices or in turn favor one person over the others. As you know that God does not have a favorite (Acts 10:34).
1 Identify yourself with your creator
Everything in life is manufactured by someone which includes you. Therefore, you are a product of a manufacturer. His name is Yahweh (God). He sent His only begotten Son to die for your sin and restores you back to where He intended for you. Your identification with Jesus Christ, will spark up a new light and open a new chapter in your life. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?
2 Decide to follow God’s leading
As, no sheep can outgrow the leading of a shepherd, so no child of God can outgrow the leading of God through Holy Spirit. Remember, what king David said, “The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want” (Ps 23:1). I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?
3 Identify the cost of life
According to Dr. Mike Murdock, there are two things about Jesus. His principles and person. His principles create prosperity, while His person creates peace. Everything comes with a cost, which includes prosperity and peace. No matter what you need in life, you need to be ready to go on an adventure to know what will make it work and what will not make it work. No cost no value, and no value no cost. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?
4 Pay the price for a great life
It is one thing to know, but it is another thing to do. Doing is the father of knowing. Activities are what complete the miracle process of life. If you stop you will get stuck. Pay the price for life, don’t stop paying and keep at it. No one will stop you to get whatever you want on a shelf in a store, but when you are about to exit you will be asked to pay. Payment is what transfers ownership. Pay the price of life. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?
5. Go on a different route
The mindset of competition sometimes can slow down anyone that just want to start the race of life. I will advise you to turn 180 degrees and face a different direction. Go and develop yourself. Job said, “He gets his knowledge from afar…” (Job 36:3). Sometimes local people appreciate more of international stuff. If I were you, I will leave my comfort zone and learn what is needed to lead when I come back. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?
6 Get a mentor
Every apostle was once a disciple. Every Ph.D. was once an undergraduate. Everything starts from somewhere. Your future is a product of direction that you get today. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, just follow the path of a giant. Look for someone, who has accomplished what you desire in life. Mentors are the pathways to your destination. They are the horses that you need to ride to your destination. Look for them, learn from them, and serve them. Remember, to learn as you go and grow as you learn. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?
7 Maintain the pace, keep doing the same thing, and do it right.
It is good to think outside the box but is not good to end there. Remember, how you get to where you are and always go back to the basics. Without maintenance, there will never be attainment. You need to nurture your discoveries and retain all your secrets before you can maintain your great future. Always remember, that your present mates may not be your true mates. Keep your mind on the goals, always be positive, also know that time is a revealer of true mates.
Please could you do me a favor by sharing this with your list on social media?
…keep living, keep going and keep winning. Everything is possible if you are positive.
The Secret Man