One thing I have refused to do as a minister of God is to spiritualize my responsibility. That is, asking God to do what He has empowered me to do.
I love prayer and I don’t joke with it, but I also love principles. Wealth and great accomplishments are predicated on two pillars—power and principle. The power of God and the laws of life.
Let’s assume I want to meet Mr. Peter Obi in January, and I fasted and prayed for seven days. After the prayer project, God connected me to Peter Obi. That’s what the power of God can do.
Whatever happens when I meet Peter Obi will be dependent on many factors—interpersonal relationship, respect, my ability to creatively generate solutions to problems that will make him to become my business partner etc.
God will open a door for you, principle will teach you what to do inside the room. God will connect you to international business partners, principle will teach you how to maximize the opportunity.
With all the powerful prayers and prophetic declarations that will take place at the crossover night, over one hundred million Nigerians live below $1 a day. Over ninety percent of Nigerians do not have up to N500,000 in their bank accounts. We must go back and teach people that God will not do everything for them. They must play their parts.
Date is just a label
I have emphasized over and over that there is no big deal about days, months and years, it’s just a label for identification. People who pay too much attention to the name of a day or year do not understand how life works.
There is no different between 31st December 2020 and January 1st 2021 unless you are a star gazer or those who place value on horoscope. Every day is the same.
On 31st December 2009, you said that 2010 is your year of uncommon breakthrough. Where is the breakthrough? On 31st December 2019, you said that 2020 is the year you will build your own estate, where is it?
Many people have literally shut down for the year waiting for 2020 to be over so that 2021 will bring all the goodies that 2020 refused to bring. That is pure illusion.
There is no difference between January and March, it’s just a change of label. There is no difference between April and November, it’s just a change of label.
Your daily routine determines your future
What determines what each day, week, month, and year will become is predicated on your daily activities. What you do within 24 hours will determine what your day, week, month and year will become.
If you repeat all you did this year in 2021, there is no magic wand that will change your fortunes in life. If you cross over to the new year and refuse to change your daily routine, you will simply copy 2020 result and paste it in 2021.
To simplify it, take a look at this analogy. In December 2020 you slept for ten hours, and watched television for five hours. That is a total of 15 hours. It simply means that all you have to make your life count in a day is 9 hours.
If you cross over to 2021 and keep wasting 15 hours on your bed and television daily, no matter the weight of your prayers and the volume of anointing oil you will drink at the crossover night, nothing will change around you.
What is the way out?
Change your daily routine!
To generate a different result you must change your daily activities. If you keep doing the same thing, you will keep generating the same result.
Nothing will change around you in the new year until something changes in you. New result will be predicated on new routine. What happens in you will determine what happens around you. If nothing changes in you, nothing will change around you.
You must understand that God is not a magician. God gave us the will to choose what we want to become in life. If you have chosen poverty through your lifestyle, God cannot perform magic to change it. You must do your part while waiting for God to do His part.
What do you want to accomplish next year? Write it down. Then, pray for divine assistance. After that, sit down in a quiet place and outline the actions you will take from the first day of the year to achieve your goals for the year.
You must understand that new year resolution is different from yearly goal. New year resolution will die a natural death before the middle of the year.
So, have annual goals. Design your yearly plan. Outline the steps you will take to achieve that goal or plan. You can order my books, Twelve Pillars of Financial Success and 15 Laws of Money to learn goal setting secrets.
You must also have a plan for your finance, business, career, family and spiritual life. You need a plan for proper guidance all through the year. Jesus said:
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.” Luke 14:28-32.
Your own tower may be to grow your business, build a house, get married, enroll in a weight loss program, graduate with first class, build a factory or have a happy family. Jesus said that you should sit down and outline your plan of action. What steps must you take to achieve your goal? What steps must you take to have a different result next year or next month?
Planning is winning. To stand out in life you must have an outstanding plan. Wars are won in the strategy room, not at the warfront. Generals in the army knows that lack of strategy is the pathway to premature death.
I wish you an outstanding new year!
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