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The Secrets to Success

It pays not to be distracted by what this world has to offer. When the television and the radio is off and the doors are closed and idle friends are avoided for a time it makes way for thought and in thinking the powerful human mind that God built in us tend to find truth. So, the question has been asked, “How do I succeed?” The answer comes in many parts and different versions but this is my interpretation.

If you are serious about succeeding, you have to pass the tests.

It’s as simple as that and also something we already know but have failed to apply it to all areas of our lives. Life is just a series of tests that God allows in His attempt to make us better people. Just the same as it’s impossible to become a Doctor, Engineer or Land Surveyor without passing a series of tests…it’s hard to succeed if you keep failing the tests that God allows. We already know that without a test there can be no testimony but most of us, because of the hardness and stubbornness of our hearts, will spend our entire life in God’s classroom, having our lives going around in circles, not achieving any growth or upward movements…remaining in the same place for years and years…wondering Why. We will spend our entire life in God’s classroom because we keep failing tests and every time we fail a test we have to re-sit and then life becomes a painful, monotonous cycle.

Here are some added characteristics to success.

Be consistent. Don’t be up today and down tomorrow, committed today and lackadaisical tomorrow….find a level you can maintain and stick to it. This will help to build character.

Be humble. No one is better off than the other and surely I am not more important than anybody. Believe it or not we are on the same level and tomorrow you may need help from someone you despise and criticize today. The same effort it takes to talk about someone behind their back and criticize everything they do is the same effort it takes to love them as yourself and do unto them as you would have them do unto you. I have found that in life a critic hates to be criticized and a gossiper hates to be talked about so level the playing field.

Be persistent. All great inventions came out of many, many errors. Be prepared that the first attempts will lead to failure but so many of us give up just before we get our breakthrough. Press on. Mistakes, errors and failures are steps to success.

So as we persist in consistency while choosing to be humble, seek to pass every test that God allows. Some are easy but most of them are hard. Eventually we will graduate and begin to enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Every one of us is born with greatness inside us but if you do nothing you will achieve nothing. If you do little you will achieve little. Do not seek to be great or greatness will die with you;  aspire instead to do great things and you will leave a legacy behind and begin to experience true success.

Shalom!

Cleveland

http://www.christianplaywright.org

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My Prayer

I have the mind of Christ. My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. I was fearfully and wonderfully made. I am the apple of God’s eyes, His workmanship. I am co-heirs with Christ of the Kingdom. I am saved. I am not condemned. I am justified by faith and sealed until that final day. I bear in my body the mark of Jesus Christ. I am salt and light in this earth. I am the head and not the tail. As Jesus is, so am I.

I declare a financial breakthrough in my life. I declare that my finances will not dry up, but be multiplied. I declare an increase over my life and the life of my family. I declare that we will rise out of debt and we will lend and not borrow. I declare that we will give to the orphans and widows, and sow our tithes on fertile ground with the expectation to reap according to God’s word. I declare wealth in the name of Jesus.

I declare that I will be free from anxieties. I declare that my mind will not be ruled by fear. I declare that I will walk in the power, love and sound mind of the Holy Spirit.

I declare that the fruits of the Spirit will be evident in my life. I declare that I have the authority over sickness and diseases. I declare healing in my body and mind. I declare health in the name of Jesus. I declare that my flesh will be subjected to the Spirit.

I release the favor of God upon my life. I am blessed. When I go and when I come, I am blessed. I release the favor of God on my books, my websites and my jobs. I declare that my borders have already begun to be enlarged. I declare that I will live and dwell under an open heaven, in the name of Jesus.

 
 

Chloe – The Novel

In a few short weeks, Chloe will be released to the world and this young lady promises to change or challenge the thoughts and ideas of many people.

Synopsis:

Cleopatra was only eighteen when she was raped and became pregnant. She did not know if the child belonged to her rapist or her boyfriend Patrick. An abortion seemed the convenient choice. She was in her first year at college and a baby would ruin everything. Patrick disagreed.

Chloe Cleopatra Taylor was born November 10, 1990.

Twenty-four years later, Chloe struggles to find her identity in a gothic culture and her writing. James is her best friend who is secretly in love with her. He is a striving environmental artist who is very patient and helps to create a balance in her life. Even he knows that Chloe is different.

Chloe has always felt that her life was a dream. She struggles to blend in with society during the days. At nights, she writes: poetry, short stories, and eventually a screenplay. James coerces her to go to church with him one Sunday. There she finds peace and, surprisingly, gives her life to God. That is when strange things begin to happen.

Chloe’s dead father shows up. He confirms her fears that something is terribly wrong with the world she lives in. Chloe is propelled on a journey to find the truth. Is something wrong with the world, or with her? Why is she seeing strange things? Why can’t she remember ever going to sleep? Why is she unable to die? Why is she seeing dead people?

Eventually Chloe finds immeasurable success as a screenwriter. Her writing changes the world, as millions of people worldwide are touched by her gift. She also discovers a terrible truth that will take it all away.

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Living With Anxiety

They say God works in myterious ways and I’m inclined to agree
Cause I been going through some stuff and can’t understand why me
I’ve tried to be faithful and do what I’m supposed to do
But why I became a target of anxiety, I do not have a clue

Never in my life have I ever been to a hospital, until this thing came on me
And I’ve been to the doctor several times now, and doctor fee is not free
I’ve read a million articles, even those from people like me
Taken medication, change of lifestyle, let the feelings be

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired, this discomfort is just too great
And feeling sick and uncomfortable is a feeling I really hate
But I will never give up my struggle to be free
Cause I know I serve a God who can and will deliver me.Image