Monday, 21 January 2013

The ABCD Keys Of Life! Part 2 by Ayobami Sholola

Welcome again! This is the third piece in succession, you can read my first piece here Its 2013 : Are you ready for it? It will help you understand more about this final part.

 The ABCD Keys of Life! are the four keys that will help you get the most out of this year. Keys can be used to start something or used to open doors. It is my prayer that these for keys will start you off on the right foot in the right direction. It is also my prayer that you will use these keys to open the doors of opportunity that God places before you. 

I started discussing this keys in my last piece and I have elucidated the A and B part of it, you can read  it here if you are yet to -> The ABCD Keys of Life!

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." Henry Ford.

I hope you will learn from this final part. Don't forget to drop your comments and contributions in the comment box down there.

C - Clarify what you really want

To make this year count, you must decide what’s important and what’s not important. God has given each of us an incredible opportunity  which is the freedom to choose, the freedom of choice. That’s one of the things that makes us like God. When God says in Genesis “Let Us make man in Our own image,” that gave us the freedom of choice. It was His choice to make you, and He has given you the freedom also to make your choice too. This is one of the ways that we are different from animals, we have the freedom to choose between good and evil. We have the freedom to choose what we want in life.

There are some things in life that we will do that are permissible but may not be necessarily to our advantage. There will be some things that many of us will do this year that will not benefit us at all.  The only way to make the next 365 days count is to clarify what we really want and make a list, then decide what is important and what is not.

It’s amazing most people never do this. They never stop and think through and write down on paper what’s really important to them.  Really really amazing, to make your time count, you must ask yourself, “ What’s important to me? ” What really counts?
We can’t do what’s important until we clarify It, otherwise we're going to be pushed around by the pressures of life doing anything that comes our way.

We are going to have to make a decision between what is good and what is better. Between what is better and what is best. There are many that we can do, but not all of them will be beneficial.” Some things aren’t necessarily wrong; they’re just not necessary. We don’t have time for everything. We need to clarify the two or three things that we’ve got to get done this year. Those things that are really important!
For example, What are you going to do this year to strengthen and improve your relationship with God? What are you going to do to become more intimate with Him? You need to make your relationship with God top priority.  It needs to be #1, followed by your relationship with your family. What are you going to do to build a stronger and better relationship with your family? What are you going to change about yourself that will help you to accomplish this?

Your values determine your vision. Your desires determine your direction. Your roles determine your goals.  You need to know what you are pursuing, make a list of things that are important to you, a list of things that you want to accomplish. What do I value? What do I want to change? Put it down. Then make this your prayer list. Pin it up on a wall and review it everyday and pray about it then make a plan of action that will help you accomplish your goals for this year. Then do what ever you have to, to make and get the most of this new year. Then watch God do miracles in your life.

D - Don’t wait to begin.

Do it now! These three words can change your life. Do it now. If you and I wait for the right situation or the right kind of circumstances we will miss out on life all together. There will never be an ideal set of circumstance to start out on. To make the most of 2013 and to accomplish the things you want to accomplish, start now. Don’t wait to begin.

 If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done (Ecclesiastes 11:4)

There are a lot of people that have missed out on life waiting for the ideal set of circumstance or waiting for things to get better. While they were waiting, time just kept right on going and passed them by.

We must learn to enjoy life under circumstances that are less than perfect. Whatever you’re going to do, that which you want to do, start now! Because things may not settle down or get better until you’re in the coffin.  So you have to determine right now that it doesn’t matter what happens or what comes your way, you will start something and works towards accomplishment.

Finally, what kind of person will you be this year? Will you be an accuser, an excuser, or a chooser? Will you choose to make the most of 2013? Will you accept responsibility for your life? Will you believe you can change? Will you clarify what you want this year and what is important to you? Will you start right now? Will your relationship with God be on the top of your priority list? Will your family and church be at the top of that list? Like i said earlier, the choice is yours.

You can get more help on purpose here
Help on visions here

Wishing you a prosperous year ahead.

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  1. Weldone Ayo! I thought my favourite was goin to be A and B but I was wrong. I will go with D. I love it so much. I think you have left E out - Repeat The Four Steps always. Awesome sir.