I AM WHO I AM
I am not limited by what is limiting the world, I am not moved by what I see or feel, I am moved by what I believe because the available in me is able to settle my impossibility.
By vision I know what to do, by wisdom I know how to do it and by power I crush every opposition on my way. If am going to doubt something, I doubt my limits because I don’t even see them.
I understand that sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right because life without problems is like a school without classes. I would rather lose in a cause that will someday win than win in a cause that will someday lose. Instead of giving reasons why I can’t, I give reason why I can because I can do all things through Christ Jesus. I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
In reading the lives of great men, I found out that the first victory they won was over self and I know to get control of my life, I must first get control of myself. There is never enough time to do everything but there is always enough time to do that which is important.
My heritage is understanding success, I don’t wish it is easier, I wish I am better; I don’t wish for less problem, I wish for more skills; I don’t wish for less challenge, I wish for more wisdom because wisdom is a principal thing in my triumph in life.
God has not promised a smooth sailing but a safe landing, so I will study and prepare myself, one day opportunity will come because small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises and the more I prepare the luckier I appear. I won’t appear like it, I will be it because great men are not known for everything, and they are known for something specific.
The Life of a giant/champion is in what he does regularly; to reach a great height I need a great depth. To get a great depth is by continuous and continual digging. Every day in every way by the grace of God, I am getting better and better through positive attitude, spoken words of faith and disciplined actions.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it, I know life is a risk without the power of God at work in me. I will only be remembered for two things; the problems I solve and the problems I create. I will act the way I would like to be and soon I will be the way I act. The state of my mind determines the quality of my heart.
If I think life is a party, my primary value will be having fun, if I see life as a race, I will value speed and will probably be in a hurry most of the time. If I view life as a marathon, I will value endurance, if I see life as a battle or game, winning will be important to me. Life is a test a, a trust and a temporary assignment.
My purpose is what I use to evaluate which activities are essential and which aren’t because people who don’t know there purpose try to do much. The purpose of life is simply to live a life of purpose; with no reason to get up in the morning, life can start to get you down.
Failure will never overtake me, if my determination to succeed is strong enough. I have got to get up every morning with determination if I am going to go to bed with satisfaction because I know the surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
I am willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity; I will give up to go up. I feel unhappy and confused with my life when I don’t do the focus or calling that God has on my life. I have to sow excellent seeds to have an excellent life which starts with sowing an excellent thought. I must manage my thought life daily and then I can manage my life, the sum of all my thoughts comprises my overall attitudes. When my attitudes out distance my abilities even the impossible becomes possible. My success stops where my character stops, I can never rise above the limitation of my character.
To stay focused in life, I can’t know everyone, I can’t do everything, I can’t go everywhere, I have to pick and choose between good and a bit better. If I don’t change the direction I am going, then I am likely to end up where I am heading. I will stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others. I will stay focused on what God has assigned me to do, keep my mind on what I am doing.
I must do right before I feel good, everything begins with a decision, and I have to manage my decision for the rest of my life. I will not desire to look for the exception instead I desire to become exceptional. I want do make a difference with people who want to make a difference and doing something that makes a difference.
“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now as an old man, I realize that if long ago I changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed change the world”- by PG. GOALVANISE
A man who truly cannot define himself cannot be stable and consistent in life. I don’t depend on people to know who I am; I depend on revelation to know who I am. There are many potential in me that nobody on earth has an idea yet.
“Inside of me is a generation
Against all odds my best is yet to come,
I believe in vision, I believe in revelation, I believe in prophesy,
The clock ticks, and it signals I have but a limited time”
Men of purpose are always tired because there is what to do with what they have. My purpose has the capacity to employ me for a lifetime; the treasure in me has the capacity to engage me for a lifetime. Greater things are ahead of me, the world awaits my manifestation.
I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be brave, for there are those who suffer; I would be friend to all……the foe, the friendless; I would be giving, and forget the gift; I would be humble, for I know my weakness; I would look up, and laugh and love and lift.
The world has no patience for the failure; I won’t spend my life existing instead of living. I will not remain a failure, failure is success hidden. Successful people always have more failure in their lives than the average people. I will not give excuse of why I failed; I will give reason for my success because an excuse is a lazy man’s apology.
“Failure is the price of success, therefore, you must fail to succeed and the only way to succeed is to be willing to fail”- JOHN MAXWELL
The tragedy of life is not poverty but failure to discover one’s hidden talents. I must know where I want to be before I can discover how to get there. I believe that an opportunity does not stay for too long, so I will make the best use of it when it comes. I will sacrifice pleasure for opportunity; I will live by principles when others are living by opinions.
The beauty of life does not depend on how happy I am but how happy others are because of me. Until I identify the problems God wants me to solve on earth, I cannot die a happy man. I will do the best I know how to do, the very best I can do and I will keep doing it until the end.
I am the only one who can do what I can do by the power of the Holy Ghost at work in me. There is nothing in a caterpillar that gives man a clue that it will one day become a butterfly, the world will arise at the level of revelation in me. My confidence is the call of God upon my life, the one who has sent me has not forsaken me.
I will not give up; life is a series of outcome. My setbacks are set ups for God to show forth his almightiness, giving up is not an option for me. God will always use what I am doing to bless me; therefore I will find something to do.
It is not doing my best that will change my life, because my best may not make my life better but it is doing the right thing at the right time. To change my situation, I must change my lifestyle and totality in me. Change of diet and environment will not help me if I will not change my thoughts.
“To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning”- HENRY DAVID THOREAU
“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labour and an invisible labour”- VICTOR HUGO
“We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or acts. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them”- BUDDHA
The road to success is always under construction and construction is an activity with series of changes, I am the chief architect of my dream. I will give my best time to the most challenging situation that comes my way.
Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seed that benefits others with the fear of God. Success is not a comparison of what I have done and what others have not done. Success is not to be pursued only; it is to be attracted by who I become.
“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear”- BRIAN TRACY
Great men are not found on the field of pleasures, they are found under the tent of meditation. Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves and small people talk about people. I will keep quiet about what I know; I will not advertise my ignorance. I will talk when I have something to say, I will not talk because I have to say something. I will never express myself more clearly than I think.
“A man is ordinarily what he thinks he is, his character being the complete totality of his being”- ANONYMOUS
I am not discouraged; every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
“Don’t let life discourage you, everyone who get where he is had to begin where he was”- RICHARD L. EVANS
My speed in life is determined by the quality of information at my disposal. I am responsible for where I am due to the level of information I have.
“If you don’t get expose on time, you begin to decompose. To be expose is to be enthrone while to be unexposed is to be dethroned”- BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO
“The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best of information”- BENJAMIN DISRAELI
My dream will not come true until I wake up and work on it because ideas without actions are worthless. If I can dream it, then I can do it because God will never give a dream without the power to fulfill it.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”- ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
I will not think in terms of limitations, I will think in terms of possibilities. I will not worry when I am not recognized, but I will strive to be worthy of recognitions.
“Ask me not what my grandfather was, for I am more concerned with my grandson would be”- ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
I am God’s work in progress; I will make the purpose in my heart stronger than the pain in my body. There is no limit in what I can achieve in my lifetime. Giving up too soon turns trouble into tragedies.
I will not sell my tomorrow to buy today; it may be cheap now but costly later. I cannot be like everyone else and be an example; an example is always different/peculiar.
I will let the word I speak determine the company I keep because an eagle that mingles with chicken will one day forget how to fly. An eagle that keeps fellowship with vultures cannot fly at his peak; it is the way I behave that people will believe.
“Everyone is a genius, If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid”- ALBERT EINSTEIN.
Life ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine my values and goals. I will use all obstacles as a stepping stones to build the life I want.
Follow up article of “WHO AM I?”.