Open Doors, a path to success or failure

In the midst of the hustle and challenges that we face in this season, there are opportunities that comes our way which set a precedence for how things will shape our lives for the future. There’s no need to be stressed about the future because opportunities can be doors to progress or retardation; this depends on how you choose to look at what’s before you. However, we are the determining factor that will cause us to succeed or fail. Please put first things first and leave the rest to God; He will determine what will succeed.

Jesus says “I place before you an open door that no man can shut.” Just think of the opportunities that is ahead of you in this new season. Think of the many blessings you are afforded coming into a new year with so much potentials. As we enter into this new year and a new season we will have to make up our minds to go through these doors that will lead to self connectivity and spiritual renewal.

Doors are built in different sizes because they represent different challenges and opportunities. However, we must be careful of the opportunities presented. If we fail to recognize the path to success, we can spend the rest of our life’s searching in regret. Opportunities lost is hard to regain! Procrastination we are told is the thief to time; therefore it is urgent when opportunities presents themselves we take up the challenges and go through the doors that are open to us.

The year is already started and well on it’s way. Soon we will hear the refrain, “where did it all go.” The question is, did you make use of the opportunities presented or are you still waiting for that so call right time to use the resources that you have been blessed with to fulfill your potential and make the commitment to an open door of self advancement? There no more time for procrastinating; now is the time for commitment and devotion to a cause that is greater than anything that has been a challenge in the pass. Determine to do something great. Make a difference by walking through the doors that are open to success. It does not matter how difficult it might seem, God will make a way if you are committed to him. By doing so we are assured of opening the door of success.


The power to influence

Peter was fed up with things as they were. He had a close relation and association with his boss but suddenly, he was gone, taken by a crowd of people who thought he was a traitor. After considering all his options he then made the decision to go back to his old stumping ground, the way of life he knew. He said to his friends, I️ am going fishing. They followed his lead without any question. They were in dismay and despair; their hope for salvation and a future of promises was taken and there was no one who could help, no one they could trust. They held on to anything which seemed a source of strength in moments of despair. They held to things which seems to be of help but that to leave them in a state of uncertainty. Peter was the influencer the one who had the power to control. He knew how to manipulate the situation twisting things for his own advantage.

In life we are constantly confronting situations that forces us to choose. Being in such place of challenge causes us to ask, where to do we go from here? Everyday and in some way, we are constantly being influenced by persons places or things. It might not be so obvious however, as we look at the facts the truth will be exposed. We are being influential by the media, things we see and hear, the places we go, the friends we keep etc. The desire for thing is the result of their influence on our lives. The call for us to spend what we do not have? We buy things we do not need. We are trapped with lifestyles we can’t afford all because of the things we see and seek after. The influence and the perception that guide our lives. However, we must choose the path we trod.

The power of influence can be a dysfunction a source for good or evil. It can turn a bad situation into positive result or a good situation into negatives. It can help to improve situation and circumstances which in turns can improve society, help us to gain self respect and change the world.

Let me try to define influence base on my research: It is the power to influence someone or something. When we have an influence on someone or something, they are changing a person or thing in some indirect but important way. I would like to ask a very simple question. How have you been influenced? Was it in a good or bad way? How has it affected you in your decision making? Did it leave any mark on your behavior or perception of others? How are you dealing with the residue that remains? As you look inwardly these are questions that only you can answer. Be gracious and kind but you must also be true to yourself with the answers you give!

There are differing aspects of influences. We have social influence: this can be psychological which is being exhibited in relationships; for instance, minority influence which affects the behavior or beliefs of the minority. You are also affected by what you see, the perception you have about your encounters. What influence you to buy the car or truck you buy. These are some of the thing that affects us daily; they do more to direct the decisions we make than we might want to admit.

I know that there are more we can discuss on this matter, but time will not allow me to state more. The fact is we are constantly being influenced in very significant ways. We might not be the person we are had it not been for the influences which surrounds us from day to day. In our rolls as Leaders everything we do is about influence, it is not just a title or something that is designated. God seek to influence humanity in doing the right things just as much as a mother or father extends their spheres of influences over their children. One more thing to consider; our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything that we do! Never forget the power of influence and the effects is has on our society!

The insignificant

There are moments in time when people, places and things have been overlooked because they are simple; it seems that they are of no value, their worth is not essential. No one give an audience or pays any attention, but their values lie within. Some things in life aren’t meant to glow or shine but they have the value of a diamond. Just like the pearl of great price, they are waiting to be discovered. However, these things or people are more important than we think, and they glow in the dark when no one is taking note. They are content to be on the side line waiting to be discovered. No matter how much we try we cannot exist without these insignificant things.

What are we talking about? Our bodies are made of many parts, we appreciate those areas that are seen but the ones that are not seen we ignore. Can you imagine the significance of the insignificant? The Bible speaks of the comely parts and the uncomely parts. However, they are just as important as the areas we magnify! Think about it the next time you want to discriminate. We are a part of the whole and are as important as the rest.

Look at the meaning of this word. (Insignificant) Too small or unimportant to be worth consideration. Unimportant, trivial, trifling or negligible. If these seems to be things that you have encounter, then you might be surprised to know that you are not alone. Everyday and in some way what is important is being ignored for what we think is of more significance. How tragic! This is what we encounter daily. The pearl of great price was buried until someone sought it and brought it to the forefront; now the thing that was unseen and without value is the most valuable.

On our jobs or places of business we are overlooked as not worth the while listening to then the moment come when only you have the answer to their dilemmas. You now become a reference when the perpetrators hit the wall of blockades not being able to think outside the box and having no place to go or no ideas of their own. What is it that causes us to act in this way? I wish I had all the answers, but I don’t. The significance of the insignificant.

The concept of the insignificant to me is an understatement of pride. That is what I think! When you think that the other person or things are unimportant because of what or who they are, that is pride. Even the body is a lesson of what it is to think this way. Our body is wonderfully made but there are parts that we would think is more important than the other. However, they are just as important. Stop look at yourself and then make a comparison of the different parts and you will see the significance of every part.

We like to use the words, insignificant other. I think it might be insulting to even consider knowing the true meaning of the words. When you are referred to someone as insignificant other, you are saying that they are not important, has no value or does not really matter. You only keep them around in the background for when all else fails. Whatever is important for you to get through the moment; when everything is going well push them back into the background again.

It does not matter who you are; where you came from or where you were born in Gods eye you are a pearl of great price that is worth fighting for. We the people are a significant breed with great value!

Give love a chance

Love is the language of life. It is the one thing the connects us and transcends race color or creed. True love knows no border or boundaries. It immerses humans into understanding, fellowship and cooperation. For centuries, we have been thought to love one another. This love was demonstrated by our leader ” Jesus Christ.” In retrospect, this love though practice by all in some ways, is yet to be demonstrated with the same passion and vigor as had thought us by the greatest lover of all. However, the times are changing and some has tried to turn our society a hub for hate. It is time to use our Human Resources in ways that helps to propagate the real meaning of love! It is time to look at the reflections we see in the mirror and ask the question, where do we fit in the realm of love.

As I started to write this blog, I did not perceive that there would be a moment when we would once again stop to reflect on the erroneous times that is gripping us once again. Humanity is on a spiral down in despair. Believe it or not the culprit is one with whom we are familiar. We do not want to think or call it what it is; we are surrounded by imps of destruction working overtime to create fear and confusion. We are a target society and a nation under siege. Satan is working overtime trying to destroy the very thing we believe in. Are we going to give in to the moments of despair or are we ready to fight the giant that is standing guard holding our territory waiting for us to self-destruct? However, the time is now and the place is here for us to give love a chance!

Changing times has eroded the principle of kindness and is being replaced with abuse, mistreatment and lack of care for our fellow man. We live in a world that has changed its perspective and has corrupted the meaning of love. The word love is no more a symbol of perfection but a thing immoral emotion; self-centered fulfillment. What has happened to the world we grow up in? It is a world of terror where those who want to control the masses is doing so in the name of God; at least that that’s what they claim.

Love can make a difference in our lives if we give it a chance to blossom. We were not born with hate; it is something we were thought as we grow into adulthood. Give love a chance to take us beyond the boundaries of limitation into uncharted regions of unlimited potentials and endless rivers of possibilities. Take the chance to uncover the hidden gems of human self-respect, gratitude and forgiveness. We live in the twenty first century but live like barbarians of the Stone Age. It is time to rise and give love a chance! The things we know about love will make a difference in our lives. We know that love is kind. Love is true and it is not easily provoked. So where has love done, where can we find love again? Where there is love it conquers hate and fear. Just like darkness cannot stand against light, so does love conquers hate and fear. The true meaning of love is the reason for God. He is ready to make a way if you would let! Why not try it now? Give love a chance!!


Words are unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation. Your words carry meaning, it can affect your situation; way of thinking or how you progress through life.  It is important we speak words that will help to create an atmosphere of love, blessings and peace of mind.  Isn’t it interesting the way words help to move us to take actions leading to success or failure?  Word carries power of life and death. It will make you or break you.  Whatever you do please leave a trail that will lead to future success by the words you speak.

Many times we take things for granted; we talk idly ignoring the consequence of our action then we are in situations wondering how I got there. These are the result of words spoken. Use your words to set goals, project a positive image and enter into covenant relation which will foster growth and development. Have you ever stop to consider that the world were formed by words? God spoke this universe into existence by his words. When we speak words kindly we spread blessings that helps to bring healing, love and comfort to others.

I came across these word from a song I have heard so many times but paid no attention to the lyrics until now. “The words I would say.” “Three in the morning and I’m still awake so I picked up a pen and a page. And I started writing just what I’d say if we were face to face. I’d tell you just what you mean to me Tell you these simple truths. Be strong in the Lord and never give up hope. You’re gonna do great things I already know God’s got his hand on you so don’t live life in fear forgive and forget but don’t forget why you’re here. Take your time and pray. These are the words I would say.”

A little prayer in the morning will release a positive and powerful atmosphere which helps to carry us through the day. We seek guidance and protection from those silent attack that comes against us daily: Fostered by the words we use. If you want to do great things, spread a message of hope and love!

In relationships we set the tone and mode for what will happen next. This can be with regards to the opposite sex or in making a deal. What we say can create more love; make us lose a contract or lose a job. All around us every day all we hear are words spoken. No wonder we get over whelmed. Don’t let words take a negative impact on you. Shake off depression and fear that is spread through negative attack. Let your word be used for healing and restoration.

We have entered into a season of words; a time when everyone will make a choice base on being convinced by the words of the one they wish to follow. While this is inevitable the choices we make will set the stage for what will happen in the years ahead. Will it be empty promises or words that will motivate us to change and share in the good which will follow? The dilemma is real because we do not know where we are heading. Money and power should not be a cause; let good reasoning and the ability to listen to your inner voice lead you in the right direction. Remember words have power but it is only effective when you let it take control.


The Ant Generation

The ant is among the smallest creäture that is in existence today yet it is the one that is most wise. One that we can look at as we develop a vision for the future. This is not debatable because the evidence is all around us; all we have to do is see this tiny creäture at work. Take a look with me and see the awesomeness of this creäture and compare it to this generation and see the results!

I will stop for a moment and look at the Proverbs for some admonition. Solomon was the wisest king who ever lived. He talk to his son about the dangers that awaits him if he determines to neglect the instruction of his father or mother. He once said to him you are snared by the words of your mouth. Therefore when you come into the hands of your friend go humble yourself and deliver thyself from the hand of the hunter.

What does this have to do with the Ant Generation? The question is, how do you see yourself in lite of the trends that are consuming this generation and the fashion statements that are being made? How do you keep up with what’s going on?  Solomon is saying to us: Go to the Ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: There are lessons to be learned if we would give attention to the smallest creäture with a big agenda.

Looking at the Ant we see that they have no guide, overseer, or ruler. They provide their meat in the summer, and gather her food in the harvest. How do we stack up? Are we holding out our hand waiting for someone to give us help or do we get up and get to work to fulfil our purpose and worth? The question to this generation is, how long will you sleep you sluggard, when will you rise up out of your sleep?

Certainly this is not bashing, I am shedding some light on the one thing that we so often neglect in our pursuit for greatness and a secure future. Consider this, the Ant have no ruler and yet they work together for one common cause. No one is trying to usurp authority over the other, they don’t even have a guide yet they are making progress when it comes to unity and building a future they all can depend upon.

How do we mobilize this generation to adapt the structure and leadership capabilities of an Ant? As a generation drifting in the sea of dissolution, it is time to pull together for the cause of humanity and form a human bond that transcends culture race or creed. Stop for a moment and learn from that creäture so small and insignificant that many time we think it nothing to step on them, exterminate them charging them with destroying the thing we hold dear. However hard we try, they are resilient always coming back with greater forces.

Creatures of earth we can form a colony, create a guide and become overseers of our destiny! It is time to march, confront the evils of the time we live in. Because you might be the smallest and simplest does not mean that you are weak. When you form a colony you become strong because you are now multiples of many; that’s how the Ant makes progress. Watch them as they call for help to get the task accomplish; they do not fight each other, they combine their efforts to carry out the goal. It is time for us creatures of earth to become part of the Ant generation.

Consider this: Ant societies have division of labor, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems. Have you ever thought of this? Their ability to exploit resources have caused them to be in conflict with human society. We never seems to see the importance of the Ant and so because of this we tend to call for the exterminator while destroying the very creäture sent to help us cope with the conquest of mother earth. However Ants perform many ecological roles that are beneficial to humans, including the suppression of pest populations and aeration of the soil.

Leaders of this Ant generation let us come together helping to navigate the course and the direction we take as we mobilize the masses to take action for a brighter future where we all live as one under the umbrella of love in a society of trust without social unrest. Now is the time for corporation not competition. As an Ant generation a people of hope and future possibilities let industriousness play a role among us as we cultivate society to take on the responsibility of togetherness amidst social unrest. Are a part of the Ant Generation?

Just What Are You Saying?

It is incredible to think that for more than eight and a half billion years this universe has been in existence without us realizing that the environment has lost its most important elements and are now rotating in the wrong direction. It has fast become a myriad of social injustice and behavioral malfunction that causes the essence of belonging to overtake the vision for scientific advancement.  With this said, I am just trying to grab your attention to the effect of words spoken or words written. Thou it sound very sophisticated the question is, Just what am I saying?

Words are important; it is all we hear every day. We become over whelmed by what we hear; words have the power to create an environment that will change the course of history. Your words create impressions. It says something about the one speaking. It is often misunderstood, ridiculed and ignored; as a result it creates barrier to wholesome dialogs.

Words carefully chosen will do wonders: they will get folks caring about the things we care about, crying with emotions or laughing senselessly at jokes meant to cheer us up. The power of words can make us fall in love; soothe our aching hearts. Trades are made through contracts and persuasion. It is the way we reach out to those we target when we want to accomplish our goals. The power of words can build friendship or tear down emotions resulting in the creation of enemies; it can change the world and the course of history.

In light of this knowledge, have you ever asked yourself; just what am I saying? It is time to stop and think; it’s time to evaluate! The word says, “The power of life and death is in the tongue.” It is time to speak life not just to your neighbors but also to yourselves. Consider what you have said for the past year. Look at the result of what you have planted! Does it even bother you that what is happening in your life or relationship is a direct result of your own words? So I will ask once again: Just what are you saying?

I know this might be a strange topic to think about but it is something we all have to face every day. Remember the time when your confidence was at its peak? You spoke to yourself because you had a goal in mind; you could envision yourself accomplishing that goal. Why was it so? You spoke life into your situation and things happened. It might have surprised you but you spoke it and it came to pass. This was the power of words spoken.

Can I challenge you to think for a moment about the power of words? This world with all of its beauty was created with words. God said, Let there be light and it was so. He created this earth by speaking words and His words came to life and set things into motion. Similarly He has given us that ability to change our direction and to make a difference. Speak words of power over your situation and watch the result of the words you have spoken!

Do you remember that old adage: “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can do me no harm?” Now that you have grown and reflect on the pass and what words have done: what do you think? Words create fear, anger, hurt and it makes you sad. Don’t be manipulated by words work through the clutter and speak over the voices of hurt and fears.

It is incredible what words will do. You can take control of your destiny just by transforming your vocabulary; change the quality of life which in turn affects your environment. Don’t be a sadder (I don’t know if there is such a word but just remember that I made it up) or you will make everyone sad. Be a joy and a lightning rod and watch a fire of delight burn around you and the ones you associates with.

Finally I will stir your mind to think of the situation of Joseph when he was in prison in Egypt. Because of the words of one who sought to control his destiny he was placed into the prison cell; he did not lose hope. He continued to dream of the day when he would be release however that day seemed far away. Through providence he spoke into the lives of his cell mates and was eventually forgotten. His words stood the test of time when one day it was his time to speak again. He spoke life into dead situation and was placed into the highest position of power in the land. Those who did not want to hear him came bowing and begging all because of the power of words.

Please do not fail to realize that words have the power to create and affect attitudes, behavior, and perception. Therefore I will say to, words have meaning, but it has no power unless the perceived mental state of an individual gives power to the words spoken and is being been heard. I will say sticks and stones can break my bones but words can do great harm! Speak words of life and watch as things and situations transform.