On The Path Of Winners
By Bayo Ogunmupe
The Nine Laws Of Supply
HUMAN life is guided by nine divine laws that predict the outcome of every action. So as to reap the benefits of these laws and avoid the penalties of disobedience, you must know what they are. Whether you acknowledge the laws or not, they are in operation. Right now they are either working for you or working against you, depending on which side of the equation you presently stand.
Certainly, the condition you are now represents the outcome of the way in which you have applied those laws in your affairs to date. Moreover, your future depends on how you are applying these laws right now. These laws have been decreed by Jehovah and are eternal. Since you cannot alter them, your best option is to obey them. If you apply these laws judiciously, your life will be enriched and you will gain all of your heart’s desires. These laws are self-enforcing and you violate them at your own peril. As laws governing abundance, obeying them enables you to secure the plenitude of provisions from the Almighty.
The first of these laws is the law of creation. This law of creativity and of thought states that visible things are made out of the unseen. It is encapsulated in “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” This law shows that everything needed by man has been created. Thus, all you need was belief and desire for your needs to materialize for your use. This law propelled Henry Ford to create the family car; Thomas Edison to invent the light bulb and Sir Timothy Berners-Lee to create the World Wide Web.
The law of harvest is the second law of supply. This is the law of sowing and reaping. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For every effect, there is a specific cause. Conversely, for every cause, there is an effect. For every harvest you desire, you must sow a seed. Since only the seed we have control over, we must ensure we sow the seed in keeping with the harvest we desire. “Where there is no vision the people perish,” Proverbs 29:18. If you want a secure and just country, elect visionary leaders. Until a cause is changed, this law works in perpetuity, in a never ending cycle. That means if causes of Boko Haram are not removed, insecurity will continue for ever, like the war between Palestine and Israel.
Third law of Supply is the law of Reproduction. It is also known as the law of multiplication. This law states that every seed has within it, the capacity to multiply once planted. Thus, every seed produces a multiplicity of itself. A seed can produce thirty-fold, sixty-fold, a thousand fold, depending on the faith of the sower. Whatever we sow, good or bad, the harvest will come back to us in abundance. Also embedded in this law is the masculine and feminine gender and their interdependence thereof.
Thus you need others in order for you to accomplish your goals. This law also states that every seed has a gestation period, that in time it will be harvested. Every seed – thoughts, goals, ideas and other invisible forces of emotion and desire, has an incubation period before manifesting physically or materially. That creates the basis for perseverance while working on the achievement of a goal.
Four, this law of Opposites states that everything has an opposite, that there are always two sides to a thing. As Apostle Paul put it, “When I would do good, evil is present with me.” No matter how bad a situation is, there is always a seed of goodness attached to it. Whenever a bad thing happens, look for the good in it. That is how you can ride out of it. By constantly looking for the good you desire in a situation, you profit from it.
Five, this is the law of Reciprocity, this means you should “do unto others, as you would want others to do unto you.” The good you do to others you will gain in return. That may not come from the same source or be immediate, but certainly you will receive good in return. But the evil you do will surely return to you as well. Wrongdoers will always have their reward.
Six, the law of seasons, it expresses that for everything there is a season. It implies that while things may go wrong, it is your reaction to them that determines their impact on your life. The law of Attraction is the seventh law of Supply. It says we attract into our lives the people and situations that are in harmony with our own thoughts and feelings. It is also known as: “birds of a feather flock together.”
Humans are thought – magnets, as we send our thoughts as vibrations into the universe. In the same way, the thoughts of others are being constantly sent back to us. We perceive these exchange of thoughts as feelings. It is your obligation to replace negative thought forms with positive ones so as to stop them from spiraling into bad events. Eight, the law of Comparison is the eighth law of Supply. This law states that nothing is big or small, fast or slow unless it can be compared with another thing. This law shows everything is relative. It means everyone you meet is either better off than you are, or worse off, in any given variable. The proper response is to be grateful to God for whatever situation you are in, and decide to improve your life based on your own desires rather than on pressures from others. Find motivation and success from others rather than competing with them.
Finally, the law of Harmony is the ninth law of supply. This law guides the consistency of the other eight laws. It states that all the laws work in unison with one another. If you use these laws collectively, you will notice significant changes in your situation, causing a quantum leap in your circumstances. Thus, if you are changing from your current situation or condition and moving into a new one, unless there is a continuous and rapid movement in the new direction, there is an automatic tendency for the former state or condition to be restored. Which is why a short-term application of these laws may produce only short-term benefits. Therefore, success may only be attained by a continuous, unbroken application of these laws.
The practice of those laws will give you the winning edge in all situations. And your mastery of them will become your arsenal in the march towards the accomplishing of your life goals. When you organize your life and business according to these laws, you begin to gain advantage over all your competitors.
Our champion for today is Cornelius Vanderbilt, the American shipping and railway magnate who acquired a personal fortune of more than one billion dollars in the 18th century. Born in May, 1794 in New York State, U.S., Cornelius was the son of an impoverished farmer and boatman. Cornelius quit school at age 11 to work on the water front. In 1810, he bought his first boat with borrowed money, using the boat to ferry passengers from Stalen Island to New York City.
Vanderbilt expanded his ferry services following the U.S. war in 1812. In 1818, he sold his boats to work for Thomas Gibbons as steamship captain. In 1829, he started his own steamship company. By cutting fares and offering unprecedented luxury on his ships, he gained ascendancy and control of the traffic, becoming a millionaire by 1846.
The following year he formed a company to transport passengers and goods from New York to San Francisco via Nicaragua. With enormous demands owing to the gold rush of 1849, Vanderbilt’s firm proved a huge success. By the 1850s, he had turned his attention to railways. By 1873, he was able to offer the first rail service from New York to Chicago. Although never interested in philanthropy, he gave one million dollars to the Central University in Nashville which was later renamed Vanderbilt University.
In his will, he left $90 million to his son William Henry Vanderbilt, $7.5 million to each of William’s four sons and a paltry sum to his second wife and his eight daughters. He succeeded in building one of the wealthiest and most prominent families in the United States. He died in January 1877, in New York City, United States.