On The Path Of Winners
BY BAYO OGUNMUPE
How To Attract Prosperity From God
HE who soweth sparingly shall reap sparingly and he who soweth bountifully shall also reap bountifully. Every man according to the purpose in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. Indeed, being enriched in everything to all bountifully – which causes all to be thankful to God.
The above has been paraphrased from Apostle Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians. It amplifies the way God says you can please Him in order for you to attract prosperity to yourself. And God is able to make every favour and earthly blessing come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need, be self-sufficient – possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation.
We attract whatever we think about the most whether good or bad. So if you want to be prosperous, think only of prosperity and surround yourself with prosperous and like minded people. When Barrack Obama was running for U.S. presidency, he simulated himself U.S. President by hiring a plane and travelling to the Group of eight richest nations whose leaders were meeting in London at the time. And his dream came true. He won the subsequent election to become the 44th president of the United States.
The first step is for you to know what you want. Then you envision yourself becoming that person or occupying that office and attaining that goal. Put up the picture of the exact former occupant of that position as your model, like putting up in your room, the picture of Wole Soyinka if you desire to win the Nobel prize in literature. The law of attraction will attract those people who can help you to you, when you act in that way.
Thereafter, you must not have the slightest doubt in your mind as to whether you will achieve it. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. First, you conceive by visioning your goal, secondly you believe, then you attain by achieving it. You do not need to figure out how you are going to achieve it. Don’t seek to control the outcome, just do the necessary visioning and with blind faith and prayer, you will win. If it is a business, you must write out a business plan and if a leadership goal, create your game plan. You will put your game plan into action until you attain your goal.
Other measures that will help you include: discretion. Loose lips sink ships! ‘‘Discretion will preserve you,” Prov. 2:11. Being discreet means having the ability to keep sensitive information private-including things you may have heard years ago. ‘‘He who is trustworthy conceals a matter,” Pro 11:13. Divulging what you know about other people’s problems may make you feel good momentarily, but afterwards it has a predictably negative impact on your relationships. Thus, you get a reputation of being a person that cannot be trusted. My solicitor, Dr. Kolawole Balogun, Nigeria’s first Minister of Information once advised me: ‘‘If your lips would keep from slips, observe these things: of whom you speak, to whom you speak, how you speak, when and where, then leaders will delight in keeping you company.”
As you give cheerfully and generously, Jehovah who delights in being called by his personal name, will cause every blessing to come to you. He wants you to be able to give to others, which is why He empowers you with prosperity, so that people can meet their needs through you. Therefore, God will multiply your resources for giving. This is the reason why Bill Gates continues to top the list of the wealthy in the world despite his endless munificence via his donations through his Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.
We have been enunciating the laws of prosperity according to the hundred fold return as taught by the Bible book of Mark in Chapter 10. Now let us examine what Jesus taught in Mark. Here, Jesus gave us the parable of the sower, where Christ espouses the first and greatest of rules, the rule of faith, that by believing God by faith, which cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Acting on God’s words brings results. By acting quickly on Jehovah’s word as quickly as you act on the words of your doctor, you attain success. Faith goes into action by causing the laws of the world via the spiritual realm to bring results as you desire.
There are businessmen who have given great sums for charity, but don’t know how to receive from God. The best way to receive gifts from God is to invest in the ministry of finance. Men are being called today by God into the ministry of finance as Scriptures refers to the ministries of helps and governments as in 1 Corinthians 12:28. These men work through professionals. If you want to invest in the stock market, you go to the stockbroker, if you want to invest in newspaper publishing, you go to the journalist, such as the way to invest and attract prosperity from Jehovah. You have to prosper others before you become prosperous.
Our champion for today is Philipp Scheidemann, the German Social Democratic politicians who, without party or government authorization, in November 1918, made the Weimar Republic of Germany a fact by proclaiming it from the balcony of the Reightag (the German Parliament). He later became the republic’s first chancellor. Philipp Scheidemann was a journalist and from 1903 a member of Parliament for Social Democratic Party. Scheidemann joined the majority of his party in supporting Germany’s participation in World War I.
Toward the end of the war, he was made minister without portfolio in the last imperial cabinet (October 1918). Although his party had planned to support a constitutional monarchy in Germany, Philipp’s proclamation of a republic, made in the face of leftist uprisings, was irreversible. From November 1918 to February 1919 he served on the six-member ruling council of the republican government. After serving as chancellor (February to June 1919) of the Weimar Republic, he resigned rather than assenting to the Versailles Treaty which ended the First World War. Subsequently, he served as the mayor of his birthplace, Kassel (1920-25). As an outspoken critic of the reactionary parties, an attempt to assassinate him in 1922 miscarried. When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, he fled to Copenhagen, Denmark where he died in November 1939. Philipp taught us that by being discreet and courageous, we can become heroes. He single handedly made Germany a republic.