Welcome to #InspireAfricaProject! While speaking at Inspire Africa Project Conference sometime ago, I told my friends that true success is not the number of cars you have, the number of houses you bought or built, the number of times you travelled to different nations, or the quality of jewelry you have. Real success is your ability to discover your God-ordained assignment and fulfill it. If you make all the money in this world and fail to discover your placement in life, your success is not complete.
In the next one hundred years, nobody will remember the kind of cars you bought, the kind of house you lived in, the kind of wrist watches you had, or the name of the nations you travelled to. The only thing people will remember in the future is the legacy you left behind. Am not against the acquisition of cars and houses and other stuff, but am saying that your number one desire should be to discover your assignment on earth and build your entire life around it. This story will show you why you’re presently miserable.
“When Debbie Macomber decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, she rented a typewriter, put it in the kitchen table, and began typing each morning after the kids went off to school. When the kids came home, she moved the typewriter and made dinner. When they went to bed, she moved it back and typed some more.
For two-and-half years, Debbie followed this routine. Supermom had become a struggling writer, and she was loving every minute of it. One night, however, her husband, Wayne, sat her down and said, “Honey, I’m sorry, but you’re not bringing in any income. We can’t do this anymore. We can’t survive on just what I make.”
That night, her heart was broken and her mind too busy to let her sleep, she stared at the ceiling in their darkened bedroom. Debbie knew- with all the responsibilities of keeping up a house and taking four kids to sports, church, and scout- that working forty hours a week would leave her no time to write.
Sensing her despair, her husband woke up and asked, “What’s wrong?” “I really think I could’ve made it as a writer. I really do.” Wayne was silent for a long time, then sat up, turned on the light, and said, “All right, honey, go for it.” So Debbie returned to her dream and her typewriter on the kitchen table, pounding out page after page for another two-and-half years.
Her family went without vacations, pinched pennies, and wore hand-me-downs. But the sacrifice and the persistence finally paid off. After five years of struggling, Debbie sold her first book. Then another. And another. Until Finally, today, Debbie has published more than one hundred books, many of which have become New York Times best-seller and three of which have sold for movies. Over sixty million copies of her books are in print, and she has millions of loyal fans.
And Wayne? All that sacrifice in support of his wife paid off handsomely. He got to retire at age 50 and now spends his time building an airplane in the basement of their 7,000-square-foot mansion. Debbie’s kids got a gift far more important than a few summer camps. As adults, they realized what Debbie gave them was far more important- permission and encouragement to pursue their own dreams.
Today, Debbie still has the dream she wants to fulfill- a television series based on her books, an Emmy Award, a number-one New York Times best seller. To accomplish them, she has a routine. She gets up every morning at 4:30, reads her Bible, and writes in her journal. By 6:00, she’s swimming in the pool. And by 7:30, she’s in the office answering mail. She writes between 10:00am and 4:00pm, and producing three new books a year with discipline and perseverance.”~Jack Canfield.
If Debbie agreed to her husbands genuine advise, she would have buried all that she accomplished in the cemetery. Dear friend, what is happening to your own dream? What is happening to your divinely ordained assignment? Have you allowed yourself to bury it? Have you allowed the quest for the acquisition of toys to kill and bury the greatness that is crying for expression on the inside of you?
I discovered few years ago that all of us were supernaturally wired for uncommon exploits. All of us are pregnant with greatness. What God buried on the inside of us are too big that, if you can discover it, and develop yourself to match what you discovered, and deploy it, the whole world will feel the heat of your impact! Your wealth is not far from you. In fact, your wealth is crying for expression on the inside of you.
God blessed all of us the very day He created each and everyone of us. He placed in us all the wealth we will ever need. He buried in us treasures that can turn us into news makers. Your provision is tied to your mission on earth. If a fish decides to fly, and a bird decides to swim, they will miss their provisions. They will struggle till they die. But the very day a fish returns to the water, and a bird returns to the sky, their needs will be waiting for them.
Dear friend, if you discover your calling, assignment, or talent, you will find out that it’s not too difficult to creat wealth. Order for some of my books like, The Untapped Treasures, Twelve Pillars of Financial Success, and Increasing Your Capacity for Exploits to learn how to discover your placement in life. Anne Frank said; “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” Zig Ziglar opined; “When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born.” Welcome to the world of unlimited possibilities! (If you’re living in and around Abuja, kindly check the handbill below. Your life is about to change drastically).
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