SUCCESS AND ANSWERED PRAYER
When you’re really confused, worried or don’t have a clue what to do, don’t let panic or worry guide your decisions. Relax for a minute and let God work. You’ll be amazed at the insight you get from waiting on God instead of striving to find answers on your own. Before you make any decision read Philippians 4:11-13. It’s a great Scripture. “For I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want. I can do all things in him who strengthens me.” Don’t always react on your first impulse – instead, meditate on what God would want from you and realize that He is in control. You’ll be able to see His hand working in just about any situation when you take a step back and realize it’s not your plan, but His. If you’re a dreamer, you also need to be a doer to achieve God’s best in your life. You need to dream big dreams, but have to also put your faith into action. The Bible tells us “faith without works is dead.” Whatever part of life needs an extra input of God’s blessings, continue to sow seeds of encouragement, hope, faithfulness and live a disciplined life. When you are faithful in doing that, God will reward your diligence and you will reap your harvest of Success.
- In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. Psalm 138:3
- Behold, the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder, where the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. James 3:4-5
- Blessed is the man honours and fears the Lord and who takes pleasure in obeying God’s commandments. He will succeed in everything he does and overcome overwhelming setbacks. Future generations of his, who walk uprightly and trust in the Lord, shall also be blessed. Psalm 112:1-2
- Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6
Business & Sales Tips
- All times are challenging times for professional salespeople – not just the downtimes or times of recession. But remember, the same downtimes are equally challenging for your sales prospects and customers and probably just as challenging for your competitors. Everyone and everything is susceptible to the ups and downs of selling.
- In real estate, it’s location, location, location. In business it’s differentiate, differentiate, differentiate – Robert Goizueta
- In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield – Warren Buffett
- Luck is not chance; it’s toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned – Emily Dickinson
· Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only for wallowing in – Katherine Mansfield
- He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year – Leonardo da Vinci
AMBITION – 1 Thessolonians 4:11-12 – Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
AMBITION – Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
ANGER – Ethesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Proverbs 22:24-25 – Do befriend a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. Psalm 37:8 – Refrain from anger; turn from wrath; do not fret – it leads to evil.
ANGERED – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7,13 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, or boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, or self-seeking, it is not easily angered, or keep record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. Though the greatest of gifts are faith, hope and love, the greatest of these is love. Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Psalm 36:7-8 How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.
ANSWER – Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
ANSWERED PRAYER – John 14:14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
ANXIETY – Phillipians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every-thing, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
ANXIOUS – Proverbs 12:25 – An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
Time is the most valuable assets God has given us. There are only 24 hours in a day, and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. Are you spending time with God daily and investing in relationships with family and friends? God wants you to live a focused, disciplined life, full of purpose and hope. Start each day asking the Lord what He would have you to do there is no limit to what you can accomplish. God promises to take you places you’ve never dreamed possible and you will experience a more abundant life than you ever imagined.
This Article is by Peter Collins – In a sales career spanning more than 53 years, Peter Collins has focused on helping and bringing out the best in others – whether it involves training or mentoring salespeople, managers, business consulting to SME’s. Since the 1970’s Peter has built a reputation as a Nationally and Internationally Published author, and has 68 business books to his credit, but he is mainly known for one book based on the Audio Tape series of the same name, Over 50 Ways of Closing the Sale. Peter had his first book published in 1969 and now has over 133 books in all, including Business, Marketing, Sales, Free Publicity, Body Language, Music and over 30 Christian books to date. Peters books have sold over 2.5 Million copies of his books over 49 years. In his personal life, Peter has been sought after as an encourager and motivator that has given of his time and talents freely despite his busy schedule. Subsequently, he has assisted churches, pastors, community and charity groups, as well as individuals through his teaching, training, development and on-going mentoring.
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