Principles of Success 29 Be the Star

Most people go through life like they are extras in the film of their life. They let the action happen around them, they let life happen around them. You need to make things happen, you need to act with some agency in your life. You need to change roles and get the results you should be getting.

The grace of God is on you for a great and wonderful life, a life of fruitfulness, peace, joy, kindness, abundance, life and goodness. A life where you are the solution to other people’s problems and make the world a better place.

But it really all starts with an attitude. If you are not happy with the results you are getting, you have to change your attitude. You have to decide where God wants you to go, and start walking there. Make some choices – have some agency in your life.

You can hear the extra attitude as it manifests in excuses. “I will start my business when the children have finished school, as soon as I sort this out, as soon as this happens, when I feel better”.

Listen carefully: if you resign as the decision maker of your own life and delegate decision making to circumstances, then all your dreams will die.

You need to be the star of your destiny. God put the power to choose life in your hands, so develop an attitude and start acting like the star of your destiny. It’s up to you to do it, to get it done. If you think you are at the mercy of what is going on around you, you will never have the attitude necessary to trust God, obey God and dominate this planet and do what you are called to do.

You have to be the one calling the shots. You have to be the one saying “I am doing to do this” and then you go and do it. It’s not a weak, wimpy, “I hope so”, it’s a strong action hero “I WILL DO THIS”

When you make that decision, everything changes. When you develop the attitude, I am going to walk in my destiny, and if Goliath gets in my way he will get a stone in my head, and if there is a sea in my way, I will split it, and if there is a lack and shortage, I will bless what I have, sow and reap and see miracles, because I am going to win – that attitude produces thoughts, images, words – and brings your destiny into manifestation and brings you into life and abundance and you end up doing what God designed you to do.

You have to make this decision – you have the power to walk in your destiny, no one else can do it for you. But most people never make that decision and live as extras on their own destiny.

Three things I would recommend all of you do.

  1. Write down your goals. Have a written goal. Whatever comes to mind. You know sometimes I get accused of carnal by setting material goals, but there are two truths that people need to realize. Firstly, money helps you get places and do God’s will. Secondly, money helps you learn how to believe and receive. You believing and receiving a new car or a new carpet – that will actually develop your faith to believe for healings, miracles, freedom, salvations, ministry. So just write what comes to mind. If nothing comes to mind, write down “I will have £10000 in savings by the end of 2023”. If you need to change the number, change it. It’s just something to help you learn how to walk in your dreams. Goals create dreams, dreams create reality.
  2. Tell people you trust what your goal is and ask for them to pray for you and believe in you!
  3. Stop blaming others, stop making excuses. I got a phone call today from someone blaming me for where his life is – no, I am only to blame for where my life is. They are to blame for where their life is. I know you had a rough childhood, but you are an adult now, and being an adult means you take responsibility and you be the star now. SELAH!

Principles of Success 28 How to Change Your Attitude

To get out of the flesh and in the Spirit, there are several things you can do. This one works really well:

  1. Write DOWN SEVEN THINGS that you are very thankful for. It is easier to start with things that are already manifest, but you can do it with things that are not yet manifest.
  2. Read the list over and over saying thank you to God until it starts to impact how you feel. I mean really feel thankful to God. Until your spirit (which is always grateful) starts to dominate your flesh (which is always ungrateful).
  3. If during this process, you start thinking of someone who are you ungrateful for or who gets on your nerves, thank God for them, forgive them, love them and add them to the list and fight your imagination to bring yourself to a place where you are grateful for them too. Don’t try and force yourself to think of someone, just if it happens, do this. Sometimes the person who gets on your nerves more than anyone is yourself. If so, thank God for you. Love yourself! Be grateful for you.

That’s it. Now when you shift attitude, don’t waste that you have done what it takes to be in the Spirit. Pray for people, read the Word, listen for guidance for your life, expect miracles.

Principles of Success 27 Never Stop Being Grateful

Grateful people win in life, ungrateful people lose. In 2 Timothy, Paul puts being ungrateful in the same list as being a boastful, proud, scoffing at God and disobeying your parents. It’s seen by the Word of God as a serious and life-damaging sin. We must do everything we can to be grateful. Being ungrateful for your life, your gifts, your ministry, your salvation, your pastor, your boss, your family, everything is very serious. Being grateful is a power that brings you into a new level of life.

Bob Proctor says that the first step to getting rich is to be grateful, and that the only way to be in harmony with God is to be grateful. The truth is that a good attitude is the most important way of doing everything you are designed to do, and the most powerful attitude is an attitude of gratitude.

If you are frustrated, depressed, flaky – then you cannot walk in your dreams, you cannot walk in your destiny, you cannot be a success – so change your attitude to one of gratitude. Start thanking God for every blessing you have! Everything comes back to the images in your mind, and we need the images of gratitude. It is impossible to have satan fill your mind with offenses and negativity if you are continually giving thanks to God. Nothing improves your attitude than gratitude!

What if you are giving thanks for someone then you remember that they have done something you don’t like? Forgive them. Release it, and focus on what you have to be grateful for.

Everything you have comes from God. Think about that until you are grateful. God is about to give you everything you desire. Think about that until you are grateful. Saying thank you to God is one of the most spiritual and loving things you can do.

I believe in my experience that ingratitude is the greatest factor in keeping someone in poverty. You have been given so many great gifts from God, but then you cut the connection to Him by failing to acknowledge the source of everything you have.

The more grateful you are the closer you are to God.

The closer you are to the God who gives you teh power to get wealth, the more wealth you will have.

Gratitude brings you closer to God. The more you consider that, the more you will realize how true that statement is. This is one of the greatest keys to success, learn it, and live it.

Principles of Success 26 An Example in Dreaming

I want to try and help you in the most practical ways on how to do what God has called you to do and be a success in life. Now, let’s use finances as an example, as it is universal. Let’s say it is January 20th and you need £10000 on January 31st. Maybe it is a debt you have to pay, maybe it is payroll for your staff, maybe it is rent for your business. In the natural, you have absolutely no idea where you are going to get £10000 from. You have £35 in the bank. And that is that.

How do you deal with a situation like that? Hopefully by now you realize the solution to this problem is in your imagination, but what do you dream, what do you think? What thoughts will solve this problem?

Most people do not try and solve that problem with imagination, they try and solve it with effort. Their first thought is “I will give it all I have and work hard” – but every second they are working hard they are worrying, they do not expect the money to come in, they are full of doubt and are battling fear.

The main image in their mind is what they do not want. Even if they are working hard to get away from that image, that image of poverty and lack is still the domination thought in their mind. Recognize that?

If the image in your mind is of lack, and you then reinforce that image by working hard out of fear and anxiety, then your image of who you are – someone who is in lack – will manifest, and by January 31st you will not have the money. The gauge is anxiety. If you are anxious, your imagery is wrong! You have to realize that the wrong images will affect your body – even making you sick.

So if that is not the approach, what is? You have nothing in the bank and 11 days to get it in our example. Firstly, let’s understand clearly the problem is not a lack of money. That is a symptom of the problem, the problem is a lack of knowledge. People are not destroyed through a lack of money, but a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4.6).

Now the first think you need to know is this: you can put whatever image you want in your mind, so why put an image of lack in there. Think something better than that. There is no excuse for a lack of knowledge because all the knowledge is out there. You can have an image of lack, so why not have an image of success. Start to imagine yourself with the money, start to see yourself paying that bill, start to see yourself with the money doing what you need to do to increase and walk in victory.

You could have less than £100 in the bank, but as soon as you can see the money in your mind, it will be there. You do not need to know where it is coming from, but you can form an image of it being there to the point where you are not worried about it.

Life is not what happens to you. It is what you see when what happens to you happens. The people who fail to be fruitful, it was not their circumstances, it was their image that was the problem. Hold the image of success in your mind and heart until there is no anxiety just peace. Keep it active in your mind, and that image in your spirit and soul will produce the money in your life and bank account. You have faith, you are a born again and have the power to see the invisible and do the impossible. You can walk in what most of the world, and most of the church sadly, say is impossible. You can go through the fire and not even smell of smoke, not even be anxious.

What image you hold in your mind is up to you. The choice is yours. It’s what we call free will. I get very concerned when people tell me that their life is out of control. It is entirely up to you to choose life and love and light. If you are in the dark, dying and feeling anxious, depressed and selfish, then you are the one who has the power to do something about it. Do not blame God – dream of what you want, expect it, image it, and it will manifest in your life.

Nothing else matters more than who you think you are in your heart. Are you the person who has the money in your heart, if so that is who you will be. Are you the person who has no money, working hard to get what you know you do not have, then that is who you will be.

Choose to be the dreamer. Choose to have the right image, and watch the harvest come in, watch your dreams come true. Focus on the right image, and the good will flow in your direction.

Now, this will work for anyone But that story is not a parable, it happened to me about three years ago, and I spent three hours praying in tongues, holding that image in my mind and heart, knowing that I had the money I needed. At the end of that time of prayer, I went to the gym, and by the time I was home, I had nearly £7000 come in within two hours. Within the next 48 hours, I was holding the money in my bank account that I held in my heart. That is how you walk in success.