Remove the veil – Part 2
What exactly is success?
Zig Ziglar defined success as the maximum utilisation of your ability. This can only happen if you have truly discovered your ability. George Sweham said, “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”
The question is, do you really know who you were meant to be? This question can only be answered by understanding and knowing God’s mind for one’s life. You will always be a victim of what you don’t know.
Digging out the truth about your originality does not only set you free, but also makes you free. It is a task to embark on and discover the mystery of your difference. The psalmist said in Psalm 49:20 “Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.”
It is time to embark on the journey of knowledge and drink at this fountain and not just gargle it. Discovery is the power to recovery. To discover wealth, success and honour, it is received at the fountain of knowledge. Proverbs 24:3-5 has this to say, “Through skilful and godly wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established (on a sound and good foundation) and by knowledge shall its chambers (of every area) be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” (Amplified)
A wise man is strong and is better than a strong man, and a man of knowledge increases and strengthens his power. A man of strength is better than a strong man, knowledge gives strength, and it gives courage and determination to pursue gift.
Your difference is the real you. It is what makes you to be you and makes you to be you and make you an answer and a solution to your world. It is your uniqueness, the DNA of God in you for your success. It is what generates your dream. Man will applaud and honour you because of your difference. Your unique gift removes you from the circle of those that just exist and puts you amongst the great, those living and making a difference.
The place of understanding
King Solomon was one of the privileged kings to rule Israel. He lived in affluence, wealth and honour. His depth and great wisdom made him a sought-after in his days. 1 Kings 10:1, 4-7 “And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to approve him hard questions.
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon wisdom, and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
And she said to the king, it was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard”
What was his secret?
Solomon’s secret was in his difference. While others would ask for riches, wealth, or long life, he demanded for that, which is not commonly asked of, understanding 1 Kings 3:9-12 “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise unto thee.”
Because of this strange request from a mortal, other benefits of life, which he did not ask for, were added.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
In 1 Kings 3:13, His request was not only granted but in addition, he got what he did not consider to be most important to him.
“And I have also given thee that which thou has not asked, both riches and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee, all thy days” 1 Kings 3:13 (KJV)
Solomon’s request for understanding was strange for a young man of his days and even today. The supposed normal young man would have been quick to ask for power to kill his enemies, riches that others will know he wants in and out of life. But Solomon’s uniqueness made him ask for a different thing from others.
He chose the bedrock upon which the fulfilment of his life will be built.
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