Revolution Part 4
Every notable lasting change begins with dissatisfaction of your present level, which leads to a decision to do something. Some people are quick to start off and are also quick to pack up. The cure to this is DETERMINATION – the third stage to revolution.
“And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the Lord, and an house for his Kingdom,”11Chrnicles 2:1.Solomon determined to build the house of God and he made history that is not repeated. He built a house called Solomon’s temple after his death and even after Christ’s second adventure. He remains the wisest and richest then, now and forever. Determination sparks a revolution.
Determination means firmness of purpose, it is resoluteness. Scientifically, determination is the process of establishing something exactly, typically by calculation or research.
This means that before you determine to undertake a course, you must count the cost. You need to settle down and weigh the pros and cons, do a scripture calculus of your course of action.
“And he came to himself … I will arise and go to my Father …” Luke 15:17,18.
• Determination is the product of thinking through to breakthrough.
In law, determination is a judicial decision. It is an authoritative decision of a Judge. When you settle issues with the settled law of God, you can arise in the arm of authority and be determined to win.
“Forever Oh Lord, thy word is settled in heaven,” Psalm 119:89.
Archaically, determination is the tendency to move in a fixed direction. That is concentration. Life is not hocus-pocus but Focus. The more focused you are, the faster you go.
Let me end the definition by looking at the etymological meaning of determination. Determination is from the Latin noun DETERMINATIO from the verb DETERMINARE from where we get the English word determine. The Latin perspective of determination is an authoritative opinion.
When your opinion is backed up by an authority, especially from the revelation of God and His word, you are sure to stir a revolution.Determination, like inspiration, is most effective, when it is personal. I am talking of an inward motivation, based on your provocation and or revelation.
“But I determined this with myself that I would not come again to you in heaviness,” 1Corinthians 2:2.
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