Life Success Notes

Scriptural views on prosperity

Coming to Terms with Life

I want to continue exploring what the Bible says about mastering your life. I believe in the Bible and I believe it has the power to change lives. I am putting my life forward. I want to change. Religion however is something else. It has caused more heartache and problems, including wars, than anything else that has existed in the world. I love the Bible but hate religion. I love and appreciate many things about the Bible and Christianity because the Bible is a book that makes sense. Christianity is a faith that can be tested. It is built on truth. It is built on evidence. It is built on prophecy. It is built on fact.

bible There are many life mastery programs out there. I am researching the Bible because I believe the other programs fall short on principles. I believe it is impossible to reach your full potential without a complete belief on the Bible and the God of the Bible. Everything around us testifies to a creator God. Any intelligent person has to acknowledge the presence of a Creator God. Look around you. Look at everything in our universe how orderly it is. Look at all the laws that govern every single aspect of our universe.

Look at the watch on your arm. The watch did not come by existence by itself. It came into existence by organised intelligence. Some form of intelligence, a human one. Suppose the watch has a hundred parts in it. Take the parts and disassemble them. Put the parts in a box. You can shake the box for a hundred billion years and the watch parts will never assemble themselves into a smooth working watch. That is correct. Now that is a simple watch with a hundred parts.

Consider now our entire universe. Think about how well the different parts of the universe work together, in perfect harmony. Look at all the laws that are fixed and govern everything. Look at yourself. The image of God. As God created you. Your own internal world. Your ability to love and be loved. Your ability to reproduce someone else just like yourself. That is not the result of random chance. It cannot be. There is all kinds of evidence that there is a Creator God and this God has an incredible plan for your life.

In fact can I know this God? Can this God make an overall difference in my life. Can God make a difference in my overall success and achievement in life? The answer is an absolute YES. I want to tap into this source of power that I have only had a glimpse of before. God’s power is limitless. There is no end to the power that can come into our lives when we connect to God, in a relationship with Him.

weightsuccess Most people go through life powerless. Completely powerless. Which is easier to be good or to be bad? The typical answer is BAD. Is it easier to be positive or negative to life? Always the typical answer is negative. Is it easier to do wrong or to do what is right? It is easier to do wrong. Is it easier to be a failure or a success? Easier to be a failure. Why is it easier to be bad, negative, to do wrong and to be a failure? Why? What is the cause? It boils down to a simple three letter word. SIN.

Sin is the single most detrimental thing there is in the world to destroy your life. Sin is the greatest enemy to your success and achievement in life. Sin is the most debilitating emotion that people feel on a daily basis. Sin brings on feelings like guilt and shame and anger and defeat. Sin destroys yourself worth. It destroys your relationships. It can be devastating to your finances. It will ruin your health. Sin is the underlying root cause of all our poverty and inability to live lives of success and power. This is an absolute Bible fact. Inside of everybody in our societies there is a desire for something better in our lives. Everybody wants more happiness. Everybody wants more money in their life. Everybody wants a better marriage and fulfilling relationships.

You are reading this because there is a desire in you to have a better life, to achieve more, to master things in your life. Everybody has that desire. Where does that desire come from? Who put that desire in you? How does it exist? What does the Bible tell us? God. God put that desire in you. It is my Creator who actually put that feeling in me. God has created every single one of us as human beings of unlimited potential. Unlimited greatness and unlimited power. Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly”. And God knows that the single most damaging element in my life to keep me from achieving that success and that power is the thing called sin. The good news is that God knows how to get rid of sin and put in its place the unlimited power that will live in my life.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

Get daily inspiration at Prophetic Verses.

Joseph Walter Brown

July 15, 2008 Posted by | Biblical Success, Dreams, Mind, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Steps to Success

God has made me in His image. He has placed in me unlimited power, unlimited potential. What do I have to do to achieve this? There are 5 steps that I must adopt in my life to begin achieving success.

1. Decide to follow God and Bible principles.

2. Decide what you want out of life in every single area.

3. Take specific actions to achieve your purpose and goals.

4. Monitor your results consistently.

5. Be adaptable, make necessary changes, and role model.

thinking womanStep 1. Decide what you want out of life in every single area. This is fundamental. Maybe you have never given God a chance in your life. I am going for this. God has to be in my life.

Step 2. Decide what you want out of life in every single area. Life everlasting. My debts paid. A good marriage. A happy home. Money must not control my life, I must control money. A successful business life, apbGlobal, Success University, the best of Zambia,, Prophetic Verses, my list is long. Decide for yourself reader. Most people wander through life not knowing what they really want. They settle for far less than they are capable of achieving. Your beliefs, everything, must be decided. When that happens life begins to move towards your targets in life. You cannot hit a target until it is in place. You have to know what the target is. Your brain is then activated and has something to work towards. One thing common about all successful men and women. They were clear about what they wanted in life.

Step 3. Take specific actions to achieve your purpose and goals. Most people never get to this point because they spend their time whining. “I don’t know about that. What if I fail? Maybe someday.” Someday never comes. “Maybe I’ll win the lottery tomorrow.” Someday is right now. The road to Someday leads to the town Nowhere. I have decide that I am not going to be anything less than what God has created me to be. I take specific action to improve my life every day. Take one area of life, maybe the physical area, the financial area, the emotional area, the spiritual area, whatever. Take one thing a day and concentrate on that for one day. And improve it 1%. The following day took another area and improved it 1%. The following day you take your emotional life and improved it 1%. How much would you be able to do over a year – 365% improvement. Think of how life would be if it improved 1% a day for a year. That is a thousand % improvement in 3 years. Losers are people that make excuses for not investing in themselves. Improving their minds and lives. “I can’t afford it.” Losers have money for beer. Losers have money for cigarettes. Losers have money for cable television. They have money for football tickets. Money for everything except for investment in their own minds. There are worthy poor and it is our privilege to help them. However there are people who can change their circumstances but don’t. Losers have time for 60 hours of television a week. They have time for parties, they have time for sports and everything except time to improve themselves. Ignorance is one of the greatest enemies of mankind today. In modern society ignorance is self inflicted and inexcusable. Reader you have taken a step to improve or you would not be reading this. It is going to pay dividends for now and for all eternity.

Step 4. Monitor your results consistently. I ask myself if what I am doing is working for me. Am I learning from my mistakes for I certainly make many mistakes.

life of success Step 5. Be adaptable, make necessary changes, and role model. People quit after they fail once or twice. I am learning to make failure my friend. I harness failure. Failure motivates me to attain a greater life of success. Another important choice in life that speeds self development is role modelling. This is following the example of other successful people. If you want to achieve weight loss follow the example of people who have achieved success in weight loss. If you want to achieve financial success role model people who have achieved financial success. If you want a great spiritual life then role model people like Jesus Christ. Anything you want in life role modelling really speeds up the process. Success and achievement always leaves clues. Pick up those clues step by step and then progress is accelerated. It is faster to learn from others than it is to learn from yourself and have to make all those necessary mistakes. There is a trap we often get into by thinking that knowledge is power. No, knowledge by itself is not power. Knowledge is only potential power. The other trap is the intelligence trap. People say to themselves that they have been to college, they have a degree, therefore I know everything. Their lives are not open to learn anything new. We tell our children all the time that if they don’t get good grades they are never going to be successful. This is not true. Exhaustive research has been done on this subject. There is absolutely no correlation whatsoever in having good grades and having success in areas of life like – mental, spiritual, financial and everything else. No correlation at all. You do not have to be intelligent to be successful. Three quarters of America’s millionaires have less than average intelligence.

woman-on-beach Some people say you have to go to college to become intelligent. That is not true also. The majority of the most successful people in every area of life have never spent a single day in college. Fifty three percent of the college graduates in America are working for people that have never finished high school. I believe education is absolutely important. I believe in higher education. That is a very important part of life. Many people go to school, go to college , get a degree, even a PhD after their name and then they think they are going to be successful. There are millions of people all over the world that have high degrees, have high knowledge but their marriage is a disaster. There are people with a PhD after their name, but they are poor, they are broke. There are people that are well educated and are secure in their professions but they cannot master their emotions. They do not know how to master their bodies they are completely out of shape. Lord have mercy on me. If you want success in every area, physically , mentally , spiritually, in everything, in every area of your life do not get into the intelligence trap. Get to the state where you can say I am going to do all that God requires of me. I will follow all the Bible principles. The most powerful person in the world is the one who has achieved totally high and great education but also has mastered the principles of the Bible and lives a life of success and achievement. With that combination you have an incredibly powerful combination.

I thank God for the power He has already given me to live a life of all power. I claim this as a promise from God as a fact already taking place in my life. I believe with all my heart that God has given me all power.

John 1:12 NLV

He gave the right and the power to become children of God to those who received Him. He gave this to those who put their trust in His name.

Proverbs 16:3 NIV

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

Get daily inspiration at Prophetic Verses.

Joseph Walter Brown

July 9, 2008 Posted by | Biblical Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Changing My Behaviour

The solution to every problem we have in life is to change our human behaviour. We do not have a drug problem in the world. We have a human behaviour problem. Teen age pregnancy is not the result of viruses floating around in the universe. Teenage pregnancy is the direct result of a specific human behaviour. If we want to achieve a life of success and power we have got to change all of our human behaviour. All the problems I have in my life, all the problems we have in society, all the problems we have in marriage, all the problems we have with our governments, these all boil down to human behaviour. I realise this. I can change. There are steps that I can take. There are actions that I can take. In our homes, in our churches, in whatever situation we can change and I want to learn how.

Mastery, self mastery comes from taking daily actions. Improve one thing. Improve 1% of your life. Through these small changes and accepting responsibility and recognising that it is my human behaviour that is responsible for everything in my life I can move my life forward in powerful ways. I am going to look at scripture here.

Proverbs 3 :21-23

“Have two goals, wisdom – that is knowing and doing right – and common sense. Don’t let them slip away, for they will fill you with living energy, they will keep you safe from defeat and disaster and from stumbling off the trial.”

businessThese are two things that can begin to move my life in a very powerful way. A consistent weakness that I have is that I do not control the power of my focus and my will. Most of us focus on the negative. “ I don’t feel good. Why do bad things always happen to me? Why am I a failure? Why is life so unfair?” If you focus on that , you will be like that. Whatever we focus on we tend to become in our life.

Most people tend to spend their whole life focusing on minor things.

· How to make a living rather than living a great life.

· Their trials and problems instead of living an abundant life.

· Being discouraged and defeated instead of enthusiastic and achieving.

· On wandering aimlessly through life instead of reaching goals.

Concentrating on all this day to day stuff that is not important at all. And spending time on television, one of the greatest killers of time and inspiration.

Proverbs 12:11

“Hard work means prosperity, only a fool idles away his time.”

You cannot hope to have a life of success if you do not have hope that achievement is going to come your way. Many people just sit around hoping their whole life and doing nothing about it. If you put good stuff into your life you are going to get good stuff out. My mind and my will are the most powerful tools that I have on this planet. God promises that if I follow his principles and use my mind and will properly, I am going to have a life of success.

I can achieve anything I want to because all things are possible through Christ. In a research project done a few years ago Stanford University established that most humans use only 2% of their brain. That means we are all exercising only a very small percentage of our God given potential.

vanityThe very first step for me to perform and achieve is to accept the fact that deep inside of me God has placed a vast bank of wisdom and knowledge and power and potential that I have so far simply failed to withdraw from. I have a million dollars in the bank and I never touch it. My mind is capable of anything. God says, “I can do anything I want with Him”. Unlimited greatness. Unlimited potential. If only 2% of the brain is used what would happen if 4% was used. I would be twice as smart. If I learn to use 6% then I would be at the top 1% of the world population.

God has made me in his image. Unlimited power. Unlimited potential. That is the kind of life God wants to give me. I am going for it!

Most of us went to school, got a good education and got a good job. We were taught how to read and write. We may even have been taught a great profession. But we were never taught how to succeed in life.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

Get daily inspiration at Prophetic Verses.

Joseph Walter Brown

July 7, 2008 Posted by | Biblical Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A start on the practical principles

The honest ownership of a business that is legal, that does not take advantage of people, not lying, cheating or stealing but a productive business delivering quality products that people need and are going to buy anyway and guaranteeing when they get it. This is business. This is called entrepreneurship. Network marketing is all about building a system, an organization, of people that want a better way of life.

It is great when a couple dream together, identify together, see the future together. You must believe that you are going to succeed in your life endeavour. Say that you are a winner. You are going to win because you are going to do the best with your life. You are not going to do anything less than the best. You are going to go after the best.

What is the best? The best is that which the most people will benefit from. Whatever benefits the most people is what you do with your life. Do it gladly. People will criticize and minimize your enterprise, but do it anyway. Motivate yourself and go do what you need to do. Build an organization of people. Build an organization of people that want to be in it because they want to be free. Build an organization of people that are willing to pay the price. Build a team of people that are willing to learn the best so that they can teach the best.

Anybody can make a decision to be a multi millionaire. Anybody can. Anybody can who can believe this unashamedly can become one, if you learn the process. What is the process?

teamwork 1. Work five nights a week. (Keep your job until you are free.)

2. Do the nine things that have been identified as good core habits.

3. Use the three powers that have been identified as essential for success.

3.1. The power of unity, the power of teamwork, pulling together, uplifting and encouraging each other.

3.2. The power of the spoken word.

3.2.1. “You are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth.” Proverbs 6:2.

3.2.2. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21.

3.2.3. When we do this we are making the Word of God, the Bible come alive in our life. You will make the Word of God prove itself over and over again. These are principles, spiritual laws that work for all mankind. No matter what your religion, race or nationality take God on His Word.

3.3. The power of submission.

These ideas will be developed as I continue to blog. But this is noteworthy. Jesus sponsored 12 disciples. The Christian faith was built on the principles of networking. That is where we have learned this system from. Do not be dismayed by people who do not understand that helping other people, uplifting people is the way to Godly prosperity. Truthfully they are going nowhere.

I am thrilled that the Bible is the foundation upon which one can build life.

Joseph Walter Brown

June 25, 2008 Posted by | Biblical Success, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment