Jul
07
2009
3

Sometimes the BIGGEST Winners are the Best Losers

Sometimes the BIGGEST Winners in Life... have come from being the Biggest Losers at one point!

Sometimes the BIGGEST Winners in Life... have come from being the Biggest Losers at one point!

Did you know that some of history’s BIGGEST winners… were also some of the BIGGEST losers in history as well?

…and no, I am not talking about the reality show, the Biggest Losers… where the contestants try & lose as much weight as possible!

Really… some of the most successful people of ALL time, have had mile after mile of defeat and loss… and probably should have given up while they were ahead, but they refused to.

Colonel Harlan D. Sanders REFUSED to quit, when at the tender, young age of 65… he left his home in Kentucky with a recipe for some tasty, fried chicken… and was rejected by over 1,000 restaurants. He finally succeeded on his 1,009th sales visit.

Thomas A. Edison
REFUSED to quit… when he finally found the right filament to use in lighting up the light bulb… only after finding 10,000 filaments that DID NOT work in a light bulb.

Soichiro Honda of Japan REFUSED to quit… when he took his idea for a new piston ring to the executives of Toyota and they laughed him out of their offices.

He refused to quit after World War II devasted Japan… and forced the Japanese to have to depend on walking or bicycles… and Soichiro created the first motorbike, and then went on to create one of the most successful automobile brands in the whole world — Honda!

Jesus Christ of Nazareth REFUSED to quit when his closest friends abandoned Him, or when He was beat beyond recognition, stripped naked, and pinned to a cross between two thieves… and mocked! He refused to quit when He breathed his last breath… and spent 3 days in the bowels of hell.

…and in the end He rose up in power so that, “At the name of Jesus… EVERY knee will bow in heaven, earth, and under earth!” (Phillipians 2:8-10)

We will not always win in life… but if we accept our losses and defeats… and use the knowledge that we learn from those losses to help make us better… we can literally PROPEL ourselves into successful winners!

As long as you learn to do something better… become more efficient… become a better person… or become stronger from a defeat that you have endured, I believe you should celebrate that defeat, because it is bringing you one step closer to your victory!

Be blessed today… and walk in God’s abundance for your life today!



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Jun
17
2009
2

Declare Yourself to Be a Success!!

Declare Yourself to Be a Winner Today!

Declare Yourself to Be a Winner Today!

Have you ever woke up in the morning… and didn’t feel like getting out of bed. Perhaps you dreaded getting up because you knew you had a very busy day ahead of you… Perhaps you didn’t get up because you had to go to that ‘crappy job’ that you hated… or maybe truthfully, you didn’t want to get up, because you just plain didn’t want to have to deal with ANY of those crazy people that day.

Whatever the case is… I have some good news and bad news for you, you AWESOME man or woman of God. What do you want to hear first?

Bad news first? Okay thanks for telling me, here goes:

The bad news is no matter how bad, tired, unmotivated, or yuck you feel when you get up in the morning… you HAVE to get up! Unless you are dead or physically handicapped… you really don’t have a good reason to stay in bed.

The good news is this: Although you can’t stay in bed all day long for the rest of your life… you CAN control how your day goes, whether it goes positively or negatively.

And if your day is positive… then that gives you a good reason to jump up out of bed each morning with excitement!

The Bible tells you and I in Job 22:28 this: “You will decree (DECLARE) a thing and it WILL be established… and the light will shine upon ALL your ways”

Basically, when you start making declarations with your mouth… you can start to move things and shape how your day will unfold… even before you get out of bed!

Declare in the morning what you want your day to look like and feel like. Declare yourself to be a winner… Declare yourself to be wealthy… Declare yourself to be a better spouse or parent… Declare that you will be patient with those who get on your nerves… Declare that you will NOT flip people off in traffic.

Declare until you’re all blue in the face… and about to pass out, take a moment to rest up… and then declare some more!

Have you ever wondered why some people are VERY happy, positive, and have high self-esteems… while others around you are full of drama, negativity, and have low self-esteems?

It is because some people have discovered the secret to a joyful and awesome life. The secret is that they (1) THINK positively toward themselves and others, and (2) SPEAK positively toward themselves and others.

So right now, I challenge you to go through the 30-Day test that I am personally putting myself through. For 30 days, I will:

(1) Not think negatively towards anybody or myself (and if I do, I will immediately replace it with a positive thought)
(2) Make declarations with my mouth of what I EXPECT my day to look like.

I have even gone to the extent of writing down my declarations on paper… and have dedicated myself to reading them each morning before I get off to start working. Want to see what my declarations are? I know you do! Here they are:

* I will think positively today and allow negativity to ruin my day.
* I will walk in love towards my wife, others, and myself today.
* I will worship you God today in everything I do, and not be shy about telling others about your goodness.
* I will accept and love myself today, because I am created in Your image.
* Anything is possible for me to accomplish today, if I believe in it.
* I can do ALL things through you Christ Jesus, because you strenghten me!
* You have given me the power to get wealth today, so I know that my actions and your favor will lead me to increase in my business & finances.
* The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just, and I am just because I believe in you Lord!
* I and my family are healed today in our bodies and in our minds by the stripes (wounds) you endured for us on cavalry.
* Today, I will walk in power against Satan, demons, and the world because I AM an overcomer!

What do you think about declarations? Let me know by commenting below… and tell us what some of your declarations are!

Blessings to you,

Pastor Daniel Wiafe



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Mar
11
2009
1

How to NEVER Succeed in ANYTHING in Life! (Read on…)

Ouch, that must be the most NEGATIVE title I’ve ever given any of my weekly TodayAbundance messages… but it’ll make sense in the end, *TRUST ME!*

Okay let’s face it… if you’ve ever read more than one book or article on motivation or inspiration, you’ve surely come across some titles that make it seem like being a success in life is a simple ONE step process… and that if you JUST find the right “magical” formula for success, all your problems and issues will fade away… world peace will envelope the whole entire earth and bring a standstill to all these world wars… and all of our unfortunate brothers and sisters starving to death in 3rd world countries will be fed.

Well the news is this: There is NOT a magical formula for success… and there never will be, because success for everyone is different.

Webster’s Dictionary defines success as “attaining wealth, fame, fortune, status”… but the great motivator Earl Nightengale once said on his recording, “The Strangest Secret”, that the definition of success is summed up by this definition: “To progressively move forward towards a worthy goal that you set for yourself”

Think about that. Being a success in this guy’s point-of-view is “Progressively moving towards a worthy goal, that I set for myself”.

Which definition do you like better? Basically in a nutshell, Webster’s tells you that you are NOT a success unless you are either rich, famous, or popular. Webster’s “success” tells you that you are only at the top of your game if you are focused on attaining worldly items… and the love of people (who probably don’t care anything about you in the first place).

Let’s be real… money, fame, and fortune is good… and for me to tell anyone to NOT have money would be totally foolish, but we have to get ourselves to the point where money (or our drive to acquire money, if we’re broke) is NOT our first priority… or our measurement of success. If money, fame, and fortune was all that people needed to be a total success… then why do we hear about rich & famous people committing suicide, jumping from relationship to relationship, abusing drugs?

Yeah, I know… it’s a good question, isn’t it?

Is that the type of success we truely want? Even if you had a hundred million dollars in the bank account now… how long would you be happy? How long would all the big, fancy stuff you bought with your money keep you happy? Our wants are always a lust that can NEVER be satisfied, because we will always want more!

Our desire to attain more money should just be a MEANS TO AN END, and not the end itself… meaning that I desire to get more money, so that I can satisfy my goals that I set for myself… and past that if I get more or less money, who cares.

The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:10 that, “The LOVE of money, is the root of all evil”. Notice it DID NOT say “Money is the root of all evil”… but it said “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil”.

Where our heart is… that is where our treasure is at… and where our treasure is at, that is where we’ll find out how we can be a success in life… and truely enjoy it!

Nightengale’s definition pretty much says that as long as you (1) Have a goal or goals set for yourself…. and (2) You are actively moving towards accomplishing your goal… you are a success.

So a woman whose goal is to be the perfect mother to her 3 children, and loves her kids unconditionally… is a SUCCESS.

The student who aims to the best in his class, and studies like crazy to achieve this goal… is a SUCCESS.

The woman who desires to be an entrepreneur, and studies everything she can about management, marketing, and accounting… is a SUCCESS.

The pastor who aims to be the best pastor he can be, and actively seeks to see the people healed both spiritually and naturally in his church… is a SUCCESS.

Our success is NEVER measured by anybody else… it is NEVER measured by anyone else’s standards… the only person who even has the right ruler or yardstick to measure how far you will succeed… is you and only you. Not your parents, not your friends, not co-workers, but you and ONLY you.

You are a master of your own destiny… and you will NEVER have true success if you are trying to chase someone else’s success. You’ll end up being just like a dog who always chases his tail… and NEVER catches it.

Make goals for yourself to attain today… and then ACTIVELY work at achieving them, and then when you have achieved them, set more goals for yourself!

I typically tell people to set at least ONE goal in the 4 primary areas of life:

(1) Spiritual Goal (ex. Pray for at least 15 minutes every morning, Read the entire Bible in a year)
(2) Relationship Goal (ex. Give my wife flowers everyday, Have dinner with my parents every Sunday)
(3) Financial Goal (ex. start a Internet business by May, make $75,000 a year by 2010)
(4) Physical Fitness Goal (ex. lose 15 lbs. by May, bench press 200 lbs. by December 31st)

You will ALWAYS be a success when you set goals for yourself that you are passionate about and you actively seek to accomplish them. It will give you a NEW sense of vigor… and excitement as you accomplish each one of your goals.

You will ALWAYS be a success, when you focus on attaining enough money to provide a very comfortable life for yourself, family, and loved ones… get yourself out of debt… and provide long-term financial security for yourself. Past that, use your excess money & time for a higher calling — such as helping people who are less fortunate and less blessed than you are, and you will be a SUCCESS in God’s eyes!

Until next time, be blessed, be good to yourself and others, and walk in God’s rich abundance for your life… today!



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