Before you read further, know that I’m writing this to myself. My business acumen was causing me concern; my prayer life was irregular, and my fitness regimen sporadic. I was sluggish and miss-firing on most cylinders. My self-diagnoses: Major behavioral modifications needed. I recommended an Intellectual Tune-up. I needed fixing and I knew just how to do it!
I read the instruction manuals: The Power of Focus, A Purpose Driven life, A Set Back Is a Set-Up for a Come Back, Think and Grow Rich, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Millionaire Mind- Success Magazine – I could go on and on, but you get the point. The books, CDs and DVDs were educational, practical, uplifting and inspiring tools. I just knew that they would help improve my performance and my drive on the “highway to success” smoother, faster and safer. I also figured that I would no longer run hot when attitudes and temperaments soar.
However, my journey to self-improvement stalled –it was taking longer than I estimated. My life was still in need of a tune up. It became apparent to me that I did not have the power to fix myself. How could I fulfill my desire to motivate, encourage and inspire others to keep on pushing toward higher levels of achievement and fulfillment when I had not mastered how to Fix-Self? This was a conflict, a dilemma, a moral issue.
I had to put my tools, as well as my understanding on the shelf and pick up His tool, His Word off the shelf and begin to follow timeless instructions. I discovered that, “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.” Proverbs 28.
His Word instructs me to deepen my faith and expand my works and deeds and to tighten the bolts on my three pistons of power – Spiritual, Physical and Financial.
The Spiritual piston ignites a seamless relationship with God which gives me insight, clarity and peace of mind. The Physical piston provides energy and stamina that allows task creation and completion. My Financial piston produces the thrust needed to drive the freeways to economic stability.
Now that I have asked the Chief Mechanic to give me His special tune-up, I must make sure that I’m doing regular maintenance and “Trust in the LORD with all your (my) heart and lean not on your (my) own understanding.” Proverbs 3-5.
As I said in the first sentence this ‘Perspective’ is written for me -as a reminder of what I now need in order to travel my road towards my true destiny at top speed. However, if you identify with any part and are called to positive actions in anyway; give God the Glory. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31