THINK BIG by Dr. Ben Carson


Think big by Dr.Ben Carson

This post is made available on this blog page as a reference as to what THINK BIG by Dr. Ben Carson actually meant. Since when i mentioned THINK BIG in one of my posts, people have been wondering about its full meaning this was why I decided to make the full meaning and explanation available on my blog page as a point of reference. Enjoy reading…

T = TALENT

Learn to recognize and accept your God-given talents (and we all have them). Develop those talents and use them in the career of your choice. Remembering T for talent puts you far ahead of the game if you take advantage of what God gives you.

T also = TIME

Learn the importance of time. When you are always on time, people can depend on you. You prove your trustworthiness. Learn not to waste time, because time is money and time is effort. Time usage is also a talent – God gives some people the ability to manage time. The rest of us learn how. And we can!

H=HOPE

Don’t go around with a long face, expecting something bad to happen. Anticipate good things; watch for them.

H also = HONESTY

When you do anything dishonest, you must do something else dishonest to cover up, and your life becomes hopelessly complex. The same with telling lies. If you’re honest, you don’t have to remember what you said the last time. Speaking the truth each time makes life amazingly simple.

I=INSIGHT

Listen and learn from people who have already be where you want to go. Benefit from their mistakes instead of repeating them. Read good books like the Bible because they open up new worlds of understanding.

N=NICE

Be nice to people – all people. If you’re nice to people, they’ ll be nice to you, it takes much less energy to be nice than it does to be mean. Being kind, friendly, and helpful takes less energy and relieves much of the pressure.

K=KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge is the key to independent living, the key to all of your dreams, hopes and aspirations. If you are knowledgeable, particularly more knowledgeable than anybody else in a field, you become invaluable and write your own ticket.

B=BOOK

I emphasize that active learning from reading is better than passive learning such as listening to lectures or watching television. When you read, your mind must work by taking in letters and connecting them to form words. Words make themselves into thoughts and concepts. Developing good reading habit is something like being a Champion weight lifter. The champion didn’t go into the gym one day and start lifting 500 pounds. He toned his muscles, beginning with lighter weights, always building up, preparing for more. It’s the same thing with intellectual feats. We develop our minds by reading, by thinking by figuring out things ourselves.

I= IN-DEPTH LEARNING

Superficial learners cram for exams but know nothing two weeks later. In depth learners find that the acquired knowledge becomes a part of them. They understand more about themselves and their world. They keep building on prior understanding by piling on new information.

G=GOD

Never get too big for God. Never drop God out of your life

Note: the content of this post is fully credited to Dr.Ben Carson the author of “Gifted Hands

 

 

 

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The wisdom from above


Divine wisdom

Continues…

 Why do I need divine wisdom?

(1). You need divine wisdom in order to exercise authority over every issue of life.

Life is complex, it takes the simplicity in Christ to solve life complexity.

2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

To be in control over the affairs of life, divine wisdom is required.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 KJV
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

It’s not your fault that you are frustrated over the issues of life; it’s your knowledge that is inadequate. Knowledge is the key to dominion. Darkness reigns until light prevails.

1 John 1:5 KJV
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

(2). Divine wisdom guarantees your stability in our time.

Isaiah 33:6 KJV
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

It’s a jet set age with so much jostling and bustling here and there. Even believers are caught up in the web whether consciously or unconsciously. The whole world is unstable. Divine wisdom establishes your stability in every realm of existence.

That point lead us to the third point.

(3).  The carriers of divine are solutions that the world needs. We are in era of gross darkness, even state men are confused.

Isaiah 60:1-3 KJV
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. [2] For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. [3] And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

It’s my prayer as you plugged into the frequency of divine wisdom, this week, you with appear in white house.

You are doubting it,

Matthew 19:26 KJV
But Jesus beheld them , and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Daniel was ever relevant.

(4). Divine wisdom will make you a star. For you to be numbered among the world Highflyers, you must be a possessor of divine content.

Daniel 12:3 KJV
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

How can someone be a carrier of divine wisdom?

 (1). Be a soul hunter.

Proverbs 11:30 KJV
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

 (2). Pray for the lost to be saved

Matthew 6:9-10 KJV
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. [10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Whatever you prayed for others answer back for you.

Matthew 6:33 KJV
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

The life of the lost is God’s heartbeat. Carry a heart for Christ by pursuing after it utmost priority on earth. This is the platform where the supernatural grace flows.

(3). Key into the sacrificial alter –

The alter of sacrifice is the alter of sworn blessings. It takes a sacrificial approach to get anything from God.

Solomon offers the greatest sacrifice, no wonder he is the richest man ever liveth.

Malachi 3:7-10 KJV
Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them . Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? [8] Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. [9] Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. [10] Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it .

The wisdom from above – divine wisdom


The wisdom from above

Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise. Synonyms: sagacity, sageness, intelligence, understanding, insight and foresight.

Wisdom is applied knowledge

Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do and doing it.

 

3 types of wisdom

 3-Types of Wisdom

(1) Intellectual wisdom
(2) Diabolical wisdom
(3) Divine wisdom

(1). Intellectual wisdom is a type of wisdom that is based on the knowledge of man. This kind of wisdom can be generalized based on theories. It’s prone to failure. It’s based on fact.

1 Corinthians 2:11-14 KJV
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. [13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. [14] But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them , because they are spiritually discerned.”

(2) Diabolical wisdom is also known as devilish wisdom or demonic wisdom. It’s the wisdom from the devil.

This is the wisdom of going through short cut in life. Stealing, bribery & corruption and money ritual, etc are examples of diabolical wisdom. The end result is destruction.

Proverbs 10:22 KJV
The blessing of the Lord , it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”

(3) Divine wisdom – Divine wisdom is the wisdom that comes from above. It’s anchored on established truth. Truth is superior to fact. While fact can fail; truth can never fail.

James 3:17 KJV
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

To be continued…

The right words


How forcible are right words

How forcible are right words but what does your arguing reprove?” Job.6:25

In this kingdom, there is no room for arguments. There is no room for disputing. Someone may ask How do I approach God? Approach God without complains. God hates fault finders. God hates grumblers.

“Neither  murmur ye  as some of  them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.” 1.Cor.10:10

Approach God with obedience. In most cases what God will tell you to do might look too simple or stupid. Even if it seems too simple or stupid, do it.

“And His mother said unto the servant whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.” Jn.2:5

When they needed wine, He told them to bring water, He used the launch of a lad to feed multitudes.

“There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes, but what are they among many.” Jn.6:9

Obedience is the master key to all the blessings of God.

Take Peter as a case study, Peter struggled with his business all the night and achieved no result. Until Peter obeyed God’s instruction, Peter’s net breaking harvest was not in view.

“And Simon answering said unto Him, master; we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing……And when they had this done(obedience), they in closed a great multitudes of fishes; and their net break.” (Lk.5:5-6)

Approach God with thanksgiving. Come to the presence of God with praises on your lips.  Be happy. If you are not joyful you will be fretful. Approach God with fasting and prayer. Fasting is not an advice neither an admonition. Fasting is a commandment.

When ye fast” Mat.6:9. 

There are some mountains that would not be made plain until you fast.

“Howbeith this kind goeth not but by prayer and fasting.” Mat.17:31

Don’t ever come to God with murmurings. Those who murmured in the wilderness were all consumed by the wicked. Murmurers are programmed for destruction.

“Do all things without murmurings and disputing.” Phi.2:14.

“Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.” 1.Cor.10:10

 

Approach God with faith. Faith is our purchasing power in the miraculous market. Life cannot be beautiful more than your faith’s level.

The elements of faith demands that you must cast down all mind debris, idiosyncrasies and negative and cultural  orientation. They are by-products of the wicked. It requires that you speak inline with what you believe with bold declaration. For instance, “I can never be poor” “I can never be sicked” etc.

Hmmm! Right words are right words. When God was making the covenant of greatness with Abraham, He did not expect him to actually see all his seeds(children) with his naked eyes, God must be speaking of another kind of eyes, the imaginative faculty. If you can see it you can have it. A future that you can’t picture don’t expect to be featured in it. Whatever that you can see(picture) from Genesis to Revelation can be yours. Your mind can either break you or make you. Picture the positive and speaks the positive. You are what you say.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Prov.18:21.

You are what you think.

“As he thinketh in his heart, so he is.” Prov.23:7

Once upon a time, there was an ugly situation on the earth. Darkness reigned that God needed a change of situation. What was God’s approach? He called out light. Light emitted darkness. Light swallowed up darkness. It dispelled the dark area of the planet.  If God could use this approach to turn the negative tide around, then you and I have no choice than follow the same step.

 

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep…..and God said, let there by light: and there was light.” Gen.1:3-4

Everybody gets what they see. Life answers to seeing. You can’t see hunger today and wake to see a life of abundance. This is divine setting. God cannot break this principle because of you.

“For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.” Gen.13:15

Right words are right words. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Never waste your time with an argumentator.

 

 

The light


There are lighted men

 

There is nothing magical about scaling great height in life. No man is born failure. Success in life is not meant for some categories of people, if it is, it means you are special.

 

Anybody from anywhere at anytime can cause things to happen no matter where you come from around the corner of the world. Whether you are black, brown, yellow or white you can be numbered among the world high flyers.

 

This is why you will have to repent the impossibility syndrome. “With men this is impossible, with God all things are possible.” Mat.16:26.

 

You are not inferior

 

Light is the surest solution to a man’s problem. God’s word is the container or carrier of God’s light. The entrance of the word of God sparks off light.

 

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” PS.119:130

 

Light dispels darkness. When light comes in, darkness goes out. Light shatters darkness. The incoming of light sends the devil – responsible for the losses and failure that people suffer – on his heels.

 

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” 1Jn.1:5

 

Wait a minute, frustration is helpless with illumination. Death is hopeless with life. In the presence of light, poverty has no choice than to pack. Sickness has no dwelling place in light.

 

And he shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water, and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” Ex.23:25

 

This is graphic of love, trust and believe

 

Failure is a product of darkness. Light is knowledge. Light is revelation. Light is illumination. Knowledge is the key to freedom.

 

The devil is not a problem. Ignorance is the problem.

 

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea.4:6

 

Light is all you need to make it in life. There are no lucky men, there are lighted men. The devil fear lighted men to his pant.  Stay connected to the light frequency and you will become the next devil’s tormentor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life is a choice


 

Life is a choice

My father can take care of me – I’m not talking about my biological father. I mean my father in heaven. Thank God, I have not lost my son ship ties with my father.

My father is God, I am god. John.10:35. My father is rich, I can’t be poor. My father is healthy and He is the healer, I can’t be sick.

My daddy is the wiser than the wisest, smarter than the smartest, richer than the richest. Whatsoever that can’t be found in Jesus, can’t be found me.

I shared Jesus’ gene. I possess the character of Jesus. Failure is alien to Jesus, as well as sickness, poverty, intimidations, shame, reproach, begging, and borrowing. Darkness is alien to my kind.

 

I declared this for myself. Declare yours and be free from the shackles of the enemy.

 

 

Breaking New Ground.


Those that win souls are stars

There is a groundbreaking opportunity for us on the platform of demonstrating our love for Christ. There is not mystical in love. Love is just the word we hear, receive and obey.

 

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father: i will love him and manifest myself unto him.”Jn.14:21.

 

There is no record breaker in his comfort arena. If you are the one that doesn’t want to die as a liability, it’s better that you begin to take responsibility.

 

Breaking records demand going extra miles, stretching forth, discipline. Discipline is the key word. Discipline doesn’t mean how comfortable or convenient a task is. It means to give what it demands to complete a task.

 

Those who are stars are those who have bore the scars. All record breakers paid a price. Likewise in God’s kingdom, nothing is for free. Hear this truth, there is nothing valuable that is for free. Nothing in this kingdom that is free.

 

Those who approach God casually will die as casualties. Lift your hands which hanged down, straighten your feeble knees.

 

The good news is that Our God is not a task master, He is a paymaster. All commandments of God are meant for our benefits. Deu.28:1-3. Your obedience does not add anything  to God or remove from God, it expands all areas of your life, it enlarges your coast.

 

God will not tell anybody thank you for obeying Him, He will rather bless us in return.

 

God has integrity. He knows that His integrity is at stake if you obey Him and He didn’t bless you. The scripture can’t be broken… Jn.10:35. Even God Himself can’t break it.

 

Therefore, don’t be panic of anything. Just do what he tell you to do. “And His mother said unto His servant whatsoever He tells you to do, do it. Jn.2:5 – even it is foolish thing – just do it.