Success Strategies: Thriving In Famine Part 1

Success is your birthright. As seeds of Abraham, you are not meant to experience the dryness of a famine because there has been no seed of Abraham that has ever gone through the famine experience all through the scripture.

Success is your covenant right. The Bible is full of evidence that you are a seed of Abraham the day you are saved, Christ redeemed you from your biological lineage (that’s prone to famine) into the His family (that’s free from famine).

“For he had possession of flocks and possession of herds, and great store of servants: the Philistines envy him.” Genesis 26:14

“And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was sore in all the lands.” Genesis 41:57

However, even though you are redeemed, if you don’t know your covenant right in Christ and the success strategies to activate them, you’ll still be eluded from the benefits of redemption. Hence, the success strategies are as follows:

(1) Feed And Renew Your Mind With Success Orientation

Success happens first in the mind. Your thinking faculty can either make or break you, you’re what you think. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” – Proverbs 23:7. There are two kinds of eyes, there are the eyes for looking; there are the eyes for seeing (the heart). The looking eyes are a function of sight; the seeing eyes are a function of the heart. All true visionaries see with their hearts, they are blinded to the situations and prevailing circumstances, Nelson Mandela is an exemplar of a true visionary, the apartheid people dug a hole where they put him and urinated on him, even though Mandela’s body was dying, his vision was alive, he said, “one day, I will become the president of this nation.”

You can’t think of failure and arrive at success, twelve spies were sent to Canaan (Numbers 13:2), ten came with negative reports, and two came with positive reports, Joseph and Caleb saw differently, those that saw themselves as grasshopper were unable to possess their possession. You cannot become more or less than what you think of yourself before others, in other words, others perceive you based on who you think you are. Defeatist thoughts make failure; breakthrough thoughts make success. That’s God’s principle and He cannot break His principle because of you; the scripture can’t be broken – not even by God.

By redemption, you are saved into success, not failure. When Adam sinned, we were all partakers of the consequences of disobedience; likewise, when God was establishing the covenant of success with Abraham, you were in the picture, and Abraham received the blessings for you.

In Galatians 3:14,

“that the blessings of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of faith.”

That means Jesus came to restore you to God’s original plan and to connect you to the blessings of Abraham. I don’t care about your background, that is not a determinant factor for success, your background is the best, and your father is the most educated, most wealthy, and most successful. Some born-again Christians (religious people) see mediocrity and failure as consecration, to them, poverty and suffering are signs of holiness, don’t be misled, God wants you to be successful, and His thoughts concerning you are not a failure at all (see Jeremiah 29:11).

In Deuteronomy 28:1/13,

“And it shall come to pass, if thou shall hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandment which I command there this day, that the LORD, thy God will set thee high above all nations of the earth….
And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail, and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.”

In the light of the scripture above, the bible says, you’ll be the head (success) and not the tail (failure) and you’ll be above only as long as you are obeying God’s commandment (I cannot see failure from that statement). You’re redeemed to be at top of the ladder as opposed to the base in your field of endeavor, being above only means leading and dominating the market, setting the pace for others to follow. Friend, you must believe that God is talking to you to experience biblical success.

A man (the redeemed) is not created to fail but to succeed in whatsoever he does. At creation, God commanded you to be blessed (to be successful) and become a blessing to others (see Genesis 1:28), how can you become a blessing to others when you are not blessed? Obviously, you need to be blessed to bless others. Again, the scripture also makes it clear that “whatsoever you do shall prosper” Psalm 1:3; therefore your success is not in the eloquence of your job title, but in whatever you do, that’s why you must pay special attention to your small kiosks, God will make it big. No jobs or professions are inferior to the other, if you need me, I would need you, never allow the inferiority complex to steal what God has ordained to do for you with your work.

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