VISION IS TESTED WITH TIME! PERSEVERE!!


Vision is an intangible reality that man takes responsibility to pursue its tangibility! Habakkuk 2:1-4!

In life, Challenges have no respect for anybody, in any career or status, business, position, race or background! Life is a battle we all must fight faithfully and leave it better than we met it! Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations!

The vision is for an appointed time, before that time the vision will be tested. God approves only the proven! Don’t be ignorant, Satan will build a glass confinement that makes you seen your promise land and restrict your access to it with many challenges. Your dream may tarry, wait faithfully, it shall come to pass despite all odds. The miracle you need is faith! Heb 11:1

Revelations 2:10 stated categorically

“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life”

Is your vision looking like it wouldn’t happen? Stay faith to it! I don’t know what you are going through, I don’t know how enormous your challenges are, may be in your career, ministry, business, marriage or health, I don’t the grieve that you are bearing but one thing I know is that God knows everything and no matter what you are going through, don’t forget there are many things he has seen you through. My brother, my sister, It is only a test of faith, don’t give up. You shall smile again. Your vision is to save many so Satan must hate it. No man against you hates you, Satan only entered into them! Ignore the troubles, keep your service knowing that God is faith and HE will reward it. You must wear away your challenges with faith. Remember your faithful service will be accounted unto a generation. Psalms 22:30! Service is an errand of destiny! Remember David? Keep serving faithfully! Keep your faith in God, all your issues will dissolve.

Martin Luther king Jnr once said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in the times of challenges and controversy.

As our faces are different so are our tests different, the enemy is angry about the havoc you will do to his kingdom so he will mastermind diversities of test. He will organize something frustrating, something insulting and humiliating, and something embarrassing. It will look like God has forgotten you but I tell you my dear reader today, God is there watching carefully if only you will stay faithful to what he has called you into. Don’t use another man as you parameter. Your case is different and your assignment is different, some people would tested for only one day and they will give up and some will be tested for twenty years or more and some maybe only ten days. We have different measures of faith.

Rose Luxemburg profoundly commented “those who do not move do not notice their chains”.

Your case is different and God has not forsaken you, in your very eyes and life all your challenges will fade away because his grace is sufficient for you if you will stay faithful in prayers, in thanksgiving, in giving, in study of His word, in loving your neighbor as yourself. Hebrews 6:10! Your trials will turn to triumphs, your mockers will go into hiding, your haters will bow to you and your humiliations shall be turn to celebrations. Until you are tested, your testimony cannot have impact. We are alive because God’s plan is still in place for us!

You didn’t wake up today by luck but my mercy and everything you are today is not by merit but by mercy and everything you will become will be by grace!1 Cor 15:10

Don’t give up! Persevere with thanksgiving. 1 Thess 5:18, 24!

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IGNORANCE IS PAINFUL AND EXPENSIVE

Nothing grants an unfair advantage to misery, failure, oppression, unhappiness irrespective of race, ethnic, position or status like ignorance! Ignorance will slow pace, deny access and halt anything or dream. The big question is what must i know to live triumphantly. School education is only a minute portion of education, life itself is a volume of education with sour grapes many times. it is very unpleasant to live in circles. Wisdom remains the principal thing!
Benjamin Frankin commented that “the only thing more expensive than education is ignorance! 
Success is not simple, sustaining success is harder! Elevation in life takes a DEVOTION! Reflect,and think, things cannot continue the way they are, but the medicine is knowledge of the truth because it is the only dosage that sets free absolutely. John 8:32-36!
 
No matter what you get outside God, it is temporal with a long run regret but whatever the Lord does, it is permanent if we are not careless to let the enemy steal them from us. Carelessness is an offspring of ignorance. Excitement can have a leakage. comprehensive fitness is a necessity for success. Many of the losses experienced or heard or seen are traceable to ignorance of some sort or something you didn’t know. 
I have discovered that The most violent vampire or odd element in the society is ignorance! In the society,you will be ignored until you are needed!  if you want to succeed you take responsibility to become sufficiently valuable and solution packed! We cant see change until we decide to know it! Change is total renewal!
Study to show thyself approved, a workman that will not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of Truth. 2 Timothy 2:15! Laxity to study will cost you more than thinkable. There are a lot we think are comfortable but live with undisclosed emptiness! read your bible and pray everyday is not a casual admonition of a song, it is a life obligation is you cast off the pains of ignorance. ignorance can be physical, economic, social ,political, historical or spiritual.
Nicholas ling said “ignorance is a voluntary misfortune”
Ignorance is not bliss. Hosea 4:6,. Many people say Hell is not real but a miniature exists with ignorance. Hell begins with discomfort despite sincere effort. if the iron is blunt, it is inescapably true that extra energy must be sort. when you knowledge is blunt suffering is not far! success is a fight and must be confronted with the knowledge of the truth. Isaiah 5:13-14 says…
 
Therefore my people are gone into captivity,because [they have] no knowledge: and their honourable men [are] famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Isaiah 5:13-141
Martin Luther king Jnr also said ” Nothing is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”
May God open our eyes to see the needful and grant us continuous grace to take action in the right direction. Knowledge is powerful, Revelation is the authority of knowledge. 
True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge but rather the refusal to acquire it! ignorance is not only painful, it is expensive! 
We only fly with instruction from revelation, that is the faith that works! 
Do have a wonderful day and think deeply about this…
Julius Afolabi. 

PAY ATTENTION CIRCUMSPECTLY

In the fast changing world of today, i have observed that the man’s attention span is so little that he carelessly omit details and truth is that every omission has heavy consequential cost! The race of time is on and the race of survival and catching up on goals is equally on but many times we invest so much but end up with so little and losses, i often wonder why? Having details and timeliness of this details with execution patterns matter so much to a productive and triumphant live. However man can still have dominion if he adheres to superior details.
 
Charles Swindoll said “the difference between something good and something great is attention to details”
 
Today, student ignore the notice board, even in church people ignore the notice board. Couples rarely spend time with each other. Many business people rarely pay attention to customer complain details, so many people sign business documents without reading through and many other too never care so much about reading all through the loan covenant before appending their consent (maybe over-excitement of the loan approval), organizational have no regard for training and when training is done no attention to impact, Manufacturing and process have low attention to quality specification but more attention to affordability & profitability, Many singles want to jump proper courtship, parents want their ward to get off to the next level without completing the previous level in schools, there is more attention to certificate than education, workers concentrate on salary rather contribution, the government desire the exotic when basic are lacking, the church desire numerical strength rather than spiritual strength, general impatience about wealth that make many love the quick fix and science of enticement, young people want the conjugal experience without maturity approval, we run after work so much we forget to rest or exercise yet we hate sickness, stress or death, the attention loss is so much that we only name it weekend but the week never ends. many organizations even desire 24/7 service with little technological enhancement. such a busy but ineffective life!
 
Man is expected to be circumspect not in a careless hurry! Every carelessness is a trap of ineffectiveness and inefficiency. These two births insufficiency and vanity of effort. It is impossible to reach the optimum well being with a short attention span. The word circumspect is a rich word that admonishes every human action in all spheres of life! God wants us to be perfect and detailed but simplistically organized, that is the place of being circumspect. Jesus lived circumspectly as an example. He met his target, he was without sin or error.
 
“When you pay attention to details, the big picture will take care of itself”
 
These low or no attention span is costing the world global well being. Many families, homes, marriages are in comatose and spouses cope with pains in secrecy. couples need to spend time together and be available for one another. Marital damages can cost everything including eternity. couples should attend marriage improvement seminars once a month minimum even though the institution responsible also pay low attention to this major issue but it will affect every other thing. A wise woman build her house and a good man leaves a good inheritance for his generation, this is not possible without attention. The home is the unit of the globe.
 
A shrewd business man once said “Get close to your customer, so close that you tell them what they need even before they realize they need it themselves”.
 
There are fractures in marriages today because couples manage the details. a song writer humorously said ” when you pay attention to a girls favorite song you will find out everything she is too afraid to say. The casually said often weighs so much but we often never listen. our generation is more of talking with little attention to listening, no wonder understanding is lost!
 
Performances and productivity are low in businesses and organizations because of low attention to the necessary. Hurry about survival and heavy burden of imbalance are aspects the company rarely notices. organizations and businesses shouldn’t only focus of job skills without life skills. No one can perform with a wounded mind!
 
Steve Jobs Said “Details Matter, its worth waiting to get it right”.
 
Laziness is low attention the abundance. There is so much in the tillage of the poor but little attention is robbing him of his prosperity since his field is covered with thorns and thistles. Prov 13:23,24:30-34! Unemployment will keep growing if we fail to give attention to personal development and awareness campaign.
 
A wise man said ” you cant reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk”. i totally agree and nothing can be far from the truth! Where you put your attention is where you get your results. Excellence is only an attainment of accumulation of attention to details.
 
Poverty is not an accident, it is only a little of insufficient attention to the laws of money. Attention to pleasure and wine are good footnote to lasting poverty. Greed is nothing but lack of love! Wrong meaning of love get people lost and poisons the ability to prosper!
 
Albert Einstein noted ” You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else”
 
When the truth is managed from the pulpit and amongst every man, corruption will not cease. little attention to the truth breeds pains, calamities, infirmities and destruction. i know that “to ignore is little but the repercussions of what you ignore is enormous”.
 
I think a leader, father, pastor, president should know the needs of his down-line through complains, issues, feed backs, performance, and pitch his treatment plan in other to validate his strategic objective. We cant bury our heads like the ostrich while fire devours the flock. Mordecai understood circumspect living and saved his people. Unfortunately excuses are not leverages! 
 
Steve jobs in the peak of his life once said ” if today were to be your last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today”?
 
Paul a fastidious man documented an admonition that can guide us in Ephesians 5: 15-17! See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is. ]
You want a good life, know the will of God and Program your life in that direction. Do you want a triumphant life? then pay attention to God, your life and vision, your family, your marriage, your job description, your community, your legacy with a good plan, reflection, learning and maximize your living. The maximum optimum is only possible when we pay attention circumspectly to God.
 
Maximize your life and living today!
 
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Afolabi Julius Olatunde

RISK FACTORS IN BUSINESS

Risk factors in Business:
Your kitchen is your business but the potential rodents are your risk. the type of rodent determine that the type of trap to preserve your valuables in the kitchen. your sanity , sanctity and Observation are key to identifying, assessing, prioritize and executing your kitchen risk. You cant kill a fly with a cutlass but you can set a trap for the rat!
Risk is one of the credentials for business success. There is nothing without a risk but the effects of risks are trapped by information, revelation and sensitivity analysis. Not taking risk itself is a risk. The higher the calculated risk the higher the associated benefits and vice versa.
Risk is part of life but we have to learn to take only calculated or informed risks. By this we mean we can only take risks that benefit outweighs their loss or risk with minimal to negligible effects.
Risk management is simply assuring an outcome. Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing, and prioritizing risk of different kinds and creating a plan to either reduce or eliminate their negative impact on business.
The SWOT and PEST analogy is important but objectivity plus envisioned strategy is the baseline. Sufficient knowledge is required to trap risk and clarify uncertainties. This will either position you to either terminate, reduce, accept and/or pass on the risk.
Knowledge give you control over risk and when control is equipped and assured fear is trapped. Information will guide you to identify the severity and frequency of risk so that you can determine what to accept, transfer, avoid or mitigate. A high frequency and high severity rick requires that you avoid such business or pass on the risk via insurance and a high severity with low frequency can also be transferred to insurance. Low frequencies and severity can be handled by operational prowess plus robust and resourceful management skill.
There are severalty of risk types ranging from operational to economic or strategic, legal, personal, benefit realization risk etc.
Some Risk factors in business amongst others include:
1. Fear of failure
2. Ignorance (Trend management incompetence and perceptual gap)
3. Sustaining quality.
4. Poor documentation.
5. Subjectivity (Emotional hiring, power pleasing leadership etc)
6. Internal control weakness that permit leakages.
7. Poor planing execution and weak strategy focus.
8. Workforce incompetence
9. Poor pitched training and compensation plan.
10. Greed (Low values and integrity pollution) and deficiency in market and operational finance)
11. Poor business set up matrix. (Sales and marketing weakness plus publicity error)
12. Impatience and poor service culture.
The reality is that business and risk share same habitat but knowledge and management skill can decide their impact and effect.
Above all, all natural process are with the limit of man prone to error but divine guidance is the surest risk free factor in anything in life be it business, career or vocation, even any sphere of volition or influence. When God is the leading, all errors, risks are already taken care of. No one can be marked exceptional with out Divine Backing.
Business is not for the fickle or feeble. Look before you leap!
Do have a great weekend and equip yourself beyond being a risk victim.
Julius Afolabi

THE MOTIVE FORCE

Thank God you made it to today but then a necessary need is that..
Guard your heart all diligence for out of it are the issues of life! Proverbs 4:23!
 
What drives you daily? What do you thank God for waking up to? What will life say you lived for? it is not about all of your appearance but what exactly is your motive for life? Motive is the medication for influence, impact, irresponsibility, etc. it is causal port of all happenings in the workplace, marriage, church, governance etc. what will the scan of your heart say?
 
The heart is a treasure pot and Out of its Abundance positive and negative actions flow but then the heart of man is wicked above all who can tell. Heart attack originates from motive!Jeremiah 17:9, Matt 12:35, Mark 7:21, Luke 6:35!
 
Motive is a force of life and a natural energy source that catalyses motion to a machine or a driving object. Motive is the push behind a pull. Momentum is a derivative of motive. Energy is never destroyed but channeled. Let he word of God fuel your energy and guide your action. Proverbs 4:20-22!
 
Motive is the back end justification for an act. Motive is the spinal cord of actions. it is the core intention behind action. Secrecy and transparency are manifestations of motive. As much as possible motive may not appear immediately but can be perceived by highly sophisticated sensitivity called discernment.
 
Business, life, ministry and governance have been largely influenced by this weapon called motive. Motive plays a hard card on the delivery and performance of a people or institution, this is where the performance yeast MOTIVATION found its bearing. Until companies and businesses can spy what motivates employees and their team, performance will be an unanswered question! Leadership fails because motive is poisoned. Happiness and fulfillment at work is a function of the motive force. All ill motivated gains will sadden life afterwards. Habakkuk 2:9
 
Pessimism in the midst of uncertainties, cruelty, asphyxiations of corruption and compromise, can be trapped by the content of the heart. What occupies your heart determine your motive and what plays out in your life whether struggles or triumph? All successes and failures in life are traceable to motive. Change is carpentered on the spectrum of motive.
 
Our motives sets our life in perspective and determines how we will appear before God. The content of our heart is the bill board before God. I Samuel 16:7! Life is all about the motive that drives it. Motive spells your faith!
 
if you get your motive shaped, life will be easy even in the midst of storm because you know it is truest yardstick of expectations that will not will cut off. Do you want to succeed and be happy in this life and hereafter? WATCH YOUR MOTIVES! Tune your motive force with what God says and win always.
 
The motive force is the engine that drives where you arrive! Let the pursuit of the kingdom be your motive force, then every other thing you NEED would come as incentives and fringe benefits. Matt 6:33!
 
Enjoy a grace filled week!
 
Afolabi Julius Olatunde