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Success or failure!

Posted by hpetersen on July 4, 2011 at 5:46 PM

You want success

But

We are programmed for failure.

 

 

Am I trying to tell you that there is no hope for you to become successful?

                                    No, not if you understand what I am about to explain to you!

We were created for success, but we have been programed (educated) for faliure.If we completed K through 12, we spent about 14,000 hours learning how to live in the secular world. If we completed 4 years of college, we had about another 5,000 hours.

 

To illustrate this situation, I take you back with me to my birth. It was in July of 1937.

The country was just starting to come out of the Great Depression.At that time, 96% of the population was self employed,mostly on the farm. It was a good family life, but it was also a lot of hardwork. We learned teamwork from the time we were born. We learned how to think for ourselves within the teamwork.

 

But then there was a saying going throughout the whole county; (go to school, get a good education, and get a good job.) Guess who was promoting this saying!

Then the Second World War came along and there was a need for a lot of our women to go to work. And the push for getting a good educationso you could get a good job was pushed even harder.

 

So then everyone was going clear through K through 12. And guess what, we are all taught the very same thing, Every one must think the very same way. And that was to be the most productive for the company or theboss who writes your paycheck. (Who by the way is going to pay you the least amount they have to pay to get the number of employees they need or want.)

Case in point is that if you can not or will not learn,think and produce in the narrow thinking you are being taught, we medicate you so that you do not disturb the class.

 

I will give you two examples of what can happen when you move out of the box. Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison both could not function well in the classroom and they where home schooled by their mothers. They developed projects which have benefited many people in the whole world.

 

There are many very successful individuals beside these two.There are many young individuals in our schools who are not challenged today.

 

To succeed, we need to develop a positive attitude such as Edison had when he was asked by a reporter how he felt after 64 failures before hefinally found the way to make a better Light bulb filament. His answer was, “I was successful 64 times in finding the things that would not work. This was just part of the procedure.”


But, there is a much better way as Jesus said in

John 10:10

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come thatthey might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

And Paul said in,

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

And God our father said.

Malachi 3:10

10Bring 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.

 

 11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field,saith the LORD of hosts.

 

 12And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.


To your success,

Harley




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Reply Pastor James Ocxhwo
12:50 PM on March 8, 2012 
Thank you very much for the wonderful work you are doing in the Kingdom of God. We bless you and yours.

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