Two sorts of people will never have enough…

…of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body (Ecl 12:12) …

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some people eager for money , have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs (1 Tim 6:10).

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Two sorts of of people will never have enough. Those who thirst for knowledge and those who lust after riches. – an Arab saying

So what do we do. Maintain the “Golden mean”- Sidney Bremmer- aquire, multiply, and distribute knowledge and money in the will of God guided by “Godly contentment” and not to satisfy the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life.

Never forget to be Extraordinary.

Bremmer S.(1967). How to get what you want. Rhema Publishing Mininisty Inc.

Prioritizing: A Value System Approach

In the past weeks I have been so concentrated on one side of my life that it became so difficult for me to write a single blog post! I have always thought I will make enough progress in that side of my life that I will have the peace of mind needed to write a truly inspired post. Sadly, no progress seems enough and if things continue that way I might never get to write a post!

So I decided to check what really mattered most to me and in effect what I have preached mostly, a balanced and fulfilled life. Though I have had spurs of fulfillment by some achievements during the times of imbalance, I have always been haunted by the clear lack of balance in my life. I was doing great in the career side of my life but my ministry was suffering, no blog posts, not Facebook messages and little impact in the life of those around me, I nearly sacrificed my service to my church as well but thank God I am back on track. I trust Him to keep me on track for good for as He has said

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21, NIV)

How am I hoping to get back for good? By getting my priorities right, using the value system approach.

The value system principle says this, What you value determines your value

As the bible says
Thus says the LORD: “What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless (Jeremiah 2:5, RSV).

I have chosen to be more consistent with what the LORD considers as worthy of my attention and as much as possible not sacrifice it for other things of less or equal worth. For if you value what God values then you are of value to God. I have chosen to give deserved attention to each facet of my life. If you find yourself in a similar situation of living an unbalanced life, do what I did, repent of it through self-reflection, choose to value what God values and walk in your resolutions, prayerfully. Do not, however, out of zeal act out your own will but the will of God, for

…in repentance and rest is your salvation in quietness and trust is your strength
Isaiah 30: 15

Start by knowing what God will like you to do and continue in his will, trusting him to bring to a successful end what he has started.

God bless you and I hope to hear from you through your comments. Have an Extraordinary week.

For more on the value system please check out the book, The Extraordinary Gentleman: A Handbook for Christian Men