Leave The Past In The Past
Every person who is Born Again and at some point in his or her lives made a conscious decision to follow the Lord Jesus Christ has got a past. We are all sinners who saved by the grace of God and now made to be saints.
Many times the enemy will use our past as a tool to try and attack us and play mid games with you. However we need to know who we are in Christ Jesus and what we have.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
We cannot take away our past, it happened and we cannot change it, however we can affect our futures by what we do now. Everyday actions guided by the Holy Spirit of God, showing us how to live right. We need to be like Paul when he said these words:
Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
We have to be aware the enemy can use that everything we watch, listen to and read as a potential weapon against us.
Some people find it so hard to forgive themselves of their past because they feel it was so bad. They forget that once they made that decision to follow Christ, ALL of their past sins where forgiven. Jesus’s sacrifice was enough the deal with our past; we don’t have to start clocking up our good deeds in an attempt to out weigh our bad deeds as some religion teach. We are saved by grace through faith:
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
In the past before we were saved, our lives were governed by sin and so we were immune to the moral effects activated by God’s standard. However once we were saved our moral compass changed:
Rom 7:7 The Law Shows Us What Sin is
should we say, then? Is the Law sinful? Of course not! In fact, I wouldn’t have become aware of sin if it had not been for the Law. I wouldn’t have known what it means to covet if the Law had not said, “You must not covet.” [
Rom 7:8 But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.
Rom 7:9 At one time I was alive without any connection to the Law. But when the rule was revealed, sin sprang to life,
Rom 7:10 and I died. I found that the very rule that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
Rom 7:11 For sin, seizing the opportunity provided by the rule, deceived me and used it to kill me.
Rom 7:12 So then, the Law itself is holy, and the rule is holy, just, and good.
This is why as believers we constantly need to working out our own salvation with fear and trembling, living a life of repentance, so that we can allow God to work in our lives.
We have to be mindful of how our enemy works, so that when he tries to remind us of our past, we can say “ No, that is not me any more” then straight away remind him of his future.
We need to stop beating ourselves up so much when we make a mistake and understand, “though a righteous man falls 7 times, he gets back up” (Proverbs 24:16)
We are going to make mistakes, but we have an advocate with the Father, The Lord Jesus Christ! So hold onto his strength because in our times of weakness, he will always come through for us.
We are in a new year 2015, so we need to forget about the mistakes of 2014. If we are living in 2014 then 2015 is not going to be a good year.
So many people live in past and so their response to the present is negative. The past is gone and we cannot change it. In our industry many times people use past failures as a reason to stop them from even trying a new opportunity. They use past negative talk by others as a reason to stop them from even trying to better themselves.
From a product point of view, people use past bad experiences of other products as a justification to not purchase the Reliv products and so never experience the benefits that come the hard work of Dr Theodre, Dr Carl and Dr Galvez.
If you let the past govern you, then your future will look very bleak.
Make a decision today to go for your future, see your dreams and aggressively go after them, without letting anyone steal them.
Understand that with God ALL things are possible, if we put him first. And finally live a life, so that when you are gone, the world knows that you came!
Business Coach & Mentor
Having the right people around you is so important because the circles you move in reflect and effect you.
If you surround yourself we people that love God, then the quality of your conversations, the social gathering you go to, things that you think about will be different than if the majority of your friends could not care less about God.
Now if am not saying you should not associate yourself with anyone who is not a Christian because we live in a world with over 7.5 billion people. Also how could you be a true witness for Christ if all the people around you were Christians? However you should hand pick your close friends very carefully.
When Jesus was starting his ministry, there were many people who were attracted to him and start following him, but he hand picked the man you were going to do the closest to him very carefully, then he invested in them for 3 ½ years.
Mar 3:13 Jesus Appoints Twelve Apostles
(Matthew 10:1-4; Luke 6:12-16)
¶ Then Jesus went up on a hillside and called to himself those whom he had decided on, and they approached him.
Mar 3:14 He appointed the Twelve, whom he called apostles, to accompany him, to be sent out to preach,
Mar 3:15 and to have the authority to drive out demons.
Mar 3:16 He appointed the Twelve: Simon (whom he named Peter),
Mar 3:17 Zebedee’s sons James and his brother John (whom he named Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder),
Mar 3:18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus, Simon the Cananaean,
Mar 3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
You want relationships that add value to you and not suck the life out of you, you want people around you that will give you wise advise and will not be afraid to tell you the truth, people you can trust.
The danger of associating yourself with dishonest people is you can never know their truth agenda and if you listen to their advice the ripple effect can go on for generations:
1Ki 12:3 after being summoned. When Jeroboam and the entire assembly of Israel arrived, they spoke to Rehoboam,
1Ki 12:4 “Your father made our burdens unbearable. Therefore lighten your father’s requirements and his heavy burdens that he placed on us, and we’ll serve you.”
1Ki 12:5 “Come again in three days,” Rehoboam told them. So the people left
1Ki 12:6 while King Rehoboam conferred with his advisors who had worked for his father Solomon during his administration. He asked them, “What is your advice as to how I should respond to these people?”
1Ki 12:7 They advised him, “If today you are a servant, you will serve this people by answering them and speaking kindly to them. Then they will serve you forever.”
1Ki 12:8 ¶ But Rehoboam ignored the counsel that his elder advisors had given him. Instead, he consulted the younger men who had grown up with him and who worked for him.
1Ki 12:9 As a result, he asked them, “What’s your advice so that we can give an answer to these people who have asked me, ‘Please lighten the burden that your father put on us.’?”
1Ki 12:10 “This is what you should tell these people who asked you ‘Your father made our burden heavy, but you must make it lighter for us!’” the young men who grew up with Rehoboam replied. “Tell them, ‘My little finger will be thicker than my father’s whole body!
1Ki 12:11 Not only that, but since my father loaded you down heavily, I’m going to add to that burden. My father disciplined you with whips, but I’m going to discipline you with scorpions!’”
1Ki 12:12 So Jeroboam and all the people went back to Rehoboam on the third day, just as they had been directed when the king said, “Come back again in three days.”
1Ki 12:13 But the king gave the people a harsh response, because he was ignoring the counsel that his elders had given him.
1Ki 12:14 Instead, Rehoboam [Lit. he] spoke to them along the lines of what the younger men suggested. He told them “My father burdened you heavily, but I will add to that burden. If my father disciplined you with whips, I’m going to discipline you with scorpions!”
Your social circles are so important, we were created to be social this is why “Birds of a feather flock together” this is why you have to guide your circle’s because not everyone will be around you for the right reasons:
Pro_18:24 A man with many friends can still be ruined,
but a true friend sticks closer than a brother.
Jesus understood this very clearly and even though he knew Judas was going to betray him, he still appointed him as one of his apostle’s and why? So that the plan of God could be fulfilled. Have you ever heard the phrase “Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer” Well Jesus was not ignorant to Judas’s true motives but he still gave him a choice.
So if God himself was careful of the people around him while he was here, how much more do we need operate in wisdom when dealing with our associates and have the right balance?
2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Parallel Business Principals
In business, you cannot be successful with people that have a different agenda then you. You can work with them for a while, but eventually their true nature will be exposed and a separation will happen.
In our business, in order to work with people effectively they have to have a true passion for help others as well as a strong desire to change their finances. If that balance is not right, then they will not build this business long term.
The beauty about our business is we can choose the people we want to work with and just like Jesus did, once we have chosen them, we then have to take the time to invest in them, so that they too at some point can invest in others.
I see Network Marketing as a mirror image of the Great Commission. We have to go into communities and people groups and tell them the good news about our opportunity. Then those who decide to joint us, we have to then mentor them, so that they can go out and do the same.
So make sure you have the right people around you as you continue to build your Reliv business.
Business Coach & Mentor
Click Image below to see an opportunity to work with a group of believers, passionate about helping people with their health and their finances. Click image Now!
Me and Aneela with the European Chairman of Reliv International
Click below to watch some powerful Christian videos
For the past Eight years, I have been hosting a weekly prayer call for the believers in the offline company that i work alongside. Looking at biblical principals and seeing how we can apply them into our businesses.