With our bodies, there are nerve endings that monitor all of the activities going on with the body and when something is going wrong they send us warnings through pain. When this happens we have choice the ignore it or begin the investigation into what is going on, so that the problem can be sorted.
It is so important for individuals to know the Bible for themselves and study it so they understand things in the right context, because there are people out there whose sole purpose is to try and devalue the Bible by putting their own spin on the scriptures. However for those who are willing to study it, the Bible interprets itself.
A person can take a scripture and use it to justify a particular action, e.g. in the times of slavery, the Bible was used to justify why it was ok and people used scriptures like:
Genesis 9:25-27 (Noah curses Ham’s descendent Canaan)
A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
And he said,
Blessed be the Lord God of Shem;
And Canaan shall be his servant.
God shall enlarge Japheth,
And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem;
And Canaan shall be his servant
Saying that the curse of Ham was black skin.
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God
This is just to show you how dangerous it can be to use scripture in the wrong way, because in the space of 400 years, millions of people were taken from their homes, killed and mistreated based on wrong interpretation and misuse of the scriptures.
Today people are now using the mistakes of others in the past to justify new bad behavior. So the say things like:
“The Bible was used to suppress black people, women, Jews and other minority groups and now it is being used to suppress me in my alternative lifestyle”.
You see people can misuse the Bible BUT the true message of the Bible has never changed and will never change.
You have to study it for yourself, because there are so called scholars out there and men of the clothe, that will try to make you look like the crazy one for standing up for what the Bible truly teaches.
This should not come as a surprise because we are living in the last days and these things were predicted before hand:
2 Timothy 3:1-5
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away
2 Peter 3: 3-4
First of all you must understand this In the last days mockers will come and, following their own desires, will ridicule us by saying, "What happened to the Messiah's promise to return? Ever since our ancestors died, everything continues as it did from the beginning of creation
So if you do not know what to stand for, you will fall for anything. So as Paul said to Timothy; “Study to show yourself approved, rightly dividing the word of truth”.
In our industry of Network Marketing, there are people out there whose purpose is to try and ridicule our industry. Many people do it for various reasons:
1. Some are Internet Marketers trying to entice people to join their program
2. Some are people who tried it, failed at it and now have a cause to pursue through blogging
3. Some people are just ignorant to the industry and because like to write about various topics to be seen as a knowledge base, and our industry is just anyone topic.
If a person is not sold out to what they are doing and believe in it wholeheartedly, they will read what these people write and allow their negativity to steal their dreams.
You will always be able to find negativity about anything, the internet is a big place, so you better believe that somewhere on the net you will find someone writing something negativity about Reliv. So you always have to ask yourself:
1. What is their motive?
2. How is their opinion going to help you reach your goals.
Business Coach & Mentor
We live in a world that places more value on happiness than faithfulness and committed. So people only do things that make them feel happy and if it doesn’t then they move away from it.
If all a person lives for is to be happy, then they will not be able to fulfill the role or reach the potential God has for them. God knows that something far more powerful than happiness is Joy, because if a person operates in joy, then even in a negative situation , that person can still function.
Sometimes we go through situations in life that weakness us and can be so bad that we think we can’t even make it through. Now the world would say you have every right to be depressed but don’t worry because if the depression gets too much, we have some medication that will be able to help you and a counselor you can speak to. However God says something completely difference:
Firstly his says
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength
Secondly he says
Philippians 4: 4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
Thirdly he says
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest. Place my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble, a and you will find rest for your souls.
You see we have to understand the difference between the counsel of this world and the counsel of God:
Blessed is the man
that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord;
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Many people sign up to things like marriages, projects, ministries, friendships, etc but when things get a bit challenging they quit. They start believing the counsel of this world rather than the counsel of God.
One of the saddest statistics out there is that the divorce rate in the church is no different to the divorce rate in the world. We are meant to lights to the world so there should be a big difference. For better or worse means just that, this is why when someone signs up to a marriage they had better fully understand what they are signing up for because it is a covenant not just between the man and the women, but also with God.
You see faithfulness is God’s requirement and fruitfulness is his reward. If everything was always perfect, how could and person demonstrate faithfulness and commitment? It is when the challenging time comes where this is tested.
However even in our time of testing God is not going to give us more than we can bare and when it gets to the place where we cannot bare it any longer, he will give us a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Commitment and faithfulness is a choice and sometimes our situation do not make us feel happy, but that should not detract us from our commitments and stop us being faithful. Remember happiness depends on happenings, whereas joy is based on a knowledge of who is in control.
We are in an industry where many people sign up with little or no commitment, thinking things are just going to drop in their lap with little or no work.
95% of people will not be faithful to their business and that is why 95% of people who get involved will not make a significant income in the business.
You see faithfulness is the requirement and fruitfulness is the reward.
When people fill in their distributorship they need to fully understand what it is they are doing. They need to understand it is going to take work, they need to understand that not everything is going to go their way. They need to be prepared to learn some new skills and they need to understand that many people are going to say no to either the opportunity, product or both.
If they understand that and they are prepared to go through the process, then they should sign the form, if they are not prepared to go through the process and be committed and faithful, then they are fooling themselves by signing the form.
Nothing that is worthwhile having in life is going to come easy, so why should our businesses be any different?
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