When Jesus was asked which of the commandment were the most important, this was his reply:
Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Jesus in this answer was showing us the path to success in every area of our lives and that involves, Personal Growth and People Skills.
As the scripture says in Proverbs 4:7
Pro 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
So what is wisdom?
Psa 111:10 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; all practicing them have good understanding; His praise stands forever.
As we have the right reverential fear of God in our lives, that establishes wisdom in our lives. We will not live any how, or do what we please because of our awareness that God is omnipresent, everywhere, seeing all things:
Pro 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
This is why God tells us in Philippians 2:12 that we should work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.
We are all responsible for what we choose to apply from scripture and what we choose to reject, or even if we choose to learn the biblical principals in the first place.
However as we do, we build up our personal relationship with God, which causes personal growth. We get renewed in our minds, we become new creations, all things are passed away and all things become new. Without this personal growth by having a true intimate relationship with your creator, you stay stuck in a rut, reacting to things instead of responding, getting confused as you look inwardly, getting distracted as you look outwardly, instead of getting directed as you look upwardly.
All of the things in scripture is there for a person’s personal growth,. Just as earthly parents have the major influence in their children’s personal growth, God also has the main influence on his children’s personal growth.
And please don not believe that every human being is God’s child, the scriptures are very clear as to who his children are:
Joh 8:42 Jesus said to them, If God were your father, you would love Me, for I went forth and came from God; for I did not come of Myself, but He sent Me.
Joh 8:43 Why do you not know My speech? Because you cannot hear My Word.
Joh 8:44 You are of the Devil as father, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not abide in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
True Children of God
Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
So personal growth is caused by being directed by our heavenly father, if we are being directed by anything else, it means we are being groomed by the spirit of the age, which is Satan, our enemy.
I have dealt with Personal growth this week, next week I will be dealing with the second element to a successful life, which is People Skills.
A person who thinks they are going to grow a strong Reliv Business without any personal growth is kidding themselves. Personal growth is the very thing that will cause your business to grow.
The system is designed to allow for this personal growth through the right direction. As a person amerces themselves in the Reliv System, they position themselves in the right soil for growth.
Different skills are going to be learnt and existing skills are going to be enhanced.
The duplication of the mentoring is going to cause that person to become a mentor and the repetition of the information, will cause that person to internalise the information.
Because our business is all about helping people, if that is your true motive, you will stretch yourself and have personal growth.
The people who can not be bothered with personal growth, they are in the business for a while but eventually they Quit!
So allow yourselves to grow personally and see what God will do in your business.
Jason Gregory Business Cooach & Mentor
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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.