DEVELOPING A CORE VALUE SYSTEM AND EQUIPPING YOURSELF.
Dear readers, this week I am giving you a list of concrete qualities that differentiates a personality from ordinary mortals. It is my hope that you will join the league of men and women who are tired of living a mediocre lifestyle and upgrade yourself into the company of history makers – PERSONALITIES
8. PERSONALITIES EQUIP THEMSELVES
Real personalities don’t leave themselves where life has placed them. They continuously work on themselves, equip themselves and make themselves better. Personalities build themselves into a fortress, a power house of knowledge, an arsenal of wisdom.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2Tim. 2:15
Personalities perfect their characters, they solidify their faith so as to be able to face all the challenges of life that they need to face. Normal people don’t normally have time to build themselves up as necessary. When they study, they usually just study to get a job. Ordinary people connect education to school, universities, and institutions of learning and to certificates. While personalities study because they want to improve their qualities.
“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
The impact you make on the world has a direct relation to what you have been able to build up in yourself. Personalities have an unquenchable desire to be the best. This might be a common feature for most ambitious people but with personalities, they want to be the best in order to serve the best and sacrifice the best. Ordinary people want to be best so that they can get a better job, better payment, better employment and better living conditions.
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ― Jim Rohn
Ordinary people always find themselves helpless in the face of daunting circumstances, because they are not adequately prepared for them. While personalities strive to be powerful and influential in order to be able to help others. Most people are rather afraid of being in the limelight because they are concerned about their safety. They are worried about their reputation. They don’t want to be soiled by public opinion. But personalities know better. They know their lives are given only as a service to humanity.
“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” ― Stephen Richards.
Ladies and gentlemen, how have you been in regards to arming yourself for exploits? God is awaiting your response. Would you become a personality that pleases and gladdens his heart or not?
9. PERSONALITIES ARE PEOPLE OF CORE VALUE SYSTEMS.
Personalities are people who have taken their time to form in themselves concrete value based core of their characters. Their daily lives and activities are all a reflection of their value systems.
“The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Personalities are people of values and virtues. They fight on daily basis to promote and influence their world with their values. Personalities are people on a mission. They have a mission of changing the world around them to reflect their values. Personalities want everybody to be like them as it relates to their values. That is what Jesus did. He brought the values of the kingdom of God to have a bearing on the planet earth. Moreover, as he was leaving the earth, he charged his disciples with a mission to infect the whole world with those kingdom values. Until they do that, he would not come back to get them. That is the life we are all called to live, a life of impact, a life of virtues, a life that makes a difference.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matt 28:19- 20
God’s passion is that the values of the kingdom of God would become the values of every person on the earth. Personalities carry a similar passion. They want people to cease to being biomasses, but rather become people of core value systems. On the other hand, ordinary men may not even know what it means to have a value system. They just live based on what they learn from their parents and their immediate environment. These people don’t have explanations for most of their actions, they do things because that is what every other person does around them. They follow patterns that they did not design. They repeat patterns that were not made up by them. They repeat mistakes of the ancient.
Values aren’t buses… They’re not supposed to get you anywhere. They’re supposed to define who you are.” ― Jennifer Crusie
Ladies and gentlemen, it is of no essence to life without a concrete value system. Our lives must reflect our values. Our values must reflect our source and our destination. Since God is our source and heaven our destination, it only makes sense to live for the values of the kingdom of God.
It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. – Roy Disney
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- Are you willing to die for your beliefs?
- Creating a leverage to move your world.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.