If you must maximize life, you need core values. What is/are your guiding core value/s? Develop and run your life and business with core values. Bible Reading: Proverbs 11:1-31
Core values are those values we hold which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. They are the basic principles by which we go about our work, the practices we use (or should be using) every day in everything we do.
Your personal core values are what encompass your foundational beliefs, which then dictate your behavior and guide you to make the decisions that you do.
Wisdom for wealth dictates that you manage yourself, your career, business and build wealth based on a number of fundamental core values such as:
🎯1. Honesty. Proverbs 11:1. A false balance is an abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight. It may be difficult, to be honest in a very corrupt world – but choose to be honest. Be honest in your practices. Changing the scale is common among traders and artisans. Do not join them.
🎯2. Meekness. Proverbs 11:2. When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. Pride comes before a fall, the one said. Be humble.
See all your achievements and successes in life as products of mercy and grace. Fight pride – even when it comes from the admiration of people you respect and honor.
🎯3. Integrity. Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. While honesty defines what you do, integrity defines the state of the heart. Choose integrity as your guide. Refuse perverseness of all forms and types.
🎯4. Righteousness. Proverbs 11:5. The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. While honesty and integrity refer to your walk with men, righteousness refers to your work with God.
Choose to be upright and sincere with God. Accept Jesus as your Lord and personal savior and do His will. It pays.
👉🏾It delivers you out of trouble. Proverbs 11:8. The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
👉🏾It delivers upon you city-wide blessings. Proverbs 11:11. By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
👉🏾It delivers sure rewards. Proverbs 11:18. The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him, that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
👉🏾It delivers life and longevity. Proverbs 11:19. As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
👉🏾It delivers posterity and sustainable success. Proverbs 11:21. Though hand joins in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
👉🏾It delivers wisdom. Proverbs 11:30. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise.
👉🏾It delivers remuneration here on earth and in eternity. Proverbs 11:31. Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
🎯5. Discretion. Proverbs 11:22. As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman who is without discretion. Discretion is a preservative. It also ensures effective and efficient use of resources. Be discrete.
🎯6. Generosity and liberality. Proverbs 11:24. There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth, and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. Do not be miserly or stingy with God’s blessings.
Be liberal to enlarge your borders. Proverbs 11:25. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Seek to give for it is more blessed to give than to receive. Also, givers never lack!
🎯7. Diligence. Proverbs 11:27. He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
Diligence, as I said in an earlier post, is the antidote for poverty. But beyond being diligent in work, also, diligently seek the good of others to procure favor to yourself.
🎯8. God. Keep your heart on God and not on riches or possessions. Proverbs 11:28 _He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. God is the ultimate core value. Fear God.
🎯9. Family first mentality. Proverbs 11:29. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be a servant to the wise of heart. Family is critical to your fulfillment here on earth. Have a family-first mentality – family before work, career, and friends.
You can select three or more from the above core values or create your own. But, by all means, be guided by personal core values. For several years, seven core values have guided everything I do. Start now.
Prayer. Lord help me to identify and manage my life by godly values. Be blessed. Stay blessed. 🙏🏼 ©️The Excellent Ministry 2021
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