My youngster has this habit of saying “I am alive” when questioned, “How are you? ” But, the next inquiry would be, “Alive doing what? ” This is a question we must ask ourselves on a regular basis. Bible Reading: Proverbs 17:1-28
What are you alive doing? In expanding this vital wealth-generating question, you can ask the following basic questions.
☑️1. What am I alive doing with the purpose for which I was created?
☑️2. Where am I in achieving the purpose of my life?
☑️3. Who am I expected to partner with in achieving the purpose of my life?
☑️4. When am I expected to take the necessary steps towards achieving the purpose of my life?
☑️5. Why am I doing what I am doing with my time, life and resources, and
☑️6. How am I expected to achieve the purpose of my life – what strategies should I apply?
Stop assuming that things are on course and ask these questions regularly? If I did not start asking these questions in the early 2000s, I am not sure I would be where I am today. So, ask and be brutally honest with yourself.
What other questions can you ask yourself on regular basis towards creating and sustaining godly wealth?
🎯1. Am I generating peace or strife with my attitude, practice, and behavior? Proverbs 17:1. Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith than a house full of sacrifices with strife.
🎯2. What do I pay attention to? Proverbs 17:4. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips, and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. What do you give heed and ear to? What do you spend your time doing, and or listening to?
3. Am I spending quality time building a family I will be proud of in generations to come? Proverbs 17:6. Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children are their fathers.
Are you making and training children, or spending your time feeding and nursing fantasies that are not sustainable?
🎯4. What am I doing with the gifts of God in my life? Proverbs 17:8. A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. Are you harvesting and applying the gifts for a better future, prosperity, and posterity? Do you even know anything about the gifts you have?
🎯5. What is my attitude to corrections, reproofs, and godly chastisements? Proverbs 17:10. A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool. Are you angry when reproofed or humble enough to learn from it?
6. Am I a peace seeker or always looking for trouble? Proverbs 17:11. An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Do you have a relish for fights, troubles, and quarrels?
🎯7. How do I reward good – with good or evil? Proverbs 17:13. Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
🎯8. What is my attitude to the righteous and the wicked? Proverbs 17:15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are an abomination to the Lord. Are you, friends, with the righteous or wicked?
🎯9. Am I willing to pay the price for true friendship? Proverbs 17:17. A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Are you ready to make the needed sacrifices to becoming a friend indeed and in need?
🎯10. What kind of tongue do I have and operationalize? Proverbs 17:20. He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. Is your tongue grievous or graceful?
🎯11. Do I consciously seek to be joyful or bitter? Proverbs 17:22. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Do you grow happy environments or love fightings and quarrels?
🎯12. Do I bribe and cheat to become wealthy, or do I do the right things? Proverbs 17:23. A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. Do you like shortcuts in life? Are you doing what you need to do the best way you can?
🎯13. Do I do things that make my parents happy or their memories to be remembered for good? Proverbs 17:25. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. Or are you a pain point to your parents?
🎯14. Am I an advocate for equity, justice, and fairness in the world? Proverbs 17:26. Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. Or agent of instability?
🎯15. Do I think before I talk? Or talk before I think? Proverbs 17:28. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Yes, you are alive. Thank God. But what are you doing with the life you have? Evaluate, review and replan. Prayer. Lord, help me to ask these hard questions, to be honest to myself, and to rework where necessary. Be blessed. Stay blessed. 🙏🏼 ©️The Excellent Ministry 2021
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