FIVE POWERFUL KEYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.

If we must attain a higher and better version of ourselves, personal transformation is NON-NEGOTIABLE.  Let me start by clarifying that personal transformation in this context means a complete change in the way we presently see and do things in order to achieve better results in life. This transformation may be in our health, relationships, finances, or in any other area where change is needed.

Personal transformation requires DISCIPLINE and CONSISTENCY. Many begin the journey but quit as soon as they hit a roadblock or make a mistake. Unknown to them, life will test your resolve for change by bringing up obstacles, delays or unpleasant circumstances. Your ability to get up and keep trying after each setback is what determines whether you achieve your goals or not.

Here are five powerful keys to achieving personal transformation.

  1. MAKE A DECISION:

James 1: 8 – A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

 It will surprise you that many people who complain about their lives. have never made a firm decision to transform their lives. You must decide what area of your life you want to change, and what your expectations are. Strong desire is a powerful spiritual force in achieving transformation. You must be willing to take the necessary steps and make the sacrifices (which may not always be pleasant) to achieve your desires.

  • SET A GOAL:

Ps 37:5 – Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him and he shall bring it to pass.

After you have made a decision to change any area of your life, the next step is to set a goal. A goal should be specific, measurable, time-bound and also realistic. I often encourage people to set goals which stretch their faith and would be difficult to achieve without the help of God. Have your goals written down and endeavor to read it through often. This will help impress it upon your mind and enable you keep track of progress.

Once your goal has been set, identify steps which can be taken to achieve your goal. I recommend breaking down your big goals into manageable sizes or mile stones per time. For instance if your goal is to save $12,000 each year, you may wish to break it down to savings of $250 per week. A small goal is less threatening and will keep you motivated, while you still have your eye on the big goal. You will be amazed to realize someday that all your small goals put together, have helped you arrive at your destination. Bear in mind, that there will be times when you fail to meet your set goals; rather than quit, put yourself together and pick up from where you stopped.

  • MIND YOUR MIND:

Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your MIND, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

This is one of the most important keys to achieve any kind of transformation. No transformation is possible in your life without a shift in your mindset. You cannot be rich with a poor mindset, neither can you be healthy with a mind filled with thoughts of sickness. The most powerful way to transform your mind is through constant repetition of knowledge and ideas about your desired state. For instance, 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with peptic ulcer after I complained about sharp pain in my stomach. I decided that I was not going to let that information settle in my mind. As soon as I got home from the hospital, I began listening to healing scriptures. I would have the recordings on through out the night, even while I slept. (Several audio healing scriptures are available online) Within 2 days, the pains had disappeared and I was completely healed. I have not had the slightest pain ever since.  I literally reprogrammed my mind with the word of God and therefore quickly received my healing! For any area which you want transformation, locate scriptures which address that area and continue to meditate on them until you experience a shift in your beliefs. This new belief will ultimately lead to new results. This is the most important step in achieving transformation.

  • ENGAGE THE POWER OF PRAYERS:

James 5:16b – The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 God answers prayers! There are some areas in our lives which we simply cannot transform by our physical efforts. Prayer is a system that has been put in place by God to secure supernatural intervention in our affairs.  Prayer changes things and empowers us to achieve all our goals. A prayerless person is limited as he cannot access the power of God to change his life. For instance in dealing with addictions, sometimes therapy alone lacks the power to break its hold over a person’s life. However through the power of the Holy Spirit every form of addiction can be broken. I declare the power of addiction, broken in the life of every reader in Jesus name!

  • STAY IN FAITH:

Mark 9:23 – Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, ALL things are possible to him that believeth.

 Faith is a spiritual currency used to secure your desired breakthroughs and transformation. Without faith it is impossible to achieve personal transformation. Your ability to keep trying even after you get knocked down requires strong faith. The starting point however is to have faith in God and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. You can build a relationship with God and grow your faith through regular study of the bible, prayers and church attendance. Please if you are yet to do this, do take a minute to invite Jesus Christ into your life now. This is the Foundation of any lasting and meaningful transformation.

Take these 5 steps and your transformation is GUARANTEED.

If any of the points resonated with you, please let me know in the comment section below.

The Secret To Developing Unshakeable Confidence.

Ps 139:14 – I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are thy works and that my soul knoweth right well.

The most important discovery we can make as individuals, is the discovery of our very own selves. When you discover your value and divine purpose on earth, everything changes for good. The singular reason why many struggle with a lack of self confidence or low self esteem is because they have a false view of themselves and thus feel inadequate or incomplete. For many years in my life, I also struggled with low self esteem. I grew up as a chubby girl from a low income family in Nigeria and sadly, I allowed my outward circumstances determine my self worth. I constantly compared myself to society and media definition of beauty and success. This eroded my confidence making it difficult for me to interact with others or speak in public. All that changed when I discovered this powerful truth:

THE KEY TO UNSHAKEABLE CONFIDENCE, IS UNCONDITIONALY LOVING AND ACCEPTING YOURSELF JUST AS YOU ARE NOW, AND ALSO ACCEPTING GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU!

Understand that you are God’s highest form of creation. You are unique and one of a kind! There’s only one YOU in the entire universe; no one speaks, laughs, or does things exactly like you. Your uniqueness is really what makes you special so stop comparing yourself to others! Know that you are complete in God and even with your so-called imperfections, you are the perfect person for your assignment in life.

Col 2:10 – And ye are complete in him which is the head of all principality and power.

We must learn to live from the inside out; by that I mean, we must program our inward man with the right thougths and words, rather than let outward circumstances and others determine how we feel. While things like proper preparation and a nice oufit can help us feel more confident, we must develop confidence on the inside.

Practice speaking the word of God and complimenting yourself out loud. As you repeat this regulary the words become impressed in your subconsious mind, and you will automatically become confident.

I see you developing unshakeable confidence to achieve your goals as you put these to practice in Jesus name!

Please share your thougths and other ideas you may have about confidence building, so that other readers can benefit as well.

God bless you!

How to REALLY Know What You’re Worth.

How do we really determine our worth in life? Is it by how much money we have in our bank accounts or by the number of private jets, business empires, luxury cars, real estate or connections we have? Is it by our looks, social media followers, popularity or place of residence? These are some of the common indicators the average person considers,when determining their own value or that of others. How then is it, that some of the “celebrities” who seem to have it all, are still hooked on hard drugs and even suicidal?

The truth is, as wonderful as these indicators are, it is entirely wrong to let any thing external determine your value. This was such a powerful and transformational insight received from the words of Jesus in Luke 12:15 :

Then he said, Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY HOW MUCH YOU OWN. (NLT)

For several years in my life, I felt inferior around people who were richer and would often pass by opportunities and relationships which I felt were “too good” for me. I was born into a low income family in Nigeria, where I had little access to the basic necessities of life such as food, shelter and clothing. My parents worked hard to provide for our family and often resorted to borrowing money from relatives and friends to pay my school fees. Sure enough, I soon began to let my outward conditions define my self worth and erode my self confidence.

However, things changed when I surrendered my life to Jesus christ and discovered from the bible just how valuable I am! I believe God almigthy created the world and everything in it. In Gen 1:26-30, it is clear that I am made in God’s image and likeness. The value of a product is often determined by its manufacturer. For instance, you are likely to value your Rolex watch more than a watch bought from a thrift store. In the same vein, the value upon my life is determined by my maker- God almighty! To further confirm this, God sacrificed his one and only son Jesus christ for my salvation! Think of this; would God pay such a huge price for someone who has no worth?

One of the greatest destroyers of human potential is a low self esteem or a dependence on the wrong things for validation. People who let peripheral things such as money, fame, beauty etc determine their worth are often left shattered when these things are no more. The recent Corona virus outbreak further exposes how unreliable the world system is. Can you imagine the fate of a person whose worth is determine by his stake on wall street?

The key to developing unshakeable self worth and confidence is to let God and his word determine your worth. I am passionate about helping others achieve success by developing a healthy sense of worth and finding value within themselves. God has helped me acheive this through our Non- profit organization (www.ndozie.org) where we continue to empower under-served women and girls in Nigeria with information and resources which can help them fulfill their potentials. I hope this post also helps as well!