We were created to be successful. It was hard-wired into the blueprint of talents and abilities, we have been born with. Each of us are uniquely gifted with a specific set abilities, for enabling us to achieve greatness. The key to realizing that greatness, is to be aware of our abilities and how they can be used to accomplish our goals and passions in life. We have the exact tools we need to fulfill our appointed destiny.
Success is a mindset, it's "as a man thinketh" that determines the outcome of your efforts. What thoughts are you focusing upon? Those who fail to succeed, spend too much time focusing on problems instead of solutions. The most important ingredient for achieving success is your focus factor. Whether you are focusing on being successful, or worrying about failure, you are setting into motion your own personal self-fulfilling prophecy. Before you achieve success, you must come to grips with the fact that you may be your own worst enemy.
What is the difference between someone who lives their dream and others who never realize their dream? What separates the two?
Those who refuse to be talked out of realizing their dream are unstoppable. No one can tell them any different. They refuse to be dissuaded. They rarely, if ever, stop believing. They just seem to have that inner knowing, of a destiny waiting to be fulfilled. We all know someone like this. Pay attention and learn from them.
People with this mindset are virtually unrestrainable in attaining their aspirations, to the point of being consumed. No obstacle is too great to for them to surmount. No one can ever talk them out of pursuing their dream, nor would few even dare try. If you spend much time around this rare type of person, it does not take long to discern these motivating factors.
Why is this such a rarity among those numbered among humanity, when it should be the norm? For the rest of us ordinary mortals, this just seems a little extreme. In fact, we live in a day where "the extreme" is glorified.
We crave success and living our dreams, but we settle for a mundane existence, every time. This differentiates the dreamers who turn their dreams into reality and those who do not. Much of humanity chooses the easy way out, because it is more predictable and less work.
In the final analysis, pursuing your dreams requires hard work and devotion. It takes work to believe in yourself and put into action whatever will bring your dreams into reality. Unstoppable dreamers embrace the required actions as not being burdensome for them. Devotion to reaching desires, triggers them on toward achievement of chosen pursuits.
This book chronicles an allegorical depiction of events, relating to the formulation and implementation of the creator's plan. The primary premise of this book details the idea that every human to ever be created, has a unique individual plan and purpose, specifically designed by the creator himself.
Counter to this plan, is a group of beings arrayed in total opposition to everything the creator represents. This sets the stage for the ongoing battle of the ages, between good and evil, or light and darkness. At the epicenter is the quest for the hearts and minds of the humans. The humans are the ones who retain complete control in this epic battle. The outcome is determined by the voice each human chooses to hear.
We are in the driver seat. We have complete control in the fulfillment of our own destiny. We are literally armed to the teeth, endowed with an armory of resources by the creator. It's time to decide here and now, to filter out all the negative chatter and fully embrace our positive, affirming, visionary dreams.
The sense of anticipation, among the members of the guardian guild, was extremely intense. They were gathering to attend this important meeting called by the grand high council. In the recollection of the attendees, there never was a time when such urgency was associated with an event. There was a frenzy of speculation, circulating among the guild members, concerning the intent of this gathering. As everyone in attendance would soon discover, the reason for this meeting was beyond the wildest theory anyone had yet contrived.
The amphitheater where the guild members were assembling emanated in every direction, as far as the eye could see. It was a circular structure, with a gradual upward incline as each row radiated away from the center. The layout of amphitheater allowed for perfect visibility, throughout the entire structure. The center contained an arena with a platform, upon which the members of the grand high council were now positioning themselves.
Guild members were swooping in from every direction as they arrived from every corner of the cosmos. Each member settled into his seat, as the appointed time was nearing. There was a specific rank and order attached to the members of the angelic realm. They all knew their place and always performed with the utmost of precision. This was truly a well-polished throng, which now filled this heavenly grandstand.
Trumpets announced the entrance of the council governor, also known as the Ancient of Days, along with his attendants. Everyone in the amphitheater, snapped to attention in honor of this premier magistrate. The governor moved to center of the platform and ascended the stairway to a very ornate throne. There were thrones for everyone on the platform, arranged according to the status and rank of the individual for whom they were reserved. None of them, however, as imposing or elegant as the one on center stage.
As the governor stood in front of his throne, preparing to be seated, thunderous applause and cheering filled the entire amphitheater. It was glorious to behold as lightning and all the colors of the rainbow emanated from the throne. When the governor sat down, he signaled for everyone else to do likewise.
The secretary of the grand high council took the floor and everyone was listening in anticipation of what he was about to disclose. He was carrying a magnificent looking scroll, which he unrolled with the utmost care. The scroll contained details of a very elaborate plan and it was very evident that much care went into its preparation. The secretary could scarcely contain his excitement as he began the presentation of the ages.
"The location for the new world has been selected," he began. "This scroll contains the creation plan in its entirety. This world will contain an infinite number of life forms, which defy description. The environmental biosphere will be prepared in advance and will contain everything required to sustain life on every level. Each individual life form will have access to an abundance of resources, to thrive within the realm of its existence. Each life form will contain an embedded code, to control the operation of each functional component within the organism. One of the functional components integrated into every life form, will be the ability for it to reproduce after its own kind."
This last statement was unprecedented. Up to this point, everything in creation came into being by direct intervention of the creator himself. It sounded as though this new world was going to be somewhat self-sustaining. It seemed like the creator would be duplicating some of his creative powers within the dwellers of this new world. Giving life forms the power to duplicate themselves was a groundbreaking creative innovation indeed.
The secretary was beaming with delight as he continued his presentation. "The higher level life forms will have different roles in the reproductive process and will be designated as male and female. Each role in this process will be crucial to the thriving and multiplication of the individual species."
"The highest life form in this new world will be given complete authority to rule over all the other inhabitants within this world's biosphere. This life form will be our highest creation and will be patterned after the image and likeness of the creator himself."
This disclosure caused a perceptible hush upon everyone in attendance. Authority within creation were familiar concepts. Yet, the idea of recreating the pattern of the creator in individual life forms was too mind boggling to ponder.
The secretary paused as a huge vault was brought out unto the platform. The secretary continued, "Contained within this vault are the detailed blueprints to be embedded into the structure of each of these beings. This race of beings will be called human and collectively known as humanity."
"The highest purpose of the members of the guardian guild," he continued, "is to facilitate every aspect of creation within this new world. As always, this guild will continue to facilitate the highest purposes of the creator. This will include monitoring and protecting these new life forms, most importantly, the humans."
"Each of you will be assigned to an individual human at the moment they're conceived within the reproductive component of the female. You will receive a copy of the blueprint relating to the destiny of that particular human. From that point on, you will be the primary agent to implement the ordained plan for the human assigned to you. I'll directly oversee every aspect of each plan and I'll provide the resources to back you up."
Two members of the warrior guild swung open the door of the imposing vault, which occupied a significant area on the platform. As the secretary began retrieving several scrolls, he continued, "Each of these scrolls contains the blueprint detailing the plan and purpose of each human to ever occupy this world. Every human will be unique and fulfill a specific component of the divine purpose of the new world."
The secretary took an infinite amount of time disclosing every detail of each scroll contained within the vault. The members of each guild listened attentively to every segment of the secretary's presentation. Every minute detail of each blueprint was noted with due diligence. These blueprints carried the weight of divine proclamation and guild members did not take this lightly.
Divine proclamation implies direct publication of the will of the creator, disseminated throughout the entire realm of creation and held in highest esteem. The published blueprint of every human that will ever inhabit this new world was irrevocable, as far as the creator was concerned. Every guild member was fully aware of this fact. They embraced the commission to implement and enforce these proclamations.
You may wonder, "If the plans, purposes and destinies of beings were proclaimed openly and publicly, why would these scrolls need to be secured in a vault?" The master copies are stored in a vault to prevent the possibility of tampering. Once a destiny was established, nothing or no one could do anything to change it, even the creator himself.
The vaults containing documents of every description were located in the repository of records hall. Members of the warrior guild were in charge of maintaining the overall security of the hall and the individual vaults. The messenger guild members were responsible for all aspects relating to documentation, transcription, retrieval and dissemination. The entire operation was overseen by the grand high council secretary.
As the meeting concluded, the elation over the revelation of the creator's plan had a marked effect over the members of the various guilds. One guild in particular did not take kindly to the plan.
The reason we're having this conversation, is because the God who loves and cares deeply for you, arranged this meeting before the time of creation. After forming this planet and populating it with every life-form imaginable, he placed within it a man and a woman as caretakers. He instructed them to be fruitful and multiply, but inserted a single note of caution: "refrain from eating the fruit of a tree in the middle of a certain garden." The footnote added to this cautionary warning was, "on the day you eat of this said fruit, you shall die."
Now the case could be made, concerning a "loving God." Why would the lure connected with such a dire consequence, be placed right in the center of one's existence? The answer to this question is multi-faceted. The man and woman were given a quest to prove their loyalty to their creator. If the lure to break the loyalty pact is located directly in the center of their existence, this would be a true test of loyalty. Also, if the one demonstrating loyalty was inclined to deviate from the pact, the proximity of the lure would have absolutely no bearing.
Entering upon the scene is the spoiler, who was filled with jealousy over the love and relationship shared between God and these two created beings. The spoiler was at odds with the creator and devised a plan to lure the man and woman away from the protection of the creator. The spoiler isolated the woman and got her to focus upon the beauty and desirability of the forbidden fruit. "Why would the creator want to deprive you of such a desirable fruit?" he reasoned. The woman yielded to the spoiler's logic and persuaded the man to partake of the fruit along with her.
As soon as they shared the forbidden fruit, they realized the deception of the spoiler. They tried in vain to disguise the fact of their deception, but the creator was completely aware of the breach. When they tried to shift the blame to the other individuals involved, it only sealed the curse they brought upon themselves. This act of indiscretion broke the loyalty pact between the creator and his creation. The beautiful relationship in the garden was now tarnished, beyond repair.
Death now entered upon the human scene. God himself breathed life into man and he became a living being, created in God's own image. When God was removed from the equation through this loyalty breach, death began its cruel reign. Yet God had a plan, to restore the breach and renew the relationship.
The plan involved God himself entering the human scene, through the seed of the woman. He would live the perfect life, fulfill every impossible expectation and pay the supreme sacrifice, with his very own lifeblood. It was the only way, "a life for a life." This was the only acceptable form of payment for redemption.
On the third day, that holy seed planted in the grave, rose from the dead never to die again. The good news is, anyone who believes these words and puts their faith in the sacrifice and resurrection of the Savior (Jesus of Nazareth), will have eternal life. Best of all you'll be empowered to live victoriously in the here and now.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (New International Version of the Bible)