Dec
06

You Create Your Future

“You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration”

-James Allen

The Laws of Creation

In my last post, ‘Empower Your Vision with Skill‘, I talked about the importance of vision and applying what you know (skill) to what you have seen (vision) so you can get what you want (purpose) in a more refined way. But one important question is ‘how?’

Whatever knowledge you have most times determines what you do when faced with challenges. It then depends on how you apply it, your skill that determines if you come out ‘alive’.

Like the ‘why’ question, ‘how’ is also one question that requires principled answers. It’s just like a kid asking you how to fish. Telling this kid the way to hold the hook and swing it won’t answer the question. But giving him answers like the kind of bait to use, the time of the day to fish and the part of the river to fish from would make things a lot easier. The same thing goes when you’re faced with the question of how to achieve your vision. You need to know the principles, the laws governing the whole process so you know what to do when you ought to do it.

This post is simply a product of a seminar I attended recently and in the next few sentences, I’ll be sharing with you what’s called the Laws of Creation.
You would agree with me that this world we live in didn’t just emerge out of thin air. It was ‘created’ through vision, for a purpose by someone who knew He had the power to create it, just like we have the power to create our own world. Let’s see a few laws on which this world was created.

1. The Law of the Source
The question here is who are you and where is your vision coming from? Is your vision as a result of your mind playing games on you or is it from a much higher power, a realm beyond your control? You really need to know the source of your vision so that you can decide if it’s worth the investment. God had a vision of the earth He wanted to create and it was definitely from no other higher source other than Him.

2. The Law of Confusion

Sounds strange right? “And the earth was without form and void” (Gen 1:2). According to the Oxford Dictionary, void means ‘completely lacking something’. Without form simply means not having any particular shape or arrangement. Whenever I feel that something is missing in anything I find myself doing, I can go haywire trying to find out the problem. What does this mean? You’re bound to be confused when that vision first arrives. The question, ‘where do I start?’ fills your mind and you start wondering whether you’re on the right track. Regardless of how confused the beginning appeared to be, God made something out of it. You’ll do the same.

3. The Law of Meditation.
“And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Gen 1:2). This is just like strolling a few blocks to ‘get some air’ or to ‘do some thinking’. I do this sometimes and it does help clear out all that confusion. What this really means is Think. Arrange all those broken pieces of thought and make a decision.
After thought comes action. “And God said…” (Gen 1:3)
Talk positively to the future you’re about to create. This is called ‘positive affirmation’. The world was created first with words, so start with that.

I’ll be dividing these laws into parts (series) so you don’t get overwhelmed all at once. In the next post, you’ll get to know the next three laws (i.e. The Laws of Illumination, Environment and Season).

Creation may be based on laws but is everything in life based on established laws or principles? I’d love to hear what you think.

For this glorious festive season, I’ll be giving away two quality ebooks by a respectable author for free. The first one, Power, Purpose and Service which goes for $9.68 on Lulu will be available for free download from the 24th to the 30th of December and the second, Droplets From Above, which goes for $7.10 on Lulu will be available for free download from the 30th of December to the 3rd of January. Don’t worry, I’ll write the reviews so you know what you’re downloading.

Who would I be giving them to?
The download links would be specially sent to
•    my email subscribers,
•    followers on Google Friend Connect,
•    Networkedblogs followers and
•    Deep-Think’s Facebook fans.

So if you want a copy, well I guess it’s simple to get yours. Make sure you check this blog at that time so you don’t miss out on any ‘extra stuff’.
This is just my way of saying, ‘Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year in advance!’ Enjoy the season!

Comments

  1. Hi James,

    I understand that ‘how’ is more important than ‘why.’We all are trying to achieve something in life and we all want to know how to get that thing. Some times ideas come to our mind by our own thinking and some time we learn it from others. But just think which is the fastest and most efficient way to learn ‘how,’ by your own self or by seeking help of some one who knows ‘how.’ Sometime it’s better to go out in to the world and connect with right people so that you get what you want or at least learn how to get what you want. Just a thought. Good Luck

  2. That’s an interesting way of looking at things and I can easily relate to “The Law of Confusion” although I probably wouldn’t have termed it that. I think everything in life is based on established laws or principles and if we actually lived out those principles, we’d be in pretty good shape instead of the shape we’re in! I’m looking forward to the Laws of Illumination!

  3. @Yogendra Rawat
    I do agree with you on that. No man is an island, we all need help at one time or the other, and we only get it from those who know ‘how’ to offer that help.
    @Sandra McLeod Humphrey
    I’m glad you also realize that understanding the principles is really important. Good to know that you look forward to my next post. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Wow! You are right: This is indeed a “deep-think” blog. It’s good to hear these principles told in another way. Reading them here set me thinking. Perhaps I could have borrowed a few of your expressions while writing my book on the topic. Unfortunately, the book is already out and available on Amazon :)

  5. @Olumide Adeleye
    Thanks for your comment. As I said, this post is a product of a seminar and well, particularly your message. Thanks for visiting.

  6. Source, confusion, meditation…nice one. I’m waiting for the next post to see how one can fit all the pieces of the jigsaw together. ‘Cos many people have visions but don’t know how to go about bringing it to fruition.

  7. Lanre,

    This is a great post and a concept that is well worth putting an effort into. Notice I said effort, it takes effort to create your future, to go through the steps you propose and maintain the effort until the desired results arrive. As with all laws sometimes it is difficult to continually live within the laws. I am looking forward to the rest of the laws and another article that I am positive will be great.

    Happy blogging,
    Jenn

  8. @Oluchi Ugwu
    Yeah, it’s a jigsaw but not a complex one. I’m glad you look forward to the next post. Thanks for your comment.

  9. Great opening quote which says it all for me. The dominant aspiration is what drives our ideas and how we achieve successes in our lives, whether personal or business. If you don’t know what you want, you can’t achieve much.
    Just my two cents!

  10. @MsJWoodard
    Nothing comes easy. A little hardwork is always involved. I’m glad you look forward to my next post.

    @Christine Speno
    Glad you see it that way. Thanks for your comment.

  11. Very inspiring post. Written in a way to make your mind ponder at things indeed. And i think Yogendra is right. We have to connect with the right people to get to where we are going most times.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  12. @Lily Johnson
    Even God needed help when He wanted to create man, He said, “Let Us make man…” Thanks for stopping by.

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