The importance of favour (I)

Life is an unending web of relationships hence our success, impact, input and output is heavily hinged and linked to how our relationships are maximized. There is no way we can live a successful and fulfilled life all by ourselves.

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” Herman Melville

The issue of relationship is especially critical because people are the channels and agents through which life operates. No relationship is natural. Every relationship is a carrier of influence, for good or for evil. Every person we meet, have contact with and interact with is a potential channel to release into our lives help, influence, power and ability to move our lives forward or backwards.

To get the best of life and to have relationships facilitate our success we must realize that the starting point is to have a right value on ourselves and have the right priorities.

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.” Author Unknown

We must understand that life always produces a ripple effect if we see things right. We need people and people need us. People are the channels through which favour will be released into our lives. Favour manifest in a person’s willingness to use what they have (time, money, resources, contacts, skills, etc) to actively advance our lives.

“Life is not a game of Solitaire; people depend on one another. When one does well, others are lifted. When one stumbles, others also are impacted. There are no one-man teams—either by definition or natural law. Success is a cooperative effort; it’s dependent upon those who stand beside you.” Jon M. Huntsman Snr

Favour is a major determinant factor in how effective people will be in our lives to advance us. It will determine how much impact they will have in our lives so we can execute our dreams and carry out our life assignments and mandate. Favour also is what will determine the inflow of blessings, helps and opportunities into our lives. A man without favour is a stranded man.

We therefore, need to fully grasp the concept of favour.

When it comes to favour we need good understanding. “Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.” Proverbs 13:15.

There are some body of knowledge we need to understand without which favour might be elusive or at best not maximized.

Favour is extremely important and it is a force which is unbeatable. Once the force of favour is released it is unstoppable. It will by-pass every barrier and opposition to get its job done. Favour is the oil that makes the wheel of life spin smoothly.

To be continued

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