Speeding Up Your Results
1. Admit your inferiority and and become a student again.
“Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. 1 Kings 3:7 NLT
And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted! 1 Kings 3:8 NLT
Most people miss Opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison.
2. Seek wisdom and apply it toward your goals.
Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” 1 Kings 3:9 NLT
“..I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 1:13a ESV
Where to find wisdom:
3. When you can be trusted, God will give you more than you ask for.
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So God replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies—I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life.” 1 Kings 3:10-14 NLT
If you’re a crook in small things, you’ll be a crook in big things. If you’re not honest in small jobs, who will put you in charge of the store? Luke 16:10-11 MSG
And if you cannot be trusted with things that belong to someone else, who will give you things of your own? Luke 16:12 NCV
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.. Ephesians 3:20 NAS
Look at 5 people real quick that speak to us about 5 qualities that need to live or die for our dreams to flourish
1. Sons of Barzillai - Let generosity Live - 1 Kings 2:7
2. Adonijah - Let self-promotion Die - 1 Kings 2:24
3. Abiathar the priest - Let boundaries Live - 1 Kings 2:26-27
4. Joab - Let negative emotions Die - 1 Kings 2:28-31
5. Shimei - Let forgiveness Live - 1 Kings 2:36-37
Message Notes: The Holy Bible, New Living Translation, English Standard Version, New Century Version, New American Standard. Message, by Eugene Peterson. Secrets of the Richest Man Who Ever Lived, by Mike Murdock. Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone. How to Pass the Trust T