ACHIEVE GREATNESS WITH YEMI AND BIMBO DAVIDS
Day 27 October 2019
Conduct brings favour – Part 2
Scriptural Reference: “Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous” – 1 Peter 3:8
I advise that you attend pieces of training that will enhance your personal development. Greatness requires a lot of protocol and special relationships in our lives have unspoken rules attached; how to talk, when to talk, how to visit, when to visit, etc. In my hometown, there is a proverb that says, ‘the child that knows how to wash his hands will dine with the elders’. This has to do with attitude, ethics and carriage. If you know how to do these things properly, it creates currents of favour that promote you beyond your age and generation. We should take a cue from the way Joseph responded to Pharaoh when he was to interpret the dream. He never boasted in himself, he simply said, “…it is not in me, God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace” Gen 41: 16.
Look at the level of trust in God, look at the humility. How do you act when you stand before greatness? How do you handle confidential matters? How do you discuss great people around you? There is not one great man or woman without a flaw but are you magnifying the flaw and using it as a weapon against them gossip and backbiting.
I am highly privileged to have great men of faith as spiritual mentors; I have guarded these relationships jealously for more than 10 years. It takes hard work, commitment and understanding the laws of protocol to keep these relationships properly lubricated, and the results are mind-blowing. Little by little, my greatness is emerging after their order. There is a protocol to the palace, and if it is well understood, it will not only take you to the palace, it will keep you there.
Courtesy lubricates our day to day relationships, which breeds favour. ‘Please’ is a million-dollar word, so appreciate people especially when they go out of their way to do things. Be polite; be courteous (I Peter 3: 8). It pays great dividends and creates currents of favour.
Daily digest: Read Genesis 41:16
Prayer: As you clothe the children of Israel with favour in Egypt clothe me with favour so heathens can bless me in the name of Jesus!