(1) KEEP MONEY IN ITS PLACE: –

The love of money is a root of all innocent things, and by reaching out for this love some have stabbed themselves all over with many pains said the bible. Money itself is useful in many ways we need it to do and achieve many things, so the issue is not money itself but the love of money, the love of money makes one a slave to money and money in turn become one's master, people who avidly chase after riches as a key to success as the key to success are, in fact pursuing a mirage, including inviting disappointment they invite pains. For example, while ardently pursuing wealth, people oftaint sacrifice relationships with families and friends. Others forgo needed sleep if not because of work, then because of anxiety or worry. The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich will not allow him to sleep, "says Ecclesiastes 5:12.

Money is not just cruel master but a deceitful one as well. Jesus Christ spoke of the deceptive power of riches. In other words, riches promise happiness, but they do not deliver it. They just create a craving for more. The man who loves money can never have enough.

The love of money is self-defeating and extremely leads to disappointments, frustrations, or even crime. More closely linked to happiness and success are generosity, a forgiving attitude, moral cleanliness, love, and spirituality.

(2) CULTIVATE A GENEROUS DISPOSITION:

There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving because you will always have some measure of happiness that you have helped you fellow human being, and the person you help will always remember you in prayer to God and will always pray for good things to come you and it will always come to you. While occasional giving can produce moment of happiness, a generous disposition can engender a state of happiness, of course generosity can be expressed in many ways, and often the most appreciated, is giving of oneself.

After reviewing several studies on altruism, happiness, and health, I concluded that being altruistic and extending help to others are associated with greater longevity, an improved sense of well being and better physical and mental health, including a reduction in depression.

Moreover those, who give generosity according to their means, do not suffer loss because of it. A generous man will prosper; he who is renews others will himself be refreshed said the scriptures.
Those who give generously according to their means do not suffer loss because of it. A generous man will prosper because he refreshes others, so he will always live prosperity; because he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed, that is the golden rule of generosity. In harmony with those words, people who are truly generous at heart-who do not give with a view to repayment- are appreciated and loved, especially God.

(3) Forgive

'' continue … forgiving one another freely if anyone has a cause for complaint
against another. Even as Jehovah freely forgave you, so do you also forgive others as the creator forgive you? Nowadays, forgiveness is often thrust aside; people prefer getting even over showing mercy. The result? Insult trigger insult, and violence. The harm may not stop there. "In a study of more than 4,600 18- to 30-years old," says a report in the Gazette of Montreal, Canada, researchers "found that the more hostile, frustrated and mean-spirited the personality" was, the more unhealthy the person 'lungs were. In fact, some of the harmful effects were even greater than those for current smoker! Indeed, a forgiving attitude is not just a good social lubricant but also good medicine! How can you become more forgiving? Start by talking an honest look at yourself. Do you not upset others at times? And do you not appreciate their forgiveness'? So why not be generous in extending mercy to others? In this regards it is also important to develop self control. "Count to ten or in some other way give yourself time to cool off. 16:32 better than a mighty man that suggest success.

(4) Comply With God's Standards

The commandment of Jehovah is clean, making the eye shine. To making the eyes shine. To put it simply, God's standards are good for us-physically, mentally, and emotionally. Among other things, they shield us from such harmful practices as drug abuse, drunkness, sexual misconduct, and viewing pornography. The resulting harm from these may come in the form of crime, poverty, mistrust, family breakdown, mental and emotional problems, disease, and even untimely death. On the positive side, those who comply with God's standards foster wholesome secure relationships as well as self-respect and inner peace. At Isaiah 48:17, 18, God says that he is "The one teaching you to tread in the way in which you should walk." And he adds: "O if only you would actually pay attention to my commands! Then your peace would become just like a river, and your peace would become just like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea." Yes, our creator wants the very best for us. He wants us to tread in the way "of real success. Take the example of a man named Stephen who happened to be a neighbor of one Mr. Friday, It all happened when Mr. Friday wife was allegedly sick and was diagnosed of cancer, Mr. Friday had no means of taking his wife to the hospital and needed to take his wife to the hospital because of the condition of the illness and he went to Mr. Stephen for help after explaining all he was going through, without much hesitation Mr Stephen rushed to Mr. Friday's house and the both of them took the woman to the hospital and this woman was in a state of jeopardy but because of the help of Mr. Stephen and offsetting of the bills was what what Mr. Stephen did, at the long run the life of Mr. Friday's wife was saved. Mr. Friday and his wife ever lived to appreciate the help and kindness Mr. Stephen showed to a family, so that after some years even when Mr. Stephen had no money, no job and every thing for him became up side down, and God had raised Mr. Friday.

(5) Show Unselfish Love

Love builds up can you imagine a life without love? What a hollow, unhappy existence that would be! "If I … do not have love {for others}, I am nothing … I am not profited at all," wrote the Christian apostle Paul under divine inspiration, the form of love here is not the sexual kind, which , of course, has its place. Rather, it is a richer more lasting love governed by godly principles. Such love helps us to be successful in our relationship with others especially in our relationship with family members. Couples should rejoice with each other in the bible truth, couples should be determined to resolve their marital problems in the spirit of love.

(6) Be Conscious of your Spiritual Need:

Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need. 5: 3) Unlike animals, humans have the capacity to appreciate spiritual things. Here, we ask such questions as, what is the purpose of life? Is there a creator? What happens to us when we die? What does the future hold? clearly, our creator wants more for us than temporary success for a mere 70 or 80 years. He wants us to be successful forever! So now is the time for to learn about your creator. Jesus said: "This means everlasting life the taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth Jesus Christ." (John 17: 3) (John 17: 3) "As you gain that knowledge and apply it in your life, you will discover for yourself that the blessing of Jehovah ……. is what makes rich, and he adds no pain with it, so just apply the principles you just read and you will be on your way to success.



Source by Akpan Awo

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