Learning from Rev. Ike

What we must first understand is that what creates our reality is where and how we focus our thoughts, where we put our attention, and with what intention we focus our thoughts and intentions.  Reverend Ike taught that the psychology of money is success and prosperity. He taught that when it comes to reality, there is nothing but that which is already in our minds.

 

Never express an indifference to money, because when you do, you ward it off. It doesn’t  come to you. When you say you don’t have seed to sow, you express an indifference to money. When you do that, the law of attraction dictates that the money must in turn become indifferent to you. It will. You must make your mind a comfort zone for money. Get rid of your money-rejection complex.

 

We are not worshipping money, here, but giving praise over it the way Jesus gave praise over the five fishes and two loaves in Matthew 14:16-21. What happened when He gave praise and thanks? The fishes and the loaves multiplied. What would happen if you lifted up your money today? What would take place right now if you grabbed your money and gave praise? The next time you got ready to circulate it, it would come back in a never-ending cycle of increase and enjoyment. So, give it and praise.

Dedicate your heart to God, and the blessings follow. The believer who focuses his sight on the Lord views his wealth in abundance because He is in the Lord. Dedicate your money to the Lord. Do not view money and God to be separate ends of the spectrum. That’s exactly what Satan wants you to think. He wants you to view money to be evil, and that if you have money, you won’t have God, and if you have God, you won’t have money. It doesn’t make sense, because we serve a God of abundance. Wealth comes from God. Remember, He gives us the ability to produce wealth.

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ENROLLMENT

The primary contribution of leaders is to enroll people in their own vision. As a leader enrolls the people he leads into the vision, he is keeping them motivated and stimulated, and thereby committed to making the vision a reality. Whether you call it salesmanship, persuasion, or communication, leaders are firm, and are passionate in making their vision clear that this drives people to move to action.

 

The so called “enrollment” is at the very core of an effective leadership.

When we say enrollment, it means opening up to a new possibility for another so that he can take action on it. Whether your enrollment is as a manager, a parent, a spouse, a friend, or a neighbor, your ability to produce results is dependent on your prowess to interact with people in a manner that accomplishes something.

 

Leadership empowers people to live in a perspective that their visions are not just important but are achievable. Leaders are those people who are ordinary in every way except that their zeal about vision is so compelling that they are already living passionately to the direction of their visions.  Everyone has a vision of tomorrow. We have our own dreams, our ideals in life. The question is, “How far can you go to take that vision into being?” “How passionate are you to make that vision into a reality?”

 

 

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DO YOU HAVE A DISTINCT VISION?

In our day to day living, people are not committed to having an extraordinary vision. We are in every way normal, seeing just what everybody else sees. However, in leadership, it’s not the case. Leaders are expected to have a very distinguished and extraordinary vision, not the kind that sees through walls but vision that brings forth vision and action from the people they lead.

 

There are two important ideas that leaders understand. First is the distinction between results and mere reasons and rationalizations. Results are the source of the most reliable information about the efficacy of our practices. On the other hand, reasons and rationalizations are those that clouds up the real thing to make things look good. Leaders with the presence of vision can discern the difference of a result from that of an explanation of the results. Though it is true that there are more to be considered than just results, leaders who act with vision honor the information that is brought about by results. They understand what it takes as the main indicator of the next path in fulfilling a vision. Leaders are well aware that there is more to just looking good, and that is their commitment to fulfil their vision.

 

Second thing that leaders consider an important idea is the understanding that we are basically social beings. And social beings that we are, we are wired to relate to one another. This goes to say that an individual “I” does not survive except that it correlates with the rest of the universe. With that being said, leaders accept and appreciate the fact that our interdependence, together with the powerful possibilities around us is put together towards a great vision.

 

 

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Protect Your Integrity

Integrity—this is one thing that every inspirational leader cannot go without. Vision and passion are regarded with high importance, but we cannot deny the fact that these things will not be valid unless the group is able to trust the person who is leading. No one will be inspired to follow a leader’s footsteps if he does not value integrity. The leader is of the same value as the direction he provides his people. Transformation in leadership happens when people are inspired by a leader who tells the truth and who practices righteousness in what he says and does.

 

If a leader aims to see his people follow his lead in accomplishing the vision, he has to keep a good track record—one that testifies that what he promises he does. A leader cannot be passionate about casting his vision but not act in accordance with that vision. In leadership, a leader’s actions play out on the stage of the organization. It is up to how a leader acts whether he will gain his people’s applause or rejection.

 

Language is a medium leaders use in creating a future.

  • A leader must have the capability to bring his group into experiencing the

vision.

  • We have the freedom to alter our future’s possibility.
  • Leaders must be an inspiration to the people they lead.
  • The vision of leadership must be more than a statement hanging on a wall;

it must be evident in the actions, beliefs, values, and goals of the organization’s leaders.

 

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Your Tithe Must Be Pleasing to God

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Your tithe must come from the heart and from your own honest sources. This is what we call righteous giving…

There are people who want to give and bless others but their giving is not from their own pockets. Do you think God will be happy with this kind of giving? Do you really believe that you are a blessing to other people if you give to them what you gain in deceit?

Before we give back our tithes, let us reflect on how and where we get it. A tithe is supposed to be God’s own. Does God own anything that is unrighteous? Surely, He does not, for God is a holy God.

The Integrity of Our Tithe

How we produce the crops that we bring to the storehouse is more valuable than the weight of crops we brought in it. In other words, more than giving the right amount, we must also make sure that our ways in giving are also righteous.

If the tithe that you are about to give seems to be unpleasing to the eyes of the Lord, then will you still give it? Does our holy God accept anything that is not holy? Will God rather see us not offering anything than to see us giving back what He does not deserve? Think about it. It is written that no dishonest person will be allowed into heaven.

If a thief cannot enter the Kingdom, then what more the stolen possession which has been offered to the Kingdom? Always remember that even if our desire is to do well but if our means are not right, still no good will come out of it.

Rightful Worship

Tithing is an act of worship. In fact, all the things that we do must be a pleasant worship to the Lord. The question is, “Are we all rightful worshipers in the sight of God?”

Yes, we give to God our tithes, but where did you get your wealth to tithe? Maybe you gain your wealth from your allowance, salaries, investments, profits, etc., and these are all good sources. But, is our job, school, or business running with integrity?

We ought to work for the Lord, and we cannot deny the fact that in front of God, we can never keep anything. Our unrighteous deeds are not hidden from His eyes. This is why we have to live a life of honesty and work with uprightness in order to offer God a rightful worship. If our work is done with righteousness, then it will be a pleasing sight to the Lord.

If our wealth is achieved with complete honesty, then our tithe is in integrity.

Inspire People

Leadership must be inspirational. Leaders must have the ability to inspire people in order for them to reach great heights of performance and aim for success. For leadership to be effective, a leader must be seen with zeal and purpose. One cannot inspire if he himself does not know why he is doing the things he is actually doing, nor if he is non-enthusiastic about what he says.
Because of this, it is vital for a leader to have the ability to communicate his passion. Leaders create an inspirational culture in an organization.

How can a leader inspire the people he leads? A leader has zeal about the mission and vision of the organization. An inspirational leader does not keep that passion to himself but shares it in a way that others will feel the same way, too. Being able to share the nature of the vision and mission is vital. A leader must influence other people to feel and realize that their work has purpose and meaning beyond the work they do every single day. Transformation happens when people have a bigger picture of things. When the big picture is often communicated, it reinforces the reason why the organization exists. It gives meaning to what people are doing, and therefore emphasizes their worth in taking part of the organization.

Aside from communicating one’s passion, the inspirational leader gives ear to the organization. Sharing what you are passionate about, it means that you also are ready to listen and allow inputs, ideas, and thoughts from your group. No organization receives a hundred percent support on the same passion, to work on a certain goal, but hearing the input and the side comments all together will help you as a leader in incorporating these ideas or at least, understand where they are coming from.

Another thing about being an inspirational leader is making people feel important and included. This sense of inclusion goes beyond listening and giving feedback. People have to feel that intimacy of being connected to the

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YOU CAN CAUSE ANYTHING

There is nothing you cannot be cause-in-the-matter of. Being cause-in-the-matter is not a matter of conclusion based on what you have observed in the past. Instead, it is a stand you take so that the events you face occur in a new context; a context wherein you are the cause-in-the-matter. Thus, if you see effects that are wrong or unpleasant, you can have the power to change it.

 

As the cause of all matter, you have the power to rewrite your future. You have the power to direct your life. When you can lead yourself, chances are you are capable of leading the group as well. How can you lead a group, if you cannot even lead your life?

 

 

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YOUR AWARENESS FOR THE THINGS YOU CAUSE

“Being cause in the matter” means you become the cause of everything in your life, as a stand you take for yourself and your life, and acting from that stand (Echeverria, Erhard, Granger, Jensen, & Zaffron, 2013). Taking a stand reveals an expression of your response-ability.

 

In any given matter, if you can have the power to cause something to happen, then this translates to power. The degree by which you become a victim of circumstance or you declare that you cannot control your experiences reveal your perspective of the degree of power you have over your life.  Thus, the fact that you cause something reveals you have power of it.

 

Echeverria, et al. (2013) describes you being the “cause in the matter” to  be a declaration, which is a place from which you view or deal with a set of facts that constitute a condition. Most of the time, you focus on the circumstances. You allow the problem to be so big that it consumes you. Instead of being evidence-based, you can become commitment-based by declaring you are cause-in-the-matter.

Being cause-in-the-matter is about creating the willingness in yourself to experience yourself as the cause (Echeverria et al., 2013). Thus, being cause-in-the-matter declares your commitment to be the author of your experiences (cause), rather than just a character in the story (effect).

 

As a stand, being cause-in-the-matter allows you to see the facts of the conditions you are faced with. In this regard, you will see opportunities to be effective. In the context by which you create or that you are the Cause, you will be able to see open doors for transformation. You set for yourself a context of Self as the source for the content.

 

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Are you RESPONSE-ABLE?

Your ability to respond to a situation is your response-ability. You have a responsibility for the choices you make. When do you feel most powerless? It is when you have no control over a situation. It is when we have no choice in the matter. On the other hand, we are empowered by increasing our awareness of choice. Your sense of power is proportional to your ability to respond and your awareness of your choice. In every situation, our response-ability is expressed when we ask, “What must I do?” rather than our usual, “What can I do?”

We gain power when we understand that we have the power to transform the way events “occur” to us. Reality creation is an issue of power. Thus, you need understand what power is. Even when events present the worst scenario for you, your response-ability will reveal your choices. You can respond to an offer by choosing whether or not you will take it. Response-ability is described to be unconditional, because your responses are not dictated by external circumstances or by instinct (Kofman, 2006). External factors and inner drives influence you, but you always have a choice. As a
human-being, you have autonomy. The more you are aware about your autonomy, the more unconditioned your responses will be. Your ability to respond does not equate to your ability to succeed. There is no guarantee that you will always get what you intend in the end. The guarantee is that as long as you are alive and conscious, you can respond to your circumstances in order to pursue your desired future. This power to respond is a unique characteristic for humans. Your response-ability is a direct expression of your rationality, your will, and your freedom. Your humanity gives you your response-ability.

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“Murmurings”

 

The inner voice can be the constant source of complaints in your head. A “murmuring” is described as a persistent complaint or a fixed way of being. Complaints can be about you, about others, about others to you, or about others to others. One of the main reasons why we “murmur” is because we intend to avoid taking responsibility. Murmuring are a denial of your true being as a co-creator of your life and your experiences.

 

We can view a murmuring like a scam operation. You get something out of being a certain way. However, as you get pay-offs, you also pay some cost. Your desire to get ahead or to get a better deal will lead to a greater cost.

For example, the desire to dominate can result in the lack of satisfaction. The desire to justify or to invalidate others can cause you your fulfillment. The desire to win or to make others lose can cause you your relationships and so on.  You cannot get your payoff without paying the cost.  When you become aware of murmuring and when you take responsibility for them, you are able to elevate your performance as a leader.

 

Murmuring has four elements: 1) A persisting complaint; 2) A pattern of behavior that goes with the complaint; 3) Payoff for having this complaint continue; 4) The cost of the behavior.

For example, the mother is always complaining that her husband is messy. Every time she sees her husband being messy, like with his closet, she gets into an argument with him. She nags him every time he is messy. The payoff for this continued complaint is she gets to be right about her husband making a mess and she avoids being under the domination of the husband. The fourth element is the cost. The cost is the husband will get tired of his nagging wife and he will distance himself from his wife.

 

Another illustration, think about a bachelor with commitment issues. The persisting complaint is that he is annoyed by women who are too needy. Every time he dates a new girl and she begins to ask him to spend more time with her or whatever kind of demand, he will break up with her. The payoff is that he will not have to be with “demanding” girlfriends. But the underlying reason is that he is afraid to commit or to invest too much time or energy.

 

The payoff, he misses out on finding someone he can truly commit to and have a satisfying relationship with.  The payoff, he misses out on finding someone he can truly commit to and have a satisfying relationship with.  The payoff is what keeps the murmuring going, which in most cases, this goes on for years. Maybe the payoff is that the person gets to be right. This reveals how a murmuring can sometimes feed a person’s pride. However, what is the cost? We lose joy, peace, and even relationships with the people we love because of these murmuring.

 

As leaders, you need to determine your personal murmuring and eliminate them. You also need to identify the murmuring of the members of the group. Once you do this, you will be able to communicate transformation more effectively.   payoff is what keeps the murmuring going, which in most cases, this goes on for years. Maybe the payoff is that the person gets to be right. This reveals how a murmuring can sometimes feed a person’s pride. However, what is the cost? We lose joy, peace, and even relationships with the people we love because of these murmuring.

 

As leaders, you need to determine your personal murmuring and eliminate them. You also need to identify the murmuring of the members of the group. Once you do this, you will be able to communicate transformation more effectively.

 

 

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