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Hi guys, I just finished writing a great titled STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN LIFE.
I am seeking for advise on how to
1.Publish the book
2. Market it
3.Decide if to publish it as an ebook alone
4.Create value for people out of the book.
For those that can spare some minutes, help me review the first two chapters below
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN LIFE
INSPIRED BY THE 23RD PSALM
STEP BY STEP TO SUCCESS FOLLOWING A DIVINE S.O.P
(God’s standard operating procedure)
Can you see what is hidden in the 23rd psalm?
The lord is my shepherd.
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pasture.
He leads me besides still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in the path of righteousness for his name sake.
Though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I shall fear no evil.
For he is with me.
His rod and his staff they comfort me.
He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
He anoints my head with oil
My cup runneth over.
Surely his goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
I shall dwell in the house of the lord
Forever and ever.
I have been struggling through life and wondering if there are no definite steps I could take to take me to a place of success, fulfillment and enduring inner peace.
I also noticed that a lot of people around me where also struggling with the same issue. One day, I came across a principle of business called Standard Operation Procedure. It was a process by which great businesses where able to replicate their successes no matter where they found themselves.
Take Coca cola for example. Any where you go, the taste is the same. It does not matter the country or culture of the people in that place. Take Toyota too, no matter where you see a Toyota; there are things you are guaranteed to get from it when you drive it.
I now thought to myself. It these processes helped a business to replicate its success, there must be ways by which I could replicate the self actualization enjoyed by great men especially great men in recorded history like Abraham, David, Jesus e.t.c.
I then began a search to discover the ultimate Standard operating Procedure that could guide me and lead me to self fulfillment and happiness. One day, I stumbled across Psalm 23.
I have been reading Psalm 23 before but that day, its light just went on in my head on that particular day and I saw something. I saw what, if I could have the patience to practice, will guide me to success and fulfillment.
Some highly successful people in our world have been following the steps of the SOP in their path to success without really knowing that they were following a DIVINE S.O.P.
I recently read about David Green the owner of Hubby who is a billionaire. By reading about his life, I could see the steps of the S.O.P being lived out in my generation.
I saw magic in the 23rd psalm of David and I realised it contained God’s S.O.P in leading us to success and happiness. The Psalm opened my eye.
In the 23rd psalm lies the secret to success for those that can read in between the lines of what God revealed to David in the twenty third Psalms.
Every great system has a standard operation procedure by which it yields its great results. Hidden in the above psalm is God’s standard operating procedure.
Psalm 23 is a line by line instruction of how to walk with God and obtain the goodness and mercy packaged for the man or woman who will obey the rules deciphered from the 23rd psalm.
It is not a religious book per se but contains instructions that can guide anyone that is ready to tryout what the book is saying.
We all seek Fulfillment, peace and happiness in our lives. If we will follow the step by step instructions found in this psalm and learn from the examples of different great achievers found in this book, we will definitely achieve our heart desire no matter what they are
IT ALL BEGAN WITH A SHEPHERD NAMED DAVID
When David was still a young boy with a very receptive mind, watching over his father’s flock out in the stars filled sky of Bethlehem night he was open to receive pure knowledge from God.
God dropped into David’s heart HIS STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE stating how God operates and relates with man.
David studied the standard operating procedure, lived it and became the greatest man God ever related to after Jesus.
The SOP is found in breaking down psalm 23. In it, God reveals to anyone who meditates on the word of God day and night how he or she can obtain the best result of whatever they want from God.
It shows how God operates in relating with man so that any man who understands it and operates the S.O.P will get exactly the same kind of result and influence over God that David got.
For one to really understand and use the SOP psalm, you need to get rid of the verses in the psalm and really look at it in its raw form.
You must break it down in parts and then begin to see the steps God walk us through in making us his friend. This was just what he did with Abraham and David, the two people he regarded as his close friends in the bible. This is God’s process of helping us reach the peak of our career and purpose in life.
The psalm is arranged like a ladder. Each rung of the ladder gives us specific instruction about what to do at that level. The SOP ladder is not for those who are in a hurry. The moment you try to jump over any level, you will just come crashing down.
In my walk up the ladder, I have crashed several times so I know from experience that you cannot rush up this particular ladder.
It must be taken one step at a time. You must master one level before proceeding to the next. By so doing, you will achieve success and fulfillment beyond your wildest dream.
We will now take each part of the psalm and create a ladder that leads directly into the throne of God’s grace and mercy where we will find the ultimate desire of our heart.
LADDER BASE: THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
My son hates being alone while he is sleeping. If he turns around while sleeping and cannot feel anyone around him, he will release a huge scream. However, when he knows that I am sleeping beside him or if he is sleeping in my arms, he can sleep through a storm.
My boy believes that his daddy is his protector and as long as he knows that I am beside him, he will not allow any dreamy monster or fear disturb his sleep. For my boy, his daddy is his shepherd.
Abraham believed that there was a God out there watching out for him. This was why there was no argument to listen to that God when he told Abraham to move to Canaan.
David was a little boy left in the wilderness alone to face dangers of lions and bears but he knew and believed that there was a God that was personally taking care of him.
The base of God’s SOP is to personally believe that you have a God that is watching out for you and taking care of you. It is not the belief that there is a God but the kind of believe that the father of the possessed boy whom Jesus disciples could not heal asked Jesus to help him with when he said “I believe Lord, help my unbelief”.
The little boy’s father believed God could heal but he needed help to believe that God through Jesus will personally come to watch over him to take care of his personal issues and heal his son.
That is the critical part of the SOP without which every other part of the procedure will be ineffective in our lives. You must believe that there is a God who is at this very moment standing in front, behind, around, below and above you.
You must believe that he is personally there just to take care of you. You must cease to see Him as God but as MY GOD. You must call him ABBA FATHER.
You must believe that your God has no other duty but to guide and direct you. You must see a God that made Genesis chapters one and two specifically for you and not just for creation.
You must, most importantly, on your own tune into his frequency seeking to listen to hear that your personal God just as a sheep’s ear is always tuned to the voice of the shepherd. This is so that you can hear Him when He talks to you and not just when He talks.
You must listen for that still small voice that Elijah heard. The voice that Abraham heard and the voice that kept David company in dark lonely nights alone with his father’s flock.
You have your own ‘God voice’ speaking to you. If you would listen without hardening your heart from human wisdom, you will hear him. Have you ever been in a situation where something told you to move and immediately you moved, an accident happened at the spot where you were standing?
Has there been a time when you got instruction to solve a pressing problem from seemingly nowhere. That is the voice of your Shepherd. When you tune into his personal frequency for you, you will hear him more often.
There is really nothing extra ordinary about great spiritual and some secular leaders. They are just ordinary man like Elijah was. The major difference is that most of them where tuned to that voice that spoke them.
A Journalist could not believe how Nelson Mandela could pass through all he passed through without bitterness against his suppressors.
During an interview, Mandela told him that in prison, he went daily to communion and that strengthen his believe that God will see him through. Mandela knew that the Lord was his shepherd even while in solitary confinement.
That is the kind of knowledge required at the beginning of your walk with God. A belief that God exist and He is always there to care for you like a shepherd.
When I was in the university, I was part of the student union executive. Once in a while, the student body will demonstrate about one issue or the other.
During one of the demonstrations, the Dean of the student affairs department called some of us aside and told us something that is very vital to someone who wants God to be his shepherd.
He said to us “You are now hiding under the umbrella of a student body to cause civil disturbance but be aware that when we, the school authority want to deal with you, we will deal with each of you individually”.
He made me realise that though I was part of a group, I was first and foremost an individual.
Most people tend to approach God with a ‘WE’ mentality. If you truly want the SOP to work for you, you must approach God with a ME mindset.
In this walk, you must see God as MY SHEPHERD and not our shepherd. He must be to you ‘My God who art in heaven’ and not ‘Our God who art in heaven’.
This level of the SOP demands a very personal touch and relationship between you and God that does not allow a third party.
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