ENVIRONMENT IS EVERYTHING!
Preface: As we continue in our series, unfolding the secrets behind success, let us consider the importance of environment. Environments matter, even nature teaches this truth. Just as every seed cannot grow in every soil, so we cannot thrive around everyone, we cannot flourish in every place and we cannot produce results by doing everything. Though majestic and beautiful, there is an environmental reason why palm trees do not line the streets of Canadian cities as they do in Californian cities. In like manner the seeds of our success are tied to the environment in which they are sown and cultivated. In Part 2 we will look at the significance of the right environment by examining the importance of people, places, and practices, with an end goal of choosing our environments carefully!
1. PEOPLE: EVERYONE IS NOT OUR ENVIRONMENT:
SEEDS: Like Minds Go Together, (Amos 3:3). Frustration!
SAGACITY: Wise Minds Grow Together, (Prov. 13:20). Fools!
SOBRIETY: Serious Minds Gain Together, (Ps. 1:1-3). Fruits!
Lesson: Our People Climate Will Impact Our Success!
2. PLACES: EVERYWHERE IS NOT OUR ENVIRONMENT:
SURFACE SOILS – Surface Environments Do Not Last, (Matt. 13:4). Birds!
STONY SOILS – Shallow Environments Get Burnt, (Matt. 13:5-6). Burning!
SOFT SOILS – Serious Environments Yield Fruit, (Matt. 13:8-9). Bountiful!
Lesson: Our Placement Will Impact Our Success!
3. PRACTICES: EVERYTHING IS NOT OUR ENVIRONMENT:
HOBBIES = Distinguish Between Schemes & Passions, (Ecc. 7:29). Water-Lapping! (Judges 7:5)
HABITS = Discipline Passion Into Nature, (Prov. 23:7a). Self-Discipling!
HANDIWORK: Drive Nature Into Productivity, (Matt. 7:20). Fruit Bearing!
Lesson: Our Practices Point To Our Success!
PRAYER: FATHER, SITUATE US IN ENVIRONMENTS TO SUCCEED!