Earlier this year, I wrote a blog series entitled “Who Am I?” in which I explored questions of identity, origin, and purpose for humanity (you can revisit the series here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three). I have since expanded and developed this content into a book entitled Who Am I? 5 Breakthrough Questions and Answers – Identity, Origin, Purpose. It will be the fifth book in the Kingdom System Series. We are preparing this book for launch very soon, and you will be able to pick it up for a donation at the Kingdom School & Ministry website.
In Who Am I?, the foundation is presented with supporting evidence for answers for your consideration to some of humanity’s most dominant and challenging questions. The quest for answers and for understanding these questions that are presented is universal. Everyone who is capable of thought and consideration asks these same questions. They are not complicated. However, so many of the answers and the assumptions that we have accepted in the past fall short of providing workable and satisfactory results and outcomes. They are often based on religious assumptions and not on relational and experiential data and facts. Finding correct answers is crucially important for the development of an accurate understanding of what is a real and an accurate description of success and in humanity’s ability to experience a successful and a meaningful life on this planet and forever.
Are we asking the correct questions? Most of the books and materials that are available for our consideration of what success is, address in detail “how” we can be successful in this life. I have written several books and a great deal of other materials that address our God’s plan for humanity’s success. Our God’s plans for us are for our success. Success that is real and that lasts forever, not just an understanding that is based only on the temporary, in-time portion of our life. What are the directions and the provisions that are supplied to us from our God? The short answer is that the Kingdom System is the method and the plan that our God personally delivered to the Earth for humanity to engage in and to employ in order understand what real success is and how to achieve their success personally.
For all of this to operate and to function successfully we must first understand “what” success is. I am confident we have developed a picture in our minds of what we have decided that success is for us and for others. Are we correct? How did we arrive at our understanding? Was it by observation of the things that we see around us on this planet, and have we made a decision from that observation of what we wanted to accomplish and what we wanted to become in our life on this planet? Or, was it by the objective analysis and the critical evaluation of the issue of what success is in order to form a correct and qualified decision and understanding? Has your evaluation proven to be accurate? Can you look at your own experience and the results of others that you have observed, and categorically say, “I have it, this is it. This is what real and lasting success really is? Accurately understanding what success really is, is important. This is where we begin. What is real success for us personally?
The measure and the most commonly used determinant that most of humanity today and in the past considers to be the real test and the accepted standard for success is based on money and what money can buy. How much money do you have? How many “things” do you have that money has bought? Houses, property – land and buildings, automobiles, airplanes, boats, yachts, travel, vacation, entertainment, memberships, grown-up toys – motorcycles, water toys, ATVs, and clothes, jewelry, Businesses, Power, Fame, and a host of other “things.” All of these and many more that are not referenced here, are all temporary and they will not leave this planet with you. They are not transferrable.
Time is a finite commodity. We only get a set amount of time. Time is an extremely small portion of our eternity. When we depart time and enter the next component/experience of our eternity, the hereafter and our forever hereafter, there will be no more time for us. The here and now, is the smallest and the shortest component of our eternity, and the only time that we will ever receive or get in our existence as an eternal spirit. Is it worthy of note and important for us to recognize and to understand that we do not take the “things” that we have accumulated in time with us? Nor do we get credit for having had them. They do not add points to our hereafter experience.
Why then, do we live our lives as if time is all there is for us? Why would we spend and expend all of our time, and all of our effort in time, on time and in pursuing something or simply “things” that will not exist in the forever hereafter component of our eternity. We cannot be focused on the things that are confined to our present time and our experience on this planet and leave out and miss the most important part of who we are.
Outside of Family and our relationships on this planet that impact eternity, ours and theirs, most everything else (things) could be considered disposable. What does that mean? Intended to be used once, or until no longer useful, and then thrown away. We are only in-time once. This may be shocking and even appear to be somewhat severe. However, if the things and the pursuit of things which are exclusive to time are shutting out our ability to focus and to concentrate on things that are eternal and on our eternalness and the important matters of our forever, we should take whatever measures that are necessary to change the direction and the course of our lives, beginning with correctly prioritizing the way that we think and what we believe about time and what really matters in our life in time.
I have more thoughts on this subject that I will share with you next week. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below if the concepts I’m talking about resonate with you. Blessings on you!