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The Path of Destiny

pathway to destiny

D = Decision          E = Envision          S = Salvation          T = Transformation  I = Inspiration                      N = Negotiation     Y = Yielding

D=DECISION:  Decision is the process of making a choice from alternatives. It takes a great decision to make a great destiny. Not to decide is also a decision. When you decided not to decide, you have already taken a great decision in your life. There are four major decisions that are crucial to man/woman: Decision on who to serve, what to do in life (career), who to marry and where to live in life. When you make a decision to serve the most-high God, you will find yourself in the highest point of success.

E=ENVISION: Human beings are product of their vision. What are you seeing? You cannot feature into the future you have not pictured. It is your mental picture that determines your real future. What is going to manifest in your life in the nearest future starts from now. Never take a long break at the end of chapter one of your life. The future you don’t prepared for, will take you by surprise.

S=SALVATION: No matter the level of success you attain in life, until you know God, you can never fulfill your destiny. If you doubt the accuracy of my statement, endeavor to ask Nicodemus or Zeccheaus in the bible. These personalities have riches but they felt empty without salvation. The day they have an encounter with Jesus, their lives changed. Your true fulfillment in life comes after salvation experience.

T=TRANSFORMATION:  For you to fulfill your destiny, you must be transformed internally and externally. Transformation is a process of abandoning your old ways of living and embracing a new way of living.  The scripture says, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things become new” (2 Corinthians 5: 17).

I=INSPIRATION: We need divine inspiration to make impact in our generation. The Holy book declares, “There is a spirit in man but the inspiration of the almighty gives him understanding.” We need an inspiration from God to fulfill our destiny. Inspiration doesn’t come when you are in a beer parlor or disco party but it comes during your quiet time and meditation.

N=NEGOCIATION:    Life can never give you what you wish for but what you negotiated for. To fulfill your destiny, you must negotiate with nature – what you want from life. If God had not negotiated with the devil concerning the affliction of Job, Satan would have taken his life. Life is all about negotiation. What you don’t negotiate for can never come your way.

Y=YIELDING:   After the creation of man, God instructed him – be fruitful, increase, multiply, replenish, dominate and have subdue. Our God is a God of multiplication, not a God of subtraction. Therefore, to fulfill your destiny, you must increase, multiply, replenish, dominate and subdue on the surface of the earth according to the precept of God.


10 Keys To Become Outstanding In Life


1. Reading    2. Positive Mind-set     3. God’s Knowledge    4. Vision  5. Focus      6. Determination        7. Persistence         8. Self-control 9. Preparation    10. Time Management

Abraham Lincoln once said, “I will study and prepare myself and someday I know my chance will come.” You must study and prepare yourself because when you dodge the season of preparation, the time of manifestation will escape you. If you want to become an outstanding citizen tomorrow, start reading today. Everybody is supposed to be a reader. Unfortunately, 98% of Nigerians don’t know the importance of reading. Ken Sarowiwa noted, “You cannot be in charge unless you are charged.” One of the things that can charge your mental faculty and position you in the orbit of success is reading.

John Mason, “You may succeed if nobody else believes in you but you will never succeed if you do not believe in yourself.” Believe in oneself is a major key to succeed in life. The scripture says, “Everything is possible to him that believes” (Mark 9:23).  Elbert Hubbard asserted, “Picture in your mind, the able earnest useful person you desire to be and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you to the particular individual you admire. Roosevelt was crippled by polio. Instead of allowing that disability to hold him back, he cultivated a never-give-up attitude that enabled him to become the only united state president to run for four terms. How far you can go in life depend solely on the degree of positive thinking inside you.

St. Augustine declares, “We were made for God and we will be restless until will find rest in him.” The knowledge of God is the first key to become outstanding in life. God creates way when seems there is no way. When you make a decision to serve the most high, you will find yourself in the highest point of success. Common thing is enough for God to do the unusual. Progress is not all about accumulation but moving line in what God created you to be. If God is ahead, He can handle what is behind.

What is vision? Vision is a mental picture of your future and a preview to your greatness. You need vision to become an outstanding citizen – a first class material in all areas of life. The bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people perished”(Proverbs 29:18). Every vision is for an appointed time not “now”. Any dream that is “now” is not dream but a nightmare. Every great achievement of a man is a dream before it comes into reality.  Vision sees the invisible, believe the incredible and achieve the impossible.

Focus the ability to pay attention to a particular thing irrespective of distraction. There is invisible and invincible power in focus. It is only those with focus that have determination. It takes focus to finish what you started. It is broken focus that makes people to quit from a particular thing and engage in another thing. It takes a focus to set a target. When there is nothing you are aiming at, you appreciate anything that comes. Be a man of one thing and not a man of many things. You must have a focal point because no matter how fast you are in a wrong path, you can never get to your destination.

Determination is the power to hold on irrespective of distraction and opposition. Where the determination is, the way can be found. On the way to your dream land, you must across challenges but when you determine, you will succeed. Determination is facing obstacle and never look back. If you determine, you don’t stop until you win. Nobody is making it today that has never fail one day. When you are determine, irrespective of your failure, you don’t loss hope. Richard Nixon observed, “Man is not finished when he is defeated but he is finished when he quits.” In any area of life, determination can single you out and make you an outstanding citizen.

Persistence is a major key to succeed in all areas of life. A lot of people give up their ambition and pursuit in life when they have just a step to take. Dreams must be back up with undying and relentless persistence. Success comes to those who are committed. Charles Dickens spent only four years in high school.  He wanted to become an author but people despise him because he was not qualified. The first manuscript he produced was carried out overnight in the secret to avoid mockers. He roamed around the streets of London for so many years. He focused and persisted and eventually he became a renowned author.

You can never be the person you are supposed to be if self-control and discipline are taking away from you.  The ultimate measure of a man/woman is his/her ability to control himself/herself sexually, financially and emotionally. A wise man said, “The difference between a man/woman and a dog is self-control.” In any area of life, self-control and discipline can take you from the bottom of life to the zenith of life. When it comes to success in life, self-control is everything.

Preparation is very necessary in the life of every human being. When you dodge the season of preparation, the time of manifestation will escape you. It pays to prepare ahead because it was not raining when Noah build the ark. When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. Every one that is shining today was the one that prepare yesterday. To fulfill your destiny you must be prepare. No preparation, no manifestation.

Time is the most precious commodity and how will manage it determines how our lives turn out. Time is all the years in the present, past and future. If you must be an outstanding citizen, you must know how to manage your time. An evangelist said, “Real men sleep 4 hours, women sleep 7 hours whiles fools sleep 9 hours.” Therefore, don’t sleep your time away. Don’t smoke, gossip, wander or drink your time away. The future starts from today. We are in the era when the level of your success is determined by the amount of wisdom you apply with time. Singapore gain their independent in 1965 and between that year and 2000, they were able to move from the strata of third world nations to that of the first world nations. How were they able to achieve this? They apply wisdom with time.

NB: For detail, get a copy of my book: 10 keys to become outstanding in life

No Condition Is Permanent


Dayo Olomu was born in Islington, north London and taken back to Nigeria when he was two years. His father died when he was eight years old. Since then, his life has been a struggle. He hocked coke and biscuit in the streets of Lagos.  He was raised by his mother – a widow who has neither education, nor financial means. She sold her properties to send him and his late brother to school.  When he left secondary school at the age of 17, he made a promise that he is going to make his life a miracle and make success out of it. That has been his driving force. After obtaining a degree in public relation, he traveled back to London and chooses a career in the field of journalism. Today, Dayo is successful, happily married and lives in London.    (more…)