Keys to a Significant Life
S – Studious
T – Teachable
D — Disciplined
E — Expectant
N – Noteworthy
T – Transformed
1. The Student’s Preparation for a Significant Life
S – Studious. Read to learn
How to Read to Learn
6. Relate to life;
7. Repeat or refresh
T – Teachable. Ready to learn.
All attentive while your teacher is teaching. When you are in class, your mind is there.
U – Understanding. Reflect as well as listen. Turn it over in your mind.
D – Disciplined. Refrain from laziness. You have something you want to grab and learn -> a significant life. Let that goal always be in your mind. “What I need to do today, I will not defer until tomorrow.”
E —Expectant. Receive the lecture. Expect to learn. If there is something I don’t understand, I will ask questions to learn.
N – Noteworthy. Let your life as a student be one that another person can write about you. You are responsible in life.
T —Transformed. Rely on the Lord.
Observe that discipline is at the very centre of a significant life. No matter what skill, ability, training, money is invested in you, without self-discipline we cannot amount to something in life!
2. The Student’s Pathway to a Spectacular Life
Psalm 57:7 – My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
A person who will have a significant life must have decision and resolve. There must be a goal. The game of life becomes interesting when there is a goal.
Have a goal. Then fix your heart on the goal. Come to a point in life when you say, This is my goal. Nothing more. Nothing less. Nothing else.
Psalm 108:1 — O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
I will not be disappointed, distracted on dissuaded. I have this goal and I am aiming at it.
Psalm 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
When your heart is fixed, you are not afraid of anything.
A lazy person sees a lion on every street.
Nothing more. Nothing less. Nothing else. This is the goal.
Isaiah 50:7 – For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
You will not be ashamed in Jesus name. You will not be confounded, confused, and conquered in Jesus name.
S –Set the goal
Before you begin the game, have a target.
T – Time the goal
Give yourself a time limit
U – Uphold the goal
Don’t always shift the goal post. Let it be clear and definite. Stand by it.
D – Declare the goal
Write it down somewhere.
E – Evaluate the goal
Check to see if it is worth the energy and effort.
N – Nurture the goal
Whatever you can read to help you understand the goal more and more, read!
T – Take the goal
Matthew 11:12: And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
What to do:
S – Study the subjects that will lead to your goal.
T – Treasure the subjects. Find the important and essential subjects which will transport you to where you are goind.
U – Understand the subjects.
D – Devour or drink the subjects. Be thirsty and hungry for those subjects. Read them in the class and in the library.
E – Enjoy or endure the subjects.
N – Narrate the subjects. Tell others you meet about your subjects.
T – Translate the subject to life. When I make it, I will do this and this. When I arrive, this and this will happen. The is the contribution I am going to make in society.
Combining the two parts together, this will lead us to:
S- Set the goal and study the subjects
T – Time the goal and treasure the subjects leading to that goal.
U – Uphold the goal and understand the subjects
D – Declare the goal and devour the subjects. People are watching you so you must pull through, else people will laugh at you.
E- Evaluate the goal and enjoy the subject.
N – Nurture the goal and narrate the subject.
T- Take the goal and translate the subject to life.
3. The Student’s Progress in the Spiritual Life.
There is the secular life, the social life and the spiritual life. And a significant person is one who is balanced in these areas of life. He is not heavy weight on one and light weight on the other. There’s a balance in His life.
Your life will be beautiful in Jesus name.
What brings progress in the spiritual life?
S – Seek the Lord. Psalm 27:8; Mt 6:33
T – Trust in the Lord. Lean on Him. Depend on Him. Psalm 37:3
U – Unite with the Lord. Let there be not separation between you and the Lord. Psalm 86:11
D- Desire the Lord. Desire Him above every other thing in your life. His promises will be yes and amen in your life in Jesus name. Psalm 37:4
E – Exalt the lord. Without Him I can do nothing. He is the one that has done all these for me. Psalm 34:3
N – Notify the Lord. Psalm 66:7. When you have a problem, tell Him. When you notify heaven, solution will come in Jesus name.
Your life will be significant in Jesus name!
You are getting to the top. We will be there together in Jesus name.
T- Testify of the Lord. Psalm 66:16 “Come and hear all you that fear God and I will declare what the Lord has done for my soul.”
Deut 28:7-13. The Lord shall cause your enemies to be smitten before your face.
This message was preached at the Deeper Life National Youth Success Camp Day 3