A life governed by principles!

Life is governed by principles, and when you align yourself with the principles of life you will definitely succeed. To be successful at what you do is dependent on your adherence to the principles that govern what you do.

I recently enrolled for an online course, PURPOSE UNIVERSITY, which is an online platform for the discovery of purpose to be able to live life powerfully!. In the second Module of the course outline, the coach drew my attention back to the purpose of creation.

I went back into the scriptures to search and to understand Genesis Chapter 1 in its entirety, focusing on Gen 1:28, as I read and meditated on that, I decided to check Gen 1:28 in other translations. What I found in the  Amplified version was mind-blowing:

And God bless them, and said to them, Be fruitful,multiply,and fill the earth and subdue it[using all its vast resources in the service of God and Man}……

I began to ponder this question in my heart,

Why is it so important to God, that man must have rulership of the Earth? 

I mean what’s the big deal with “Be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth…..

Go back a few verses from that verse 28, A Scenario is illustrated where the Trinity in Council was holding a meeting-

The sole purpose of that meeting was to replicate the dynamics and operations of the Heavenlies in the earth realm, in order to succeed in that plan, they will have to replicate a type of the Godhead who will have the capacity to operate in the space that had already been provided.

A representative of the Godhead with a spirit, soul, occupying a body suited for the Earth Space, who will be able to communicate unhindered in the spiritual and the physical realm interchangeably, with the ethos of the constitution -Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth,   rule,  dominate etc.

Now you know what happened afterwards, how the principle was violated and truncated by deception.

Man was given the power and position of leadership from the beginning of creation, now it does not matter,  whether you are the president of the United States or wherever, you are a father of Seven, or you are the stay-at-home mum of 3. Every one of us has been equipped with the capacity to lead and succeed in a given parameter called “principles”.

The guidelines or code of conduct was to increase and fill the earth( your circle of influence, using all the vast resources in the service of God and Humanity, it doesn’t matter how people may want to explain it away, The God-factor is a vital part of living a life of principle.

Many people in today’s world are in a hurry to get things done, In a hurry to “hit it big”, forgetting that there is a principle called Time/Process, and when you try to violate the process, it backfires at you, affects not only you but everyone in your circle.


Life is governed by Principles, when these principles are violated they disrupt the rhythm of life.

When you leverage principles to achieve success, it is no longer a matter of chance.

An example that comes to mind is the story of the Hebrews Boys. Daniel 1. Because of the principles, they held on to, they became influencers in a foreign land compared to their counterparts. They knew who they were and made up their minds not to be subjected to what was trending in their days. Their decision to stand out was not based on material acquisition but an eternal conviction.

How to distinguish a life governed by principles:

In today’s world where everyone is trying to run the Rat race, and be like the Joneses, There is a cry to return back to the basics, to understand and begin to fully live lives with true conviction, and not try to conform to the latest facades and trends, the deception been served all over the place in the name of “success”

A cry to be fruitful, and multiply in every sense of it, how would you be able to distinguish a principled lifestyle.

*You know that true success involves process and process is spelt as TIME.

*Your sense of worth and self-esteem is not based on the accumulation of “things”, but from within, knowing who you are.

Real success begins from within, like one of my mentors, Sam Adeyemi, Success Power International says;

First within, then without!

The value of a man is not in the price of the suit he is wearing, the Louis Vuitton Bag does not define a woman of class either. The more you obey the principles of life through God, the more fulfilled you become.

*A life governed by principle is a life committed to personal development- The capacity to use our instincts based on knowledge application is what makes a man”Homo sapien” different from animals.

A human being without knowledge, however, will behave like an animal! Living by principle requires development through Information.

A life governed by principles focuses more on Giving than on Receiving. 

Even the bible says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive. If we go back to our reference in Gen 1:28,  The injunction says ‘using all the vast resource for the service of God and Man. The keyword is SERVICE!

A life governed by principle takes on responsibility-

Because you know that principles guarantee success, as you apply the basic principles of life, you become a solution provider, and problem-solver for others, You begin to use your gifts to benefit others around you.

It does not matter if you don’t have a popular name when you begin to solve issues in your sphere of Influence, You become an essential tool in God’s hands to meet the needs of others.

Christ lived an exemplary life governed by Principles, In his less than four years assignment on the earth realm, he walked circumspectly in those principles, He became our example. He was proactive in his dealings, and lived a balanced life!

Little wonder, Apostle Paul wrote about him, in Philippians 2;5-11, starting with this statement that has become my favourite tagline.

“Let this mind be in you as it was in Christ Jesus:

A life governed by principle must live out Genesis 1:28, in the service of God and Humanity.


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  1. OBA says:

    Reblogged this on A Thousand Shades of Awesomeness and commented:

    I wrote this piece about two years ago. It is still very true and relevant today. Kindly read, comment and share. I will appreciate that, Thanks.


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