“And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the Presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.” Genesis 3:8(NKJV)

It is a well known fact that every human being is a product of nature and nurture. While nature (genetics) brings you into this world with its inherent traits, nurture (environment) shapes your outcome in life.

There are three (3) major factors that determine how people turn out in life:

(1.) Knowledge: This contributes about 10% of the outcome of your life.

(2.) Attitude / Character / Discipline: Character contributes about 40% of your outcome. It is noteworthy that your character is superior to knowledge. In other words, a man of character will achieve more in life than a man who has mere head knowledge but lacks discipline.

(3.) Environment: This contributes about 50% of the outcome and productivity of your life. Elements of environment include your association, the social media, access to internet, the organisation in which you work, the systems you have built around you, the environment in which you live etc. These shape and affect your level of productivity. The Bible tells us that we should not be deceived because bad company corrupts good manners (see 1Cor. 15:33). In other words, environment is stronger than character and it has the power to influence one’s behaviour even when the individual has been taught right.


Ask God to deliver you from the hands of strange children and connect you to your destiny helpers, men sent for a season, a reason and a lifetime.

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