By B. Jordan “laws of thinking” (New York)
Reposition Yourself is a profound work that teaches the reader how to understand life lessons through key principles that will reposition his/her life for success. Bishop T.D. Jakes allows us to peek through the eyes of his soul and witness his journey of life as he conquered the fears in his childhood and fought his way to top to eventually lead one of the largest churches of our time.
Repositioning Yourself allows the reader to put himself/herself in the position of Zacchaeus, who repositioned himself so he could see Jesus. Through practical principles, Bishop Jakes teaches his readers how to live life without limits. Bishop Jakes provokes his readers to take a hard, face-to-face look at their lives and what they are doing to position themselves to win. Bishop Jakes shares his struggles and his wisdom on how to fight life’s battles and how he eventually overcame those struggles and repositioned himself to win. According to Bishop Jakes, “You cannot win against that which you will not see and confront.” He shares with his readers how he was fighting, but he was not aiming at anything. You must fight with a purpose. Intent is vital for success to be achieved in life.
In the chapter entitled, “Lost and Found”, Bishop Jakes introduces us to another interesting personality in scripture – Joseph. Being the excellent orator that he is, I can hear him in my head preaching this truth. He tells us that “Joseph was bound by his circumstances, but he overcame them by using his gifts.” Bishop Jakes brings us to a place in consciousness where we begin to learn how to move from the mundane to the miraculous. Moving from the point of captivity to the point of power requires you to reposition yourself mentally so that your gifts can unlock the favor in your life that ultimately will help change the destiny of a nation.
Bishop Jakes reveals the riptide of change that can overtake a person’s life as a result of shame, as it did Adam and Eve in the garden. Shame will cause a person to hide himself/herself. When shame comes into the picture it will open you to a new reality and cause you to reassess your next steps in life. I like what Bishop T. D. Jakes says – “If you are to reposition yourself for success, you must seek out the options that are most conducive to your ultimate goals.” This is a key point and will make the difference between success and failure in life.
Congratulations, Bishop T. D. Jakes on a work well penned! I am sure that the world will hear this message and be provoked to reposition their lives for success. You have written yet another work that looks like it will be a New York Times bestseller. I will continue to see you in your writing.