Joe Onosai, pastor, former Strongman and Dallas Cowboys football player returned to Air Central to share his wisdom.
Joe has written a new book "The Power of Destiny", which was a four year project.
He uses the principle of King Solomon's biblical proverb to guide his life. Joe says, "guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life."...................
"You may see with your physical eyes, but you interpret and perceive life through the heart. If the heart is good you have good perspective. The prosperity of our lives come from the prosperity of our hearts. If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got."
Joe remembers the powerful words of former University of Hawaii head football coach Dick Tomey; "I would rather you be consistently good, then occasionally great." Joe realized he was consistent in football, but not so much in life. He vowed to be better and to always work on improving his life and relationships.
"Instead of jumping from job to job, trying to find the best offer", he was told to "be faithful in one place". Joe noticed, "You commit your art to being good and faithful in one place, and pretty soon, good things start to happen. If you're faithful with the little things you'll be trusted with more. What you reap is because of what you sow. Put good seed into the ground, put good effort into your work, then you reap. When you do things from the goodness of your heart your faithfulness will cause you to do amazing things, and all of a sudden another door opens up. If you're generous you sow generously. If you're stingy and tight, that's what happens in your life too."
Joe stressed the importance of having a sense of purpose. Most of his mentors prepared him to handle the challenges of life, but one mentor in particular set his course in life. This mentor told him, "Show me your vision and I will show you your future."
"Without dream, desires, and goals, we will continue to scatter our energy and not get anywhere in life. It's like playing a game of basketball without hoops."
"Moments in our life can feel meaningless, because we don't have a sense of purpose. Purpose gives the reason why you exist. I challenge you to look at your life and work towards improving. If you don't evaluate and assess, you're going to have the same year and you're going to keep repeating. Ask yourself, how can I become better? How can I better serve my company? How can I improve my relationships?