I ask again, what exactly are you afraid of?
…..no I am not referring to flying? Neither was I insinuating the palaver with regards the cancellation of flights all around the world especially via the Western European airspace. All that this global incident had drummed home is the reality that all things can wait and that the world will live may stretch for miles upon miles circumnavigating the globe, but at the end of the day, it is one relatively small sphere that can be disrupted with natural occurrence many manmade events have not been able to achieve. This has in many ways passed on the message that life is fickle.
Let me leave that for now. Let us talk about your life!
I will not offer an apology for this post, so if you think it’s too heavy laden for you, then it’s time for you to move on.
I am here to challenge you, and to challenge myself in this process. The people we spend time to write about, either to applaud or boo are performers, either negatively or positively.
These people have decided to ACT. They believed they had a goal, be it to contribute or swindle society and they went about it with an attitude to succeed by all means.
I promised you yesterday I was going to provide you with a puzzle, well here it is . You will be able to view how far you were able to crack the puzzle by clicking ” answer”, directly below the puzzle. So have a go now, afterwards, Click “answer” and come back here to read the conclusion to this post.
So what do you think hehn?
Would you say you thought along the dots that made up the box, within the box or outside the box?
That exercise was not to trick you in any way. Far from it!
My goal, and I pray I am able to achieve it with you, is to challenge you to greater heights.
A dear friend of mine once told me that “there is no one with a mission who would find it difficult to communicate his passion for his mission”. There you have it. I am on a mission.
This is the deal.
I am here to inform you that there is nothing to be afraid of. Life in itself ought to be lived with a fulfilment to exhibit the hidden talent God has gifted us with. A lot of us have reached a conclusion that the only way to get to the top is by working and earning a salary for the rest of your life.
A majority also believe that they are not talented enough to run a business.
Many believe that they do not have the gift of the gab, so, that in itself is as good as being a stutterer and a stutterer does not make a good sales woman or man as the case may be.
Some have tried all sorts, failed in the process and have given up on that path, convinced that God does not have a hand in it.
Many have fallen on the way side and are still down because they have refused to get up, forgetting that falling is not a sin, but refusing to get up is the sin.
Consider this with me for a moment:
- How long does it take a baby to form in the womb?
- How long does it take for the mother to carry the baby before deliver y?
- How long did it take the baby to speak her first words?
- How long did it take her to take those first steps?
- Did the mother give up before the naturally expected 9 months?
- Would she had given up if her baby hadn’t spoken by aged one, when all around would have expected otherwise?
- Would she give up if her baby was still not able to walk by aged one?
Consider the times it took for these phenomenon milestones in the baby’s life to be achieved. Do you know why it appears relatively easy for both baby and mother? The answer is straight forward. They both expected to achieve these milestones. Both mother and baby naturally expected to accomplish the acts of talking and walking within a set time slot. They believed, honestly, that they have the right, no, that, they were born or created with the God given right to talk and walk, and should this not happen within the allotted time, then they will do all it takes to see to it that the baby walks and talks. Why will the mother or father ever give up?
This is a question you ought to ask yourself today. Why have you given up on that idea, that book, that blog, that boyfriend or girlfriend? Why? Why? Why?
Do you naturally believe you have the God given right to succeed and be successful in life?
Do all your past failures not equate to your numerous attempts to talk and been laughed at or to walk after countless numbers of times of falling down.
Then, as a baby, you were ignorant of fear. You were not aware that you were once the laughing stock. But now, you are conscious of taking that step for fear of failing.
What are you afraid of, I ask again?
I am here to give HOPE.
Without hope, the essence of living is defeated.
Identical twins have different DNAs, so should I allow a friend or relative brush aside an opportunity or a supposedly good idea just because it hasn’t worked for them or a majority? Should I take as gospel the view of a critic?
What exactly are you scared of?
What are you afraid of?
If you are reading this today, take it from me if I tell you that it is not a coincidence in any form or mode. You are meant to read it. This message is for you. There is something in you that needs to be ignited. A gift that has been beautifully kept under wraps only for nobody to appreciate.
Are you aware that there is nothing you ask God that will make him nervous? So why the hesitation?
Your past has a major role to play about your future. Without releasing the burdens of the past, the opportunity to move ahead will be futile. It will simply be a non-starter.
So I ask again, before you go away to ponder, what are you afraid of? Do you think it’s too late for you? Col. Sanders of the Kentucky Fried Chicken fame established his brand at the age of 65 years. So he has debunked the myth of age.
I ask you today, “Why does the thrill of soaring have to begin with the fear of falling?”
And so what, if you fall down?
It only means you have eliminated yet another way of falling down. Can you imagine how many thousands, if not millions ways of falling down? You have succeeded in discovering one way, your way and instead of being sober about it, you should rejoice and move on.
Wasn’t that Thomas Edison’s attitude. The story goes that “Thomas Edison failed more than 1,000 times when trying to create the light bulb”. (The story is often told as 5,000 or 10,000 times depending on the version.) When asked about it, Edison allegedly said, “I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb.”
It is this same attitude that Thomas Edison had that I want you to ponder on today.
Don’t take it for granted.
“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true”. I believe it was Richard Bach who said this.
We can only learn to soar only in direct proportion to our determination to rise above our doubts and transcend limitations.
Let me leave you with this before I round up: Pray like it depends on God and act like it has nothing to do with God, believing it all depends on you.
I shall be with you tomorrow with, well……,”we shall see….”
Till then, thank you for visiting and God bless you in your chosen direction. Amen