Friday, September 26, 2008

Never Envy Others

Never Envy Others
Written by Adeosun Oluyemi 08055575654

We all have the ability to succeed in life. It is our time that differs. Never envy others because your time will come. Our assignment differs so our preparation requirements are different. In the real sense of it, there are no mates. Each individual is in a class of his own. That you are age mates or colleagues do not matter or count. An African proverb says “age is regret’. What counts is your assignment, vision, purpose and what you do with it.

‘Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” African proverb

Envy robs you of your creativity. It takes your focus off the real thing. You may not realize how close to a breakthrough you are right now. In spite of your present situation please endeavor to move forward. Against all odds do forge ahead. Solomon said “life goes on….sometimes flowing in stream line, at other times in sure turbulences. We don’t design our situations but we certainly have the privilege to determine to swim or sink. The power to do either lies in our decision. It could sometimes be in the condemnation of ourselves and at other times in our sincerity and determination.

We may fall several times. It could be spiritually, emotionally, financially and even physically or health wise. But I feel we should still accept ourselves not in self deception, but in sincerity and determination. I think we can start again, I think our spirit can be renewed again”. General Eric Shin Seki said”If you don’t like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less”. This is the season of change and you have a role to play. You will certainly need to make some adjustment in your habits and life style.
Friend you too will accomplish your goals. You will soon share the good news. Meanwhile, obey that scriptural injunction .Rejoice with those that rejoice. Never envy others because your time will come.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Little Things and Big Consequences

Little Things and Big Consequences

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things…..i am tempted to think…..there are no little things” Bruce Barton
Majeck Fashek in his song entitled little patience says “a little faith will move a big mountain”. The greatest teacher of all times adds that if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can literarily order a mountain to relocate”. Sir Edmund Hilary the first man to climb Mount Everest the tallest mountain in the world said.” It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”.

Friends the enemy surrounding you cannot surmount the power within you if you align with your creator. Remember the mountain cannot get bigger but your faith can. King Louis said “There is little that can with stand a man who can conquer himself”. When you think the obstacle to overcome is external then you will be chasing shadows. The enemy within empowers the external opposition. An African proverb says” if the wall does not open its mouth, the lizard cannot enter it”.

You have to be courageous and strong. Do not give in to procrastination, doubt or unbelief. These are internal enemies to watch out for. I close with the words of Jennifer Unity “Life is not waiting for the storm to be over, but life is about learning to dance in the rain”.