Some of the world’s greatest people have faced the world’s greatest challenges, but have overcome them. Cripple a man, and you have Sir Walter Scott. Lock a man in prison, and you have John Bunyan. Raise a man in abject poverty, and you have Abraham Lincoln. Subject a man to bitter religious prejudice, and you have Benjamin Disraeli. Strike a man down with paralysis, and you have Franklin Roosevelt. Have someone born black in a society filled with racial discrimination, and you have Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, Marian Anderson and George Washington Carver. Make a man the first child to survive in an impoverished Italian family of 18, and you have Enrico Caruso. Have a man born to parents who survived a Nazi concentration camp, paralyse him from the waist down when he’s four years old, and you have the incomparable violinist Itzhak Perlman. Call a man a slow learner and mentally challenged, write him off as beyond education, and you have Albert Einstein. Helen Keller was born blind and deaf, yet she graduated from college with highest honours and impacted the world. Margaret Thatcher, England’s first and only woman Prime Minister, lived upstairs over her father’s grocery store. For a while her childhood home had no running water and no indoor plumbing. Golda Meir, Israel’s first and only woman Prime Minister was a divorced grandmother from Milwaukee. What do these people teach us? That success doesn’t depend on our circumstances, but on overcoming our circumstances. And with God on our side we can do it! Paul, one of the world’s great overcomers, wrote, ‘If God be for us, who can be against us?
What is your situation today? Where do you find yourself? Does it seem the world is closing in on you? And you have nowhere to go? It’s time to shake the dust off your shoulders and make the best of out of the situation you find yourself. Life presents some tough situations to you at sometime, where do you heard? I read a post from my colleague Wole Emeya who just 3 weeks to his wedding, his house that took him over 10 years to arrange was razed by fire and all,…. I mean all that he had gotten was burnt to no recognition; he is now left with only ruins, ashes and burnt blocks, his post http://emeya.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/blue-pill-red-pill-choose-one/ is a detailed explanation of how cruel most times life could be, but in the face of mishap there is always a brighter side for everything, I guess it’s time for him to start afresh, a new door is open, it shows that God wants him to start on a clean slate. You never know what is in store for you, pick whatever is left, gather the ash, look into it and right there the opportunities stares at you in the face.
This month, no matter how far you have gone in the wrong route, stop, pick it all up, and start again, God would see you through and the best would surely come.
See you on top.