Perspectives

Perspectives

One day, a financially comfortable father decided to take his son to the country, with the purpose of showing him how poor people live, so that the son could understand the value of things, and realize how fortunate they were. They stayed overnight at a very humble family’s farm for one day and one night. As the trip ended, and during their return home, the father asked his son: “So what did you think of the trip?” “It was great, dad!” “Did you see how poor and needy some people have to live?” “Yes!” “And what did you learn?” “I saw that we have one dog in the house, but they have four. We have a huge swimming pool, but they have a river that never ever ends. We have imported lamps in the patio, they have the stars. Our backyard ends at the fence, but theirs goes on and on into the horizon. Especially though, dad, I saw that they have time to talk to each other and live as a family. You and Mom have to work all day, and I hardly see you both!” As the conversation ended, the father remained silent, and his son added: “Thanks Dad, for showing me how rich we could be!” The moral of this story is two-pronged; whilst the son of

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The Elephant’s Rope

The Elephant’s Rope

A man was passing by some elephants used for circuits, suddenly he stopped, confused that these huge creatures were only being held by a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages, no barricades. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer nearby and decided to ask him why the elephants just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” the trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.” The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were. Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? If you have the spirit of God in you then there is no limit to what you can achieve in the life and the heights

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If You…

If You…

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you. If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you. But make allowance for their doubting too. If you can wait and not be tired of waiting. Or being lied upon, don’t deal in lies Or being hated, don’t give way to hating. And yet don’t look too good or talk too wise. If you can dream-and not make dreams your master. If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat these two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken And stop and build them up with worn-out tools. If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss And loss, and start again at your beginning And never breathe a ward about your loss, If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the will which says to them: “Hold on! If you talk with crowds

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Shaved by Grace

Shaved by Grace

After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small Southern town decided he had enough. He told his wife that he intended to let the local barber shave him each day. He put on his hat and coat and went to the barber shop, which was owned by the pastor of the town’s Baptist Church. The barber’s wife, Grace, was working that day, so she performed the task. Grace shaved him and sprayed him with lilac water, and said, “That will be $20.” The man thought the price was a bit high, but he paid the bill and went to work. The next morning the man looked in the mirror, and his face was as smooth as it had been when he left the barber shop the day before. Not bad, he thought. At least I don’t need to get a shave every day. The next morning, the man’s face was still smooth. Two weeks later, the man was still unable to find any trace of whiskers on his face. It was more than he could take, so he returned to the barbershop. “I thought $20 was high for a shave”, he told the barber’s wife, “but you must have done a great job. It’s been two weeks and my whiskers still haven’t started growing back.”

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Where is Your Focus?

Where is Your Focus?

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth. She finds a remote grass field near a strong-flowing river. This seems a safe place. Suddenly labour pains begin. At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above and lightning starts a forest fire. She looks to her left and sees a hunter with his bow pointing at her. To her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her. What can the pregnant deer do? She is in labour! What will happen? Will the deer survive? Will she give birth to a fawn? Will the fawn survive? Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire? Will she perish at the hunter’s arrow? Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry male lion approaching her? She is constrained by the fire on the one side and the flowing river on the other and boxed in by her natural predators. What does she do? She decided to focus on giving birth to a new life. Here is what happened next: – Lightning strikes and blinds the hunter. So he releases the arrow which zooms past the deer and strikes the hungry lion. – It starts to rain heavily, and the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain. – The deer gives birth to a healthy

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God Knows…

God Knows…

When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts… God knows how hard you have tried. When you’ve cried so long and your heart is in anguish… God has counted your tears. If you feel that your life is on hold and time has passed you by… God is waiting with you. When you’re lonely and your friends are too busy even for a phone call… God is by your side. When you think you’ve tried everything and don’t know where to turn… God has a solution. When nothing makes sense and you are confused or frustrated… God has the answer. If suddenly your outlook is brighter and you find traces of hope… God has whispered to you. When things are going well and you have much to be thankful for… God has blessed you. When something joyful happens and you are filled with awe… God has smiled upon you. When you have a purpose to fulfil and a dream to follow… God has opened your eyes and called you by name. Remember that wherever you are or whatever you are facing… GOD KNOWS. — Author Unknown Meditation: For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, – Hebrews 4:15 You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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