Friday, July 30, 2010
NOT JUST THE FUN BUT LESSONS AS WELL (PART 3)
We are drawing curtains to a close this weekend and this happens to be the concluding part of our motivational lessons from the just ended world cup. So many titles came to mind as I write this post but after reading, you can give it a fitting title yourself.
Am sure you remember very well how Ghana was eliminated from the world cup. It was after that emotional game with Uruguay. I don't want to remember the game but I must still talk about it anyway. In life, those who come around you may be there for reasons including any of the following; Either to give you a helping hand and support you to achieve something meaningful(eg. some wifes and husbands), or to do everything possible to prevent you from achieving your ultimate( eg. Luiz Suarez). Fine, it was a competition but go by the rules. As you try to climb, people around you are seeking your downfall. There is a "Suarez" in our lives. He or she may be hiding at your work place, in your marriages, community, school or college, family or even in the church trying to do everything possible to prevent you from achieving that goal. Sometimes, their actions are so bitter and like the Ghana Uruguay game, they prevent you when you thought you were almost through. They are always looking for oppurtunities to bring you down.
The question I want to ask is that; Have you identified the "Suarez" in your life and if you have, what are you doing about him or her? Challenges come but they must be faced. Never run away from them. Identify them first, pray for them and know how to live with them. They have just one aim and that is to block you from hitting that target and taking that glory and I tell you that they will surely jubilate at your defeat. Shelley Long once said that "If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win".
I leave you with this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson which says "Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there are always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course or action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them".
I hope you enjoyed the lessons and thanks for reading. Stay blessed and have a successful weekend free from "Suarez".