We must be grateful for the gift of yet another week. It is a sign of hope-that is what life brings.
Humans can be fickle you know. They can be with you at a point and by the time you say Jack! they would have left you. Aside this volatility of loyalty, I have also observed that under this red sun some folks will stop at nothing to dampen your enthusiasm. Some people are perpetually on standby waiting anxiously to tell you why that dream you carry cannot be realized. They can explain with annotated diagrams just to prove the infeasibility of that idea. Simply put, one cannot do much if he lived on the opinions of man.
Man likes to belong. So we are enthused by great crowds. Many a man therefore have prematurely aborted a God-given dream because not many individuals were supportive of the vision. How often have you despised the days of small beginning? Remember that throughout history, no great groups have ever caused a reformation. Quality is needed over quantity.
These verses mostly attributed to Mother Theresa would do us a lot of good as it saves me words albeit gives a vivid insight into the nature of man. It reads;
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
Today, I want to remind you of an open secret. You do not need the approval of a thousand to make a breakthrough. All you need is a YES from God. If the vision is from God, it would not matter the size of your audience nor the statistics not in favor of it today, the story will surely be different tomorrow. The opinions of the masses do not change God’s plans.
The love, kindness and mercy you show may be misconstrued yet do them anyway. As much as it depends on us what we must be concerned about is what God is saying. Our prayer should be that through His abundant grace we would be able to do His will because ultimately it is God that is the judge. He decides…
Reflect on these…