THE FAST-TRACK TO ELEVATION IN LIFE.
6. LIFE DEMANDS RISKS
…Those who don’t want to take risks in life end up being the losers. The greatest risk in life is not to take a risk. Life demands risks. Without risks my friends there is no progress, no advancement either in science or technology. Life demands risks. It is a risk to go out of your house in the morning, you could get run over by a car. Life is a risk. You might be afraid to sit on a chair because the legs might be faulty. It is a risk. It is a risk to drive your car. It is a risk to cross the road, even when it is a pedestrian path. It is a risk to go to McDonalds. It could be a risk to drink Coca-Cola. Everything is a risk. It could be a risk to marry even a pretty girl. It could be a risk to get pregnant. It could be a risk to give birth to a child. It could be a risk to go on an airplane. It could be a risk to travel to another country.
“…If there is no risk, there is no reward.” ― Christy Raedeke
But despite the fact that life is full of risks, without taking a risk, we take an even greater risk. We stand the risk of stagnation. We stand the risk of backwardness, we stand the risk of regression, we stand the risk of recession, we stand the risk of failure, we stand the risk of standing still. You stand the risk of a down turn. You stand the risk of bankruptcy. You stand the risk of misfortunes. All of these things come only because you refused to take risks. So life demands risks.
“Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary.” ― Iveta Cherneva
It is a demand of life. If you don’t want to risk, life will be cruel to you. Life will be hard on you, but when you supply what life demands, you enjoy the beauty of life. Life demands risks.
7. LIFE DEMANDS DISCIPLINE.
Discipline is when we limit ourselves, put borders around ourselves. Discipline is when we delay our gratifications. Discipline is when we postpone the pleasure of today for the benefit of tomorrow. Discipline is denying ourselves in the present so as to prepare better for the future. It is a demand of life.
“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” ― Dalai Lama XIV.
If you always want to have whatever you want anytime you want it with no delays, with no denial of self, you will end up ruining your life. A study of the lives of successful people shows that all successful people are disciplined people. Discipline is one of the basic and primary requirements for success in life. No one makes it big without discipline. Discipline is required in all human endeavors. Without discipline you will not go far in life. Those who despise this demand of life end up becoming beggars and slaves throughout life. Life punishes the undisciplined.
On the other hand, when you give the supply of discipline, life becomes easy for you. Discipline is a fast track to elevation in life. Discipline creates ways for the lovers of it. The Olympic Games are a celebration of discipline. Awards and ceremonies are all the result of discipline. All forms of achievements are all a triumph of discipline.
“Why is discipline important? Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire. Saying no to our impulses (even the ones that are not inherently sinful). Why is discipline important? Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire. Saying no to our impulses (even the ones that are not inherently sinful) puts us in control of our appetites rather than vice versa. It deposes our lust and permits truth, virtue, and integrity to rule our minds instead.” ― John F. MacArthur Jr.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points;
- Why life deserves confrontations
- How to make life predictable and easy for yourself
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja