THE PRICE FOR PRECIOUS THINGS.
Anything worthwhile is only given birth to through pain, suffering and endurance. Valuable things don’t come to our lives without pain, suffering and perseverance. The gift of life is probably the most precious thing we could all identify with.
Any woman will tell you that to give birth to a baby is not a child’s play. Apart from the nine months of pregnancy which could be stressful by any standard, there is also the child birth itself which involves labor, delivery, birth, partus. All these involve extremely excruciating pain. So also it is to giving birth to our dreams and visions.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell
If life is valuable, then it must not be cheap. Cheap things are easily come by. Since life is the most precious thing on earth, the process of giving birth to it cannot by any means be cheap or easy. All valuable things are not easy to come across. They are rare, expensive hence precious.
If we talk about gold or diamond, they are expensive because of their rarity. They are rare, because the process of discovering them is excruciatingly painful. In short, anything precious involves pain. First we experience the pain before we later enjoy the benefits.
“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” – Peter McWilliams
12 DESTINIES 12 LESSONS
Most of the things whose service we enjoy the benefit today involved the pain process before they came to being.
1. THOMAS EDISON AND THE PROCESS OF TRIALS AND FAILURES
Today we enjoy electricity light through bulbs in our homes and at work. We all know what Thomas Edison went through before he could come up with bulbs. He failed in his attempts a whopping 999 times before he could get it right the 1000th time.
Friends, every success involves the process of trials and failures. If you really want to be successful in anything, let it be a given that you will surely fail many times before you hit it big. Your dream stands the chance of failing several times, before it succeeds big time.
“I haven’t failed. I have just found 999 ways that won’t work” ― Thomas Edison
2. SIR ISAAC NEWTON AND THE KNOCK IN THE HEAD
The story is told of Sir Isaac Newton, how in the process of discovering the laws of Thermodynamics and gravity, was hit in the head by a falling apple. That knock in the head though historical, is nothing compared to the pain and amount of years Isaac Newton had to spend in the laboratory resolving the riddles of the laws of gravity.
For you to give birth to your dream and vision, you must settle down with the thought that your dream or vision will not come to pass the very next day you got that vision. It sometimes takes years or even decades for a dream to come to fruition. In the meanwhile though, you the dream carrier might suffer a lot of knocks in the head just like Sir Isaac Newton. In our days, those knocks in the head might not come from apples. Sometimes they get more severe and serious. So get ready for that also.
“Hardship always prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny” ― C.S. Lewis
To be continued tomorrow with the topic:
- How many bankruptcies can you suffer?
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.