BECOMING AN “OVERNIGHT SUCCESS”!
If you happen to be in that number, of the strongest few men that qualify for great stories of victory. Then you will hold down the fort till the fifth year when you go to your garden faithfully watering on daily basis, your infant like plant which has refused to grow beyond the small bud out of the ground. That is how our visions and dreams look like at times. We have prayed, we have worked, we have dreamed, we have prophesied, we have researched, we have studied, we have analyzed, we have marketed and yet all we have got is that small bud poking out of the ground.
This is the point where we all see the power of faith in action. For you to keep on getting out of that bed, fetching the water, day in day out, every day of the year, for the first year, second year, third year, fourth year and now into the fifth year, you could only be sustained by faith. Faith keeps us going when it doesn’t make sense to keep on going. Faith makes us to keep on working and laboring when the end result is not yet on the horizon. Faith empowers us not to give up when all hope seems lost.
As in this our story of the amazing Chinese bamboo plant, finally, during the fifth year, our Chinese bamboo plant begins to grow, but what a growth it experiences. Oh what a growth! It’s not an ordinary growth. It’s a spectacular growth. A growth par excellence!
Friends, get ready for this. Our Chinese bamboo plant, IN JUST A SHORT PERIOD OF SIX WEEKS, SHOOTS UP TO THE HEIGHT OF 90 FEET (27.5 meters) TALL. IT IS ONLY PRIVATE PHILOSOPHY THAT DETERMINES PUBLIC PERFORMANCE.
Ladies and gentlemen, the story of the Chinese bamboo plant is a story of life. It is a story of real life. In real life dreams don’t come to pass over night. In real life, microwave philosophies don’t work. In real life you don’t get something for nothing. Real life demands processes in production. Real life demands for patience. Real life demands for endurance. In real life, giving up doesn’t pay. In real life indolence is regrettable. In real life only great sacrifices lead to great celebrations. In real life only PRIVATE PHILOSOPHY DETERMINES PUBLIC PERFORMANCE.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- Examples of Heroes whose private philosophy has brought them great public performances.
- When being the best prayer warrior is not enough.