Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Mentality of a Champion

The key to momentum is to always have something in faith to look forward to. It is either we live by faith or we don’t live at all. It is either we venture or we vegetate.

This generation is in need of more people who would specialize in the impossible. This year’s success was last year’s impossibility. The success of today was yesterday’s impossibility. A wise man called Sherwood Eddy said, "Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence, but it is simply daring to do something regardless of the consequence".

Another wise man called Sir Philips Brooks said, "Do not pray for easy lives but instead, pray to be stronger men". Do not pray for tasks equal to your power, rather pray for power equal to your tasks. Jesus said in John 10:10 "...I am come that you might have life much more abundantly". Always learn to shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you’ll still land among the stars (Les Brown).

We are all like rubber bands. We are usually much more useful when we are stretched. You can only accomplish in proportion to what you attempt. The reason, why so little is only accomplished is because, so little is attempted. Never say Never; you have to think big to be big. A wise man called Seneca said, "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare but simply because we do not dare that things are difficult".

Infact, impossibility is what nobody can do until somebody does. It is always fun to do the impossible. When we tend to play life safe, we create the most insecurity for ourselves. You do not tap the resources of God until you are ready to attempt the impossible. Infact, risk is definitely part of God’s plan. Phil 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

It is only minds, corroded with mediocrity that usually dismiss any thing that reaches beyond their own understanding. Even a coward can praise God, but it only takes a man of courage to follow Him. Calvin Collidge once said, "We do not need more intellectual power, but what we need is more spiritual power, we do not need more of the things that are seen but need more of things that are unseen".

Every progress in life always involves risks. He who does not dare will not get his share. Until you enter the bee-hive, you cannot take the honey. Always look for ways to flex your "risk muscles". Everyone has a "risk muscle", which could be kept in proper shape simply by experimenting and trying new things. Robert Schuller once said, "the people who are real failures in life are the people who set their standards so low, keep the bar at a safe level, that they never run the risk of failure".

Every mighty ship will always ask for very deep waters. When you dare for nothing, you should hope for nothing. Infact, God wants us to bite off more than we can chew; to live by faith and not by sight.

1 comment:

Queen said...

This is really inspiring.
Good work Segun