Beyonce was seen enjoying a glass of wine. Well deserved after pushing out her twins.
The singer his yet to shed her post baby weight but she still look flawless.
There was a man with four wives.
He loved his fourth wife the most and took a great care of her and gave her the best.
He also loved his third wife and always wanted to show her off to his friends.
However, he was always had a fear that she might runaway with some other man.
He loved his second wife too.
Whenever he faced some problems, he always turned to his second wife and she would always help him out.
He did not love his first wife though she loved him deeply, was very loyal to him and took great care of him.
One day the man fell very ill and knew that he is going to die soon. He told himself, “I have four wives with me. I will take one of them along with me when I die to keep company in my death.”
Thus, he asked the fourth wife to die along with him and keep company. “No
way!” she replied and walked away without another word.
He asked his third wife. She said “Life is so good over here. I’m going to remarry when you die”.
He then asked his second wife. She said “I’m Sorry. I can’t help you this time around.
At the most I can only accompany you til your grave.” By now his heart sank and turned cold. Then a voice called out: “I’ll leave with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.”
the man looked up and there was his first wife.
She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition.
Greatly grieved, the man said, “I should have taken
much better care of you while I could have!”
Actually, we all have four
wives in our lives.
1. The fourth wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we
lavish in making it look good, it’ll leave us when w die.
2. The third wife is our
possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they go to others.
3. the second wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we’re alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.
4. the first wife is our soul, neglected in our pursuit of material wealth and pleasure. It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go.
True greatness lies in exploring the very limits of human ability; and then pushing them even further – Albert & Comfort Ocran.
A delegation of Ghanaian handicraft exporters went on a trade mission to the United States in the early nineties to prospect for potential buyers. The cane products in particular caught the attention of a giant retail firm that initiated a discussion about a potential order in batches of 40,000 pieces for all their 20,000 shops. The exporters suddenly started fidgeting and stuttering at the most basic questions. Apparently, none of them had handled an order exceeding a few hundred pieces.
The importer was both concerned and surprised; so he begun to find out if there was any reason why they could not deliver the order. He asked about the availability of financing, labour, management and technology. All these areas had minor issues but the biggest surprise was in the area of raw materials.
When asked about how many hectares of the raw material, rattan, were annually cultivated in Ghana, the amused exporters’ honest response was that the product only grew in the wild in the Western region of Ghana. That was the end of the discussion because the size of order they were discussing required a dependable and uninterrupted source of deliberately cultivated raw materials.
How many times have we gotten big opportunities in life but lacked the capacity to fully take advantage of them? Capacity refers to the maximum ability to produce, perform or contain. The issue of capacity is at the very heart of how prepared we are to seize our opportunities. It is not enough for a business person to praying for bigger orders and constantly prospecting for new clients. Equally important is the level of readiness to handle opportunities when they come.
What size of opportunity are you prepared for today?
What would you do if someone brought the equivalent of year’s work to you to deliver in a month? Would you complain or take advantage?
Are there supporting arrangements or back-ups you could fall on?
Answering these and other related questions could help in your preparation as you expand your capacity to take advantage of your opportunities.
Capacity at any time could be financial, material, social or even mental. In today’s knowledge-driven economy, your mental capacity is one of the most important factors you must develop for career success.
Your first steps towards expanding your mental capacity could be committing to a planned programme of reading and self-improvement.
A manufacturer can expand capacity by modernising production units, deploying shifts, improving technology or increasing efficiency through process re-engineering. For a supervisor seeking a managerial promotion, building capacity could mean taking a management course or learning from a mentor. Whatever you do, look for ways to improve and expand your capacity in readiness for new opportunities.
Key Thought: I shall expand my mental capacity by daily learning and reading.
Culled from “101 Keys to Achievement and Fulfillment“ by Albert & Comfort Ocran © 2008
The Bible reassure us that if we cry unto God he hears us. It doesn’t matter what we are going through, it may seem that there is no hope or end to our suffering but he hears us. He equipped us with intelligence and strength. Whatever you are going through there is a way. Be still and know that you serve a Covenant Keeping God.
Obviously you need to put your trust in Him and step in faith. The saying God help those who help themselves is true. Sometimes we need to stop whining, set a goal for ourselves and work hard towards our goal. It may not be easy or it may not go according to our plan but if we keep in mind that God is a miracle working God we will be able to achieve the impossible. Do not compete with others because God has equipped each and everyone one of us with different talents and task on earth.
May the peace of God be with us all brethren. In the Almighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray. Amen
When you have an unshakable faith is when our Heavenly Father is able to start and complete the good work that He has promised to do in our lives. The enemy want to frustrate us and he may come in many forms but our faith in the Word of God and by living like His son Jesus Christ will help us face any storm.
Whether you are battling a sickness, lack of job, missed opportunities, marital issues, depression, shameful past etc. if you pray and ask God to renew your strength and faith every morning, He will surely help you and clothe you in a new ensemble of mercy, joy, love, happiness and truth.
Never give up because God gives is hardest battle to his strongest soldiers.
I pray in this very moment that anyone who plans evil against us shall be condemned by the Almighty God and their plans failed.
Those who want to bring us down, shall be exposed and they will have no options than to bow down their head in shame and tremble in our presence. Not because of our physical power, intelligence and external beauty but because the Almighty God lives in us.
May the peace of the Almighty God be with you all my brethren. In the Almighty Name of His son Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray.