Last week I was thinking about the man at the poolside in John 5:2-9 and I thought to myself…yes, this is the situation I’ve found myself and I can’t help me, but how do I maximize this lame-going-nowhere opportunity for the greater good? These are what I came up with, I’m sure there’s more!
1) Begin a talk-show at the poolside, with the families that have come and gone, have them tell the world about their stories (human interest angle) – Reporter.
2) Sell affordable, on-the-go necessary stuffs for people whilst they wait for the stirring of the water – Entrepreneur
3) Chronicle exceptional cases and healing, mine is one by the way – Writer
4) Cultivate and improve my communication/motivational skill – Motivational speaker
5) Arrange a pick-up/drop-off for who is willing – Uber services
6) Preach Jesus as the Way to receiving healing, rather than waiting for the angel because I got mine that way – Minister
What opportunities have you allowed slipped by you because you felt incapacitated? Behold and grab them.
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Life’s Daily Lessons is seen in the discussion with a child, the drama on your way to work, the ‘comedy’ on radio, real comedy on TV or right there in your house. Yet, we allow those precious moments just walk on by.
If a lesson becomes difficult to learn then you are not ready to graduate from that class yet, the sooner you get it, the better for you. What do you want out of life?
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I had an interesting conversation this morning with someone and he mentioned I hadn’t been blogging. But I replied in the positive and also commented that I didn’t know he read my blog.
You see, we do things often not realising the crowd that is watching, looking and learning – excited or disappointed at what we have done or failed to. Does this mean, we should stop doing what we have been working on? If what you are engaged in is channelled to change lives, motivate people, improve situations around you or add a glow to someone face in a smile, by all means, No! But if has misdirected and lead people astray in several ways and destroyed what you should have been helping build, then you need to STOP, REFOCUS, CHANGE your vision and DO RIGHT!
They might not always say anything about it or comment, but someone somewhere is watching you to learn or to mock (who knows) as such you might want to work circumspectly. For every opportunity you get to learn something new, maximize it, you might not know when it will come in handy; there’s no end to learning.
I smile as I remember the long list of all I plan to learn and these are Spanish and French Languages, perfect my Communication Skills, probably a class in Culinary prowess (though I can cook), there’s no harm in making an ART out of FOOD, improve my sewing skills and designs etc. Have I started any? Not yet (in a way), but am I doing anything about them, YES! Whenever, I see some dish I can’t cook yet, I ask for the process and try it out. Also I have made several clothes for my children with just needle and thread.
There you go, what are you doing about yours…I am watching, if no one else is.
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