One of the major reasons Goliath lost to David is that he assumed the opponent would be a warrior of similar training, and therefore would fight with similar weapons and techniques as he was fighting. But no. David was a warrior with a different training. While his weapons may have seemed flimsy to the average … Continue reading Wear Your Own Clothes
The person who doesn’t take the time to understand instructions spends more time undoing and redoing, rather than doing. One of the greatest lessons I ever learned from High School was READING INSTRUCTIONS. Some of my teachers constantly emphasized the need to read instructions before you started taking any test. Perhaps up to 50% of … Continue reading In A Hurry to Nowhere
The story is told of a man called Okonkwo in the award-winning book,“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo is consumed with the fear of becoming like his father, Unoka. All his thought processes and corresponding actions revolve around this fear. Therefore, his one goal in life is to make sure he doesn’t become like … Continue reading Are We Better than our Fathers?
I once wrote an article for a well-known Christian publisher. The editor responded by telling me that although it was a good article, she didn’t understand what I meant when I used the word “vision,” so she decided not to publish it. I wasn’t surprised that she didn’t understand. Who was born knowing everything? I … Continue reading Dream 102: Renew Your Mind
I can’t remember where I read it or who wrote it, but a brilliant lady somewhere once wrote:“Don’t give a piece of your mind, if you’re not willing to give a piece of your heart.” Basically, don’t be in a hurry to swing your rod of correction at people you don’t intend to give space … Continue reading What Tree Are You Eating From?