Kenneth Kaunda says, “When you search for honey you must expect to be stung by bees.” The darker the night, the brighter the stars.
If God, the power that controls life on earth, places you on a smooth path, with buttered bread and blooming roses, you may end up being feeble and lazy. But if He places you on a thorny path that is full of challenges, that offers you a great opportunity to become strong.
As we commonly say, people who go uphill all the times end with up with strong legs.
If you are placed among saints, they may lull you to sleep.If you are placed among wolves and lions, they will awaken in you the sleeping-giant therein deeply buried.
As Winston Churchill says, “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
Therefore, be wise and welcome the thorny path. Through it, the Lord may be building you for a great cause. Who ever knows?
Culled from “The Wonders of Wisdom” by Ngobesing Suh Romanus.