It takes time (Be inspired today 278 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Don’t forget the time
It takes
To build a mansion;
Maybe not a hut,
But a mansion;
You can build a hut
In one or two days;
In short,
You can build a hut
In a very short time,
But when it comes
To a mansion,
Be ready to be patient;
Be ready to struggle;
Be ready for the discouragement
You will get;
To which you must not succumb;
To give in will mean
No mansion;
It’s like a great life;
You don’t build a great life
In a day or a week or a month;
Not even a year or two;
It takes time and hard work;
A lot of hard work;
Patience, persistence;
A lot of time.

Press On

Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this story: Suppose you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him.

A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing for him to eat

And suppose he calls out from his bedroom, don’t bother me. The door is locked for the night, and my family and I are all in bed. I can’t help you.

But I tell you this, though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.

And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:5‭-‬10 NLT

Here’s Jesus teaching His disciples on how to pray using an illustration of a man who set forth in the night to ask for bread from his friend in order to feed his guest.

But as he got to his friend’s house and made his request known, his friend response was that he can’t be of help to him reason being that it was late and the door is locked.

Though this man wasn’t willing to help his friend but because of his persistent and unwilling attitude to give up easily he will get whatever he needs from his friend.

As God’s children, this is the kind of attitude He wants us to have in our walk with Him be it in prayer, praise, work, family life, business academics and relationships.

The attitude of being persistent in the place of prayer, being persistent in seeking for that job, that relationship, that contract, that admission, being persistent in that business, or project.

The attitude of never giving up.

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.

There was a judge in a certain city, he said, who neither feared God nor cared about people.

A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.

The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, I don’t fear God or care about people,

but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!

Then the Lord said, Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.

Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? Luke 18:1‭-‬7 NLT

Keep on pressing on and the chances are that you will stumble on what you are looking for, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something while sitting down.

Know that there will be times when forces and circumstances will try to shut you down from asking and pressing on, but just like the blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) in Mark 10:46-52 you need to shout and press the more for your voice to be heard for only in so doing will you get what you yearn for.

Keep praying, keep asking, keep pushing and keep pressing on.

What are some of the things that you crave for? More love? A breakthrough? More pay? More intimacy? Better Job? Press for it by simply asking.

And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:9‭-‬10 NLT

Many thanks for coming around, until next time..

Keep pressing on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you.

The strongest wings (Be inspired today 88 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

If you are counting
Who are brilliant,
I am not among them;
If you are counting
Who were born
With silver spoons
In their mouths,
I am not among them;
If you are counting
Who have special favours
At the workplace,
I am not among them,
Yet, If you are counting People
Who will make it big,
I am among them;
You can count on me
To outshine my spoiled mates;
Do you know why?
Though I don’t have
What they have
I have what they lack
And which happens to be
What matters more:
Faith in my future;
A positive attitude;
Passion for my work;
My ability to persist.
I wasn’t born with them.
I cultivated them myself;
And they have placed me
Far ahead of many
Of my mates
Who were born with silver spoons in their mouths;
Or who have powerful godfathers.
I will outdistance them.
Nothing can surpass
Your determibation to succeed;
Your passion for what you do;
Your commitment to hard work;
And your ability to persist.
Without these qualities,
Or God father
Will take you nowhere.
With them you can fly
To any height;
They are the strongest wings
Anyone can have.

That is me (Be inspired today 79 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

My mind is like a dark sky
Rumbling like hells ocean
In the sky;
Waiting to let loose
Its anger on the earth;
Life is such a mix of realities;
The good;
The bad;
And the ugly
Journeying together
Hands in gloves;
Moments of clear vision
Happily married to
Moments of vision blurred;
Dark clouds hanging
In the sky
Alternate with bright sunshine;
Everything is so unclear;
As we speak,
I don’t know which way
To go,
Which direction to take;
All doors are closed;
And an uphill task;
To find the Key,
To open the door;
Discouragement stands closest
To me
Posing like a best friend
In difficult times;
I get a full taste
of frustration;
With the back of success
Turned on me
And seems not ready
To change its course;
That is the reality
Of my present time.
Yet, I will not crumble;
The wind will toss the tree;
But won’t uproot it;
The tree will bend left and right,
And come back to position.
That is me;
That is my stand.
That is how I will remain.

Can you see? (Be inspired today, 61 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Can you see
That we are regaining grown?
Can you see
That our efforts
Are paying iff?
That we are having enough returns;
The lesson is clear
For those who see
And think;
Hard work pays;
But you may work.hard
And still not succeed;
Make use of a second tool:
And the last weapon
Is what you will use
To break the camels back.

Je persisterai par Ngobesing Suh Romanus

Qui connait les secrets
Du succès?
Revelez-les moi;
Moi aussi, je voudrais les connaiître;
Comme les autres,
Je voudrais, moi aussi réussir.
Que dois-je faire?
Ne me dites pas de travailler;
Parce que je l’ai déjà fait,
Mais en vain;
Si vous me dites de persister,
Je ne refuserai pas;
Je vais persister;
Je persisterai jusqu’à ce que
J’aurai ce que je veux.

I congratulate you

I do warmly congratulate you;
You have held fast
To your lofty dream;
You have not surrendered.

You have tenacity of purpose;
That is the winning spirit;
Many, with the losing spirit,
Surrender easily.

They pack their bags
And go home;
Not the champion’s spirit.
And not at all encouraged.

You have kept on going;
With faith and confidence;
You have displayed courage;
I say, “Bravo!”; I applaud you.

More power to your elbows;
The happy rewards, to reap,
When the time is ripe.
I do warmly congratulate you.