Some people are stagnated and failures in life because of their wrong mindset and as well as wrong believe that what will be, will be with respect to fulfilling their destiny. For that reason, some have left their lives and destiny to fate, accepting everything that fate throws at them.
Please this is not supposed to be so as we are said to be the architect of our destiny. That is to say that we all have parts to play if we are ever going to fulfill our destiny. For that reason, it is said that life is not fair as it does not offer to us what we deserve but only offers to us what we demand.
Before going ahead, I wish to share with you a personal life story which may have happened to some other people as well to show to you that we all have parts to play in the fulfillment of our destiny.
Many years ago even as a small boy; I was consumed with the thought and desire of becoming an Accountant even before I was to enter Secondary School. Although I never knew the reason for the choice till today.
When eventually I entered Secondary School, I could not think of any other Course except Accountancy or any other related Accounting Courses.
However, from the first term of my class one, i hated mathematics and its teacher and joined others to talk evil of the mathematics teacher. During the first term exam, of course I performed wonderfully in all other subjects, even getting 90% in some of them.
However, I failed mathematics woefully, scoring only 22%. My elder sister, when she saw my grade in mathematics, she was so mad at me for failing mathematics, ignoring the excellent and wonderful performance or grades I got in other subjects.
It was after that she sat me down explained to me the importance of mathematics, cautioning me that if I fail to get credit in mathematics, that I will never be allowed to do Accountancy or any other related Accounting Courses.
As a result of what she said about mathematics, it sank deeply into my sub consciousness as I saw mathematics as the major obstacle that could prevent me from fulfilling my desire of becoming an Accountant.
That incident caused a drastic change in my attitude or mindset about mathematics. The result was that from the second term, I vowed never to join others to talk evil of the mathematics teacher.
Having changed my attitude or mindset/view about mathematics and its teacher, I started gradually to like and understand mathematics gradually.
Of course, it really paid off because during the second term exam, I scored 54% grade in mathematics and subsequently scored 68% in mathematics during the third term exam.
That was how I conquered mathematics. In that I am a Chartered Accountant today, fulfilling my heart’s desire of becoming an Accountant is evidence that I scaled through in mathematics.
Coming back to the subject of our discussion, it is a highly unfortunate and tragedy that some people are stagnated or failures in life because they could not pass or scale through certain exams of life.
The reason is that they failed to take personal responsibility to remedy their situation or take charge of the situation. It is said, a prize we fail to pay today places a high demand on us tomorrow.
As a result, many are limited in certain areas of their lives because of certain exams of life they failed to pass yesterday. As well, life is not partial, because we must pass the exams of life of our present level if we are ever going to be allowed to move to the next level in life.
Like myself, assuming if I had not credited mathematics, I won’t have been allowed to do the Course I did in the university. I took personal responsibility to conquer mathematics because I saw it as the key to open the doors of my destiny.
As said, I took personal responsibility or positive actions to recover the keys to unlock my destiny from the mathematics teacher. As said, if I had not recovered the keys of my destiny from her, I doubt if I could have succeeded to be an Accountant I am today, if I had not scaled through in mathematics.
Bringing this home, I wish to point out that the saying that we are limited in life because where we are in life is where the level of knowledge we have had placed us. This is the gospel truth. Even God lamented in Hosea 4:6a saying, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”.
Some people, especially Christians, are stagnated and failures in life because of their Spiritual ignorance. Even though many can boast of certain academic or intellectual knowledge, yet their lack of Spiritual knowledge made them to fail in life.
In other words, some people are busy boasting of having some knowledge, but such knowledge were never related or relevant to fulfilling their destiny. Please be fully aware, academic or intellectual knowledge can never be equated with spiritual knowledge. As Christians, we all need Spiritual knowledge in addition.
Even though some are intellectually sound, but their Spiritual ignorance has caused their inability to fulfill their destiny. What I am trying to bring out is that we must go for relevant Spiritual knowledge if we are ever going to enjoy breakthrough in certain areas of our lives or to fulfill our destiny.
Are you ready to take charge of your destiny? Be ready to take personal responsibility and ready and willing to pay the necessary prize by going for relevant Spiritual knowledge if you are ever going to fulfill your destiny. Shalom!.