Four men brought a sick friend who was paralyzed to Jesus.
There was no way to get the patient to a comfortable position where Jesus could see and give him the desired attention.
The crowd was much. And there was no way they could book an appointment with Jesus because He would be staying in that town just for that day.
All this was enough for them to consider and go home. They could have told their friend,
“Boy, we’re sorry. We cannot change the status quo. We’ve tried our best. So brace up and let’s take you home. We’ll try next time”.
But that was not what they did.
Instead “they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on” (Mark 2:4).
Can you imagine that!
They threw the paralyzed man down from the roof and caused a commotion, thereby getting the attention they needed.
That was not a formal and normal way to get to the boss in his office, but it was faith in action.
It was a proof of their determination to succeed. It was proof they would never accept anything like no or “next time” (which have never existed in the world).
It was proof of their vow to succeed.
What This Story Means to You.
That story proves that a man’s God only gets into action when that person rises to confront his situation with a determination never to turn back without evidence.
It proves that it is not your outlook that determines what life delivers into your hands, but your mind look.
It proves that nothing happens unless you do something.
I Got a Job the Abnormal Way
I remember in those days when I was desperately searching for a job.
There was this vacancy I filled an application for even though I did not have the required certificate and years of experience. You know what I mean.
I knew I would not be called for the interview because I did not meet up with the requirements so I devised a different way to have a meeting with the management.
Not knowing the meeting was for the job the man in charge gave me an appointment. It was there I told him I was the best person for this job even though I didn’t have the required certificate and experience.
I narrated to them why I should be given the job. I did not tell them its because I need their money to survive (but you know I do), rather I gave them a plan of things I intend to do that will move their business forward.
They saw the desperation and willingness in me and gave me the job.
So I won.
Obviously, that’s not a normal way to get a job. I broke the rules and all the protocols. But it was worth it.
Be Willing to Break Some Rules Some Times
Be willing to dig through the roof above and lower down your mat instead of living without a meaning.
That is, take positive risks. Do unusual things to get to your goal. Break some rules – break some limiting protocols!
You cannot follow conventional approach and arrive at GOLD STREET. Don’t follow the “as usual” street because it ends at nowhere.
It is risky not to take risks
It is better to fail trying something great, than succeed daring nothing.
Do unusual things to get to your goal so long as no one is harmed or cheated.
Great men take right risks.
God will keep silent until He sees enough desire, push and desperation in you towards the deepest desires of your heart and of His assignment for your life.
The door of Opportunity always and only opens for those who are continuously making attempts.
Talk to you later and have a great day.
He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.
Matthew 25:14-30 ESV
“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
Matthew 25:29 ESV
For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
2 Kings 7:4 ESV
If we say, ‘Let us enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the camp of the Syrians. If they spare our lives we shall live, and if they kill us we shall but die.”