LIFE FROM HINDSIGHT

So like most other Sundays, I went out on return visit and bible study. I followed an elder sister to check up on her students. I did enjoyed the way the elderly sister dealt with scriptural lessons putting to good use  Bible verses. That is normal considering her experience in the disciple making work. I learnt a lot from her. 

But this morning, I want to share one thing I learnt from one of our study sessions. The student was an elderly woman, she really likes the sessions a lot. She reads her book a lot in her leisure. Her husband used to be a clergy if not for old age. So in his own leisure time, he seems to think about his life in hindsight and sure he had a couple of regrets. Yesterday, he decided to share one with us. He said ” my greatest regret is that I was not able to convert my grandmother to Christianity before she died “. And from the way he was talking, the thing has really being bothering him so much  that he tells his wife that every time they had little discussions about life. My point ? I am not dwelling on the fact that maybe his regret is well founded or not, that is not my point. My point is that notice that the old man’s regret is not about what he did wrong but the things he failed to do. I have been hearing that one’s greatest regrets in life are not things wrongly done but right things not done due to one reason or the other. It may be fear, procrastination or even laziness.  It was not until yesterday I saw the truthfulness of that idea play out right in front of me.

So dear friend, what things do you want to do that you are not doing right now? What is holding you back? Is it fear? Is it the wrong thinking that there is still a whole lot of time ahead of you? Don’t be mistaken, just as the greatest regrets about life are not things done but desirable things not done, the greatest mistake you can ever make right now is thinking that you have time. You see, time waits for no one. Do the things you want to do now so that you cut down your regrets when looking at your life from hindsight.
Shallom.

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Monday Motivational Moment.

Thinking of going back to school? Move forward with confidence!

What if it is too hard?

I am going to push through.

What if it is too rough?

I am going to push through.

What if it is too tough? 

I am going to push through.

What if I am just too young ?

That is not true!

What if I am not good enough ?

That is not true!

Why ?

Because I can do anything I put my mind to.

I believe in myself  **chins up**

I believe in myself **head high**

Why?

Because I push through anything I put my mind to.

The bizarrest School Love Story I have ever seen!

​The next French President is 39 years old. 

But that is not the news. 
He is married to a 64 year-old, that is still not the news. 

His wife was his class teacher 24 years ago…not still the news. 

His then class teacher had a daughter who was his class-mate…everybody including his parents thought this teacher’s daughter was his girlfriend…nope they were wrong. 

He fell in love with his class teacher when he was 15…she was “happily married” with 3 kids…now the “happily married” is relative in this context. 

At 17, he promised to marry her. She was at the time 42 years. 

They got married in 2007 with our man now 30…well she was almost 55. 

Next month he is going to be sworn-in as the President of France 6 months to his 40th birthday while his lovely wife who has 3 adult kids and 7 grandchildren (her first child is two years older than her husband while her second child, the former classmate/sweetheart is the same age as him). 

His name is Emmanuel Macron (39) and he is the next President of France.

Monday Motivational Moment (MMM3) 

I initially had thought that this piece will motivate one alone. It was not until I read it again in Ben Carson’s “Think Big” that I know that it is also a wise saying.

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Today on MMM, I wish to share with you the commonest of all mottos used in schools. So common is this motto that you can’t go to any state in Nigeria without finding a school with this motto. I even saw it as university motto in recent times

The motto is : “Knowledge is power”.This is indeed a simple but very meaningful sentence. Infact it is enough to motivate one to seek knowledge. A man with physical strength is powerful, a man with emotional strength is more powerful but a man with knowledge is the most powerful of them all.

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Examination Things 

Yes, I have to reblog this for the guys and girls writing their terminal examinations. Here are tips on how to prepare for your examinations. This is the little we have. Thanks

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