COMMAND YOUR BLESSINGS OF THE DAYby Maryam Kirschbaum
We are given each day anew. Every day begins at dawn, morning noon, evening and night. This process repeats itself over and over. How we deal with each day is our business. If you bring yesterday to live in today, you lose today to yesterday. There are some days that nothing is expected to happen in the physical. There is a time for everything. In the course of our… See more details below
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We are given each day anew. Every day begins at dawn, morning noon, evening and night. This process repeats itself over and over. How we deal with each day is our business. If you bring yesterday to live in today, you lose today to yesterday. There are some days that nothing is expected to happen in the physical. There is a time for everything. In the course of our lives, many things will happen for several reasons. Some we will know and some we will not have answers for them. In some instances, what happens to us today may not be appreciated until later in life. If we proceed to beat ourselves over the head, that time will not avail itself to us again.
I knew a man who was just four feet and few inches. For over thirty years he devoted himself to selling soft drinks near one university campus. He worked for eighteen hours and would even sleep in the store. During the final examination for students, he would open his kiosk for twenty-four hours. The students would find him dozing and appreciated this gesture as many were studying into late hours. He never got angry but endured through funny name calling because of his stature.
After a while, this man announced that he was getting married. Everyone expected his wife to be shorter and maybe ugly but they were mistaken. His wife was a tall, beautiful and well-built lady. He introduced her to students and other school faculties that came to his store.
One day, he began to act very strangely. He refused money for items sold and gave food items free to anyone just for the asking. Within a three days, his store was empty as everyone went for free stuff. A group of students decided to go a step further by demanding why he was giving out things and behaving erratically. It was then that he broke down and confided that his wife had left him for their landlord who was rich and tall. Based on this, he does not intend to live anymore and he was giving out everything to the only people that had meaning in his life � his customers. The students began to plead with him not to take his life because it would be a waste of human goodness. The man said he had nothing again and has giving everything out, that it was too late. Soon the whole campus heard that he was going to kill himself because his wife left him. With this information going round, many students who received free gifts from him that week volunteered to return the items to his store and a majority contributed token change for what they have used. For the first time, he began to hear several stories from students and ordinary people who have passed through one adversity or another in their short life-time. And for the first time he felt valued. He realized that every day cannot be the same.
From the ashes, he rose to own a large, well-stocked supermarket. He finally married at the age of fifty to a widow whose son was among those that encouraged him in his time of need. I pray to God that you will be encouraged by this story for it is never late.
God has not complicated our lives but simplified it. We are the ones that have laid out rules and laws and regulations before ourselves. The legendary jazz musician, Charles Mingus state that, making a simple thing complicated in no big deal but making a complicated thing to be simple is indeed creative.
This is what many of us need at this period. There are many voices. There are many churches yet more people are losing faith in God. Why is that? This is because we have set before ourselves small gods. These gods live in our hearts and have become idols we are knowingly or unknowingly worshipping. As a result, when a problem nudges us, we disintegrate. We forget the blessing that come from the day. Yes, there is a blessing for you each day.
- Maryam Kirschbaum
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