YOUR PAIN IS NOT DEFINITIVE. Keep your Eyes on the Goal

I read a post by Ben Carson about the legendary Authur Ashe. Truly, Pain is not definitive. It doesn’t define us nor does it determine our end. Hear Ben’s take on this:

“Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983!

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He received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: “Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

50 Million children started playing Tennis
5 Million learnt to play Tennis
500 000 learnt Professional Tennis
50 Thousand came to Circuit
5 Thousand reached Grandslam
50 reached Wimbledon
4 reached the Semifinals
2 reached the Finals and when I was holding the cup in my hand
I never asked God “Why Me?”

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So now that I’m in pain how can I ask God “Why Me?”

Ben added:

Happiness keeps you Sweet!! Trials keep you Strong!! Sorrows keeps you Human!! Failure keeps you Humble!! Success keeps you Glowing!! But only, Faith keeps you Going.

Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life.

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of flying. But the pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of returning home.

That’s life. Enjoy yours.

If wealth is the secret to happiness, then kids of the rich should be dancing on the streets. But only the kids of the poor do that.

If power ensures security, then VIPs should walk unguarded. But those poor ones who live simply, sleep soundly.

If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships; then celebrities should have the best marriages. But this doesn’t just happen.

Live simply. Walk humbly and love genuinely. -Ben Carson

 

I couldn’t have said it better.

Ashe’s success was not tied to what he had or hadn’t. It was not about the trophies or his pain.

It was about an understanding that we are first of all who we are before what we have. READ WHEN WE KNOW WHY, WHAT HAPPENED DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE

He was dying, but he was content.

Before the next flood of doubts of your success fill your mind, just pause and remember where you’re coming from. God has simply watched your back till this day.

Where you are at the moment is not definitive. It’s just a phase!

Your destiny is greater than your pain.

NEVER FORGET THIS!!!!!!

GOD WILL FINISH WHAT HE STARTED

So, the next time you look down and feel the pain, see the sores, experience the pressure or feel like giving in to the pain, remember that

THE PAIN DOES NOT DEFINE YOU. YOUR DESTINY DOES, AND YOU’RE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS.

SUICIDE IS NOT AN OPTION. SEE WHY

THEREFORE,

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE GOALS AHEAD AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!!!!

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I look forward to hearing from you and I trust Your Best Is Yet To Come!

GOD WILL FINISH WHAT HE STARTED

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Feel free to leave a comment, share this with a friend and enjoy a lovely day!

Cheers!

Nnanna.





2 Comments

  1. Hello Nnanna,

    It’s good to hear such refreshing words to lift us up to levels were we belong. I hope your site reaches many more people (me included) to encourage and recreate the faith within us. This is a good and inspiring site for this day and age. Keep up the good work and may God continue to lead you.

    • Hello Forrest, I’m pleased to hear from you. Your words come with refreshment and I’m glad you loved the post. We can only do as much as we’re destined and I find my path in helping many people find strength in weakness, joy in affliction and consequently move from pain to gain. I look forward to hearing from you again and again, trusting that our work will reach as many more people as possible.

      Thank you once again and God bless you.

      Nnanna.

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