“Even though Jesus was God’s son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.” Hebrews 5:8
How legacy forms and loses his legs could he summarized below;
HARD TIMES make strong men
Strong men create easy times
Easy times produce weak men
Weak men create hard times.
The mantra of most rich men is, ” my children will never suffer what I suffered.”
While the divine curriculum that made them successful includes hardness and suffering, they determined to remove every iota of suffering from the lives of their offsprings.
They certainly must be wiser and more considerate than God.
I don’t know of anything Precious that didn’t pass through pressure.
I’ve not seen a trophy that wasn’t accompanied by trouble.
I’m yet to witness a prize won without a price paid.
A young lady joined us in a youth church located in an almost – a – ghetto area.
Her family stays in a duplex at G.R.A.
While the parents attended a church at the G.R.A, they drove a long distance to drop her off, for our services.
Unlike her mates in the church, she didn’t have to wear cheap, hand – me – down cloths, pick up odd jobs to combat hunger, trek a long distance to church, sleep in a congested room, pray, fast or beg to pay school fees.
But she had to be in church before 7a.m, go from house to house inviting unfriendly faces and insultive people to church, fast for days, and sometimes for weeks, attend vigils, wash and clean the church toilets, among others.
Her parents weren’t oblivious to all these. They were intentional about it.
She needed a level of suffering to fine – tune her and make her a well rounded person, and since the family doesn’t offer the course, they leverage the church’s system.
What a wonderful personality “T” turned out to be. The “butter” girl is now a “better” girl.
“He who has no reason to “suffer”, has nothing to offer.”
—- Oluseye TAIWO.