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Turn Your Talents Into Profits

In the parable of the talents which Jesus taught in the gospel of Matthew, A travelling master gave out talents to his three servants, with the instruction that they should turn the talents around and make some profits. According to the story, the master gave one of the servants five talents and the other he gave two while another got one, all according to their abilities.

While the ones that got five and two each where able to turn their around and increased their profits by 100% the guy that one talent just dug a hole and buried his, simply because he thought what was given him wasn’t good enough for him. He complained about his master’s bias, his preference of his colleagues to him.

Now the reason I brought this story up is because a lot of us are like this bitter servant who got one talent. We have been endowed with gifts/talents/passions by God yet we do nothing about them. instead we sit and whine and complain about the unfairness of the government policies in our countries, we complain about our families and their lack of attention towards us, we are so bitter yet we are endowed.

Folks we live in a time where there so many possibilities in fact the possibilities are limitless, even in the poorest of the countries of the world, it is still possible for you to become successful even without an education. The internet and the social media have created an equal opportunity base for everyone irrespective of their social status. Continue reading Turn Your Talents Into Profits

Strength In Self-control

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. – PROVERBS 16:32

The strong man is the one who ever keeps himself under strict discipline, who makes his passions his servants and never allows them to be his master; who is ever led by his mind and not by his tendencies.

He drills and disciplines his desires, and never allows them to interfere with his character.

He is never the slave of his dispositions, nor the sport of impulse.

He is the commander of himself.

He is never the slave of his strongest desire.

He understands that he who would command others must first learn to obey, and he who would command his own powers must learn to be submissive to the still small voice within.

He disciplines the passions, curb pride and impatience.

He denies himself the gratification of any desire not sanctioned by reason.

“He who, with strong passions, remains chaste; he who, keenly sensitive, with manly power of indignation in him, can be provoked, and yet restrain himself and forgive—these are strong men, the spiritual heroes.” Unknown

Folks, let us all try to cultivate this one great virtue, “self-control.” “There is nothing so important in life as a thoroughly trained and cultivated will; everything depends upon it. If one has it, he will succeed; if one does not have it, he will fail.”- Orison S. Marden.

Be Strong!