TOOL OR MEDAL 1
“What are you using yours for?” Greatness asked his younger l brother.
“Are you seriously asking? To chill with it of course, what else?”
Clement responded jestingly.
Their father had just sorted them with #5 million each.
“Let’s do a joint business by starting a pharmaceutical store, since I studied business administration and you studied pharmaceutical science”
Clement sternly refuted
“I am not interested”. “Moreover, dad has a lot to give us even when this one finishes” he added.
Few months later, Clement had squandered all his money and went back to their dad for more, only to go and meet the greatest shock of his life.
As for Greatness, he invested his money in buying grains and transporting them to Enugu. He made almost double the money he had invested and is now planning on opening a storehouse for hoarding grains.
Even though a man’s gift/tool makes room for him (Proverbs 18:16); it is not given for personal consumption only.
Jesus in Mathew 4:3&4 had the power/tool to turn the stone into bread so he could eat, but did not, even though he was so hungry, yet we saw later in his ministry how he multiplied five loaves of bread and two fishes for five thousand men to eat (Mark 6:37-44).
“Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other” Pope Francis said. You are a steward of every gift given to you. It is expected that you discover it, develop it and use it. Humanity is so interconnected such that refusing to maximize your gift causes an imbalance upon the earth. This is the reason for most of the problems faced in the world today; men and women who either do not know how to use their gift/tool or are using their gift/tool for the wrong reasons.
Decision: I choose to discover, develop, explore and use my gift for the right reasons. I refuse to be a problem but a solution provider to my generation.
Further Reading: Esther 4:1-17
Discovery: The Sun is 864,000 miles (1, 392,000 kilometers) across. This is about 109 times the diameter of the Earth.