Every human being wants to become a winner but most of us do not how.We all want to feel loved and respected everyday.We all want to feel significant ,whether we are ignorant or brilliant,civilized or uncivilized,young or old.
We all want our dignity respected.If we really want to become winners today we have to treat people in such a way that they will know that we consider them important.It will cost us nothing but the rewards will be outstanding.
The desire to be important is one of our most powerful desires on earth.That is why people go to the extremes all over the world to achieve it.We have to be careful and prayerful so that the Lord will show us his own plan for us.
Philosophically we all know we are important because if someone goes missing a lot of effort is put into trying to find him or her ,no matter their jobs or position in society.At least this is what happens in most countries with good government and a strong civil society.
We all just witnessed the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners,.Their government and the world worked together to rescue 33 ordinary men with no special qualifications expect that they were human beings.
Unfortunately for most of us, people’s attitude towards us on a day to day basis is negative.When people treat us as we count for nothing, we respond negatively and rob ourselves of our joy.
People decide how they will treat others based on what they feel the other person can do for them.If they feel you can not do anything for them,”good luck!”,they won’t even acknowledge that you exist.
This is where most of us make mistakes.We forget that Jesus said we should love one another and treat each other the way we will like to be treated.This is the key to becoming a winner today.
When you treat people with respect and dignity ,they will feel good about themselves and they will equally treat you as a winner.They will be more helpful to you .If you are nice to the secretary then the chances of seeing her boss is increased ,if not the boss will not be available.This happens in all cultures and countries as I am sure the members of Adoration ministries, who live in different parts of the world will testify. Anywhere people hear that something bad is being planned against you ,they will speak up for you or try to let you know.
Invest your time and energy in praising people,but make sure you do not forget to praise the first unmoved ,mover,God.Remember praise is very powerful,give it to both your superior and your subordinates.Practice calling people by their names and their appropriate titles .
Try this for a week and you would be surprised how much more nicely people will treat you.You will become a winner today.
Finally tell me, how many names of praise you have for God.Promise yourself that you will use as many as you can remember today.Praise God.Alleluia!!!!
We are all dealing with limitations of daily life.This is basically saying that we cannot get everything we are looking for in life.Some of us,take this fact in our strides,others have a tougher time.
We must not forget what Father Mbaka always tells us ,”God is greater than our problems.”The key to dealing with our fears and limitations is intention praying.Tell God what you want,tell him why you want it and how you will use the granted intention to help others.No mater how big our problems we must remember to ask to God to help others as well as ourselves.
According to St.Benedict in order to deal with our limitations and those of others,we need to have more understanding towards ourselves and others.The step to a deeper understanding is to remember that nobody is perfect.No family is perfect.No community is perfect.
In fact remembering that we are all imperfect will help us to accept our humanity and become more humble.This humility will help us to be more prayerful and ever more dependent on God our father.
While it is good to seek perfection and try to attain it,our daily limitations will help to remind us that only God is perfect.We have to constantly prayerfully ask God to help transform our limitations into our strength and victories.When things are not going the way we hoped for ,we must make sure we are not constantly complaining and griping.This not only wastes our energy but also makes us forget that God is aware of our circumstances.
Complaining will ultimately disrupt our relationship with ourselves, others and God.We cannot afford to let the devil deceive us.We are children of God covered by the blood of Jesus.We have to see our daily limitations as challenges we shall overcome through the power and grace of God.
Remember God takes care of everything !!!.