Monthly Archives: December 2013

Persistence pays

A salesman knows very well that hardly (if at all ), would you sell an item on your first call and, unless you’re the President of a nation (even at that), you would often need to repeat your requests before they are granted.

Nothing comes to you so cheaply; you have to go hard and strong after it. The only way to prove your desire for a thing is how resilient you are at getting it. Myles Munroe said, … pursuit is the proof of desire. In my experience in the little time I’ve spent up here, I discovered you don’t get a thing until you insist on getting it and that, if you insist and stand your ground, no matter how long it takes, you’ll always get whatever you ask for  … always.

You could be determined but not have the tenacity to get your desire delivered. You would be discouraged when you face rejection time and again. However, if you insist on getting it, you would develop courage and stand your ground. That is the power of persistence… it never fails.

Stand your ground. Keep pushing. Don’t give up. You will get there.

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Duties of a Man

Speaking of marriage and the requisite qualities expected from both contracting parties, we all (or at least, most of us) know what are the base qualities a man getting ready for marriage should possess. I will not go into that here.

However, something caught my attention and, the more I tried to ignore it, the harder it is to let go. In my observation (addressing the men folk) I have seen many men that have all the expected base qualities, otherwise, their spouses wouldn’t have signed the dotted lines in agreement with them.

Most married men are caring. Women have an acute need for attention. Alas! Very few men realise this innate desire in their wives, at least, in the first few years of marriage. For guys that have been used to hanging out with friends for long hours, even late into the night, they find it difficult to pluck their own feet out of the peer trap. They fail to realise that their status has changed, therefore, there must be a change in lifestyle… and trouble begins.

In a bid to make this as brief as to not abuse your patience, let me say this: ability to say NO to PEER PRESSURE is a very essential quality a man must cultivate before he ventures into marriage. Whatever you agree to or decides for outside, has a direct impact on your family as long as it affects your own life. A married man, therefore,  must learn to recognise his boundries, acknowledge the parties to which his allegiance lies and control himself in the things he allows himself to be influenced by, giving his family the highest priority after God.

God bless your home.

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