The uninformed, the pessimist, and the naysayer, seeing only the apparent effects not the things themselves, talk of luck, of fortune, and chance. Seeing a person grow their material possessions, they say, ““How lucky they are!” Observing another become intellectual, they exclaim, “How highly favored they are!” And noting the saintly character and wide influence of another, they remark, “How chance aids them at every turn!”
They do not see the trials and failures and struggles which these people have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have made, of the undaunted efforts they have put forth, of the faith they have exercised, that they might overcome the apparently insurmountable, and realize the Vision of their heart.
They do not know the darkness and the heartaches; they only see the light and joy, and call it “luck”; do not see the long and arduous journey, but only behold the pleasant goal, and call it “good fortune”; do not understand the process, but only perceive the result, and call it “chance.”
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result. Chance is not.
“Gifts”, powers, material, intellectual, and spiritual possessions are the fruits of labor; they are thoughts completed, missions executed, objectives accomplished,
and visions realized.
We will be who we were put here to be by the labor we expend.
Word of the of the week: Sacrifice –
Ask yourself: Have you considered those who have experience more goodness – lucky, highly favored or chance has aided them and missed their hard work?
Speaking With a Purpose: “I help you bridge the gap between … Where you are verses where you want to be.” My ultimate goal – help you become a better you!