Your faith and the talents that God has blessed you with are taking a front seat during this period, I know this really awesome lady who had a high profile positing in a very reputable firm in New York, she was in charge of leasing large machinery the bank owned to large construction companies in the country. It so happened that one day the company was bought by a Chinese firm, for an undisclosed figure and all the top management including her were made redundant. She always said to me when life dishes you lemons, use them and make lemonade, she was accustomed to working all her life and now all of a sudden she was out of a job, and not just any old job, a job many dreamed of, she was still quite young so what did she do? She opened her own business and used the talents God blessed her with and today she is among the success stories that we google to try and find solutions to our own problems.
What are talents anyway and why do some people use them and gain results. The oxford dictionary defines the word talent as a natural aptitude or skills, as in something supernaturally learnt we are all blessed with talents, some people have the natural to speak to a large audience or convince someone to make a purchase I think to downfall comes in when we fail to realize what we are capable of doing. What I find really amazing is most of the really successful entrepreneur did not complete school. Larry Brin 21 and Sergey Page 22 at the time were two university computer science students who originated a automated web program called a crawler which analyzed how websites linked together. Their invention later grew into the mega giant Google search engine that is capable of ranking any website pages linking to it. Due to their background in Mathematics Google originated from the Mathematical term googol which means a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Steve Jobs founder of Apple computer http://stevejobsautobiography.com, Bill Gates http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/exec/billg/ co-founder of Microsoft co-operation and Richard Branson http://www.biographyonline.net/business/richard_branson.html an English businessman best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies are among three of the richest men in the world they were all drop-outs with a dream.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE KEY INGREDIENTS TO MAKING YOUR TALENT WORK
A GREAT IDEA
I think the answer lye's in the palm of one’s hands, it requires a great idea, a shorter sleep, hard work, determination and a hunger to make it, with those key ingredients you will be on the right path to a bright future. One has to have confidence in their capabilities and surround yourself with people that believe in you. That is extremely vital it is the extra push that will carry you over the horizon.
Most people just regurgitate other people’s ideas but a true success story stands out of the crowd and dare to be different.
Is also one of the most important part of anything and everything that is worth doing, what is a great product if no one knows about it right. Here are some links that offer FREE PROMOTION depending on your content www.jamaica.keepsblogging.com and right here at SendMe www.sendme.eventpages.org .You have to get out there and research, read books talk to people and take a course in whatever you are interested in THE BBC offers some really interesting short courses and they are all FREE http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/online courses, that will assist in enhancing the quality of your product, get the right tools if not at once gather them as you go by. It will surely help and put you a step above your competitors. There are a lot of great resources out there to help you make it, like this website for example hehehe! Make your work visible and accessible to your customers, start small and you will eventually grow into a giant success, in business it is a game of endurance if you are able you will make it.
God Use Ordinary People to do Extra Ordinary Things
You know my concept of Faith is stretching yourself to the point that it hurts, hmmm what do I mean by that? Well surprise yourself, try and see how far God will allow you to reach. God created us beautifully and wonderfully, with great minds that are capable of doing great exploits but how often do we stretch ourselves, to actually find out what we are made of and capable of doing. A lot of people told David that he was just a skinny kid he should go and sit down, that he was no match for the heavy weight lifter Goliath. In the end that mountain Goliath came tumbling down and David was crowned hero 1 Samuel 17.
The condition of your mind determines how far you will reach in life’s journey, with every twenty four hours of each passing day time slips pass and our time on earth shortens with every tick of the clock out life span shortens, what will you be remembered for?
You know when you stretch yourself you will be surprised of the things you are capable of doing and achieving. Some of the greatest inventions began with just a taught. A batch mate of mine once told me that when she was doing her first degree she was pregnant with her third child, she would sit in lectures and when she felt ill she would run to the restroom to calm herself and then return as if nothing happened. She eventually graduated with honors before the birth of her child. Hmm I wonder how many people would be bold enough to do that and claim their destiny in the face of great adversities amidst the many voices telling you that you can’t make it, it’s too difficult, I think you need to rest, what if?
There is this cartoon I love to watch with my son, it’s about this frog that was trapped in a deep hole with another frog. The rain started falling and all the other frogs that were looking down on him and telling him that he can’t make it, the hole is too deep, he should wait until the rain fell long enough to fill the hole up with water and then he would be able to get out. The frog just kept on leaping, each time he leaped a bit higher and higher until he got out of the puddle and left the other frog that was in there with him waiting for the hole to full up with water before he would make an effort to get out.
When he got out he told the other frogs that were looking down on him thank you for encouraging me. They were shocked and wondered why is he telling us thanks and we were persuading him not to jump but to wait until the rain water filled the hole before he could get out. It was after they realized he was deaf, so he was unable to here there discouragement. Look that challenge in the eye and tell it devil by fire or by force I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Philippians 4:13, you’ll never know how strong you are until you take a leap of faith and stretch yourself. Be determined to make it, I guess some would say oh I am too weak, or don’t you see my condition I can’t do anything so do it for me but God uses ordinary people like you and me to do extraordinary things for His glory to be seen. Don’t disappoint God, He is waiting on you to jump out of the hole and shock the enemies of your destiny.
- God use Joseph the dream interpreter who was hated of his bothers and sold him into slavery to become the pharaoh’s right hand man to save Egypt from famine. (today we call it recession)
- God used Moses a Sheppard to lead His people to the promise land.
- God use Gideon to deliver Israel from Midian he was a farmer.
- God used Jephthah the son of a prostitute to deliver Israel from the Ammonites.
- How is God using Ordinary People to do Extraordinary things today.
- The 100th smallest country in the world it rose from a sand dune but still it has:
- The most secure airport Ben Gurion and airline El Al in the world.
- The most advanced army IDF and air force in the world.
- The best fighter tank in the world the Merkava.
- The highest ratio of university degrees per capita in the world.
- The largest number of bio tech start ups in the world.
- Highest percentage of home computers in the world.
- Is second place in patent application in the world next to Europe.
- Highest output of new books per citizen in the world.
- Has the most business trading on Wall Street after the United States of America.
- One of the 8 countries in the world that is able to build and launch a satellite into space.
- Israel has the most expensive city in the Middle East Tel Aviv.
- The first messenger (MSN) was built in 1996 by 4 Israelis.
- Israel has the first and the biggest Intel development center out of the USA in Kiryat Gat.
- Life expectancy in Israel is one of the highest in the world and their birth rate is the highest in the western countries.
- Israel are the 17th in the world in standard of living for their citizens.
- Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.
- Israel is the makers of the USB storage device (memory stick) it sells 1 every 10 seconds.
- Weizman Institute of Science in Israel is ranked number 1 in the world.
- Israel company NICE System produces 25% of the world’s call centers with hardware and software the next time you hear “this call is being recorded for quality and training” remember the technology was created in Israel.
- Israelis company GIVEN produced the world’s smallest camera used by doctors in digestive tract operations to save lives the camera fits inside a pill.
- Israel is the first makers of the high resolution camera that fits on a single electronic chip for use in mobile cellular phones.
- Israel are the makers of voicemail SMS and other mobile phone services.
- Israel is the developers of AOL (America Online).
- Both Windows NT and XP was developed by Microsoft Israel.
- Both the Pentium 4 Microprocessor and Centrion Processor was produced in Israel.
Melanie Okorie SendMe www.sendme.eventpages.org
Papa God in di name of Jesus, I know you are in heaven and you name great. One a dem day yah the way you run things in a heaven you ago do it same way pan dah earth yah. Papa mi a beg you some food today and Lord all the trouble mi cause today please delete it out a mi page in a the book of life please mi a beg you. And Papa help mi to forgive and love all a mi enemy them. Lord when them disrespect me, Papa mi a beg you cool down mi tongue and help mi fi calm mi self and stay humble and nuh badda wid di pride thing. No mek mi badda tell them bout mi status and qualification Lord but deliver mi from evil. Papa help mi that nuh matter how far you carry mi inna life mi remember seh mi a still yuh servant and house and car naw come wid mi in a heaven but deliver mi from evil woooy Papa. Papa help mi keep a clean heart and remember seh you soon come. No mek mi robe soil ooooh. Papa help mi fi remain productive and useful inna you Kingdom leading souls to you deliver me from evil ooooh, deliver me Papa cause the world wicked, help mi fi nuh cause none a you pickney them fi stumble and look fi nuh big up fi mi self but deliver mi from evil oooooooh. For all a di glory the honour and di power a fi you. You can put up and bax dung anybody so Lord take all the honour fi you self forever and ever AMEN!!! SendMe Lord
Revelation 12:11 reminds us why we go through these fiery trial. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. I have been a victim of robbery three times in Jamaica, each time had it's own story and each time I was in the house of the Lord when it took place. However on the third occasion shortly after I had gotten married the enemy struck again so this time I was not alone in the fight. A minister and his wife who had come to attend a prayer conference and an ordination service, it was there first time on the island and they were staying by our home on the island. My husband was being ordained as a pastor, and they had traveled with the man of God who was hosting the conference from the States, for the three days of fellowship on the island. I remember a word that came from the man of God, one of which he said to my husband and myself during the ordination "prepare for war". "Oh God" I said, "not again, not another battle", I am tired of fighting devil and his demons haha, but that is a constant battle isn't it? The Bible also said Psalm 34:19 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. This day in question was the week after the three days of conference that I had just mentioned and we had taken them to see a bit of the island and it's natural beauty. When we had gotten back from our tour, we went to one of our pastor's home for dinner. After dinner we drove home, on arrival my husband got out to open the gate and I was waiting to drive in, when all of a sudden, like a movie I heard "gimmi money, gimmi money" and the next thing I saw was a gun pointing down on my stomach, my adrenaline kicked in and my sympathetic nervous system went into overdrive. Without even questioning or looking to see what was going on, I took the bag up and handed it to the gunman. All of a sudden a power came over me and a still voice said "what are you doing"? I started to scream, THE BLOOD OF JESUS, THE BLOOD OF JESUS, THE BLOOD OF JESUS, uncontrollable. At this point the couple who were on the back seat were a bit confused as to what was going on here, by this time I started speaking in uncontrollable the car was shaking, the couple on the back seat joined me as they figured by this what was happening. The gunman then took the gun off me, walked over to my husband and pulled the trigger, at this point we were speaking in tongues and pleading the BLOOD OF JESUS. Up until today I still hear the sound of that gun when that guy pulled the trigger, he did it once and the gun stick, he pulled it again and gun still refused to fire. At this point I was screaming THE BLOOD OF JESUS, it was mayhem FOR THE GUNMAN who started running. My husband started walking towards the guy and while he was doing that he was speaking the word and binding the devil. The gunman then started running in the bushes and it was dark, my husband started running after him and we all started running after my husband begging him to come back. Hallelujah God is awesome! That night was very dark, pitch black and the devil wanted to kill, steal and destroy the only light we had was the car light that was shining towards the gate. My husband shouted in the dark to the gunman to return the bag by the following day or else face God's judgement. By the following day the bag was returned amen and the police was confused because we had reported it and I told them we were robbed before and nothing came out of it and they bluntly told me and nothing will come out of this either. I know God had dispatched His angels that night or else the headlines in the news as you rightly said would have read differently the following day. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I fear no evil for thou are with me Your rod and Your staff the comfort me. My passion has been aroused to continue working and walking after God as He continues to marvel me with His wonders.