Did you know folks back in the days you expected will be BIG DEALS later in life but sadly they disappeared from the horizon… Remember that primary school mate of yours you thought was going to be the next big CELEBRITY but you can’t even find them…How about the secondary school kid on the block voted most likely to succeed in the slum books but you are disappointed at the narratives that followed…
There is something we forget to factor in when we meet people of talent…it’s a major ingredient we often neglect when we run into “men of destiny “ when not handled well can make a mediocre out of a genius.
Let me say a few words about BEETHOVEN…one of the greatest musical genius the human eyes ever saw…completely deaf towards the last 10 years of his existence yet never stopped writing powerful songs but I want you to listen to a few things folks had to say about him
One person said
“Beethoven always sounds to me like the upsettings of bags of nails, with here and there an also dropped hammer.
Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony depends wholly on its last movement for what applause it obtains; the rest is eccentric without being amusing; and inspiring
You would have imagined that everyone lived their lives in awe and utter admiration of such a man in his time on earth…could you imagine what they had to say about
Let me tell you about PICASSO, because of length of the the post I will just tell you a few words used to describe one of the greatest artist that ever was SCHIZOPHRENIC, SATANIC. Someone even said that Picasso was a big show off, and that most of his works were at best trivial.
Let me tell you about SHAKESPEARE…listen to what some fellows said about arguably the most talented writer that ever lived
“. . . We saw Shakespeare’s midsummer night dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. I saw, I confess, some good dancing and some handsome women, which was all my pleasure.”….
Another man said
….I have striven hard to open English eyes to the emptiness of Shakespeare’s philosophy, to the superficiality and second-handedness of his morality, to his weakness and incoherence as a thinker, to his snobbery, his vulgar prejudices, his ignorance, his disqualifications of all sorts for the philosophic eminence claimed for him….
Sometimes the problem with some of the best men and women reading what I have written is that they lack the forthwith and intestinal fortitude to look their critics in the eyes and keep at the journey of their lives regardless.
Sometimes it’s that you forget that ALL GREAT WORKS ARE TROPHIES OF GREAT STRUGGLES!!! Especially struggles against people who want to make you fell like you are nothing.
Some of those dear ones you knew and expected to be great but disappeared simply got arrested in their development!!! They stopped growing. They saw someone whom they felt sounded better and they gave up their spot in destiny to such a one.
They met someone they felt could write better and they stopped growing and allowed the demon of discouragement give them the kiss of death.
Some of you don’t like how you sound… so you stopped trying… some of you don’t like your intonation so you stopped growing…some of you don’t like your skin colour, they told you you were not fit for the big screen…you stopped growing and quitted.
THE POEPLE WHO SUCCEED IN ANYTHING ARE NOT THE MOST TALENTED BUT THE MOST AUDACIOUS… the ones who against all criticism smile and say “I LOVE MYSELF REGARDLESS, I WONT SUCCUMB TO YOUR INTIMIDATION “
Break the mold of the oppression of your critics… step out. With or without their approval succeed anyways!!!
Your disadvantages will only count when you decide to make a big deal about it. I often laugh at my disadvantages and I have decided I wouldn’t give a critic an opportunity to think and say about me “I WAS RIGHT ABOUT HIM, HE ISNT MUCH”
So we all await you. Step into destiny…step into purpose and let history make a mockery of your critics like we do now of the weak men and women who criticized BEETHOVEN, PICASSO AND SHAKESPEARE!!!
I can’t wait to hear from you…YOU ARE STILL GOD’S CHOICE DARLING
Wow..Thank you for this Pastor
With or without their approval I step out to succeed Glory!!!
I LOVE MYSELF REGARDLESS, I WONT SUCCUMB TO THEIR INTIMIDATION.
I won’t stop trying, growing and learning. My disadvantage only counts when I make a big deal about it. Wow! Gid bless you Sir and thank you Pastor. I really needed to hear this! God bless you!