Make the Best of Your Circumstances

stand-strong with  NickDo you find yourself in circumstances that make you ask “God why me?” Sometimes you feel all alone in this whole world. I remember reading the life story of Nick Vujicic in his book, Stand Strong. He wrote that sometimes, he would feel like committing suicide. He would feel so different, “why would everyone have have both legs and arms and I don’t have?” Sometimes he would feel ashamed for being the way he is. He became object of ridicule and everyone who sees him would not stop looking. Yes he looks so different.

Nick was born without arms and legs. Look at the information from his website www.lifewithoutlimbs.org and this can show you that life can really be challenging:

” Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without arms and legs. Three sonograms failed to reveal complications. And yet, the Vujicic family was destined to cope with both the challenge and blessing of raising a son who refused to allow his physical condition to limit his lifestyle.

The early days were difficult. Throughout his childhood, Nick not only dealt with the typical challenges of school and adolescence, but he also struggled with depression and loneliness. Nick constantly wondered why he was different than all the other kids. He questioned the purpose of life, or if he even had a purpose.

According to Nick, the victory over his struggles, as well as his strength and passion for life today, can be credited to his faith in God. His family, friends and the many people he has encountered along the journey have inspired him to carry on, as well. ”

 

But

Nick survived all these and today, apart from being a celebrated clergy man, he is supported world over for his NGO whose main objective is to help people living with difficulties.

 

You can survive any life challenge.

The question is how are you taking your challenges? Do you see it as the controller of your life. I want you to know that you are better than someone. The story was told about a boy who lost his left arm in a car accident. He had the original intention of going into Judo. But at that age 10, how can he continue a life with one arm if he can go into Judo. But he decided to attach himself  to a Judo master. He stopped complaining and started the new life that he deserved.

The boy could not understand why his Japanese Judo master would teach him only one move for many years. He continued to master this move until he became perfect. Several months later, his master recommended him for a competition. He defeated the first 3 opponents and moved on to the next stage.

In his final match, his opponent was Very huge and stronger in appearance. He was also more tactical and with experience more than the boy. Those were the next challenges but then, the young man is still on his way to success. So using his only one move which he is now a master over, he finally defeated this strong opponent by pinning him down despite having only one arm.

As they were going home, he opened up to his master and he asked, “master, why did you chose to train me on only one move and how did I win the tournament with only one move?” Then his master replied, “You won for two reasons. First you’ve almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent  to grab your left arm.

Can you figure out what helped this young man succeed? Did you notice that he succeeded because of the same reason most people in his same circumstance would fail?

This is a big food for thought for you if you still battle with circumstances of your birth or any other life threatening circumstances. If you still blame people or place of birth, or environment, or the government for your failures, I would suggest that you take a lesson from this write up.

In my next post, I will show you what will power can help you achieve even if you do not have  a sponsor for your project or even as every other person does not see the good in you. I will tell you a story about the wright brothers. But we shall compare their life story to a man called professor Samuel Langley who spent America’s tax payers money pursuing a fruitless goal on manning the first airplane.

 

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