Monday, April 14, 2014

Your Present Troubles Are Small Your Glory Will Outweigh Them And Will Last Forever

By Eta Uso [Jr]

"For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever." - 2 Corinthians 4:17

This above scripture reminds me of a Church service I attended some years ago. During that service, the Pastor while preaching, made a statement that has remained with me till date. He said; "those who do not understand your Story, will not understand your Glory". 

The above statement is true. Many see you today, wealthy, happy and in good health. Most of the time, you may even be ascribed to as being lavish or extravagant in your way of living. Many will criticise you for this, many will hate you even before they have the opportunity of meeting you. I tell you, do not blame them. They do not know your story. If only they knew what you endured. For example; they may never know that the man who got his first contract and chose to buy a brand new Toyota Prado SUV was actually wheeled to school in a wheelbarrow and such individual may have promised himself that his children will never have to go through same. Thus, at his first touch of money, he chose to take on a 'lavish' acquisition of a state of the act SUV.