Tuesday 19 May 2015


Once there was a man who did not make it to university. His mother got him married. After the marriage, he worked as a teacher in a primary school.  Due to the lack of experience, he was squashed by the students in less than a week.

When he returned home,  his wife dried his tears. She comforted him with these words. 'You should not be too sad about it. Probably there is a more suitable job waiting for you out there.'

Later on, he found another job and before long he was fired due to his slowness. This time, the wife commented. 'There are always people who are skilful and non skilful. Some have experience from their years of work. As for you,  you were in school all this while. So, how could you acquire these needed skills?'

He went for a number of jobs but never stayed long in those jobs. Each time,  he would return home with a dejected spirit. His wife would always comfort him and never once was she disappointed or resentful.

He was in his thirties when he aquired a flair in languages.  He became a counselor in a school for the deaf and mute. Later on,  he opened a school for the disabled. A few years later, he set up chain stores in different cities and provinces selling apparatus & equipment for the disabled. He became a multi-millionaire.

One day he asked his wife. 'When I was looking bleakly at my own future, what's the reason that you had so much faith in me?'

His wife gave him a very simple reply.  She said,
'When a piece of land is not suitable for planting wheat, we could try planting beans. If the beans are not growing well,  we could try planting fruits or gourds. If the vegetation is not economical,  we can instead scatter buckwheat seeds. These seeds will one day bloom into flowers. On this land itself, there will be one seed that will germinate and grow.'

After listening to his wife's explanation, he cried.  His wife's faith, love, patience, and persistence is likened to the one seed in the land. This is the seed that persists and creates the miracle on this piece of land.

"In this world,  there's no person who is useless. It is just that they have not positioned themselves firmly in the right place"

God does not create useless creatures. There is ALWAYS some purpose/mission. You just have to persist and find it!!!