Yesterday was one of my busy days.
I went visiting an outstanding personality in his office. While in his waiting room, a man made a move at me asking for money.
I didn’t have much on me to spare so I decided to ask him if I could have an honest discussion…which he accepted.
I began by probing his reasons for being there. He narrated how he’s been there for weeks, trying to see the same man I intended to see (his acclaimed inlaw), but no luck.
So I ask him how he enjoy that treat of repeated failed visits and the looks on his face gave me all the answers I needed, so i didn’t have to ask further.
At that point I introduced myself and what i do so he would realise I was speaking from a position of authority.
I started working from the unknown to the known. He was amazed how i could cause him to think for the first time. With tears in his eyes he admitted that he used to think that he was thinking…but for the first time he realised there is more within him.
At that point it dawned on me that I’d unconsciously turned someone’s visiting room to Life-Class Academy. All attention was on me.
I wanted to stop but I was just getting warmed up with this guy.
He was a guy in his early 30s with wife and kids. He confessed he went into family life early; which was one of the bulleted points on his personal blame list. Since he’d made a mistake to challenge me that he has carefully thought of his life over and over – it was time to hand him a paper so he could share his blame list with me. He obliged to share.
He finished in few minutes and, without looking at his list, I asked him – is your name on that list?
He could tell where i was coming from so he Smiled. He had come to realization that that should be the only item on that list – Him.
With his permission I went further.
He went on to divulge that he has always blamed his parents for not training him well, not leaving behind for him inheritances for proper head start, and his then girlfriend who took-in too early for him (now his wife). His blame list was a long one…but his name was not on it until i made it clear to him that a lot of people have made it in life, even from a more terrible past – i mentioned a few familiar list.
One of the turning point in our discussion was when i revealed a possible reason he was not being given attention. This guy did not even know what he wants from life. He had no clue. He has been living life asking alms each time things go rough. What he did not understand is that he was not getting help, even from God, because he does not even know what he wants. I assisted him and we arrived at something – i could read the excitement on his face when it was revealed to him from within.
He was happy we spoke and nodded to the fact that i gave him something more than the money he seek.
He is passionate about photography and had had the opportunity, but because he thought it isn’t as lucrative as he sees it in his mind’s eye. He promised me he is returning to it, especially as he can do it alongside his job.
When i was leaving, i could hear his mind say “who the heck is this guys that schools me in one meeting things i never knew my whole life?” – his eyes were mixed with tears and joy. As i drove off the premises i noticed he left that waiting room.
Upon departing that office i received a call from a friend…she was in tears and asked that i say a word of prayer for her. She was in terrible pain. I hurried down there afterwards and went through a session with her. 4hrs later, she emerged strong and formidable.
I invited her out with a friend that arrived afterwards and our discussions spawned several topics. As it turned out, she happens to be an outstanding and passionate Pastry Chef. And i mean a very good one. Since that is my wife’s specialty (Elegant Boss Outfit – 08029411529), i couldn’t wait for them to meet.
As it turns out, the two passionate personalities met and it wasn’t long before they were exchanging ideas and concepts – i just sat there admiring God’s work. How He can pull us from self-sabotaging position at a time and the next minute He is speaking to us about His giftings. These two people are already scheduling meetings to bake something special. I was excited that she was able to get rid of that heavy feeling.
My friend and I spoke the morning after and she told me how, for the first time in a long time, she feels whole again…especially because i could give her a listening ear. After she said that, i felt my eyes weeing. I recalled the phone call i was about to make when her call came in…if i’d make that call and my partner was in his office, there is no way we could have met. But God works in mysterious ways.
My heart has been singing since i woke, and this has been the new me. I finally have found happiness not working, but simply doing what i love to do – helping people.
The guy at the waiting office and my friend will remain in my prayers – in addition to many others that i counsel over the years. And there they shall remain.
My prayer is that they find God’s awesomeness within; their gifts, talents, love, and the persistence to pull through. I pray that they are able to serve the world with their gifts.
The therapy with my friend continues. She is a wonderful lady and she has a story for all of us. I look forward to bringing her to Humble’s Life-Class someday so we could be empowered through her stories. She went through all she went through so we could all learn and grow and become better people.
Every body has a story…but some stories are more than others.
What is your STORY?
Inbox me if you have a story to tell. The World needs to hear it. If you keep it to yourself…can you imagine how many people out there that you could have safe from suicide, molestation, rape, anger, murder, and the list goes on…?
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The lessons in your story belongs to all of us…heal another by telling it. Let us talk – call me today and now so we can discuss how…
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