Sunday, October 10, 2010

Knocked Down But Not Knocked Out!

In September 24, 2005, Samuel Peter of Nigeria was fighting the Ukrainian- Wladimir Klitschko for a 12 round elimination match. After 4 dull rounds, Peter knocked down Klitschko twice in the 5th round. Peter gave the crowd the momentum and created belief for himself. The crowd chanted,  "Peter", "Peter," "Peter" and waited eagerly for the greatest upset that did not come. To add more impetus, Peter knocked Klitschko down again in the 10th round. He stalked and chased him across the ring looking for the killer punch that will finish his opponent. To many, it was just a matter of time before Peter knocks out Klitschko . However, to the chagrin of spectators and the frustration of Peter, Klitschko picked himself up, slugged and outpointed Peter (who began gasping for air) to a unanimous decision. Just because you are knocked down doesn’t mean you are knocked out! You could have been knocked down several times, but it does not mean that you are out. 

Only death brings the end of hope. As long as we are alive, let us have hope that God does not fail and will not fail. He may not walk with the pace of a man because he is never in a hurry, but He is never late. Keep trusting Jesus he will never fail you. Life always serves us with a plate we did not order; however, let us not worry, we should only know the Cook is our very own Father Jesus whose meal will bless our hearts.

Fear sometimes cripples us, but let faith move us to higher bounds. Look around you, that is not how you began. You are not what you want to be but thank God, you are not what you used to be. Just as every tunnel has a beginning, there is an end t every tunnel too. Our dark days may be long and dreary but stay focus, your ray of light just proves you are winning. You will make it.

There are many in heaven looking down and hoping you make it too. Would you fail them? You owe them the responsibility of making it and seeing Father Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Deborah, Esther, Daniel, John the Baptist, Paul, Apollos and finally Jesus.

My Brethren, the days keep getting darker and darker, and evil seems enveloping us all. Those who strive to live righteous lives are undergoing some of their greatest hardships now. You may be cast down but don’t be downcast. If you do not want vultures to eat you, then don’t die in an open field! Tell them that though you are knocked down, you are not knocked out. Show them that you are still in the ring, for it is not who wins but who can put up a fight till the Master comes. Do not care how fast the others are running; you should just stay focus on your lane. When you stumble, lift yourself up and keep running, knowing that this race is not looking for the swiftest, but those who can simply finish the race.

I have made up my mind to leave the world behind me, take up my full armor and face the tides of life that try to beat me round. At times, I crawl with tears in my eyes, other times, I run with joy in my heart. I may not be walking or running, but Satan knows that in so far as I am not standing, I am on the move. Sometimes during your down moments, even your phone calls will become like a disease that people avoid. Don’t worry; make one to Jesus, for He always picks the calls of friends when they need him most. More so, He never asks you, "What time is it now?" He tells you “coheir, I am on my way, just a little bit of patience.”

That at once illumines and brightens my day because while on earth, the sister of IRS loved him as he even paid his taxes from the mouth of a fish. His legs were his car and now that gas prices are hiking, he would have been treading on familiar territory. Everywhere he visited, he was doing good. Some people did not need to buy medication, for He used just mud to heal their blindness. He prepared a meal in the presence of foes and friends alike, and their baskets were overfilled in a football field. Just with two loaves and five fish, he will fed more than ten thousand.

Look at you with teary face, why are you crying when you can make that early phone call? You think your situation is hopeless, and life is not fair? True, life is hopeless and unfair without a chemistry with Jesus. Don't you see that your Lord loves you so much my brethren? Why do you look unto yourself when your Hope beckons?

Your Master, though gone is always around you. You know He loves you very much. When the devil tries to push you over, you over push him in prayers. When trials and temptations come over you in their myriads, you be the overcomer, the Lord has smoothen. Say to yourself, I came to this world not of my choice but of his own likeness. I was made more than a conqueror without a vote, I shall live as a conqueror in the midst of warriors, and I shall die a conqueror, even if all others are killed. Lord unto you I surrender my life. If you need someone to pray with you, please send me a mail.

Prince and PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise."(Hamilton Ayuk).
Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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