Thursday, June 22, 2023
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s a man was passing by some elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. "Well," trainer said, "when they were very young and much smaller we use the same size of rope to tie them and at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grew up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free."

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we can never achieve our dreams, simply because we failed at it once before?

Many have been locked up in the prison of ignorance for a very long time and sometimes our greatest enemy is the believe system we have built over the years as a result of the experiences we have had. Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life. There is no failure greater than a man remaining down after a knock. Every rise from a knock should present a new opportunity to do things better. Imagine the Elephants in our story, if only they knew they had grown bigger than the limitations that held them captive, they would have long been freed.

We are bound to come across limitations at certain point of our lives but know this that why we may not be able to change what poses as limitations to us, we can actually grow bigger and live above them. "All things are possible to him that believes." The Lord wouldn't say this if this is not possible. Don't just hold on but keep working through that situation and you will experience a new lease of life. God Bless you BIG.