​A Son Who Hated His Father

A Son Who Hated His Father

A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.


As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.


Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him.


He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care things.


When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.


He began to search his father’s important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.


As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words…PAID IN FULL.


How many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

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Sharpen Your Axe ! 


Sharpen Your Axe
Jo John, a woodcutter, worked for a company for five years but never got a raise. The company hired Bill and within a year he got a raise. This caused resentment in John and he went to his boss to talk about it. The boss said, “You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result-oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up.” John went back, started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn’t able to cut more trees. He went back to his boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told John to go talk to Bill. “Maybe there is something Bill knows that you and l don’t.” John asked Bill how he managed to cut more trees. Bill answered, “After every tree l cut, l take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” This question hit home like a bullet and John got his answer​.

There are no failures, Only Lessons!

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No one can insult or hurt you without your permission.

One of the golden keys to happiness and great success is the way
you interpret events which unfold before you.

Highly successful people are master interpreters.

People who have attained greatness have an ability
which they have developed to interpret negative or disempowering
events as positive challenges which will assists them in growing and moving even
farther up the ladder of success.

There are no negative experiences only experiences which aid in your development and toughen your character so that you may soar to new heights.

There are no failures, only lessons.