Why Maximize?


Great minds and souls, know always that what they have done must never be confused with what they can ye do, they never settle for great work. As a matter of fact,the concept of retirement is a great mind that traps the untapped potential buried in millions of talented gifted and valuable individuals .

This Western concept has caused many great men and women to settle for the average and to succumb to the mediocrity of the socially accepted standard of success .

 

please note, however, that all individuals throughout history who have left their footprints in the sand of destiny were driven by a passion greater than the desire for personal comfort.

I want to remind us of the monumental character of  men and women such as Abraham the biblical Patrick who act 70 years of age, childless and frustrated ,married to a barren woman and being with his wife beyond the biological age of conceiving a child,

accepted the vision of a baby destined to change the world and believe it will come to pass.Abraham saw  the fruit of his faith when he was 100 years old .

Moses, at midlife, change carriers from a sheep handling forgetive to a delivery and national leader of over 3 million people by the age of 120 he had guided them safely  to the brink of their destiny.

David, the great King of Israel ,worked in the twilight of his many years of excellent leadership to make plans for the construction of magnificent Temple for worship,  a temple that was eventually built by his son Solomon.

Paul ,the unrivaled apostle of the church ,after many years of tremendous hardships,  wrote a brief description of his challenges in a letter to the church at Corinth.

He stated I have worked much harder ,being in prison more frequently, being flogged more severally and being exposed to that again and again .five times I received from the loss from the jews of the 40 lashes – 1.

Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned three times I was shipwecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move.

I have been in danger from rivers ,in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from gentiles ;in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger as sea; and in danger from force Brothers.

I have laboured and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hungry and text and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked (2 Corinthians 11:23b-27).

Then this great leader exclaimed who is weak and I do not feel weak?(2 Corinthians 29a).

Retirement was never a concept in the mind of those world changers. As a matter of fact, the apostle Paul , while spending his final days in prison under house arrest by order of the government of Rome ,refused to retire or succumb to the environmental restriction of age, imprisonment ,and threats.

Instead he spend the rest of his days writing beautiful ,Life challenging ,historical document that constitute 3/4 of the New testament and form the basis of most of the doctrine of the Christian church today.

The apostle Paul believe that no matter what he had done,accomplished, achieved, or experience in the past ,there was always so much more left within to develop, release and express. They both believed that the enemy of better is best ,and the tomb of the extra-ordinary is the ordinary.

Life is but a cup of a cup of drink:

Paul’s  perceptions of life, and the responsibility of each of us to maximize life to it’s fullest potential, is expressed in his final letter tomithy.To this favourite young student, who wrote for I am already being poured out like a drink-offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight ,I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (2timothy 4:6-7).

Paul liking his life to the ceremonial drink offering administered by the priest in the old testament rituals of the temple, in which the priest field a cup with wine and ceremonially poured it out at intervals in the service until the cup was completely empty. using this example , Paul gives a very effective illustration of how our lives should be lived.

Your life is like a cup of drink served to the world by our great creator . The dream is the awesome, on tapped,  valuable, destined field treasure ,gift and talent of potential buried within you .Every minutes,day, month and year is an interval of opportunity provided by God for the pouring out of another portion of yourself until you have expose all his precious treasures that makes you unique .This is called maximum living.

True success is not a project but a journey. The Spirit of achievement is guided by the notion that success is an installment plan on which will make daily payment until we maximize our selves. This success begins when we understand and accept the life is a process of growing and developing .Thus, life is meant to be a never-ending education, a journey of Discovery and  adventure, and exploration into our God-given potential for his glory.

The maximum of mediocrity:

what does it mean to maximize ?what is maximum? The word maximum may be defined as supreme, Greatest, highest and altermate. it is synonymous  with such concept as pinnacle, preminence, culmination, apex,peak and summir .it implies the highest degree possible.

Just a brief look at this concepts  immediately convicts us of the many opportunities we have abused and forfeited because we have failed or have refused to give our all.

This failure  to do our best to go beyond the expectations of others, to express  ourselves fully to live up to our true potential, to extend ourselves to the limits of our abilities, to give it all we have, to satisfy our own convictions, is called mediocrity .simply put ,mediocrity is leaving below our known,  true potentials.

It is accepting the norm, pleasing the status quo, and doing what we can get by with. Therfore to maximize is to express, expose, experience, and excute all the hidden , God-given abilities, talent, gift ,and potential through God’s vision breeted in our souls to fulfill His purpose for our lives on Earth.

How tragic that most of the nearly 6 billion people on this planet will settle for an average life limited only by their unwillingness to extend themselves to the summit of their own selves .Anything less than maximum is mediocrity.

In other words, mediocrity may be defined as the region of our lives bounded on the North by compromise ,on the south by indecision, on the east bypass thinking, and on the west  by a lack of vision.

Medoxrity is the spirit of the average, the anthem of the norm, and the heartbeat of the ordinary.medocrity is so common and and pervasive that those who are labelled as geniusor exceptional have to do only a little extra .

Remember, we were created to be above average,  unnormal, and extra-ordinary. God never intended for success in our lives to be measured by the opinion of others or the standard set by the  society in which we live.

In fact the scriptures instruct us not to conform any longer to the pattern( standards) of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans12-2a). 

To maximize our selves,we will find it necessary to declare independence from the world of the norm and to resist the gravity of the average in order to enjoy the outer limits of the new frontiers of our abilities .why do so many  of us settle for mediocrity ?the answer is found in what I call the causes of comparison.


Shalom…

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