Archimedes (287?BC– 212BC) was a Greek mathematician,inventor & philosopher who lived in Syracuse, Sicily. He discovered theprinciple of floatation which is also known as the Law of Hydrostatics. Historyhas it that he ran out naked from his bath into the streets, shouting “Eureka! I found it!” Why? Was he mad? No, he just made a discovery.
Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English scientist & philosopher,discovered – among other ground-breaking discoveries – the law of gravity. When an applefell on his head in his mother’s farm he began to question, “why?”
These twodiscoveries, “Was it serendipity?” I asked myself. Serendipity is defined as (1)the discovery of something fortunate; the accidental discovery of somethingpleasant, valuable, or useful. (2) A natural gift for making pleasant, valuableor useful discoveries by accident. Simply put, serendipity is the same thing as‘luck’!
However, theimportant issues of life [like marriage, career, finances etc] cannot be leftto serendipity. Questions demand answers.
It was when Jabez discovered his heritage (– Judah!) that his situationchanged for good (1 Chron. 4:9-10, 38; 5:2). He did not wait for a serendipitous discovery. It looks like he went ona deliberate search.
Nobody becomes acelebrity without making outstanding discoveries in their field. It’s aneternal law: HE THAT SEEKETH FINDETH!(Matt. 7:8; Luke 11:10; Prov. 8:17; Jer. 29:12-13)
It is a search thatproduces a discovery, and a discovery leads to a recovery. God has secrets (Job29:4, 5ff). These secrets make great on earth. They confer the honor of royaltyupon you. These divine secrets make for championship in life (Job 1:4; Deut.29:29; Prov. 25:2).
You must however, understandthat these mysteries of the kingdom of God are kept FOR us not FROM us! It isgiven to us to know! (Mark 4:11; Matt. 13:11; Luke 8:10; Rom. 16:25-26) Youhave the spirit of wisdom & revelation (Eph. 1:17-19). It is God’s pleasureto reveal hidden things to us (Prov. 25:2; Deut. 29:29; 1 Cor. 2:10).
This is what formed the crux of my thoughts in our Purpose ‘n’ LifeSeminar that held on Sunday, June 5, 2011 here in Abuja. I took my text from Luke 15:8-9, where Jesus gave three parables: TheLost Sheep, The Lost Coin & The Lost Son. I shared principles that will enable you make outstandingdiscoveries that will make you victorious in life.
Don’t wait till youlose something. Embark on a productive search today.
Here are some pictures from the event.
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