Welcome to a new working week. Today I want to share with you a story.

A man died and met the apostle Peter at the pearly gates. Realizing immediately this is an opportunity to ask the wise and knowledgeable Peter, the man inquired, “St. Peter, I have been interested in military history for many years. Tell me, ‘Who was the greatest general of all time?’”

Peter responded quickly, “Oh, that’s a simple question. It’s that man right over there.”

“You must be mistaken,” our man responded, now very perplexed. “I knew that man on earth and he was just a common labourer.”

“That’s right, my friend,” assured St. Peter. “He would have been the greatest general of all time, if he had been a general.”

You see, dear friend, “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: It might have been!” (John Greenleaf Whittier)

“He would have been the greatest general…if he had been a general.”

My charge to you today is simple: Do not die with your music still in you. Do not fertilize the grave. Be all, and do all God meant for you to be and do. It was this truth that Thomas A. Edison espoused when he said that “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.”

“Your life has the potential to fulfil your purpose. If you imprison that potential however, you rob your life of its purpose,” Dr. Myles Munroe said. You’ve got all it takes to reach the zenith of your dreams and life goals. The Second epistle of Peter says, “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” (1:3) Go for it! YOU WILL SUCCEED! (Excerpts from the book, DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE by Yomi Olufiade)


About Yomi Olufiade

My passion, dear friend, is to help you find, follow and fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Not only that, I also want to help you achieve tremendous success with your God-ideas and assignment through this medium via the life-changing truths of the Word of God. I’m sure you won’t remain the same again after interacting with me.

Posted on March 12, 2012, in Bible, Books & Reading, Choice, Desire, Destiny, Discovery, Dreams, Encouragement, Inspiration, Leadership, Mentoring, Mind, Ministry, Motivation, Personal Development, Purpose, Success and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. A great post for a Monday morning boost! Just wanted to let you know I shared this on the Do I Look Sick? Facebook page! Thank you for the encouraging words. 🙂

    • I’m in turn encouraged by you. I think it’s both ways. Thanks for the share. the Lord bless and increase you too. May we not miss His purpose for our lives. Cheers, ma’am!

  2. Thank You for the story this week, my prayer is that may The good God continue to strengthen you IJN.

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