Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Young Thomas Edison came home one day with a sealed paper for his mother. He told her, "My teacher told me to give this sealed paper only to my mother." Thomas' mother read d note and her eyes filled with tears. Thomas asked his mother what was written therein, and she read aloud, "Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn't have enough good teachers for training him. Please teach him yourself."

And that's exactly what Thomas' mum did; she home-schooled her child with devotion and dedication. As d story goes, many years later after Thomas Edison's mother passed on, and he was now one of the world's greatest inventors, he found a folded paper among other family items. He opened the very same paper that had been handed to him to give to his mother and read the following message; "Your son is mentally ill. We won't let him come to school anymore."

At that moment, Edison realized what his mother had done for him so many years ago. He then wrote in his diary: "Thomas Alva Edison was a mentally ill child that, by a hero's mother,became the genius of the century"

There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18. Can u imagine what might have happened to Thomas Edison if his mother had read to him the reckless and hurtful words written by his foolish teacher? He might never have invented the light bulb or made his many other contributions to d society. Likewise, u must determine to TEAR OFF YOUR MIND EVERY REPORT, EVIDENCE, EVENT, CIRCUMSTANCE that is CONTRARY to what God has promised you. "Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commanded it not?" Lamentation 3:37.

Indeed, only God has the final say! Stay positive! Stay fighting! Stay ambitious! Stay strong! Stay focused! Refuse to be average! Don't get sidetracked by people who are not on your track! You will get there!

(Excerpt from June 26, 2016, Our Daily Manner)

By Adedeji Samson.

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