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Stumbling Blocks and Springboards






An American man walked into a restaurant in London. As soon as he entered, he noticed an African man sitting in the corner.
So he walked over to the counter, removed his wallet and shouted, "Waiter! I am buying food for everyone in this restaurant, except that black African guy over there!"
So the waiter collected the money from the man and began serving free food to everyone in the restaurant, except the African.
However,instead of becoming upset, the African simply looked up at the American and
shouted, "Thank you!" That infuriated the man. So once again, the American took out his wallet and shouted, "Waiter! This time I am buying bottles of wine and additional food for everyone in this bar, except for that African sitting in the corner over there!" So the waiter collected the money from the man and began serving free food and wine to
everyone in the bar except the African.
When the waiter finished serving the food and drinks, once again, instead of becoming angry, the African simply smiled at the American man and shouted, "Thank you!"
That made the American man furious. So he leaned over on the counter and said to the
waiter, "What is wrong with that African man? I have bought food and drinks for everyone in this bar except him, but instead of becoming angry, he just sits there and smiles at me and shouts 'Thank you.' Is he
mad???"
The waiter smiled at the American and said, "No, he is not mad. He is the owner of this
restaurant.


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I read this story above and it motivated me to also share *Chinwe's story. 

My friend had worked in this law firm firm for about three years when things started to go awry. The Principal's wife met her for the first time at his birthday party which all the staff attended. After that she got uncomfortable and began to agitate to have my friend fired. Now my friend swears nothing inappropriate happened between the boss and her, says he had a girlfriend and she wasn't not the one. Still, the Mrs wasn't comfortable with her in the office and must have been giving Oga a lot of heat at home. You know what they say; happy wife, happy life. Oga terminated her employment; one man business tinz. 

But guess what, knowing that my friend did no wrong, he used his connect to get her a job in the legal department of one of the great multinationals in the country; she's earning more than twice her pay at the law firm, she has an official car, she gets to travel abroad on trainings and other events, the job is a big step up from the firm, the hours are less, work is more diverse yet less grueling, and it's a huge jump in her career.

Hehe. 


May the stumbling block put in your path be the springboard that would propel you into greater heights and dimensions. Amen. 

Do these stories remind you of a particular situation in your life or in the life of someone you know? please share. 

Comments

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    Thank you For this, I've taken it as prayer point!

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