I happen to find myself in a world where men are assessed and addressed according to their results. Everybody wants to see what you are offering; what you are bringing to the table. If you went to high school in my days, especially in my part of the world, then you have a clue of the pressure I was in always to come out tops in class (though I do not always come out tops). Every time I go below a certain level of performance, I often get to face this question: “Do the other students who performed better than you have more heads than you do?” You know what I am talking about, don’t you?
Results are very important as they form the major defining moments of our lives. We address Barack Obama as the President of the United States of America because he was declared winner of the elections that brought him into power. Bill Gates can be referred to as one of the richest men in the world because his worth is public knowledge. Lionel Messi can be seen as the most prolific footballer in recent history because of the results he has been able to garner. The list goes on.
As much as I am interested in the results, I want to know how you got it. I appreciate the money you always give me, but no offence to your personality, can I also know how you made it? No doubt, I love the ambience and awesome atmosphere of your worship centre. But beyond that, how did you get to this point?
Do not get it twisted, I am by no means envious of your attainments. As a matter of fact, I admire and desire them. I want to know how you got there. If there was anything I learnt in Mathematics, it is to always show how I got my results. Interestingly, I get more marks for my steps than I get for my results.
Friends, if you must do great exploits and ground-breaking achievements, you must not only desire to see results, desire to know the process.
“But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you” 1 Cor. 12:31 (ASV).
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