Friday, February 27, 2009

Learning for Growth

One of the speakers at the October Platform, Mr. ‘Demola Aladekomo made a very powerful statement i.e. ‘Start small, but grow fast.’ For him to say that, he knows that you can grow either fast or slow. He also knows the difference between people that grow fast and slow. In the wild it is not the strongest animal that survives, but the one that adapts to change the most. In line with this the person that starts small and grows fast, adapts to change. An individual who understands that his current smallness is because he does not know how to be big (not vice-versa) will learn and grow through the practise of what he learns.

This individual has understood that growth means fast-track learning and also implies that changes are going to be made. One thing about learning is that once there is new information that you need to learn, your spirit tries to communicate it to your mind. If your mind does not pick it or you are not listening you will start experiencing disturbances in your environment. Sometimes even your physical being, your muscle start getting tense. You may even find it difficult to sleep because the Bible says the spirit of a man sustains its body (Prov18:14). What happens is that it brings all these signals into your body and communicates certain information into your spirit, trying to tell you something about change that you only have to listen to in order to make the necessary adjustment.

That is why it is only the meek that can inherit the earth (Matt 5:5). There are changes that have to be made. This means the way in which you are doing things is not right it is time to adjust. This is the law of change. Once you learn (i.e. make the needed changes) the path of growth is assured and you will discover that the environment itself will seemingly propel you on the path to success..Pastor Poju Oyemade

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