Friday 13 December 2013

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option left!!

The yuletide season is here again! I pray we all dwell in the goodness and mercies God has planned for us through out the year. If it had not been for God who was on our side, what would we have become? We thank Him for not allowing the enemy to make a mince meat of us. 

I'm here again... This story really inspired me just like the other stories I have shared on here. Please enjoy and share your comments. Thank you all for always commenting and a big teddy-bear hug to my new followers! I love you all very much!  

"A rich man had only one daughter. When the daughter was ready for marriage, the father sent news around town that all the eligible young men should come to compete in a test which would determine who was fit to marry his daughter.
On that day, all was set, all the able-bodied young men came out. Some came with paper and pen and others with cutlasses and swords.

The rich man took them to his swimming pool and addressed the men: “Any of you who can swim from one end of this swimming pool to the other would marry my daughter.

In addition, I‘ll give him 15million dollars, a car and a house so he and my daughter can start life well. I shall be waiting to meet my son-in-law at the other end. Good luck!”

As the young men, all very excited at the prospect of winning, started taking off their shirts, a helicopter came over the pool and dropped alligators and crocodiles into the pool. Immediately, all the men turned back and started wearing their shirts again. Disappointed, some of them said, ''That's crazy! lets see who would marry that girl, no one will'.

All of a sudden, they heard a splash in the pool. Everybody watched in amazement as one gentleman struggled his way across, avoiding the snakes and crocodiles.
Finally, he made it to the other side. The rich man could not believe it. He asked the young man to name anything he wanted but the man was still panting uncontrollably.
Finally, he got back to his senses and made a request saying, ''SHOW ME THE PERSON WHO PUSHED ME INSIDE THIS POOL!''

Moral: You don’t know what you are capable of doing, until you are PUSHED!!.

You can still make the most out of the rest of the YEAR. Sometimes it takes going through the bad moments to bring out the BEST in us.
Trials are raw materials for Triumphant Testimonies...The push might take different dimensions: some people needed to be sacked before realizing their potentials and reaching their goals in life." 
You enjoyed it didn't you? and you've been inspired, yes? same way I was...

My prayer is that, you and I will be pushed by GOD into greater heights. It's also my prayer that we will be pushed into that dream, that career that job offer, that business that we are too scared to try or venture into promptly! 

Peace... I'm out!


  1. True, he had no option other than to swim to save his life (I'm sure even he didn't know he could do what he did).
    Thanks for sharing Priscy. I'm so walking away with the moral (and applying to my life :D)

  2. Yes sometimes we need failure in order to discover the height we can reach if not for our fears. Am very inspired by this story. Enjoy the yuletide season Priscy.
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  3. hmmmm. Nice post, P...a big amen to your prayers.

    Thanks for sharing and wishing you a very merry season too.

  4. Hi Priscy,
    haven't been over to your blog for ages, really felt like coming over today to see how you are doing. This is such an encouraging post to me as I am going through a big trial at the moment. I believe the Lord has revealed to me that He will heal me from something I have had for twenty five years, His grace being sufficient for me up to now. Ever since this revelation I have felt like a Job situation has come upon me, especially through the muscles and joints in my legs and arms making it difficult to walk. This only happened after He confirmed to me that He would heal me. He has confirmed to me that there are spiritual enemies causing it that will be dealt with if I trust Him, and your post was just what I needed today for encouragement, and I totally agree with your words 'Trials are raw materials for Triumphant Testimonies.'
    God bless you Priscy, I can't see the crocs - only the other side of the pool.

  5. Such a lovely story and lesson to learn. Thanks for the prayers! I believe it and pray same for you.... Amen

  6. Haha at the man panting and asking to know who pushed him into the pool. Its so true. We never know the limit to our resilience.
    Thanks a lot for sharing. As always there's always a good perspective to be obtained from your blog everytime.

  7. The first time i heard this story ( a joke actually),i laughed really hard.Truly,you never know how strong you are till being strong is your only option.

  8. AMEN!

    You're very right.. You never really know how strong you are until that's the only option left xx

  9. Yea. The story is actually a popular joke, but I like how you brought out an inspiring message from it.

  10. Amen to God pushing me.
    We are truly stronger than what we think. Sometimes we just need a push!
    Seasons greetings priscy

  11. Absolutely amazing. This is the season for this reminder. my sister, and I pray for such a mighty push from the Lord into my breakthrough. Blessings~

  12. We all have hidden strengths, God don't make fools.

    Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and yours. May this season of love be the season that runs through you, your home, your family throughout the year.


  13. Also heard it as a joke like 9ajs-grt said, never saw the moral of the story. Beautiful!

  14. Compliments of the season ma'am.

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