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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
The world lost a great man yesterday. Nelson Mandela, the legendary South African anti-apartheid icon who after spending 27 years in prison led his country to democracy and became its first black president, has left us. South Africa is still a ravaged country, but Mandela was a symbol of hope. President Barack Obama stated in a news conference on Thursday, “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life…and like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set.” He changed the world and the world mourns him. We could write so much on this wonderful man, but for now let’s focus on some of the great lessons he taught us.
How to move on
As an ANC leader, Mandela used peaceful protestation methods against the government until 1961, when he launched a military wing called Spear of the Nation and a campaign of sabotage that included violent tactics. As a result he was arrested for treason charges and sentenced in 1964 to prison.
Mandela could have held so many grudges and really have never moved on after being imprisoned for 27 years. But he understood the importance of forgiveness and it gave him the ability to move on. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies,” he once said.
Bill Clinton said of his passing: “Nelson Mandela taught us so much about so many things. Perhaps the greatest lesson, especially for young people, is that, while bad things do happen to good people, we still have the freedom and responsibility to decide how to respond to injustice, cruelty and violence and how they will affect our spirits, hearts and minds.”
You can be a success at any point
There is such a pressure for young people today to be super successful by the age of 30. If they aren’t a CEO that has founded an amazing startup by their 26th birthday, they consider themselves to be career failures. If you are ever feeling like that, think of Nelson Mandela. The man spent a third of his life in prison. He didn’t really start making global headlines and accomplishing a lot until he was in his 70s.
Do not let your failures stop you
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again,” he famously said. Mandela was such a supporter of this school of thought and really showed us that failing can be our ultimate ally, not our foe. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall,” he said once. Learn from your failures. Analyze them and then figure out what to do next.
Education will get you everywhere. Take that coding class, make yourself read that book and find that mentor. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” he said.
Never ever settle
Mandela was clearly not meant to have an ordinary life. Yes, he would face a lot of challenges along the way, but he knew this was his path. Greatness is not supposed to be easy. “There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living,” Mandela said.
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Father, thank You for giving me power, love and a sound mind. I open my heart to You and receive Your perfect love. Fill me with Your confidence and assurance to embrace everything You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
When live knocks you so many times that you start becoming a lonelier and became a mystery to those that knew you…
That’s when you become your own catastrophe
God wants to empower and strengthen you to overcome every obstacle in this life. He wants to give you confidence, wisdom and boldness to pursue the dreams and desires in your heart. He wants to give you supernatural insight so that you can be a witness of His goodness. In scripture, Peter and John were supernaturally equipped. Everyone around them marveled at their boldness, at their ability. They knew Peter and John didn’t have any formal training. They knew there wasn’t anything special about them. This power and wisdom could have only come from one place—the presence of Jesus.
Friend, when you spend time with Jesus, people will see it. You’ll be energized by His anointing and equipped by His grace. That’s why it’s so important to take time every day to be in His presence. No matter where you are on this earth, His presence is only a prayer away. Scripture says He is near to all who call upon His name. It says that He inhabits the praises of His people. Make your relationship with Him your number one priority and be empowered by His presence each and every day!
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