BREADTH OF MIND -STRATEGIC THINKING (Part 3)

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By: Gift Tanteda Tarupiwa

Since king Solomon, the wisest man to ever grace this planet came to a considerable discovery that every person’s life conforms to match the quality of their imaginations, I became so curious to dig out some hearty knowledge about how one can strategically use their mind to dampen some irrevocable flaws and weaknesses.

Did you know that the solution to every seemingly bewildering situation lies in the very victim’s mind???

Once again let me use a biblical story to support my point.

Luke 19:1-6
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

In this case we got a man by the name Zacchaeus, who after learning of the renowned JESUS’ transition through Jericho, became greatly zealous to at least have a glimpse of how he was really like.
Nevertheless things did not turn out in his favour since he was exceptionally short in stature and there was a great multitude flocked around JESUS that deprived him of the chance.

Well to that end, he rushed ahead along the road that JESUS was going to pass through, climbed into a tree and waited there.

When JESUS arrived at the place where the tree was situated, he noticed him and ordered that he should to come down as he was determined to spend some ample time with him at his house.

Am quite certain Zacchaeus could somehow hardly believe it as JESUS who apparently had no intentions to stop by had now volunteered to give him his precious time by gracing his house

Now these are some most important things to take note of here:

•When the whole story began, all odds were strongly against Zacchaeus’ quest to see JESUS yet because of his strategic thinking, not only did he succeed in his endeavour but also had a singular privilege to see him from a different view, beyond the multitude’s reach as he managed to have a look at HIM right from the tree.

•Instead of wasting a whole lot of energy and time in trying to sneak through the crowd and get close to where JESUS was, he simply came up with an intelligent idea that won him a chance to host JESUS, the creator of the universe, an opportunity which I do believe everybody amongst the multitude was earnestly craving for and would greatly appreciate.

•In as much as the environment around JESUS was not tributary to the attainment of his pursuit, a tree ahead along the way was strategically situated in a conducive place for him to position himself in the path of the earnestly sought-after answer to his prayer.

•Using his physical strength to accomplish his mission could have deprived him of a place for his name in the holy bible as he would’ve just gotten to merely see JESUS just like any other person around did without any outstanding recognition from JESUS.

•In as much as Zacchaeus couldn’t do anything to extend his height, he managed to extend his thinking sphere, which he then used to achieve his goal.

•Hosting JESUS at his house gave Zacchaeus room for some quality time of privacy with him.

Well this expository writing is a practical example enough to help someone understand how they can use their mind to come up with innovative strategies that will positively change their life despite the factual odds that may be opposing them.

Guess you were the more blessed!!!

 

3 Replies to “BREADTH OF MIND -STRATEGIC THINKING (Part 3)”

  1. I enjoyed your strategic outlook of that parable but is this series called “Breadth of Mind” for a reason or is this a typographical error referring to bread for the mind or breath of God on the mind? Please clarify.

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