Monday, November 13, 2006

Be Determine!

Today morning, I read a forward e mail on “EXPECT GOD”S FAVOR” by Joel Osteen, Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, whose motto is "Discover the Champion in You."

The story goes like this, there is a couple who wanted to enroll their son in a particular private school, but his birthday fell four days after the cutoff date, necessitating a yearlong wait. They felt strongly that their child would do better by starting school with children his own age, so they called the school to see if they could make an exception.

“No way,” the registrar told them. “I’m sorry; that’s against the rules and we never make an exception. Your child will have to wait an­other year.”

The couple remained kind; they weren’t rude. They didn’t jump down the registrar’s throat or try to manipulate matters. They knew they had the favor of God, so they politely said, “That’s fine, but we would like to speak with your boss.”

And they reached from Vice principal to Principal, but they get the same reply, NO”

Determine that couple, said, “Fine. But we’d like to meet with your boss.”

The principal said, “I report directly to the superintendent. I’ll arrange a meeting for you.

The couple met with the superintendent of the private school and explained the situation. The man offered no comment. He didn’t say yes; he didn’t say no. He just listened.

When they finished presenting their case, he said. “I’m going to have to get back with you.” The cou­ple left that meeting still declaring God’s favor. They were expecting to get a good report, expecting things to turn around.

About a month after that conversation, they received a call from the school registrar, the first woman with whom they had spoken. She sounded perplexed as she said, “In the fifteen years I’ve been here, we have never done this before. We don’t even know why we’re doing it now, but we’re going to make an exception and allow your child to at­tend school this term.”

What happened with me was, “I wanted to go to Khadi Gram Udyog Bhavan with my friend to pick up some stuff;” I was aware of the fact , I won’t be able to try the card ,so went to the ATM for the money, by mistake I tried the wrong pin, and card got retained by the ATM machine.

I was without money, and my friend also didn’t have money as she forgotten to pick the wallet, I told her we will not go back, as now we are going to have a favor from GOD, the plan is we will convince the shopkeeper that we will shortlist the things and then we can send someone to pick up the stuff…

We both were visting the shop for the first time, we reached and started short listing the things, after short listing two things, I went to the shopkeeper and explained the situation. He agreed in the first shot... And I and my friend were looking at each other with a great smile….

This is the favor of God. The school administrators and the shopkeeper may not have known why they were doing it, but we do.

It’s because God’s favor surrounds us like a shield. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances look like in your life.

Regardless of how many people tell you that what you’re attempting can’t be done, if you’ll persevere, declaring the favor of God and staying in an attitude of faith, God will open doors for you and change circumstances on your behalf.

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