Fame And Fortune Without Wisdom….

MJ, famous and still makes money, even in death

MJ, famous and still makes money, even in death

How long does Fame and fortune last ? Is it possible to tell in each individual’s case?

How would it be if a very rich guy or lady later becomes someone who is looked upon with pity, simply because he/she now finds it so hard to eat a good meal at home or in a choice restaurant, cannot give the family a good life any more, goes around town in cabs, wears poor quality clothes and generally lives a kind of live that is not known with those with fame and fortune? I guess for such people, it is better imagined than excperienced. But sadly, that is the story of so many of our one-time celebrities all over the world.

One thing I noticed about fame and fortune, and unarguably too, is that it is impossible for anyone to accurately predict how long they will keep the lucky guy/lady “company.”

I know many celebs today who are now part of history – fortune gone, fame gone. One bad thing about fame is that it usually sings “I belief I can fly” as soon as the fortune is gone. Such celebs are now simply like any other guy/lady in the society – unnoticed, no autographs, no attention, no special treatment and what have you.

Let’s take a peep at how the likely good old days were spent by such celebs – fleet of very expensive cars, partying, clubbing, squandering and wasteful spending, drugs, womanising and such other unproductive “investments.” They carried themselves like small gods and never honoured God for all His blessings. They refused to help anyone to grow and would rather spend unlimited amounts of cash for their friends at clubs. Giving to the society that gave them so much fame and fortune was not a priority on their list. Some never had such things on their list. Having productive investments to secure their future did not occur to them. To them, life must be enjoyed today and tomorrow will take care of itself. Does that make sense? Sadly, today, many are singing one of my favourites by R.Kelly : “if I can turn back the hands of time.” Sadly again, it is not possible !!!

They miss the glamour, attention, expensive life style, power and everything that goes with having too much money and being famous. It’s most likely that someone told them in the past to be wise, but they shunned the advice….

So, while it is still possible, let fame and fortune be handled with wisdom, because no one knows (I stand to be corrected) how soon or how long both will go with the sands of time…..just like countless others that you and I know about.

A word is enough for the wise !!!

Thanks for your time.

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Are You Tired Of Waiting On God ?

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Have you been waiting on God for something(s) for so long and you are about to quit waiting damning the consequences? Can you tell how close you are to your testimony? Can you tell how far-reaching the consequences of turning away from God would go? Don’t you think it is better to wait for God forever than to turn your back on Him, with the likely chain-tales of regrets?  “The Lord knows what time is best for us. If you are waiting for answered prayers or the fulfillment of one of His promises, do not give up. If you think He has forgotten you, think again. When the fullness of time is right for you, He will show up – and His brilliant timing will amaze you! (Joe Stowell)

Please do not be tired of waiting on God. Sincerely speaking, sometimes I feel like turning away too, after waiting for so long to get answers to my prayers, and then take the “fast lane.” But it is so hard to forget all the awesome things He has done for me in the past and even at the moment. Being alive is even enough reason to have hope.

My friend, I want to read your testimonies soon and NOT your “had I known” story. For me, it’s really scary to even think of what may become of me and my household if I suddenly give up on God. Hey! come on. So long as we are still alive and have made God our father, we will read each other’s testimonies very soon. Thus says the Lord: “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me”(Isaiah 49:5).

Please do not give up on God. Just hold on a little while…a little while…..you just never can tell how close you are to the “victory song”……. “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakuk 2:3)

I look forward to reading your testimonies, and sharing more of mine, with the world, in Jesus name, amen.

God bless you.

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