Achieving greatness in adversity

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There was a young man in Kansas City who realised that he had the natural talent for cartooning. He sent many application letters to many media houses but none of them was willing to employ him.

Fortunately for him a church decided to employ him to run their adverts for them. He did not have a place to stay so he approached the Pastor with his predicament. The Pastor told him that the church had an abandoned one room building on the premises and was told to check if he will stay there.

He went to see the room and it was a mice infested room. He had no choice but to move in. The room became both his bedroom and studio with the mice as his roommates.

These mice inspired this young man and he developed the multibillion-dollar entertainment brand MICKY MOUSE and now the world-famous entertainment center called Disney land in California and Disney world in Florida.

The name of this young man is Walt Disney.


  1. Why should a Pastor employ a cartoonist?
  2. Why did the Pastor not fumigate the room for him and deduct it from the salary?
  3. Why did God make sure that the young man will not immediately have money to fumigate the room.

The answer is “God will use anything to trigger your exit from a Season and your entry into a new Season.”

Are you going through a challenge? Never say God why me? Rather ask God, “what do you want me to learn from this experience?” He makes all things work together for our good. He can even use what you call “pain and disappointment” to trigger your season of joy and gladness.

Life is a mixture of rainfall and sunshine, hard times and good times, pain and pleasure. No matter your situation, smile and pray always. Remember there is no cloud that can prevent the sun from shining.

You don’t grow in the good times; you grow in the tough times. Trouble prepares you for the next level. Pray, work hard and believe in God. A song writer puts it beautifully, “whatever my Lord, thou art told me to say, “it’s well”, it’s well with my soul.” I assure you and myself, no matter what we face, no matter what comes our way, no matter how we cry, one thing I know that is definite is that with God’s help, we will overcome. Our tomorrow must be greater than today.

Be inspired and stay blessed! Have a wonderful day!

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