Friday, May 6, 2016

Never Give up.....




THE TEAPOT "DON'T GIVE UP AND QUIT!"
 

One afternoon an elderly couple entered a lovely teashop. A busy waiter directed them with a wave of his hand to sit at a table in the far corner. Upon the table there was a beautiful teapot. Delicious looking scones, sandwiches and cookies surrounded the teapot. The man started to turn to go back to the counter to explain they didn't have enough money for such a feast when the teapot began to speak.

"Please sit down and do not be afraid. My master wishes you to be His guest. Take and eat whatever suits you while I tell you a story." Startled but curious, the couple sat down to listen to the teapot's story. You see there was a time when I was just an old, hard, gray lump of clay. I was very sad because I felt so useless. One day a master potter came along and picked me up. He began to pat, twist, turn and reshape me. It really hurt so I asked Him to please stop. But He simply looked at me with a kind smile and said, "Not Yet."

As the teapot spoke, it poured out tea for the couple into delicate cups that never emptied or grew cold. The teapot seemed to glow and light the dark corner like a lamp as it continued its story.

Next He put me on this wheel and He began to spin me around and around. I got so dizzy that I couldn't even see where I was going, and I began to feel ill. I begged him, "Please let me off!" And he replied, "Not yet."

The worst was yet to come, however, My master then put me into the oven. It was so incredibly hot that I cried and cried to be let out. But all He said was, "Not yet."

Finally, the oven door opened. He took me out and set me on a table. I thought, Whew! Thank goodness that is over! But then He began to paint me with this awful smelling stuff. I could hardly breathe when He put me back into the oven for a second time. It was even hotter than before! I thought I would die for sure. Just when I was ready to give up, He gently lifted me from the oven.

After a long rest, my master came by and picked me up. I could clearly see my reflection in His eyes and saw that I had been transformed. I was now beautiful. He told me that it was my reward for being so patient and strong. I asked Him how I could repay Him and His face lit up.

My LORD and Master then explained my purpose to me: "Pour out your story to everyone you meet. Don't be discouraged, if they don't hear or understand you. Keep your lid open a crack so I may fill you with my spirit where ever you may be. I will guide you all the rest of your days."

The teapot then seemed to glow even brighter as it finished sharing, "It is such an honor to serve my Master that I have been filled with joy ever since!"

The couple had tears in their eyes when the teapot finished its tale. They promised also to share his story with others and come often to visit. This delighted the teapot even more. He knew his Master would be pleased. The teapot was serving his purpose.
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God wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them the same help and comforts God has given us!
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We are predestined to be molded into the image of Almighty. Wow..!! That was His plan from the very beginning even before we showed up on planet earth.
 
Almighty wants to do something through you, so you have got to let him do something to you. Every time we come up a little bit higher a little bit of our flesh has to go down lower. He is the Potter and we are the clay. Let him mold us into his image. It hurts a heck of a lot, but in the end we will see it was for a purpose, and it is worth it!





 Never Give up...


बुझी हुई शमा फिर से जल जाएगी
 तूफान में हो कश्ती निकल जाएगी
हिम्मत हार, मेहनत करता चल.. 
 देख तेरी किस्मत फिर से बदल जाएगी
Once upon a time a father was very frustrated with his son because he did not seem very manly though he was already sixteen years old. The father went to see a Zen master and asked the master to help his son become a real man.
 
The master said: "I can help you; however, you will have to leave your son at my place for three months. For the whole period, you are not allowed to come to see him. I will assure your satisfaction after the
three months."
 
As promised, the father did not come back until three month later. The master arranged a karate match to show the father the training result.

When the competition was starting, the father found out that the opponent was a karate trainer.
 
The trainer certainly made sure that he was fully prepared to win before he started to attack. On the other side, the son fell on the floor as soon as he was attacked without any resistance. However, the boy did not surrender and got up immediately after he fell. It went on like this for no fewer than twenty times. His father was embarrassed and felt pain but dared not say anything.
 
The boy lost badly when the match was over. The master asked the father: "Don't you think your son was showing manliness?"
 
"I felt ashamed of him! After three months' training, what kind of result is this?! He is so weak and falls to the floor as soon as he is attacked. I don't think he is manly at all." The father was very
disappointed.
 
The master said: "I am sorry that you only look at the superficial forms of failure and success. Didn't you notice that your son had courage and bravery for standing up after his falls? It is a success if the standing-ups are more than falls, which is what a real man should possesses."
 
The father had a sudden enlightenment and thanked the master deeply, and then he took his son home.
 
Enlightenment from the Story:
We should not just focus on instant results when we do something. The experiences gained and the effort given are the most precious. If one's life is always smooth, he/she will not taste the final sweetness of success after many tries without giving up. The really important virtue
is to remember experiences and lessons from failures and bravely move forward to the road of success after planning a new.
 


ना बनाओ अपने सफ़र को किसी कश्ती का मोहताज..
 चलो कुछ इस शाने अंदाज से की तूफ़ान भी झुक जाये..


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