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Day 114: No One Is Disadvantaged



Eccl.9:11 (AMP) I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong, neither is bread to the wise nor riches to men of intelligence and understanding nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.

… people wouldn’t have to lose out in life, their limitations notwithstanding if they would only try…

Things are not always as they seem in life. Besides, looks can be very deceptive and distractive on the pathways to significance. Therefore, we would need more than meets our naked eyes to fulfil destiny.

Consider this true life account:

All the odds were against Zacchaeus. Being a man of little stature, he was obviously disadvantaged- paralyzed by circumstances beyond his control; and absolutely without any fault of his …

“If only my very short dad had married a much taller woman…” he often wished.

Moreover, for Zacchaeus, the fact that everyone around was much taller than he also meant that they were better equipped for life and more qualified for every good thing of life.

And that included THIS golden opportunity!

Judging from the number of ‘better privileged’ and ‘more fortunate’ people around, he definitely stood no chance at all in this contest and context.  Or how on earth could he ever catch even a glimpse of Jesus- let alone gain His audience amidst this mammoth crowd of much taaaaaaaaalllllllllllller people…?

Doubtlessly, he stood no chance at all!

However, as he contemplated on giving up and returning home, he had this nudge deep within to stay on. Something told him deep inside that …read more…


About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is an innovative Content Developer, Marketing Communications professional, Visual Storyteller, Writer and Freelance Editor with many years of cross-function experience across industries. She also help authors, organizations and professionals develop and project manage their book ideas from concept to post-production and distribution. When she's not working, she's busy listening to classical music whilst reading or writing another op-ed article, poem, or devotional. Reach her via📱 +234-9095200510 (WhatsApp only) or 📧 for features, or visit 🌍 for her freelance services.
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