If a wise man should wisely say ‘we all look but see differently’ and
and another wise man mounts on it saying ‘beauty lies in the eyes of
the beholder’ then it gets to my understanding that people may tell
you they see DOG when you claim to see GOD. It’s still because of
another wise law of nature that says ‘what you see depends on the
angle of view’. Now this clears my doubt about universal definition of
objects. Sometimes, people unconsciously give wrong definition to the
matters of life.
The bottle you say is meant for containing substances, I can decide to
use it as musical instrument, but the question is: ‘is that the reason
behind the existence of the bottle’?
‘What is it meant for’?
Remember! If you use the bottle as a container, it would serve the
purpose, and if you use choose to use it as a musical instrument,
people would exuberantly dance to it without them knowing that the
great beats come from an inappropriate source. Why this variability in
our thinking? ‘We all look but we see differently’
This brings my awareness to the fact that people have a universal definition for what is called
SUCCESS. If I may ask you, what is success? Remember that we all look
but see differently, but with what you see after looking, what do you
He had cars, I mean recent cars. He had houses, I mean recent
structures. He had honour, I mean reserved honour, but what made him
to blurt out with tears on his deathbed? He said ‘though I’m wealthy
and famous but I’m not fulfilled’ the nurses and other bystander
looked at one other with a confused countenance.
Is that the same countenance on your face right now? Are you confused
with what success depicts?
One may succeed but that doesn’t reflect fulfillment. Fulfillment is
called success but success is never a fulfillment. Fulfillment is the
achievement of your purpose of existence in life. A pass mark for the
assignment given by your creator.
What initiates the creation of anybody into this world is never to
increase the population of the world but to carry out a particular
assignment in the world. So let me use this medium to tell you that
you are on errand. Your true success is by getting the pass mark for
the assignment given by your creator.
Remember! People exuberantly dance to the beats without them knowing
that the great beats come from an inappropriate source. Listen up: I’m
not doubting your number of cars, houses, companies, jets,
universities and even more, but the question still remains:
‘Does that wealth come from an appropriate source’?
‘Does the wealth come in a way that your creator has demarcated for you’?
‘Does it come in a way that when your consciences smiles, God smiles back’?
‘Does it come in a way that if death should come right after reading
this, you would gladly welcome it and say not what that wealthy but
unfulfilled man said on his deathbed’?
‘Does it come in a way that all those cars, houses, jets are referred
to as bonus and never your priority but the fulfillment of God’s
‘Last but not the least, does it come in a way that God whispers to
your ear saying: you have seen and you have looked the way I expected
you to look’?
When a successful man is placed before the mirror, an earthly pass
mark is reflected. But when a fulfilled man is placed before the
mirror, reflections like true success and heavenly pass mark are
NOTE: Fulfillment is a success but success is never a fulfillment. Every
achievement outside fulfillment is not a true success.
BOTTOM LINE: Ask God to show you the divine definition of your
existence because that’s where your true success (fulfillment) lies.
– A.O.D. Oluwafemi