Friday, 22 April 2016

LESSON OF THE WEEK: Three pieces of advice that will change your life

A very poor newly wedded young couple lived in a small farm. One day the husband
made the following proposal to his wife:
Honey, i will leave the house iwill travel faraway, get a job and work hard in order
to come back and give you the comfortable
life that you deserve.

I do not know how long i will stay away,
I only ask one thing, please wait for me, and while i am away, you should be faithful to me, because i will be faithful to you. His wife agreed.

So the young man left. He walked many days until he found a farmer who was in need of someone to help him. The young man offered his services. He was accepted. Therefore he discussed the terms with his boss:

Let me work for as long as i want and when i think i should go home, please relieve me of my duties. I do not want to receive my salary but rather i ask you to save it for me, until the day i decide to leave.
The day i decide to go, please give me the money and i will go my way.
They agreed on that. So, the young man worked for twenty years without holiday and without rest.

After twenty years, he came to his boss and said:
Boss, i want my money, because i am returning to my home. The boss replied: All right, after all, i made a deal with you and i will stick to it.

However, before you go i want to offer you something new:

I will give you all your money and send you away; or i will give you 3 pieces of advice and send you away.
If i give you money, you lose the 3 pieces of advice. If i give you the 3 pieces of advice, you lose the money.

Now, go to your room and think about your
answer. He thought for two days then he went to the boss and told him:
I want the 3 pieces of advice. The boss stressed again, if i give you the 3 pieces of advice, i will not give you the money, and the man replied:
I want the 3 pieces of advice the boss then told him:

No. 1:
Never take shortcuts in your life, shorter and unknown paths can cost your life.

No. 2:
Never be too curious, for curiosity towards evil can be deadly.

No. 3:
Never make decisions in moments of anger or pain, because when you repent, it could be too late.

After giving these 3 pieces of advice, the boss said to him:
Here, you have 3 loaves of bread, 2 are for you to eat during the journey and the last is for you to eat with your wife when you get home. So, the man went his way, after twenty years away from home and from his wife, whom  he loved so much.

After the first day of travel, he found a man who greeted him and asked:
Where are you going?
He replied:
To a distant place which is about 20 days away if i continue walking. The man said to him: Ol' boy, this path is too long! I know a shortcut that is very safe and you will arrive in 5 days only.
The man began to follow the path suggested until he remembered the first piece of

Then, he returned and followed the long path. Days later he learned that the shortcut led to an ambush.
After a few more days of travel, he found an Inn by the roadside, where he could rest. He paid for a room and after taking a bath he lay down to sleep. During the night he woke
up as he heard a terrifying scream. He rose to his feet and went to the door to check what happened. As he was opening the door, he remembered the second piece of advice.
Therefore he returned, lay down again and slept. At dawn, after breakfast, the owner of the lodging asked him if he had not heard the scream at night. He affirmed that he
heard. Then, the host said: Were you not curious to see what happened?
And he replied: No, i was not.

Then the host said:
You are the first guest to leave this inn alive. My neighbour is completely crazy.
He usually shouts at night to call someone’s
attention. When some of the guests come out, he kills them and buries their bodies in the backyard.
The man continued his long journey, eager to arrive soon.

After many days and nights walking, he was very tired, but he finally saw his house far away. It was night. He saw some light coming out of the window of his house and was able to see the silhouette of his wife. But he also saw that she was not alone. He came closer and saw there was a man with her. She softly caressed his hair.
When he saw that scene, his heart was filled with hatred and bitterness. He decided to rush at and kill them both mercilessly.

However, he took a deep breath and he remembered the third piece of advice. Then he stopped, reflected and decided to sleep outside that night. He slept in the midst of
the bushes, determined to make a decision the next day.

At dawn, he was calmer and thought:
I will not kill my wife and her lover. I am going back to my boss to ask him to take me back. But before i go, i want to tell my wife that i have always been faithful to her.
He went to the front door and knocked. When his wife opened the door and
recognized him, she cried and embraced him warmly.
He tried to push her away, but he was not able.

Then, with tears in his eyes he told her:
I was faithful to you but you betrayed me.
She was shocked, so she replied: How did i betray you? I have never betrayed you. I waited patiently for you for twenty good years.
Then he asked: How about the man that you
were caressing yesterday?

And she said:
That man is your son. When you left, i discovered i was pregnant. Today he is
twenty years old.
Hearing that, the man asked her forgiveness. He met and hugged his son then he told them all the things he had experienced while away.

Meanwhile, his wife prepared some coffee for them to eat together, the last bread given by his boss. After a prayer of thanksgiving, he broke the bread. When he looked at it, he found all his money inside. In fact, there was even more than the right payment for his twenty years of dedication and hard work.

Friends, our God is like this boss. When he asks us to make a sacrifice, he wants to give us more than what we give Him. He wants us to have His unique wisdom as well as the
material blessings.

Have a blessed weekend you all..



    I took my time to read all. For the first instance, I would not have even waited for the advice personally because I need my cash. 20 years of labour can never be rewarded with three pieces of advice.

    Why will a sensible person leave his family for 20years?

    I trust women of nowaday shall, 20days is even too much...

    such man need deliverance not advice. He need CCT to decide his faith.

    1. saheed likes money sha,no dulling
      end time thingz

  2. Wow. This brought tears to my eyes. Awesome but it's easier said than done lol.

    Chapter one is out! Read, comment and share with friends.

    Lagos, Nigeria.

    Pamilerin swirled in the big chair he occupied at the head of his round mahogany desk. He picked up the manuscript he had previously deserted and studied it again with bewilderment.

    In his two years as the Editor-in-Chief of Stills Publishing House, nothing had prepared him . Continue here

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    I enjoyed those lessons and the story but 20years without my 'fam'?
    I wonder if my body can hold that?

  5. Sister, why the long silence?

    Chapter two of wrong but right is out, don't miss it

    This was what she wanted, Sandra reminded herself as she scrubbed the plates in the sink. This was exactly her choice, so she had no place for complaint. Nobody had persuaded her to take this. Continue here:

  6. Long article though but is worth reading, I've learnt a lot here.

    You are all invited to let do the unthinkable

  7. Wow quite interesting and the lession are great.


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