50,000 Teachers

Have you ever seen the movie “Akeelah and the BeeHave you ever seen the movie “Akeelah and the Bee”? Well, I won’t recap the movie here. If you haven’t seen, you can google it to read the plot.⁣

My lesson this morning is from the life of this little girl who had a mentor she looked up to so much. He taught her everything she knew. In fact, it was he who awakened her interest in this endeavour. Then, just when she was on the final lap, he tells her he can no longer be there for her. She’s crushed and despondent. She feels it’s impossible to continue without him. Her mum goes to plead on her behalf, but the man’s mind is made up. She sees no light, until her mum tells her that if she would only look closely, she’ll find she has 50,000 teachers. After that, she realised she could employ everyone around her to help her on her journey – her friends, her siblings, the cleaner in the local restaurant – just about anybody could help her achieve her goal. She realised that beyond that one person who had been her source and support, there was help everywhere.⁣

Have you ever felt like you had the carpet drawn from under your feet?⁣

Maybe the person you depended on left or even died, maybe your source of funds dried up, you lost your job suddenly, or whatever your own situation was. ⁣

Just look around you, you’ll find 50,000 teachers, or 50,000 opportunities. You’re never left without an option, the resources you have are enough, you only need to find a way to use them. The truth is, if you don’t lose the one crutch that you have in life, you’ll never discover the depth in you, or the wealth around you.⁣

Open your eyes and you’ll find your 50,000 TEACHERS.⁣

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#motivationmonday Well, I won’t recap the movie here. If you haven’t seen, you can google it to read the plot.⁣

My lesson this morning is from the life of this little girl who had a mentor she looked up to so much. He taught her everything she knew. In fact, it was he who awakened her interest in this endeavour. Then, just when she was on the final lap, he tells her he can no longer be there for her. She’s crushed and despondent. She feels it’s impossible to continue without him. Her mum goes to plead on her behalf, but the man’s mind is made up. She sees no light, until her mum tells her that if she would only look closely, she’ll find she has 50,000 teachers. After that, she realised she could employ everyone around her to help her on her journey – her friends, her siblings, the cleaner in the local restaurant – just about anybody could help her achieve her goal. She realised that beyond that one person who had been her source and support, there was help everywhere.⁣

Have you ever felt like you had the carpet drawn from under your feet?⁣

Maybe the person you depended on left or even died, maybe your source of funds dried up, you lost your job suddenly, or whatever your own situation was. ⁣

Just look around you, you’ll find 50,000 teachers, or 50,000 opportunities. You’re never left without an option, the resources you have are enough, you only need to find a way to use them. The truth is, if you don’t lose the one crutch that you have in life, you’ll never discover the depth in you, or the wealth around you.⁣

Open your eyes and you’ll find your 50,000 TEACHERS.⁣

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