Tuesday, October 28, 2008

You Create Your Own Destiny

By: Bo Sanchez

Let me tell you a story.

Three construction workers> were on top of their half-finished skyscraper.
Rrrrring!" the lunch bell sounded, and the three men
sat on a steel beam jutting out of the 56th floor
with their lunch boxes in hand.

The first guy opens his and groans in exasperation,
"Tuyo!" There is not a day that I don't get tuyo for
lunch!" He turns to his buddies and announces, "Mark
my words. If I still get tuyo tomorrow, I'm going to
throw myself from this building."

The second guy opens his lunch box and moans,
"Tinapa". Everyday, I get tinapa!" He looks at his
friends and declares, "Believe me when I say this.
If I get tinapa tomorrow, I'm going to jump and kill myself."

The third guy opens his lunch box and it was his
turn to despair. "Galunggong". All I get is
galunggong!" I'm telling you, if I still get
galunggong tomorrow, I'm going to jump from this building and die."

The next day, the lunch bell rings and all three men
are again seated on the 56th floor. The first guy
opens his lunch box and starts crying, "Tuyoooooo!"
And so he jumps and crashes on the ground.

The second guy opens his lunch box and wails loudly,
"Tinapaaaa!" And he also hurls himself off the
building and dies.

The third guy opens his lunch box and screams,
"Galunggonggggg!" And so he too jumps off the
building and splatters on the ground.

Days later, during the funeral of the three men! ,
their three wives embrace and weep together.
The first wife cries out, "I didn't know my husband
didn't like tuyo anymore! Why didn't he tell me? If
only he told me, I would have prepared something> else."

The second wife echoes her statement, "Yes! If only
I knew, I would have cooked something else, not tinapa!"

The third wife, between sobs, speaks up,
"I don't know why my husband killed himself."
The two wives look at her curiously.

"Why?"

She went on, "Because ... my husband prepares his
own lunch everyday..."

I love this crazy story because it presents a very
important truth: all of us prepare our own lunch.
If we don't like our jobs, if we don't like the state
of our relationships, if! we don't like what's
happening to our spiritual lives - we have no one to
blame but ourselves. Because God has given us free will.
He has given us the power to prepare our own> lunch.

If you want to earn more and be free from debt,
if> you're sick and tired of your bad habits, if we want
to put more joy in our marriages, if we want to grow
in our relationship with God - then go back to your
kitchen and prepare yourself another dish.
Because you design your own future. You create your own
destiny. Ask yourself what kind of future do you
want to have? What kind of life? What kind of> eternity?

You decide.

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